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PAX Weekend: Party VIP Opportunity!

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

Hey guys,

I just took a peek at my Private Message box, and yes, it’s pretty busy there, but it’s great that so many of you have indicated you’d like to attend the Guild Wars 2 Fifth Anniversary Party!

It’s not too late to request a possible spot on the VIP list, so go ahead and let me know you’d like to get on the list if you will be in Seattle on September 1st, and if you will be sure to attend if you land a spot. And say, if you haven’t had a response to a recent request yet, don’t despair! I decided to tackle that bursting PM box on Monday rather than on the weekend.

I’ll be getting back to as many of you as possible over the next day, and will be accepting requests until Monday morning, August 27th. This gives me Monday to review the last requests and get back to everyone and it gives you time to plan to attend the party! Fancy dress is not required… although I do so love cosplayers and those who sport GW2 gear!

I’m looking forward to seeing a bunch of you at the party! <3

Gaile Gray
Communications Manager
Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
ArenaNet

guild wars 2 launcher keeps crashing

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Posted by: Jon Olson

Jon Olson

Programmer

Could you post the *—> Crash <— * section of the details?

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Game Update Notes - August 8, 2017

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

Bug Fixes:

Necromancer

  • Scourge: Fixed a permissions bug preventing necromancers from accessing their scourge profession abilities underwater.

Ranger

  • Leader of the Pack: Fixed a bug with this trait’s interaction when using the skill One Wolf Pack.
Gaile Gray
Communications Manager
Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
ArenaNet

Raid perma revealed / unblockable auras?

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Posted by: Byron Miller

Byron Miller

Game Designer

We’re made note of these inconsistencies and will be standardizing all boss damage auras alongside the next raid release.

Check the raid patch-notes for details at that time.

Game Update Notes - August 8, 2017

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Posted by: Mark Katzbach

Mark Katzbach

Content Marketing Manager

Bug Fix:

  • Fixed a server crash.

Has Anet Remembered the Casuals?

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

This thread has more than exceeded its reasonable shelf-life. The heat within it, and the accusatory and insulting tone adopted by many leads to the conclusion that it’s time to close it. Clearly, anyone interested in the subject has more than said his/her fill — in some cases many, many times over — and the time expended by the moderation team is excessive for dealing with a single thread.

Suffice to say, opinions on this topic vary widely, and that’s perfectly fine.

Gaile Gray
Communications Manager
Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
ArenaNet

Has Trahearne's dialogue been re-recorded?

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Posted by: BobbyStein

BobbyStein

Guild Wars 2 Narrative Lead

This was one of my favorite decisions made by the actors and ANet. There was a lot of criticism of Trahearne (some well deserved, some not so much). I attributed much of it to Trahearne being such a Debbie Downer (rather than a Debi Derryberry): things never end well with him, which is exactly the opposite of what you want from a Pact Marshall (even if the dude is conflicted about his own role, he should be confident-ish in front of the troops).

Matthew Brenher agreed to re-record a lot of his bits, as well as do the voices for some of the color dialogue in Silverwastes and the Rebuilt LA. He went from being one of the most disappointing actors in the game (for me) to one of the best. (Example: hang out by LA’s mystic forge and listen for an Asura remarking on the amount of weapons that Zommy is collecting.)

Big thanks to ANet and Brenher for making this happen.

In my opinion, our biggest failings with Trahearne at launch were that his dialog was inconsistent and that we gave him bad direction in the VO booth (my fault, not the VO director’s). Matthew Brenher is a fine actor who has range. His initial deliveries, coupled with some lackluster “first draft” lines, came off as flat. I’m glad we were able to go back and fix some of those things. I’m also happy that we wrote better dialog for him in Season 2 that made him more relatable, friendly.

Thanks for the kind words. Means a lot.

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Game Update Notes - August 8, 2017

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Posted by: RubiBayer

RubiBayer

Content Marketing Manager

Bug Fixes:

  • Enabled access to Captain Ellen Kiel’s office so players can complete tasks required by the Dreamer and Quip legendary collections.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Sword of Justice damage from scaling with the guardian’s attributes.
  • Fixed a client crash.

Guardian

  • Signets: Fixed a bug in which Perfect Inscriptions allowed the stacking of multiple passive effects.
  • Sword of Justice: Increased the base damage of this skill by 80%.

