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Tamriel unhindered.

It’s been a while since I picked up the proverbial pen and wrote something about the games I’m playing. Well, it’s not that I haven’t been playing, on the contrary, I’ve been playing quite a few. Switching between single player RPGs to MMOs. I have played and still have to finish The Wither 3 and Fallout 4, the ongoing saga of Star Wars: The Old Republic and now back to the Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. What can I say, I love them all. I want to play them all. The only one I have managed to complete is Dragon Age: Inquisition – but I’m not complaining….it’s like having books, the more I have the happier I feel. Weird!

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I jumped back into ESOTU because a friend and fellow blogger, De la Burro mentioned it in one of his posts. I had previously been a beta play and at the time I had come from playing Skyrim – and it was a bad move. Skyrim was still chugging along through my system and it just clashed with ESOTU. I found it frustrating and I couldn’t immerse myself in the world of Tamriel with so many players running around. They were invading my world of intense dungeon crawling, not to mention the hidden chests that I couldn’t open. My lockpicks kept on breaking, time was running out! That’s it! Enough! I threw down the gauntlet!

Well, a couple of weeks ago I went back and it felt so different – no comparing with Skyrim any more and those players running around in my Tamriel – no problem! I am loving it. For some unaccountable reason I can pick locks now without breaking a pick. How did that happen! My character feels so much better second time around, even the crafting feels different and am earning quite a bit of shinies doing crafting writs. I don’t know if it’s down to the changes to the game or me and the way I’m playing it. Whatever the reason, it’s working.

It is such a beautiful game and I love the day/night cycle and the dynamic weather. Exploring and coming upon a unmarked quest or hidden treasure is the ultimate for me and now with The Thieves Guild DLC I’m becoming quite rich! Suddenly my Bosmer (wood elf) is quite the thief! Combat is fun, switching from bow to dual daggers on the fly comes in very handy when those pesky bandits get too close. Though I do have to remember to dodge and roll AND I finally got my sweet ride – a cute piebald destrier. There is nothing like it! Cantering through the spectacular landscape of Tamriel – let’s go for the full immersion!

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Trusty friend.

…..and I have to admit searching for crafting nodes is alot of fun (can’t believe I’m actually writing that), picking flowers and looking for mushrooms is the bomb – then running off to create my alchemical concoctions is quite exciting. Now with the Dark Brotherhood DLC coming out May 31st I’ll be able to create posions. So now my Bosmer will not only be a thief, but how about dual wielding assassin! Yep, we’re going to rock this!

I have no idea how all this happened. I never thought I’d be back in Tamriel, but once you’re hooked to the elder scrolls lore, you’ll always be hooked and you’ll always end up reading every book you find……now all I need now is a library to put them in!

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Back into the Fray!

Eventually it had to happen, though sooner than I thought. Tyria hasn’t changed, but the game machines – it’s almost like playing a new game and that in itself was way beyond fun! Wanting to relive that first moment is always a gamers dream and playing GW2 after such a long hiatus (I’m sure it’s been over a year now) was just that – I was playing a new game.

All it takes is some flowers!

All it takes is some flowers!

So many features have changed. Not only have the skills and traits been reorganized, but the Hero panel has been reshuffled with costumes, dyes, and miniature added to the mix. The bank has an extra icon, one that looks like a wardrobe containing all the armour/weapon skins you’ve unlocked and, you know what, I quite like them. The process of hitting a new level has also changed. When you level up you receive rewards, but you are also told what rewards to expect from future levels and that, I think is quite neat – knowing what to expect. Heart quests are completed out in the field which I think is good, less running back and forth to return the quests which means more time spent exploring. New icons have been added to the mini-map. You see a little flashing icon if you’re close to an undiscovered area, namely those that don’t show up on the map and icons of chests when you’re close to hidden treasure, like the chest at the end of a jumping puzzle. Jumping puzzles!! Well, those have remained the same – frustrating as ever. I always stop breathing when I do those, letting out a little yelp after having made a precariously terrifying leap to a ledge which seems miles away. Talk about stress levels reaching a high! I noticed there was also another icon depicting a little man doing a roll. You go to the spot and you learn how to dodge. I guess that’s probably something you’ll only find in a starting area and I’m still in Caledon Forest. I created a Sylvari Ranger. Eventually I’ll go back to my main, Selir (Norn Ranger) and get her all sorted, but for now I’m hitting a new learning curve and I quite like it.

