MMORPG: Well, let's move onto the big addition, in terms of WvW gameplay. Can you outline the new Ranks and Abilities progression system coming in March?
Habib Loew: There are two ways to earn what we are calling World XP right now. Those are joining WvW Events and killing other players. As you earn more World XP your rank will go up. Every sum of World XP with give you a rank and that will give you a new title in WvW. For example right now you only see the “Invader” title. These titles will change with your rank. With each rank you will earn points to cash in on WVW abilities. The abilities are general passive in the beginning with skills like doing more damage to guards or taking less damage from siege. We’ll get into those later.
MMORPG: One of the big hurdles in GW2 is finding out what you want to do at 80, and where the progression for your character lies... is this your answer to that question for WvW fans?
Habib Loew: It is certainly part of the answer. I do not want to rule anything out of the future of the game. We built the progression system with an extensive framework to support multiple types of progression. We want to support abilities as well as leveling up those abilities. The system gives us the freedom to really work on a lot of incentives for players.