Leaked patch notes with some useful information.
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Also Droknars Forge has sunk.
Seems that high level dungeons were being tested internally.
More rumors (take in with grain of salt):
The "Mystic Forge" (found inside Lion's Arch) is used to make some of the most rarest-high-level items. Many of it's recipes are a total mystery.
The game is pretty close to finishing, just some high level zones needing work.
Asura zones/quests are coming along pretty fast. Sylvari zones lag you like a mother----- (framerate issues)
So a list of 'big stuff' needing some work to make it readyish for release:
There's only 4 structured PvP maps in atm, the two you guys are familiar with and two more. The other two are called "Memories of the past", which is basically a conquest map mixed with some oldskool GvG elements mixed into it like killing guildlord wins you the game and "something something Capricorn", which is a coastal map with a huge pirate ship, water and beaches.
Obviously you can't just walk up to the guildlord and kill it easily. It takes time to get to him even, there's a castle gate and bodyguards and it's fairly close to the enemy teams spawn.
Memories of the past