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Posted by: Mike O Brien

Mike O Brien

President -- ArenaNet

Hi all,

We’re currently putting the finishing touches on episode five. It’s an important episode and we’re taking the time to get it right. I wanted to let you know that this episode will release closer to the three-month side of our two-to-three-month cadence. We’ll make the formal announcement when everything’s locked down. In the meantime, just hang tight a little while longer.

Mo

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Posted by: ArchonWing.9480

ArchonWing.9480

Thanks for the heads up.

Aiming solely for the endgame is no less silly than renting a movie and skipping to the end.

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Posted by: lksaar.8065

lksaar.8065

currently busy with wvw anyways!

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Posted by: Captain Seyo.4285

Captain Seyo.4285

Well…IDK what is more important than killing 2 huge characters. Are we announcing the expansion!? Way to soon probably.

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Posted by: castlemanic.3198

castlemanic.3198

Thank you for taking the time to fully polish episode 5 as much as possible. I appreciate the greater concern with polish than speed.

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Posted by: Aeolus.3615

Aeolus.3615

currently busy with wvw anyways!

Are u on the ktrain side or the side where players run from tower to tower trying to avoid the ktrain?

1st April joke, when gw2 receives a “balance” update.

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Posted by: Ovalkvadratcylinder.9365

Ovalkvadratcylinder.9365

Death of Aurene confirmed

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Posted by: Randulf.7614

Randulf.7614

Cool, thanks for the heads up.

Go on, give a sneak peak tho. Just a little one…maybe even just an episode title ;D

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Posted by: Moonyeti.3296

Moonyeti.3296

I have been loving the quality and variety of LS3 so far. Taking the time to keep Ep 5 to the same standard of quality sounds good to me.

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Posted by: Aeolus.3615

Aeolus.3615

Death of Aurene confirmed

Theres still another growed up cub, 250+ years older, redudant dragon safety

who really cares about Aurene anyway… i wish i had that option^^

1st April joke, when gw2 receives a “balance” update.

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Posted by: Amiron.1067

Amiron.1067

I appreciate the head’s up, and I’m looking forward to what you guys and gals over in Seattle have cooking in the pot!

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Posted by: The one to Rule.2593

The one to Rule.2593

I bet the delay is because of them wanting to release the legendary armor with it and not actually the episode itself.

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Posted by: Jaxom.7310

Jaxom.7310

heads up is always good, considering pinging the community more often like this, its better than the silence

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Posted by: Inculpatus cedo.9234

Inculpatus cedo.9234

Thank you, Mike, for the communication. It’s always great to hear from you. =)

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Posted by: Jhoul.6923

Jhoul.6923

Awesome! tnks for the update. If it has the same quality as the ones before, it is going to be AMAZING!

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Posted by: TheOrlyFactor.8341

TheOrlyFactor.8341

Really hoping this next episode brings back Zojja since in the last episode we got Logan back. :o

Either way, thanks for the heads up.

Stating an opinion as an objective fact doesn’t magically change it into a fact.

No, I won’t stop talking or asking about Zojja until Anet does a PROPER update on her.

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Posted by: Maethor.2810

Maethor.2810

Thanks for the update!

~Signe Grimsdottir | Wynne Everheart | Magiere Massing~
The Archivist’s Sanctum [Lore]

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Posted by: Emtiarbi.3281

Emtiarbi.3281

We’re currently putting the finishing touches on episode five. It’s an important episode and we’re taking the time to get it right.

Expansion announcement?!

Anredhal Amethyst – Lain Amethyst – Orss Jerre

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Posted by: Justine.6351

Justine.6351

Episode 5: March of the Devourers
“The earth moves, sounds of skittering, even their charr masters shall tremble!”

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Posted by: Konig Des Todes.2086

Konig Des Todes.2086

Rather ironic that I had a dream about episode 5 being suddenly released today and it held a massive reveal, then we get a forum post about it being delayed.

Dear ANet writers,
Stop treating GW2 as a single story. Each Season and expansion should be their own story.

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Posted by: Valento.9852

Valento.9852

Thank you kindly, MO. Here’s hoping we see more of Kasmeer! She’s been away for a while.

Attempts at ele specs:
Shaman
Conjurer

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Posted by: AncientYs.8613

AncientYs.8613

ugh.. it’s that time of the year again.. gotta bust out my other pc to save this upcoming episode for later.. since my current pc isnt powerful enough to run GW2, oh 6 gods.. how i wish that episodes weren’t buy to play :< but alas.. tis the way it has to be. I#M just glad i will be able to play all upcoming episodes for free. My perseverance will endure and reward me in the end.

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Posted by: Einre.9524

Einre.9524

Thanks for the update, Mike!

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Posted by: alairus.4521

alairus.4521

Ty for the update. I feel like the announcement for the episode was suppose to come out this tuesday or next week Tuesday. Hopefully it’s only delayed for like a week

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Posted by: Chrisnisna.3971

Chrisnisna.3971

I had a dream, Jormag froze all of Tyria, but the Power Rangers helped us to kill him.
Hope, Episode 5 will be like that!

And I have the SAB, I can wait!

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Posted by: Lascax.2163

Lascax.2163

Thank you for the heads up. I just want to ask one thing about the Legendary Armor, for whenever it will be released ( it could be possibly included with this episode, but we still have no confirmation ).
Can you tell us beforehand if there will be a sigil/rune swap system included with it?
I’m going to craft all the 3 sets so I’m sure that a lot of players working toward it will need this information so they can farm eventually the proper runes/sigils ( as a Mesmer, I’ll have to probably farm again Runes of Leadership ).