Broken Team Chat in WVW

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Posted by: McKenna Berdrow

McKenna Berdrow

Game Designer

We are aware and are working on a fix.

"I'd really like this..." [Gifting Strangers]

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

EDIT – a kind soul has gifted me my request! Thank you so much! <3 Time to pay it forward.
==============
Hello everyone! Thank you to all the players that are going around helping others out! It really is satisfying to see that there are other players out there that are more than about themselves!

The only thing I’ve really wanted is the Miniature Raven. It’s so cute and amazing, I missed my chance to buy the Mini Avian 3 Pack when it was available, so now I’m hoping to get Black Lion Keys in order to get the 2 Black Lion Miniature Claim Tickets needed to exchange for the Miniature Raven.

If anyone out there can help me with some Black Lion Keys, I’d really appreciate it and would be forever be indebted to you!

And this is how everyone should update their thread, to note that the item was received and to express thanks.

Well done, RAWR!

Gaile Gray
Communications Manager
Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
ArenaNet

"I'd really like this..." [Gifting Strangers]

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

Daniel.5428, I think you need to re-read the first post, especially the part I quoted below, as this is your third request in this thread. please be more respectful of the kindness of others.

Administrator Note: In the giving spirit of this thread, we are limiting requests to one request per player. This will allow more players to benefit from the generosity inspired by this initiative. Please do not make more than one post over the lifetime of the thread. In addition, please do not edit or delete your post to submit an additional request. Thank you for your cooperation.

Thank you for noting the multiple requests, nottsgman. They have been removed.

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PAX Weekend: Party VIP Opportunity!

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

Guys — I’m seeing a lot of requests, but many of them are incomplete.

I have reformatted the post to make this super clear. I need this information from you in order to be eligible for the VIP list:

Individual Requests

  • Your first and last name
  • The first and last name of a guest. Please let me know if you are not bringing a guest.
  • Your contact e-mail address for verification.

Guild Requests

  • The guild name
  • The first and last names of guild members who would like to be a guest at our party.
  • Your contact e-mail address for verification

If you submitted a request and did NOT send the above information, please find your PM in your sent folder and re-send it with all the details that I need.

Thank you!

Gaile Gray
Communications Manager
Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
ArenaNet

Feedback: Guild Wars 2 Mac 64-Bit Client

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Posted by: Jon Olson

Jon Olson

Programmer

Okay. We think we have a bead on what is happening with the keyboard, though it’d be good to get some confirmation from some of you.

Open Terminal, and run the game via command line. If installed in the default location, this would look like:

open /Applications/Guild\ Wars\ 2\ 64-bit.app/Contents/MacOS/GuildWars2

This will open a second Terminal window that will fill with text as the game runs. Play the game as per normal until you encounter the bug. Quit the game. Once the game is shut down the Terminal window should have a final line saying “[Process completed]”. If you could save the entire log from this window and post it that would help us confirm our suspicion and get us one step closer to resolving this frustrating bug!

Saving the log:

  1. ?A (Edit > Select All) will select the contents of the window
  2. ???C (Edit > Copy Special > Copy Plain Text) will copy the now selected contents
  3. Open TextEdit or your favorite text editor
  4. ?V (Edit > Paste)
  5. Save the file
  6. Reply to this thread with the file as an attachment

Thank you!

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Has Trahearne's dialogue been re-recorded?

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Posted by: BobbyStein

BobbyStein

Guild Wars 2 Narrative Lead

Yes, they redid it. For the most part, its better, he especially gives alot more credit to the player during the personal story than he did before.

However, i don’t like they added his monologue over the Claw Island cutscene. That was originally a very emotional cutscene with just the sombre background music and now it plays trumpets while Trehearne talks about victory. :/

That monologue was actually written and recorded for the game’s launch in 2012. However, a bug with the cinematic playback system was preventing the audio from being heard—for years! Our audio programmer back in 2015 fixed the bug, which finally allowed the cinematic to be played as originally intended. By then, a lot of people were used to it being silent.

Has Trahearne's dialogue been re-recorded?

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Posted by: BobbyStein

BobbyStein

Guild Wars 2 Narrative Lead

I am just playing “A Light in the Darkness”, and Trahearne’s motivational speech to the troops (during the glimpse into the future) all of a sudden sounds, well, motivational, convincing and strong!

