If you missed the Winds of Change
arc that's bridging the gap between Guild Wars
and Guild Wars 2
, now's a great time to head to the official ArenaNet
blog to catch up. The devs have provided a handy summary post and a bit of an explanation for their narrative goals as both Guild Wars
and its highly anticipated sequel move forward.
ArenaNet also acknowledges the community feedback regarding the difficulty of the Winds of Change content, and the firm says that initially "the difficulty was getting in the way of people enjoying the story, making it far more of a slog than we'd intended and actively undermining their enjoyment of it."
Happily, recent updates have led to "major balance tweaks" and second looks at both normal and hard-mode content, so if you were frustrated before, it's worth your time to give it another go.