Colin “the destroyer of dreams” Johanson took to the official forums a few days ago to shed a little light on the precursor scavenger hunt. Before you get your hopes up, it wasn’t all good news.
Colin confirmed that the scavenger hunt isn’t in development, but that they are looking at ways of increasing the gain and/or distribution of precursors. I don’t suppose this went down well with the vast majority of Guild Wars 2 players, considering they were led to believe it was in fact in development. You can read Colin’s original comment below or jump to the following link.
Just a quick update on where the whole scavenger hunt system stands since I know that’s a topic many of you have brought up recently. We’re not currently actively working on building any sort of legendary precursor scavenger hunt, this is something we want to do in the future and we’re in the midst of designing how this would function, but no one is actively building this feature and you should not expect in the Jan/Feb/March releases at this point.
We are however working on expanding reward systems to make them more re-rewarding across all parts of the game, making the open world more rewarding, and adding new ways you can earn precursors as rewards via new reward systems taking advantage of our open persistent world.
Some of these additions will come as early as the January release, and will get covered in more detail in the next week or two as well release all the details about this release once testing has signed off it’s all ready to go in January. (we’ll also provide a high level summary of our goals with reward systems, etc. in our 2013 blog post, which should be out next week)
In some respects I’m pleased their isn’t one in development as it might make legendaries a little too accessible, but on the other hand it feels like ArenaNet’s PR is a little “off” at the moment, with the right hand not knowing what the left is doing. I think in some circumstances this is causing too greater community expectation that then falls flat when it (whatever that may be) doesn’t come to fruition.
Are you disappointed at the news?