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Keep the Peace on Southsun Cove
Inspector Ellen Kiel of the Lionguard has been tasked with restoring order to the island, but she can’t do it alone. In this all-new content, you’ll partner with Kiel to protect the settlements on Southsun Cove and uncover the source of the mysterious animal attacks!

Blow Off Steam with New Crab Toss Game!
To keep their minds off their troubles, the settlers on Southsun Cove have created a rugged new beach game: Crab Toss! In this instanced mini-game, players try to score points by capturing a hermit crab and withstanding karka attacks. It’s fun in the sun, Southsun-style!

Introducing Traps in World vs. World
Traps are fiendish items that can be purchased from the new Traps and Tricks Outfitters on each WvW map. We’re starting with anti-stealth fields and traps that remove supply from enemy players, but in the months ahead we’ll introduce even more ways to spread mayhem in the Mists!

EB jumping puzzle split
The Eternal Borderlands jumping puzzle will be split from the EB map so that it’s population will not count against the EB cap.

Not slated for the 14th, but in testing are as follows:

Get More Out of WvW
We’re improving the way we award World XP to World vs. World players! Now you’ll gain rewards for a much wider range of activities in the Mists – everything from destroying siege weapons, repairing walls, escort missions, and more.

The End of Culling
We wiped out culling in World vs. World, and now we’re doing the same in the Living World. By removing the limit on the number of characters you can see, we’re increasing the epic feel of exploring through a fully-populated world.

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Posted by: darkace.8925

darkace.8925

From where does this information come?

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Posted by: Manuhell.2759

Manuhell.2759

I have a guess it could come from here:
https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/releases/may-14-2013/

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Posted by: Aeonblade.8709

Aeonblade.8709

Traps….really…

jokes and jokes and jokes and…..

Glad something is being done with southsun if this is true.

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Posted by: Essence Snow.3194

Essence Snow.3194

From where does this information come?

Basically everywhere, but the official forums go figure.

https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/releases/may-14-2013/

ninja’d

I have a guess it could come from here:
https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/releases/may-14-2013/

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Posted by: Tauril.8504

Tauril.8504

Eager to see those traps in action, although I don’t think anti-stealth is a good idea, unless every profession also gets access to stealth through an item. Anti-stealth items are still much better than the anti-stealth skills some have asked, but I’d rather have them fix the abuses of stealth rather than making us buy items specifically for dealing with a few skills of only two professions.

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Posted by: Doggie.3184

Doggie.3184

Hey, Snow.

Yay finally some Southsun action.

Why don’t they put the info on official page first. -.-

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Posted by: darkace.8925

darkace.8925

Looks fun. Thanks for the link.

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Posted by: hedix.1986

hedix.1986

Finally. Hopefully, Southsun map will not be so empty any more. I started playing the game in late November, so just after the whole lost Shores business, lol. And it’s been quite a boring map since I finally reached 80 to pay it a visit.

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Posted by: Stark.1350

Stark.1350

The end of culling in PvE? The entire patch could have been just that and I’d have been happy.

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Posted by: Vol.5241

Vol.5241

Nice, early patch, though I wonder if we’ll see another at the end of the month (if we don’t that’s fine)

Interesting to hear about WvW traps, especially the supply drain one. I wonder if we can see it?

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Posted by: Vol.5241

Vol.5241

Also, nice job on the quick solution to culling. I think Habib had a part on that since he left the Wvw team

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Posted by: Tauril.8504

Tauril.8504

I’m sure the supply drain trap works by unleashing an angry mob of Skritt thieves who scream “Shinies !” while pickpocketing players

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Posted by: lordkrall.7241

lordkrall.7241

Nice, early patch, though I wonder if we’ll see another at the end of the month (if we don’t that’s fine)

We most likely will, especially after Colins comment yesterday about information about the FIRST patch will be available soon (and now it is^^)

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Posted by: Iruwen.3164

Iruwen.3164

The end of culling in PvE? The entire patch could have been just that and I’d have been happy.

Same here \o/

Iruwen Evillan, Human Mesmer on Drakkar Lake

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Posted by: Morrigan.2809

Morrigan.2809

yay! no more culling!
the rest sounds pretty cool too.

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Posted by: Sinned.8419

Sinned.8419

Oooo I cannot wait to see how Southsun has changed after the patch.

