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PostSubject: [Living World: 2013-08-20] The Queen's Speech   2013-08-20, 5:30 pm


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PostSubject: Re: [Living World: 2013-08-20] The Queen's Speech   2013-08-20, 5:38 pm

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The amount of karma granted from consumable karma items has been increased. Karma boosts no longer affect the amount of karma gained from consumable items.
Already a lot of outrage at the karma boost nerf. ANet released an official comment stating that they meant to warn players of this change ahead of time and are looking at their options for reimbursing players who clicked off all of their karma cons today:


[Official GW2 Forums] Karma hoarding - wanted warning about change

Colin Johanson wrote:
This is totally our fault, we dropped the ball on this plain and simple. We planned to have this messaged ahead of time to be fair to everyone, communication broke down between those who knew it was supposed to be messaged, and those who were supposed to message it and it simply didn’t happen.

As game director this is ultimately my fault first and foremost, and I’m sorry for those who potentially lost some karma as a result. It is our policy to message these kind of changes ahead of time with lots of warning, I’ll do everything possible to make sure this doesn’t happen in the future.

I’d recommend not using your karma consumables yet, give us a day or two to try and see what options we have available to help mitigate the issue.


[Reddit] Karma nerf poorly communicated. Don't use your consumables yet!

Colin Johanson wrote:
We'll find a way to restore for folks who dumped all their karma so far today too, more info from the community team soon when we get it all ironed out. Our goal is for everyone to get what they would have karma wise, hang tight.

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PostSubject: Re: [Living World: 2013-08-20] The Queen's Speech   2013-08-20, 5:43 pm

The Map Invasions are the permanent content for this Living Story. Could be cool. I love how they are mainly for the mid-tier zones (> Level 25 but not Orr or Southsun), which quite honestly needed this kind of love.


Watchwork Boxes don't give coins every time anymore so Gauntlet Gambit farming is nerfed. Apparently ANet raised the cooldown for the Orr Ember event so farming there is slowed as well.







Dulfy posted guides to Clockwork Chaos & Emissary Vorpp on her site:

[Dulfy.net] GW2 Clockwork Chaos Invasions And Achievements Guide

[Dulfy.net] GW2 Emissary Vorpp's Field Assistant Achievement Guide




Discussion(s) about these:

[Reddit] A Guide to Clockwork Chaos and Associated Achievements

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PostSubject: Re: [Living World: 2013-08-20] The Queen's Speech   2013-08-20, 5:47 pm

With this Living Story comes a new weapon set, and it's Zodiac:

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The Zodiac Weapon Skins are now available for purchase from the Black Lion Weapon Specialist. This weapon skin set is inspired by the classic Guild Wars Zodiac weapons. For one month only, until September 16, these weapon skins cost only 1 Black Lion Claim Ticket. Claim Ticket Scraps can be acquired by opening Black Lion Chests. Black Lion Chest Keys are available in the Gem Store in the Consumable category for 125 gems each or a pack of 5 for 450 gems.




Dulfy's Zodiac Weapon Skins Gallery:

http://dulfy.net/2013/08/20/gw2-zodiac-weapon-skin-gallery/




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[Reddit] Zodiac Weapon Skins

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PostSubject: Re: [Living World: 2013-08-20] The Queen's Speech   2013-08-20, 10:50 pm

TideSwayer wrote:
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The amount of karma granted from consumable karma items has been increased. Karma boosts no longer affect the amount of karma gained from consumable items.

Already a lot of outrage at the karma boost nerf. ANet released an official comment stating that they meant to warn players of this change ahead of time and are looking at their options for reimbursing players who clicked off all of their karma cons today:


[Official GW2 Forums] Karma hoarding - wanted warning about change

Colin Johanson wrote:
This is totally our fault, we dropped the ball on this plain and simple. We planned to have this messaged ahead of time to be fair to everyone, communication broke down between those who knew it was supposed to be messaged, and those who were supposed to message it and it simply didn’t happen.

