Traveller Thursday #16

Lately I’ve been rediscovering my love for finding beautiful shots in Tyria. Here’s some of the latest glimpses into the eye candy that is Tyria for this week’s #TravellerThursday!

I recently helped my friend, Isarii, with one of the Living Season 2 quests (he was getting an achievement). I had forgotten how much I love Glint’s lair and honestly, I want to go back and play through the entire Living Story and Personal Story now. So much to see and experience! Just waiting for HoT to drop so I can do it with my Revenant!

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Starting off, I wanted to share some of Glint’s Realm!

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As you can see, it contains what is quite possibly the most vivid and wonderful sights in all of existence.

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I must admit though, I really wanted to jump…

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But it’s amazing. Really. It is. Ok, ok. I’ll move on. ūüėČ

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I took this beauty during the Guild Puzzle in Plains of Ashford!

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A little taste of Harathi, which is one of my favourite maps in the game for scenery.

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Finally, a glimpse at how awesome Southsun really is if you can find a moment to take it in. You know, before you get squashed by Karka.

And that’s it for this week! Be sure to tweet your first-person screenshots to @gw2traveller with the hashtag #TravellerThursday to get a retweet! I’d love to see what you’ve come up with!

Traveller Thursday #14

Yet another week of #TravellerThursday is here for your enjoyment! Here are some screens I took from the Beta Weekend event this past month:

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Anyone else creeped out by the eyes of the Itzel? I know I am. Buggy eyed creatures. (They’re kinda cute).

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The artwork and detail in Heart of Thorns looks to be amazing. I’m hoping that the Verdant Brink is the ‘worst’ of the artwork and graphics. If that’s the case, I’m going to be in jungle heaven.

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Trogdor the Burninator was here.

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So this has nothing to do with Heart of Thorns, but the fog is breathtaking. I love the entire atmosphere around the swamp in Queensdale!

Getting back into doing #TravellerThursday has really helped me relive the beauty and excitement that the game brings to me. I hope it’s been doing the same for you!

Make sure that you share your first-person screenshots with @gw2traveller with the hashtag #TravellerThursday to possibly get a retweet, and to share your experiences and sights with rest of Tyria and the Twitterverse!

Traveller Thursday #13

Yet another week of #TravellerThursday continues. Here is a scattershot of first-person screenshots I’ve found throughout Tyria.

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A group of us went into Arah P4. As I tried to take a picture, my wife lovingly decided to get all mesmery. I swear, whenever you try to take a picture or screenshot, there’s always someone that has a gravitational pull towards you.

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I have a strange thing for ruins and architecture. I’m pretty sure this one is from AC!

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I WvW a lot, but I’ve never noticed these figures on the walls of Garrison. Definitely amazing detail as always. There’s a reason I love Guild Wars 2.

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GET TO THE CHOPPA! …that is all.

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All these years, and I’ve never noticed the Tengu wall near the Destroyers in Kessex Hills. It’s amazing how many details I miss, even to this day.

That’s it for this week!

Be sure to tweet your first-person screenshots to @gw2traveller with the hashtag #TravellerThursday to share your discoveries and sights with all of Tyria and beyond!

Traveller Thursday #12

Hello fellow travellers! Excited to share with you a few screenshots for #TravellerThursday! I know it’s been a long time, but I’m excited to have made a few life changes that are helping me sort out my energy levels. So here goes:

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When the new Lion’s Arch came out, I went crazy with screenshots. Here’s the new¬†Black Lion Trading Company!

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I couldn’t help but peek into the Guild Headquarters. Mind you, there’s a way to sneak in there but my guildies ported me.

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One day Omhaxx and Glorra, our Asura, shall get married there!

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There’s something perplexing yet mystifying about this screenshot to me. I can’t put my finger on it, but it looks strange but wonderful.

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This is one of the most breathtaking views in Guild Wars 2. The sea, the gloomy air, and the beautiful architecture in the distance. I sometimes stop and stare at this screenshot for a while.

