Thursday, January 31, 2013

Guild Wars 2 Casual Solo - Armor at 80

So you're level 80. Now what?  If you've been doing dungeons, or participating extensively in WvW and sPvP, you quite likely already know what to do.  You're just going to keep doing what you've been doing, and get some great gear in the process of doing it.  But what if you're like me?  What if you're a casual player, that mostly plays solo, who's reached level 80 purely through the process of just playing along, completing renown hearts and dynamic events, with maybe a bit of crafting?  You know you want to improve your character, but you're not entirely clear on just exactly where to go and what to do.  There are a myriad of choices and options available, but it's all just a confusing mess.  Do I grind dungeons now?  Should I be farming orichalcum? How do I get a crazy weapon?  In this post I'm going to attempt to sort out some of your options, and hopefully give you some hints on how to get started.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Keepin' it Fresh - GW2 Dual Sword Mesmer Build

So it's been a few weeks since my last post.  Three, to be exact, but that's not for lack of something to write.   There have been a ton of exciting news announcements and things going on - especially with respect to Guild Wars 2 - I've just been too tired to lazy to get off my duff and write about them.  And too, I was feeling a bit of gamer malaise.  I took some time off from Guild Wars 2, just because I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do next with Syrene - my level 80 mesmer.  But after dabbling in a few other games, I came back, and came to the realization I'd been playing this scepter & sword phantasm build for like - forever.  Maybe it was time to change things up a bit.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My New Year's Resolution

I'm going to chat just a bit about new year's resolutions.  A lot of people like to blow off new year's resolutions, because they have no realistic expectations of actually achieving them.  For myself, that's never been a reason not to make them.  I relish new years resolutions - I usually make two or three a year at least.  I've been making the same two default ones - Eat Better, Exercise More, for the past five years.  But for once, I want to talk about one I'm actually endeavoring to succeed in.