Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Guild Wars update

Dracon Verilas is now level 7, gradually getting up to the Legendary Defender of Ascalon title. The description on how to get the title is found in GuildWiki, one of the more reliable and updated sites on Guild Wars. The only title is Legendary Defender of Ascalon, attainable at level 20 in Pre-Searing.

The idea that is proposed there is to not complete any quests, except the ones for obtaining basic skills, at least until level 16 to 19. The author recommends waiting until level 19 to complete them. The "death-leveling" is started at level 16.

Climbing to level 11 can be done by repeatedly taking and abandoning the quest Charr at the Gate, which is fairly easy because Rurik and his men help out.

After level 11, you have to enter the Northlands, which requires someone to open the gate, to kill level 7 Charr. At 14, you have to kill level 10 Charr, until 16.

I decided to sell everything I pick up, except if I have something I want to trade to a collector. It doesn't seem to make much sense to save stuff, because in Pre-Searing there is no access to the storage, and there are no more bags other than the 5-slot belt bag. I am picking up armor pieces from collectors, not that I really need them. Part of the "death-leveling" technique is to wear no armor so you can commit suicide easier.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Followers list

I put a followers widget in the sidebar for anyone who wants to follow this blog. If you are reading this and you blog, please consider adding me to your followers list, and I will add you to mine.

I also have decided to follow the blogs that I list in the sidebar. I think it is a handy way of seeing a summary of recent posts to my favorite blogs from my dashboard.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Laid off

I digress. I was just laid off, so I am looking for work now. This development may change my gaming habits, but I don't really know how it will actually change it. So far, I have been playing as much as I have in the past to a certain degree. It probably should make me play less because of the necessity of working hard at finding a job. I was playing a lot of Sim City 4 yesterday. I think I needed that time to myself.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Knights are born

Well, I finished that Heavy Metal event and got the preview of the Knights of the Blazing Sun yesterday. I have not been disappointed. It was kind of hilarious to be in scenarios with mostly Knights and Black Guards bashing on each other with swords and polearms. The swords don't do much damage, adding to the hilarity of it all.

But Destro are a bunch of losers because in one of the first scenarios, we had practically all Knights, but they had to bring along a healer and WE just to make sure they won the scenario. From the Order side, we didn't care if we won, just so we could try out the new character. Destro just had to win. Losers. Order had fun. Winners.

The auras on the Knights are really great. They add either strength or toughness to everyone, and debuff the same to enemies. I think the Chosen has a similar aura system, but it is new to Order.

I was getting some slowdowns and crashes while doing scenarios last night. I think it was because a lot of players were crowding the servers. I did not check the population levels because I was too busy playing.