The Queen’s Speech
This week on GuildCast, Guild Wars 2 Queen’s Speech, 1st year birthday gifts, removal of PvE culling, and more!
Gary Gannon, Richie Procopio and Matt Visual are back with some Guild Wars 2 talk and there’s quite a few topics to cover. First off, ArenaNet released info on the Queen’s Speech living story. Looks like Jennah wants to address her subjects with something and apparently there will be a “major surprise”? Wonder what that might be. Anyways, I know you guys want to hear more than just about a speech, so let’s take a look at some of the other major topics!
No More Culling!
I think this is the biggest news this week! No more culling in PvE! Finally you can see the huge amount of people who are attacking the Champion Svanir Shaman Chief as you arrive late to Frozen Maw in order to get those few last hits in! You can finally see what everyone is doing to help out at Claw of Jormag! You’ll be able to see where zerg fests in the Crown Pavilion instance! You’ll… well, you get my point. You’ll be able to see all the players on the map and the culling options can be optimized as needed. Colin went into a bit more details about the options in a forum post:
[quote]“The setting adjustments you can make currently will expand beyond just WvW, and simply be a game wide setting you apply for culling rules. For most folks, this means you can adjust the settings to actually improve your performance over current performance if you wish, since fallback models and name-tags are cheaper than full model renders. If you do want to turn everything up to insane, you also now have that option to see an extremely large number of people in all their graphics glory. The choice is entirely yours!”[/quote]
Happy First Birthday!
The first anniversary for Guild Wars 2 is fast approaching and it’s about time to celebrate character birthdays! ArenaNet finally let us in on what goodies every player will get when their birthday rolls in. Everyone on their birthday (date of character creation) will receive a Mini Queen Jennah, a 24-hour Birthday Booster, and a Scroll of Experience. I’m hoping the scroll is useful. I don’t need another insta-level 20 scroll, I have enough alts as it is!
All that and more…
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