List of content updates

  • As I repeadetly want to check the exact wording and dates of certain fundamental changes to the game, I thought I'd start a list here to share with everyone. The selection is made thus that all updates are included that left behind something to the game as is - pre nerf items of all sorts, outposts unlocked no longer accessible for new chars, areas possible to explore that no longer are... and also those that added major content to put the others in perspective.


    Chronological order with brief summary of the relevant fixes, nerfs, features, ...


    time line of campaigns, expansions and beyond, major content:

    2005 Apr 28th Prophecies

    2005 Sep 7th Sorrows Furnace & Titan Quests

    2006 Jan 19th Tomb of primeval Kings, Battle Isles

    2006 Apr 26th Factions early access, Titles

    2006 Apr 27th Factions

    2006 Oct 27th Nightfall

    2006 Dec 1st Realm of Torment

    2007 Apr 19th Hard mode

    2007 Aug 31st Eye of the North

    2007 Nov 29th Bonus mission pack

    2010 Apr 2nd first of 10 updates War in Kryta (last was 2010 Jul 10th)

    2010 Dec 16th Hearts of the North, hero Keiran Thackery

    2011 July 7th first of 3 updates Winds of Change (last was 2012 Feb 9th), hero Zei Ri


    Any input to the layout is very welcome :)

    Hope this helps others!

    Need help to clarify or verify sections in bold. If you know anything please share!


    Things to check:

    anything in bold

    green item nerfs

    rune nerfs

    collector/weaponsmith/quest reward item changes (one point is the -50hp cesta)

    nerf of unconditional damage mod

    increase of 45wH to 60wH

    chang of Ferverborn Staff to Fervorborn Staff (before 2008 Feb 2nd, when wiki entry was changed)

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    Edited 104 times, last by Red Fireball: added the update, that changed festival hats ().

  • question simple do you have the update of 2017 ? because on wiki they don't list those of 2017

    Maybe there weren't any? The German wiki only lists two and they're server maintenance changes not game changes.


    Spielupdates/2017 – GuildWiki

    pasted via Google Translate:

    Update - October 6, 2017

    • Server maintenance performed.

    GuildWiki note: The European servers are back and available for use in PvE. Their IPs have changed from 206.127.144.0/22 to 18.194.0.0/15, 35.156.0.0/14 and 52.28.0.0/16. The servers are now operated by Amazon's A100 ROW GmbH, presumably still in Frankfurt. The display with the /ip command is incorrect and shows the IP address of the servers on your LAN. It cannot be used in PvP.

    GuildWiki note: As of October 16 at around 10:00 p.m., the European servers can also be used in PvP. The changeover happened without an update and apparently led to a server failure for a few minutes an hour and a half later.


    Updated - August 9, 2017

    • Server maintenance performed.

    GuildWiki note: The European servers have been shut down. There are only American servers (CIDR 64.25.32.0/21). This was a temporary measure due to a major server outage.

  • Ok thank you

    After if i'm not mistaken the changes in game are not always notified on the wiki for example a few weeks ago there was a change in the number of people at kamadan per district which was divided by 2 and this is not wrote on the wiki.

  • Yes it's possible I suppose.


    Since Arena Net stopped putting game updates on guildwars.com they started putting the game updates onto the main Wiki. It now relies on Arena Net updating them directly on the main Wiki for us to even know anything since there is no other source.


    I saw the same comments on Reddit. If Arena Net don't record them (on the Wiki) then it is up to someone else / one of us to know and make the changes.

