Remember when ArenaNet’s Linsey Murdock wrote that blog post in November unveiling the new ascended gear? One of nuggets of information she shared was that new Guild Wars 2 legendary weapons were coming and that precursor items would be acquired via a more “scavenger hunt” approach than the current methods.
Knowledge of these forthcoming goodies impacted the way I approached my quest for a legendary weapon. Why toss expensive exotics into the mystic forge for a rare chance at a precursor item, when they might soon introduce new and more fun ways of getting my grubby little paws all over them?
Well, that question has been answered. It seems like gambling for your precursors is going to remain the most viable method of acquiring them at least for the next several months. Colin Johanson gave scavenger hunt hopefuls a bit of bad news on the forums with this statement:
“We’re not currently actively working on building any sort of legendary precursor scavenger hunt, this is something we want to do in the future and we’re in the midst of designing how this would function, but no one is actively building this feature and you should not expect in the Jan/Feb/March releases at this point. “
He later clarified and confirmed that they are indeed working on a design to add precursor scavenger hunts, but they are not currently implementing it. In other words, it’s going to be a while.
But it’s not all doom and gloom, as Mr. Johanson confirmed that we’ll be seeing some overhauls to the reward systems as early as the January content release. Their goal is to make the open world more rewarding and adding new ways to earn precursors as rewards is part of their mission.
We should be seeing a blog post sometime this week that summarizes ArenaNet’s high level plan for the first half of 2013. We should also be getting some previews of what January’s content patch has in store for Guild Wars 2 players. In the meantime, leave us a comment to let us know how you feel about Mr. Johanson’s news about Guild Wars 2 legendary scavenger hunts and the plans to revamp the reward systems.