Game updates/20081113

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Update #2 - Thursday, November 13, 2008[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

  • Fixed a crash bug.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update - Thursday, November 13, 2008[edit]

Title Rebalance[edit]

Luxon/Kurzick Titles[edit]

All of the methods for gaining Luxon and Kurzick faction which can be used to progress the Friend of the Luxons and Friend of the Kurzicks titles have been significantly rebalanced, and several new methods have been added. Players should now have many interesting options for gaining faction that are similar to the pace of the quests that had been efficient ways to earn these titles.

Missions[edit]

There are now a few new ways to earn the Luxon/Kurzick titles by playing through missions.

  • It is now possible to use the "Shiro's Return" storybook to record your progress through the Guild Wars Factions storyline. You can turn this book in to the Kurzick Poet or Luxon Bard for a significant title point reward. See the "Storybooks" section below for more details.
  • Arborstone and Eternal Grove now give 1000 Kurzick faction for each level of completion. This is a one time only reward.
  • Boreas Seabed and Gyala Hatchery now give 1000 Luxon faction for each level of completion. This is a one time only reward.
  • Unwaking Waters now gives 1000 Luxon or Kurzick faction for each level of completion depending on which side was entered from. This is a one time only reward, regardless of which type of faction was given.
  • Faction will automatically be added to your account the next time you log in on each character that has achieved any levels of completion in these missions prior to these new rewards. If your faction is already full or your cap is too low to accept the amount owed to you, this crediting will be delayed until the next time you zone into an outpost or instance and your account has the room to accept the faction you are owed.
Vanquishing[edit]

This is a new way to earn faction.

Alliance Battles[edit]
Challenge Missions[edit]
  • Increased Luxon/Kurzick faction reward for getting the Daily, Monthly, or Quarterly bests in Altrumm Ruins, Amatz Basin, Zos Shivros Channel, and Aurios Mines. Getting the Daily Best now gives 4000 faction, the Monthly Best gives 8000 faction, and the Quarterly Best gives 16,000 faction.
  • The final rewards given in Altrumm Ruins, Amatz Basin, Zos Shivros Channel, and Aurios Mines are now based on the Monthly best instead of the Quarterly best.
  • Added +1 Kurzick faction per kill in Altrumm Ruins and Amatz Basin.
  • Added +1 Luxon faction per kill in Zos Shivros Channel and Aurios Mines.
  • Added +15 Kurzick faction for each chunk of Amber retrieved in Altrumm Ruins.
  • Added +10 Kurzick faction per boss kill in Altrumm Ruins.
  • Added +25 Kurzick faction for each refugee saved in Amatz Basin.
  • Added +50 Kurzick faction for every 10 refugees saved in Amatz Basin.
  • Added +50 Luxon faction for every minute survived in Zos Shivros Channel.
  • Added +100 Luxon faction for each Luxon Adept killed in Zos Shivros Channel.
  • Added +50 Luxon faction for each Shadow of Kanaxai killed in Aurios Mines.
Competitive Missions[edit]
  • Increased Luxon/Kurzick and Balthazar faction given in Fort Aspenwood to +10 per kill.
  • Increased Luxon/Kurzick faction given for winning a battle in Fort Aspenwood to +1000.
  • Kurzick players in Fort Aspenwood will now receive faction equal to 15 times the percentage of completion of the Vengeance of the Gods at the end of the match.
  • The time it takes for the Vengeance of the Gods meter to fill up has been reduced by 5 minutes.
  • Increased the Luxon faction reward for gates destroyed in Fort Aspenwood to +300 faction per gate.
  • Increased the Luxon/Kurzick faction given in Jade Quarry to +5 per kill.
  • Increased the Balthazar faction given in Jade Quarry to +10 per kill.
  • Increased Luxon/Kurzick faction given for each Slab of Jade collected to +250 per slab.
  • Increased Luxon/Kurzick faction given for winning a battle in the Jade Quarry to +1000.
Elite Missions[edit]
Maximum Faction Limits[edit]

There are now a number of ways to increase the maximum amount of Luxon/Kurzick Faction that you can hold at once. Speak to any [Faction Rewards] NPC to see what you have left to do to increase your faction cap.