The Grand Plaza

The Grand Plaza

Tyria is still as beautiful as ever and since I’ve upgraded from a series 9 graphics card to a GTX 770 and a new 27” HD monitor the world is a tremendously colourful place and I love having beautiful graphics. Lion’s Arch is way beyond amazing! I ran around like a girl in a gadget store wanting to buy every technological marvel. The beautiful city is the same size as it was, but it feels so huge. I lost my way quite a few times. The Grand Plaza is crazy-huge and the Mystic Forge – magical. I jumped in and changed into a sparkly alien-like creature. Now that would be a neat costume to wear!

Magical sparkly alien

Magical sparkly alien

So many beautiful buildings and remnants of the battle Lion’s Arch went through. So much history. So much lore. I guess that’s why I loved GW in the first place. I was worried that the majestic lion had disappeared. I mean you can’t have Lion’s Arch without a lion, but I found him, still majestic but not as golden, standing guard over the Fractals gateway and all the other gateways. I was happy.

New Lion!

New Lion!

……and GW2 hasn’t backed down on the unexpected either. So there I was with my pet Tigger, wondering the streets of Lion’s Arch and I come across a Norn and a dog called Tommy’s Dog. I walked up close and the “Charm” indicator comes up on my UI and I say “Oooh a new pet” and I charm him……and the Norn begins to cry…..and I realize what I did and I feel so bad. I unintentionally took his pet and I really felt bad. I mean how often do you get that in a game? – you end up feeling bad for an NPC. So, anyway, as you do in GW2 you wait around to see what’s going to happen next. Sure enough another dog comes along, falls in love with Tommy and becomes his pet and Tommy laughs about it, happy that he’s not alone any more. GW2 never disappoints!

Don't cry Tommy, doggy's back!

Don’t cry Tommy, doggy’s back!

…..and as GW2 never disappoints neither do the players who run around in Tyria. Thanks to an amazing blogger and friend, HeadBurro Antfarm, I joined his guild and met some really nice players…..and he was right! When you adventure in Tyria with a group of people it is a whole new experience and a fun one at that – jumping puzzles especially! I think I’m going to be spending more time than I had anticipated. Tyria is feeling like home again.

……and I might finally get to kill Zhaitan!

The adventure begins!

The adventure begins!

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Of blooming flowers and growing vines!

Small mama kills big mama!

Small mama tickles big mama!

One may wonder what one has been doing through this lengthy silence…….well, as every decent Tyrian would do……..clobber centaurs and defeat crazed sharks! Not only that, but I’ve been levelling my guardian – got her to level 22 – and made an asura mesmer. Yes, yes, I am an altaholic! I’ll probably be making a sylvari ranger soon. Another, you might ask! Well, yeah! I love rangers, always have. When I played LOTRO I had a ranger there as well. Influenced from Lord of the Rings? Probably. Though I did fall for Aragorn more than Legolas, but, hey, what’s a girl to do…….in GW2 I get to do both, aim with an arrow and wield a greatsword! The best of both weapon-wielding worlds!

The Necromancer, a stylish chick!

The Necromancer, a stylish chick!

The guardian got a new hair cut!

The guardian got a new hair cut!

Being home sick with the flu I’m spending quite a bit of time in Tyria and the beauty of the land never ceases to amaze me. I had to leave Orr for a while. It can get so heavy there and I’m sure I’ve told you already I HATE the undead. So I relieved Selir from the dreariness and took her exploring and came across a really cute, beautiful, neat – call it what you will – event. I met an Arboreal Spirit that wanted to get back to its husk, but couldn’t because the Hylek were being, as usual, their annoying snobbish selves. So in I charged with my trusted scorpion pet and clobbered and whacked the entire group of hylek…….and saved the day! The spirit thanked me and retreated into its freed husk and……wow, oh wow…..the husk suddenly sprouted vines and the flowers bloomed right in front of my eyes! I love it when GW2 does that! It literally changes right in front of you. I’ve never been in a game that did that before. It shows you how much of a difference you actually make, that you do make a change. Your feats of valour do influence everything around you.

Peace is restored!

Peace is restored!

I must admit this is one game I never tire of coming back to and the longer I play the longer I want to stay……well as long as real life lets me…..I intend to finally kick those undead once and for all…..at least with Selir, I’ll think about the others when they get there! /sighs.

