Monday, February 19, 2018

My 5th Level 80!!

Hi,

Yay! I got Mesmerbrit to 80 this week. That's pretty amazing, 2 new level 80s in 2 weeks. She had to do all of Frostgorge Sound, after doing her level 70 personal story, to get to 80. It was pretty close too, she needed to do some events (and helped out with Claw of Jormag at level 77 :)) to actually make it to 80. After she was 80, I got her the ascended Ring and Accessory for laurels, and did a few World Bosses on her. But, she didn't get any good gear drops. I forgot to do the first bits of the level 80 personal story. That will have to come later.

This Rose has Thorns...and here they are!!
And there she is.

Speaking of Personal Story, I've got to figure out why Rangerbrit doesn't have a 12 slot bag. The bag is a reward from the level 70 Personal Story, so I need to log on to her and see what's going on.

So, I'm getting level 80s quicker than I can get Karma to gear them up with Karma gear. So, a change of pace is needed. I decided to work on Blondybrit's World Completion. She finished off a few more zones late in the week, and got to 89% completion. I hope to make this 100% at some point. In fact, I'm going to work on completion on the other 80s too. This brings in tons of Karma. She finished Bloodtide Coast, Sparkly Fen, and Kessex Hills. The other great thing about completing zones is the Black Lion Key you get (from the higher level zones). You get some fun stuff, and a piece of junk worth about 1g->2g50s. It helps bring in the gold.

Speaking about gold, we're up to 98g 5s. Not bad for this week. No crafting this week.

Gold: 98g 5s
Gems: 3648

Blondybrit (Norn/Warrior) Level 80
Map: 89% Bags: 8/8/12/15 Crafts: Armorsmith 230 Weaponsmith 325
Rangerbrit (Human/Ranger) Level 80
Map: 55% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: Huntsman 232 Jeweler 379
Asurabrit (Asura/Elementalist) Level 59
Map: 26% Bags: 8/8/8/10 Crafts: Chef 252 Tailor 273
Mesmerbrit (Sylvari/Mesmer) Level 80
Map: 37% Bags: 8/8/8/12 Crafts: Artificer 300
CharrlyBrit (Charr/Engineer) Level 51
Map: 29% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: Leatherworker 152
Silvybrit (Sylvari/Warrior) Level 80
Map: 66% Bags: 8/8/8/12 Crafts: None
Necrobrit (Asura/Necromancer) Level 51
Map: 25% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: None
Roverbrit (Sylvari/Ranger) Level 80
Map: 42% Bags: 8/8/8/12 Crafts: None

That's it for this week. More World Completion next week, and making Karma and Gold.

Cheers.

Monday, February 12, 2018

My 4th level 80!!

Hi,

Yay, I got Roverbrit to 80 this week. This makes it 2 Warriors and 2 Rangers to level 80. She got to 80 doing Frostgorge Sound, and made sure to finish it off completely for the bonus. After she got to 80, she got to Straits of Devestation and made sure to get to Malchor's Leap and Cursed Shore to open up the Karma vendor for Beserker gear. She got 2 pieces, as I'd amassed over 84K in Karma. I did splash out 75 Laurels for an Amulet and Ring for her. I think I'll do that for each character I get to 80.

Now that I realized that Karma is account bound, I started doing the daily on Silvybrit or Blondybrit, it didn't really matter. I'm enjoying trying out the jumping puzzles or dungeons, instead of the 4 events in a specific zones. I know I'd probably get more Karma from the events, but it takes so much longer. Thank you to all of you Commanders who provide portals for the jumping puzzle, and all the groups for dungeons. Here's Silvybrit completing Honor of the Waves, just this morning to complete the daily.

Doing Honor of the Waves
In other news, I decided on my next 80, it will be Mesmerbrit, my Mesmer. She did a lot of Bloodtide Coast, made it to Sparkfly Fen, and completed her level 60 Personal Story. She got to level 62 this week.

Also, I decided to level Blondybrit's Weaponsmithing a bit. I got her to 350. I might try and get to 400 this week.

Gold came in great this week. All the leveling through the platinum zones brought in lots of gold. I got enough to buy more gems. I waited until it was about 105g for 400 gems and then bought some. Gold is now back up above 41g again.

