The Fractals of the Mists are the end-game dungeon environments for Guild Wars 2, and it’s a somewhat complicated system to explain to people who don’t know much about it. But, basically, although the normal dungeon content can be challenging, the Fractal instances are quite a bit harder, particularly as you advance to the higher levels of content. Each run is randomized with a series of four instances you will need to complete (though this has changed after the Heart of Thorns launch), and completing them nets you a fair amount of loot as well as chances at getting Ascended-tier items at the higher levels. As your levels progress, you start to encounter new threats, new detrimental effects, and stronger enemies as you go. It seems that ArenaNet is trying to let the “normal” dungeon content die a slow death, while pushing Fractals as “where it’s at,” so it’s going to be interesting to see where they take them in the coming months.
A special thanks to Nerdy Nurse and the others from our guild who tagged along for this run. It was a lot of fun!
Stay tuned – more GW2 fun is on the way!