You may need glimpsed it on the finish of the EGX Rezzed Guild Wars 2 developer session, however right here it’s in full: the sport’s second flying mount, a dragon, the Skyscale.
The Skyscale will likely be to Guild Wars 2 what a helicopter is to aviation in real-life, I am instructed.
“We talked in regards to the griffon [the game’s existing flying mount] being a jet engine,” Linsey Murdock, lead designer, instructed me – “it goes very quick in a straight line. But the dragon is extra like a helicopter so it will probably take off from the bottom and go up. It can achieve altitude; the griffon cannot.”
The Skyscale has one other trick up its, um, scaley sleeve, too.
“The actually cool characteristic that shocked us all was wall leaping, or climbing,” mentioned Murdock. “The Skyscale can truly persist with the wall and regain a few of his endurance after which bounce up and achieve some altitude.”
In that means, she added, “It can climb a cliff,” reaching areas a lot greater than it in any other case might by flight alone.
And being a dragon means, naturally, respiratory fireplace. It’s tied to a dismount capacity; once you hop off, the Skyscale breathes a hoop of fireplace, damaging enemies. You can see it within the video.
The Skyscale mount is coming to Guild Wars 2 within the recreation’s subsequent Living World story drop, Episode 6: War Eternal, which would be the closing episode of the fourth season. There’s no launch date but.
The ante, although, has been upped. In the fifth episode, ArenaNet went Game of Thrones and dared kill off a significant character, each stunning and impressing followers. We noticed a response trailer to the dying throughout the EGX Rezzed discuss. It was quite shifting (however do not watch it in the event you’re avoiding spoilers, clearly).
War Eternal, the subsequent episode, picks up from the teary occasions of Episode 5, monitoring mega-dragon Kralkatorrik – whose identify I guess scores very extremely in Scrabble – on his murderous path. Are there extra surprises in retailer?
Murdock would not budge on plot particulars, understandably, however mentioned there’ll in fact be a brand new golden path storyline and a brand new map, as in all Season 4 episodes. The relaxation will likely be unveiled in time.