  • Completing the quest Befriending the Luxons will raise Luxon faction cap by 10,000.
  • Completing the quest Befriending the Kurzicks will raise Kurzick faction cap by 10,000.
  • Completing Boreas Seabed, Gyala Hatchery, and Unwaking Waters will raise Luxon faction cap by 7000.
  • Completing Arborstone, Eternal Grove, and Unwaking Waters will raise Kurzick faction cap by 7000.
  • Defeating Kanaxai in The Deep will raise Luxon faction cap by 10,000.
  • Defeating Urgoz in Urgoz's Warren will raise Kurzick faction cap by 10,000.
  • Scoring 100 points in Zos Shivros Channel will raise Luxon faction cap by 1000.
  • Scoring 100 points in Aurios Mines will raise Luxon faction cap by 1000.
  • Scoring 100 points in Altrumm Ruins will raise Kurzick faction cap by 1000.
  • Scoring 100 points in Amatz Basin will raise Kurzick faction cap by 1000.
  • Winning a battle in Fort Aspenwood for the Luxons will raise Luxon faction cap by 5000.
  • Winning a battle in Fort Aspenwood for the Kurzicks will raise Kurzick faction cap by 5000.
  • Winning a battle in Jade Quarry for the Luxons will raise Luxon faction cap by 5000.
  • Winning a battle in Jade Quarry for the Kurzicks will raise Kurzick faction cap by 5000.
  • Winning an Alliance Battle for the Luxons will raise Luxon faction cap by 5000.
  • Winning an Alliance Battle for the Kurzicks will raise Kurzick faction by 5000.
  • Achieving rank 1 in the Luxon title track will raise Luxon faction cap by 5000. Each subsequent rank will raise Luxon faction cap by 1000.
  • Achieving rank 1 in the Kurzick title track will raise Kurzick faction cap by 5000. Each subsequent rank will raise Kurzick faction cap by 1000.
  • Your faction cap will automatically increase if you have already done the following things: either of the Befriending quests, the Luxon or Kurzick mission sets, and beaten Urgoz or Kanaxai after the addition of the Hall of Monuments to Guild Wars in August of 2007.
Other Changes[edit]

Sunspear/Lightbringer Titles[edit]

A number of new ways have been added to earn the Sunspear and Lightbringer titles. Additionally, a number of existing rewards related to these titles have been increased.

