Guild wars 2 fans unite in celebration as the second Developer Diary video for Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire expansion was released on Wednesday afternoon. The new chapter in the diary offers a brief glimpse into how the development team approached creating mounts. Since the creation of the game, players have either had to manually transverse across the realms or fast travel through way points at a financial cost. With the new implementation of mounts, players will be able to get to events and their friends even quicker allowing for a more optimal way of travel.
During the development process, ArenaNet built mounts with the philosophy of helping players experience the joy of movement and exploration in Tyria beyond just offering a speed boost. Designed around movement abilities, mounts become your companions and allow players to interact with the surrounding world in ways like never before. An example of this is the new Raptor and skimmer; the raptor has an enormous leap that can get players over vast canyons while the skimmer hovers over water and aids exploration of some of the most forbidden areas. All mounts have skills to help aid players when they engage in combat.
The Raptors engage skill is tail spin which can pull enemies together allowing for a great A.O.E combination. The Springer is like a mutant bunny rabbit that allows players to jump up high through charged jumps. The skimmer is a manta ray-like creature that hovers above the ground allowing players to get around difficult terrains. The Jackel was created with magical energies; it can blink forward for short distances but has the ability to change directions mid-air. Players will have the opportunity to upgrade their mount with progression.
These four mounts are just a few pieces of the new content coming in the Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire expansion. What mount are you most excited for? How much do you think each mount will cost or will there be a quest to unlock each mount? We will just have to wait and see when Guild Wars 2 Path of Fire expansion comes out September 22, 2017.