Celeste and Allona drag people out of Lion’s Arch, wear a tin foil hat for most of the episode and wonder why no one else says gif like we do.
What We Did This Week
Report from Vigil Keep
Battle For Lion’s Arch
“It’s time to take back Lion’s Arch from Scarlet’s armies on March 4! Battle for Lion’s Arch is the climactic ending to the epic season 1 of the Guild Wars 2 Living World. Don’t miss the chance to change the face of Tyria forever!”
Gather Spinal Blade Blueprint Scraps and Blade Shards.
Make sure you have Endless Quaggan Tonics, especially the Endless Mystery Quaggan Tonics.
Get yourself a Selfless or Thoughtless Potion, or both!
Don’t forget to spend your Found Belongings.
Prepare for the Fight.
“This is the big finale for Season One Living World stories. You can bet your butt that there will be some grand, epic fight that will put your through a challenge or two. Let us also consider the fact they have already said that we will be fighting, and who do you think we’re going to fight at the end? Scarlet. Make sure you have a character you are completely comfortable with in a tough fight, and preferably as best geared out as they can be. Also wouldn’t hurt to make sure you have good food consumables for the fight. Something tells me we are going to be pit up against some difficult fights in our attempt to retake Lion’s Arch.”
Get Black Lion Keys.
Allona – Trauma flashbacks! This battle took FOREVER. Just added everything up: 392 foes, PLUS 11 bosses! (granted, there are 660 NPCs and your team of 8, but still, they were all spread out and junk.)
Celeste – I hope it feels as awesome when we complete this story as when I managed to finally beat that quest.
just make a damn app already arenanet. This is bovine excrement.
http://zoom.it/pKuy I find this map to be 10 times cooler.
Allona – This is an interesting step. I’m not 100% sure of the point though?
Glory Booster Gate
Q: Why aren’t people with glory boosters being compensated with different boosters or something along those lines?
A: We will not be converting glory boosters because we announced that we would be phasing out glory in here.
Allona – No. The people who used them benefited by boosting their PvP Glory and thus their rewards! It would be completely fair to allow those who didn’t use the boosters to convert them to something else. I received my boosters as reward for achievements. Not letting me convert them is saying my achievements were worth less. If I hadn’t received the boosters, their spot in the chests would have been replaced by something else!
Dolyak Express: Characters and Relationships
Q: Are there relationships between races in Tyria? We know of Braham and Rox…but is such a thing more common or the rare exception? And is there a possibility for cross-species offspring?
Q: Who were Taimi’s parents? What is Zojja’s role in Taimi’s education?
Q: Do you have plans, or would you consider, adding a prominent gay male couple to the world (not sectioned off into one sylvari personal story path), and additional prominent people of color (i.e. non-white human/norn) to the world?
Q: What exactly was it that caused Sayeh al’Rajihd and Trahearne to join forces the first time they met?
Next Dolyak is Audio Production! https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/gw2/Dolyak-Express-Feb-21-2014/first#post3671011
Massively article (needs much catchier title than this, but what are ya gonna do?)
http://massively.joystiq.com/2014/02/25/the-final-battle-for-lions-arch-begins-in-guild-wars-2s-next-c/ – Anatoli Ingram
Feedback on the difficulty of citizen rescues in the current release led ArenaNet to reduce the number needed to receive the Twisted Marionette encounter but ended up slightly overtuned.
Allona: I was 5 or 10 shy of getting max rewards (for the 1200 amount) one time. Haz sadz. (Glad they reduced it though!)
Celeste: I’ve gotten the max twice now and haven’t gotten anything special from it.
Not only is the Dominion of Winds firmly closed against both Scarlet’s troops and fleeing refugees, but they’re not taking any chances: Anything or anyone approaching the gate is quickly wiped out by a rain of arrows.
Understandably, this has caused some hurt feelings… Johanson acknowledged that this seemingly heartless move was in character for the Tengu… While their reaction to L.A.’s destruction may not be heroic, Johanson described it as realistic and added that player reactions to this development have been “really cool” to watch.
ArenaNet has launched a new website called the Living World Atlas to let players explore the lore of the living world, unlock media and even uncover story hints ahead of the next release.
Allona: Aha! Story hints! THAT’s the point! … maybe?’
Celeste – But as it stands, there’s hardly any spoilers. We know that the drill is a thing. We know we’re going to fight on/in it. The watchwork knight thing with the backpiece was new but that’s it.
Ask An Asuran
Another question from the ever inquisitive Misforawesome!
Tales of Tyria
Hunter’s Insight has theoretical Scarlet insights
“Okay so obviously, spoiler alert, the entity [Scarlet talks to] must be a dragon. Obviously. We know that powerful entities like the Pale Tree have a cognitive presence in the Eternal Alchemy and we already suspect that the Pale Tree is a dragon minion. So what other creatures could be found and confronted there but dragons?
And which dragon is this? I think the answer can be sussed out. Which dragon would have more of a connection with a sylvari than any other? The dragon that created the Pale Tree, the dragon of forests and jungles. Scarlet even mentions that “whispers come from the forest”. So in a word, Mordremoth.”
Allona: He makes a good case for Mordremoth over Primordus here. What if — and this is crazy speculation, I know — Scarlet has not one, but two dragons talking to her. Both M and P, and she doesn’t know it? That would break anyone’s mind!
“Obviously there are some big spoilers floating around the ether, I’ve avoided them as best I can, but I’m sure some of this is already known to be wrong. But personally I think this is a lot more fun than already knowing the answers.”
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