GW2 Twitchcon Squad UI and WvW Improvements Information

New Squad User Interface

  • Commanders can set squad or raids from the UI (Raids will be talked tomorrow by Crystal Reid)
  • Squad can be set to open join, closed squad, invite only
  • You can see up to 50 squad members.
  • Ready check for squad
  • You can see squad member’s supplies
  • Profession icons will be shown along with their HP bars. Their HP bar will be greyed out if they are far away.
  • Can also create sub-squads and see sub-squad’s total supply.
  • Commanders can broadcast messages to the entire squad or a subsquad
  • Squad UI will be able to be played on beta weekend 3.

WvW Castle Improvements

  • These are unique to Eternal Battlegrounds – Stonemist
  • Cloaking Waters – Spawn a fountain that you can walk in to gain a 2 minute buff that make you invisible. You can go anywhere on the map with this. There is a 2 minute debuff that prevent you from getting it again immediately.
  • Airship Defense – Bombard both inside and outside the castle. Will do 4 rounds around the castle. The bombardment deals around 10k damage and also deal knockdown.
    • You need to hold the castle for at least 2 hrs. It is on the final tier of the castle tactic improvements Has a long cooldown

GW2 Twitchcon Mastery Information

Gliding Mastery

  • One of the raid boss is a huge tongue boss (seen in the raid trailer). There are walls that encircle him. Part of the group split to break off the walls while the rest of the raid engage the boss. After that everyone jump off the platform and glide. Advancements in gliding mastery will allow you to get back to the platform faster.
  • Gliding Mastery is needed in some of the later Heart of Thorns maps and encounter as well so it is advised that you level up this mastery first (according to Mike Z)

Fractal Mastery

  • Unlock additional rewards, new defensive thingies. Play much more important role at higher level fractals in the revised fractal we are introducing with Heart of Thorns.

Gaining Mastery Points

  • Gaining them from adventures at the Silver/Gold tier.
  • Unlock them from specific locations within the Heart of Thorns map.

New Mastery Line

  • New mastery line will be added with the first raid. To unlock this line you will need to go to the raid and kill any boss. You can level this line up via raids or open world but raids give the most XP.
  • Raid boss rewards (including the Mastery XP) are on a weekly lockout so you can’t farm it over and over.

GW2 Twitchcon Day 1 Streaming Schedule

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General Info

  • Brand new adventures will be shown
  • Live musical performance.
  • Guests joining to talk about PvP
  • Exciting new reveal for WvW
  • Halloween will be happening this year
  • Beta weekend 3 next weekend (Oct 2-4), a raid encounter will also be open for testing.

Schedule (time in PDT)

  • 10:10 am – Guild chat- starting out in GW2
  • 10:40 am – Quaggan Deep Thoughts
  • 10:45 am – GW2 Gameshow
  • 11:20 am – Druid specialization
  • 12:25 pm – Live at Crows Nest (Live musical performance)
  • 1: 28 pm – Adventures in Heart of Thorns
  • 2:00 pm – Cooking Show with Jennifer Hale
  • 2:30 pm – Masteries
  • 3:00 pm – Heart of Thorns launch trailer
  • 3:24 pm – Guild Chat – PvP Leagues + Seasons
  • 3:54 pm – Kit the Traveler
  • 4:09 pm – Guild Chat – Enhanced Squad UI + WvW
  • 4:44 pm – PvP Online Stronghold Exhibition Match
  • 5:17 pm – Community Clip with Dan Casey
  • 5:41 pm – Skill balance preview