“NCSOFTÂ® and ArenaNetâ„¢, developer of the acclaimedÂ Guild WarsÂ franchise, has released â€œOrigins of Madness,â€ the firstGuild Wars 2Â living world update of 2014. Beginning today, players will match wits and take up arms against the schemes of arch-villain Scarlet Briar, experiencing in-game events that promise massive battles and shocking revelations.
InÂ â€œOrigins of Madnessâ€Â Guild Wars 2Â players begin the battles that set the stage for the war to come with Scarlet.Â The diabolical genius has done everything in her power to tear Tyria apart with her mysterious plans and armies of minions. Now, players will begin to face Scarlet head-on, starting with massive fights on multiple fronts against two different but equally deadly threats.
On one front, players must journey to the mountains of Lornarâ€™s Pass where Scarlet is massing her armies to defend the Twisted Marionette, Scarletâ€™s titanic new clockwork creation. It will require a coordinated assault by an army of players to challenge both the Marionette and Scarletâ€™s combined forces.
The other threat lies in Bloodtide Coast, where Scarlet has awoken something ancient and dangerous. The Great Jungle Wurm is a huge beast with three ravenous heads and an arsenal of attacks at its disposal. Only a determined effort by a large group of players has a chance at defeating this menace.
Great dangers and action on an epic scale await in â€œOrigins of Madness,â€ but great knowledge comes from overcoming these foes as well. In this release, players will uncover truly startling revelations about Scarletâ€™s plan for Tyria and its citizens.”