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Polearm was considered during development. Closest thing to a greataxe.
There was ingame codes for a polearm weapon years ago.
10:20 of the video.
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Seen that a few times. But I wouldn’t consider it a troll guild.
The only time I ran into a legit troll guild (i didn’t get their name) but this happened:
- was before reset teq
Someone from the guild: Hey map, you guys want 2 teq? we can spawn one now, and then after we beat it, natural teq will spawn and we get another.
Map: No, we still need to fill up defense. and missing 2 turrets.
Same person from the guild: Ok
- spawns teq anyway.
People panic and leave. Others die. Map ended up wasting 40ish minutes waiting only to get trolled and there goes that teq.
it wouldn’t let me attach 2 documents.
Here’s the other one
- I should’ve tooken the screenshot of the time I ran into Rias Gremory. But it was just someone with red hair to the shoulders and no clothes on.. close enough right?
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Anet, quick suggestion:
Right Click > Use All
Right Click > Consume All
It would go a long way to improve the game experience.
I just want them to make it so you can buy 75 sun beads at a time >.>
Yep. .Macros aren’t aloud, so please arenanet give us a better solution than to sit there and click for days. those sun beads must be a killer. -.-
Let us buy in bulk PLEASE!
- btw. synapse won’t let me remap my scrollwheel. I emailed razer support so we’ll see what they say.
edit – razer responded. said it’s not possible. -.-
QOL idea: Give a rick click option to use a whole stack of something. Whether it be karma containers or stacks of bags, as long as you have space, they open.
This would be a great solution to the problem.
Yes it would be a great solution!
Use items in bulk. Buy items in bulk. etc. would make it so much simpler.
- especially when it comes to buying things like obby shards and sun beads.
Since no one else has said it you could bind your click to mouse wheel and just spin that
It wouldn’t let me do that. I could only do “scroll up/down/left/right” as mouse options through naga.
Thanks for the inputs.
Bit disappointing i’ll have to click every single karma item but i get it. It opens the doors for other things. I’ll just do it while i’m at school using a school mouse.
Karma is rather a meh thing to me atm. No real use for it. That’s why I’ve just been stacking it. So it really doesn’t give me anything in the end (even though I did earn the karma).
I couldn’t find a direct answer. I read stuff about macros not being allowed if it gives a significant advantage.
But i was wondering if a macro is allowed if I used it to use up all my karma items.
I have around: 2 stacks of drops, 1 stack drips, 1 stack of the almost every kind.
I really don’t want to break my mouse by clicking too much.
I have a naga, and i just figured how to use synapse’s macro functions.
Is it still against the rules to use a macro to drain all the karma?
- sidenote. i have no use for karma atm. They are just taking up bagspace.
I just bought some dire peices to check what the difference/tradeoff would be. Your most optimal tradeoff would be switching the chest legs and shoulders. This would give you aproximately an extra 2k hp, at the loss of 7% crit chance. In this instance I would suggest taking accuracy over corruption so you can stack precision to make up for the loss in crit chance from armour, but you will lose some condi damage. Personally I feel that nearly 19k hp base + almost 3k armour is a good amount, but if you wanted to add health, this would be the best way to go.
Alternatively In WvW, I dont know what rank you are, but have you considered maxing out defence against guards? at max level, when you kill a guard you gain a vitality stack, up to 5 stacks. With 5 stacks you will have aproximately 22.5k or so health in full rabid.
I’m working on that. rank 83 right now. So still have a long way to go to get the last 2 in that wvw line.
My wvw ranger is only lvl 60 right now so I haven’t gotten the chance to fully experience it. I have one other ranger that i like to pve with. so I’ll respond back once i get there. probably another day till i hit 80.
For running this build in WvW would you recommend all Rabid stat type for armor?
Edit: On second reading I see that you do, I was thrown off by the link to a PvP build with no PvE gear.
Yes rabid is reccomended. If you are feeling especially brave you could go rampagers for additional damage but would lose out on a bunch of defence and this build already does impressive damage. If there were a Condi/crit/vit set then that would also be viable, but i dont know of one.
