I’ve been busy crafting a Legendary weapon in Guild Wars 2: The sword, Bolt!
Joining the Legendary Club is pretty much the biggest achievement of my Guild Wars 2 career. Legendary weapons have the same stats as Ascended weapons, but have the unique ability to change their stat sets at will. Crafting one is a lengthy journey that requires lots of time and lots of gold. Owning one is a status symbol thing.
I didn’t pray hard enough to RNGesus to give me a precursor drop, so I made my own luck.
$$$$$$$ daaayyuuumm $$$$$$$
The hardest part was buying the precursor, Zap. Hours and hours of Silverwastes chest farming and dungeon running.
I’d already done map completion back when the game came out. Back then I meticulously completed each map before moving onto the next because I knew I wanted to have 100% completion at some point, so might as well do it the first time so I didn’t have to come back later.
I’m thinking I probably won’t do another Legendary unless I get a random precursor drop, because the other Legendaries don’t really look cool to me.
But hey, do you think my Elementalist needs a Legendary too? I hope Heart of Thorns gives us some cool looking Legendary weapons and not just armour. I don’t really like the shooting rainbows thing that Bifrost has going on…
If you’re here, then you probably know that the core game of Guild Wars 2 is now Free To Play (with restrictions, of course). If you’re one of the many new players coming into the game for the first time, F2P or no, then welcome! You might have a few questions, or a lot of questions, and you might also prefer text guides over videos (like me). So while this is coming sort of late, I’m making a short series of new players guides that will hopefully help you in your first forays into Tyria.
In recent news, ArenaNet announced the first expansion to Guild Wars 2. (Finally)
A new class and another dragon to kill. I’ve begun playing GW2 again, returning after some significant updates to the game, including the Megaserver patch. Contrary to what people might think, Guild Wars 2 is far from dead.
Whenever I get into a game, I always check the options right away. Often, there are things that you KNOW that you’ll want turned on immediately, and graphics options should be fiddled with ASAP to get the best balance between graphics and performance. Guild Wars 2 is one such game that you should adjust the options for, and if you haven’t already, or if you’re new, or if you’ve been using mostly default settings, you should open up that Options menu and get started.
In this post, I’ll post pictures of my current set-up and suggestions/explanations/advice. Some of the settings (esp. Graphics and Controls) are personal preference, or dependent on your computer (Graphics) so please keep that in mind. ^^
This weekend is the first Guild Wars 2 public beta weekend, open to everyone who pre-purchased the game. The game still has a lot of problems but the gameplay itself is awesome.
Also the art is awesome. The art may be the very best thing about this game, oh my god is it amazing.
If the WvW on the server I’m on wasn’t so fucking one-sided because of the ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF PEOPLE ON DARKHAVEN SERVER fucking Reddit people it’d be great too. I played maybe half an hour of WvW and the whole time we were defending our single, last remaining Keep or base. With a force of maybe 15-20 people. Versus an invading army of like 25-30. I don’t know the actual numbers and I’m bad at estimating but we looked outnumbered to me.
In fact it was like ~75k vs ~8k vs ~8k. Oh yeah. Greeeat.
Server transfer gogo. Still can’t get into Crystal Desert. TL HAD to pick an overpopulated server huh…
Ok so what happened was I posted this post, and then tried to go looking for screenshots to illustrate how ridiculous WvW numbers can be. Well, turns out one of my spammed server transfer things I did earlier actually happened several hours later, so now I was in some other server. Ok, so server transferring works. This doesn’t help when Crystal Desert is FULL and doesn’t let anyone else in.
So apparently (so I’ve heard… and gathered) the NDA (non-disclosure agreement) for the first ‘public’ Guild Wars 2 beta weekend event has been lifted, allowing people to post videos and screenshots and whatnot, and to speak freely about the game.
Someone who knew how to play games other than by derping around and pressing 1234 randomly recorded a PvP video of his Hammer/Rifle Warrior. It was definitely cool enough to put a link right down below. Mahgads I’m just so excite.
On another note: Added new “Guild Wars 2” and “Live Stream” category for future posts.