I thought I was free….I thought I would never turn back after 4 YEARS of being away.
It’s like an addiction I was hoping to be free of – but I’m not and I’m weak and I blame other people…freakin’ GUILD WARS 2.
Yeah they got me AGAIN – sucked me in and now I couldn’t get out if I wanted to. *deep sigh* YES it’s beautiful, YES it has an amazing story line YES I enjoy the pacing…..yes,yes,yes
It’s true all of it is true – OK their player housing system really kinda sucks but listen you can’t have everything right? But I WAS free – I quit cold turkey. SO what had happened was this – My friend MurderCat he started playing and got sucked in. I warned him but he didn’t listen. So he was playing Elder Scrolls Online less and less – which made me sad because I ENJOY it, granted I wasn’t doing any real content just messing about doing treasure maps and other things. I was kinda bored of the story line after having 8 toons go through it. I wasn’t doing dungeons or delves or any of the group content. Mainly because there was no one I was bothered to do it with. I have made some amazing friend in Elder Scrolls Online – but we are also adults and life has a way of changing things.
So I went back over to GW2 – dusted off the old account got the newest expansion and away we go. This game is a time sink – you can spend 4hrs doing stuff and not be sure if you really even did much of anything. Everything is so in-depth with levels of creation and so welcoming it feels like a trap.
When you hit Level 80 there are zones specifically for you to do stuff in as you make your way through your “story”. Let me tell you EVERYTHING is trying to kill you – no not even a joke. Plants, people, creatures, animals, the ground itself in some parts (I’m looking at you quicksand). The thing is, this is just PvE CONTENT…not even talking the 2 different types of PvP, or dungeons or Fractals or WHATEVER….and I’m LOVING it. I often find myself saying I hate this game – in which my friend says “No you don’t” and its true I don’t. I don’t hate this game even a little bit. It’s just SO overwhelming there is so much to do.
Now I find myself once again researching charts and what I need to craft armour – which I have to be like OVER level 400 crafting to do. Which means I need more mats. Which means if I don’t want to spend my silver on it I need to go farm it.
I’m finding myself on the guild wars 2 trading post looking at the buying selling prices of things to play the market.
I’m drooling over 2 riffles that THANKFULLY I can buy straight out just to get the skin for them – the one on the left is The Ebon Vanguard and the one on the right is the Shiverpeak Arquebus
yes there are SHINNIES – soooo many……I mean come on look at this: (Chaos Pistol on the left and Citrine Antique revolver on the right)
And these are JUST THE WEAPONS – not including armour. Some of them you have to precursor. As in you have to make the basic to upgrade it to the next level before you can get it to something else. It’s a LOT of work and I really likes it. To be honest I have just scratched the surface of the crafting thing. For my Thief Character she is doing Huntsman and Scribe ( the Scribe is more for guild stuff and PvP siege things).
How could I hate this – and now there are mounts (I have 3 of them and working on the racing beetle one, which would be my 4th). and events. The one right now is the Festival of the 4 Winds.
I am KILLING IT on the races wit the Skimmers – I think they are a mount of choice for me. So prepare yourself to be a part of this crazy lol