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Personal Story Restoration Detailed

Posted by Suzie Ford on Mar 31, 2015  | Comments

Personal Story Restoration Detailed | Guild Wars 2 |

A few weeks ago, ArenaNet announced that it would be restoring the Guild Wars 2 Personal Story, most notably replacing the deactivated "My Greatest Fear" story. In addition, steps from Chapter 8 were moved to Chapter 7 which created an issue with players not being able to access some content and gave a feeling of discontinuity to the overall story arc.

To solve these issues, "My Greatest Fear" is being completely restored as originally released, with steps from Chapters 7 and 8 being reverted to their original order. The team will also be making small adjustments to the story complete with a bit of new voice over acting, camera moves, new assets etc.

Players can check their own story progress by accessing the Story Journal to see where they stand in the overall arc. Characters that have not yet finished "A Light in the Darkness" or "Forging the Pact" should not have any issues and will see the story as originally released.

Characters that have finished "Forging the Pact" and are in or past "The Battle for Fort Trinity" will not be able to see the restored arc.

  • If your character is currently playing “Against the Corruption,” “Cathedral of Silence,” “Romke’s Final Voyage,” or “The Source of Orr,” you must complete your story steps through the Source of Orr to begin chapter 8. If you do not complete “The Source of Orr” before the Personal Story restoration goes live, you will be advanced to “Victory or Death” upon completion of “The Source of Orr.” “Victory or Death” is the final Personal Story step (and you will miss out on most of chapter 8 with this character). This is due to these steps being moved back into chapter 8 and the successor steps being restored to their original state.

The ArenaNet team has put together a great mini-FAQ about the Personal Story Restoration project that you can check out on the Guild Wars 2 site.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom