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Guild Wars 2: Cutthroat Politics Coming July 23rd! Details Inside!

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 2,367MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

The fine folks at ArenaNet and NCsoft sent us some political posters and buttons to get the word out about the upcoming July 23rd Guild Wars 2 update: Cutthroat Politics. Along with allowing players to "rock the vote" and choose who will be the new Council member (Evon Gnashblade or Ellen Kiel), a host of new activities and features are being added as well.  Read on!

From the Press Letter:

The future of Lion's Arch is in your hands! The explosive events of the Effigy Ceremony at the Dragon Bash left an empty seat on the Captain's Council of Lion's Arch. Now, it's up to the players to support a new Council candidate to victory! War hero Ellen Kiel and Black Lion Trader Evon Gnashblade are both determined to claim the empty seat - help one of them and the results will seriously impact the future events and the Living World we have come to love and cherish!

Earn support tokens as you play Guild Wars 2 during the two weeks of the Cutthroat Politics release, and then use those tokens to help your favorite candidate accrue influence. The winner will show their appreciation by reducing the cost of certain goods or services, hosting a permanent rotation of well-loved mini-games, and sponsoring Mists research into one of two historical events.

Along with a vibrant campaign, the Cutthroat Politics release brings with it three new activities and new, exclusive rewards.  Participate in the Southsun Survival or Aspect Arena activities, or test your mettle in the new Candidate Trials PVE Challenge. When doing so, you can earn a beautiful Desert Rose. stylish Zephyr Rucksack, or a little miniature Ellen Kiel and Evon Gnashblade of your very own!

Stay tuned next week for more info on the Cutthroat Politics release, but check out the propaganda we were mailed below.

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  • QSatuQSatu WarsawPosts: 1,735Member Uncommon
    I wonder if this truly leads to the introduction of crystal desert as a new zone later this year as some people speculate.
  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member
    Originally posted by QSatu
    I wonder if this truly leads to the introduction of crystal desert as a new zone later this year as some people speculate.

    I hope so, since Glint is dead. It would be interesting to see what happened that after her death. Glint died in the book, Edge of Destiny.

     

    I also noticed that TERA has introduced pirates also. Talk about copying lol.

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  • illyanaillyana quezon cityPosts: 614Member Uncommon

    this reminds of the awesomeness of War in Kryta in GW1 and their OBEY / DISMANTLE campaign... i hope that the results will be server based, and guesting to different servers will make you experience the other side winning

    anyway this is totally cool to allow the community to decide the future of the game, even if it will not be permanent. moving towards the right direction. GJ ANET!

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  • InFlamestwoInFlamestwo HindPosts: 662Member

    Ellen kiel i'm all yours babe! kiel for council.

    Evon is totally boring.

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  • monarc333monarc333 New York, NYPosts: 611Member Uncommon
    Down with the Charr!
  • ShadanwolfShadanwolf Posts: 2,114Member Uncommon
    Still no WvW improvements.
  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Originally posted by monarc333
    Down with the Charr!

    Ein for President!

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  • johaocarljohaocarl BrasPosts: 111Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Shadanwolf
    Still no WvW improvements.

    Are you serious? WvW had a lot of improvements this year.

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,279Member Uncommon
    This is pretty cool. Baby steps, but still steps.
  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Posts: 1,234Member Uncommon
    Sorry Kiel, but Gnashblade soundly wins Rapeface 2013.

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  • cougmerrikcougmerrik Pearland, TXPosts: 15Member
    Having pirates is not copying....  GW2 has always had pirates running the Captain's Council in Lion's Arch.  The city was built by pirates.
  • cinoscinos LondonPosts: 963Member
    Originally posted by cougmerrik
    Having pirates is not copying....  GW2 has always had pirates running the Captain's Council in Lion's Arch.  The city was built by pirates.

    He was joking about Tera copying GW2. Not serious either way.

  • velmaxvelmax palm bay, FLPosts: 211Member
    Originally posted by botrytis
    Originally posted by QSatu
    I wonder if this truly leads to the introduction of crystal desert as a new zone later this year as some people speculate.

