Official: Lost Shores is Now Live!
A brief list of the game features announced:
- A one-time weekend-long event that permanently changes the world in some places.
- Prelude content with hints and teasers to build up the game release.
- A new PvP map: Temple of the Silent Storm
- A new area: Southsun Cove, designed for level 80s.
- Two new jumping puzzles.
- New events.
- New achievements.
- A new dungeon: Fractals of the Mists, designed for level 80s.
- A new set of exotic weapons: Fractal weapons.
- A new enemy: the karka.
- New Ascended armor quality items allowing a new upgrade type: Infusion.
- A new PvE condition: Agony.
- New crafting resources to find and harvest with 200 new crafting recipes: Karka Shells, Passion Fruits, and Passion Flowers. 
- A new group of NPCs, a merchant conglomerate, called the Consortium.
- Unique minis, armor skins, town clothing, and weapon skins made for the Lost Shores event from Consortium Chests.[/ANET]