Looks like we had better get ready to gear up for the World versus World spring season of 2014! Arena Net made a post on their official website today that outlines many completely awesome features that are going to be a part of the next WvW tournament.
You can check the post out here, and I have also summarized a few of the key points below:
- Servers will be matched against one another depending on their rating. This means that the higher-ranked servers will play against other higher-ranked servers, and lower-ranked servers will play against lower-ranked servers.
- World transfer costs are being changed so that the higher-ranked a server is, the more it costs to transfer there. You can check the exact prices in the official post.
- Rewards will include “WvW Tournament Tickets” which can be used to purchase many cool and useful items. See the official post for exact item-pricing and specifics. You can even get a new set of weapon skins!
To me, I think that the way how Arena Net has exactly outlined some of the possible rewards is a great way to entice non-WvWers into WvW. Hopefully this will turn more player’s heads towards WvW, and thus end up making the tournament way more exciting!
However, I also dearly hope that WvW experience and rank is made account-bound prior to this tournament, as it can be quite annoying being stuck on one character. A quote that I often hear many players complain about is:
“I personally feel locked to one character after spending a certain amount of time in WvW with them, as I don’t want to lose all of my perks, and begin to rank-up all over again.”
And oh gosh, we all know it does take forever to obtain a high rank in WvW.
So, those are my quick, little thoughts on this announcement. Even as an almost 100% PvE player, I am very excited to see Arena Net pushing the WvW scene, as I know it attracts many new and old players to a very unique and exciting feature of Guild Wars 2. This announcement has inspired me to get into WvW more, and I hope you to see you in the borderlands!