Yay for Anet and their April Fools humour! I loved this, it was totally unexpected and gave me hours of amusement. I know they had a track record from the original Guild Wars days of doing little things like this, but I never played during those times so being able to experience it here in GW2 was great. I’m not even sure I got my daily done on this day as I spent all my time switching through my various characters and taking screenshots. This is just a very small sample to commemorate the day.
As a real life arachnophobe, drawing Spider Scurry as our guild rush always leads to a bit of anxiety. It’s not the rush course that’s the problem, it’s just the fact that seeing myself transformed on screen really creeps me out…
I don’t PvP as a rule, I’ve tried it out but never quite got the hang of it. That being said I did have a little bit of glory sitting there and so, with the feature announcement about the PvP skins transferring to the PvE Wardrobe on April 15th, I decided I’d better invest the last drops into a chance for crafting some more skins.
I was able to add about another 8 skins to my wardrobe, thanks to glory and salvaging some duplicate skins for mats. All in all I’m really looking forward to having access in PvE to some of the great looking PvP weapon skins I’ve got sitting there doing nothing.
One of my guildmates loves to organise this game, it goes by many names but we tend to call it Witch Hunt. He runs them around holiday events and they’re always a good laugh and something a bit different, especially for those of us who don’t RP the majority of the time.
The basic idea is a murder mystery, a person or persons are killing off villagers in the dead of night and you have to find out who they are before they kill off all the innocents. The deaths can be particular gruesome, the daytime investigations lead quickly to outrageous accusations and come night time you can almost always be guarenteed another gory murder. If you’re a killer you try to throw the blame on someone else, if you’re a villager you are suspicious of everyone.
Because he bases the events around holidays the killers are always a bit special, you might have witches, werewolves or vampires preying on the innocent at Halloween, at Christmas it’s the Elves, Turkeys on Thanksgiving and in the case of our most recent game…Leprechauns for St Patricks!
This time round I got to be a leprechaun and had great fun devising macabre ways to kill people with sacks of gold..mwahahaha.
Levelled from 67 – 80 through completing personal story instances, WvW Season 2 starts and Menha is geared up and ready to go!
Reading the feature pack blogs for the upcoming April 15th patch led to much jumping around and excited squeals of joy – not only the long awaited account Wardrobe but also account bound dyes!
My only reservation is the changes to town clothes, my standard ‘in town’ outfit won’t be achievable in game after the patch I think, unless I can use multiple tonics at once.
Like many people who took part in the evacuation and battle events in Lion’s Arch I was able to get hold of quite a few Tomes of Knowledge by turning in the belongings I found littering the City. With the second season of WvW about to start I decided I wanted to create a new character to experience WvW with and so my second guardian, Menha Kash, was born (and immediately levelled to 67).
Scarlet is dead but her evil plan was still a success, before its destruction the Breachmaker managed to disprupt the magical ley line flowing below Lion’s Arch. Who know’s what trouble that will bring in the future…
Battling and besting Scarlet’s gigantic Assault Knights on the ground in Lion’s Arch allowed us access up to the Breachmaker and therefore access to Scarlet herself. Of course, you get up there and the first thing you see is a giant holographic version of the leafy tyrant – well we never expected it to be easy…
Wow, it’s been a month since I last made a post – whoops! My PC was packed up for much longer than I expected and life got busy with decorating and packing. I still managed to play in Tyria most days, but my project365 suffered overall. Things are getting back to normailty now so I’ve had a chance to go back through my various screenshots taken over the last month and put together a few posts to reflect my adventures in Tyria.
I’m going to group days together into clusters, so i don’t have to make 30+ individual posts but there should still be a screenshot for everyday missed.
My first cluster show me exploring (read: running for my life) through Lion’s Arch once our evacuation efforts were finished.