Guild War Diaries

Guild War Diaries

TERA: Rising

October 13th, 2013 TERA: Rising 0 Comment

Now, Tera is truly a beautiful game. Particularly in the visual aspect. The shading and lighting is spectacular and textures are detailed. Character modeling is great and you are often given the impression that you are looking through a dream.  The music isn’t bad either.

The variety of characters and classes is good, and one thing I like is that the servers seem busy; there are always plenty of other players running around.

By far, my favorite class is the Beserker.  The action, animation and overall battle feeling you get with a Beserker is great, down to the last final heave and smash of the axe onto the ground.  You actually feel the weight of it.

Questing is rather basic, which makes trying new classes and races rather tiring after awhile. No matter what class or race you choose, you always run the same initial storyline, exploring the same areas and cities.

But definitely give this one a run-through. You may find yourself sticking with it for awhile…

Guild Wars 2: Unholy Grounds

August 23rd, 2013 Guild Wars 2 0 Comment

 

…Among the midsts of the Bloodtide Coast lies a Hylek settlement of the Momoztli tribe.  Little do they know their village is in danger.

The Undead Legions of Orr rise from the waters to the south to lay waste to all that is not like them.

The Hylek are what they are.  But they are not aware of the strength and impending doom Orr’s undead bring with them.  The Durmand Priory wants the Hylek to unite with them against the dragons.  This is a chance to recruit them.

Hylek aren’t ones to simply trust an outsider. They need proof, which is fair. We are running out of time, but we have to earn their trust.

We’ll do what it takes to earn their respect, be it partake in their ceremonies, participate in their tournaments and challenges.  In order for them to listen to us, we have to respect them…

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds Concept Art

This is Orr…

 

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds

The tropics of Bloodtide, with one of Queen Jenna’s balloons in the distance.

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds Ikniu

Ikniu, our first Momoztli contact. His brother succumbed to the undead…

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds

Upon helping Ikniu and earning his trust, we are taken to chief of the Momoztli, Chief Quecuan, and Priestess Ecolotl.

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Unholy Grounds Ikniu High Priestess Ecolotl

Priestess Ecolotl is not thrilled that Ikniu has brought us here…

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds High Priestess Ecolotl Chief Quecuan

…and though she doesn’t see our worth, Chief Quecuan does.

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds

After honoring their challenges, Quecuan directs us to the village. Near the Momoztli Grounds the Durmand Priory has an expedition, but their hands are full. They are dealing with haunted pirate relics and ghosts…

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds Momoztli Grounds

The entrance to Chief Quecuan’s village at Momoztli Grounds.

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds Momoztli

The Orr attack is imminent. Hylek scouts have seen the Risen approaching… though perhaps a lost cause, we must stand with the Hylek.

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds Undead

The undead…

 

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds Momoztli Undead Attack

Many Hylek fall…

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds Orrian Fingers

The reaches of Orr are greater than imagined. Orrian Fingers come up through the ground.

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds Momoztli

The invasion subsided, the village is now an empty, bare cave.

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds

Some Hylek survived. They will have to be strong and rebuild.

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds Avenger's Longbow

Despite the losses, we have recovered an attractive weapon – The Avenger’s Longbow.

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds Avenger's Longbow

Seems nice and lightweight…

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds Avenger's Longbow

Ah, there’s a skale. Let’s test it.

Guild Wars 2 Durmand Priory Bloodtide Coast Unholy Grounds Avenger's Longbow

It works.

Aion: Oriel

August 10th, 2013 Aion 0 Comment

We finally made it through the expansive Sanctum, and now we are down on the ground below, in Oriel.

Aion Dark Betrayal Oriel

The ‘ghost’ of our character after teleporting from the above citadel of Sanctum.

Aion Oriel Plaza

This kid was quite playful, skipping around the fountain at the center of Oriel Plaza.

The map of Oriel makes Oriel seem like a big place.  Right now we’re in Oriel plaza. Our first task is to talk to Izunius, the Information Officer.

Aion Oriel Plaza Izunius

Izunius, the Information Officer next to the fountain at the center of Oriel Plaza.

Aion Izunius Oriel Map Homeowners Anonymous

Izunius presents us with one of our first tasks in Oriel. Also, to the right is the map of what seems to be a very large Oriel.

One the first tasks Izunius presents us with is called Homeowners Anonymous. He instructs us to go visit Kanen, who will explain how Oriel distributes Studios. Kanen is located in Tezz’s house, which isn’t far away.

Aion Oriel Plaza Tezz's House

Tezz’s house is nearby, just due north a bit from Oriel Plaza.