The latest update to Guild Wars 2 has introduced a new fishing and boat mechanic for players to enjoy. This means that the game is now more accessible and exciting than ever before.
End of Dragons is a new update coming to Guild Wars 2. In the update, there will be changes to fishing, boats, and masteries.
Guild Wars 2 fans have been eagerly anticipating more information and speculating about how skiffs would be functionally different from skimmers and what fishing will feel like since ArenaNet revealed that fishing – and its companion fishing boats, skiffs – will be a key element of End of Dragons. ArenaNet offered us an early look at these forthcoming improvements during its Guild Chat dev broadcast yesterday.
Fishing, like raptors in Path of Fire, will be enabled during the early narrative events in End of Dragons. Rods, lures, and bait are three new collecting instruments that come with fishing. Rods, unlike logging axes or mining picks, will not shatter with time, but lures and bait will. A new button will appear beneath the weapon switch button, allowing you to pull out your fishing rod or skiff. Once you’ve hooked a fish, you’ll have to play a brief minigame to keep the green fish marker within the yellow sweet area for long enough to fill up the success meter, similar to how fishing works in games like Stardew Valley.
Fishing develops a mastery line that helps you enhance your fishing abilities in a variety of ways. The one that boosts fishing power, a new stat that sounds like magic find for fish, throughout your whole party for each fish a member of your party captures, thus the more fishermen you have with you, the better.
Skiffs, like skimmers and jackals in Path of Fire, may only be obtained by completing a heart somewhere in the globe. Skiffs may accommodate up to five people. The player who called the skiff is in charge of steering it, while party members may use emotes to keep the skipper’s boost meter full. The boat’s driver may anchor it, turning it into a solid, fixed platform from which party members can walk about and fish over the side. If you wish to divide up your group, you may even have several skiffs out. You won’t have to worry about finding a parking space near popular fishing spots since skiffs are only solid to members of your party.
Skiffs, of course, have their own mastery path, which includes movement speed boosts, a fishing bonus, and an unique ability to keep opponents off your trail when driving about in your boat.
ArenaNet teased the sixth of its colorful silhouette elite spec teasers just as the broadcast was finishing up, and reminded us that it, along with the other two it teased before, will be revealed in next week’s Guild Chat and demoable on September 21st.
Check out the entire stream below for additional information on fishing and skiffs, and stay tuned to our Flameseeker Chronicles column for a comprehensive analysis in the following days!