Guild Wars 2’s next episode, Long Live the Lich, launches June 26 – here’s the trailer (finally!)

Who had June 26th for Guild Wars 2’s next big thing? Oh, everyone? Because we had gobs of time to speculate in the delay deadzone? Right right.

Yes, ArenaNet just announced that episode 3 of season 4, dubbed Long Live the Lich, will finally, finally roll out next week on June 26th. If you know even a little bit about Path of Fire, you really don’t need me to tell you which lich we’re talkin’ about here.

If you do need me to tell you, I’m still not gonna. It probably means you’ve not played the expansion, in which case, the big ol’ sale ANet just dropped is right up your alley; the game is half off right now.

Trailer incoming! It’s promising a new legendary warhorn, the Domain of Kourna map, a new roller beetle mount, and the new Deepstone fractal.

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Bryan Turner

Can some one clarify what Rubi does at ANet, I was under the impression she fills the same role as Chris Hardwick at AMC for his Talking show? I just got blasted by a forum mod for suggestion that of course she would be enthusiastic for the new trailer and release because she’s paid to be enthusiastic, she’s there to interview people like Chris on talking while drum up enthusiasm among the fans.

I was told ” Posts created to cause unrest with unfounded claims—such as “conspiracy theories” and non-factual suggestions or accusations—are not allowed on the Guild Wars 2 forums. Please review the Forums Code of Conduct for posting guidelines.”

are you seriously f-ing kidding me?

here’s my exact quote

“To be fair Rubi gets really excited by everything, that’s kind of her thing and that’s why she has her job (sort or a prerequisite).”

which was a reply to the following comment originally.

“Thinking like this is why people will wind up disappointed. Then again someone mentioned Rubi seemed really excited about this episode for some reason but Rubi seems pretty excited usually anyway. Lol Hoping for the best. Honestly, I would just be excited with some guild content or new decorations but I’m not holding my breath. Getting a Joko statue at least seems like it would be necessary for this episode.”

Those Moderators create a really smothering environment in the GW2 Forums, it’s always 5907 that targets me as well.

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Bryan Turner

I sure hope the mount skin packs are backwards compatible or I don’t see my self using this new mount much.

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Greaterdivinity

Awww, could have saved an extra 5er, oh well.

Still enjoying PoF quite a bit. Very much lost with the story since I’ve forgotten far more of the base game/HoT than I remember and I’ve minimal interest in re-upping myself (skipped through that Mists bit that seemed to largely be a HoT story recap?), but I’m enjoying it quite a bit. Zones definitely feel a lot better and more approachable, even with needing to still unlock stuff to get some goodies. Will actually likely clear out all the zones after I get through the story, most likely.

Actually been staying up late to play for the first time in…like forever for GW2, and quite a while for any game in general. Damn the mounts are a lot more interesting than I thought and Firebrand is just stupid fun to play. Turned my ultra-gimpy build into a slightly less gimpy, totally retooled/geared build that seems to have given me a huge damage and survivability boost. Probably still trash, but infinitely less trash than my build used to be!

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Bryan Turner

What are you using? What gear/traits/utilities/weapons?

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Greaterdivinity

Uh… more or less this build – https://metabattle.com/wiki/Build:Firebrand_-_Burning_Tome

But with some changes (running the healing/attackspeed/dmg mantras, the passive healing ult, and shelter for healing ability). Likely have a few other tweaks in there.

As for gear, largely moved to Shaman for condi/healing/vit stacking, and apparently have dolyak or whatever runes in my gear for the bonus.

It’s definitely wwwwwaaaaaaayyyyyyyy more damage than my old total non-build (though I do miss my greatsword sometimes) and also a pretty huge boost to survivability. It’s getting me through the campaign just fine and seems to work well for open world group events so far, though I need to spend more time doing those.

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The new mount looks cool, will we see the comeback of roller beetle racing? That was fun in GW1.

It’s used to destroy walls though? Seems weird, and oddly specific. Can’t imagine that being too useful in other places.

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Denice J. Cook

That laugh….it reminds me of the Lich King. ;) Just sayin’.

*ducks*

Looks cool, though. Long live ArenaNet! It’s nice to see they’re even tweaking GW1; it’s even nicer to see that NCSoft isn’t shutting it down. I can’t decide whether that’s because they’ve always had a contract provision that prevents it, or if NCSoft has finally learned something after closing down CoX, Tabula Rasa and so many other MMOs.

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Matthäus Wey

The new mount looks awesome but besides that? Idk… the new Map looks just like the others we got so far which makes me a little sad since it took so much time for what exactly ( and don’t say the mount <_<)

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abyssalstar

Kourna is in Elona, so naturally the terrain is going to be similar to the other PoF maps.

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Matthäus Wey

I totally get that and I also understand that they have to recycle all the assets over and over again (because the designer probably work on the next expansion-stuff) but it would be great to have a bit of fresh air in there. It doesn’t look bad or anything but it seems somewhat uninspired IMO.

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Dragon Whimsy

To be fair they purposely never show much of the new maps in these trailers.

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Toy Clown

Not going to lie, that roller beetle looks awesome! I might have to revisit GW2.

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abyssalstar

You should. The game is enjoy a huge player boom right now (thanks Bless!), and the expansions just went on sale for 50% off.

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Toy Clown

I’m all up to date! Logged in this morning to make sure I had all the patches. I’ll dip my toes in after work tonight.

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Titi Macel

In 2015 we were promised 6 raid wings / year, in 2017 it was faster raid release. Is the half of 2018 and we still don’t know when the next raid release is, nice meme anet.

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kalamari_

no, you werent promised anything. she said they aim for 6 releases per year. not that they will release 6 raids a year.

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Dragon Whimsy

She didn’t even say “aim”. She said she thought they could maybe do that. But the thing is even if they did release 6 wings a year most of GW2’s player base would revolt at so many resources being spent on that game mode.

When she said that at Twitch Con it was also the first time she had ever been interacting with the fans as a team leader. She was showing confidence in her team and being enthusiastic for their work rather than giving a road map.

It was more along the lines of: “I can imagine us being able to do that if the fans really take to this and we’re given the resources.”

But GW2 is not and has never been a raider’s game. It is an open world and story game that has some fun side activities in addition to that. Always has been. Always will be. The idea of 6 raid wings a year was always super optimistic and unrealistic and it should have been obvious at the time to anyone who understood GW2’s fan base.

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Bryan Turner

They fell really short of that mark, that’s like me promising my wife when I was a raging alcoholic that I would aim to cut down drinking to not drinking at all only to fall abysmally short of that goal until I went to rehab.

In my defense though I technically didn’t promise I’d stop I just said I’d try at that time.

After a slight delay though I entered rehab and gained better tools to help me keep up on sobriety.

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abyssalstar

Kourna! Legendary warhorn! New fractal! NEW MOUNT! YAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!

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Darasimi Makinde

Yeeeeess :D