Today marks another patch day for Guild Wars 2, as well as the beginning of a new Living Story chapter, Dragon's Reach: Part 1. The vines are spreading, as the Elder Dragon Mordremoth hungers. The patch notes this time are fairly short, showing just a handful of class changes and Gem Store inventory.
As Season 2 plows forward, Mordremoth's corruption continues to grow, now reaching even the charr lands out in Ascalon. The player, along with the NPC cast, must now rouse the world's leaders to action, and that starts with speaking to the Pale Tree. We also know by now that much of Dragon's Reach: Part 1 will be taking place in charr territory, and Rytlock Brimstone will be a pretty key character in what happens. Will the charr finally be rid of the Ascalonian ghosts plaguing their homeland? Now that would be awesome to see.
New contents hitting the Gem Store today (at some point) look pretty interesting too, especially the Home Portal Stone. Sounds like players can buy themselves the Guild Wars 2 equivalent of a Hearthstone for 900 Gems, whenever that's actually available. Mini Scruffy will be out as well for 500 Gems, and the Black Lion Chests will have a rare chance of dropping Permanent Hair Stylist Contracts for two weeks.
See the full patch notes below. Also be sure to check out the Dragon's Reach teaser trailer ArenaNet released.