Yesterday (12/07/2012) in an interview regarding endgame, Eric Flannum and Colin Johanson revealed a number of things to expect in GW2.
1. Levelling to 80
It’s going to be just like in Guild Wars. You level to 80. Then the skill bar goes back to zero allowing you to level again and gain more skill points, though still remaining at 80. In GW having reached level 20 on one of my characters, it feel like in reality the level cap is higher because I never seem to reach level cap. I find this a good thing because I always seem to have something to achieve.
2. Legendary Items
Achieving legendary items is going to be fun, but challenging . Two examples that were mentioned were the Greatsword and the Short Bow. There are going to be two greatswords. One of Day, showing the sun while the other is Night, showing you the night sky. Using them individually you see day or night, but combining the two is where things get interesting. You use it one way you see day, the other you see night and this item is the most difficult to achieve, which sounds like a challenge to me. I like it! The second interesting and fun item mentioned was a shortbow that shoot arrows with unicorn heads that leave a rainbow trail behind them. Though this won’t really help much if you’re a thief and don’t want to be seen. Certainly a sure way of revealing your position to enemies! Neither of these items give added stats. They’re just cool items to make you look good. Well, I certainly want to look good!
3. The Mystic Forge
Once reaching level 80 you can then go to the mystic forge and
achieve spend more skill points by talking to Miyani.
4. Live Support
Live support is going to be extensive as new dynamic events and dungeons are going to be added quite frequently keeping the game fresh. So I’m happy to hear that the game doesn’t end with launch, but only gets better.
Orr will have fewer NPCs and those that are there will be corrupt, obviously due to the influence of Zhaitan. There even the statues of the gods are corrupted. Orr will have many meta events – more events than any other region.
6. Holiday Events
Holidays events will indeed be present just like they were in GW. Holidays like Winters Day and the Mad King, where this time around the Mad King will be given a voice. These were all ‘human’ centred events so it will definitely be interesting to see how the other races will fair.
If you’d like to watch the interview, check it out below!
End game with Eric Flannun and Colin Johanson (P.S move the slider to 4.00 to start the actual interview)
I think GW2 is definitely going to be one interesting ride………and to meet Zhaitan in the end………Wow……no other word can describe it!