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Big Changes Headed into WvW

Posted by Suzie Ford on May 21, 2015  | Comments

Big Changes Headed into WvW - Guild Wars 2 -

ArenaNet's Tyler Bearce has penned a new developer blog to talk about the big changes coming to Guild Wars 2 and the WvW system in Heart of Thorns.

To begin with, several significant changes will be implemented including:

  • Supply and / or cost reduction or elimination for upgrades
  • Smaller supply shipments
  • Tier upgrades automated and grouped
  • Two tiers for camps and three for objectives
  • Higher tiers take longer to upgrade
  • Sentries will slow down enemy caravans to make path control of strategic importance
There are also several changes incoming for WvW players as well:

These are the changes we’ve made to the WvW ability system:

  • We reduced the total number of ability ranks of Guard Killer & Defense Against Guards from 10 to 5.
  • The Applied Fortitude and Applied Strength effects have been removed.
  • Ability lines that increased percentages from 1% to 5% now increase percentages from 2% to 10%.
  • We reduced the total cost of specific siege weapon lines from 75 points to 60 points.
  • We reduced the total cost of the Supply Capacity line from 300 points to 145 points.
  • The Supply Master and Mercenary’s Bane lines remain at 15 points.
  • We normalized all ability progression tracks of five ranks per line to 35 points.
  • We normalized all ability progression tracks of four ranks per line to 15 points.
Read more on the Guild Wars 2 site.

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