  • great input - the point of this thread is exactly to clarify those! I can not remember myself when exactly what was added and for the list rely on the update notes on the official, the fan and the german wiki. when exactly the 5e was added I couldn't find out precisely yet. I know that it must have been before the HoH droo change 2007 jan 19th since this was the latest source of os gold crystas and we see them in 5e. also found forum entries with pics from december 2006 and I'd also argue it was before release of nf on 2006 Oct 7th, since obviously there are some q7 caster swords (and q7 was nerfed latest with release of nf - but the change on reqs wasn't specified on the public notes and since it is not an obvious change like "collector sword xy was changed to yz" couldn't be instantly noticed. it is fun to read forum entries from short after nf release concerning the matter "ofc they do drop. why should they not." "I've had a couple max q8 and also a q7 drop, but I already sold them" and ofc no one could post a screen. retrospectively funny - anyways... XD)

    the big req nerf and the addition of caster mods are likely two of the most important notes on this topic and not clarified 100%...


    your timeline is interesting - it would narrow down timeframe for the addition of 5e

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  • seems like I found the relevant info on german forum: 2006 May 2nd a pic of a caster broad sword. and the mod had been added a first time on the 26th april update for a brief moment (15min) before being hotfixed according to the thread.


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  • Great work so far, and I like the new presentation with the different categories.


    A comprehensive list of the content update and precise date when the prenerf item became obtainable/unobtainable has been missing for a long time ! Glad to see someone finally took the time to do it.

    I will try to post some info on the updates relative to the prenerf green, blues and runes and dyes.

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  • Before I start digging in the prenerf green let's get a few easy one out of the way :

    > In the Major Content update category I would definitively include the addition of the Tomb of the Primeval Kings (ToPK) elite area in the 19 January 2006 update. This update also created the Battle Isles (Isle of the Nameless, GToB, RA/HA outpost, Zaishen challenge etc...) and closed the high level Prophecies PvP outpost : the team Arena accessible from Droknar Forge and the Competition Arena accessible from Lion Arch. Also note that 15 new greens are linked to the addition of the ToPK bosses.

    > In the Minor Content update category I would include the addition of Kepkhet Marrowfeast in the 2nd March 2006 update, this update also added the boss associated green : Kepkhet's Refuge. If you don't consider Kepkhet to be big enough to be included in the Minor content update, at least its green should be included in the Individual Item Update.

    > Also in the Minor Content update : the addition the "Droknar's Forge (explorable area)", as the end-game zone of GW prophecies in the 24th April 2008 update. This update included some new dialog, NPC, the Deldrimor Talisman and something like 30 new green items.

    > Some other minor content update maybe worth listing :
    * UW rework the 19th november 2009 : Dhuum added, end chest updated with new items

    * the Titan Quest added in the 7th September 2005 update.
    * the hard mode quests added the 28th April 2011 (Galrath) and the 2th june 2011 (Titan)
    * Embark beach added the 3rd March 2011
    * Maybe add more detail on the 23 April 2009 update : that added Nicholas the traveler (already listed) but also the Zaishen challenge quest and the Zaishen Menagerie

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    2005 May 11th new system to arena access - exploration of the arena maps no longer possible

    To add a bit more info on that one. Before the update, there were no map rotation and each PvP arena was linked to a specific outpost.
    The Ascalon/Shiverpeak outpost and their associated arenas are still unchanged nowadays.
    The Fort Koga oupost, the Amnoon Area oupost, the d'Alesio Arena outpost and the outpost linked with the Craig Arena were all made unaccessible and everything was centralised in the Competitive Arena (4v4 random) near LA and the Team Arena (4v4 team) near Droknar. Then 6 months later those outposts were closed and replaced by the battle Isles (19 January 2006 update)

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    Edited once, last by Oldschool Cool ().

  • halfway through your posts Oldschool Cool thanks a lot for the additions. the items added with content updates I wouldn't list - else I'd have to make a list of some hundred items for factions and the likes. I'd guess it is obvious from the relevant wiki entries which items/bosses etc were added with them - in case someone is unsure or want to read up.

    the info on the arena workover is great. do you know what happened to those who had accessed the arena outposts and cartographed the arena maps? I think they can still acces the outposts and the map is still revealed (both for the outpost and the arena map) most of them being inaccessible and hence not cartographable - correct?

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    he items added with content updates I wouldn't list - else I'd have to make a list of some hundred items for factions and the likes. I'd guess it is obvious from the relevant wiki entries which items/bosses etc were added with them - in case someone is unsure or want to read up.

    Obviously, and I trust you judgement on that one. :thumbup:


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    do you know what happened to those who had accessed the arena outposts and cartographed the arena maps? I think they can still acces the outposts and the map is still revealed (both for the outpost and the arena map) most of them being inaccessible and hence not cartographable - correct?