Gold: 41g 53s
Gems: 3648

Blondybrit (Norn/Warrior) Level 80
Map: 85% Bags: 8/8/12/15 Crafts: Armorsmith 230 Weaponsmith 325
Rangerbrit (Human/Ranger) Level 80
Map: 55% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: Huntsman 232 Jeweler 379
Asurabrit (Asura/Elementalist) Level 59
Map: 26% Bags: 8/8/8/10 Crafts: Chef 252 Tailor 273
Mesmerbrit (Sylvari/Mesmer) Level 62
Map: 25% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: Artificer 300
CharrlyBrit (Charr/Engineer) Level 51
Map: 29% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: Leatherworker 152
Silvybrit (Sylvari/Warrior) Level 80
Map: 66% Bags: 8/8/8/12 Crafts: None
Necrobrit (Asura/Necromancer) Level 51
Map: 25% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: None
Roverbrit (Sylvari/Ranger) Level 80
Map: 42% Bags: 8/8/8/12 Crafts: None

That's it for this week. I guess I'll try and get Mesmerbrit to 80 this week, and continue making gold.

Cheers.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Vacation and Sickness!!

Hi,

As I said last week, we had my Sister and Brother in Law here. We were showing them around the south of Florida for the week, so I didn't get much time to play. I did get to do the daily most days, but then I became very sick, and didn't even get to do the daily for a couple of days. It was just a cold, and I'm nearly over it now, but it really threw me for a loop for a couple of days.

The dailies have been mostly OK, but I really don't like the jumping puzzles,  and so have to do the 4 events in a zone or suffer through one. The mini dungeons and activities are fine. So I do the vista one, gathering one, and then choose whichever third one seems the easiest. As you can see, the gold has gone up a bit over the last couple of weeks.

Magmua Wastes Vista
I also leveled Roverbrit a bit, and got her to 69. The really annoying thing was that she still had a level 44 Longbow. None of the heart vendors seemed to have an upgrade at all. So, I got on Rangerbrit, and made a level 55 Longbow. This brought her Huntsman up to 232. I guess I'll have to really really level it up to make a higher level one if she can't get one from anywhere soon. I guess I could get one off the TP, but I'm just so averse at spending any gold at all.

I'm thinking that I will start spending some gold getting bigger bags. I know you need to buy one component of a bag to craft it, and it costs a lot for big bags. But it seems like a good use for gold, as I don't really need any more gems now.

I'm up to about 55k in Karma right now (I didn't realize it was account wide until recently), so Silvybrit can get another Beserker piece of armor.

Gold: 99g 53s
Gems: 3248

Blondybrit (Norn/Warrior) Level 80
Map: 85% Bags: 8/8/12/15 Crafts: Armorsmith 230 Weaponsmith 325
Rangerbrit (Human/Ranger) Level 80
Map: 55% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: Huntsman 232 Jeweler 379
Asurabrit (Asura/Elementalist) Level 59
Map: 26% Bags: 8/8/8/10 Crafts: Chef 252 Tailor 273
Mesmerbrit (Sylvari/Mesmer) Level 51
Map: 21% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: Artificer 300
CharrlyBrit (Charr/Engineer) Level 51
Map: 29% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: Leatherworker 152
Silvybrit (Sylvari/Warrior) Level 80
Map: 66% Bags: 8/8/8/12 Crafts: None
Necrobrit (Asura/Necromancer) Level 51
Map: 25% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: None
Roverbrit (Sylvari/Ranger) Level 69
Map: 32% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: None

That's it. On the road to recovery health wise, finished with vacations, so I should be able to try and get Roverbrit to 80 this week.

Cheers.

Monday, January 29, 2018

A Brief Interlude!!

Hi,

With family visiting, I don't really have time for a full blog update.

But don't worry, I'll be back next week.

I made some progress on getting my latest towards 80 (level 68 I think). I also got gold up to about 85g but I haven't played a lot because of company here.

More to come next week.

Cheers.

Monday, January 22, 2018

I'm Back...again!!

Hi,

It's good to be back.

I gave up WoW last week, and decided to come back to Guild Wars 2. I didn't have any trouble picking up the slack, and got back into doing Dredgenaught Cliffs for Iron Ore and Seasoned Wood, doing some World Bosses, and doing the daily. The log in rewards are excellent these days too.

I had forgotten about salvaging, and was vendoring most of my greens and blues. However, when I remembered, I now salvage everything less than 1s, and vendor those above 1s. Any materials that I have more than 500 of get vendored. Iron Ore and Seasoned Wood have really dropped in value, so I'm not going to do Dredgenaught Cliffs any more. Surprisingly, Onions are selling for nearly 3s each :). I pretty much instantly sell everything, and don't put them up at a higher price.