Missions[edit]
  • It is now possible to use the "Night Falls" storybook to record your progress through the Guild Wars Nightfall storyline. You can turn this book in to the Sunspear Signalman or Lightbringer Scrivener for a significant Sunspear or Lightbringer point reward. See the "Storybooks" section below for more details.
  • The Chahbek Village mission now rewards 5 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 50 in Hard Mode.
  • The Jokanur Diggings mission now rewards 5 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 50 in Hard Mode.
  • The Blacktide Den mission now rewards 10 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 50 in Hard Mode.
  • The Consulate Docks mission now rewards 10 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 60 in Hard Mode.
  • The Venta Cemetery mission now rewards 15 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 60 in Hard Mode.
  • The Kodonur Crossroads mission now rewards 15 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 60 in Hard Mode.
  • The Rilohn Refuge mission now rewards 20 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 70 in Hard Mode.
  • The Pogahn Passage mission now rewards 20 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 70 in Hard Mode.
  • The Moddok Crevice mission now rewards 20 Sunspear title points for every level of completion in Normal Mode and 70 in Hard Mode.
  • The Tihark Orchard mission now rewards 25 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 80 in Hard Mode.
  • The Dzagonur Bastion mission now rewards 25 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 80 in Hard Mode.
  • The Dasha Vestibule mission now rewards 25 Sunspear title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 80 in Hard Mode.
  • The Grand Court of Sebelkeh mission now rewards 25 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 75 in Hard Mode.
  • The Jennur's Horde mission now rewards 30 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 75 in Hard Mode.
  • The Nundu Bay mission now rewards 30 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 75 in Hard Mode.
  • The Gate of Desolation mission now rewards 30 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 75 in Hard Mode.
  • The Ruins of Morah mission now rewards 35 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 75 in Hard Mode.
  • The Gate of Pain mission now rewards 40 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 100 in Hard Mode.
  • The Gate of Madness mission now rewards 45 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 100 in Hard Mode.
  • The Abaddon's Gate mission now rewards 50 Lightbringer title points for each level of completion in Normal Mode and 100 in Hard Mode.
  • Title points will automatically be added to your Sunspear and Lightbringer titles for each level of completion in these missions that you achieved prior to the new reward system.
Vanquishing[edit]
  • Added Sunspear title point bonuses for Vanquishing zones in Istan and Kourna. Point amount is equal to 5 times the number of monsters killed.
  • Added Lightbringer title point bonuses for Vanquishing zones in Vabbi and The Desolation. Point amount is equal to 5 times the number of monsters killed.
Challenge Missions[edit]
  • Added a Sunspear title point reward for getting the Daily, Monthly, or Quarterly best in Dajkah Inlet. Getting the Daily best gives +500 points, the Monthly best gives +1000 points, and the Quarterly best gives +2000 points.
  • The final rewards given in Dajkah Inlet, Remains of Sahlahja, and The Shadow Nexus are now based on the Monthly best instead of the Quarterly best.
  • Killing a Corsair Guild Lord in Dajkah Inlet now gives +50 Sunspear title points.
  • Killing a Corsair Commander in Dajkah Inlet now gives +25 Sunspear title points.
  • Added a Lightbringer title points reward for getting the Daily, Monthly, or Quarterly best in the Remains of Sahlahja and the Shadow Nexus. Getting the Daily best gives +500 title points, the Monthly best gives +1000 title points, and the Quarterly best gives +2000 title points.
  • Killing an Infestation in the Remains of Sahlahja now gives +1 Lightbringer title points.
  • Killing a Greater Infestation in the Remains of Sahlahja now gives +3 Lightbringer title points.
  • Killing a Maddened Spirit in the Remains of Sahlahja now gives +4 Lightbringer title points.
  • Killing a Lost Soul in the Remains of Sahlahja now gives +8 Lightbringer title points.
  • Kills in The Shadow Nexus now reward +1 Lightbringer title points.
  • Killing a Margonite Portal Mage in The Shadow Nexus now gives +25 Lightbringer title points.
Quests[edit]
  • Added 15 Sunspear title points to the reward for the quest A Decayed Monument in Istan.
  • Added 10 Sunspear title points to the rewards for the quest Down on the Bayou in Istan.
  • Added 100 Sunspear title points to the reward for the quest A Little Recon in Kourna.
  • Added 100 Sunspear title points to the reward for the quest A Question of Morality in Kourna.
  • Added 100 Sunspear title points to the reward for the quest Mirza's Last Stand in Kourna.
  • Added 100 Sunspear title points to the reward for the quest Old Woman River in Kourna.
  • Added 10 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest A Bushel of Trouble in Kourna.
  • Added 10 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Ancestral Anguish in Kourna.
  • Added 10 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Battle of Turai's Procession in Kourna.
  • Added 10 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Total Corruption in Kourna.
  • Added 10 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Troubled Lands in Kourna.
  • Added 15 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Valley of the Rifts in Vabbi.
  • Added 15 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest To the Rescue in Vabbi.
  • Added 15 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest In Defense of Theatre in Vabbi.
  • Added 30 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Getting Even in The Desolation.
  • Added 30 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest The Growing Threat in The Desolation.
  • Added 30 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest The Hallowed Point in The Desolation.
  • Added 30 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest A New Guide in The Desolation.
  • Added 30 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest A Tasty Morsel in The Desolation.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest A Deal's a Deal in The Desolation to 30.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest A Show of Force in The Desolation to 45.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest Forgotten Retribution in The Desolation to 30.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest Temple of the Monoliths in The Desolation to 30.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest The Cold Touch of the Past in The Desolation to 45.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest Horde of Darkness in The Desolation to 30.
  • Added 75 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Dismember the Titans in the Realm of Torment.
  • Added 50 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Escape from the Torment in the Realm of Torment.
  • Added 100 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Faded Memory in the Realm of Torment.
  • Added 50 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Blueprint of the Fall in the Realm of Torment.
  • Added 75 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest A Flickering Flame in the Realm of Torment.
  • Added 50 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest Dark Gateway in the Realm of Torment.
  • Added 100 Lightbringer title points to the reward for the quest A Fleshy Operation in the Realm of Torment.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest All Alone in the Darkness in the Realm of Torment to 100.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest Invasion From Within in the Realm of Torment to 50.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest Kormir's Crusade in the Realm of Torment to 100.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest Open Season in the Realm of Torment to 100.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest The Apostate in the Realm of Torment to 75.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest They Only Come Out at Night in the Realm of Torment to 75.
  • Increased the Lightbringer title point reward for the quest Uncharted Territory in the Realm of Torment to 100.
  • Added 800 Lightbringer title points and 800 gold to the reward for the quest Deathbringer Company in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 2000 Lightbringer title points and 2000 gold to the reward for the quest Mallyx the Unyielding in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 500 Lightbringer title points and 500 gold to the reward for the quest The City of Torc'qua in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 500 Lightbringer title points and 500 gold to the reward for the quest The Foundry of Failed Creations in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 800 Lightbringer title points and 800 gold to the reward for the quest Foundry Breakout in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 800 Lightbringer title points and 800 gold to the reward for the quest The Rifts Between Us in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 500 Lightbringer title points and 500 gold to the reward for the quest To the Rescue! in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 500 Lightbringer title points and 500 gold to the reward for the quest Breaching the Stygian Veil in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Added 800 Lightbringer title points and 500 gold to the reward for the quest Brood Wars in The Domain of Anguish.
  • Sunspear and Lightbringer title points will automatically be added to your title if you have already completed any of the quests or missions listed except the Domain of Anguish quests. You will only get title points for the Domain of Anguish quests if you have beaten Mallyx since the addition of the Hall of Monuments to Guild Wars in August of 2007.