    As far as I know when the outpost was removed everybody that was inside was moved and absolutely nobody can travel to it anymore. I know that I had access to it on my oldest character, maybe not the very old individual outpost but at least the competition arena and I definitively can't access it nowadays. Maybe some people who have account even older can also contribute but I don't thing it's accessible to anyone.

    For the cartography part, well it's some extra % for them but Prophecies is notorious for having a lot of leeway in the cartography so at the end of the day some 0,1% aren't a big deal.

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  • do you know what happened to those who had accessed the arena outposts and cartographed the arena maps? I think they can still acces the outposts and the map is still revealed (both for the outpost and the arena map) most of them being inaccessible and hence not cartographable - correct?

    As far as I know when the outpost was removed everybody that was inside was moved and absolutely nobody can travel to it anymore. I know that I had access to it on my oldest character, maybe not the very old individual outpost but at least the competition arena and I definitively can't access it nowadays. Maybe some people who have account even older can also contribute but I don't thing it's accessible to anyone.

    For the cartography part, well it's some extra % for them but Prophecies is notorious for having a lot of leeway in the cartography so at the end of the day some 0,1% aren't a big deal.


    From an old account, this is what I can contribute:


    Account creation: May 2005
    Character type: PvE
    Character campaign: Prophecies
    Arenas Rank (current): Fierce Gladiator (R2 = 1200 points)
    zgAiuNU.png


    This was the first character created on this account that was doing Arenas and PvP mainly and entered in all the arenas available in its moment.


    I checked each one with Toolbox and this is how it is now in this account:


    WARNING - Take this with a grain of salt, could be totally wrong since wqcefp proved that he does still have them discovered.


    ● Competition Arenas (outpost) - https://i.imgur.com/0mtmGLQ.png

    travel button icon: no (deleted)

    map discovered: no

    /tp 65 (teleport erased)

    D'Alessio Arena (outpost) - https://i.imgur.com/Rjjgzm0.png

    travel button icon: no (deleted)

    map discovered: no

    /tp 318, 339 (all teleports disabled)

    Amnoon Arena (outpost) - https://i.imgur.com/W6Ylfwo.png

    travel button icon: no (deleted)

    map discovered: yes

    /tp 182, 319, 340 (all teleports disabled)

    Fort Koga (outpost) - https://i.imgur.com/fsL3NTc.png

    travel button icon: no (deleted)

    map discovered: no

    /tp 180, 320, 341 (all teleports disabled)

    Team Arenas (outpost) - https://i.imgur.com/g5FSPhf.png

    travel button icon: no (deleted)

    map discovered: yes

    /tp 189 (teleport disabled)

    Deldrimor Arena (outpost) - https://i.imgur.com/W0SCOxH.png

    travel button icon: no (deleted)

    map discovered: yes

    /tp 183 (teleport disabled)

    The Crag (outpost) - https://i.imgur.com/MTuBaIP.png

    travel button icon: no (deleted)

    map discovered: no

    /tp 184 (teleport disabled)

    Ascalon Arena (outpost) - https://i.imgur.com/w2ME5E9.png

    travel button icon: yes

    map discovered: yes

    /tp 85 (teleport available)

    /tp 308 (teleport disabled) probably because it's the pre-Searing Arena, but I don't have a character there right now to check it

    Shiverpeak Arena (outpost) - https://i.imgur.com/z7ymfue.png

    travel button icon: yes

    map discovered: yes

    /tp 181 (teleport available)

    /tp 314 (teleport available but it kicks you) probably the "Dwayna vs Grenth" or snowball arena

    /tp 322 (teleport disabled)

    /tp 343 (teleport disabled)

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  • Ostona thanks a TON for this detailed info! I will think of a proper way to include all this into the "concerning exploration" category. I'd love to make a collage screen of all the extra bits of exploration - do you have Tex Mod and the Cartography made easy package so you could provide us with screens of how the relevant section look now on the mentioned char? that' be beyond great!

    another point: has anyone been here on 2006 dec 15th and explored the entireity of Lions Arch map and could provide the same screens? That'd be great! Guess I'll have to do another dedicated thread just for the extra bits of exploration with all the nerfed arenas, bugs, added content, shadow steps and more.

