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January 14, 2013 - 5:59am -- Xerin
Guild Wars 2 Scavenger Hunt

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.

Hey guys,

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?

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Very disappointed :(

Very disappointed :(

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Colin “the destroyer of

Colin “the destroyer of dreams” Johanson

laugh

And no, I'm not really disappointed, partially because I can barely afford exotics for my characters by the time all of them reach level 80, so I wouldn't be able to afford one anyway and partially because I already see so many legendaries. We don't want everyone running around with one, do we?

While the way people currently get legendaries isn't all that amazing, adding more ways to get them might make them too common. Personally I prefer them being those things that make you go "Wow!" when you see someone using one and "Hah! You should've practiced instead of grinding!" when you kill them anyway cheeky

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I'm not disappointed, mainly

I'm not disappointed, mainly because I didn't expect it yet.  It was as if A-Net mentioned it as a possibility and the community took it and ran with it, embellishing it and giving their own time-table.  The only comment that I've seen from a dev about time table was Linsey saying not to expect it soon because, "I'm awesome, but I'm also human."  It's far more about the community being disappointed because the community generated hype didn't hold up.

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Colin “the destroyer of

Colin “the destroyer of dreams” Johanson cracked me up, too.

Better than "Linea, Destroyer of Worlds" (SG-1, anybody?)

Anyways, many people ingame seem to dread or despise the precursor scavenger hunt.

These are maybe the ones who spent hundreds of gold to get theirs. I would venture to guess that you would STILL need to provide the ridiculous "gifts"  to the djinn.

I say skin all of your exotics (same stats) until anet finds a better route to get Legendary weaps.

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