It looks like Ferocious Ness finally talked (opens in new tab) . ArenaNet updated its website (opens in new tab) for Guild Wars 2's impending Lost Shores update with a timing schedule for the mysterious one-time, log-on-or-you'll-miss-it event "changing Tyria forever." Did Rush finally consent to a concert at Divinity's Reach? Probably not, since we're fairly sure anything of importance involves the ghastly purple karka pictured above.
ArenaNet's continued pledge for regular content updates beyond mad, lion-ploding pumpkin kings (opens in new tab) powers Lost Shores' considerable additions for Tyrian heroes, including a new zone, dungeon, PVP map, gear, dynamic events, and crafting resources. The only missing element is a "Release the karka!" from a bearded Liam Neeson wearing a CGI coat of jewels. On his beard.
The event's first stage ascends from the briny depths at 12:00pm PST/3:00pm EST/20:00 GMT on November 16 and continues with the following milestones, which reads like a to-do list for Marlin Perkins:
- November 16, 12:00pm PST/3:00pm EST/20:00 GMT: Defend Lion's Arch
- November 17, 12:00pm PST/3:00pm EST/20:00 GMT: Retake Lion's Arch, discover new island zone Southsun Cove
- November 18, 12:00pm PST/3:00pm EST/20:00 GMT: Defeat the Ancient Karka at Southsun Cove
Guild Wars 2's official wiki (opens in new tab) features a prep guide with more info leading up to Lost Shores' launch.