Game updates/2014-12-02

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December 2, 2014

Update 2 - December 2, 2014[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a client crash.
  • Fixed a server crash.
  • Fixed a bug in which PvP matches with the ready button enabled would start without all players being ready.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update – December 2, 2014[edit]

Living World: Seeds of Truth[edit]

The death of the Zephyrite Master of Peace and Caithe's hasty exit with Glint's egg have left more questions than answers. Why did Caithe take the egg? And, more importantly, how do you catch a thief?


After completing Seeds of Truth, showcase your tactical mastery as a hero of Tyria by completing challenging, episode-related achievements.


New Features and Content[edit]


  • Team and Solo Arena have been merged into Ranked Arena.
    • A party of any size can queue, including solo players.
    • Player statistics from Team Arena and Solo Arena have been combined to create Ranked Arena stats.
    • Legacy Team and Solo Arena stats can be viewed in the PvP panel.
    • Rewards are unchanged.
  • Unranked Arena has been added.
    • A party of any size can queue, including solo players.
    • Rewards are now the same as Ranked Arena.
  • All maps are available for play in Ranked Arena and Unranked Arena.
    • During the leaderboard test season, ranked play will have a limited set of maps.

Matchmaking and Leaderboards[edit]

  • Matchmaking will take into account other parameters in addition to matchmaking rating (MMR), such as largest group size and team composition.
  • Leaderboards will no longer use MMR as a basis. Instead, players will earn ladder points based on the quality of the matches they participate in.

Match Accept[edit]

  • Ranked Arena and Unranked Arena matches will now prompt players to accept the match before it can start.
  • The client will flash and play an alert sound when matches are ready.
  • Declining or failing to accept a match prompt within the time limit will cause players to accumulate dishonor and be prevented from queuing for a short period of time.

Map Selection[edit]

  • Players can now vote for the map they would like to play after accepting a match prompt.
  • The list of selectable maps is randomly generated.
  • The final map is picked via weighted roll. The more a map is picked by players, the higher the chance that map will be chosen.


  • Declining or not accepting a match prompt for Ranked Arena or Unranked Arena will result in dishonor and a timeout.
  • Disconnecting at any time during a running Ranked Arena or Unranked Arena game will result in dishonor and a timeout.
    • Players must continue playing the game on reconnect.
  • When dishonor is given, an immediate timeout is also applied. During a timeout, Ranked Arena and Unranked Arena are unavailable.
  • Timeout duration increases as dishonor accumulates on an account.


  • Rosters have been removed. Players will now queue with their party.
  • Banker, trading post, and laurel vendor NPCs have been added to the Heart of the Mists.

Balance, Bug-fixing, Polish[edit]


  • Megaserver: Joining a party member while playing on a map in which your guild has an active mission with an ongoing reservation in place will no longer silently fail.


Structured Player vs. Player[edit]

  • The PvP panel stats tab has been reskinned.
  • Scoreboard UI has been reskinned.
  • Ready Button UI has been reskinned.
  • Autobalance UI has been reskinned.

World vs. World[edit]

  • Fixed an issue that prevented player pets from attacking gates in Edge of the Mists.
  • Reduced the radius of the Siege Disabler trick from 450 to 300.
  • Increased the skill recharge of the Siege Disabler from 5 seconds to 45 seconds.
  • Decreased the duration of the Siege Disabler trick from 45 seconds to 35 seconds. The duration on Siege Golems remains unchanged.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

Mail Carrier Customization in the Wardrobe[edit]

  • Mail carriers have been added to the Equipment section of the Hero panel for accounts with a character higher than level 71.
  • Once unlocked, players can select the default mail carrier for every character on their account to receive mail from the game or send their mail to other players.
  • When sending mail, a one-time mail carrier can be selected from the Compose mail dialog, affecting only the current mail being sent.
  • The currently selected mail carrier and additional options can be previewed in the Hero panel.
  • A new Griffon Mail Carrier is available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 500 gems.


Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • This update included several UI changes
    • The simple check buttons to accept or reject party invitations were replaced by rectangular buttons matching the rest of the interface, containing both icons and text.
    • The logout confirmation panel was completely changed, and now has a gray background instead blue.
    • Changes in the inventory panel:
      • When activating a salvage kit, now all items that cannot be salvaged will be colorized red, replacing the previous blue highlight of items that were salvageable. Unlike the previous highlight, this red highlight will not disappear after the first salvaging action.
      • The inventory now highlights new items. Every new item that is placed into the inventory or any existing stack of items that is increased will be highlighted until the item or stack is clicked or the inventory is closed after the item or stack was visible. This can be enabled or disabled in the inventory options.
    • Completed achievements don't show their Achievement Points reward in achievement lists anymore.
  • Copper, Silver and Gold gathering nodes in Hunter's Hearth have been moved.
  • PvP achievement related to tournament (Champion professions, Professional Assassin, Champion Brawler) now depend on Ranked Arena
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