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Posted by: notebene.3190

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Is Southsun a place you can run around by yourself in?

I was there when it opened during the mad rush, which was a lot of fun. I went back after that died down and remember trying to kill some karka thing and it was fairly hard, and hurt me much more than even some of the old Orr mobs. So I left, and haven’t been back.

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Posted by: Smoothy.1085

Smoothy.1085

xD this patch gives me the classic “summer-beach-holiday-with-a-mistery” feeling. looks very nice, cant wait to play.

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Posted by: Sinned.8419

Sinned.8419

Notebene, You can run Southsun by yourself but it is super hard. I am a thief and one fight with a karka will take a bit of health away. The attack where they spit at you is a big damage dealer.

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Posted by: Vol.5241

Vol.5241

Is Southsun a place you can run around by yourself in?

I was there when it opened during the mad rush, which was a lot of fun. I went back after that died down and remember trying to kill some karka thing and it was fairly hard, and hurt me much more than even some of the old Orr mobs. So I left, and haven’t been back.

I really hate karka. They’re the hardest type of mob in game after dredge. The veterans have a huuuuge hit pool and the smaller karka have a pretty painful initial attack.

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Posted by: skullmount.1758

skullmount.1758

Whats with the guy in the bottom right of the new wallpaper? Is he suppose to be cowering? Are those dudes extorting/threatening him/her?

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ColinJohanson

Game Director

Next

Get More Out of WvW
We’re improving the way we award World XP to World vs. World players! Now you’ll gain rewards for a much wider range of activities in the Mists – everything from destroying siege weapons, repairing walls, escort missions, and more.

The End of Culling
We wiped out culling in World vs. World, and now we’re doing the same in the Living World. By removing the limit on the number of characters you can see, we’re increasing the epic feel of exploring through a fully-populated world.

Quick follow up note, sorry about this one folks. Both of the release notes above are still in testing and are NOT including in the May 14th release. Consider this a spoiler for things that are coming soon as they are ready and signed off on.

However, one release highlight wasn’t listed that should be, so bonus info for you to make up for the wrong notes going out → In WvW the jumping puzzle in Eternal Battlegrounds will be split out into its own map, so those folks who wish to play there aren’t counting against the population cap for EB. This means more people can play in the EB jumping puzzle, and more people can play in EB as well with the populations separated.

We’re working out the kinks of doing a more frequent update, sorry again about the confusion!

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Posted by: Vol.5241

Vol.5241

Darn Colin just posted it. Another dev spoke about it here too:

“Hey folks,

It seems we inadvertently outed (some of) our plans for WvW with the linked page. We aren’t quite ready to introduce the World XP changes for WvW in the upcoming content patch as it still needs some tweaking.

We can however officially let you know we are moving the jumping puzzle for EB into it’s own map, as this has been a much requested feature for our beloved siege fairing community.

Apologies for the hicup"

Quick question Colin – are we still able to kill people doing the puzzle? Or is this gonna be a pve area?

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Posted by: notebene.3190

notebene.3190

Thanks Vol and Sin. I guess I’ll find out in a few weeks whether or not the new content is something that is intended for forming parties or set in areas that can be done alone, if one chooses to.

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Posted by: Meglobob.8620

Meglobob.8620

Well, I am excited about the WvW changes…I think the developers have figured out how popular WvW is…

Also, Southsun Cove getting some love…great…

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ColinJohanson

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Quick question Colin – are we still able to kill people doing the puzzle? Or is this gonna be a pve area?

Kill away! It’s still very much a WvW map, just its own map now. It’s all growsed up.

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Posted by: Vol.5241

Vol.5241

Awesome, I feed on the tears of puzzle farmers >:D

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Posted by: Parisalchuk.9230

Parisalchuk.9230

So this update is a total of a small PvE questline that will likely take 30 mins like Flame and Frost and EB JP being an instance. Thats it?

Sad…

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Mif.3471

The End of Culling
We wiped out culling in World vs. World, and now we’re doing the same in the Living World. By removing the limit on the number of characters you can see, we’re increasing the epic feel of exploring through a fully-populated world.

Quick follow up note, sorry about this one folks. Both of the release notes above are still in testing and are NOT including in the May 14th release.

Oh noes!

