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    Tequatl Rising - September 17th

    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-ga...ember-17-2013/

    September 17, 2013

    It has been gathering power in the depths.
    It is faster, stronger, deadlier.
    It has returned to devour and destroy.
    It is called Tequatl the Sunless… and it has evolved.

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    Events

    THE DRAGON TEQUATL – REDEFINED!
    Something’s gotten into Tequatl the Sunless. This ancient dragon, scourge of the Splintered Coast, has become more formidable than ever, with an arsenal of new attacks and lethal tricks at its disposal. To stop this rampaging beast, you’ll join forces with old friends and new allies in a desperate battle where failure is a very real option. Tequatl has risen – and it will take an army of players to bring it down!

    DEVELOPER LIVESTREAM – SEPTEMBER 20
    Dive deeper into the Tequatl Rising release with ArenaNet devs during the preview livestream on our Twitch channel on Friday, September 20 at 12PM PDT.


    Features

    “LOOKING FOR GROUP” TOOL
    We’ve added a new system to help players find others to join in on their adventures. Using our new looking for group system, you’ll be able to select the type of content you’d like to do and add in a custom description about the group you’re trying to form. Use the system alone or with friends to easily fill out your party!

    NEW RUINS OF POWER IN WORLD VS. WORLD
    Big changes are coming to the eternal war in The Mists! Each borderland map in WvW has been redesigned to include five new Ruins of Power—capture points that armies can battle over in order to earn lethal Bloodlust boosts for everyone on their server!

    BOSSES – UPDATED!
    We’ve adjusted all of our bosses to make them more challenging and fun! From the Megadestroyer to Golem Mark II to the Fire Elemental, bosses in Tyria are more dangerous than ever!

    NEW WVW ABILITY: FLAME RAM MASTERY
    Prepare to knock some gates down and set stuff on fire! Become tougher and more effective in those heated siege situations by earning ranks in the new Flame Ram Mastery ability!


    Rewards

    WINGS OF THE SUNLESS
    Earn this ominous new animated back item by waging war against Tequatl the Sunless!
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    That's all for the next update?

    Rather thin.

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    First time I heard of all world bosses being changed. Should be interesting come the 17th (even though everyone will be playing GTA 5 that day).

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    eh, I've said it before I'll say it again, it's just going to end in a zerg faceroll. I don't believe in Anet difficult of "hard" when none of their content is "hard" and the only thing they actually made "hard" was SAB and they nerfed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    That's all for the next update?

    Rather thin.
    All word bosses are getting updated supposedly, so new mechanics on everything.... supposedly and since there are like 20+ bosses I don't think it's thin but yea.... zerg events will always be zerg events.

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    Fairly minor patch really. I guess adjusting all the bosses was a big undertaking but for the players it seems pretty minor. I'm sure I'll try and kill Tequatl a few times but this is the smallest patch I've seen. I wonder if it'll even have a meta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightZero88 View Post
    Fairly minor patch really. I guess adjusting all the bosses was a big undertaking but for the players it seems pretty minor. I'm sure I'll try and kill Tequatl a few times but this is the smallest patch I've seen. I wonder if it'll even have a meta.
    Thank God. Between work and wife, I've been unable to catch up to all the content they're releasing. It'll be nice to have more time to focus on SAB =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightZero88 View Post
    Fairly minor patch really. I guess adjusting all the bosses was a big undertaking but for the players it seems pretty minor. I'm sure I'll try and kill Tequatl a few times but this is the smallest patch I've seen. I wonder if it'll even have a meta.
    If what they are saying is true...

    We’ve adjusted all of our bosses to make them more challenging and fun!
    So that's 22 bosses, though there are like 7(?) that do not spawn... ever so maybe they will make them spawn now.

    But 22 bosses is quite a lot. You usually see less in a raid patch but they can also totally suck and the bosses that never spawn can still never spawn so..