The last time I heard it, it sounded like he had taken some sleeping pills.

Have parts of his dialogue across the game been re-recorded? If so, finally and kudos!

Konig is correct. We re-recorded and, in some cases, rewrote Trahearne’s dialog in the Personal Story. We also added some updated art assets, sound effects, and fixed some bugs. What you’re hearing was released back in mid-2015 as part of the Personal Story Restoration project.

https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/gw2/Personal-Story-Restoration-update/first

PAX Weekend: Party VIP Opportunity!

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

Keep those requests coming, folks!

I will respond as quickly as I am able, so keep your eyes on your Private Message folder.

Gaile Gray
Communications Manager
Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
ArenaNet

Fragmented Anomaly

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Posted by: Matthew Pennebaker

Matthew Pennebaker

Designer

yay! Glad it worked out. Thanks to everyone for helping us sort this issue out.

Crashing in Bitter Harvest

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Posted by: Brett Nellermoe

Brett Nellermoe

QA Embed

This should be fixed with the most recent patch. Please let us know if you have any more problems, and thank you very much for your patience!

PAX Weekend: Party VIP Opportunity!

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

Hey guys,

Just a couple of housekeeping notes:

  • Please do not submit more than one request. Submit for yourself and a +1, but don’t have your +1 submit for themselves and you! That more than doubles my work, and it does not increase your chances of getting on the VIP list. In fact, if you do that, your request may be ~ahem~ accidentally deleted… which would be unfortunate, but these technical issues do occasionally arise.
  • Please be sure to include a contact e-mail address, for verification purposes. If we have two people signing in as Marcus Leonardo Graciamos de Choya, we want to have a fallback plan for identification.
Gaile Gray
Communications Manager
Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
ArenaNet

Game Update Notes - August 8, 2017

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Posted by: Mark Katzbach

Mark Katzbach

Content Marketing Manager

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a client crash occurring in the Bitter Harvest story instance.
  • Removed Path of Fire drops from non-Path of Fire content.
  • Adjusted Ogre Watch territory.
  • Fixed a bug in which anomaly fragments could be absorbed by the Legendary Anomaly at long range if they were stunned immediately after spawning.
  • Performed server maintenance. (PvP Demo)

Guardian

  • Sword of Justice: Fixed a bug that could cause this skill to strike fewer times than expected if the guardian was attacking at the same time.
  • Hammer of Wisdom: Fixed a bug that prevented Hammer of Wisdom damage from scaling with the guardian’s attributes.
  • Shield of the Avenger: Fixed a bug that prevented Shield of the Avenger damage from scaling with the guardian’s attributes.

Ranger

  • Pets: Fixed a bug that caused a delay in readiness upon pet swap or world entry.
  • Entangle: Fixed a bug that listed damage from this skill as Jacaranda’s Embrace.
  • Ancient Seeds: Fixed a bug that listed damage from this trait as Jacaranda’s Embrace.

Missing Ellen Kiel can't complete Dreamer pre

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Posted by: Brett Nellermoe

Brett Nellermoe

QA Embed

Thanks for reporting this! I’ll look into it.

Feedback: Guild Wars 2 Mac 64-Bit Client

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Posted by: Jon Olson

Jon Olson

Programmer

Here’s an experiment for those of you hitting the keyboard bug: turn off autocorrect.

For newer versions of macOS this is in the Text tab of Keyboard Preferences.
For older versions of macOS this is in the Text tab of Language & Text Preferences.

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mac version still having kb issues

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Posted by: Jon Olson

Jon Olson

Programmer

New theory to test: turn off autocorrect

For newer versions of macOS this is in the Text tab of Keyboard Preferences.
For older versions of macOS this is in the Text tab of Language & Text Preferences.

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the german "translation" of the "scourge"

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Posted by: Sabine Frost

Sabine Frost

German Localization Specialist

Hello, German Loc team speaking here. Thank you for all your feedback on the translation for “scourge”. This is how we came up with the names for the specializations: Once the names were final in English, we put up a vote on our alpha forum and accepted suggestions. We checked if the finalists were already used in another context in the game and if they had a male and female version due to titles. This was one of the reasons, we did not decide for “Geißel”.

If you find other things in German you want to tell us about, please check out the forum Übersetzung / Lokalisierung.

