Game updates/2014-11-04

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Update 2 – November 4, 2014[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

  • Fixed a server crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update – November 4, 2014[edit]

Living World: Echoes of the Past[edit]

As the Pact prepares for the war against Mordremoth, heroes unite in a mysterious land to hold the line against the Elder Dragon's encroaching forces. But as secrets are revealed, will Tyrians find hope, or only come to understand that the road to war is paved with points of no return?

Official Guild Wars 2 Forum > Game Update Notes

Achievements[edit]

After completing Echoes of the Past, showcase your tactical mastery as a hero of Tyria by completing challenging, episode-related achievements.

Rewards[edit]

  • The new Carapace and Luminescent armor sets are now available, with distinct looks for light, medium, and heavy professions.
    • Beginning with the six shoulder pieces in Echoes of the Past, the full sets will become available over the rest of the season, for a total of 36 new skins to unlock.
    • By completing the story and playing in the open world, players can earn pieces of Carapace armor.
    • Prove your mastery of the area by completing item collections to upgrade your Carapace armor to Luminescent armor.
  • Completing events in the Silverwastes rewards you with bandit crests that can be traded for a variety of rewards, including:
    • Recipes to craft components for the new Sinister stat combo (condition damage, power, and precision).
    • An Endless Dust Mite Tonic.
    • The Bandit Combat Journal, used to unlock the Bandit Weapons Specialist collection.
    • Bandit Skeleton Keys, used to open Lost Bandit Chests buried throughout the area.
    • And more!
  • Search throughout the Silverwastes for Lost Bandit Chests.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

Improvements[edit]

Balance, Bug-fixing, Polish[edit]

General[edit]

Profession Skills[edit]

Elementalist[edit]
  • Glyph of Elementals.png
     Glyph of Elementals: Toggle abilities for this skill are now instant. Skill facts of toggle abilities will no longer appear on this skill.
  • Glyph of Lesser Elementals.png
     Glyph of Lesser Elementals: Toggle abilities for this skill are now instant. Skill facts of toggle abilities will no longer appear on this skill.
Engineer[edit]
  • Magnetic Shield (engineer skill).png
     Magnetic Shield: This skill can now be used while moving and will no longer root the engineer in place.
  • Slick Shoes.png
     Slick Shoes: Reduced the cooldown of this skill from 60 seconds to 45 seconds.
  • Super Speed.png
     Superspeed: Reduced the cooldown of this skill from 45 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Toss Elixir H.png
     Toss Elixir H: Fixed an issue in which boons given by this skill had the wrong durations when traited with Potent Elixirs. Also fixed the incorrect skill facts that appeared when traited with Potent Elixirs.
  • Toss Elixir C.png
     Toss Elixir C: Fixed an issue in which boons given by this skill had the wrong durations when traited with Potent Elixirs.
Guardian[edit]
Mesmer[edit]
Necromancer[edit]
  • Death Shroud.png
     Death Shroud: Reverted a change that caused this effect to incorrectly cancel abilities (such as stomping) when the necromancer's death shroud runs out.
  • Necrotic Grasp.png
     Necrotic Grasp: Increased the velocity of this projectile by 50%.
  • Life Siphon.png
     Life Siphon: Increased this skill's base healing by 25%, and increased the scaling with healing power by 75%. Fixed a bug in which this skill increased by 25% instead of 20% when traited with Bloodthirst.
Ranger[edit]
  • Point Blank Shot.png
     Point Blank Shot: Added a warm-up to this skill and changed the projectile to help differentiate it from other ranger longbow abilities.
Thief[edit]
  • Reduced the recharge of venom abilities from 45 seconds to 40 seconds.
Warrior[edit]
  • Crushing Blow.png
     Crushing Blow: Increased the number of vulnerability applications that this skill applies from 4 to 10.
  • Tremor.png
     Tremor: Increased the velocity of this skill by 12%.
World vs. World[edit]
  • All siege weapon sites now display names with their build prompts.
  • Reduced the overall size of arrow cart and ballista build sites.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • The current online status set in the Contacts panel is now saved between login sessions.
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