Adventures in Tyria…Again (Guild Wars 2)

Guild Wars 2: Levelling a Thief following the Heart of Thorns announcement.

Guild Wars 2: Just a couple of norn badasses, no big deal.

Last weekend during PAX, Arenanet announced the first Guild Wars 2 expansion pack, Heart of Thorns. I picked up Guild Wars 2 when it was first released and truly loved the game, and even my MMO-hating fiancé played it with me! Something about GW2 just felt right: more of an RPG than an MMO, with a rich, living story and plenty of events and beautiful things to explore. There was, of course, PvP and dungeons just like most MMORPGs but those weren’t what I enjoyed most about the game. Ultimately, I stopped because I didn’t enjoy the end-game at the time, but with the announcement I’ve been dabbling again.

It’s an interesting change of pace from what I’ve been playing lately, and I’m enjoying it a lot! A few friends have returned, giving me plenty of people to talk to in-game and even play with from time to time. Right now, I’ve decided that since I don’t really understand or remember a lot of things from the game (especially at max level!) I’m going to be levelling a Guardian with a few friends, and a Thief with my fiancé, which we’re recording for fun. If you’re interested, the first episode is already live on my YouTube gaming channel. In between that, we’ve been playing around with our old characters as well so as not to neglect them, however!

The release date for Heart of Thorns hasn’t been confirmed, but I’m really excited! I never truly shut the door on GW2 as it was a fun game and one I’d always intended to return to from time to time, so I’m thankful for the expansion announcement giving me the kick up the backside I needed to motivate me.

Will you be playing again?
Let me know in the comments, and be sure to leave your tag!

  • Peter Höll

    never stopped ^^ always had friends there that i could not just leave or keep contact through other channels so i always log in on a daily base just to chat a bit or do a few lil things.
    (also beeing a guildleader means you cant just leave your fellow guildies <3)
    The one thing that hypes me are GUILDHALLS …i rly hope they are done right and that you can build and change lots of stuff there.

    ~Ireth Alcarin (Balzamon.1396)

    • I can understand that! Most of my friends played other games instead. This is how I feel about FFXIV though — so many friends are there that I think I’ll be playing it for a long time.

      I’ll add you in-game! My tag is Alinys.5027 I think haha.

  • Foxxy

    I love how the game looks. Probably one of the prettiest MMOs I’ve ever played. I am probably never going to return tho, i am quite busy with WoW in my spare time. If I ever going to return I would lvl up a new toon tho, because like you i don’t know anything about the game anymore. 😀 I Hope you guys have fun with the new expasion!

    • It is really gorgeous! 🙂 I know what you mean, it’s hard for me to dedicate any time to other MMOs because I’m pretty committed to FFXIV and Elite: Dangerous but I’m trying to squeeze in some time!

      Thanks so much lady. <3 Hope you're enjoying your time in WoW!