FOR THOSE WHO JUST WANT TO SKIP!
For those who do not want to do the LA Events, fail, retry, fail, etc until you finally face Scarlet in the final fight, listen here!
You can skip everything and go straight to it by heading -here- on the map.
However, this requires one of the Spinal Backpacks! Any level! Blue, Green, etc. Doesn’t matter!
I only ask you do NOT post Spoilers of what happens! It is one of the most awesome things ANet has ever done, and everyone deserves to see it for themselves!
Just signal boosting this since I forgot to reblog it the first time.
It was okay.
The first living story arc is a mixed bag for me. I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it, it was just passable. Scarlet took awhile to grow into a real villain for me, and little things that fleshed out her character, such as her journal or her hidden lair should’ve come earlier.
I pretty much agree with all of this, especially the comparison with story as presented in FFXIV. I’m also looking towards Living Story Season 2 hoping that maybe they’ve learned some things from this experiment and they can implement more permanence to the Living Story, since that seems to remain their idea for content releases.
I know many people are guessing on new areas opening up with the events in the last cut scene, and I hope for this, too. It would be a step in the right direction, IMHO.
Our first guild RP had a bit of a late start due to another guild roleplaying at the “base.” It ended up working in the end though! :) We had a lot of fun, and learned a lot of background info for everyone’s characters. I can’t wait for our next guild event.
(next time I’ll make some alternative guild base options in case this happens again. ^^ I guess Sunday is a busy day for RPing on the toast hehe).
PS: Thanks REDR and Kibbles for providing the banners/guild banquet! Also the jams were pretty sweet if I do say so myself.
Wish I coulda been there — hope everyone had fun!
First off, thank you very much for the kind words, you guys! But really, I’m a cheater and shop all of my screens fairly extensively to make it look dandy.
I’ve briefly covered a very similar question right here; so to sum it up, yes I do indeed use SweetFX and I highly recommend it for any GW2 players out there (considering it can really improve the game’s graphics without adding much more to GW2’s already CPU intensive nature).
I’ve also included a little comparison picture above that I’ve lazily slapped on together to basically illustrate just how much of a difference SweetFX can bring to your overall gaming experience.
You can grab SweetFX here, download/upload any presets here and if you wish to fiddle with your SweetFX settings you can grab the configurator here.
Regarding any tools of the trade, I use FRAPS to screenshot and record all of my gameplay (although I’m slowly veering towards OBS) and Photoshop CS6 to edit the goodies. If it isn’t entirely evident in my edits already, I’m a huge fan of the blur tool, and gradient overlays, just throw those on and there it is.
If anybody has any specific questions or you just want me to elaborate further on something, do drop an ask and I will try my very hardest to answer! \(^u ^ )
Using the tools you have isn’t cheating. It’s just making things look awesome! I’ll have to try SweetFX — I think I had it installed on my old PC, but never got around to putting it on the new one.
Happy Birthday to my good friend, Skirmir! ^_^ I hope you have a wonderful birthday today! <3 *throws confetti everywhere* Wheeee~
Happy birthday, Skirmir! :D
Lion’s Arch Map (by ArenaNet)