Yesterday, Guild Wars 2 kicked off a rather unusual event for the game: its World Boss Beatdown, which promised a “Bonus Box of Goods” from world boss takedowns. ArenaNet even said that “there’s a rare chance for these to contain especially shiny items like cosmetic infusions and invisible footwear.” (Yes, this game has a thing for bare feet.)bosses that count as “world bosses” for the purposes of this event, as well as the rewards themselves – apparently folks aren’t that happy about the booby prizes.
“Reading through your comments so far since the event has started, the main feedback that I’m seeing since the World Boss Rush started is that the box doesn’t feel rewarding, with most players calling out that they ‘only got a few mats,'” the studio’s Chris Cleary wrote on the game’s official forums. “I do want to point out that a Piece of Rare Unidentified Gear is a guaranteed drop unless you get a Rare/Super Rare drop. Going into this event we know that we have a lot we can improve on, and making repeatable rewards that feel rewarding is one of them. There are a number of designs internally to accomplish this, and getting rewards right is a critical part of making these events fun.”
In other Guild Wars 2 news, the final Requiem story is now live, this one focusing on Caithe. (Apparently some folks are having issues reading it. “We’re looking at the issue with progression of the Requiem story getting stuck right now,” the studio tweeted.)
— Guild Wars 2 (@GuildWars2) May 7, 2019
Looking forward to the next living story update more than the event? Check out the latest preview of the Skyscale mount from the team: