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This page is a copy of recent updates published on the official forum. Any undocumented changes will be listed under "Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes".

Update - December 17, 2014

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a client crash.
  • Fixed a bug in which shard transfers failed or became stuck.
  • Fixed a bug preventing Sous-Chef Seimur Oxbone from appearing on maps at the right time.
  • Slight adjustments have been made to the Wintersday Gift reward tables in response to player feedback:
    • Cold Weather Conqueror's Selections no longer drop from gift bags, at any rarity.
    • Cold Weather Conqueror's kits and individual runes of all rarities still drop.
    • Previously collected Cold Weather Conqueror's Selections can now be sold to vendors.
    • Wintersday-themed transform tonics can now also be sold to vendors.
    • Wintersday-themed transform tonics can now be used as components in new Mystic Forge recipes.
  • PvP: Fixed a bug preventing players from unlocking a Wintersday Gift Tree when using the Gift of Magnanimity in the PvP lobby.
  • PvP: Players on winning teams will now receive a bye if they are victorious against a team on which one or more players disconnect during the match.
  • PvP: Players on losing teams with one or more desertions will now receive a forfeit.
  • PvP: Players' win totals will now include byes.
  • PvP: Players' loss totals will now include forfeits.
  • PvP: Matchmaking ratings are not adjusted if a match results in a bye or forfeit.
  • PvP: Ladder points are still adjusted for all wins, byes, losses, and forfeits.

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Update - December 17, 2014

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in which players could load into an instance of Toypocalypse that had already been completed.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from receiving daily fractal bonus-chest rewards.
  • Fixed a bug in which some players would not receive full rewards for completing Tixx's Infinirarium their first time this year. All players should now be eligible for a bonus reward for completing Tixx's Infinirarium in this release.

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Update 2 - December 16, 2014

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a client crash.
  • Fixed a server crash that occurred when players joined activities.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some players from trading in items to Sous-Chef Seimur Oxbone.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some back items and weapons from animating.

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Update – December 16, 2014

Festival: A Very Merry Wintersday

The nights may be growing longer and colder, but Divinity's Reach is merry with the warmth of the Wintersday spirit. Celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next in this traditional winter festival!

The Wondrous Workshop

  • Enter Toymaker Tixx's workshop inside his golem-shaped airship—Tixx's Infinirarium—to corral mischievous toys and set things to rights!

Wintersday Festivities

Warming Grawnk's Heart

  • It's your chance to save Wintersday! Grawnk has stolen ornaments from the children's orphanage in Divinity's Reach, and it's up to you to track them down! If you succeed in your mission, you'll be able to plant a beautiful Wintersday tree in your own home instance.

Wintersday Gift Tree

  • The latest trend in Tyrian holiday decor, these trees provide Wintersday gifts year-round and are attractive in any home, whether it's in the heart of the Black Citadel or the outskirts of Rata Sum. Receive yours by helping the orphans of Divinity's Reach find their lost ornaments. Also, the Star of Gratitude provides additional rewards for those of you with empyreal fragments to spare.

Toys and Treasures

New Features and Content

New Daily Achievement System

  • Achievements have been divided into 3 categories: PvE, WvW, and PvP.
  • The number of available achievements per day is based on the highest-level character on an account:
    • Levels 1–10: 1 achievement per category
    • Levels 11–30: 3 achievements per category
    • Levels 31–80: 4 achievements per category
  • Completing daily achievements now awards players with items and/or experience based on their corresponding content type, such as WvW daily achievements rewarding world experience.
  • Completing daily achievements no longer awards players with achievement points.
  • A new Daily Completionist achievement has been added and is earned by completing any combination of daily achievements from the three categories.
  • Completing the Daily Completionist achievement rewards players with 10 achievement points.
  • December will be the final month to include monthly achievements.
  • Existing daily and monthly achievement rewards have been rolled into the new log-in reward system.
  • For more information, please see this blog post.

New Log-in Reward System

  • The first time you log in each day, you'll receive a new item from the reward track.
  • Progress on the log-in reward track will reset only after claiming the 28th and final reward.
  • Players logged in after 4:00 p.m. PDT on December 15 will receive their first daily log-in reward chest after 4:00 p.m. PDT on December 16.
  • Players last logged out before 4:00 p.m. PDT on December 15 will receive their first daily log-in reward chest immediately after the update.
  • For more information, please see this blog post.

World vs. World

  • The World vs. World Sneak Attack event begins December 16. For the next month of World vs. World, the following rules will apply:
    • All player kills will award 1 point of world score. Using a finisher on a player while you have Borderlands Bloodlust will award 2 points.
    • The white crossed swords that appear when an objective is under attack have been removed from all objectives in World vs. World. Now a player must scout the objectives in order to see them being attacked.
    • All players will receive a Mist War Summons effect, which increases WXP gain by 15%, experience gain by 15%, and magic find by 50% while in WvW.

Structured Player vs. Player

  • The PvP Ladder test season begins December 16. For the next month of Player vs. Player, the following rules will apply:
    • Between the dates of December 16 and January 13, enter Ranked Arena during the ladder test season and compete for the top spots on the leaderboard to earn PvP-exclusive rewards.
    • At the end of the season, the top 250 players on the ladder in each region will each receive a PvP-exclusive Mini Llama.
    • The top 20 players in each region will receive a piece of the PvP-exclusive Glorious Hero's armor, available only through tournaments and special events.
    • The top five players from each region will receive an additional piece of Glorious Hero's armor.

Balance, Bug-fixing, Polish

General

  • The Contacts and LFG panel no longer resets continually when new entries are listed.

Items

  • Major Sigil of Leeching: Fixed a bug that occasionally caused this sigil to begin cooldown without triggering correctly.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store

New Items and Promotions

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes

  1. ^ http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/2phz72/psa_dry_top_and_silverwastes_vendors_now_can_use/

Update - December 4, 2014

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that occasionally caused the Lotus Harvesting Node unlock item to disappear without unlocking the harvesting node in players' home instances.
  • Text was updated for the World Tournament Series special event for all regions.

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Update - December 3, 2014

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in "Meeting the Asura" where the player could be forced into stealth after being discovered.
  • Fixed an issue in which players became locked out of their guild banks.
  • Fixed a server crash that occurred when players switched teams in ranked and unranked arenas.
  • Fixed a bug in which PvP profession records were getting cleared. This fix will cause Unranked Arena wins and losses to be reset. Each player’s Ranked Arena wins and losses will be recalculated from their Team Arena and Solo Arena stats when they log in. Players' achievements will be unaffected by this change.
  • Fixed a bug in which water splashes appeared on terrain in the Silverwastes.

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