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The Feature Pack Comes Tomorrow! Are You Ready?

April 14, 2014 - 8:35pm -- Lee B.
The Feature Pack Comes Tomorrow! Are You Ready?

There are a huge amount of changes coming in tomorrow. We have been waiting for these for a long time and it would be a shame to be caught unprepared on the day of the release. Here we broke down the different aspects of gameplay and what you need to do before and after the patch. This will start you off on the right footing so that you can experience everything you’re interested in with this Feature Pack.

PvP

PvP

Before Patch

  • Spend you glory.
  • Use any PvP Achievement Chests
  • Salvage unwanted PvP skins in the Locker. Use those materials to make anything you can that you don’t already have.

After Patch

  • Check all the new traits and change your builds accordingly.
  • See if you want to change any Runes or Sigils. Make sure you put new sigils in your two-handed weapons.
  • Go through the story of all the dungeons to unlock PvP Reward Tracks.

PvE

PvE

Before Patch

  • Open all your Champion Loot Boxes.
  • Use your identified dyes now if you haven’t already. Use any dye you can over all your characters. Any duplicated dyes unlocked on your characters will be turned into Unidentified dyes after the patch.
  • Prior to logging out make sure you park yourself at a bank or the Trading Post so when you log in you can immediately change your gear for the new runes and sigils.

After Patch

  • Use your Transmutation Stones/Crystals to get Transmutation Charges.
  • Unlock all your armor skins across every character and those in your banks already.
  • Either sell or use your new Unidentified Dyes.
  • Check out the new traits, sigils and runes.

WvW

WvW

Before Patch

  • Grind up all that World Experience (WXP) as much as you can.
  • Prior to logging out make sure you park yourself at a bank or the Trading Post so when you log in you can immediately change your gear for the new runes and sigils.

After Patch

  • Log in to each character to combine your all of your WXP.
  • Apply your World Ability Points over each character. Specialize your characters for specific tasks.
  • Start working on your new builds now that new traits and rebalanced traits are in play.
  • Change your Runes and Sigils if the new changes affect you. Make sure your two-handed weapons have two sigils!

Other

  • Read the patch notes.
  • Check what armor skins you want after the patch. Try to buy them up immediately while the prices are still relatively low.
  • Keep an eye on the dye market. We may see a flood of cheap dyes hit the market and you can round out your collection.
  • Play the game on each class equipment option to unlock all them in your wardrobe.
  • Guilds can now keep track of the last time members logged in. So make sure you adapt your lists accordingly.
  • Also work on unlocking the Guild World Events so you and your guild can tackle all the bosses at your leisure.
  • Explore all the World Event boss updates done because of the timer changes. Check our page here for the times on which boss will spawn when.

Most of all just make sure you log in. Tomorrow between the time the patch hits and midnight PST players will receive five free transmutation charges. You really don’t want to miss out on these free charges. Especially if you know you will need some.

Check back in tomorrow for a full suite of guides on all the changes and all the news that have to do with the Feature Pack. Expect to also see all of our builds to be updated over the week to reflect all of the new sigil, rune and trait changes. Finally make sure you check in on Friday for the winners of the contest for the three Black Lion Keys.

Think we missed any things you need to get done or should be prepared to get done? Leave a comment below or send a message to Lee at @CanadasMathlete on Twitter!

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