Blaugust Day 18: Screenshots of Fire (GW2/Trove)

Today is “knock out a quick blog post” day. Mostly so that I have some time left to play games.

Thus I’m indulging in the art of the cheat post via screenshot!

Have I mentioned I like fire?

I have?



I’m pretty partial to any fiery volcanic landscapes. The sky and general tint of the environment changes in Trove in the Dragonfire Peaks, including fiery ash drifting in the breeze. My mount helps along the ambience with its own fiery effects.


Fireheart Rise in GW2 also has its own fiery rain environmental effects. I’m doubly fond of the place for being set in Ascalon, with the cozy familiar autumn grassy landscapes of the first game, now extra charr-ified.

Bonus: My guardian tries his best warrior elite spec impersonation. (Hinted to be Berserker = Torch, apparently.)

Hooray for marching to the beat of my own fiery legendary drum and making Rodgort first before everyone else decides they want one too?

This post was brought to you by the letters B for Belghast and Blaugust, and the number 18.

GW2: What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been


Vanity has demanded this weapon pairing since the beginning of time.

Or rather, 533 days ago, according to /age.

Or approximately 1.5 years.

Which is rather the length of time I predicted for my ambling stroll towards someday-maybe-eventually accumulating enough shtuff towards it.

Admittedly, I made a spreadsheet last August to figure out I was about 2/3 of the way there, but the remaining third was all the hard expensive things, so the plan went back on the backburner for a while.

Then I pulled it up a few days ago and decided to make a slightly more serious asset-clearing mystic-forge refining push at it.

My materials stock is now at an all time low.

I only have 1.4 gold left in liquid assets to my name.

But dang, do I love fiery particle effects.