This build is even more potent in WvW due to koi cakes or rare vegge pizzas & tuning crystals. Increasing your condi duration by additional 40% means your bleed duration is at around 95% essentialy doubling the length of your bleed stacks. Shortbow generally applys constant 3 second bleeds on average. Increasing this to 6 seconds is a huge benefit as it allows for more stacks to build. This benefits both burst as sustain as your bleed stacks will be effective for longer meaning more will stack. Your burst (20-25 bleed stacks) will also last significantly longer if they dont cleanse (about 8 seconds or so) dealing significant damage. If they cleanse, that is no problem as you have a second burst up your sleeve, and you can reapply and maintain sustain in the meantime. Your burn and poison will also benefit from the additional duration from koi/pizzas giving you practically perma burn/poison if it isnt cleansed.
Also for wvw i highly reccomend the corruption sigil on S/T. You can build stacks fairly quickly with S/T in WvW and then have more potent condi damage. Precision stacking is also an option, for a higher chance to bleed on crit, but your bleeds wont be as potent as with corruption. Any GS is also reccomended to be kept in the bag for between combat mobility. Swap SB for GS out of combat to move around more effectively, as swaping 1 handers with 2 handers os a bit of a pain and requires more inventory management.
Is it still viable if i split the armor.. 3 piece rabid .3 piece soldier (or settler). I want to add in some health with that toughness.
I’ve never tabbed a white either, but I agree there should be some kind of priority on Tab to hostile/agroed mobs and to players that are damaging YOU. In most MMOs this happens automatically if you have nothing targeted and get hit.
Don’t worry. Some LAZY person will find an easy way to do it.
RNG in guild wars 2 is actually not bad. it’s passable. Other than the Mystic Forge, rng isn’t a big issue.
Compare it to the last MMO i was invested in, AION.
OO that RNG was really something. It was so bad a good chunk of players ragequit.
The crafting was so painful. and what sucked was armor get getting outdated within 6 months cause new gear would come out or level cap would increase requiring more RNG grinding. :/ (can go into details but this is guild wars not aion :p)
I like the current model. I don’t like the heavy focus on gemstore, but it’s ok. I don’t mind.
I loved guild wars 1 for its no subscription/ no b2win model. and blindly followed arenanet to guild wars2 cause of the belief they would still deliver with a similar model.. and they have
- I have bought a ton of stuff off the gem store without spending a penny on gems. the last time i made a real money transaction was pre-ordering guild wars 2.
I’ve bought 60+ transmute crystals.
10 character slots (yes 10).
boxing gloves. riding broom. drill.
mini 3 pack (season 1).
Krytan armor set.
I don’t want to pay subs. I’d rather it be the way it is now that way i buy off the gem store when i want to.
It is unlikely.
Cause changing race would require your racial skills to be changed, your personal story to be changed (along with your origin choices).
Which I guess would be ok if you were at lvl 2 story, but most of us are beyond that. so would that mean we restart our entire personal story? or would it just be rewritten in?
And then there’s things like cultural armor which can be more of a mess.
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dont remember exactly what i have -
wvw skins for pauldrons, pants and boots
Armageddon chest, pants
Wvw skins for paudrons, headgear.
There’s also the trait in the toughness trait (20 trait points required) power boots or something like that, it gives 25% movement speed buff.
The slowness you are referring to isn’t actual movement slowness, its just animation. looks alot slower cause norns are huge!
Even my norn thief at lowest height looks slow when moving (with signet equipped).
Try being a huge engineer charr. feels slower lol.
I haven’t heard alot of hype for either ESO or Wildstar.
heard people say ESO wasn’t all that impressive. Some even went on to say ESO is a slight downgrade of GW2 with a p2p model.
Wildstar I haven’t heard much. As long as NCSoft doesn’t have a strong say in how it develops, it can be a great game. If NCSoft has a strong say, it may just have terrible support like Aion did (clarify: Aion was a great game, but how the players were often treated by the devs was bad.)
I think there’s a post somewhere on here about the possibility of Kiel being behind all this.
Pretty much sums up what she saw. but you can still interpret it differently since it’s not exactly clearcut about everything.
YES YES YES. Scarlet has my vote! great mechanic, it made my weapons, even crappy ones felt more unique.
