Armour, swords and tear jerkers!

So apart from the fact that I’ve been running out of tissues this past week, I’ve been enjoying my walkabout through Tyria and there have been some emotional moments.

I haven’t forgotten Selir, I mean she is my main character after all – the leader of my girls, poor thing holed up in Orr and she’s been having a tough time. Throughout Tyria exploration has been fabulous. Every little cave I spot I want to see where it leads too, but in Orr I want to get the hell out of there. I’m sure exploring the ruins of Orr would have been fascinating, but not when the undead keep popping out from every nook and cranny! Now because heart quests are non-existent in Orr I’m following my personal story and the problem is soloing in Orr is difficult. Most of the time Waypoints are contested so opening the map to get to my story point is taking me forever. Sometimes I find that I miss my heroes from GW1. Orr is bearable when there are other players around, but otherwise I would have loved to have my heroes. My pet isn’t enough! Those undead take forever to die again. I never liked zombies and now I hate them with a passion – after all that’s what they are, right? I mean otherwise I might end up calling them ‘dracovamps’ – dead people turned into undead by the kiss of a dragon! Clever!

Selir, leader of the pack!

Selir, leader of the pack!

Anyway enough of that. I think you get the picture. I’ll move on to something more interesting.

Alistine, red and bronze. Gorgeous!

Alistine, red and bronze. Gorgeous!

Switching to my guardian, quite a gorgeous gal in her antique bronze coloured armour and hefting a Lionguard greatsword. So there I am following the story line and Alistine is close to discovering the whereabouts of her parents. Slashing through bloated spiders as they descend from the roof of a cave, Alistine finds two headstones. I don’t know, may be because I had the flu or I’m becoming soft the older I get, but I got all emotional on discovering they were the tombstones belonging to her parents and that Alistine’s name was mentioned in the epitaph. I guess being a gemini doesn’t help much……and the tear jerkers don’t stop there.

Let's take a moment!

Let’s take a moment!

Decided to spend some karma!

Decided to spend some karma!

Alistine hefted her greatsword and gazed around noticing this odd-looking area, a brown patch of valley surrounded by pillars of brown rock. A glowing sphere hovers down in the center – a skill point which I got quite easily enough, but what caught my attention the most were the bodies of dead dolyak. Naturally, I immediately went on guard, scouting the area. Heaven knows what creature was lurking in the shadows waiting to feed.  So I waited…..and a lone dolyak walks down into the valley. I drew my sword. I wait. The dolyak lies down…..and dies….and the spirit of the dolyak rises from the remains. Oh hell! This was their grave yard. A place where the dolyak come to die and I found that so sad. I actually sat there staring at the screen following the ghostly apparition. I didn’t even touch my coffee…..and that’s saying a lot!

Dolyaks resting ground!

Dolyaks resting ground!

……..and Alistine sheathes her sword and sits on a rock. There’s nothing quite like seeing a pack of rock dogs saunter by!

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16 thoughts on “Armour, swords and tear jerkers!

  1. After your comment on my blog I went back in to your blog. Hell’s Bells! You’ve been away almost at long as me! Why not come on back in and try it out again? The living story just ended so now world be a good time… :D

  2. That would bee great! Now I am RPing I see RP everywhere! Small groups of people stood quietly or walking rather than running, /e emote text in the chat window. Just groups of RPers everywhere ;-D

  3. Hi mate – it’s been a while since this post but I’m back playing GW2 now and we have a guild! If you’d like to join us just say, it’s the “All the Gs” guild from the Good Guys Gaming Community on Google+. The GGG community formed from some of the key members of the Elite Dangerous community where we found a really special mix of mature gamers who dealt with issues with tolerance and respect and it is a really nice place to hang out. I’ve enthused a few of them there to take up the Heart of Thorns expansion and we are adventuring together having a really good, chilled out time – you’d be more than welcome to join us! :)

    • Hey there! That’s very kind of you. I read your post today about going back home to Tyria and it does sound very tempting. :-) I’d have to create a new character because the ones I have are on a different server, but that’s ok. I’d probably need practise again. I’ve forgotten everything as it is. :-)

      I might try downloading it tomorrow to take a break from SWTOR :-) :-)

      • Brilliant :) I think Piken Square is full now, but any EU server will allow you to play with the guild rather than just chat – and don’t worry about low level characters or re-learning skills as we are all doing that :-D

        Here’s the primer I posted: https://headburroantfarm.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/life-in-tyria-a-guild-wars-2-primer-for-joining-in-the-fun/

      • So I was looking at the GW2 site and was wondering, will HoT be available as a standalone for those who purchased GW2 on day 1 or would I still have to purchase the whole package? (which doesn’t make sense to me to buy the whole thing once I already own the game).

      • Goooood question and biiiiiiig controversy. You can only get HOT with the core game bundled in, no standalone. There cheapest is £35 buuuut they have come out and promised upgraders like you and me a free character slot so that’s not too bad.

      • Oh at least that’s not too bad. I’m downloading the game again as I type this (over Dec I got a new machine). I haven’t upgraded yet. I want to see how I get along having been away for so long, but I did do the SMS security thing so I get a new mini dragon…..now that sounds like fun :-) :-)

      • Cool – drop me your character name :)

      • Character name is Vehyra. Had to create a new character (Sylvari Ranger), so many things have changed….quite confusing. I’m on Underworld. It’s impossible to get onto Piken Square. Think it’s going to be a slow run :-)

      • I’ll invite you today – it’s been a huge learning curve for us all, especially as they have changed the whole leveling system and the skills/traits system :D

      • Thank you :-) ….not just the skills/traits, but bank space and Hero panel and shards or something that you need for costumes…..wow, somehow it was so simple before. I have to admit I am looking forward to exploring again :-) and with all these changes it feels like it’s a new game :-) We’ll see. :-) :-)

      • You should be added now – also why not join us in the Good Guys Gaming community on Google+?

      • Thank you :-) I might do that :-)

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