Flame and Frost: Prelude
Flame and Frost: Prelude is the prologue to a multi-stage narrative that will bring big changes to Guild Wars 2 in the months to come.
event begins with Temple of the Silent Storm Week
The sky falls and the ground shakes in the lands of the north. Charr and norn refugees crawl from the wreckage of their homes in the Wayfarer Foothills and Diessa Plateau, struggling to find shelter in the south. The call goes out for volunteers to assist the victims in this time of need, when earth and sky seem to have become the enemy…
Looks good to me. I wasn't expecting even an update of this size, since they said the January one would be a small update. But with guesting and the daily changes, that's pretty cool.
I am looking forward to seeing what it all means for gameplay.
I posted about this in another thread that seemed to be discussing the new update this month; wish I'd noticed this thread earlier. lol Anyway, I'm excited about it. I enjoy these monthly updates they've been doing. It's something to look forward to and gives new things to do each month. Ascended gear becoming available outside of FotM should be interesting. I wonder what else will be purchasable with the new laurels currency and how dailies and monthlies will change. Also, having a range of levels possible for one fractal should make the dungeons more accessible to those of us that haven't done enough to be in the higher levels yet.
Hopefully, the new laurels ascended gear will be usable in fractals even with agony. Then even more players will be available to run fractals with friends and guildies.
As it so happens, I just made a quick video about this after the patch notes were released, basically covering the ins and outs of the notes in addition to some speculation and opinions. If you want you can take a look here:
I am looking forward to the new achievement system, I saw on reddit that someone had found game files on GuildHead and there is a daily reward for making profit on the Trading Post!
Looks good so far...
Got my 1st laural...can't wait to get a load more and spend...spend...spend...
Orrs alive again...kinda...
The Shadow Behmometh works...well knock me down with a kipper...
I spent quite a bit of time trying out the new PvP tournaments. I really hope they continue with it, I'd love to see more maps added. A match making system would also be a welcome addition.
I am not a big fan of the new daily achievement. I found the healing and dodging achievements kinda lame and the need to kill veterns was a pain as it was harder to find them than it was to kill them.
Are there any non-Veteran Pinesouls/Oakhearts?
Usually they are ignored, but I guess today everyone thinks he always wanted to be a lumberjack :D