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Guilds and Halloween in GW2

Posted in Guild Wars, MMO with tags , , , , on 01/11/2012 by arthur1977

It’s been a great week in Guild Wars 2 for me. I have really been enjoying the Halloween events that have been taking place, minus the jumping puzzle in the Clock Tower.

I rolled a Guardian named Gutvik of Kingstown to help increase my survivability, I was getting killed way to much as a Mesmer.

Last weekend I spent a couple of hours hanging out with my cousin. We spent some time exploring Queensdale then went to Loin’s Arch for the Mad King’s attempt to break back into the world.

During that time I got an invite to join his guild: Aegis. I have been in the guild for about a week and met a lot of great people. A couple of them we nice enough to run this noob through a battle with the Mad King. They have been a very helpful group getting me up to speed in the game.

I look forward to spending more time in game hanging out with guild mates. My next challenge is leveling up one of my characters up 80. After my experience with the Halloween event I am also looking forward to see what ArenaNet does for Christmas.


Shadow of the Mad King!

Posted in Guild Wars with tags , , , , on 25/10/2012 by arthur1977

Guild Wars 2 Halloween event started on October 22 and I have been enjoying it. From reading their website its going to be rolled out in four separate acts starting on October 22 for act 1, October 26 for act 2, October 28 for act 3 and finishing out on October 31 with act 4.

So far I have been spending my time exploring Divinity’s Reach and Queensdale with my level 12 Mesmer looking for Haunted Doors, pumpkins to carve, and raw candy corn to mine. I have had fun hunting the Halloween creatures that the doors release when your character interacts with then, from glowing skeletons to walking candy corn monsters. You also get the chance to loot Trick-or-Treat bags from enemies or harvesting candy corn. The gem story now has a costume of the Mad King himself and all the Black Lion Chest from October 23 to November 5 will give you Halloween-themed weapon skins.

I am looking forward to the upcoming acts in the near future and seeing the effects of the Mad Kings influence on the world. I am glad I still have some time off to hopefully take advantage of this extra content.

Say Hello to Gutvik Valentyn

Posted in Guild Wars, MMO with tags , , , , on 21/10/2012 by arthur1977

I managed to complete all my goals for the week so I got the OK to pick up a copy of Guild Wars 2.  I started the installation of the Guild Wars 2 when I got home and sent out a quick email to my cousin to find out what server he was playing on.

After my ladies when to bed I booted up the game and started creating my first character: Gutvik Valentyn the Thief.  I played around with the class for a little while and never quite got a liking for it so….

I deleted it and started an Engineer.  I spent precious little time playing this class before I ran into my first Mesmer and my jaw dropped!  Sword and Sorcery, that is the profession for me.  So back to the drawing board….

The first Mesmer I rolled was a charming little lady with a smile on her face and a regret about not getting a chance to perform at the circus.  I managed to get her to level 5 or so before her Go-Go dancer outfit finally got the best of me and I re-rolled again for probably not the last time….

Finally, Gutvik Valentyn, Mesmer to the Stars!

Even with the little time I have been running around in this game I can say it looks beautiful. I like how you have your main story quest and entering certain areas allow you to do quest for the citizens in the area. The legend off to the side to trace your progress is also a nice touch to see how much of the game you have explored.

All in all, I am looking forward to getting more time playing Guild wars 2. If you are on the Tarnished Coast server look me up.

Just when I thought I was out, Guild Wars 2 might pull me back in!

Posted in Guild Wars, MMO with tags , , , , on 09/10/2012 by arthur1977

Well it seems that my MMO itch just will not go away.  I have not really been following any computer games since Final Fantasy XIV launched instead focusing my gaming time on various PS3 titles.  Over the last week however family and friends have been bringing my attention back to the PC and a little title called Guild Wars 2!

I have a little experience playing Guild Wars itself and had a really good time although I got into the game many years after it launched.  I like ArenaNet keeping to their philosophy of selling the box and supplementing with in game real money transitions. This system really works for me since there are times where I might not play for long stretches because of my Little Princess and work. 

Everything I have heard about the game sounds amazing, and the bonus of being able to play with my cousin and his wife does add a lot of appeal for me to try this game.  I have a fair amount of time off this month to hopefully get all my Honey to Do list completed and might reward myself by picking up this game.  If I truly get locked into playing this game long term I think I would be to upgrade my computer to use my living room TV as a monitor to keep myself on the main floor of the house.  With another little bundle of joy on the way being locked in the basement is not something I want to do.  Playing upstairs would keep me a little closer in case I am needed in the night.  But that idea is down the road a bit, maybe a boxing day sale away?

If you have any thoughts on Guild Wars 2 please leave me a comment.

Exploring Guild Wars

Posted in Guild Wars, MMO with tags on 14/11/2010 by arthur1977

Who though kids would take up so much of your time.


Its been amazing watching my daughter over the last 5 months, but I have now come to realize how much of an impact she has on my free time.

I plan to keep blogging and playing video games just not at the pace I was use to before becoming a father.

That is also what made Tuesday so unique, I got to play Guild Wars for about 7 hours!  I logged on in the early afternoon and grouped up with a Rt/Mo named X Silent Ghost I, he was kind enough to run me through a couple of the early missions that I yet to try (starting at Fort Ranik and making it all the way to the Nolani Academy!).

Later on that night after my ladies went to bed I logged back on.  For the first few hours I just wandered around doing any quest I could get my hands on to unlock new skills and gain experience.  After I got my fill of questing I zoned to Ascalon City looking for a runner to take me to Loin’s Arch.  It took a little bit of time to actually find a runner but a nice fellow by the name of Ben Charles said he planned to do a run for 2K and I agreed to go (I luckily had 2039g on me!).  We had another player along for the ride with us and besides hitting a few snags we made it to LA in relatively one piece.

My main reason for wanting to make it to Lion’s Arch was to forge in to the Eye of the North expansion to acquire some Hero’s to help me in finishing my Prophecies campaign. I had a great time over the next hour and a half exploring the north and getting to my empty Hall of Monuments. Along the way to the HoM you get three Heroes to help you along on your adventure (Veek (E), Ogden (Mo) and Gwen (Me)), I did not play long enough to get a feel for them but I am looking forward to using them in my next play session.

It was a great night of gaming and I hope I have more like it in the future.  Until then I am more than happy to spend time with my little girl and log on for an hour here and there.

Happy Halloween!!!

Posted in Guild Wars, MMO with tags , on 31/10/2010 by arthur1977

I hope everyone had a great Halloween full of Animals, Goblins and Jedi’s!  My wife and I had a whopping 5 kids turn up at the door Trick-or-Treating (our average over the three years we have lived here is about 8).  We did enjoy the day taking out little one in her cute pink Kitten costume to Great grandpa’s house to visit him and some other relatives that were in town for the weekend.  After that we had a nice bite to eat at Kelsey’s then off to the grandparents to show off our cutie again.

Now that its 10pm its time to relax and listen to some Limblifter or maybe the most recent GuildCast and play Guild Wars for the next couple of hours.  If you want to say hello before my gamer ADD kicks in my character is named King Arthur Vii, and I am still in Pre-searing (hoping to get out of their tonight).