Amazingly enough, ArenaNet dropped one of the most sought after Guild Wars 2 bits on a Friday. The Hall of Monuments Reward Calculator is now available for Guild Wars players to peruse the goals and rewards. Simply head to the Calculator and put your character’s name in, and the Calculator will do the rest.
There are 50 available points, and each accomplishment will give various amounts of points. For example, putting any statue in to the Monument of Honor gives 2 points, 5 statues gives 3 points, but then 10, 15, 20, etc. statues only nets 1 point each tier. Therefore, the point curve is weighted towards easy to get started, but hard to complete.
There are tangible rewards at each point until 30, and a title at every 5 points. For example at 10 points a player gets a Fiery Dragon Sword and the title “Guild Warrior,” 11 points nets a Diamond Aegis (shield), 12 points gives a Centurion’s Claw (double-bladed dagger), and so on. There are also minipets, such as the Orrian Baby Chicken at 15 points, and ranger pets, such as the Black Moa also available at 15 points. After 30 points, the only rewards are titles every 5 points. So there are no rewards at 31-34 points, and at 35 points the player is rewarded with the “Ghostly Hero” title. The final reward is “Champion of the Gods” at 50 points.
From a coinciding Kotaku article:
Hargrove tells me that the rewards are balanced so the casual players have a good chance to score the items they want. “There’s more prestige stuff (titles, for instance) at the top, but everything is geared towards the bottom because we wanted to appeal more to the casual players.”
The first 30 points of rewards are items, and the team expects most people to consider themselves finished after the first 30 points, once the items run out. The final 20 points of rewards are all prestige. “We didn’t want players to feel like we’re asking them to do everything,” explains Hargrove.
There are no available stats or anything like that for the low-level gear rewards right now, but with recent discussions on the Transmutation Stones, a player could utilize the gear skins of any of the Hall of Monument rewards all the way to level/gear cap. Even though I will most likely have to pay extra for the privilege, the option is much better than some of the original Guild Wars promo items, which became worthless after a few short levels. (EDIT: Regina clarified that transmuting these rewards to higher levels of gear stats will be done in a different manner than transmutation stones. Very cool.)
What’s really cool is players can make a to-do list to get to whatever reward level they want. Every accomplishment is not required to hit 50 points. I think ArenaNet did this quite intelligently. There will be some rage, but with how easy it is to get 30 points – therefore all the gear – I can’t imagine much intelligent rage.
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