Last night I was feeling a Guild Wars 2 jonesing, so I decided to make it 100% about that game all evening. My engineer is currently plowing through the high-level zones in her madcap world completion quest, and that night’s focus was the frozen Frostgorge Sound.
I really love the wintery areas in Guild Wars 2, but I think this zone takes the prize in that category. It’s just a beautiful place that features these giant breathtaking ice ships. When I first saw one of those ships (above) I kept thinking, “You really don’t see sights like these in any other MMO. You just don’t.”
I got into an exploration groove that started to go surprisingly well. Around the two-hour mark, I realized that I could actually wrap up an entire zone in a single outing, which got me super-motivated to finish it before bedtime. It helped that none of the vistas were tricky jumping puzzles and that there were relatively few heart quests to slow me down. Actually, the whole zone felt really balanced between the four types of exploration points, and I even had time to stop for a couple of events.
Right before I finished up my last two unlocks, I saw the shadow of a giant ice dragon in the distance and decided to check it out. I guess it was the big zone boss fight, and how can one say no to that? I yoinked a bazooka and joined the crowd of players to take him down. I especially loved the dragon’s animations and how it flew from one site to another, causing the whole attacking throng to make a dash for the new locale. We got him down with few problems and I raked in some nice treasure for my troubles.
So that was that. One zone knocked out in an evening, and it felt good. I think I’m going to take a small break from world completion to work on my character’s personal storyline, which is still at… um… level 22.