Please read, this is a very important message! Everywhere in Tyria you can find some Moas. You think, wow, what a big fluffy bird, so cute. And then you want to cuddle them. And well, they are really damn soft. But when you think nothing can happen to you, PENG, reality hits you in the face. Why?
Because these Moas are organized thieves!!!
And we got a picture from him. Be careful. This Moa has a lot of friends. Evil friends. So you better run for your life if you see him or you will loose your weapon, or maybe even your armor! Fortunately, we were able to escape. A little miracle.
But well, I really love this screenshot xD This was a random shot and then I was like OMG IT LOOKS SO PERFECT. Random moments makes me happy~
Great Fernhall, loosing your Leyline Staff to a moa!!! >8C
Kiss kiss, bang bang
You are now currently witnessing a top-secret Vigil ambush maneuver.
I thought the Asura was just levitating the Vigil Crusader because she was bored.
I’ve posted pictures of my characters before, but never nice close-ups like this (assuming these qualify as “nice” of course). Here are my eight Sylvari, though.
Their looks are generally finalized with the exception of the last two. My Mesmer might receive a makeover and my Necromancer needs a better outfit.
I joke that this game has become Fashion Simulator 2014: Fantasy Edition to me, but that is just a testament to how great the wardrobe system is.
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Doing the “Against the Corruption” mission in Cursed Shore, I came across a grave written in New Krytan…
A historic summit is about to take place in the spreading shadow of Mordremoth’s advance, but not all of the world leaders have agreed to attend. Can you convince uneasy allies to come together and cooperate, or will lingering tensions spell Tyria’s doom?
"You’ve found a Black Lion Chest Key!"
The chest contains only boosts.
It’s 1327 AE and Tyria still doesn’t have sittable chairs
That technology would be far too advanced.
Despite the potentially inflammatory title, I think this guy has a few good points, notably the Scooby Gang mentality.
However, I strongly disagree with him about the characterization of the B-Team*. No one can be 100% about Grand Heroic Deeds 100% of the time. Once in awhile, the Hero (or Heroes) are going to come home from killing the latest World-Destroying Threat and find the fridge is empty because they were too busy to go grocery shopping. And now they’re stuck with wondering what to make for dinner. It’s little things like that that humanizes a character because it’s a moment we ordinary people can relate to on an everyday basis.
So, yes, it’s okay that Rox can angst about her choices. Yes, it’s okay to touch on Kasmeer and Marjory and their relationship with one another. Yes, it’s okay to have Braham worry about working with his mother, Eir. Without these things, they’re nothing. And all of us can probably think of real life comparable examples from personal experience.
Hey, at least Shriketalon’s complaints aren’t “Women are gross” which is a nice change from the usual shit on the official forums. His points may be worth a read, even if one does not agree with them.
* I maintain my opinion that “biconics” is a horrible and clumsy portmanteau, and prefer to refer to them as the B-Team, with Logan, Rytlock, et al as the A-Team.
Yeah, I agree with their take on how cool it would be to see other characters in the spotlight (it’s one of the reasons I’m glad Trahearne is coming back), but a lot of it is pretty subjective. The author may not feel attached to the Gang, but I like having a group of people around who are basically just there because friends. Exactly 0% of my characters would give a crap that they’re “slumming it” with people lower on the Adventurer Hierarchy than them, and most of them would feel more comfortable watching Taimi put together stuff or listening to Rox chat than they would being Big Important Friends with Bigger More Important People. Hell, in the last chapter, half the time someone referred to Ezra as being “friends” with Rytlock or whoever, I was like, “Yeah, not really.”
I do think we need to see some focus on characters who are outside of our little group, but the B-Iconics are probably the best possible implementation of what a crapton of people asked for, which is supporting characters who think the sun rises and sets on the PC. Hopefully they can let us hang out with some other characters eventually, especially since meeting new people is part of the fun of exploration.
I thought Anet was going more in the suggestion you gave with the Super Adventure Box; that update had its own set of characters and story that wasn’t intertwined with the main LS. It was a fun break between the heavier bits of the story at the time.
I’d love to have more “side stories” like that, updates that expand the world a bit. I can’t help but think of Hildebrand in FFXIV. He’s a fun, silly character, and since he’s a detective, he’s naturally dealing with other characters (a lot of whom are already NPCs you’ve dealt with) it fleshes out the world a LOT.
I hope Anet can find a balance between giving our characters credit and interesting characters to hang around in the future.
Thanks to all who heeded the call for help. (I’m trying to get through Dwayna in one piece, but that’s another story. :D)
I’m at the ruins near where Historian Vermoth spawns for the Dwayna pre-event (in fact, Vermoth is now on the scene just a few yards away from me). Go to Wren Waypoint and then southwest; I’m standing on top of the ruins near Vermoth.
EDIT: And whatever you do, DON’T go in there alone. That’s a champion and he’ll one- or two-shot you. Rendezvous near Vermoth’s spawn point.
My engineer is stuck on the last skill point in Malchor’s Leap (in the Karst Plains southwest of Wren Waypoint/east of Doric’s Waypoint). There’s a champion Risen Knight blocking the way and I can’t get that skill point to complete the map until it’s killed. I’ve been trying intermittently since Tuesday afternoon but the map is almost deserted because everyone is busy with Dragon Bash so I can’t get any help there. PLEASE somebody (multiple somebodies) come and help me. I’m at Pagga’s Waypoint on Tarnished Coast world, character: Josephus Burstbomb (Charr).