Eye of the North Titles[edit]

Vanquishing[edit]
  • Added Vanguard title point rewards for Vanquishing zones in The Charr Homelands. Point amount is equal to 5 times the number of monsters killed.
  • Added Norn title point rewards for Vanquishing zones in The Far Shiverpeaks. Point amount is equal to 5 times the number of monsters killed.
  • Added Asura title point rewards for Vanquishing zones in The Tarnished Coast. Point amount is equal to 5 times the number of monsters killed.
Dungeons[edit]
  • Increased the repeatable Dwarven, Vanguard, Norn, and Asuran title point rewards for completing a dungeon to half of the first time reward.
Bounties[edit]
  • The Boss Bounty effect now gives a bonus for each Boss killed within the time period.
Challenge Mission[edit]
  • Added a Dwarven title point reward for getting the Daily, Monthly, or Quarterly best in Glint's Challenge. Getting the Daily best gives +1500 points, the Monthly best gives +3000 points, and the Quarterly gives +6000 points.
  • Increased the amount of Dwarven title points given for completing wave 2 in Glint's Challenge to 50.
  • Increased the amount of Dwarven title points given for completing wave 3 in Glint's Challenge to 75.
  • Increased the amount of Dwarven title points given for completing wave 4 in Glint's Challenge to 100.
  • Increased the amount of Dwarven title points given for completing wave 5 in Glint's Challenge to 125.
  • Increased the amount of Dwarven title points given for completing wave 6 in Glint's Challenge to 150.
Charr Battle Plans Missions[edit]
  • Increased the Vanguard title point rewards for completing a Charr Battle Plans mission to 1000.
Quests[edit]
  • Increased the Vanguard title point reward for the quest The Assassin's Revenge in the Charr Homelands to 150.
  • Increased the Dwarven title point reward for the quest Attack on Jalis's Camp in The Far Shiverpeaks to 200.
  • Increased the Dwarven title point reward for the quest In the Service of Revenge in The Far Shiverpeaks to 300.
  • Increased the Dwarven title point reward for the quest Krak's Cavalry in The Far Shiverpeaks to 200.
  • Increased the Dwarven title point reward for the quest The Destroyer Challenge in The Far Shiverpeaks to 150.
  • Increased the Dwarven title point reward for the quest Destructive Research in The Far Shiverpeaks to 150.
  • Title points will automatically be added to your title tracks if you completed any of these quests prior to the increased rewards.

