My posts have been a bit behind my current level in game. When I have the time, I often write several posts related to screenshots I’ve taken and schedule them to be published at regular intervals. All my holiday/vacation time postings are done. Boo! Back to work, growing my skills as a crafter in real life and playing a bit less of GW2.
Boom 55 Mesmer / 200 Artificer & 200 Tailor
On this second tour of Tyria, my map completion goals are more relaxed. I only intend to complete maps for my favorite zones. I hop around a lot more than on my first character. I poke my head into zones I didn’t level in the first time around. I spend more time than necessary in zones that yield essential crafting materials for my professions. Before exiting a map, I make a conscious effort to make my way to zone crossings to get the closest waypoint on the other side.
The evening after I reached level 55, I wanted play GW2 but wasn’t in the mood to do anything specific. I started doing the daily quest but lacked the patience to zone-hop looking for events. Scanning the world map for ideas, I decided to see how many waypoints I could get into the high level zones I’d need at level 80. I was especially interested in the ones I need to farm for my Guardian’s crafting. Since starting the Mesmer, I sidelined the Guardian. For now she’s parked at the rich Ori node in Southsun Cove. Once the Memser is 80 her activites will provide harvested items for both characters.
On the Road
To make the trek, I equipped a Focus for the run buff, my two stealth utility skills and Mass Invisibility as my elite skill. The plan was to run through zones, avoiding as much combat as possible. I was level 55 wearing mostly level 45 gear. One of my weapons was only level 40. My Focus was level 36. I upgrade my items every 10 levels into a full set of rare armor, weapons and trinkets. Consequently, I wasn't due to upgrade again until level 60.
I expected to make it into level 60 zones without much bother. Run, stealth, drop clones and keep running as needed. However, making it safely to level 70 waypoints, this was a surprise. I sure as hell didn’t think I’d make it into Frostgorge Sound and the Journag spawn point but I did! I giggled inside when I made it that far and happened across the two Ori nodes in areas I could reach on the Mesmer. HA!
to be continued...