Guild Wars 2: The Icebrood Saga
ArenaNet has updated Guild Wars 2 with more Icebrood Saga content, and the second part of the multi-chapter finale brings more Dragon Response missions, which have not been well received since their introduction.
The Dragon Response missions appear to be ArenaNet’s vision to continue the Guild Wars 2 story and provide replayable content for players, but audiences aren’t exactly thrilled with this direction. Missions drag on for quite long periods of time, and players don’t feel like the rewards are worth the work.
Still, the final chapter in The Icebrood Saga’s finale took that exact route when it comes to delivering story content as it is added. four new Dragon Response missions.
Accompanied by these are the usual suspects – more factions to recruit for your push against the dragons and new weapon skin lines. In this case, it looks like we’re getting Tengu weapons, as you can see in the trailer below.
An interesting aspect of the new allied factions is the resurgence of the Deldrimor Dwarves who are in their stone form and obviously not extinct – they were just fighting the Primordian forces underground.
However, one of the newer DRMs, located at Thunderhead Peaks, will likely push many players to their limits, as it features an incredibly frustrating boss that’s essentially a damage sponge with knockback galore. The encounter is not particularly difficult but it lasts a long time as players spend a lot of time disabled, especially if they are built for melee combat.
Since most of the team are working on the Canthan expansion, it is known that ArenaNet cannot allocate as many resources to the Icebrood saga, so there is a need to reduce devs.
However, it doesn’t help that the content we’re getting right now isn’t able to keep players engaged, so the pressure on The End of Dragons expansion carrying the hype is higher than ever.