Posts Tagged With: greatsword

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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The Endgame Jog!

Yesterday (12/07/2012)  in an interview regarding endgame, Eric Flannum and Colin Johanson revealed a number of things to expect in GW2.

1. Levelling to 80

It’s going to be just like in Guild Wars. You level to 80. Then the skill bar goes back to zero allowing you to level again and gain more skill points, though still remaining at 80.  In GW having reached level 20 on one of my characters, it feel like in reality the level cap is higher because I never seem to reach level cap. I find this a good thing because I always seem to have something to achieve.

2. Legendary Items

Achieving legendary items is going to be fun, but challenging . Two examples that were mentioned were the Greatsword and the Short Bow. There are going to be two greatswords. One of Day, showing the sun while the other is Night, showing you the night sky. Using them individually you see day or night, but combining the two is where things get interesting. You use it one way you see day, the other you see night and this item is the most difficult to achieve, which sounds like a challenge to me. I like it!  The second interesting and  fun item  mentioned was a shortbow that shoot arrows with unicorn heads that leave a rainbow trail behind them. Though this won’t really help much if you’re a thief and don’t want to be seen. Certainly a sure way of revealing your position to enemies! Neither of these items give added stats. They’re just cool items to make you look good. Well, I certainly want to look good!

3. The Mystic Forge

Once reaching level 80 you can then go to the mystic forge and achieve spend more skill points by talking to Miyani.

4. Live Support

Live support is going to be extensive as new dynamic events and dungeons are going to be added quite frequently keeping the game fresh. So I’m happy to hear that the game doesn’t end with launch, but only gets better.

5. Orr 

Orr will have fewer NPCs and those that are there will be corrupt, obviously due to the influence of Zhaitan. There even the statues of the gods are corrupted. Orr will have many meta events – more events than any other region.

6. Holiday Events

Holidays events will indeed be present just like they were in GW.  Holidays like Winters Day and the Mad King, where this time around the Mad King will be given a voice. These were all ‘human’ centred events so it will definitely be interesting to see how the other races will fair.

If you’d like to watch the interview, check it out below!

End game with Eric Flannun and Colin Johanson       (P.S move the slider to 4.00 to start the actual interview)

I think GW2 is definitely going to be one interesting ride………and to meet Zhaitan in the end………Wow……no other word can describe it!

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