But since it’s not finalized, any chance of a “Don’t render bookahs” setting instead?

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Posted by: PearlGore.7419

PearlGore.7419

So this update is a total of a small PvE questline that will likely take 30 mins like Flame and Frost and EB JP being an instance. Thats it?

Sad…

Be happy they nerfed Thieves twice in less then a month for you!

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Posted by: Einlanzer.1627

Einlanzer.1627

I’m very, very happy they’re doing something with Southsun Cove and aren’t just going to let it rot as a substandard zone.

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Posted by: Iruwen.3164

Iruwen.3164

I’m so looking forward to seeing LA without culling, especially on reset And the dragon fights of course.

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Posted by: Iruwen.3164

Iruwen.3164

I really hate karka. They’re the hardest type of mob in game after dredge. The veterans have a huuuuge hit pool and the smaller karka have a pretty painful initial attack.

http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Reflect makes the small ones quite easy.

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Posted by: Iruwen.3164

Iruwen.3164

Quick question Colin – are we still able to kill people doing the puzzle? Or is this gonna be a pve area?

Kill away! It’s still very much a WvW map, just its own map now. It’s all growsed up.

Does that mean you’ll end up in a queue again when you want to get back from the JP to the EB? Not that I’d care, just wondering.

Iruwen Evillan, Human Mesmer on Drakkar Lake

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Sitael.4680

Get More Out of WvW
The End of Culling

Quick follow up note, sorry about this one folks. Both of the release notes above are still in testing and are NOT including in the May 14th release. Consider this a spoiler for things that are coming soon as they are ready and signed off on.

You have to cut out this two also from the german release notes!
https://www.guildwars2.com/de/the-game/releases/may-14-2013/

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Torres.2890

Will ascended gear finally be added to WvW?

Baruch Bay.

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Posted by: Aksamitna.9680

Aksamitna.9680

Quick question Colin – are we still able to kill people doing the puzzle? Or is this gonna be a pve area?

Kill away! It’s still very much a WvW map, just its own map now. It’s all growsed up.

Any chance to place a big glade somewhere in the new map, aside from main route to JP, just to allow unofficial duelling between people from the servers? Or even something like an arena/collosseum. Just a place, without any additional mechanics involved.

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Kain Francois.4328

In WvW the jumping puzzle in Eternal Battlegrounds will be split out into its own map, so those folks who wish to play there aren’t counting against the population cap for EB. This means more people can play in the EB jumping puzzle, and more people can play in EB as well with the populations separated.

Wow, that sounds amazing! Definitely a highlight of the upate!

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Posted by: Parisalchuk.9230

Parisalchuk.9230

Quick question Colin – are we still able to kill people doing the puzzle? Or is this gonna be a pve area?

Kill away! It’s still very much a WvW map, just its own map now. It’s all growsed up.

Any chance to place a big glade somewhere in the new map, aside from main route to JP, just to allow unofficial duelling between people from the servers? Or even something like an arena/collosseum. Just a place, without any additional mechanics involved.

PvP has arenas…. go there.

In WvW the jumping puzzle in Eternal Battlegrounds will be split out into its own map, so those folks who wish to play there aren’t counting against the population cap for EB. This means more people can play in the EB jumping puzzle, and more people can play in EB as well with the populations separated.

Wow, that sounds amazing! Definitely a highlight of the upate!

Highlight of the update? Really? Yikes

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Zocks.5719

This wallpaper.. that logo.. that name.. sounds so familier…

http://i.imgur.com/pKYkXoP.jpg

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Posted by: Aksamitna.9680

Aksamitna.9680

Quick question Colin – are we still able to kill people doing the puzzle? Or is this gonna be a pve area?

Kill away! It’s still very much a WvW map, just its own map now. It’s all growsed up.

Any chance to place a big glade somewhere in the new map, aside from main route to JP, just to allow unofficial duelling between people from the servers? Or even something like an arena/collosseum. Just a place, without any additional mechanics involved.

PvP has arenas…. go there.

I think that’s not the same. sPvP is for different people and gives much different feeling. You like it or not, there are people, who like to try dueling in WvW. Either you make them a place for it, or they will still do it on EB.

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Parisalchuk.9230

Quick question Colin – are we still able to kill people doing the puzzle? Or is this gonna be a pve area?

