GW2: Odds and Ends

I don’t know if I’m the only one, but as we tail off one seasonal event/update with the next naught but previews and sneak announcements, I enter a sort of “cooling off” period.

I head back to one of my favorite activities in-game, wandering around solo, gathering stuff and farming materials – most of which I end up hoarding for the next time I get the urge to plevel an alt via crafting rather than selling, and just use the “alone time” to recharge all my batteries. It’s nice to get back in touch with the world and re-immerse in the lore.

I know my charr's called Finder, but this isn't quite what I had in mind... Oh, and be advised, those skritt are developing agriculture, as one of them laboriously explained how keeping the grubs alive and letting them breed was more convenient. Yep, charr been herding cows for centuries now.

I know my charr’s called Finder, but this isn’t quite what I had in mind…
Oh, and be advised, those skritt are developing agriculture – one of them laboriously explained to me how keeping the grubs alive and letting them breed was more convenient for meat on demand. Yep, charr been herding cows for centuries now.

I tinker around and take stock and make vague plans about getting around to someday tidying up my inventory.

It's so totally not happening. I did decide to spend 20 gold from all that AR running on my personal guild to open out a 100 slot storage. Maybe that'll help if I can muster up the courage to attempt the task.

It’s so totally not happening.
I did decide to spend 20 gold from all that AR running on my personal guild to open out a 100 slot storage. One more week of build time. Maybe that’ll help if I can muster up the courage to attempt the task.

I find uses for excess gold lying around. Altholism means always having another goal – another character to level, another character to equip with multiple sets of gear for different builds (plus cosmetics), an account to upgrade in some fashion.

Decided my experimental armor was decent enough for normal dungeon running to warrant splurging on cheap cultural armor and dyes and non-cheap transmutation crystals. Played around with Iron Legion colors. Who knew Gunmetal was blue?! Had to look up a forum post for suggested dye colors. Some day in the near future, I want a "proper" berserker set to try that out too.

After some CoF and AC, decided my experimental armor for AR was decent enough for normal dungeon running to warrant splurging on cheap cultural armor and dyes and non-cheap transmutation crystals.
Played around with Iron Legion colors. Who knew Gunmetal was blue?! Had to look up a forum post for suggested dye colors.
Some day in the near future, I want a “proper” berserker set to try that out too.

I try to anticipate the next patch and get a little bit of a headstart in.

In this case, working on a few more ignored achievements. After the horror of the 38th diving spot, I decided to complete Dive Master before an even more horrific 39th spot was sneakily added.

In this case, working on a few more ignored achievements. After the horror of the 38th diving spot in the Not So Secret JP, I decided to complete Dive Master before an even more horrific 39th spot was sneakily added. This old one is a close contender for one of the more irritating to get to. My charr is floating on air by the time I get up there.

I make further incremental progress towards a Legendary at some point within the next five years.

I finally get around to world completion and end it off at a pig farm in Lion's Arch. Also, the last two weeks have been very yellow rare friendly with all the dungeons and AR and guild missions too. Went up to 100+ ectos and promptly threw 30 of 'em in the Mystic Toilet in the hope of clovers and T6 mats.

I finally get around to world completion and end it off at a pig farm in Lion’s Arch.
Also, the last two weeks have been very yellow rare friendly with all the dungeons and AR and guild missions too. Went up to 100+ ectos and promptly threw 30 of ’em in the Mystic Toilet in the hope of clovers and T6 mats.

I even now and then get around to participating in the more commonly frequented as endgame activities like WvW and dungeons (fractals included.)

Impromptu asura squad.  I so want an asura thief next. Also been sitting on leveling an asura ranger, I hear they're not bad in WvW roaming.

Impromptu asura squad.
I so want an asura thief next. Also been sitting on leveling an asura ranger, I hear they’re not bad in WvW roaming.

Zephyr Sanctum should hit in a few days. Until then, it’s delighting in the usual smorgasbord of activities GW2 provides for every playstyle.

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