Narrative Designer Scott McGough, introduced a new faction Consortium in the latest Guild Wars 2 video Meet the Consortium. According to Mr. McGough, Consortium has a very specific purpose which is still well hidden, and we still don’t know what their secret agenda is. At this moment they offer good products, while trying to be competitor to the Black Lion Trading Company. Find out more about Consortium in the backstory video below.
GW2 Southsun Cove Sample Collection Locations are part of Southsun Volunteer Fieldwork achievement. For this achievement is required to find eleven herb samples around Southsun Cove for Researcher Levvi. First you need to obtain sample detector device from Researcher Levvi. Sample detector gives you two unique abilities. The first one can scan area for the samples and it has 1200 range. The second ability can collect revealed samples. If you drop your device do not worry, it is in your inventory, you can use it again when you are near to another sample, otherwise stick with your weapons. Continue reading →
GW2 Sclerite Weapon Skins are introduced with The Secrets of Southsun patch. You can acquire them from Consortium Arms Dealer located in Southeastern Southsun Cove (near Pearl Isle Waypoint), with Sclerite Weapon Claim Ticket, which can be obtained from Southsun Supply Crates. You can buy Southsun Supply Crates in the gemstore for 150 gems each or 10 for 1200 gems. Southsun Supply Crates are also drops from monsters in Southsun Cove.
The latest Guild Wars 2 Patch notes bring out information about new features from game update The Secret of Southsun:
The Secret of Southsun
The refugees from Flame & Frost who were resettled at Southsun Cove are up in arms over the restrictive residency contracts that prevent them from leaving. Tensions are high, and settlers are brawling with Consortium guards. What’s worse, the island’s local wildlife has been agitated and is even more aggressive and territorial than usual.
The Lionguard’s Inspector Kiel has been charged with quelling the violence so it doesn’t interfere with the upcoming Dragon Bash festival in Lion’s Arch. Kiel takes her job seriously, so she’ll need help from players and Researcher Levvi to keep everyone on the island safe from the local wildlife and each other.
Vizier’s Tower is a Jumping Puzzle Achievement, which can be obtain by completing the vista located on the island, in the central part of Straits of Devastation map. There are several tricky jumps during this puzzle, thus, be patient and use your “jumping buffs” whenever you can.