It’s time for another “Ask Nerdy Bookahs”. We have looked at the questions in the search terms that led people to our blog for which we know we do not have fitting entries and we’re trying to answer those questions now. Do I need to have played Guild Wars to play Guild Wars 2? Technically, no. There is nothing holding you back from purchasing Guild Wars 2 and playing it if you don’t own Guild Wars 1. But I assume that this question is not about the technical aspect of setting up an account, entering game codes, etc. but rather about the lore behind it. Guild Wars 2 is based on an established lore, it has a history of more than 250 years (Guild Wars 1 takes place 250 years before Guild Wars 2). There are two (soon three, I assume) novels connecting the story of Guild Wars 1 with Guild Wars 2 (“Ghosts of Ascalon” and “Edge of Destiny”). At the end of Guild Wars 1, there were hints pointing towards the happenings of Guild Wars 2 … [Read more...] about Ask Nerdy Bookahs
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Update: The following post is from before the game’s launch. I wrote about this topic again after having played both professions for a bit longer. You can find the post here. In case you’re new to my blog: I’ve been to the EUFanDay in Brighton where we got to play Guild Wars 2. After our return, we were allowed to write about our game experiences. So I’m not breaking an NDA here by writing about my time in the game and my thoughts about the warrior and the mesmer class. You won’t find any deliberate beta leaks (it’s sometimes hard to know where somebody got their information, especially on the game wikis or the various websites listing the classes’ skills) in our blog! But enough of that. On to the great big horrible dilemma: Should I play a mesmer or warrior (as my main character)? You may wonder why it’s even a question because those two classes are really different. But now that we don’t have roles like tanks, damage dealers or … [Read more...] about Choosing between the mesmer and the warrior: Which one wins?
After I’d already gone to visit the Hall of Monuments for my armor pieces, I figured I could also go and charm the HoM pets with my ranger. Charming pets in Guild Wars 2 is really easy. You just hit “F” when you’re near a “juvenile animal” that you haven’t charmed before and it gets added to your collection. The pets that you get through your Hall of Monument can be found walking around there. The Jellyfish is found in the water. If you don’t have the required Hall of Monument points, don’t worry, though. All you are missing out on are the looks of the pets. As the wiki page says, there is always a regular pet to be charmed in Guild Wars 2 which has the same skills than one of the HoM pets. So there is no need to grind those HoM points… unless you want the look, of course. But even then, there are similar skins available. The black moa is exclusive to the Hall of Monuments reward. But what about a pink, blue, white or a red … [Read more...] about Hall of Monuments: Pets!
I was curious where I could go with my level and found it a bit difficult to spot the level range on the map. I know I can always “downlevel” to zones below my level. That means that the “1-15” does not tell you to leave Plains of Ashford once you’re level 16 or 17. You can stay there as long as you want because your level will be adjusted to the current area you are in. You will not be levelled up in PvE, though! I have already set foot into a high level area with Flummi and she didn’t feel comfortable at all in there. Neither did the poor guy in Kessex Hills with level 16 when he was surrounded by level 24 mobs. Sure, you can enter with level 15, but you should be aware of your surroundings as the mobs can be much higher in level than you are in some corners. Region Explorable zone Level range Ascalon Plains of Ashford 1-15 Maguuma Jungle Caledon Forest 1-15 Maguuma Jungle Metrica Province 1-15 Shiverpeak Mountains Wayfarer Foothills … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2: Regions by level
Guild Wars 2 is a free-to-play fantasy-themed MMORPG developed by ArenaNet and is the sequel to the first Guild Wars. The game features an expansive and dynamic world that changes based on the player’s actions. Publisher: NCSOFT Playerbase: High Type: F2P MMORPG (paid expansions) Release Date: August 28, 2012 PvP: Arenas / Large scale World vs World Pros: +Story driven gameplay. +Dynamic quest system. +Good variety of classes and races. +Great soundtrack. Cons: -Repetitive gameplay. Overview Classes Full Review Screenshots Videos Links System Requirements Music Additional Info Overview Guild Wars 2 Overview Guild Wars 2 transports players to the mythical fantasy world of Tyria, a land beset by Elder Dragons who have wreaked havoc on a once peaceful land. Take your pick from eight unique professions, each with their own distinct playstyle. Choose to play as one of five races and create your own story as you embark on adventures and quests in an expansive, mesmerizing, and … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2 Game Review