Looks cute, but whacks a punch!

Looks cute, but whacks a punch!

 

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Undead and carpal tunnel!

So my main character has hit level 80 and I have been venturing forth into the desolation of Malchor’s Leap, and let me tell you, it’s bleak there. Undead everywhere. You’re in constant combat not only with undead nobles, farmers and pirates, but undead chickens that peck at your ankles like there is no tomorrow! Well, I expect it’s bound to be an unsavory place being a level 80 area and Zhaitan‘s nesting ground. I have to admit it’s tiring. So I’ve discovered the best way to relieve the tiredness and carpal tunnel is to work on my alts! Switching back and forth from Orr to Kessex Hills to Metrica Province is just the ticket and buckets of fun!  Sometimes I forget that poor Selir is stuck in desolation as I wonder passed the rolling green pastures of Tyria. I even went and bought myself a new character slot in the January sales.  I’ve been testing out a mesmer, decided to make her from the human race, but might probably change her to asura. Playing with my asura elementalist I forgot just how cute and fun they are…..and they run so fast! You definitely need to take a break from the undead!

The desolation of Malchor's Leap

The desolation of Malchor’s Leap

Crafting has been enjoyable too and I’d forgotten that the chef could craft dye, so that was a pleasant surprise. Naturally, I bought myself some extra bank space……items begin to build up when you play alts! I mean the alts craft elements for each other……being such good friends! 🙂

Dress down for a dive and take a spin around town!

Dress down for a dive and take a spin around town!

Something else that I’ve got into is fashion. I’ve never been much of a fashionista in games. I wasn’t one to bother much in Guild Wars. I was more concerned with running around mowing down mean monsters really, but here in Guild Wars 2 I really enjoy seeing what new armour I’ve picked up, crafted or what I can get from the Karma Vendors……and I can’t wait to finally get to the exotic and legendary armour. I know that many other players have already got to that stage, but, hey, it’s fun taking things slow…..what’s the rush! As Treebeard would say “Don’t be hasty!”  Unfortunately, I missed the fun Wizard’s Hat from the Black Lion Store – though I’m sure the gods that be have more fun stuffed up their sleeves, this is just the beginning!

Sometimes a change of colour does the trick!

Sometimes a change of colour does the trick!

And who said a hero can't be stylish!

And who said a hero can’t be stylish!

Leaving the Eye of Zhaitan to it’s own devises for a while has done wonders for my heroic spirit. Now the question is which jumping puzzle am I going to look for next!

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GW2! A week old!

A week ago today, I woke at 4.00am to be in TeamSpeak with my guildies, so that we would be standing by the doors when GW2 launched. So many things have been accomplished during this week. I have reached level 29 (will probably get to level 30 later on today) because I am an intentionally slow player. There have been players in my guild who have already reached level cap – level 80 and there has even been one player (not in my guild) by the name of MisterSLIN who has actually completed the entire world map of GW2. There have been game crashes, guild bugs, the Trading Post isn’t working. There have been hackers you have stolen accounts, people you have exploited known bugs in the game and were banned (Kudos goes to ArenaNet for being strict and sticking to the TOS)……..all in all a very entertaining week!

A girl likes her bling!

I started off in Hoelbrak and have progressed through the Shiverpeak Mountains, with the occasional pop-over-to-Lion’s Arch to throw things in the Mystic Forge. I did jump over to Divinity’s Reach once and explored a bit of Queensdale, but only because I wanted to reach my required level to be able to continue my storyline……and to just visit Divinity’s Reach……I just love that city! I just love wandering around. A bit of storyline, dynamic events, hearts, gathering material for my crafting professions, killing anything in sight…….so relaxed, but the one thing I enjoy the most is coming across things quite unexpected.

……so there I was exploring the Shiverpeaks and I came upon an outpost. I sold some of my junk and just stood around observing (I tend to do a lot of that) when I overheard one of the NPCs saying that they needed to gather wood to build a bridge, but were bothered that the Dredge might stop them, but they still needed the wood. So off they ran towards the forest. Aha, I said, interesting. So I followed them. They reached a wooded area and proceeded to chop the trees, when suddenly the Dredge appeared…….fun……other players just ran up and fought them with me. We killed all the Dredge. The other players left, but I stayed. The woodcutters collected the wood and headed back to the outpost. I followed. When we arrived back they were told to start building the bridge. Interesting, I couldn’t see a bridge, just a very long drop. Ok, I thought, pretending to build something……….but, oh, wrong! Suddenly the bridge materialized in front of my eyes! I mean, come on, these NPCs just built a bridge and now were assembling a caravan to walk across it to another outpost! I mean WOW! This was real. I could cross the bridge now and a few minutes before I was wondering how to get to the other side. ArenaNet weren’t kidding when they said this was a living, breathing world and what you did actually effected the world around you……..if I hadn’t helped the woodcutters the Dredge might have killed them and the bridge wouldn’t have been built! Crazy! Amazing! Fun!