PAX Weekend: Party VIP Opportunity!

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

Submitted a guild request for the Pax party.
Names and contact information is included in the pm.
Thanks for the opportunity!

To Elona we must go
Into deserts where fires flow
Just beware the dead of Joko
But no worries, for we have Mo.

Excellent work right there.

Gaile Gray
Communications Manager
Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
ArenaNet

BUG: Unresponsive Pets & Skill No. 3 [merged]

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

Hey guys,

I just heard from Irenio, and he mentioned that there is a second fix going in that should eliminate a few lingering issues with the Pet Swap delay. The situation was only partially addressed the first time around but the whole issue should be fully resolved with this second pass.

Naturally if you continue to have issues, we want to hear it, and we’ll keep an eye on this thread in case you need to report something. However, I believe this will render this bug “done and dusted.”

Excellent – thank you for that update! Definitely looking forward to having a responsive pet immediately after swap once again.

Yep, yep. They’ve been slacking off far too long.

Gaile Gray
Communications Manager
Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
ArenaNet

Why are hungry cats getting so expensive?

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

The point is to mimic real life. Owning a cat can be very expensive.

This is true. You give them tuna-flavored kibbles, and they soon want kitty tuna in a can. From kitty tuna, they move to real-people tuna, and soon you’re purchasing hand-made sushi from the most expensive restaurant in Bellevue.

(The above was intended to bring a smile to knowing cat owners, not to reduce the serious nature of the concerns expressed in this thread.)

More on topic: As a player, I know there are a few cats I won’t have, but I don’t mind — there are plenty that I can acquire, and I love the way they enliven my home instance!

Gaile Gray
Communications Manager
Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
ArenaNet

BUG: Unresponsive Pets & Skill No. 3 [merged]

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

Hey guys,

I just heard from Irenio, and he mentioned that there is a second fix going in that should eliminate a few lingering issues with the Pet Swap delay. The situation was only partially addressed the first time around but the whole issue should be fully resolved with this second pass.

Naturally if you continue to have issues, we want to hear it, and we’ll keep an eye on this thread in case you need to report something. However, I believe this will render this bug “done and dusted.”

Gaile Gray
Communications Manager
Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
ArenaNet

PAX Weekend: Party VIP Opportunity!

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

Hey there, Forum Folk!

ArenaNet has two upcoming events:

  • A panel at PAX West called “Go Behind the Sound of Video Games with ArenaNet”
  • The official Guild Wars 2 Fifth Anniversary Party

You can get details about both of these events in this blog post.

Forum members: How would you like to be added to the VIP List for our party?

If you will be in Seattle on September 1st and would like to attend the party, post below and send me a Private Message. Send me:

  • Your first and last name
  • The first and last name of a guest — if you are not bringing a guest, please tell me that
  • Your contact e-mail address for verification.

If you’re writing for tickets on behalf of a guild, please PM with:

  • The guild name
  • The first and last names of guild members who would like to be a guest at our party.
  • Your contact e-mail address for verification.

I will respond with a Private Message on the forums. I will not e-mail a response.

Important Notes:

  • Please request a VIP guest list spot only if you are able to and plan to attend the party. Sure, it’s fun to “win” things, but if you take a spot and then don’t attend, another fan is not able to get in and that makes us a sad choya.
  • You do not need a PAX pass to attend the GW2 Fifth Anniversary party. (A PAX Pass is required to attend the afternoon sound panel.)
  • A minor may attend if they are accompanied by an adult.
  • All confirmations will be sent via PM — I will not be e-mailing a confirmation. I plan to respond via PM to confirm all VIPs on or before August 28th.
  • Guests will be randomly selected from those who request a VIP spot. Of course, if you happen to write a fervent love letter to Guild Wars 2, pen a haiku about your devotion to the game, or in some way share your love of all things Guild Wars and ArenaNet, we sure won’t mind! (Note: This is not required, it’s just for fun. )

Q: Can Non-VIPs Attend the Party?

A: If you don’t make the VIP list, don’t worry, you still may be able to get into the party! Stop on by and we’ll see if we can get you in, too!

Guild Wars 2 Fifth Anniversary Party

Hard Rock Cafe
116 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Friday, September 1, 2017
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Gaile Gray
Communications Manager
Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
ArenaNet

(edited by Gaile Gray.6029)

The Return of Koss?