Wisdom/Treasure Hunter Titles[edit]

  • The Wisdom and Treasure Hunter titles are now account-based. To credit previously accumulated points to the new account total, you must log in to each character that has points. Once these points have been credited to the total, the transfer is permanent even if the character is later deleted. All points received after today will go to the account total.

Unlucky Title[edit]

  • Unlucky points given each time you break a lockpick now increase as your chance to retain a lockpick upon use goes up.

Storybooks[edit]

Storybooks have been added to all three campaigns. Storybooks are a way of recording your progress and earning rewards for playing through missions.

  • If you are holding a Storybook in your inventory when completing one of the missions in that story, it will record your progress by filling in the corresponding page.
  • Once you have filled in half the pages of a Storybook you can take it to an NPC who collects copies of that particular book in exchange for rewards such as gold, experience, and title points. The more complete your storybook is, the better the reward you will get.
  • Most storybooks have both Normal Mode and Hard Mode versions. Rewards are better for turning in a Hard Mode version.
  • You can fill out and turn in as many copies of a book as you like but some NPCs will stop accepting Normal Mode books when you reach a certain title rank.
  • If you forget to bring a book with you on a mission, the corresponding NPC can fill in the missed page for you for a small fee. Missions don't have to be done in chronological order for you to get credit.

Guild Wars[edit]

  • "The Flameseeker Prophecies" picks up your story in Lion's Arch and stays with you all the way to the Ring of Fire Island Chain. There are Normal and Hard Mode versions of this book.
  • You can get a copy of this book from Gordon Ecker [Tyrian Loremaster] in Lion's Arch.
  • Gordon Ecker [Tyrian Loremaster] rewards gold and experience for copies of "The Flameseeker Prophecies."

Guild Wars Factions[edit]

  • "Shiro's Return" picks up your story in Kaineng Center and stays with you all the way to the Imperial Palace. There are Normal and Hard Mode versions of this book.
  • This book is available from Anja [Luxon Bard] or Gorani [Kurzick Poet] in Kaineng Center.
  • Anja [Luxon Bard] gives Luxon title points, gold, and experience for copies of "Shiro's Return."
  • Gorani [Kurzick Poet] gives Kurzick title points, gold, and experience for copies of "Shiro's Return."

Guild Wars Nightfall[edit]

  • "Night Falls" picks up your story in Consulate Docks and stays with you all the way into Torment. There are Normal and Hard Mode versions of this book.
  • This book is available from Captain Ahkenchu [Sunspear Signalman] in the Sunspear Great Hall or Source of Whispers [Lightbringer Scrivener] in the Chantry of Secrets.
  • Captain Ahkenchu [Sunspear Signalman] gives Sunspear title points, gold, and experience for copies of "Night Falls." Captain Ahkenchu will accept only Hard Mode books once you have reached rank 8 in the Sunspear title track.
  • Source of Whispers [Lightbringer Scrivener] gives Lightbringer title points, gold, and experience for copies of "Night Falls." Source of Whispers will accept only Hard Mode books once you have reached rank 5 in the Lightbringer title track.

All Campaigns[edit]

For players who own all three campaigns, there is an additional book available.

  • "Young Heroes of Tyria" tells three stories. First is the story of a young Ascalonian hero fighting a Charr invasion and eventually fleeing with Prince Rurik over the Shiverpeaks to Lion's Arch. Then there is the story of a young Canthan hero under the tutelage of Master Togo at the Shing Jea Monastery as together they discover a plague spreading throughout the land and travel to Kaineng Center in search of answers. Lastly, there is a young hero from Elona training to become a member of the elite military order, the Sunspears, while a storm begins to brew with Spearmarshal Kormir and Warmarshal Varesh of Kourna at the center. There is only a Hard Mode version of this book.
  • "Young Heroes of Tyria" is given out and collected by all Storybook NPCs located in the original Guild Wars, Factions, and Nightfall campaigns.

Consumables[edit]

Favor of the Gods[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • This update removed the Halloween decorations.
  • Characters who have already completed the missions required by the new storybooks prior to this update cannot retroactively get them added to the storybooks. The mention of paying a fee only applies to missions undertaken after this update.