Another thing which has had me in a jitter are those blasted jumping puzzles. Some are pretty straight forward, but some just…….ooooh…….just test more than your patience! Yesterday I decided to do the Sharkmaw Cavern jumping puzzle with a pirate’s hidden treasure at the end of it. Ok! Good! I like treasure! The beginning was pretty ok…..the spirit of the pirate showed you the way. How sweet, helpful, I thought! WRONG! He’s a crafty bugger that pirate! He leads you to this huge cavern (after having climbed and fallen and died oh so many times already!) which is completely in the dark. You can’t even see a fly on the wall it’s so dark!  So while you’re trying to find the jumps without falling, this pirate just keeps on laughing! At one point I wanted to wring his neck! I fell so many times, but then I found a torch, pirate style……pirate says “Hey that’s cheating!” I say to him “Eat my dust!” The lit torch didn’t last long, but I managed to see some ledges here and there……till finally I got to the last one. Oh – thank – the – spirits! I was so ready to give up! But no! Ain’t going to let some measly, transparent pirate defeat me, a Norn! No way! Reached the final, huge flat rock and was faced with three waterfalls. I chose the one that looked most dangerous and I seemed to have picked the right one! Down I fell into a pool to be greeted by that voice again. Ooooh wait till I get my hands on him! Oh! Beautiful cavern with treasure! Nice! Very nice! Then he says I’m going to be stuck there forever with him……..like…….YEAH!……no! Ha! Ha! Found my way out through a hole in the wall not before grabbing the loot. All in all satisfying when you finally get to the end of it, but boy, oh boy, I could have done with a bit of rum!

“Hey, Mr. Pirate! Eat my dust!”

Yes! Guild Wars 2 is a HUGE entertainment park and I’ve only just started my adventure. I’m going to need a truck full of cookies (chocolate chip) to help me on my way. Need LOADS of energy for all that trekking!

……now where did I put the rum!

Pink is so pretty!

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Tyria! My new home!

I packed my bags. I’ve got my passport! Everything is set! I’m going to move into my new home now!

Day One is over and I can’t believe it! After all this waiting I finally got to walk through the doors and this time to stay there forever (depending on how log forever is!) I tried to pull an all nighter, but having woken up at 3.00am (-1 GMT) because I couldn’t sleep, then getting into TeamSpeak with my guildies at 4.00am and then…..oh YEAH…..logging into the game at 6.00am, I just couldn’t make it to midnight! You know how it is, when you just don’t get enough sleep, you feel kind of spaced out…….but getting to finally play the game, knowing that this time your characters are going to stay, is just fantastic! I felt like one of those kids who wakes up really early on Christmas Day to be the first to get to those presents under the tree!

As you’re going into Hoelbrak! The Spirits of the Wild! Bear. Wolf. Snow Leopard. Raven

So I created my main; Selir, Norn Ranger. Took me about 20 mins, more or less, because I already knew how I wanted her to look. Did the intro and then just ran around the Norn main town of Hoelbrak. It was completely new because I hadn’t gone into it during the BWEs or the stress test. Hoelbrak is so cool! Literally! Snowflakes falling all over the place! Magic, in my opinion! Then I remembered that if I didn’t create my other characters I’d lose my names. So back out to the character creation screen……….and I spent a fun hour creating my other 4 characters: Amarillys, Sylvari Necromancer; Qamar, Asura Elementalist; Kattsklaw, Charr Engineer and Alistine, Human Guardian. My beautiful 5 girls!

My 5 girls standing beside the statue of Jora! From left to right. Qamar. Kattsklaw. Selir. Alistine. Amarrillys.