And that’s it for this week! Glad to be back with you guys.

Be sure to tweet your first-person screenshots to @gw2traveller with the hashtag, #TravellerThursday to share them with the rest of Tyria and beyond!

Traveller Thursday #11

Excited to share another #TravellerThursday with all of you! Here are some beautiful snaps of Tyria that I’ve managed to find.

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There’s something about the Shiverpeaks that makes me feel quite at peace.

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Fish heads, fish heads. Roly poly fish heads.

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Just a small sight I thought was pretty.

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It had been a while since I had a WvW shot, so here you go!

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Every time I’m in the Grove, I’m blown away by the beauty of the place.

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I honestly don’t remember seeing this before, so I figured I’d post it last minute! It’s found in the Brisban Wildlands.

Do you have any great first-person screenshots to share with the world? Be sure to tweet them to @gw2traveller with the hashtag, #TravellerTyria to possibly get a retweet and show it off with your fellow Tyrians in the Twitterverse!

More

As a disclaimer, I hope that you all take this with a grain of salt, realizing that I’m speaking more to myself about this than anybody else, so here goes…

I find that we, as people, are always dissatisfied.¬†Lately I’ve been thinking about my posts on wondering what’s even happening with Heart of Thorns. I’m very thankful that a lot has been revealed so far about elite specializations and the specialization system as a whole,¬†but I can’t help but still feeling dissatisfied. I try to log in and although I’ve had a bit of renewed excitement over my Guard by trying different weapon sets and builds in WvW (yet I keep going back to a Hammer + something Medi Guard for roaming), I still feel like things are lacking.

Being the introspective person I am, it’s got me wondering… what’s my issue with where things are at in Guild Wars 2 right now? Is it actually ArenaNet, or is it me? Am I entitled for wanting more content, even though they’ve released quite a bit over the years? (Yes, I stand by that) Am I wrong in feeling like I want¬†more content now? It’s really hard to know. Everyone has an opinion on it, and I’m not sure if my expectations are a little too crazy.

Part of me really misses the Living Story updates because of the small “sandboxy” feel to it. Perhaps, I’m just impatient as a whole for Heart of Thorns to come out because of all that’s been promised?

As a whole, I feel restless with where we’re at, and part of that is the excitement for something fresh and new. It makes me wonder: “Are we ever really satisfied, as gamers?”

I mean, as soon as things are released these days, we begin asking about expansions or DLC before we even complete it. We push through to get as much as possible, consuming content like a swarm of locusts, and rarely stop to smell the roses and truly appreciate what the developers have done to create the game. Isn’t that what Guild Wars 2 was originally supposed to be about? The journey? Exploration? Discovery? Heck, even recently I discovered a beautiful location in the Grove I never knew existed:

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Is this actually the way to enjoy things though? It’s like the rat race all over again. We push and push in real life to have more and more money so we can have more and more things so we can work harder to get the things we achieve to have more objects that’ll never make us feel happy because we’re constantly searching for something more and still feel like we’ve come up short because we haven’t savoured the journey. (That massive run-on sentence is very intentional…)

I’m really asking myself as to whether I’m going to enjoy what’s offered to me, or end up going crazy and getting sick of the game? If it’s a constant grind for gold and more “things,” then I’m going to lose interest. I think I need to step back and enjoy what has been created, whether it’s little things in Hoelbrak or hidden gems in Malchor’s Leap.

Ultimately, while I wait for Heart of Thorns to release, the biggest problem is me–I keep wanting more, but more always seems like too much work.

Is it possible for me to simply be happy with what I have in Guild Wars 2?

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There you have it, people. Some random, unedited, free-writing from the brain things inside my head. Does it resonate with you? Have you asked that question about chasing the carrot at the end of the stick? Where are you at? Post your questions or comments below, because I’d love to hear from you!

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!