Guild Wars 2’s next living world episode, A Star To Guide Us, launches September 18 – here’s the trailer

    
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It’s a bit weird for this to be coming out on a not-Tuesday, but who cares, we’ll take it: ArenaNet just dropped the trailer for Guild Wars 2’s next living world episode. Season 4 Episode 4 is called A Star To Guide Us, and it launches next week. Spoilers if you’re not caught up!

“Hot on the heels of the events of Episode 3, Elona can finally begin rebuilding now that Palawa Joko is gone for good. However, the Commander and the combined forces of Tyria have to grapple with the grave danger Kralkatorrik, who players worked tirelessly to save from Balthazar’s wrath, still poses to the world.”

Expect the new Jahai Bluffs map (“a treacherous landscape branded by Kralkatorrik”), the new Mythwright Gambit raid (“in which players will enter the Mystic Forge and come face to face with the djinn Zommoro”), new upgradeable armor, the legendary scepter Xiuquatl, and Sun’s Refuge, a personal character instance teased earlier this summer that’s basically a throwback reference to Guild Wars Nightfall. Like previous episodes as they roll out, this one is freely playable for all owners of Path of Fire.

Source: Press release
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Roger Melly

I wonder if anyone is in the same boat as me . There are several mmo’s I have got my eye on that are in development that offer a more old school style of gaming or a world pvp experience but what was my main mmo Rift is in maintenance mode ( or at least in development hiatus ) and I have been looking for older games to fill the void , I tried Elder Scrolls but it is as easy questing as WoW is these days . I have ended up in GW2 and I am enjoying the story ( currently playing through Heart of Thorns ) and the difficulty level is more to my liking .

I think it’ll be something I will stay with for a while maybe it will see me through to the release of one of the other mmos I am interested in . If not I guess I will give Project Gorgon a try or maybe Vanilla WoW servers will be up by then . Things just seem very stagnant this year .

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Thomas

I wish ArenaNet would make the Living Story episodes a little less … painful … to play through. My daughter and I usually run through these episodes together, and even with two people, it’s a challenge to get through them.

I’d love to play through Living Story episodes multiple times for the sheer fun of the story, but mostly these episodes are about sheer survival, so I don’t enjoy them all that much, I have to admit, and I seldom if ever repeat them if I can avoid it.

They are expertly crafted, mind you; I give ArenaNet great credit for that. They are just too hard for general player content, in my opinion.

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kalamari_

have you ever changed your build/gear when you see that you cant survive the mission? there is a solution for every class and encounter. and you shouldnt have any problems whatsoever when you play in a team. these missions are not a challenge at all…

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Thomas

We’ll just have to agree to disagree about this, which is fine.

I think GW2 ought to offer varieties of difficulty (bronze, silver, and gold, for example) for these missions to accommodate different player levels.

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Roger Melly

I kind of like that they are challenging but maybe there could be difficulty adjustment system of instanced episodic content so people like yourself who want it to be easier are happy too .

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Thomas

I think this is a very good idea.

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psytic

Kind of wish they would go back to an LS 2 type format and just flesh out current zones with more content. I feel like were getting spread pretty thin with this formula of a new map every ls.

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J. B.

And don’t forget new dailies for each map.
There was a time when I did all available dailies.
Now with fractals, WvW, PvP, PvE and Map-dailies I do 3 for the 2g and ignore the rest. ^^

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Dragon Whimsy

I’m excited! This looks to be an Aurene centric episode and she’s my favorite character* even though she’s never said a word. But then I have raised her since she hatched from her egg and was watching over her egg before that.

I’m also excited for Sun’s Refuge and the upgradable armor set. Even the raid sounds interesting with us actually going IN to the Mystic Forge. That’s actually pretty cool.

*I’m actually torn between my favorite characters being Aurene or Taimi.

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Vorender

OK ok! I’ll log in and check it out. :)

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BalsBigBrother

I should probably finish season 3 at some point and at least make a start on 4.

At least these posts serve as a reminder to log in so I can stash them away for a rainy day, so thank you MOP for that o7.

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Makhiel

Branded Awakened? Don’t think I’ll be looking forward to that. On the other hand gimme new home instance and upgradable armor.

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Joseph Meyer

Love it!

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Yoshi Senpai

Same day as FFXIV’s patch isn’t it?

I shall check it out the following week!