As game director this is ultimately my fault first and foremost, and I’m sorry for those who potentially lost some karma as a result. It is our policy to message these kind of changes ahead of time with lots of warning, I’ll do everything possible to make sure this doesn’t happen in the future.

I’d recommend not using your karma consumables yet, give us a day or two to try and see what options we have available to help mitigate the issue.



[Reddit] Karma nerf poorly communicated. Don't use your consumables yet!

Colin Johanson wrote:
We'll find a way to restore for folks who dumped all their karma so far today too, more info from the community team soon when we get it all ironed out. Our goal is for everyone to get what they would have karma wise, hang tight.



The Plan: A Temporary Karma Rollback

Official Statement from Regina Buenaobra:

https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/info/news/Karma-Changes-Temporary-Rollback/

Regina Buenaobra wrote:
Hi everybody,

Today we made adjustments to karma where the amount of karma granted from consumable karma items was increased and karma boosts no longer affected the amount of karma gained from consumable items.

We intended to message this change ahead of time to be fair to everyone, however this did not happen, and we apologize for not giving you advance notice.

The lack of advance warning resulted in some people losing out on karma that they would have otherwise gained by using boosts with the karma they’d saved up.

We will be temporarily rolling back the karma change in a hotfix to allow people the opportunity to turn in their karma with any buffs they intended to use. This temporary rollback will be in effect until the game update on September 3.

* Please note, while this temporary rollback is in effect: the in-game text for the karma consumables booster found on the Gem Store will incorrectly state that it does not affect karma gained from consumable items.

We will also be reimbursing the people who used their karma during the period when the initial change was in effect with as close to the correct amount of karma as possible.

We’re really sorry about the frustration this caused and we will make every effort in the future to make you aware of changes like this ahead of time.

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PostSubject: Re: [Living World: 2013-08-20] The Queen's Speech   2013-09-03, 5:52 am

As this event comes to a close, I'll post something that I forgot to post a few days ago which slipped through the cracks. Only going to post this because invasions are sticking around long-term and we may indeed have to keep an eye out for this issue in the future, depending on the long-term implementation.


ANet details its findings about why we were having problems getting maps to credit early on:


https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/support/bugs/merged-Invasion-Canceler-not-advancing/page/5#post2705812


Josh Davis wrote:
Hi guys,

After some careful investigation of these achievements, we believe there are a few technical restrictions and communication issues that are causing the problems here.

First, Molten and Pirate events do not grant achievement credit. This means that if you hop into an invasion right as scarlet spawns, or if you spend an entire invasion on pirate and/or molten events, you will not get achievement credit for that map.

Second, disconnecting during an invasion seems to have some odd effects on participation credit, especially if you end up switching maps in the process (i.e. moving to a different overflow). You should still get credit if you participate in at least one watchwork event after reconnecting, but if you disconnect, you should assume your participation credit up to that point has been lost. This is far from ideal, but it would be a code-level fix, and we wouldn’t be able to get it in before the end of the event.

Lastly, because the previous two issues are not super obvious, people may be losing track of which maps they have already gotten credit for. The meta rewards are always given as long as you’re on the map when it ends. Many players expect this to mean that they also received achievement credit (which ideally should be a reasonable assumption). However, as this is not always the case, they may mark off a map as complete, even though they did not receive achievement credit.

So in order to receive achievement credit, you need to participate and complete at least one watchwork portal event, and still be on the map when the meta ends. It doesn’t matter how far the meta gets progressed, and you don’t need to participate in any Molten/Pirate events.

Hopefully this clarifies some things for you, and many apologies for any frustration this has caused. In the future, we will try to ensure that large-scale achievements like this are more easily trackable to cut down on any potential confusion.




Discussion thread(s) about this

[Reddit] Josh Davis on the bugged Invasion Canceler achievement

[Official GW2.com Forums] Invasion Canceler not advancing... (Original thread from which dev quote was taken from)

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