Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Christmas In July : GW2

Hands up who saw this coming? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Here's the press release.

It's tempting to be ultra-cynical and say ANet really needed a crowd-pleaser about now but surely they can't have thrown this all together in a week? Can they?

Then again, people have been asking for the return of The Festival of Four Winds, Boss Blitz and The Crown Pavilion for years now with absolutely no sign that anyone was listening. Now here they all are at once. Coincidence?

Whatever. I'll take it. I've lost count of the number of times I've said GW2 needs more in-game holidays. I never understood why Four Winds wasn't an annual event in the first place. There was never a lore reason against it that I could see, even after the destruction of most of the Zephrite fleet. The festival grounds were mainly earthbound or entirely separate from the airships after all.

As for The Crown Pavilion and Boss Blitz, it always seemed they were dropped because they were too popular, if anything. No-one really did anything else when they were running.

It all kicks off in just seven days! Doesn't say how long it lasts but I would guess two weeks.

Bring it on!

1 comment:

  1. I'm nervous about how long the queen's gauntlet queue is going to be, and if it's going to remain a slideshow from the zerg underneath. Granted, my computer has been upgraded since the last time it came around... not to mention is now plunging towards the obsolescence part of its life cycle.

    But whatever, we'll take it.

    Even if it turns out a buggy glitchy server-crashing mess, we already have that festival going every now and then.

    At least it'll be a buggy glitchy server-crashing mess WITH the Labyrinthine Cliffs back in play!


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