This blog started off as a challenge and now I am just keeping it going leisurely. If you are familiar with the game, Guild Wars 2, then the images will be recognizable. If not, let me tell you a little about the game. It is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by ArenaNet and published by NCsoft. Set in the fantasy world of Tyria, the game follows the re-emergence of Destiny’s Edge, a disbanded guild dedicated to fighting the Elder Dragons, a species that has seized control of Tyria. The game takes place in a persistent world with a story that progresses in instanced environments.
Guild Wars 2 takes place in the high fantasy world of Tyria, 250 years after the players’ defeat of the Great Destroyer in the Eye of the North expansion. Five so-called Elder Dragons sleeping beneath the continent have awoken in the time since Guild Wars, causing widespread destruction to Tyria and corrupting its inhabitants. The once dominant humans of Tyria are in decline, supplanted from most of their land by natural disasters and war with the charr, who have finally reclaimed the last vestiges of their ancestral homeland of Ascalon from the humans. To the north, the norn, a proud race of Nordic hunters, have been forced south by the rise of Jormag, the elder dragon of ice. In the west, the technologically advanced asura have been forced to establish permanent homes above-ground after the minions of the first dragon to awaken, Primordus, took control of the Depths of Tyria. Near the forests where the asura make their home are the sylvari, a new race who have appeared in Tyria in the last 25 years, unaffected by the difficulties that plague the other races but with some as yet unexplained connection to the Elder Dragons.
To the south, the continent of Cantha has been cut off by an isolationist and xenophobic political climate, which is reinforced by Zhaitan’s undead navy. The continent of Elona, too, has been cut off; the only hint of its continued prosperity being the ongoing battle between the lich Palawa Joko’s Mordant Crescent and Kralkatorrik, the crystal dragon in the Crystal Desert, as well as occasional reports from Order of Whispers (a secretive organization) spies. The Battle Isles have been wiped off the map entirely by the tidal wave caused by the re-emergence of the fallen kingdom of Orr, which came with the awakening of Zhaitan. (All information above from Wikipedia)
As a player you start of by creating a character. You have 5 races to choose from. Once you select your race, you have a detailed customization panel that enables you to make your character unique. Next you select your profession. There are 8 professions to choose from, ranging from a warrior to a mesmer. You will enter the home world belonging to your race and start your journey from there. There are many quests, skill points, points of interest, vista’s and dynamic events to get you going. And of course lets not forget about crafting. There are 8 crafting professions you may choose from. Another thing unique to your character is their story mission. Your character will tackle many enemies as their story continues to unfold.
Since the game is constantly evolving, there is always something to do. For more information check out this wiki, Guild Wars 2 wiki, and find the answer to all the questions you may have.
I will be using my characters to enhance this blog with spectacular pictures. Some I may journal about, others I will just post. If you have any questions please ask and I will do my best to answer. Well here it goes…….
Welcome to Tyria!