Go with the Flow

Match flow in PvP is affected by everything from team formation and arena queuing to the way players actually enter matches. I’m happy to announce that the process players use to enter PvP arenas has been completely revamped to improve match flow! Rosters The concept of PvP rosters has been completely removed. Players queueing by themselves will no longer need to create and submit...

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Announcing Improvements to PvP and the Ladder...

Hello, Tyrians! We’re very pleased to announce that on December 2 we will be releasing some major updates to PvP that will enhance and improve a number of areas of the PvP experience. Matchmaking ImprovementsFirst off is an overhaul to matchmaking in PvP. Previously, matchmaking only accounted for players’ ratings. Justin O’Dell has been busy talking to players about...

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Finding the perfect match

Hello, world! My name is Justin O’Dell, and I’m one of the server programmers on the Structured Player vs. Player (sPvP) team. I’m here to talk to you about the upcoming changes to matchmaking and ladder ranking. To start off, the first thing I should mention is that we’re separating matchmaking from ladder ranking. Previously, your ladder ranking was based on your...

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Introducing the World Tournament Series finalists

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» Go with the Flow

Nov 21, 2014 - 5:30 PM - by Eye of Zhaitan
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Match flow in PvP is affected by everything from team formation and arena queuing to the way players actually enter matches. I’m happy to announce that the process players use to enter PvP arenas has been completely revamped to improve match flow!

Rosters

The concept of PvP rosters has been completely removed. Players queueing by themselves will no longer need to create and submit a roster to play, and the days of teams forming parties just to invite them to a PvP roster are over. Instead, players can simply queue with their party or queue alone. This change means that anyone can queue their party for ranked or unranked arenas, which will prompt the other party members to confirm. Since parties stick together through the match flow process, they can easily queue over and over with no need to recreate rosters for every match! To accommodate these changes, the PvP UI has had a major overhaul.
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» Introducing the World Tournament Series finalists

Nov 21, 2014 - 5:30 PM - by Eye of Zhaitan
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On 5 December, the top four PvP teams in Guild Wars 2 will go head-to-head at the World Tournament Series Championship event in Beijing, China, all vying for the lion’s share of the $50,000 prize pool. This event represents the first of three championship events occurring in 2014 and 2015, and it’s the culmination of months of competition that began with an open-enrollment tournament with thousands of players participating. The field was whittled down to four finalists after the WTS Invitational Qualifiers in October: two teams from the host region, China, and one team each from North America and Europe. The event in Beijing marks the second time that an international Guild Wars 2 tournament has taken place, but it’s the first occasion with a cash prize on the line. North America vs. Europe vs. China-who do you stand behind?
The English-language broadcast of the event will begin at 10 a.m. CET (1:00 a.m. PST) on Friday 5 December, on the official... [Read More]
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» Finding the perfect match

Nov 20, 2014 - 5:14 PM - by Eye of Zhaitan
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Hello, world! My name is Justin O’Dell, and I’m one of the server programmers on the Structured Player vs. Player (sPvP) team.
I’m here to talk to you about the upcoming changes to matchmaking and ladder ranking.
To start off, the first thing I should mention is that we’re separating matchmaking from ladder ranking. Previously, your ladder ranking was based on your matchmaking rating. Removing this link gives us far greater control over how the ladder progresses over the course of a season, as well as the hidden variability and volatility seen with the old ladder. More importantly, this change gives us much greater flexibility in both areas, without which many of the following changes would simply not be possible.

Matchmaking

Matchmaking is one of my favorite topics, and I’m proud to say that, with your help, we’ve made some really significant additions that will greatly improve the sPvP experience for everyone.
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» Points of Interest is live on Twitch this week

Nov 20, 2014 - 5:14 PM - by Eye of Zhaitan
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Peter looks thrilled. Rubi and Teddy look frightened. With a planning session like that, this week’s Points of Interest might be the first to make Rubi wish for a mute button-which should mean an entertaining episode!
Teddy Nguyen and Peter Fries were part of the Tangled Paths team, so they’ll be on hand to talk about what went into the creation of this episode. Hugh Norfolk will be in to officially kick off PvP 101, the new Points of Interest feature that introduces Living World players to basics of Guild Wars 2 PvP-including all of the Living World rewards.
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» Announcing Improvements to PvP and the Ladder Test Season

Nov 19, 2014 - 5:22 PM - by Eye of Zhaitan
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Hello, Tyrians!
We’re very pleased to announce that on December 2 we will be releasing some major updates to PvP that will enhance and improve a number of areas of the PvP experience.

Matchmaking Improvements

First off is an overhaul to matchmaking in PvP. Previously, matchmaking only accounted for players’ ratings. Justin O’Dell has been busy talking to players about the information they’d like to see our matchmaking algorithm take into account, and he’s developed a system that can factor in a number of parameters. In addition to ratings, matchmaking will now consider factors such as the largest group size on a team, team composition, players’ accumulated dishonor, and more.
Justin has put together a blog post that we’ll be releasing tomorrow about all of the matchmaking changes. Make sure to check it out for all the details.

Map Selection and Match Flow

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» Jungle Explorer Outfit, Pact Fleet Weapons, and Regional Tournament Finishers in the

Nov 18, 2014 - 5:53 PM - by Eye of Zhaitan
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The Silverwastes may be a tangle, but with our new Jungle Explorer Outfit and Pact Fleet Weapons, the Black Lion Trading Company has everything you need to clear a path in style! And let’s not forget about the tournament still raging in the Mists. Show support for your favorite team with one of our regional World Tournament Series finishers!
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» Release Notes for Tangled Paths

Nov 18, 2014 - 5:53 PM - by Eye of Zhaitan
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Log in today to continue the adventure of season 2 in Tangled Paths! You can visit the episode 6 release page for more details or read the complete release notes on our forums.


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