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ArenaNet has posted today's blog posts to discuss upcoming changes to Guild Wars 2 features. In the first of today's blogs, the team has announced that armor repair will be disappearing from the game and that big changes are in store for the Mythic Forge. Of particularly interesting note is the fact that Trait Resets will be free from here on out. The team felt that the cost hindered experimentation with different builds.
With the changes we’re making that remove some of the systems that take gold out of the economy, we need to make sure the economy remains balanced in terms of gold input as well. We’ll be reducing the amount of raw gold that comes out of champion loot bags and events in an effort to keep the economy balanced and spread out player activity a bit.
The second is another that should be pleasing to players to find out that WXP, Legendaries and Ascended gear will no longer simply be character bound but will instead become account bound:
In the upcoming April feature build, we will be converting all legendary and ascended equipment to be account-based. This means ascended equipment will always remain account-bound and will not soulbind to a character when equipped. Legendary weapons will continue to be tradeable until equipped, at which point they will become account-bound (rather than soulbound). As part of this change, we will convert all the existing ascended and legendary equipment that is soulbound to be account-bound instead.
The big reason for this change is that we believe acquiring a legendary weapon or piece of ascended gear is an accomplishment that should not be limited to a single character. By all means, share your rockin’, unicorn-shootin’ bow between your thief and your ranger! Pass down your set of Zojja’s gear when you decide to go for a more balanced build. Above all, take pride in the accomplishments of your account and enjoy those accomplishments to the fullest!
Read more about all of these exciting changes on the Guild Wars 2 site.