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Posted by: Michael Yichao

Michael Yichao

Narrative Designer

Will we ever get to see Koss again?

He’s one of my favorite heroes in GW1 Nightfall and I am hoping there’s something epic in stored for him in this upcoming expansion.

I know 250 years have already passed, but anything is possible right?

Anything is possible. :-)

help stuck in pvp melandru cup.

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Posted by: Ben Phongluangtham

Ben Phongluangtham

Game Designer

The tournament has been reset. That should free you. Let us know if not!

Sorry for the inconvenience!

help stuck in pvp melandru cup.

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Posted by: Ben Phongluangtham

Ben Phongluangtham

Game Designer

We’re investigating now.

Fan Artists: Come to Our Party!

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

I just updated the title to make it clear we’re offering a VIP invitation to our 5th Anniversary Party to fan artists.

Gaile Gray
Communications Manager
Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
ArenaNet

mac version still having kb issues

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Posted by: Jon Olson

Jon Olson

Programmer

Sorry, I could not find the mega thread, is it still here?

it’s here

Anyway, I was in my guild hall doing gathering and suddenly my arrows were working but other keys were not working. I had to use my mouse to quit the client and come back. I checked and it did not switch to another keyboard.

Unfortunately this is really something that should be addressed before the 64 bit is the only option for mac people. It is not like this is a graphics bug as you can not predict when it will happen.

As I’ve stated a few times now, it’s been incredibly difficult to reproduce in-house.

I have a couple theories about it that I’d love for you to try if/when it happens again:

The first theory is to press each of the modifier keys, one at a time. Possibly testing if the keys work again after each. Left and right versions of the keys matter here too. The specific keys to try are Shift, Alt/Option, Command and Function.

The second theory is to Cmd-Tab/task-switch to another app and back. Finder works for this.

Thanks

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Can't play 'Flickering Screen'

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Posted by: Jon Olson

Jon Olson

Programmer

Have you tried starting the game with the -windowed command line argument?

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Unlocking Commander's Wings of War

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Posted by: McKenna Berdrow

McKenna Berdrow

Game Designer

you mean.. AFTER you buy the three items ahead of the commander’s wings of war… right?

Correct.

Unlocking Commander's Wings of War

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Posted by: McKenna Berdrow

McKenna Berdrow

Game Designer

The catmander tag will work as well. If you have either the catmander or commander tag you can buy the commander’s wings of war.

Versed in Stone - Toughness to Power - WvW

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Posted by: Cal Cohen

Cal Cohen

QA Embed

The 4% is correct for WvW and PvP. Unfortunately the patch note missed this information. Sorry for any confusion!

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No rating for win. Season ended early

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Posted by: Evan Lesh

Evan Lesh

PvP Gameplay Programmer

There is a 1 hour period at the end of each season where already running leagues matches are allowed to finish, but no new league matches are allowed to begin. It was done this way to ensure every league match was completed before finalizing the leaderboard and giving out rewards.

Before off-season ranked was introduced, the button was disabled for this final hour. The button should be more clear and the API could probably be updated to give the duration of the lockout period. If the button doesn’t say the season is active when you click it then you won’t be playing a league match.

Bluxgore (80 Warr), Xilz (80 Necro), Ivo (80 Eng)
Bra (80 Guard), Fixie Bow (80 Ranger), Wcharr (80 Ele)
Xdragonshadowninjax (80 Thief)

Next season starts 8/22 according to pvp tab

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Posted by: Ben Phongluangtham

Ben Phongluangtham

Game Designer

We’re hoping to reduce the gaps from what they were in the past. The season schedule is never set in stone though. It’ll change depending on our release schedule.

More than 1450 pips required now ?

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Posted by: McKenna Berdrow

McKenna Berdrow

Game Designer

You can now earn more tickets but the amount of pips required to complete the track is the same.

Game Update Notes - August 8, 2017

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Posted by: Mark Katzbach

Mark Katzbach

Content Marketing Manager

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a server crash.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the redirector in Hoelbrak’s Great Lodge to send players to Hero’s Canton in the Black Citadel instead of Knut Whitebear’s Loft.

Ranger

  • Instinctive Reaction: Fixed a bug in which the player’s pet gained slightly less healing power than expected.
  • Taste for Danger: Fixed a bug in which the player’s pet gained slightly less expertise than expected.