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    Oh look! Another back piece -_-

    Revamping of bosses is cool, should give them a bit of a new feel which is cool. I agree with Zito the Teq will probably end up being a zerg fest, but maybe there will be some new mechanics which you can't ignore. That tidal wave thing looks awesome. LFG is exciting as well. And the rest are changes to WvW getting ready for the first season. Not bad, seems like this whole month is a break from the "Living Story" though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arlee View Post
    Oh look! Another back piece -_-

    Revamping of bosses is cool, should give them a bit of a new feel which is cool. I agree with Zito the Teq will probably end up being a zerg fest, but maybe there will be some new mechanics which you can't ignore. That tidal wave thing looks awesome. LFG is exciting as well. And the rest are changes to WvW getting ready for the first season. Not bad, seems like this whole month is a break from the "Living Story" though.
    You can't avoid the wall it summons but you can just zerg that and then it's back to zerging the boss

    zzzz

    And the back pieces keep coming because the other back pieces don't stay and there isn't a lot of permanent back piece looks in the game so they will keep adding temp ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post
    All word bosses are getting updated supposedly, so new mechanics on everything.... supposedly and since there are like 20+ bosses I don't think it's thin but yea.... zerg events will always be zerg events.
    I wonder what is even the internal logic to revisit these bosses as new content. Like am I suppose to be thinking, "Gosh. I really want to see what aoe circles I need to dodge out of for the REVISED JUNGLE WORM!" and then proceed to this content area for... what?

    This isn't really new content. I do recognize that it is a fair effort to revise many of these encounters, and a tip of the hat for the intuitive going through. Yet realistically speaking, what process of thought does the game design suggest to me to just go out and dodge more colored circles and glowing cudgels?

    I dare say this is somewhat lazy development. Or at best, lackluster.

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    Yeah, definitely more mechanics. You can see the sneak peek play session at Pax here @ 10:22. They say it will take 80 well-geared players to defeat.
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    What 7 bosses are you talking about zito?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    I wonder what is even the internal logic to revisit these bosses as new content. Like am I suppose to be thinking, "Gosh. I really want to see what aoe circles I need to dodge out of for the REVISED JUNGLE WORM!" and then proceed to this content area for... what?

    This isn't really new content. I do recognize that it is a fair effort to revise many of these encounters, and a tip of the hat for the intuitive going through. Yet realistically speaking, what process of thought does the game design suggest to me to just go out and dodge more colored circles and glowing cudgels?

    I dare say this is somewhat lazy development. Or at best, lackluster.
    Depends, if they all do complete new things I consider it new content it's just their models are the same.

    What 7 bosses are you talking about zito?
    Eye of zhaitan, karka queen, modniir, taidha, dred commissioner and the chieftain. They never ever spawn unless once in a blue moon.

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    I hope it's the last back piece for now. I'm glad with the update on bosses, it got pretty boring. For the rest I'll just wait it out and see.

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    Doesn't really excite me.

    I might finally get to do story mode of City of Arah though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post
    Eye of zhaitan, karka queen, modniir, taidha, dred commissioner and the chieftain. They never ever spawn unless once in a blue moon.

    Modnir, Dredge Commissar and Foulbear Chieftain I do every couple days.
    Did Taidha last week, people just don't do the pre-events very often.

    Eye of Zhaitan - there's a nasty Champ Risen Abomination in the Zho'qafa Catacombs that needs to be killed to finish the escort quest to trigger the Eye. Most players don't bother with it since it's so hard.

    Karka Queen we do once a week, it's just a pia since you need to hold all 4 camps in the window to trigger the spawn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karizee View Post
    Modnir, Dredge Commissar and Foulbear Chieftain I do every couple days.
    Did Taidha last week, people just don't do the pre-events very often.

    Eye of Zhaitan - there's a nasty Champ Risen Abomination in the Zho'qafa Catacombs that needs to be killed to finish the escort quest to trigger the Eye. Most players don't bother with it since it's so hard.

    Karka Queen we do once a week, it's just a pia since you need to hold all 4 camps in the window to trigger the spawn.
    They never ever spawn unless once in a blue moon.
    They don't spawn enough to warrant anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post
    Depends, if they all do complete new things I consider it new content it's just their models are the same.



    Eye of zhaitan, karka queen, modniir, taidha, dred commissioner and the chieftain. They never ever spawn unless once in a blue moon.
    A lot of them have pre events that people don't do. Tahida bugs from time to time.

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    I'll have to see what they've done to the other bosses to get even remotely excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post
    They don't spawn enough to warrant anything.
    Pretty sure Modnir spawns all day. That area is really active.
    But maybe one of you lolafkautoattackdodge folk can go take out that Risen Abom Champ so we can do the Eye ;-)
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    This month feels more like a filler month content wise, SAB is the major draw here and it's a re-release with extra stuff added in. I don't think October is going to have much new either given it's the Halloween event and I doubt there will be a lot of new stuff released with it if any new stuff at all, which I think is fine, GW2's Halloween event is the best Halloween event in an MMO that I've experienced so far. November will probably have new stuff, probably even story related stuff, but then in December I expect that the same Wintersday event will be rereleased in almost the exact same form as last year, which again I think is fine.

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