    I hope so, since Glint is dead. It would be interesting to see what happened that after her death. Glint died in the book, Edge of Destiny.

     

    I also noticed that TERA has introduced pirates also. Talk about copying lol.

    Actually Korean Tera had Pirates way before GW2. 

  • CelciusCelcius Posts: 1,001Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by velmax
    Originally posted by botrytis
    Originally posted by QSatu
    I wonder if this truly leads to the introduction of crystal desert as a new zone later this year as some people speculate.

    I hope so, since Glint is dead. It would be interesting to see what happened that after her death. Glint died in the book, Edge of Destiny.

     

    I also noticed that TERA has introduced pirates also. Talk about copying lol.

    Actually Korean Tera had Pirates way before GW2. 

    And GW1 had them way before that ;) Really, what is the point of even pointing this out? Who cares. Lol. 

  • Master.RyuMaster.Ryu Death Valley, NCPosts: 52Member
    Guild Wars 2: One of the few games that doesn't require milking of the customer in order to make great updates.
  • dontadowdontadow Detroit, MIPosts: 1,044Member Common

    Why won't you guys just let bygones be bygones. Yes the Char did some questionable thiings in the past, but without them these last few decades, where would Tyria be. I say a vote for Char is a vote for everyone's future.  

     

    After all we've seen what happens when humans are in charge  DRAGON!!!  Do we want more dragons? Well that's what happens when you vote for humans. 

  • djazzydjazzy louisville, COPosts: 3,578Member
    well if you believe some of the data mining, if you vote for the Char then you'll get the Hunger Royale mini-game (if you remember from the beta)
  • 9ineven9ineven Posts: 155Member Uncommon
    I know I want more dragons !
  • clumsytoes44clumsytoes44 portland, ORPosts: 463Member
    I support the flame legion....errr I meant Evon yeah that's it! ;)
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,778Member Uncommon
    Ellen Kiel has my vote. We need more War Heroes at the top. Black Lion Trader reminds me of Trade Prince Gallywix for some reason. Dont like him at all.

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  • SereliskSerelisk somewhere, NYPosts: 836Member
    Originally posted by botrytis
    Originally posted by QSatu
    I wonder if this truly leads to the introduction of crystal desert as a new zone later this year as some people speculate.

    I hope so, since Glint is dead. It would be interesting to see what happened that after her death. Glint died in the book, Edge of Destiny.

     

    I also noticed that TERA has introduced pirates also. Talk about copying lol.

    Thanks for the spoiler bro.

  • SereliskSerelisk somewhere, NYPosts: 836Member
    Originally posted by velmax
    Originally posted by botrytis
    Originally posted by QSatu
    I wonder if this truly leads to the introduction of crystal desert as a new zone later this year as some people speculate.

    I hope so, since Glint is dead. It would be interesting to see what happened that after her death. Glint died in the book, Edge of Destiny.

     

    I also noticed that TERA has introduced pirates also. Talk about copying lol.

    Actually Korean Tera had Pirates way before GW2. 

    Corsair circa 2k7, GW1 Nightfall. Calm all dat down bruh bruh.

  • AmbrosiaAmorAmbrosiaAmor Miami, FLPosts: 915Member
    Vote Jormag for president!

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  • jakinjakin somewhere, ONPosts: 243Member Common
    Originally posted by johaocarl
    Originally posted by Shadanwolf
    Still no WvW improvements.

    Are you serious? WvW had a lot of improvements this year.

    WvW has had a lot of changes this year, very few are actually improvements.  The main problem is that the gameplay is fundamentally unchanged since release.  Same two map sets, same balance of power, same old same old.  Both WvW and Dungeons are in dire need of some serious renovation that this Living World strategy doesn't seem to allow for.

     

    As to this leg of the LW, it sounds like the winner will be decided based on which kind of content is linked to who wins, and it's a token grind too.  Shame.

  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    Hmm... Now this sounds more like "living" story than what ArenaNet was doing before. I may have quit too soon.

    Smile

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