Well, aiming with the difficulty a a bit above the Claw (which has a really fun and dynamic design) would, imo, be a better idea than creating this zombified, turret-dependent DPS sink… And during the Jimmy’s phase 2, doesn’t afk-attacking kill you due to the ice aura? :P
In the past – there used to be the side area you can stand on and range it.
Now, you just stay back far enough and can attack with range. (anet removed this side area)
Classes that can be traited up to 1500 range can still hit it.
Although I can’t find any confirmed postings. I’m pretty sure most projectile attacks can go additional range (not too big of a margin).
From my experiences. most attacks, when they are in range, you can auto attack (turn on auto attack) and it will hit unless blocked or whatever. However, there are sometimes where you can attack from a farther range meanwhile outside the auto attack range, you just have to click on the skill.
Still possible to hit it even with the aura.
Teq is 2/10, does not scale… Really, forcing people to hunt it only in the prime time or to roam forums and guest to other servers in search for a zerg can’t help its popularity. :>
It makes it feel more menacing and in terms of other mmos, an actual world boss versus the other world bosses we fight.
Although gw2 is rightfully breaking the mold and being different from other MMOs. World bosses generally are hard to kill creatures that are supposed to provide decent loot with chance of greater loot(except Aion, stupid rng) meanwhile sometimes requiring mass numbers, coordination, or certain strategies.
Compare it to other world bosses:
Shatter, takes maybe 5-10 min to kill. The pre is the only thing that may cause it to be annoying (besides the crystals), but it can and mostly is done by only one person.
SB – this one takes maybe 5 minutes to kill. At launch (and beta) you could actually be killed by him, so we were always required to dodge the red circles, down the portals and maybe mobs. However, now, the portals go down quickly, the red circles do not even appear half the time.
Maw – before the update, you blink and Maw’s dead, after the update, he has more health, but you just stand there and auto attack all day. It made sense that he gave crap loot in the past, he was an exceptionally simple boss.
Wurm – before the update, wurm died before you can even target him. Now, it atleast spawns, but it still dies rather fast.
Jormag – this is the only one that actually required you to be there, with the mobs spawning, the wall requiring to be destroyed, the crystals needing to be destroyed, and the golems. however, people still didn’t do that, they afk attacked jormag phase 2.
So just naming a few, this is how it basically is.
The only “world boss” like event that i see people struggle with besides Teq is Balthazar. But even that is possible.
Doesn’t mean they are less fun, but afk auto attacking a world boss that can give you epic loot is just meh. the good loot isn’t guaranteed, but atleast you are working for it rather than afking.
Should make an epic dungeon with this kind of fight, just with a 5 man format and make it doable. would love it!
It might possibly be the Mursaat.
Weren’t the last of the Musaat hunted down in the after events in GW1? Margonites might be more likely, and there is a lot of fun stuff that could involve them. But with the Scarlet stuff going on my money is on a Lieutenant of Mordremoth.
Most were believed to be dead. Lazarus the Dire was the last known one that split himself into different entitites and tried to rejoin.
Look at the very bottom:
It is possible that he may make an appearance in Guild Wars 2.
Teaser that he “may” appear. It never states he was killed, just weakened. although this is 250 years later. It doesn’t state much about how they age or how they live. So maybe he was able to somehow create more Mursaats overtime? Or, the power was transferred from one host to the next allowing him to live on?
If anet was going this route. They can tie the Mursaats back in with FOTM, afterall Agony and infused armor are basically a nod at Spectral Agony and Infused armor in gw1.
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Marjory – Human Necro-Leader
Rox – Char Ranger
Braham – Norn Guardian
Canach – Sylvari Warrior
XXXXX – Asura XXXX
Could be cool and a great platform for better LS presentation
I suspect we (as the player) would be the leader, to avoid the repeat and dislike of Trahearne as story leader. Asura seems lined up to be some clever ranged male type, tho probably not an elem (Zojja is), unlikely a mes (due to kasmeer) so likely an engineer who perhaps studied or is a former minion of Scarlet (or mentor) so comes in with specialist or insider knowledge.
