So Guild Wars 2 eh? I get the feeling I’m the only regular here who is playing it like it’s the only game on Earth? Yup currently I’m hooked virtually every night but it isn’t my fault….honest!
It’s all down to this “Living World” concept Arena Net have where every 2 weeks there is something majorly new in the game, usually a large event that runs for 2 solid weeks, and believe me it needs to as there can be a heck of a lot to do if you get into it, and for my sins, I do.
Currently its Queen Jenna’s Anniversary Celebrations and if you can remember the big hole in one of the sectors of Divinity’s Reach, well they have made that into a huge palladium where there are many different activities. Complete certain objectives and/or a certain number and you get rewards. You can farm the areas to your heart’s content and hope to get drops from Champions (yup I got one). I’ve currently completed something like 14 out of the 16 objectives that will get me a chest.
Oh and then there are the World achievements where you get chests too with rare skins & loot so I’m doing missions and objectives to try to get up my points to get my next chest.
Oh and also Champion farming on Cursed Shore – I have to do a free guest transfer to a different server to the one I’m on and there are who zerg's of guys just running around Cursed Shore calling out waypoints in chat where a Champion has spawned to go kill him and get a – hopefully – rare drop.
In between all that is farming materials and levelling up my cooking and weaponsmith skills which are both sadly very low, merging greens in the Mystic Forge to hopefully meld into a rare, joining in on Guild events, and all that is without even dipping my feet into the WvWvW or PvP…which I guess I really ought to try harder to do some of.
A week before the end of a World Event Anet will announce what the following event will be to start the next week, so yesterday they announced that its coming up to the soonest 1 year GW2 birthday and I’m sure all you GW1 players will remember what happens on a characters birthday? I’m pretty sure I still have one or two characters that I have had since “day one”. Woot for the mini pets!!
I currently have two sets of armour I use on my Guardian “Arooga Mahooga”. One is the Aetherblade Heavy set which I purchased on the AH. It’s really nice and showy and has good stats for a level 80 PvE general build. The other set is my ‘Farming Set’ which is a complete set of gear with varying percentages of “Magic Find” attributes. Plus my sword has a stackable to 26% increased “Luck” and I buff up on a pie for an additional 22%. This all stacks up to a whopping additional percentage of chance for me to find something good as a drop or gathering/salvaging material when I farm.
So what with all of the events and stuff I must achieve I have no time even to play my alts! My poor Warrior, Elementalist, Mesmer, Ranger and Necromancer are all suffering because I just don’t play them. Even on my Guardian I haven’t completed his personal story to the end – that needs to be done soon I think but I got stuck with very bad mobs so gave it up. Although as mentioned, next week sees the next World Event introduced and no doubt there will be more things to achieve for those great looking drops.