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24-11-2015, 09:47 PM #1
FRESH START EVENT - SATURDAY 5th December - 18:00 GMT
Did you know new characters start with one waypoint in every race's starting area? That means you can roll an asura in Metrica Province, but instantly teleport over to Caledon Forest if you wanted to. Or Queensdale. Or Plains of Ashford. Or Wayfarer Foothills.
But what's more, ArenaNet limit what other, higher level zones free-to-players can access right off creation, gating content to ensure unexperienced newbies can't stumble through portals to guaranteed death.
This gives us an opportunity to hold a PvE event based around all the awesome things found in the starting areas, skipping over all the boring stuff and focusing on nice event chains, mini-dungeons, jumping puzzles and world bosses. If you've wanted to roll a new character following Heart of Thorns but haven't had the opportunity, or wish to avoid the grind of playing somewhat solo, here's a good opportunity to create a new one and breeze through the early levels.
They'll be no slow, plodding focus on ensuring everyone completes a certain heart or grabs a specific vista though. These will be fast-paced, somewhat rowdy invasions of each area - with efforts on the fun stuff. I will be attending on Duke to cash in on the 'star power', but I recommend you come on your lowest level characters to get the most from this (unless you're desperate for Tyrian mastery experience).
Taking place on Saturday 5th December, this will likely be our last huge event before the wind down for Christmas. I would ideally like it to be our biggest to date too, not just drawing from the guild, but also:
- The attendees of Saturday Night Gaming - the weekly gaming club (which is also very cool and you should go to that too).
- Possibly the readers of the main RPS page, providing that I get permission to do a one-off post about it.
- Usual suspects from Reddit and Tumblr.
- Possibly further promotion into the main gaming subreddits outside of /r/GuildWars2, depending on interest.
- Plugs from other sites - GW2 fans and general MMO ones.
Why are we able to push it out there so much? Because it's extremely easy to join; all anyone needs to do is make a free-to-play account, join an EU world (preferably Gunnar's Hold, obv) and make a new character. Then complete the tutorial, waypoint to Caledon Forest, whisper me (Duke Witherheart) for a taxi and join Mumble.
OK, that does sound like quite a bit but I'm sure we'll be fine.
A review of the world boss schedule leads me to suggest the following:
Caledon Forest (Jungle Wurm at 19:15) -> Wayfarer Foothills (Svanir Shaman at 20:15) -> Plains of Ashford (moving at 21:15) -> Queensdale (Shadow Behemoth at 21:45) -> Metrica Province (Fire Elemental at 22:45).
As for what we'll do in the meantime, well it'll be whatever takes our fancy!
It'll be a long night, but feel free to drop in and out as you please. Of course, the more RPSers we have there the better it'll be!
IN SUMMARY: On Saturday 5th December, roll a new character and join us on Mumble at 18:00 GMT for fun stuff. No other requirements.
25-11-2015, 02:06 AM #2
- Join Date
- Dec 2011
25-11-2015, 10:01 AM #3
Looking forward to this! May be a good one to invite gamer friends who haven't tried GW2 before...GW2: Saphnabylni & co.
25-11-2015, 10:22 AM #4
Count me in. I'm happy help out with taxis and stuff if needed.Cybek - Asura - Mesmer -- Kybek - Human - Necro -- Ravbek the Char Ranger, (also, Soubek, Xybek, Feybek)
25-11-2015, 11:26 AM #5
25-11-2015, 11:37 AM #6
I think event could be rather revenant heavyCybek - Asura - Mesmer -- Kybek - Human - Necro -- Ravbek the Char Ranger, (also, Soubek, Xybek, Feybek)
25-11-2015, 11:41 AM #7
- Join Date
- Aug 2011
I plan to attend with my (currently) level 50 almost new Revenant. Making progress towards map completion with a group will be nice.
25-11-2015, 03:57 PM #8
- Join Date
- Sep 2013
25-11-2015, 06:28 PM #9
I'll bring my rev too she is lvl 80 but only thanks to booksTweetiti, known in GW2 also as (ex Knickers) Burlesque Galore, Melons of Steel, Liltweetie, Tweet Manstalker andTweetfanny Adams
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27-11-2015, 10:25 AM #10
As this takes place on 5th December - perhaps we can have a rhyming competition? December 5th is St. Nicholas' Evening, which in the Netherlands is celebrated by giving each other presents (Secret Santa-style) and letting others read aloud rhymes and poems poking fun at them. And as RPS is no stranger to mutual ridicule and mockery, I think this could be a nice addition.If it's called Vlupius or Vlupia, it's probably me.
27-11-2015, 10:45 AM #11
Uhoh, vloopious' limericks are good... almost too good *investigates*Monksbjornsson, a glass cannon of nordic origins and gleeful slaughterer of rabbits
Monksbane, gnarly bit of wood that rots, festers and gives you splinters of the nasty kind that really sting
Monksgaard, a squishy human guardian badly helping to keep you alive while running away
Monkscourge, channeling his alienness as he runs with his minions
Monksfenrisson, a burning scandinavian who can support his friends at party time
Monkswrench, jaffaican heavily tanned viking technical dude