Tag: GW2

Happy Birthday GW2

Every fall I wander back to GW2, and it’s not looking any different this year. I love that they’re giving us an opportunity to unlock missed season adventures, including the Icebrood Saga. I picked it up on my main account, but still want to unlock it on my second account. The team has a ton of goodies lined up for the year, and I hope GW2 gets the attention it deserves. It’s still one of my favourite games to play. Happy 9th anniversary!


Warclaw Obtained!

I was able to finish off the PVP track that allows you to purchase Warclaw – and I’m so glad I did, because the entire time I was working on the track I felt so behind trying to chase everyone else all around the map. Plus, it’s just nice to have another mount completed.


Running with the Guild

I’ve been running some events with my guild ViP when I can fit the time in (and when the internet works, which is sporadic at best) and we recently completed a bunch of meta in the latest saga that ArenaNet released. I loved every second of it – minus the final battle because the rewards were few and the fights took forever. I had a much nicer time in the ramp up events. Still, it was achievements and fun times all around. It seems like there’s always something going on, and I really like that.


Outfits

I love the creativity of people.


Finally

I FINALLY managed to get Herta completed – a collection that will let me use up some crafting items that otherwise seem to just stack forever in my bank going unused. It was a great feeling, and I can’t wait to move on to the next collection.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


Where Did I Leave Off.. (again)

A few friends have been playing GW2 and of course I got the itch, too. It wasn’t as simple as just jumping into game for me though, first I had to patch and with my 5mb/s internet (0.5mb/s upload) this takes some time. Especially since if anyone else is using the internet, things lag. We don’t have cable, so that means a lot of downloads are done overnight while the family is asleep.

Anyway, I patched up, and then was told about an addon called Tac0 that adds map overlays to your UI. This can help with a number of things, like quest objectives, harvest nodes, and paths to get places. Jumping puzzles, all that good stuff. I’ve never seen addons for GW2 before, let alone installed one, so I took some time to set that up. I honestly haven’t made use of it yet, but at least I have it.

Once again I was left looking at my screen thinking “so now what” – I have no idea what I was working on, what I was doing. I don’t have the faintest clue what the parts in my bags go to. It’s such a mess of confusion any time I go back to a game that I haven’t played in some time. I really wish there was a better way for games to handle this. Maybe letting me know when I first enter the game what these bits go to, what the last 5 zones I was in was, or what I completed last so I know what to work on. Some sort of direction besides just having the story quest chain to follow.

I’m sure I’ll figure it out, but it will take some time. As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


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