It is so easy to lose track of time, so much to discover around every corner. OK! The game still has some issues, but that’s a given. I mean it’s a new game and there are bound to be bugs. No matter how much the developers tested the game out before am sure there are bugs which didn’t present themselves during those stress tests and BWEs, but it’s no big deal. They’ll be sorted eventually and, obviously, this is computers we’re talking about here……..machines, programming tend to do funny things…….and it IS just the first two days, so duh! People need to be more patient and not complain. As far as I’m concerned ArenaNet have done a fantastic job and created a game which – I have to say – I am completely hooked, line and ‘sinkered’ to!

The Spirit of Wolf!

………and today is the second day and I have slept well, had my coffee and am ready to rock Tyria!

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BWE3 Phase Three – Everything Else!

A month from now and those who’ve pre-purchased can play every day and at whatever time, with the knowledge that the servers are not going to go down after three days………the anguish we have suffered after every BWE! I’m sure GW2 will have its bugs once it launches, I mean, it’s a game run on computers and lord knows what kind of programming has gone into it, so it’s bound to have its hiccups…..but from where I’m sitting (got myself a comfortable chair – must be prepared) so far GW2 has delivered. It has given me the cookie and I can’t wait to unwrap the fun-package come 25th August!

Going back to this last BWE, it was fun to go hunting for the Vistas, a new addition towards map completion. I really enjoyed searching for them and having to go through a mini-jumping puzzle to get to them. Now whether or not they should be part of map completion is another matter. I am sure there are a number of players out there who aren’t too keen on jumping puzzles and if they’re like me, a completionist, they’re going to have problems. I think the Vistas should have been put in a category of their own. Discovering them would give you a different reward from the treasure chest you receive after having completed  the map of the area you are in, a sort of added bonus. I think they’re a really good idea, you get to see the surrounding area, if only for a few seconds. I would have wished them to go a bit slower and may be have some background music added to them. That would have really made them something special.

Stand and deliver! Boom! Boom!

Regarding the Finale this time around was a bit of a disappointment. I wasn’t too impressed. It was based on The Hunger Games. There were 4 -5 teams. We were given asura styled rifles and had to travel around the Metrica Province shooting the opposing players while at the same time searching for rations and ammunition. If you didn’t find your food rations your health bar would go down pretty fast and considering the size of the map that happened quite a lot. Personally, I spent more time running across the map and searching for rations than actually shooting anybody. Then when you died of starvation(which happened to me) you were returned to the starting zone as a golem, in which case you couldn’t do much except drop ammunition…….and that’s when I decided I’d had enough and logged off. This was quite a sharp contrast to BWE2 when we were branded by the Shatterer in the Plains of Ashford and had to search and corrupt the opposing players, with the added bonus of seeing the Shatterer fly overhead. I’m hoping that this was just “let’s see how many players hit the servers”. Some people think that this might be a good mini-game, may be. If the map was brought down to size then may be, yes…….it has potential.

The Shatterer!

One aspect – out of many – that I really enjoy about GW2 is exploring the cities. I never managed to get to Rata Sum, but I did get to The Grove and got 100% map completion of the city. I just so enjoy running around the cities, looking through doors, climbing up things and listening to the conversations, but then I realized…….what is there to do after you’ve completed a city? I completed Divinity’s Reach in BWE1, Lion’s Arch in BWE2 and The Grove in BWE3…….and then? Hmmmm. Thinking about it, you don’t need to go back to the cities to do things – may be to craft and possibly visit the Mystic Forge in Lion’s Arch…….but otherwise most things you can do while you’re out in the world. Not having to go back to the cities is such a shame considering that they are spectacular places to be in. May be ANet might introduce some mini-games or duels to entice players back to the cities. It would be really a lot of fun if they introduced lodge-orientated quests in Hoelbrak and city specific quests for the others…….and yet who knows!……..may be! May be!

Divinity’s Reach! Majestic!

Well………this is it! We wait! We’ll read blogs, watch new footage……..and wait! A game in itself!

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BWE3 Phase One – Sylvari

So the BWE is over and now we can sit back and really count down to the final days when we’ll have the game in its entirety and the excitement will be indeed high, but in the meantime there are a couple of things to keep us occupied, I’m sure.

In my case it’s writing some reviews! *sniggers*….ok, I’m trying to be funny, can’t you give a girl a break!! I was so excited as I sat in front of the GW2 launcher waiting for it to open the ‘door’ for me. This BWE was different from the other two, well, that’s how I felt, anyway!

Literally a dream world!