Here's Silvybrit, about to take some earnings from Trading Company:

Getting some cash from the TC

I've also been leveling Roverbrit this week. I got her to level 60. I haven't dipped into any other characters yet, only playing my Warriors and Rangers right now, that I feel most comfortable with.

Oh, I was doing the Daily and World Bosses on Blondybrit, without thinking about it. Then I remembered that Silvybrit still needs more Karma for gear. So now I'm doing them on her.

So, how did I get so many Gems? I think I got a couple of Gem cards for my Birthday last year, but then I stopped playing. I've bought 4 shared slots, the Unbreakable Pick, Axe and Sickle, and one bank extender (250->500 items stored). So, I really don't know what to spend the Gems on. I think I was planning on buying more Character Slots, but I want to get all these to 80 first. If you have any great ideas, let me know.

Gold: 62g 53s
Gems: 3248

Blondybrit (Norn/Warrior) Level 80
Map: 85% Bags: 8/8/12/15 Crafts: Armorsmith 230 Weaponsmith 325
Rangerbrit (Human/Ranger) Level 80
Map: 55% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: Huntsman 226 Jeweler 379
Asurabrit (Asura/Elementalist) Level 59
Map: 26% Bags: 8/8/8/10 Crafts: Chef 252 Tailor 273
Mesmerbrit (Sylvari/Mesmer) Level 51
Map: 21% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: Artificer 300
CharrlyBrit (Charr/Engineer) Level 51
Map: 29% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: Leatherworker 152
Silvybrit (Sylvari/Warrior) Level 80
Map: 64% Bags: 8/8/8/12 Crafts: None
Necrobrit (Asura/Necromancer) Level 51
Map: 25% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: None
Roverbrit (Sylvari/Ranger) Level 60
Map: 28% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: None


That's it for this week. Next week, I hope to make a lot more gold, and probably level Roverbrit a lot more.

Cheers.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

I'm Back!!

Hi,

Tune in for an update on Monday. I'm back to playing Guild Wars 2!

Cheers.

Monday, March 13, 2017

More Map Completion!

Hi,

I did a lot more map completion this week. Most of it on Silvybrit, getting more Karma for Exotic gear. But I did more on Blondybrit too. The way I've been doing it is to focus on the lowest level zones first, and working my way up. But then doing more if the daily sends me to a zone. I've been doing the daily stuff mostly on Silvybrit. Here's a look at what Blondybrit's looks like:

84% complete
Other than that, I've been leveling Roverbrit a bit, and got her to level 48. She has been doing a lot of Dredgenaught Cliffs. So, a lot more Seasoned Wood and Iron Ore to keep the gold flowing in. Something happened though that almost stopped me in my tracks, and question whether I should continue playing. Here goes.

For the level 40 Personal Story, I decided to try the Durmond Priory line with Roverbrit. I don't think I've chosen that path before. Well, it was going fine until I hit the 'Bad Blood' part of story. This sends you to a bottomless cave, where you have to jump across some walls, and if you get stop, you get knocked off. I tried and tried and tried, and just could not make my way across. I quit the game in frustration, and only logged in again to do the daily (this was yesterday).

However, as with everything GW2, you can usually google it, and find out how to get something done. After googling Bad Blood, I realized how to do it, and it was smooth sailing after that.

As you can see, my gold is up to 104, but I haven't bought any more Gems yet. Well, before I had 90, I saw the price as low as 94g. But it hasn't been below 100g since I got to 100. I'm waiting for it to be about 95g before buying.

Gold: 104g 17s
Gems: 738

Blondybrit (Norn/Warrior) Level 80
Map: 84% Bags: 8/8/12/15 Crafts: Armorsmith 230 Weaponsmith 325
Rangerbrit (Human/Ranger) Level 80
Map: 55% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: Huntsman 226 Jeweler 379
Asurabrit (Asura/Elementalist) Level 59
Map: 26% Bags: 8/8/8/10 Crafts: Chef 252 Tailor 273
Mesmerbrit (Sylvari/Mesmer) Level 51
Map: 21% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: Artificer 300
CharrlyBrit (Charr/Engineer) Level 51
Map: 29% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: Leatherworker 152
Silvybrit (Sylvari/Warrior) Level 80
Map: 62% Bags: 8/8/8/12 Crafts: None
Necrobrit (Asura/Necromancer) Level 51
Map: 25% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: None
Roverbrit (Sylvari/Ranger) Level 48
Map:23% Bags: 8/8/8/8 Crafts: None


So, I'm still playing :) My plan for the week is to level Roverbrit, and I think I'll really concentrate on map completion on Blondybrit.

Cheers.