I don’t know if the Trahearne is disliked over being the story leader. It did bother me a bit, but i waas more bothered over there was no development of why he was the leader. even as you play there wasn’t much to show why he was chosen to be the leader. He had a lot of remarks that came off self centered and idiotic, often him just being more like an image while you did all the leading.
But anyway. You are probably right that the engineer is the most likely thing. Unless this is an outcast asura or just one that likes to stand out, the general asura belief is that they prefer brain over brawns so this would exclude the warrior, maybe thief, and guardian.
It seems more doable that you are the 6th member and made the leader rather than just having a Destiny’s edge where you are just the outsider.
It might possibly be the Mursaat.
The main issue with Anet is the same issue movies face when they are trying to create a film based on a book. The book has many more detail that a movie simply cannot produce within their target budget or scheduled deadline. Same goes with Anet admitting that they have to cut some things to meet deadlines that in their mind, the story is great, but during game play, it’s incomplete.
I think they recognize that mistake that having to cut certain part of the story to meet the deadline leaves player scratching their head in confusion.
Very seldom that a movie can capture the essence of the book and not ruin it.
Faces/expressions aren’t a big issue. I mean in guild wars 1, there was less facial expressions and even less voice acting than guild wars 2. however, the cutscenes told a better story than these scriptreadings we see.
I think there’s a post somewhere on here about the possibility of Kiel being behind all this.
Pretty much sums up what she saw. but you can still interpret it differently since it’s not exactly clearcut about everything.
I liked the video “our story so far” more than the 1 on 1 conversations in the game. NEED MORE GLORIFIED CUTSCENES!
But anyway. Scarlet has an interesting backstory along with a decent origin story of why she became mentally unstable, but none of that is shown in the game. why? perhaps with upcoming LS they will explain her backstory.
BUT BUT BUT. they still need to somehow relate it all together. I read her backstory, I read the short story about her origins. However, none of that really shows a great link to what she’s done in the game.
It’s bad writing, lack of cutscenes, really wierd story, and less depth which makes the LS bad.
- maybe they were referring to the Tower of Nightmare? as much as i somewhat enjoyed it because it was different, it was attrocious, without a group or a zerg, it is near impossible to get across it and reach the top. Mobs attack you left to right, either going to knock you down constantly or root you forever, there’s no use trying to kill them cause there are so many and it takes you awhile to down 1 while the others will beat you up.
Again I mildly enjoyed the Tower because it was different, but it wasn’t very effective as a longterm effect.
I have 3 of each. Yes 3 of each, all at 80s.
My main 3 are: Human Female Ranger, Human Female Warrior, Sylvari Male Guardian.
i base my decision as to who i prefer based on several things.
The story: While eventually the story is all the same. the first few personal story are actually race specific.
Human: I like their story, it feels engaging and tells a story. of my humans, their backgrounds are; a streetrat who lost her parents at birth, a commoner who lost her sister, and a noble who wanted to try other things (circus to be exact). it paints a picture.
sylvari: it somewhat painted a picture. the white stag and the black knight as personifications of other things.
asura: Did not really like their story.
Charr: Was decent, but ultimately i was dissapointed cause the warband was never mentioned again and neither was the other things.
Norn: Although they were drunks in GW1, I remember them being fierce warriors in the cold weather often communing with forest spirits. Every thing in gw2 just keeps referencing the drunkards. Nothing about heroism like Jora. Nothing like a tragic backstory of Svanir the Nornbear. (so this one is more nostalgia than actual story).
And then there was also how the person looked.
Humans: Plain look overall, but it was clear and nice. especially heavy t3, and nostalgia also kicked in with the krytan gear.
Sylvari: Their cultural armor is great, the blending of 2+ colors making it look unique. their glow, well not all that noticeable so no content. their animations are practically the same as humans, so i picked the sylvari because of the cultural armor (heavy t2).
asura: I have 2 asuras i play often, 1 for cof, one for pvp/se. the one for cof is a warrior cause i like the animations like shield bash and hundred blades. The one for se has t3 light, i like that arm design. there are some clipping issues with helmets and ears.
charr: no matter what i did, their movement felt clunky and kept clipping with my charr, whether it was the tail, the horn, or the face. I played my charr warrior alot till i replaced it with the asura warrior (yes i have 3 warriors, it’s ok to judge how crazy i am). their cultural armor besides light t3 and heavy t3 were just horrendous, heavy t1 is not bad but medium is just ugh. and light isn’t all that great either (besides t3).
