GW2 Sixth Year Anniversary Infographic

Arenanet has released an infographic for its sixth year anniversary.

In other news, Arenanet has confirmed that there will not be an expansion after Season 4 of Living World and it will jump straight to Season 5 with a brand new storyline.

  • turkeyspit

    Poor Bog Skale =(

    • Scutilla

      Bog Skale for next raid boss

      • Skippy the Chimp

        Enraged Legendary Bogscale

        • Zis

          Bog Skale should be the Next world Boss!!

  • Mr. Principal

    Oh those tears in my eyes while watching the video.. I can’t believe it is 6 years already..!

    • Squatch

      They should add a clip in the video of Jessica Price calling the engaged community asshats 🙂

      • Mr. Principal

        She didn’t refer to all.. only to someone who really was an asshat.. Anet was wrong to fire her and her colleague..

        • Tsar CUBE

          Maybe wrong for fire the colleague… But that worthless sjw, self centered swine deserved everything that came to her. Good riddance I say!!

          • Squatch

            Peter Fries was undeserving :/

        • Squatch

          While you have a different opinion of who was in the wrong, I still don’t know a single company that would keep an employee after a public outburst like that, especially from someone in a community manager position. That kinda loose cannon attitude isn’t fit for the role. I’m pretty sure Blizzard also fired a community manager back in the day for fighting and insulting it’s community too. Anyway, I shouldn’t have brought it up, meant it as a joke.

          • Mr. Principal

            Lol no worries.. I actually laughed when I read that comment..! I dunno why I turned suddenly so serious..! >.<

  • Alot

    The griffon stat is impressive. You get the raptor for showing up and its the fastest way to travel. The griffon requires 250 gold, an expansion and a prolonged scavenger hunt. The people who get the griffon must spend serious time on it.

    • hactid

      its not really that bad, takes about 2-3 hours if you already have the 250 gold and manage to chain every events.

  • Ainseland

    lmao on Bog skale stats

    in the future bog scale will be the next mount
    kudosonbogscale

    • Tsar CUBE

      Yeah poor Bogskale 🙁

      I feel like going and dying to it a few times just to cheer it up xD

  • Ares Zax

    Interesting. So they’re not going with another expansion after Season 4. That means that their new gem store financial model is indeed paying dividends. (Not that I’m really surprised. Black Lion chests have gone up to almost 5.5 silver on average now, compared to maybe half that price 2 years ago.)

    Anyway, it’ll be nice to revisit the Sunspear Refuge again. I’ve always liked the “Build a stronghold” quest in RPGs, so this looks like it should be something similar. 🙂

  • juana

    The griffon stat is impressive. You get the raptor for showing up and its the fastest way to travel. The griffon requires 250 gold, an expansion and a prolonged scavenger hunt. The people who get the griffon must spend serious time on it.

    • Kite

      Are you a bot? Or did you just copy/pasted someone ales’s post?

      • Alot

        Its history says its only made 7 comments which are in 2 different languages and its handle is the word discord followed by a random set of letters and numbers – so yes, its a bot -.-

        • Taiwan Wolf

          but why?

          • Alot

            I assume this is an automated machine learning training program. They showed up a bit during the last us presidential election where bots wouldn’t pretend to be radical supporters of a candidate but would rather just link to popular tweets or posts of other social media users (so they looked more human if as they never had to talk). I assume they keep running them on these small discussions to try train bots to pick up which popular posts will be reliked.

            • Squatch

              Sounds like the Inquest are behind this…

          • Alot

            One of 2 options. 1) because you can (and enthusiasts enjoy doing technical stuff, especially if it irritated other online users) or 2) because we a valuable training source for extremely complex algorithms. If you’ve ever been asked to identify pictures by Google or other sites to prove you not a robot before proceeding, then you should know that they actually use those human generated result sets to teach ai to solve the same problems -.-

        • Mr. Principal

          After closely following those bots & studying their behavior.. I noticed they only “steal” the best comments.. I can safely say that they are in fact Skritts.. shiny comments attracts them..

          • Alot

            I believe you’ve just settled the matter. Skritt infestation it is.

  • Tsar CUBE

    Oh bloody hell, no expansion after season 4 is a super downer for me. Literally sapped a lot of excitement for me. I think it’s a mistake to start season 5 without doing expansion first… but I guess we’ll see how it goes I suppose. Most exciting thing about this denouncement is the personal instance… maybe we will finally get some sort of decent player housing system? One can hope at least…

    • Alot

      Which denouncement are you talking about?

      • Ares Zax

        He probably meant to say “announcement”.

        • Alot

          I know, i just didn’t know there was an announcement. Looks pretty cool and pretty sad at the same time. The idea of a home like instance is a great addition. The idea that they abandoned the full scope of home instances (to meet an arbitrary living world deadline of all things) is kind of sad though.

