Guild Wars 2 eyes new achievement track for onboarding newbies


ArenaNet appears to be continuing its attempts to make Guild Wars 2 palatable to new players – both in terms of content in the early levels and in guiding younger players to new things to do.

“We’re testing some improvements to the first steps adventurers take in the world of Tyria,” the studio posted last night. “Simple achievements are now available in the early levels to guide new players toward activities they might find interesting and award useful items and AP. If you’re a mentor and players are asking for help in the starting zone, lend a hand! The achievements are available to veteran players as well and can be found in your achievement panel.”

According to a second update, the studio didn’t meant to tell everyone quite so early, and we can expect it in the game on February 25th. This has not stopped the Reddit runaway train from speculating on what the studio is up to and why this is a good thing even for experienced players, who are hoping to take advantage of the new achievement point avenues, see more live bodies in old content, and benefit from slightly less clueless newbies when they do make it to endgame.

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