Posted Tue, Jul 16, 2013 by Martuk
Guild Wars 2’s Living Story continues to evolve next week with the Cutthroat Politics update. The new story will follow the attempts of war hero Ellen Kiel and the prominent merchant Evon Gnashblade’s attempts to fill the council seat in the aftermath of the assassination in the Sky Pirates of Tyria update. Players will have a hand in deciding who will fill the vacant council spot by using support tokens and coins to aid their candidate of choice after the update launches on July 23rd until it ends on August 5th.
Along with a new politically charged story, the update will also bring new content with the PvP Aspect Arena, Candidate Trials, and the new Southsun Survival event, a scavenger hunt that pits players against each other armed with only a bow.
What candidate will you support? Check out the two campaign videos below that clearly parody the laughably bad political ads we have here in the US and visit the update page for more.
Guild Wars 2: Cutthroat Politics launches on Tuesday, July 23rd.
Latest update to Living World to be impacted by player vote
SEATTLE – July 16, 2013: ArenaNet today announced that the latest Guild Wars 2 content update, Cutthroat Politics, live July 23, will feature permanent changes to the world based on player votes. The update is the second since ArenaNet officially confirmed its move to a two-week update cadence earlier this month and stands as the most recent example of how the studio is delivering players new and exciting content creating a real living world experience at a pace unmatched by any Western competitor.
In Cutthroat Politics, players will have the opportunity to support one of two candidates vying for a vacant seat on the Captain’s Council of Lion’s Arch. Ellen Kiel, a war hero, and Evon Gnashblade, a prominent merchant, both believe they have what it takes to sit on the powerful ruling council and strike a lucrative trade agreement with the merchants of the Zephyr Sanctum. But players will ultimately decide, using support tokens and coins to further the cause of their favorite candidate between July 23 and Aug. 5. Check out their individual ad campaigns at https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/releases/.
The unique, player-driven outcome of this update will have a lasting impact on the Living World. Players will also experience other new events, rewards and features in the release, including:
For more details on Guild Wars 2 or Cutthroat Politics, visit www.guildwars2.com.