Monday, August 6, 2012
Meet Kerelyn Redfeather
So after completing The War in Kryta last week, I took a few days off from Guild Wars, and spent some time thinking about what I was going to do next. But starting something new just didn't really appeal to me, and my mind kept wandering back to my Hall of Monuments. (This is a clear sign of addiction, btw.) The Oppressor Weapon you get from finishing WoK nets you two more Hall of Monument points, which was a pleasant surprise and a big motivator for pushing through that last tough mission. Honestly, I never expected to have even one weapon on my Valor Monument, so this was a nice accomplishment.
Of course though.. that left me at an odd 17 points. No one wants to be at 17 points.. halfway between the solid milestones of 15 and 20, right? If I added a single hero statue, my Fellowship statue count would be at 10, and that would get me another point. Well, I could run Remains of Sahlahja a few more times - all I needed was one piece of Ancient Armor Remnant - that couldn't be that hard right? Wrong. After running it another six times, three different times with three different characters, I still didn't have a single drop. So I stopped doing that in frustration. But as luck would have it, at that very moment, a fellow was selling Cloth of the Brotherhood in Kamadan for 5k a piece. You can use those to upgrade your Eye of the North heroes if you have finished Eye of the North (or at least have access to the Central Transfer Chamber) - which I have! So I bought four of those, outfitted for of my heroes, and now I have 18 points. But now what! With 18 points, I needed just 2 more to get to a nice, even number again, and satisfaction.
Once I get to level 18 or 20, I'll jump over to Eye of the North, and do just enough of that content to get Ogden, Vekk, Jora, and Gwen in my party. With those four heroes, I should be able to do the Lion's Arch quest to travel to Elona, and do the first mission there, which will add Koss, Duncan, Talkora, and Melonni. Though that isn't even half of the heroes Kaytte has at her disposal, I'm hopeful that mix will give me enough to have an easier time of it as I progress through Prophecies.
And that's what I was up to this past weekend! Hope you are having fun in whatever game you're currently playing, and of course, I'll see you in Guild Wars 2 in 4 weeks!
Final Note - It turns out I actually could take a non prophecies character all the way back to post-seared Ascalon, and do those first, initial six missions. The wiki and documentation, such as it is, is not very clear on this. Regardless, it's too late now! Committed we are! Proceed we shall!