Norn: I play my Norn guardian a good amount (yes i have 2), almost as much as my main 3. I don’t have an issue with this particular norn, i just like my main 3 more. My other norn, t3 medium has clipping issues with the shirt and her hair though. -.-
This one is more minor but racial skills also play a part of it.
Human: Hounds of balthazar can be a really great skill, good for aoe dps.
Sylvari: Yea there’s are lackluster.
Asura: at low levels (this was before we got all the exp scrolls and such), radiation field was very useful. Even tecnobabble can be useful, although it’s cd isn’t very good.
Charr: Their racial skills are meh really. It is fun to mess with Charrzooka, but that’s all. not all that useful, but fun to mess with.
Norn: Their elite, especially Leapard is GREAT in WvW for running away. stealth and dissapear.. but beyond that. its meh.
The way this game is set up is rediculous:
1. You charge us to go to a WP, which is just stupid.
2. You charge us to list our stuff on the TP, another stupid idea.
3. Whenever we do find a way to make money you guys nerf it by stopping it or way lowering the drops we get.
4. Donate to Winterdays to get part of the achievements, is outragous.
This is suppose to be a game that is fun and you doing all the above is not making it fun. Why are you guys constantly looking for ways to take the money we spend hours trying to get? Where does the money really go? into thin air as the NPC’s are not real people, WP, TP and Winterdays Donation do nothing but STEAL FROM US.
We spend grinding hours of trying make money or get items which is getting to the point of NOT FUN. NOT FUN GET IT????
1. don’t like waypoints? you can do what some cheap members in my previous guild did, WALK. yes, they chose to walk from lions arch all the way to Brisban for guild bounty and then walk all the way to Fields of Ruins for guild rush.
Pay a fee for a “short cut” or walk. I choose the fee. of course when returning, i just go to the mist and then return to LA.
2. I haven’t played a game that never used this mechanic. even in life, they use this mechanic. so no issue here.
3. Anet tries to keep the game balanced and fresh by balancing certain things. Most things people use to make money are exploits, which is not actually playing the game the way it was meant to be played. Anet wanted everyone to do all dungeons so they created this new system. Everyone ran cof for days when it was the old system.
4. You don’t have to do this. Donate 1 copper for the daily. are you that cheap that you can’t donate 1 copper for 1 achievement points? Anet gave us many alternatives to achievements for the meta. you can skip on the silver and gold achievement and just do daily.
If this was last year then YES! cause last year you can get frames to make minis and/or everlasting tonics.
This year. nope.
The recipes are junk atm. grenth is like 1g and dwayna is around 8g. but i estimate they cost over 100g to make anyway.
I found the best to be guardians. Staff 1 while running everywhere! it was the easiest to blast everything, destroying every little thing possible.
With a group of guardian friends, we made this easy (after defeating toxx).
This is an amazingly accurate prediction
Prediction for 80+ player content, if in fact that’s what this will be:
- The mechanics will not involve turrets that are susceptible to AFK griefing
- The overflow problems from the Teq debut will still be present
- The first couple of days, every server will be all over it
- Some will say, “Too hard.” while others say, “Too easy.” but there will be few if any comments of “Just right.”
- Once the Achievements have been … achieved, people will complain the rewards aren’t good enough
- Attendance will fall off
- Those who come late to the party on most servers will be kool (kitten out of luck)
- Active Teq alliances in EU and NA will add this to their routine, and say that everything’s fine because “We’re doing it in overflows.”
- People on the big pop servers will complain that too many people are guesting
- If the content is permanent, those in favor will exaggerate the numbers doing it, while those opposed will insist no one does it
Disclaimer: apologies in advance, I had a helping of cynical for breakfast
Yea an amazing post.
I actually enjoyed New Tequatl. Felt more engaging than other world bosses like maw where you just stand there and auto attack it to death, or worse (pre-update) you blink and it dies.