First off, I promised I wouldn’t, but I did……..I created a Sylvari and I fell in love! The Sylvari starting area is spectacular with oversized trees and plants and everything is so colourful. Well, it took me forever to get to the starting area in the first place, I got stuck on character creation. I know, I know. The character was going to be deleted, but I just couldn’t help myself! I simply enjoyed going through all the different varieties of skin tones, matching face to colour and all the fancy stuff – just to make the perfect sylvari……and the really fun part was when I spotted the ‘light bulb’ icon! I could actually switch off the light in the character screen and……..magic! My Sylvari lights up in the dark! Bioluminescence they call it! This was certainly the cherry on the cake for me!…….and they remind me so much of my loveable elves. I like elves. I think it’s the ears! No, wait……I think it’s because they are so ethereal and the sylvari are like that. Way beyond fun!

……and when I switched off the light!

So I drifted in (keeping the ethereal thing going here) as a Sylvari Necro and she was perfect! She fit the bill alright!…….and my explorations took me to The Grove! Oh, Oh…..look, look….Pale Tree! I just sat there panning my camera…..and for some reason it reminded me of another city close to my heart…….Caras Galadhon. If you’ve played LOTRO and read the book, you know what I’m talking about. If not, just imagine a city of sparkling flowers, silvery moon and twinkling faery lights everywhere……and meeting Pale Tree herself, as exhilarating as meeting Lady Galadriel! Everything about The Grove was so much fun and I wasn’t happy until I had discovered every point of interest and vistas (something I’ll talk about soon) that I could – I’m a completionist! So there I was jogging around The Grove, listening to the conversations going on and greeting an NPC here and there and most of the replies were the illuminating words “Seize the moment!” One of these jogs took me to The Nightshade Garden, the Grove prison and what a prison it is! If you’re caught doing something bad you’re locked up in a HUGE flycatcher-looking plant so watch out! Anyway, there I was zooming in to get a closer look and I automatically greeted one of the jailors and an exasperated voice replied, “Seize the bloody moment!” I mean, honestly, you’ve got to love ‘em!

Then there were the dynamic events…….and those were fun! I can never get enough of them, so exciting to do. One of them was real fun. We had to defeat spiders and pick mushrooms. Those mushrooms made you grow big, you were turned into a sylvari-norn. Reminded me of Alice and her potions……Drink Me and shrink, Eat Me and grow big!……and the hearts, we can’t forget the hearts. One turned me into a sylvan hound and the other turned me into one of the those moss-covered-tree-giants (am not going to say why, don’t want to spoil the fun for anybody, have said enough already).

Moss-covered-tree giant!

Fun, fun and fun! Truly, that’s what it is to play as a sylvari! They are a really fascinating race and I have a dilemma on my hands…….Norn or Sylvari! Let me meditate a while on this!

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Those Fun Surprises!

So in BWE 2 I decided I would stick with my ranger and had a grand old-time trying to find all the different animals I could tame and I found quite a number of fun ones – lips are sealed, don’t want to spoil anything for prospective rangers! Anyway, I digress. There I was exploring Queensdale (my ranger being human) and came across the farming town of Beetletun, a lovely town you must visit it. I came across a group of people escorting a laden wagon into the town and obviously I tagged along, despatching any sinister creature that popped up along the way and as I panned my camera around I noticed some electricity-type-thingy going on up on a little hill not so far away. Interesting! So having escorted the wagon into town I jogged off in search of the aforementioned activity.

Well, would you believe it! There stood an asura, Moa Trainer Kappa, surrounded by her magical-electricity-pulsing gadget! ……and she gave me a quest. Oh, wow, this was going to be good! Was I to help her overcome some magically complicated  obstacle? Or help in an experiment?…….forgive me, I have to stop a while and giggle……ok, I can do this. I had to escort Kappa and her dancing moa birds into town! I mean, come on! How fantastic is that! Off to town we went and when we got there I was rewarded with the most extraordinary thing ever! Kappa and her colourful Moa birds danced. Incredible! That was the most fun and hilarious thing I had ever seen. Totally unexpected!

……..and that, I think is one of the most extraordinary things of GW2, when you least expect it, BAM! your socks get pulled off! You never know what’s going to happen and where, whether it’s going to be something chaotic as a centaur charge or as entertaining as dancing birds.

I suspect I’m going to have my socks yanked off quite a bit!

Moa Trainer Kappa in Beetletun

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