Kill away! It’s still very much a WvW map, just its own map now. It’s all growsed up.

Any chance to place a big glade somewhere in the new map, aside from main route to JP, just to allow unofficial duelling between people from the servers? Or even something like an arena/collosseum. Just a place, without any additional mechanics involved.

PvP has arenas…. go there.

I think that’s not the same. sPvP is for different people and gives much different feeling. You like it or not, there are people, who like to try dueling in WvW. Either you make them a place for it, or they will still do it on EB.

How is dueling in WvW any different then dueling in PvP? You get an arena, you set teams up to 1 or 2 people (whatever size you want) and duel. Dont have an arena? Join the MULTITUDE of dueling arenas that are already created. They did make a place to do it, you just dont want to go there.

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They did make a place to do it, you just dont want to go there.

Yes, that’s the point!!! But it’s probably time to end this off-topic

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Posted by: vex.3482

vex.3482

I don’t like Southsun map but I hope they will make it more alive and better just over all

also +1 for EB JP that’s great news

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Posted by: Karizee.8076

Karizee.8076

Quick question Colin – are we still able to kill people doing the puzzle? Or is this gonna be a pve area?

Kill away! It’s still very much a WvW map, just its own map now. It’s all growsed up.

Any chance to place a big glade somewhere in the new map, aside from main route to JP, just to allow unofficial duelling between people from the servers? Or even something like an arena/collosseum. Just a place, without any additional mechanics involved.

PvP has arenas…. go there.

I think that’s not the same. sPvP is for different people and gives much different feeling. You like it or not, there are people, who like to try dueling in WvW. Either you make them a place for it, or they will still do it on EB.

How is dueling in WvW any different then dueling in PvP? You get an arena, you set teams up to 1 or 2 people (whatever size you want) and duel. Dont have an arena? Join the MULTITUDE of dueling arenas that are already created. They did make a place to do it, you just dont want to go there.

Because it’s not the same – it’s a free for all lawless riot inside a JUMP PUZZLE! With swinging log traps, spears shooting out of the ground traps, fire blasts from gargoyle head traps – all balanced on a skinny little ledge that you can toss people off of – yeeehaawww gonna get me some WvW JP action tonite!

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Parisalchuk.9230

They did make a place to do it, you just dont want to go there.

Yes, that’s the point!!! But it’s probably time to end this off-topic

Then I want to duel in Lions Arch, and in dungeons. Make it so. I dont want to go to the places that were created to facilitate such activity, I want to do it wherever I want regardless of the actual intention of the area.

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Parisalchuk.9230

Quick question Colin – are we still able to kill people doing the puzzle? Or is this gonna be a pve area?

Kill away! It’s still very much a WvW map, just its own map now. It’s all growsed up.

Any chance to place a big glade somewhere in the new map, aside from main route to JP, just to allow unofficial duelling between people from the servers? Or even something like an arena/collosseum. Just a place, without any additional mechanics involved.

PvP has arenas…. go there.

I think that’s not the same. sPvP is for different people and gives much different feeling. You like it or not, there are people, who like to try dueling in WvW. Either you make them a place for it, or they will still do it on EB.

How is dueling in WvW any different then dueling in PvP? You get an arena, you set teams up to 1 or 2 people (whatever size you want) and duel. Dont have an arena? Join the MULTITUDE of dueling arenas that are already created. They did make a place to do it, you just dont want to go there.

Because it’s not the same – it’s a free for all lawless riot inside a JUMP PUZZLE! With swinging log traps, spears shooting out of the ground traps, fire blasts from gargoyle head traps – all balanced on a skinny little ledge that you can toss people off of – yeeehaawww gonna get me some WvW JP action tonite!

You get to still do that in the jump puzzle?

That has nothing to do with converting the old space the JP took up and making it a dueling location. Something that already exists in PvP arenas.

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Karizee.8076

You get to still do that in the jump puzzle?

Yes! Come on in, the water’s fine

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Zacchary.6183

Keep the Peace on Southsun Cove
Inspector Ellen Kiel of the Lionguard has been tasked with restoring order to the island, but she can’t do it alone. In this all-new content, you’ll partner with Kiel to protect the settlements on Southsun Cove and uncover the source of the mysterious animal attacks!

This does not make me want to go back to Southsun.