Though I wish there was somehow a more epic consequence of failing or not attempting to down the dragon besides loss waypoint, champion spawning, certain events popping up.
That massive wave tequatl does was awesome when i saw it (once and only once), truly makes it a great consequence, but it seems hard enough to even get to since you have to get to the battery phase and fail the battery phase.
Maybe we’ll get an April Fool’s joke where something EPIC is supposed to spawn, a giant killer rabbit (arenanet seems to like rabbits). and everyone needs to participate or it’ll just wipe everyone on the map. XD
- no complaints about rewards. 25-40 dragonite ores, 1g, 4 chests, random crap to sell, it’s all good to me. and i fight him twice a day (at 3pm pst and 5pm pst), have two different characters at sparkfly so i change between them every otherday for maximum reward.
I just skimmed most of it. and I do agree on just about everything you said. The “Origins” story doesn’t depict or even correlate to what is going on in the game. Would it have been better if there was a glimpse of why she is doing what she’s doing? Yea. Like you said, we dont’ see any of this ingame.
All we see her say is “DIE DIE DIE” and she laughs. her character does suck, not very well written. The origins is decent in writing, but the delivery of Scarlet in game is bad.
(this is probably the millionth post on this topic, still quite new to forums, so i apologize)
Their story are different in alot of ways, but there are many connections.
-Summarizing Saul’s story. (i probably messed up a few times recalling the events)
Saul was a drunkard, riding off a huge debt, eventually stole to pay the debt, but was pinpointed and Exiled from Kryta. Being castoff after several weeks of being blindfolded. He survived eating berries and whatever he could find. He was in ragged clothing, malnourished, weakened, etc. and eventually he stumbled into a “dense forest” and somehow walked into a magical like kingdom with towers and whatnot. He thought he was hallucinating when he saw floating beings who had a harmonious melody when they spoke. These beings were quite large, had wings, and he bowed to them, to which they believed he was their strongest believer and bestowed upon him, some of their magical powers and “healed him.” When he left their kingdom, he wanted to spread the word about them, which he called “The Unseen Ones” and believed they were Gods. He eventually gained followers under the name The White Mantle. The followers NEVER saw the “unseen ones” however they believed Saul could see them. Although he was once exiled, when the charr forces began to attack Kryta, the krytans asked Saul to become a general and lead them out of the dark days. To which he did end up doing with the help of the Mursaats (aka Unseen Ones). Saul knowing that they could not win, let an assault on the charr camps at night. They ended up killing the leader , however the Mursaats betrayed the White Mantle and began killing them. Saul realized they were not Gods, but the Mursaats eventually took him with them and began misleading other white mantles into thinking Saul was killed by the Charr.
She was born Caera (I think?) and was extraordinarily intelligent. She was very interested in learning trade and engineering secrets of the world so she studied under many different engineers from all races. Eventually she attempted to attend the Asura colleges. They did not allow her as they did not believe in outsiders, however she was able to create a live Golemite (?) using simple stones and spells which gained the likings of the Asuras. She graduated top of her class and from 2 of the 3 colleges. Eventually she worked with the Inquest where she was betrayed by Teyo when they attempted to steal documents about secret trades. Teyo was able to escape, however, Scarlet did not and was exiled from Rata Sum. Afterwards she went to study the Hyleks which is where her former Asuran Mentor tracked her down and told her he has a device that can allow her to see the Eternal Alchemy. The eternal alchemy, was believed to be A greater power that everything including gods worked towards.
The device made her mentally unstable, but it allowed her to see a vision. In the vision she saw a tree along with sylvaris that ended up whithering away, some before they can grow, some while they grow, and some end up grown but again whithered away.
The pale Tree spoke to her, and told her that she either becomes part of the dream (which she was fated to be part of) or become the nightmare. She disagreed because she believed you can adapt and becoming other things, you aren’t stuck in a predetermined system. She created the Aetherblades and so on…
The links aren’t very obvious and might even be far-fetched. Both were exiled. one was a drunkard, one was an intelligent being. One saw beings he thought were gods while in a “dense forest.” The other saw a vision while her mind was being distorted in a device. While Saul was trying to spread the word of “Gods,” Scarlet wants to show that you can change fate.
