Queensdale, Kessex Hills and Gendarran Fields still top my list of favorite Guild War 2 zones. There are more atypical zones with unique race choices instead of being a human and starting in Queensdale. Yet for those of us who love the Middle Earth vibe, this is a joyous and golden romp. I start my farming runs out of Queensdale all the time and am still not bored of the sights and sounds. I hop over to the Charr and Norn areas as well but for me, nothing beats these three - so far.
3 Things to Do in Kessex When You’re Not Dead
If you haven’t strayed off the more frequented paths in Kessex Hills, here are a few treats you have missed. Even if you’ve already obtained the vista near the Wizard’s Fief, you might have missed one of these goodies. I see people run by it all the time when I’m up there picking strawberries. To follow along on this adventure, you start your trip from the Cereboth Canyon way point.
1 - Strawberry Fields
Run south from the Cereboth Canyon portal, hugging the cliff on the east side. Run passed or fight the few Etins you encounter along the way. For a faster trip you can avoid fighting the ones you pass in the canyon - navigate around them or speedrun by. They won’t chase you very far. However, you will need to kill the three guarding the strawberries on the plateau. The right location also happens to be a Point of Interest.
After you dispatch those nasty Etins to their maker, harvest the strawberries there AND hop over and STEP DOWN to the strawberries east of you. You’ll see goats there. DO NOT JUMP DOWN to the outcropping below you. if you do, you’ll need to port back to Cereboth to do the next part. Note that your ability to harvest rarer items such as these strawberries are on daily timer. You won’t see them as available for harvesting again for what appears to be a 24-hour cool down. For a cook strawberries are a good resource for leveling by making desserts - cookies, frosting, pies, tarts, etc.