    Also Evelynn Roscoe  Unholy  MaxBorken could link here or copy the relevant sections into their threads on pre nerfs.

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  • do you have Tex Mod and the Cartography made easy package so you could provide us with screens of how the relevant section look now on the mentioned char? that' be beyond great!


    Yes, but this character only unlocked the essentials of the game to advance to the end, it was only used for Arenas and HA, so it has the Tyrian Explorer at 67.0%


    I checked this textures:

    and only the 2017 Edition has the areas marked, but everything is cloudy again, so they reverted the map exploration and covered the zones again it seems.


    I don't know if the % of map exploration was reduced from the progress bar when they covered the zones again, if anyone knows of any case in the whole GW history where a title has been reverted or reduced with an update, let us know please.


    Edit: wqcefp has the map discovered, so this problem only happens in my map for some reason that I don't understand.


    I remember pretty well being inside The Crag's outpost because there was a bridge similar to the one in Ember Light Camp that led to nowhere behind the lava mountain, and the outpost itself was above the fight zone like Alliance Battles, so I can assure 100% the map was registered and fully explored, but right now this is how it looks like (the notes in the picture are from the texture, not mine):


    bXjKdFI.png


    And this was the outpost.

    Left : picture from the wiki

    Right : my marks


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    EDIT

    I searched inside the Black Falcon Games website and look what I've found: https://blackfalcongames.net/?p=659

    GIF comparison: gallery | outpost | arena


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    ipYAKSP.jpg



    another point: has anyone been here on 2006 dec 15th and explored the entireity of Lions Arch map and could provide the same screens?

    I don't know about this, what do you mean with "entireity"? Isn't it possible today to fully explore it? Something was different in the past?

    Edited 4 times, last by Ostona ().

  • I didnt read the whole thread, sorry, but are we saying that the now inaccessible pvp arenas got covered in clouds again?

    Cause that certainly isnt the case for the second oldest char on my account. I even recently based my cartography title on those bits, so that i could save other annoying bits in the southern shiverpeaks lol

    If i misunderstood then never mind this post ^^


  • wqcefp that's exactly what we are talking about! thanks a lot for the screenies!

    Ostona aye if map is foggy for you screens won't help - and the old cartography files seem to be perfect for that matter. I'll take those when I find time to do the mentioned thread.

    still leaves the question then how or what changed between ostona and wqcefp chars since obviously both were there when the outposts still were in place...


    Ostona there was a bug with the update mentioned (see list in OP under cartography) basically when you zoned to LA you landed in the environment of amnoon oasis but the map still showed that of lions arch. this led to many areas possible to be explored, that otherwise weren't. I attached screenies there to let you estimate the extent.

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  • So the character from my screenshots above (second oldest char) is 196 months old.


    The very first character on my account is also 196 months old, but maybe an additional 1 or 2 weeks, i can not remember exactly.

    Maybe that helps narrowing down a timeline of events?


    Also that character has uncovered slightly more of the one pvp area:

  • Great addition wqcefp, I edited my message above crossing out what I said, because this proves I was wrong.


    Then I don't understand what happens with my map, it's really strange. I did not mention other outposts because my memory could be wrong and perhaps I entered with another character (but it shouldn't be because I always played with the same profession), but in the case of The Crag I can assure 1000000% I was inside because that account was the only one doing PvP and with the title, so this is fucked up in some way.


    I'm gonna enter with the other characters, 1 sec.


    EDIT 1: nop, everything is clouded in mine in all the characters, I don't fucking understand. Red Fireball don't trust too much what I have written above (the list I mean), it could be all wrong right now. I edited with a warning message to prevent confusion.


    EDIT 2: wqcefp can you try to enter the outposts using the /tp command of GW Toolbox? You have the Map ID numbers for each one in my post above.


    EDIT 3: I see the LA bug, cool, I didn't know, thanks for the pictures.

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