You know what the best thing about to-do lists is? Scratching stuff off it. Well, I’m not there yet, but I’m making progress. Savyrius Belain, my human male elementalist, is level 61. I could easily level him up with all the Tomes of Knowledge I have, but I want to save them for my other characters. Bringing him to level 80 isn’t hard. Even if I just do the personal story, or even just world completion, will get me there easily.
I leveled my other characters to level 20 with the experience scrolls I received in the achievement chests. I can’t use them for anything else besides leveling low chars to level 20, so why not. I haven’t played much with any of them, as I didn’t get in much play time. I focused on easy stuff, like world completion
I’m working on world completion with Anora, my sylvari female mesmer. She’s at 77% now. Since world completion has changed, I don’t have to do the WvW Borderlands anymore. I only needed two more of them, but I’m still glad that I can skip those. I just finished Timberline Falls and so all the Shiverpeak regions. I’ve finished all the cities, Kryta and most of the Maguuma zones that count. Next up is Mount Maelstorm and all the Ascalon regions. I’ll save Orr for last. Then I’ll check all the previous zones for things I have missed, like the newly added hearts, PoIs and waypoints added in the last few patches.
Map completion gave a few new skins, which is nice. I’m a bit closer to the 1000 skins, but I’m not there yet. They also added the previews for the dyes that you don’t have. Now I want all of those as well. That’s going to cost me a lot of money. I hope to have at least all the common and uncommon dyes before Heart of Thorns hits.
My friends gave me some more lodestones for The Crossing and I finished 16 Superior Sigil of the Night. My Knowledge Crystal count is up to 120 from playing PvP with the Crucible of Eternity track active. Those daily PvP activities boost the reward track and speeds up the process.
I’m only 20 Achievement Points away until the 9000 chest, so I’ll aim for that next. It’s only two dailies away :)
I didn’t play much, because my body is still recovering from bruises and sitting hurts my butt. But I did play some. My friends invited me to play Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne with them. I never really played before and was unfamiliar with the Tower Defense mechanisms that are in custom maps. I really sucked in the beginning. Also because no one told me what to do, but after five matches, I had the top score.
This wasn’t the first time I played Warcraft 3. I played it almost half a lifetime ago (about 12 years ago). That was the first time I actually met my boyfriend outside of school or the school forum. He let me play Warcraft 3 on his pc while he explained it to me. I don’t remember much of it, to be honest, besides the butterflies in my stomach.
I should probably play a bit more, or maybe just the campaign, because Warcraft 3 is an awesome game. No, I’ll never play World of Warcraft, but I’ll play this. I’m guessing that we’ll be playing this again on the lanparty which is scheduled for April. I’ll add this to my list of awesome classics to play with friends, together with Settlers 3.
The other game I played is Guild Wars 2, of course. It’s always my main game. We played some PvP with guildies. Some were new to PvP, so we didn’t win everything, but we had a lot of fun. I even managed to complete my first reward track. I started with the Ascalonian Catacombs track, because I really like the skins. It’s a repeatable track so you can unlock all the dungeon skins and finish the dungeon collection. The next track I’m going to do is the Crucible of Eternity reward track. I need the dungeon tokens for The Crossing. That’ll take me a while before I have enough tokens.
This week was also the Chinese new year, something the original Guild Wars celebrates as the Canthan new year. Yes, these events are still going on. The Canthan new year is one of the few moments the Shing Jae boardwalk opens up and you can play the Nine Rings game. You buy festival tickets, stand on one of the nine rings in a three by three grid and let luck be your mistress. The system will choose on the rings as a winner. Any adjacent ring will win slightly less tickets. It costs 10 tickets to play. The center ring will be awarded 25 tickets and the corner rings 55 tickets when it wins. Adjacent rings will win 15 tickets. The biggest reason people are playing this game is to max out the Lucky and Unlucky title tracks. If you’re unfamiliar with the original Guild Wars’ title tracks, most take several years to max out. I’m only at tier 1 of both titles which is maybe 10% at most of the complete track.
I started the game, bought the tickets and AFK’ed in the rings and turned it off again when I went to bed.
Even before the announcement of Heart of Thorns, I’d written a list of all the things that I want to do in Guild Wars 2 this year. The coming of the expansion has only made me more excited and pushed the deadline forward. I don’t want to complete all of this, this year, but before the expansion hits. Since I’ve no idea when it’ll come, I’ll have to hurry up :)