Guild Wars 2 welcomed members of the media to its first huge beta event last weekend and Lead Designer Eric Flannum has rounded up a few devs and posted an update on the game’s development. The latest developer blog serves up details about plenty of Guild Wars 2’s game mechanics and a number of changes that include details on the death mechanic, the in-game compass, boons and conditions, meta-events and hidden treasures.

As we’ve been working on the dynamic-event system and building out the content for Guild Wars 2, we’ve come to the realization that the only thing cooler than a series of dynamic events is a series of dynamic events that come together to tell the story of an area. It was through brainstorming that we gave birth to this concept of meta-events. Meta-events are all about immersing the player in the story of an area in a way that incorporates standard events and helps to make the world feel even more alive.

Read the full developer blog to find out about all the latest changes to Guild Wars 2.

Source: Guild Wars 2 Beta Development Update

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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