I was thinking I should play through a character’s Personal story, which I’ve only done to about level 20 on anyone, then dropped it as uninteresting and causing me to backtrack too much.
I do keep thinking that GW2 always seems a shallower world than most, but if I’m not playing all the parts that perhaps are supposed to give it depth, that’s on me.
I tried out a Necromancer I’d made but not played, to fill my last character slot. I didn’t care for her skills at all.
So I deleted her, and tried a Mesmer, a class I have also never played. She wields a sword, though a skinny pointy one that is probably called something else. I’m comfortable with sword wielders, so this went much better.
I have a Norn Warrior who seems more at home in this area. It is sort of rustic in a woodsy, barbarian way, but the Mesmer’s outfit doesn’t match the bravado she presents, and her deep voice when she speaks in cut scenes doesn’t go with her movie star face.
In addition to the flouncy little skirt, she wears a mask at character creation, all three choices totally creepy. I wonder if anyone wears them and doesn’t take the “hide” option?
If she can fight, that will be all that matters, and I’ll try to stick with the personal story for her to see how that adds to the game.
Tiny time in game tonight. I found my way to the Harathi Highlands, my desired level zone! I’m happier now and am ready to go forward from here.
Inventory problems. Why doesn’t it show everything I’m carrying in the Sell window? I’d be willing to get rid of much more, if they’d let me. Some bags don’t even show as open, and you know they’re all full.
This is another beautiful area. It doesn’t seem to have as many places to perform deeds of derring do for the locals. One heart in a rather large area. Perhaps I came into the area at a less than populous spot?
My main character here is a level 35 Sylvari Ranger. Somehow, though I’ve tried to progress logically from one area to the next, she was in a level 20 area, the Brisban Wildlands. I needed to find my way to a level 35 area, and play from there.
I looked at the larger world map and just did not see a clear route from where I was to where I should go. Here’s another game where I just don’t know the world well.
This led me to wander from one area to the next, examining the creatures as I went to see if I had found a place to stay. 23, 26, 28, 20, 23… I’ll find it eventually, though I wish the world were laid out more logically.
There are few worlds more beautiful than Tyria. Whoever their artists are, they do spectacular work. If Exploration is a draw for you in a world, you can’t go wrong wandering in this game.
A Garden Estate
In the Land Of the Undead
By the Lake
On the Open Road
A lively tavern full of conversation and clinking glasses
A Wondrous Windmill
A vendor in the middle of nowhere. He’s big, he’s snuggly, and I want to take him home. Look at that bandolier, with three big pockets up front and a big pack on his back.