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Guild Wars Project 365 – Days 259-264: Pocket Size and Biggie Sized

After covering human after human after human, I am glad to dedicate half of today’s blog post to my pocket sized engineer: Golemancer Nikko

 

 

Nikko was an apprentice until his master passed away just a while ago. His last words were “DON’T PRESS THAT BUTTON YOU F–“

Nikko is currently on the run, but he’s not sure why.

I feel OVER NINE FEET tall!

 

Did you hear that?

 

The latter half of this blog post is dedicated to the pyromaniac Ifreet Darkblade.

No story for him. I hated this guy for a long time because I couldn’t get the hang of elementalist. But I took it easy and ended up loving the class! Ifreet’s theme is supposed to be fire…

Ifreet’s Peace corner fills him with happiness. (And peace, of course!)

 

Where did all the fire go!?

 

And with this I’m finally done with my character centric posts. Making these last 7 blogs has been a lot of fun since I managed to go through each character, and even play them a little bit.

I also happen to be a bit ahead on the daily pics deal. Because of this, posts are going back to a single screen shot per day unless I fall behind yet again. Or I might just do a weekly-7 pics post, depending on how things go in the world of Tyria.

 

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Guild Wars 2 Project 365 – Days 247-258: Sword World Problems

Today’s blog post is dedicated to my warrior, Deon Ersengar

Playing as a warrior was really fun, specially because it’s the kind of mindless fun. Just hack and slash. I had a lot of trouble finding the right look for him for one simple reason.

The wickedly cool looking Tormented greatsword.

 

I am a sucker for greatswords. If they can equip it, you can bet that all of my characters will use one. (And they do!) Why is this a problem? I simply couldn’t find a good gear color scheme to match the sword.

 

 

Maybe I should be satisfied with the current look, but I’m not. I could get rid of the skin but I refuse to do that.

Deon is among the few characters in my account with enough common sense to not go out shirtless to a battle. That must count for something!

Going melee is awesome, but having ranged options is always a good idea.

Is Deon shy?

Don’t jump!

Guild Wars 2 Project 365 – Day 240-246: A second guardian

Today’s blog post is dedicated to Aedan Adlehyde, my second guardian.

The story behind Aedan is a silly one. I wasnted to retell the story of Guild Wars 2 through him, but with a couple of twists.

  • He didn’t kill a single centaur in the human starting zone because he didn’t want to risk getting killed.
  • He helped Logan because he genuinly wanted to impress HIM and only him. He’s a Logan hopeless fanboy
  • The reason he comlpleted heart quests was because he was blackmailed by the villagers. If he wanted them to tell Logan good things about him, he had to actually do good things (Outrageous!)

It turned out I ended up REALLY liking playing at this “joke character” and leveled him to 80, giving him a slightly different build that I gave Aster.

Aedan has almost no clue of what’s going on around him.

 

He’s also an extremely lousy sleeper. But at least he doesn’t snore!

 

Aedan’s not allowed to go the tavern at Southsun ever again.

 

He prays equally to the 6 gods. All of his prayers are extremely selfish, tho.

 

One thing he does right, is fight. Aedan doesn’t hit as hard as Aster, but he has better healing capabilities, making him more durable.

 

Surprisingly, even Aedan agrees than running around with an anvil hanging from a chest hanging from you back doesn’t sound very practical.

Guild Wars 2 Project 365 – Days 226-232: Aster Race

Today’s blog post is dedicated to my most recurrent character in MMOs: Aster Guarionex (Or Aster Nex)

 

 

His most notable features usually is his dread locks, but that changed recently. I decided to give Aster a fresh new look.

 

Goofy, carefree and loyal.

Aster calls himself a lover, not a fighter, but he WILL fight to protect those he love. He’s been travelling all Tyria searching for someone he failed to protect, and meant the world to him.

 

 

He only shows his back piece and helmet on special occasions.

Aster fought to liberate Lion’s Arch, but ended up poisoned by the miasma and missed the final battle.

 

 

 

Aster was originally made an elementalist instead of a guardian. he still keeps his fascination with fire.

 

I seem to catch at least one weird close up per character.

 

Guild Wars 2 Project 365 – Days 219-225: Mesmerize me

Cleavage detected!

Today’s blog is dedicated to the one and only, and often neglected Simael Roh.

