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Initial post: Dec 11, 2012 11:52:30 AM PST
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Guild Wars 2′s Wintersday event also brings World vs World changes

Phil Savage at 02:37pm December 11 2012

Christmas isn't just a time for goodwill to all men, obsene alcohol consumption and for a present providing Asura to prance about Lion's Arch. `Tis also the season for kicking the snot out of rival server dwellers.

Along with Guild Wars 2′s Wintersday event, ArenaNet will be tweaking the game's WvW battles; a process which they've detailed on their forums.

Changes include the game now treating disconnects as instant kills. Death penalties will be applied, and any opponent they were fighting will be credited with XP and loot as per a regular kill.

Walls and gates have also been overhauled, and can no longer be instantly rebuilt when destroyed. Instead they must first reach 10% health, with attackers still able to damage the incoming structures before they hit that mark.

Finally, events will be added. According to their designer, Matt Witter, "Break Out Events are special WvW events that will happen when a team has lost control of all defensive structures, not counting supply camps. An NPC commander will appear in the team's start area and an event will start that prompts players to gather around."

"Once enough players are in the commander's presence he will summon his trusty dolyak to give all allies in the area full supply. He will then lead the charge to the nearby objective and give players protection and assist with building siege to assault the objective with."

"Those benefits, along with a defensive boon that he applies to all nearby allies, makes the attacking players a force to be reckoned with. Defenders will have their work cut out for them, as once the gate or wall piece is destroyed the commander will move to the tower lord inside and attack anyone in his path."

These tweaks will eventually be followed up with a larger round of changes, due in February.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2012 11:53:45 AM PST
That sounds awesome!

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 12:33:40 PM PST
Can't wait for the daily events! Planning on logging in every night for a short while from 12/15 to 12/20 to get all the stuffs.

Also recently found the Karka chest in a mail from ANet, apparently they thought I was participating in the event even though I logged on after it ended, so I got an exotic Drok's bow and my 20-slot Karka shell storage, very nice.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2012 12:35:37 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 11, 2012 12:36:09 PM PST
Nice!

I'm going to try for the titles again like I did with the Halloween events.

And there's also a new jumping puzzle. Yay! I'm going to try to complete it with my Mesmer.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 12:41:51 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2012 1:34:51 PM PST
WeaKeN says:
definitely looking forward to the puzzle. i'm prepared for 2+ hours of jumping and failing again

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 1:35:22 PM PST
I want to play this game so badly.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2012 1:43:42 PM PST
Heck, I have the game and I still don't really log in because there's too many other things that take my time.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 1:47:10 PM PST
Rockhardly says:
"Heck, I have the game and I still don't really log in because there's too many other things that take my time."

This.

I bought it, created some characters, played for a day or two, and haven't logged in since.

I HAVE gotten tons more phishing e-mails, etc. since signing up - I've heard they fixed whatever problem led to that, but that doesn't remove my e-mail address from all these other sites that got it. Oh well.

Just been more interested in other games more lately.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2012 3:02:00 PM PST
It helps if you know someone IRL to play it with. I play all the time with my former roommate and we're getting pretty good at forming combos. We're going through the entire map 100%-ing together. Such an addicting game.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2012 8:51:03 PM PST
Nice!

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 9:05:37 PM PST
So I've been playing other stuff (namely KoA) in last couple weeks, and I just logged in. The average price for 100 gems is now 1.8 gold? WTF?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 4:42:22 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 12, 2012 4:43:43 AM PST
Look at the dye prices....

Abyss was over 20 gold last night.

I'm sitting around 9g right now, trying to hold off to buy the Sorcerer's upper armor (it's just a bra, lol... 35g I think.) for my upcoming mesmer. I think I hit 22 or 23 last night.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 4:59:31 AM PST
klopas says:
I'll give these events another try!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 4:59:55 AM PST
I'm excited for the jumping puzzle the most I think, hehe.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 6:24:59 AM PST
I installed Guild Wars 2 on Saturday. I have yet to select any worlds or actually create a character. I just hope that I can get to it this week and see what all the fuss is about. Anyone know if Guild Wars 2 is Crossfire compatible?

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 7:13:49 AM PST
WeaKeN says:
Wintersday today dudes !

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 7:22:14 AM PST
Yup!

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 7:23:53 AM PST
WeaKeN says:
this is going to get me back into GW2. arenanet does it right when it comes to holiday events

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 7:30:00 AM PST
Absolutely. I always loved the GW1 events, and the Halloween one in GW2 was awesome as well.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 9:56:38 AM PST
Well, my friend now has his new uber PC built and Guild Wars 2 installed. Tonight, we shall log on and it appears not a moment too late. ^_^

I am thinking on being the really big human creature as a Thief. He is gonna be an Asura Mage I think. Can't wait to see how this turns out.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 10:23:34 AM PST
Nice! Enjoy!

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 2:19:00 PM PST
WeaKeN says:
so when is wintersday starting??

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 3:08:14 PM PST
Should be today.
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