Guild Wars: Eye of the North went live on Friday, 31 August, so I spent the long weekend playing. I probably spent a little too much time playing Guild Wars, because by the time Monday evening rolled around, I was out of steam.
Here’s a picture of Grothmar Wardowns. Reminds me of Ascalon before The Searing. Ah, memories:
Gwen has quickly become one of my favourite Heroes, because of her link to past events. She personalises the Searing more than the other NPCs because she’s tied more closely to your character. If you saved the Tapestry Shred which you obtained from little girl Gwen during your time in Pre-Searing Ascalon, you receive a special quest. If you have a Red Iris Flower or a Tattered Girl’s Cape (no longer drops, but used to be found in Stingray Strand in Kryta) in your inventory and speak to Gwen she will give you another quest. The quest rewards are a couple of unique Mesmer items.
I’m really glad I chose Mesmer as my Secondary Profession. It means that I have so many more options when equipping Gwen with Skills. Ditto with Olias and his Necromancer Skills. They’re both mainstays of my party now.
The burning forest in Sacnoth Valley is really irritating because the enemies there are difficult and numerous. I hate the Burning Spirits! It took me an hour and a half to complete two quests there. I had died countless numbers of times. It was very frustrating, but I didn’t want to map out to start over without Death Penalty. Enemies don’t resurrect infinitely, and my party does. However, apparently this is the best place to farm Ebon Vanguard reputation points, so I shall be back. I have no screen shots because I was too frustrated to pause and admire the pretty forest fire. It is stunning though.
I am probably going to stay in the Charr Homelands with my Necromancer until I finish absolutely everything there is to do here (and I get a high enough rank with the Vanguard), then I’ll move on to the other quests.
My Warrior, who has completed Factions, will likely take the Asura quests in Eye of the North so she can get enough reputation points with them to get the new Warrior Asuran Armour, which is a nice re-skin of her current Elite Kurzick Armour. After she gets that, she’ll return to Cantha to finish up her (numerous) quests there.
My Paragon, who has not completed Nightfall, may go for the Monument Armour from the Ebon Vanguard or the Asuran Armour from the Asura, but I haven’t decided yet. Regardless, I do have to get Rank 5 with either group before I can get them to craft armour for me. If he does get armour from GW: EN, he will return to his homeland of Elona to finish up Nightfall. I dislike unfinished business.