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ArenaNet Making Guild Wars 2 World XP Account-Bound

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Posted on December 2, 2013 AT 05:21am

ArenaNet has announced that it is expanding the World vs. World XP system to be account-bound, following its success since being implemented.

“When we added the World XP system to World vs. World, it was our goal to create a sense of character progression in WvW gameplay. We wanted to reward people who put time into WvW by increasing the tools available to their character,” the developer wrote. “The system has been a great success and we’ve seen thousands of ranks gained – top players are already surpassing rank 2,000!

“When we initially designed this system, we envisioned a specific amount of abilities and lines for players to progress and unlock for their characters, to create builds and scenarios for their characters to us.

“As we begin to roll out our new core horizontal progression system of continually-expanded skills and traits, we felt there was no longer a need to have a character-specific progression system unique to WvW. The skill and trait system will provide game-wide horizontal character progression for all players.”

All XP earned in World vs. World will be put into a single pool, the total of this pool will determine overall world rank and the amount of World Ability Points available to each character on the account. World Ability Points can be allocated differently on each character on the account.

This new system will be included in the latest public test build that will also be used to test the upcoming Edge of the Mists World vs. World map.

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