What do you think? Possibility?
Forgot to mention that scarlet’s motive might be something similar to social darwinism? she wanted to show that you can adapt and change based on the events and happens to you.. it does state “those that did not evolve, inevitably failed.”
this is taken from the short story about what scarlet saw when she underwent the device which was said to let her see the eternal alchemy.
Inside Omadd’s machine, the universe stretched out before her, an endlessly vast star-flecked sea. She moved through it, struggling against its currents, floating effortlessly above them, or standing perfectly still as strange lights and magical energies swirled around her.
She saw Tyria as a life-sized globe, fixed in place among cosmic storms and massive clouds of potentiality. She wondered if she would see herself in Omadd’s lab when Rata Sum rotated into view, but then impatiently went on, plunging deeper into the churning void.
Stop, my child.
Ceara paused. She hadn’t heard the Pale Tree’s voice in years.
Please: go no further. In seeking to comprehend the forces that shape us, you will unleash them. Society cannot withstand that.
Ceara felt an electric tingle and she wondered if her body was smiling back in Omadd’s lab. Deliberately and with great glee, Ceara thought, Shhh. I’m thinking, and then pressed on.
She soon saw a vague, glowing shape ahead. A tree, she thought…the Pale Tree. Its great off-white trunk connected a broad network of branches and leaves to a root system below. Instead of nuts or berries beneath its leaves, there were sylvari. Thousands of her people hung from the tree’s boughs like ripe fruit ready to fall. Their bodies did not move, but their eyes shifted and rolled, eagerly taking in their surroundings.
Some dropped like autumn leaves, slowly drifting down to root level. There they stood, stretched, and then set out into the void, disappearing as they cleared the spreading canopy. Some never made it that far, staggering, falling, and withering within the shade of the great tree.
Disappointment soured Ceara’s fascination. Was this it, then? Were the lives of all sylvari so easily encapsulated? Birth, travel, experience, death, all played out under the dictates and philosophies of the godlike entity that created them?
She refused to accept that. Everything she had learned said that no system, no matter how complex, can perpetuate itself indefinitely. Those that did not evolve inevitably failed.
It was then Ceara saw the thorn vine. It emerged from the roots at the base of the tree and began to climb, wrapping itself around the trunk and scoring the bark with its dusty red barbs. Green-black ichor oozed from these wounds, and the great tree shuddered.
Then Ceara was the vine, squeezing the great tree’s trunk like a desperate lover. The tree struggled against her: she was meant to be part of it, to participate in its grand purpose. Instead, she was no more than an irritant, a provocation.
Now do you see? The Pale Tree’s voice was faint and distant, but it snapped Ceara back to viewing the tree from a distance. If you are not one with what you were born to be, you are lost. Worse, you are dangerous.
Sheer joy surged through Ceara. Dangerous, you say? Her thoughts boomed loud as thunder across the void. So be it.
With the Pale Tree’s desperate words and her own raucous laughter growing echoing across the void, Ceara plunged through the vision of the great tree and beyond.
While it doesn’t explain what or why she is doing things like trying to kill the queens, work with the molten, secret base under Lions Arch, in Twilight arbor, etc.
From what i can tell. The pale tree told her, you either die being part of the dream or live to be the nightmare (dark knight reference?). And essentially it told her that she could not change the outcome regardless of what happens.
Scarlet disagreed and wanted to prove that you are not stuck indefinitely in a system where you can only be one thing.
Her actions aren’t “good.” but it does state she was mentally unstable after undergoing the device. However, couldn’t it be possible that she is just standing up against the norm/society?
It almost seems like she is an anti-bullying figure put off in a negative light.
Should’ve been Trahearne who died and not my mentor. The cutscenes with Tybalt were enjoyable. Trahearne felt stale.
I don’t know if this is a bug or if this is intended.
So i joined a guild for a couple days now. One of the guys is on my blocklist. Normally i do not see his chat in any chat (say, map, etc.). However because he is talking in guild chat (rather just being annoying), i can still see it. Does block not filter out guild chat?