[GW2] I’m Legendary!

So what have I been up to?

I’ve been busy crafting a Legendary weapon in Guild Wars 2: The sword, Bolt!

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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…

GW2 New Player Tips Guide: Starting Out

PZZA on the rocks

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.

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Song of the Day #39

I love Guild Wars 2. Do you play? Who said no?! Why not?!

Doesn’t matter. Just listen to this. “The Gamescom Trailer” song, Fear Not This Night: An anthem of hope of  the Sylvari sung by the mystical Pale Tree -butchered quote from somewhere.


Fear Not This Night – Jeremy Soule ft. Asja

Guild Wars 2 Options/Hotkeys: My setup and suggestions

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. ^^

Let’s begin!

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