Guild Wars 2 tweaks class balance, adds buyable stools and resource contracts

    
19

Guild Wars 2’s promised mini-balance-patch has arrived on schedule, and it… sure is a pile of class tweaks. Even Reddit doesn’t know quite what to think of it all; it looks like nearly every class saw nerfs, particularly the Mesmer (right on time for Justin’s return to the game to play that class). But Guardians, Elementalists, Rangers, and Thieves are lamenting PvE nerfs as well. Whatever class you play, you should probably give the list a look, particularly since the exact nature of patch wasn’t given to players in advance to complain/argue about.

And before you wonder, no, the Sigil of Nullification living world armor issue wasn’t addressed in this patch.

Meanwhile, today’s cash-shop update comes with more than just the usual round of old items back up for sale. 400 gems will nab you your very own stool so you can plop a squat wherever you wanna. Dulfy’s got clips of how it all looks. And for a cool 1000 gems, you can pick up a Black Lion Expedition Contract, which reportedly allows players to collect resources, once per day, from one of the key living world farming maps, carried out as if it’s an expedition team you’re directing to do your harvesting for you.

View post on imgur.com

Source: Patch notes, cash-shop update
newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
Reader
Toy Clown

As a roleplayer, it really hits me in the gut when they charge for things like chairs. I remember when SW:TOR starting doing it and it was pretty upsetting to put such a requested feature behind a paywall. Then they added normal sitting a while later and I was irked I had spent money on different chair emotes.

I don’t like they’re charging to sits! :3

Reader
Loyal Patron
Patreon Donor
imayb1

They have a nice chair for an achievement award. Frankly, I think the stool is gross. No big deal- I won’t buy it! I was hoping for a fancy Halloween-themed chair but if this is it… well, nevermind.

Reader
Minimalistway

As i recently started playing the game, sitting down on a chair shows me my progress on an achievement where i should sit down on all kind of chairs, that made me happy for some reason, yeah i’m a fighter but i have time to test sitting on every kind of chair, killing monsters by the day, sitting on chairs by the night!

I read “buyable stool” in the title and i could not help it to laugh, sorry, i’m a 10 years old kid :-D

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Tandor

” 400 gems will nab you your very own stool so you can plop a squat wherever you wanna.”

Can we just be quite clear please exactly what kind of “stool” we’re talking about?

Reader
Grave Knight

A hard stool.

Reader
Leiloni

There was this comment too:

“sure is a pile of class tweaks”

Serrenity
Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Serrenity

I must be in the minority of people who can’t bring themselves to play GW2 after the spyware and the Price drama.

I’ve played off and on for years, but I’ve always played a Mesmer … but I think about playing now and I feel dirty.

But like I said, I must be in the minority on that.

Reader
Songs for Children

Yes, you are a minority.

Reader
Weilan

I don’t care about spyware and whatever, but I tried to play it for the gameplay itself and I just didn’t like it. It felt cheap, unoptimized and mediocre.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Patreon Donor
Loyal Patron
Avaera

Minority perhaps, but definitely not alone.

Reader
Frank White

And yet most of that minority is probably playing at least one game that’s done something just as bad, or worse, over the years.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Patreon Donor
Loyal Patron
Avaera

Potentially, doesn’t really affect decisions made relating to Arenanet though.

After the firing debacle, I can’t bring myself to log in within feeling complicit in something I really despise, rightly or wrongly. Can only speak for myself of course – but there just hasn’t been enough self-reflection from the company to make me think it was merely a lone aberration.

Reader
Riccardo Tavano

So…for you insulting a content creator, partner with Anet, with literally no reason is fine ?

Honestly I was kinda sad for Fries, but Price deserved that fire in ever last bit…and i’m one that often goes after the community for being always too whiney about everything.

What do they have to think about ? Nothing. It wasj ust a huge image loss for them if they didn’t act fast and firmly over something so “wrong”.

Reader
Riccardo Tavano

Oh, moreover it wasn’t the first time that she was fired for shit like that so…eh….”A wolf can change his coat but not his character”.
Anet was already way too much nice to hire such a “dangerous” character.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Patreon Donor
Loyal Patron
Avaera

Eh, I have a very different opinion. Quite the reverse actually. Which is okay… just goes to show that things aren’t always black and white!

Reader
psytic

I immediately bought gems and started playing again. Good riddance to Miss Price changing the goal posts and making the firing about something it wasnt to save face which apparently some people bought hook line and sinker

Reader
Arktouros

Amazingly awful story, shallow repeatable content and class balance for game modes I don’t even play affecting those I do play are usually what keep me out these days. Firing Price however got me to log in again on a semi regular basis however and hoping now that some story people are gone maybe I’ll see something different 6-12 months from now.

Reader
Brown Jenkin

Yeah, I’d guess so. I don’t even know what spyware or price drama you’re talking about… there’s always something to be dramatic about with the GW2 community though.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Darthbawl

Jumped right to the Guardian section and have not stopped crying since.