Traveller Thursday #10

Wow. I can’t believe I’ve already hit 10 Traveller Thursdays already! It’s been quite the fun little side-thing since they implemented the first-person view.

Here’s a few more beautiful shots that I’ve managed to take. I hope you enjoy!

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Such a pretty view, and I can’t even remember where I took this!

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LA has so many beautiful little sights in the distance.

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Look up. Look wayyyy way up and I’ll call Rusty. (I just dated myself)

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Funny how we never stop to look at sights like this very often. I love torches!

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Then there’s my obsession with arches and architecture like this.

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Shamelessly showing off my wife’s main and her new gear.

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Finally, Lion’s Arch is beginning to be rebuilt!!!! I’m INSANELY excited!!!

Well, that’s it for my beautiful shots of Tyria. I hope you enjoyed it!

Do you have first-person screenshots of beautiful places in Tyria? Be sure to tweet them to @gw2traveller with the hashtag, #TravellerThursday to share it with the Twitterverse!

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Traveller Thursday #9

Excited to share this week’s #TravellerThursday for you all to see!

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Such a beauty in DR!

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There’s a reason this is an RP-hub!

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Does anyone else find the Brand creepily beautiful?

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Approaching quietly, a hidden grove with a hidden purpose…

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The glimpse of Brand-free light sparkles through.

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At the center of the grove lies a solitary tree, brimming with magical energy…

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…and memories of a lost friend…

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As the wind blows quietly, you hear a single name echo through the breeze… “Killeen”

Oh the memories. I have to say that Ghosts of Ascalon is an astounding book worth reading!

Be sure to share your first-person screenshots to show off the beauty of Tyria by tweet @gw2traveller with the hashtag #TravellerThursday!

Traveller Thursday #7

It’s yet another wonderful week of #TravellerThursday!! Here are some of the fun screenshots I’ve managed to capture over the past week.

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Ahh. The Shiverpeaks. My favourite places in the entire game. I actually get physically cold when I’m here though.

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Accidentally took a picture with my wife’s Asura on there. Turned out pretty awesome!

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oooooOOOOooooo… pretty water.

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I have a thing for architecture in games. ❤ Also, look at that flame!

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So this was the first time I’ve *ever* noticed flame around the temple. Clearly, I am observant.

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The stone. Those vines. The beauty! The Straits of Devastation actually have quite a few beautiful places in it. Take some time to check it out yourself!

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Also in the Straits. What is this? An Asura gate? I wish there was more lore and backstory to it!

Do you have some First-Person Screenshots to share? Be sure to hashtag them to @gw2traveller with #TravellerThursday to get a retweet so we can show off the beauty of Tyria to the world!

Traveller Thursday #6

This week I’ve got a few more shots that I’m excited to share with you! Here they are:

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Strange yet beautiful, the Pale Tree always bewilders me.

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I get a kick out of the Skritt here. Pirate shinies? Yes please!

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Most people don’t stop and look at the scenery in the Borderlands. I highly suggest it, so long as you’re not getting jumped.

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So much swirl.

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Near the Temple of Grenth in Cursed Short. I managed to scale a few walls. 😉

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Shots like this remind me that Orr was once underwater. I think ArenaNet did a really good job portraying that!

Do you have first person screenshots to share? Tweet them to @gw2traveller with the hashtag #TravellerThursday to possibly get a retweet! Excited to see what pics you have to show off!

And I Say to Myself… (Camera)

What a wonderful world…gw273So yesterday I received one of the most amazing announcements in the patch notes ever… First Person View! For the longest time, it would drive me crazy when I blogged that I always had to have my character in the shots. Even worse, I found I could never really get screenshots that made me want to make them my desktop. ArenaNet… you have changed that–radically. Today I took my first screenshot with First Person perspective (Field of View turned to about 4/5 of the way), and it was marvelous. I’ve always been amazed by the amount of beautiful things to see in Tyria, and now I feel like I’m going to be discovering them all over again, and in a whole new light. There are a few things I wanted to note: First Person View

  1. You have to enable this under your options. Very important to get you started!
  2. I highly suggest turning up the Field of View so that you get a better glance at everything. I find I can’t go all the way, as it makes me motion sick. Still, play around to find that sweet spot!

Adjust Camera to Character Height

  1. This is one of the most significant things I’ve had added to the game. It affects the next point I want to highlight. The great thing is that it lets you see more of what’s ahead of you and to your sides. Field of View will affect this, as will Vertical Position.
  2. You may find it takes a bit of getting used to, as it’s not consistent with each character (obviously, adjust it to your character’s height). At first, I felt like it made things seem like they used to be until…

Vertical Position Slider

  1. This slider was one of the biggest game-changers to me (and I’m still tweaking it). What I’ve found is that as you scroll your screen out, it’ll zoom more vertically instead of just straight out, allowing you to see the battlefield around you more effectively.
  2. Note, that the higher you put this, the harder it will be to see what’s behind you, so be sure to change your Field of View appropriately.

I know that’s just a very brief overview and doesn’t really give you much advice, but just be sure to play with it all and see what works best. My biggest issue was the Field of View being too high, thus making me motion sick. Ultimately, expect more beautiful screenshots (especially with having my new computer and playing GW2 on max settings) without having to see my sexy norn as often! Q: Have you tried playing with the new camera functions? What’s been your experience (positive or negative)? I’d love to hear in the comments below!