The Lost Shores patch in November introduced Guild Wars 2 players to the unique Fractals of the Mists dungeon. While much of the feedback on the mini-dungeon system has been positive, there have been two major points of contention which have marred the experience.
The first is a bug that prevents players from rejoining their party if they get disconnected while doing a dungeon run. Many keyboards, mice, and monitors have been beat up and destroyed as a result of disconnecting on the final fractal of a set. The second issue is the impracticality of finding a group that is on the same difficulty level as you. Currently, you cannot set the dungeon to a higher difficulty setting than the lowest level unlocked by any member of the group. This creates an impossible scenario where everyone is on a different fractal step and unable to find a group that is mutually beneficial.
It’s a bit complicated to explain on paper, but the fix is a good one. Basically, it will mean that everyone can group up with anyone else and completing the fractals will benefit everyone in the party. This is a far better system than they currently have in place and combined with the disconnect fix should bring a lot of players flooding back to the Fractals. The end of January can’t come quick enough.
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