listen in GW1 if you needed to get from the top of a mountain to the bottom of a mountain you had to p r a y your path was obvious or you were VERY good at reading maps because if any obstacle in your way was more than two inches off the ground you had to walk the fuck around that shit

gorgeous game though… really solid lore, very innovative, lots of fond memories…

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Zinn’s Secret Underground Lair / Laboratory - The Falls in Maguma Jungle, Guild Wars 1

Zinn was one of my all time favorite NPC’s in the original Guild Wars. His interactions, especially with G.O.X. always made me laugh. After completing the new Flashpoint achievement to find all of his recordings… I couldn’t resist popping back into the original game to pay him a visit. 

“I always find it funny that players moan about Trahearne stealing the credit for defeating the Dragons, because in Guild Wars 1, the Henchmen and NPCs that follow the Player, especially those that are supposed to be the players intimates, can be found doing the same regulary in all campaigns, and now 300 years ago they are part of the lore. You can find signs of their activity everywhere while the player is only a vague concept of a hero, although he killed the greatest evils of the past.”

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A quick nostalgia post of the character that started my friendship with Guild Wars over 10 years ago. Shrii Mahrbre my Dolyak loving Necromancer. 

I get pretty emotional every-time I log onto my original account. Guild Wars has been a huge part of my life for a decade now. I have met some of the most amazing people because of it, who are still some of my best friends today. Many of them who are now married with kids of their own who are getting into GW2. 

GW helped me get through some of the hardest times in my life, by letting me break away from reality when I needed an escape.

Thank you everybody who helped create Guild Wars - along with everybody who is keeping the history alive with Guild Wars 2. 

<3

So I’m playing GW1

and I’d forgotten just how fucking trippy your henchmen get.

I’m in the middle of a mission and I pause for a moment at one of the camps. And out of fucking nowhere, Claude the Cultist just starts breakdancing. Like drops to the ground and spins 360 degrees with his legs and arms a whirlwind for 20 full seconds

and then he calmly stands back up, is silent for a second, and says: “I’ve never understood sand.”

I just

the fuck

Claude are you okay

A Couple Updates On My Mom and GW2

My mom, with 4 100% map completed characters, has just now decided she’s brave enough to go into Heart of Thorns. She died to pocket raptors.

She’s filled her materials storage (wood, cloth/leather, and ores) 4 times and still refuses to buy the storage expansion.

Despite having played for a full year now, I’m still woken up in the middle of the night with “Stacy, do something about my inventory.”

She engaged in map chat once because someone was talking about dogs and she got really excited about it. She talked about it for a week.

After watching the PoF release she’s excited for the jackal mount. “I can go so fast. Those darned tiny dinosaurs from hell will never see me.”

Every time the announcement showed one of the devs we met at last year’s PAX West afterparty she said “Hey! We met them!” She hoping we can go this year too.

She made an Asura last night after putting it off for a year because “I’ll lose my little lady on the screen”.

Guild Wars 2 has made my mom more southern. Every few minutes while she’s in a high level map I hear “Gawd bless it”, the accent growing thicker each time.

Her elementalist, the first character she made, is currently still in DR from Wintersday. I asked why and apparently she’s still working off the drinks? My mom’s decided that her ele is a “lush” and it will take months for the drinking effects to disappear. She refused to listen to why that’s not how it works by claiming that I’m ruining her canon.

She wants to be a pirate queen and doesn’t like that we kill Taidha.

 Her favorite class so far is the Ranger, and she’s very, very proud of having every pet unlocked (except the HoM ones. I may get a second gw1 account so i can get her those too)

She still questions why we can’t choose what our swimsuits look like. Also, she’s almost done with the diving goggles achievement.