My mesmer is the character that has gone to the most drastic appearance changes. It’s ok, since he IS a mesmer. How does he REALLY look? Simael’s current look reminds me of certain Holliwood actor, so I like to think he IS an actor of sorts. Of course, I really need to use this guy more often.

No autographs, please.

 

Did you get my best angle?
Is Simael looking for auditions or looking for a job as a waiter?

 

“I am nothing without my stunt doubles.”
Mesmer magic is perfect for the days where you just don’t want those pesky paparazzi taking pictures of you.

 

Is that a jewel kit? Why yes, it is.

Guild Wars 2 Project 365 – Days 212-218: Birthday boy

So, it’s been nearly 2 months since I stopped posting. Way to keep up with my 1 pic a day goal! Truthfully, my GW2 gaming time was reduced to pretty much 0 during this time. It’s an odd phase I go through where I just lose complete interest in a game for a bit before giving myself completely to it again. Meanwhile I have been keeping myself entertained with being out of Puerto Rico for 10 days (and away from my beloved PC and its games) and dabbling a little bit into the magical world of Eorzea.

Eorzea, for thos that don’t know (I didn’ until I started the trial) is where Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn takes place. And for a month, Aster was busy there.

VERY, very busy.

Now that I burned your eyes a little bit (or more). Let me get back to Guild Wars 2. I still plan on doing the 365 pics before the end of the year. The following blogs will be multi pic posts featuring one of my 9 heroes. For the most part (or at least for one out of seven) I’ll try to actually take some descent pictures to make up for my neglect. And before you ask: yes, they are all better dressed than FF XIV Aster.

Today’s  post features my first character ever: Kiram Raelg. This young Ranger, along with my account, is already over 1 year old! While older players are enjoying their cake bazookas, I’m just starting to earn my very own mini Queen Jennah.

Whoever thinks most of my characters show too much skin was 35% wrong.

My first character was actually an elementalist called Aster. That class proved too overwhelming for me, so I started creating random classes to see which one would fit me better, while I got used to moving around and attacking at the same time. And it turned out I didn’t have to worry about chasing monster as a ranged character, while having a pet tanking for me!

As I made more characters, i tried to make some kind of story that connected them all somehow (one of the geeky things I like to do, even if I don’t roleplay) and he ended up being a street rat that was received help from a baker’s son. As they grew up they became closer friends and fell in love until Kiram was kidnapped by mysterious reasons. He is eventually rescued, but before returning home, he decides to repay the favor by assisting his rescuer as he explored the world.

As I made more and more characters, poor Kiram was sadly neglected (not before getting 100% map completion with him!) so story wise, I decided he just never returned home, falling more in love with traveling around the world..

Anyway, all of it is about to change because the recent changes to rangers sound to amazing to not start using him again!

Obligatory Divinity’s reach picture.
Running around the city with my trusty eagle Hawlucha. Please don’t tell him he’s not an eagle or a pokemon. Or a wrestler. he’s very sensitive.
Dry Tops is one of the rare cases where Kiram uses his head gear. If only he had some goggles too.
This picture didn’t look as nice as I hoped it would, but it will do.
I never noticed rangers shot 3 arrows with the Barrage attack.
Let the hunting begin, but first… LET ME TAKE A #SELFIE!

In the spotlight: Vincent Valentine

There is something that I must admit: While I am a fan of classic RPG’s and the fantasy setting, I always liked those characters that broke the norm and used guns instead. And while Final Fantasy 7 had to gun users, all my attention went to the mysterious Vincent Valentine. Maybe it was because his slept in a coffin. Maybe it was the cape. Or maybe it had to do with his claw. All I know is that Vincent Valentine has remained as my favorite Final Fantasy character EVER. He tend to be my avatar whenever I go online, and while I do give him a break once in a while, I end up back with him down the road. So… it’s only logical for me to give him the spotlight. Here’s a quick glance at Vinnie V’s life.

This quick glance, however, is riddled with spoilers, if you were wondering.

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In the spotlight: Princess Peach

This is hopefully the first of a series of blogs where I would feature a video game character that has caught my attention in some way. I can tell you from now that the list will have a lot of unexpected entries (unless you know me well enough!) Most of them are simply favorites of mine, or I simply found their back story interesting, or curious to talk about for a while. Also, these might contain spoilers. So read at your own discretion.

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