Guild Wars 2 is getting another Feature Pack next month, in September, and the changes really sound better and better. While ArenaNet has seen fit to highlight the PVP and WvW changes coming, PVE updates are also set to roll out, including the decision to drop dungeon instance "owners." Now that's something many players can definitely get behind.
Since launch, instances in Guild Wars 2 always had an "owner," that being the person who enters first and opens the dungeon for everyone else. Sounds fair, right? Well, the major issue with this system is that when the instance owner leaves (or gets kicked from party), the dungeon boots everyone else out too. Over time, the devs have tried to tweak this system to make it more forgiving, but rather than continue trying to improve upon it, they've decided to completely do away with it next month. So now if the player who started the instance is dropped for whatever reason, the remaining party members can simply continue through the dungeon without fear of being kicked. Awesome.
With the release of the September 2014 Feature Pack, Guild Wars 2 will also see an improved crafting UI. The idea here is to make the crafting interface more manageable and easier to navigate. For instance, the new UI will allow you to search for Ascended items only, then bring up all the subcomponents required for making said items.
Performance improvements will be coming soon as well, according to ArenaNet:
We‘re always working on the performance of the game with every update, but we have a big batch of improvements coming in this feature pack. We’ve changed the way many of the underlying systems work, making them more cost-effective, which will reduce how often players will be seeing issues caused by performance. This is most notable in large combat situations like WvW and at the PvE world boss events. These improvements affect both the server and client performance, so in these situations, you should see increased frame rates as well!
The studio plans to reveal the new items being added to each crafting discipline soon, so keep an eye out.