Last week I was in my low 60s, worried about reaching level 80 too quickly. Between work, getting back to writing and other activities, I haven’t played Guild Wars 2 as much as I have in the previous weeks since release. When I was in game, I spent most of my time focused on harvesting and progressing my late choice for a second trade skill, Jeweler. I also spent multiple sessions with my daughter who’s decided to hang up the Mesmer in favor of a Guardian. So much Guardian love here. *smile*
Ring the Bell
I haven’t “played” much at all, in comparison to previous weeks and yet I’m level 70. Booyah! Ring the bell, I’ve hit the last leg of the journey to level 80. I expanded my harvesting route to include more Charr country and pushed into the Norn zones more. This meant getting discovery XP and running into new events as I passed through. Snowy zones not being my favorite, I found the Norn areas aiight. Visually, I don’t think they’re as detailed or impressive as Rift’s.
It’s a Madhouse!
The Norn zones may not be my cup of tea visually but they do take the prize for action in the level 50 to 60 and 60 to 70 zones. There’s a war going on up those biotches. I kid you not! I’ve run into sheer madness. Mass chaos. Player bodies strewn every-which-a-way. Areas with non-stop events. It was quite scary attempting to traverse the map unscathed, when all I wanted to do was mind my business and collect ore and gems.
Not to compare fantasy with the atrocities of real war but one area in particular gave me a flashback of the beach landing in Private Ryan. I was like what the hell! I couldn’t see for the smoke and cannon flash. Mines were exploding all around me with waves of mobs attacking. I stopped to help fight several times when I saw people going down left and right. It was crazy. I was extremely relieved to collect my silver ore and get the hell out of there. *whew*
MIA Next this Week
No GW2 for me this week. I’ll be out of town on business. I have a few posts written and scheduled to post on M, W and F. Pre-written, they’re a tiny bit behind where I am in the game. Hopefully, they’re entertaining and/or informative just the same. When I get back I'll be itching to play. Oh man, the last 10 levels are going to evaporate.
Level 70 never felt so good
Adore my skills and their animations...
Love my gear and I haven't even tinkered with
dying anything yet.