GW2 May 2 Game Update Patch Notes

GW2 May 2 Game Update Patch Notes.

05/02/2017 – May 2nd Release Notes
Living World – Flashpoint
The White Mantle launched a surprise attack on Divinity’s Reach. Betrayed from within and assaulted from without, the city fought a battle on two fronts. Queen Jennah rose to the occasion, revealing just how powerful a mesmer she is, and with a monumental effort on the part of the humans and their allies, the city broke the siege.
Caudecus Beetlestone, once the legate minister, was commanding the White Mantle forces, bringing his plot to take the Krytan throne to its conclusion. He’d been working on it for decades, but his plan was foiled. Loyalists and allies of the queen found him in his mansion. Before he could be taken into custody, however, the snake murdered his own daughter, Demmi, an honorable agent of the Order of Whispers—and a friend to many.
Caudecus’s subsequent death was an unsatisfactory revenge for her loss. With their leader dead, the White Mantle forces fell into chaos, and the Seraph and Shining Blade picked off the stragglers with ease. In the wake of the battle, the Divinity’s Reach prison bulged with inmates. A search of Caudecus’s manor revealed one of Lazarus’s aspects—the objects into which he safeguarded portions of his soul.
This discovery brought Lazarus’s true identity into question. Who is Lazarus? Marjory continues to shadow him, but does she know what she’s getting herself into? That question will have to wait, because Taimi is on the verge of completing her antidragon device. The Elder Dragons grow stronger every day, and thus Tyria becomes ever more chaotic and dangerous. Taimi’s device could be the answer that saves the world.
New Legendary Torch: Flames of War
A new legendary weapon is now available. Speak with Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs in Lion’s Arch to learn how to craft the new torch precursor, Liturgy, and forge the new legendary torch, Flames of War.
Raids

  • Legendary armor is now available in the game. Complete the final step in the collection to receive the Refined Envoy set. Combine that armor with the recipe components in the Mystic Forge to produce the most sought-after armor in the Guild Wars® world.
  • Rune Swapping: A key functional attraction of legendary armor is the ability to swap the stats of the item on the fly. Since runes and infusions are as impactful a choice as the stats on the armor, we have altered the behavior of these items to allow players to swap runes and infusions from legendary armor at will. Ascended armor will not be affected by this change.

Items

  • Blood Rubies, Jade Shards, Petrified Wood, and Winterberries have been added to material storage.

Structured Player vs. Player

  • Added the Draconis Mons Reward Track.

World vs. World
General

  • Added the Draconis Mons Reward Track.

BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE
New Items and Promotions

  • The new Kasmeer’s Regal Outfit is available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 700 gems.
  • The new Vine-Touched Destroyer Glider Combo is available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 700 gems.
  • Kasmeer’s Staff has returned for a limited time, found in the Style category of the Gem Store for 600 gems.
  • The Metallurgic Dye Kit has returned for a limited time, found in the Special category of the Gem Store for 125 gems.
  • The Cosmic Harvesting Tool, Cosmic Mining Tool, and the Cosmic Logging Tool have all returned and are available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 1,000 gems each.
  • bc1280

    First

    • Henry Chavez

      kys

  • Hyldenlord

    No new fractals nor revamps? Sigh…

    • Braghez

      Well, most of them are Ok now. That said I hoped for a new fractal :/ guess it ll come next update ? who knows. At least one more before xpac is mandatory xD

    • Io

      Not even a balance-ish after the league has ended. Those poor revs

  • Ares Zax

    Only the 4 new map currencies were added to Material Storage? 🙁 What about doubloons? Or Blade Shards? (The very thing that the UI dev mentioned in her original post on the forums?)

    • Logic First

      they gotta still sell bank tabs don’t they?

    • Alot

      I’d prefer it if Anet sold a seperate trophy cabinet which provided 500 storage for all trophies instead of the traditional 250 slots usually provided for each material. Its a higher cost for the player, but I feel that trophies and crafting materials are presented in game as two seperate things – and that relationship should be maintained.

  • Trenus

    Was hoping for new blt weapon skins…. This update is a little lacking….

    • Io

      Believe in the “Fix world crash” patch

  • kris

    You cant actually start the new “Flames of war” collection yet when talking to Grandmaster Hobbs. You had one job anet..

    • Raizel

      It’s you who are wrong, they said long ago: “No more collections for new legendary weapons” so you only have to craft precursors directly

      • kris

        “A new legendary weapon is now available. Speak with Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs in Lion’s Arch to learn how to craft the new torch precursor, Liturgy, and forge the new legendary torch, Flames of War.” – DOESN’T WORK

    • kris

      “it’s in recipes. the first is called forgotten brilliance. second is neophyte’s beacon third is liturgy.” – Ok for anyone else confused by this here is how to make the new legendary thanks to someone on the gw2 forums.

      • Felipe Nogueira

        You were the only one confused and raging here.

      • Felipe Nogueira

        I don’t get how anyone can be confused about this for more than 10 seconds.

        • kris

          Yes well considering it was a fairly big topic in gw2 chat and in the forums obviously I wasn’t alone. Oh wait you are the guy who likes to tell everyone else how easy everything is after already having the info provided. Good job.

          • Felipe Nogueira

            Is it any different from the last legendary weapons? It’s a rethoric question, you don’t need to answer.

    • I was a bit confused to start with as well since this is the first “no story” legendary I decided to have a go at. I found the first stage digging through the recipes and yeah, it did seem well tucked away. XD

      The second stage was a bit confusing too since there’s no mail or anything and I wondered if I’d have to salvage the thing for an essence like the earlier legendaries but you don’t.

      It looks like once you unlock the skin for the first, the recipe for the second appears on Hobbs, so you buy that and keep going. That’s as far as I’ve got for now.

  • Ainseland

    dis is all i want 4get da legendary armor, i have been farming those and the berries, so yeah i need this

    “Blood Rubies, Jade Shards, Petrified Wood, and Winterberries have been added to material storage.”

  • Alot

    Now THAT was some hectic chin action.
    Impressive story telling, character development in quarters I wasn’t expecting and (I suspect) epic fail on the side of the Exalted for not explaining Glints legacy in a bit more detail.
    Only hitch with this is that the 3 different accounts of the state of Majory in the release, patch notes and release page proved to be slightly contradictory and slight spoilers. And then there was me, who went straight to scrutinise the new legendary and literally burnt my eyes out with the spoilerish nature of the thing -.-

  • undouble

    Would be nice if the “Living World-Flashpoint” blurb (read above) ACTUALLY related to the episode!!

  • :3

    This was a very nice patch, the zone was like very colourfull, the twist in LS was also unexpected. Though i feel the oaqtheart mastery is kinda like cheating your way up 🙂
    GG

  • nadrian3k

    This was a very enjoyable patch. Thumbs up. They are on the right track. Let’s hope they continue.

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