Elementalist

  • Wildfire: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to inflict lower duration burning than expected.

Thief

  • Swindler’s Equilibrium: Fixed a bug that could cause this trait to go on cooldown even if it did not recharge Steal.

Next season starts 8/22 according to pvp tab

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Posted by: Ben Phongluangtham

Ben Phongluangtham

Game Designer

what, that would put the expansion release dead smack in the middle of the season.

That surely isn’t intended. Perhaps it’s just a automated system rolling the seasons over?

It’s intended.

Waiting for the Next League Season

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Posted by: Ben Phongluangtham

Ben Phongluangtham

Game Designer

The next season starts on 8/22. This does mean that the new elite specs will show up mid-season. Should be interesting.

[Feedback]Path of Fire Preview - August 11 - 13

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

Like map not over dense with annoying mobs like HoT, don’t have to feel like I’m in constant combat or running for my life. Mounts, didn’t want but neutral for now. First mastery point I find on the start map a timed mini game – do not like. Unidentified loot mechanic no thanks as I understand it now. 100 words or fewer.

Hearts felt grindy. No map meta left me without any focus on the map. Bounty events were okay but felt like any other champ event.

Well done, JT and Ayrilana. That’s the sort of feedback we’re seeking.

Now, I don’t want anyone to feel that we’ll toss out a comment that’s 102 words. The length is a suggestion more than a hard-and-fast rule. I do know that having that “view from 10,000 feet” can be very helpful, and other threads are great for getting into the nitty gritty details.

Gaile Gray
Communications Manager
Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
ArenaNet

[Feedback]Path of Fire Preview - August 11 - 13

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Posted by: Gaile Gray

Gaile Gray

ArenaNet Communications Manager

Hey there,

As we have for Living World Season 3, we’d like to gather your high-level feedback on the Path of Fire Preview in which you participated this past weekend.

Please share your overall thoughts on the Path of Fire Preview in about 100 words or fewer.

Naturally you are welcome — even encouraged — to join other threads with individual comments and input, and you can post in as great a level of detail as you desire. This thread will be helpful in gathering your overall thoughts about your preview experience and therefore we’d like to keep the comments relatively brief.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Gaile Gray
Communications Manager
Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
ArenaNet

(edited by Gaile Gray.6029)

Fragmented Anomaly

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Posted by: Matthew Pennebaker

Matthew Pennebaker

Designer

Would it still occur if people let the fragments move slightly from their spawns before perma stunning?

We haven’t had a chance to fully check all the edge cases, but right now it seems like once they start moving they can be safely locked down.

Fragmented Anomaly

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Posted by: Matthew Pennebaker

Matthew Pennebaker

Designer

The initial 10 stacks don’t matter to the achievement. Also, only fragments matter for this achievement, coalescences (the orange bar) have no impact.

Fragmented Anomaly

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Posted by: Matthew Pennebaker

Matthew Pennebaker

Designer

I wanted to give an update. Fix still hasn’t been found, in large part because we just figured out how to reproduce it (which I’ll explain in a moment). I do want to clarify some points about how the achievement is scripted.

  • When the anomaly spawns into the map it sets a flag that says “I haven’t absorbed any fragments.”
  • When the fragments spawn in, they path to the anomaly, if they get to it, they apply the Leyline Accumulation Buff, unset the flag, and destroy themselves. (this is the only thing that unsets the flag)
  • If the event succeeds, and that flag is still set, everyone who participated in the event gets the achievement.
    My suspicion had always been around the pathing of the fragments to the anomaly. As you may have seen in our game, sometimes when NPC can’t get where it is trying to go it just teleports there. It turns out this is sort of what is happening here (and thanks to our QA representative Brett for actually finding this).

The actual bug is: if the fragments get stunned immediately when they appear, and stay stun locked for too long, they will just teleport to the anomaly and finish up their scripting.
We’re still trying to figure out why they are doing that, or at the very least, how to prevent them from doing that. I’ll update again as soon as I have more info.

PoF Demo causes Mac crashing

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Posted by: Jon Olson

Jon Olson

Programmer

Have you tried this with the 64-bit client? (You can get it from your account page.)

While we don’t recommend using it long term… the command line arguments -email, -password and -nopatchui can be used to bypass the launcher.

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