          • Aiury

            Wait, yall cant play with my emotions like this, where do you see an announcement for a personal instance???? I’ve been waiting for a full featured home instance since 2008 and a personal mini guild hall type thing since HoT, is something like this really coming?!??!!

        • Tsar CUBE

          Yeah… How or why I wrote “denouncement’ is a mystery to me lol

          Also they probably will move all your cats to it and nodes most likely. Hopefully they will let us decorate it like a mini guild hall.

  • N

    “and all of this without a monthly subscription fee”
    I actually laughed at that part because sub fees are such trash. GW2 best MMO

  • Paul D

    Its history says its only made 7 comments which are in 2 different languages and its handle is the word discord followed by a random set of letters and numbers – so yes, its a bot -.-

    • Squatch

      Ya? Tell me more about what you know about bots… BOT!

  • Taiwan Wolf

    Do your best, Bog Scale.

  • Sindariel

    I feel guilty for hunting bog skales, now. 🙁

  • Mike Yorku

    Oh wow. The Bog Skale has the same KDR as Tarnished coast in WvW.

  • Jalen Dmello

    Bog scale for President

    • Squatch

      Bog scale: “We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning”

  • mathis

    I feel guilty for hunting bog skales, now. 🙁

  • Guest

    “And withought a subscription fee”

    Yeah we’ll see how long that’ll last.

    So far they’re able to get away with making content without monthly charges. But sooner or later in order for them to countinue to expand and maintain such a vast world they’ll have to charge a monthly fee. Creating a game of this size and scale is NOT cheap.

    • George Smith

      Gem store and maybe box sales is where they make their money. I reckon they would sooner try and increase profitability on those than try and change their entire business model.

      • Guest

        They need to sell better items in the Gem store as well. The only thing (in my opinion) worth buying are the utility/food primers, gems that you can trade for gold, unbreakable tools and a couple of outfits. Many things that are in the store you can already get during gameplay.

        • Narottam Zakheim

          mount and glider skins… certain weapon and armor sets…copper and silver salvage… character slots… shared inventory…. bank tabs…. storage expansion….. so many things

    • Sty

      Though the fact that they prefer to ship free content rather than an expansion seems to indicate that their current business model is successful enough.

    • Arisha

      Are you assuming they will swap to Subscription fee?

      The game was never been P2P, and never will. Theres never been a game that swapped from either F2P or B2P to P2P and Guild Wars 2 isnt going to be any diffrent.

      Event ”attempting” such thing will be a death sentence.

      • Squatch

        Coming in the next update, Ambient magic released into the world has started to decay your player character, when logged in you will slowly tick damage in all zones unless you buy antidote from the gemstore (1200 gems, lasts 30 days).

  • Piqu3t

    I feel guilty for hunting bog skales, now. 🙁

  • Altauriel

    A bit conflicted about there being no expansion after Season 4, but I guess optimistically it means that they’ll be taking time to wrap up the loose ends from PoF in Season 4 and then using Season 5 to lay the ground work for next expansion? I might prefer this over the rush job that was Season 3 where the build up of the return of the White Mantle and Lazarus was abruptly ended and replaced by Balthazar out of nowhere.

  • longmong

    yeah yeah, that’s great man!

    What about the active players/users ingame though(numbers/how many); even if you suck at maths you’ll still figure out that you don’t actually need a huge player base to achieve these ‘ooohhhh so scary big numbers’ that show time-spent per (not 1 player) player base – als, keep in mind that the total time here is derived from the beginning of the game (unlikely from beta, but who knows)

    • hal fryer

      The total time for mounts is from a year ago this month, because they were only added in with an expansion.

  • Nao Fate

    Oh come on, no one ride Jackals? What the hell people?

    • Narottam Zakheim

      i do…. number 1 mount

    • Фролов Денис

      Screw jackals. Bunnies for life.

  • Narottam Zakheim

    if they are not making an xpac after season 4 i hope they will really amp up the content u get with LS…. besides istan the new maps are pretty useless… esp kourna…. except petey oc…. the new home instance looks pretty major… sounds like it will unlock lots of new ongoing content…. i hope it takes us into the desert maps more… i feel there is little replayability atm and these maps need an injection of life…. maybe this will do it…. i was looking forward to a new xpac…. but i always thought Kralkatoric would happen as part of LS… after we got sidelined with the whole balthazar story line in POF…. im interested to see what they have in store… sounds like they are gonna be mixing things up again…..

    i wish they had done more with palawa joko… he was such an epic character and i felt he never really got to do anything… the battle against him was underwhelming… tho he is eternal undead so maybe he will show up again…. i have a feeling the last ls4 map will have kralkatoric battle as meta event… maybe season 5 will lead us onto the new story arc and into the next xpac…. well see

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