This post is part of the Blaugust Appreciation Week.
I took a break from my favourite MMO earlier this year. It felt a chore and couldn’t keep up with the new content in addition to the new expansion with the limited gaming time I had. My hands didn’t always do what I wanted either.
A few weeks ago I wanted to go back to Tyria. I played on one of my alts in the beginner zones, my favourite zones. They’re not overwhelming like the Path of Fire or Heart of Thorns maps. I know these regions and what I have to do to get the 100% completion. It’s nice for an hour of gaming.
Doing the starter zones with mounts is a completely different experience. I said completion takes an hour, but with mounts, you might be able to do it in less. Traveling through Central Tyria on a mount is a whole new experience in itself. Especially on a skimmer in water rich areas.
With the Festival of the Four winds, old content came back. It’s a festival I loved before the events of Living World Season 2. They changed a few things to commemorate the events. The flavor text and npc chats have changed as well. A few new events have been added for fun.
I spent most of my time in Divinity’s Reach where the Queen’s Gauntlet and The Crown’s Pavilion have opened up as well. Doing the Boss Blitz is fun, mostly because of all the different dynamics and I like the loot (that’s why my inventory is always full). I have a ticket to claim one of the skins, but I’m not sure which one I want. My alts still need better weapons, but who needs that skin and which weapon?
I’m still having fun now and I hope that I can slowly go back to the new content at my own pace. Maybe I’ll even try to go for the griffon mount. Flying will be a whole new experience in itself. I’ll be taking a ton of screenshots then.
If you’re on a EU server and want to do dungeons or fractals together, hit me up. I’m still looking for a new group.