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Posted by: Derigar.7810

Derigar.7810

Instead of just telling us some bad news, you could’ve added a cryptic message so that we could speculate on it.

Something like “The South isn’t cooling down.” or whatever. Reddit and the forums go ape kitten for that kind of stuff, I never understand why you don’t do fun little cryptic hints like those…

Guess we can’t deviate from the iron fist of “don’t tell, just show” rule huh? Hype died with it though. Good for you, Mo!

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Posted by: serenity.4712

serenity.4712

Thanks for the info. I wish you’d do the same for PvP related stuff too though.

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Posted by: TheOrlyFactor.8341

TheOrlyFactor.8341

Reddit

Reddit’s been a massive salt mine as of late so there wouldn’t be any speculation, just a bunch of “ded gaem” posts and how Anet is literally The Devil™© somehow because they’re not doing things right/fast enough/to some people’s expectations/walking on water.

Can’t win for losing. :x

Stating an opinion as an objective fact doesn’t magically change it into a fact.

No, I won’t stop talking or asking about Zojja until Anet does a PROPER update on her.

(edited by TheOrlyFactor.8341)

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Posted by: penelopehannibal.8947

penelopehannibal.8947

Cool, I’ve got a little more time doing my 21st Map Completion anyway.

Blood & Merlot [Wine]

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Posted by: Takashiro.8701

Takashiro.8701

Yeah, thanks for the info!

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Posted by: Amaimon.7823

Amaimon.7823

thank you for the headsup, I can’t wait for the episode where we finally slap some sense into Braham.. we.. are going to slap some sense into him.. right?

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Posted by: Merc The Forgotten.5610

Merc The Forgotten.5610

Ty for the info. And please take the time Arenanet team. P refer an update thats finished then one that needs a lot of afther updates to fix things. I understand such updates bring bugs. But there is a big difference between how much.
Can’t wait for the next episode the story is good.

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Posted by: AliamRationem.5172

AliamRationem.5172

Any chance you want to extend the Super Adventure festival to cover the gap a bit better?

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Posted by: Ashen.2907

Ashen.2907

Any chance you want to extend the Super Adventure festival to cover the gap a bit better?

Seems like a reasonable request.

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Posted by: Donari.5237

Donari.5237

Thanks for the heads up. My RP group had best wrap up our Lake Doric Under Siege stories in the next couple of weeks

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Posted by: Valento.9852

Valento.9852

Any chance you want to extend the Super Adventure festival to cover the gap a bit better?

Seems like a reasonable request.

Agreed.

Attempts at ele specs:
Shaman
Conjurer

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Posted by: zealex.9410

zealex.9410

So closer to the 3 month mark so whats that around? 7th of May?

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Posted by: Lyp Sao.1375

Lyp Sao.1375

Really hoping this next episode brings back Zojja since in the last episode we got Logan back. :o

Either way, thanks for the heads up.

She is the best

Don’t fight the other ants
Fight the queens

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Posted by: shale.1543

shale.1543

Thanks for the info !!

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Posted by: Ardenwolfe.8590

Ardenwolfe.8590

As always, a delayed but finished and working product is better than a rush but unfinished and non-working one.

Thank you for the heads-up.

Any chance you want to extend the Super Adventure festival to cover the gap a bit better?

That sounds reasonable to me too.

Lurker mode.

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Posted by: Cardovillian.2403

Cardovillian.2403

Thank you kindly, MO. Here’s hoping we see more of Kasmeer! She’s been away for a while.

Seeing more of Kasmeer gets my vote. Not sure how Jory will feel about it though…

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Posted by: GWMO.4785

GWMO.4785

TL;DR Ep.5 delayed

Thanks for the heads-up. Can you give us an estimated time perhaps?

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Posted by: OriOri.8724

OriOri.8724

TL;DR S5 delayed

Thanks for the heads-up. Can you give us an estimated time perhaps?

Its not delayed. Its still on schedule

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Posted by: Konig Des Todes.2086

Konig Des Todes.2086

TL;DR Ep.5 delayed

Thanks for the heads-up. Can you give us an estimated time perhaps?

In TL;DR’ing him, you apparently missed where he said “closer to the 3 month end of 2-3 month releases”.

In other words, folks were expecting later this month (April) because Anet’s so far maintained the 2 month releases (and SAB going on til then), but it’s going to be early/mid May instead by the current looks of things.

That said, as OriOri said, it’s technically not delayed since ArenaNet always promised 2-3 months, not 2 months. It’s just slower – but still within projected release time – than the other episodes.

Dear ANet writers,
Stop treating GW2 as a single story. Each Season and expansion should be their own story.

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Posted by: biofrog.1568

biofrog.1568

So closer to the 3 month mark so whats that around? 7th of May?

Sounds about right. The Head of the Snake was released on February 8th, so we could expect S3E5 for May 8, aka Maate Day in Australia

“There’s no lag but what we make.” – biofrog

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Posted by: Vegeta.2563

Vegeta.2563

I hope this update has some WvW Love.. that game mode is barely holding on.

This Guild Is Fire [PRUF]

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Posted by: Sarrs.4831

Sarrs.4831

I thought that the cadence was definitely a 2-month one, not a 2-3 month one. Oh well; thanks for the heads up either way.

Are we likely to see Black Lion Chests rotating with the release of the new patch, or will they retain their current contents?

Also, extending SAB seems to make sense.

Nalhadia – Kaineng

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Posted by: rapthorne.7345

rapthorne.7345

Would much rather have slower, but higher quality releases, than a bunch of rushed messes. Keep doing what you do, Anet!

Resident smug Englishman on the NA servers, just because.

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Posted by: Cobrakon.3108

Cobrakon.3108

PLz oh PLZ let there be another jumping puzzle.