Guild Wars 2 Details WvW World Restructuring, Launches Week-Long Beta Event on September 24
Those who waited for news of the Guild Wars 2 World vs. World The restructuring announced years ago finally received details of how the overhaul would work in a blog post yesterday. Players will have the chance to join the beta phase of Phase 1 while it is active from September 24 to October 1, with a new tab to choose your faction appearing alongside a bonus experience event on September 21.
The restructuring aims to address the player imbalances that have plagued the game mode for a long time. The developers plan to do this by “deprecating the current concept of” shards “(aka worlds / servers) and introducing a matchmaking system into the game mode, where players, guilds and alliances (groups of guilds managed by players) are programmatically redistributed to new “teams” (formerly called shards) on a set schedule, “according to the blog post.
Matchmaking will have the help of a new feature called Seasons. The developers haven’t yet decided on how long each season will last, but they’ve said it could last up to eight weeks. The blog post did not say if the skirmishes would continue within this time frame, but they did say that players “[match] face different opponents each week using the existing one-up, one-down match system. This indicates that the skirmishes could remain.
Guild and Alliance Selection in World vs World
The restructuring is also aimed at giving players more choice over who they play with in any given season. At the start of each season, players will select which guild (and, by extension, which alliance) they wish to play with. Any guild changes that take place after the start of a season will not take place until the next season.
Players who have not selected a guild will automatically be matched to a team. New players or inactive players who return to the game will not be automatically placed and will have the opportunity to choose their team as long as it is not capped.
First phase of global restructuring gets beta date
Players looking to get their hands on the reins and lead their world to victory will have this chance on September 21 in phase one beta, but the battle won’t begin until September 24. A new tab for the beta will be available in the World vs. World menu on the 21st, allowing players to choose which guild they will play with during the beta. Players wishing to play with their selected guild must make their selection by September 24 or they risk being automatically put on a squad as an individual player.
Alliances won’t debut in this beta, but players will get a feel for how the new matchmaking works. The goal of the beta is for developers to find out if the system works with more players.
The WvW Beta event will start with a bonus to the WvW experience between September 21 and October 1. There will be a 100% bonus to WvW experience, a 25% bonus for reward progression, and a 50% boost for magical discovery. for the duration of the event.
At the end of the event, all players will return to their linked worlds and worlds, and WvW will revert to its current state.
WvW Phase Two and Beyond
The next phase will include alliances, which allow multiple guilds to band together for matchmaking, as was the case in the first. Guild wars. Alliances are currently slated to cap at 500 players to ban Juggernaut Alliances.
The developers plan to release the structure of the WvW which changes slowly over time with plenty of beta events to tweak it. That’s why they’re releasing specific features of the WvW’s new restructuring in small increments and aiming to use community feedback to make improvements ahead of its official release.
Another goal that the WvW developers are looking to achieve is to make the WvW a more rewarding mode of play.
The first step is to improve individual rewards for participation and performance. Support players are often under-rewarded, such as the party healer or the scout who protects their objectives. The developers have addressed this issue with the stake share for non-squad teammates, but there is no global experience or glitches for these players yet.
The developers would also like to give players and guilds more reasons to win their current match and plan to introduce performance rewards throughout the seasons.
The developers also mentioned that after the latest versions of the expansion, they will be dedicating resources to balancing professions, a constant complaint from WvW players. There will be balance updates on a more consistent basis.
Players must find the new WvW tab on September 21 and choose which guild they will represent before the action begins on September 24. 1.