The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, in GW2.
The asura evidently isn’t me; the picture is from the unofficial Facebook group page.
More information about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge here.
A great GW2 cosplay contest has just ended over on the official forum.
The winners have been announced but I thought I’d pick out some of my favourite entries, shown above.
You can view the source of each of them, along with news of the winners, on the thread.
The diversity of the entries is a really great way to show off the game’s amazing customisation system.
For next time, if there is a next time: it’s very likely it slipped down the cliff’s side that’s accessible to the farthest right when you first walk in to the rope bridges. It’s hard, but it may not be impossible to grab it. Put on fall damage reduction and then pick it up and jump to your death with it from there.
The hammer respawns if it “dies”, but here it doesn’t “die”, because it gets stuck just as it falls. And no, there is no excuse for this, it should totally have some kind of mechanic that respawns it if no one’s touched it for five minutes. Fractals can be fun and very rewarding past 20+, but there’s no denying they can be aggravating.
Aye, thanks vaelgaems - it’s possible that we may not have checked there specifically. That is genuinely good to know… if there is a next time.
And yeah, Hawks has done lots of fractals in his time and he even admitted that it was rare to see Cliffside bug out so badly nowadays. All the same, a waste of time is a waste of time.
I think I’m more frustrated because this is a sort of ‘and another thing’ to add to my annoyances with GW2 at the moment.
There’s always tomorrow!
First, apologies for not posting on Thursday and Friday! It’s been a very busy week and I went out drinking yesterday for the first time in forever.
Second, I had fun this afternoon in sPvP with the guild. I love warriors.
Third, afterwards we thought of trying some fractals. It had been a long time since I’d done any, but Hawks, a fellow officer, was a true veteran of the Mists and lent a guiding hand to our scrubby level 10 run.
We started with the Urban Battlegrounds, which proved to be so easy with our overpowered party that I was comparing it to Dynasty Warriors.
Then we loaded into Cliffside. Generally I find this one to be pretty fun, but it wasn’t today.
During a pretty coordinated attempt at the arms, I happened to be the one carrying the hammer used to destroy the seals. In a rush back to my mates, I slipped and fell through one of the gaps between the platforms and the arm. I immediately reappeared on the platform in downed state.
The hammer, however, was gone.
We searched the map for a good 15 minutes, looking for the weapon necessary to complete the fractal.
And we never found it.
We did think that we were able to see the glittering of an item on a pedestal once the entire party died, but the hammer never actually respawned for us to pick up. This meant we had to abandon the entire run.
Cliffside was one of the first fractals to be introduced during November 2012. Since then we’ve received a number of updates that have apparently fixed bugs in the maps.
So, why, almost two years after their release, did me and my guild have to abandon Cliffside? It wasn’t a complete waste of time, but we’re all grown adults with limited room in our lives for… this.
I understand that GW2 is a massive and hugely complex game. I get that there’s limited time for QA, especially on older content when your main developers are pumping out a release every fortnight.
But… come on. Come on! Come on! COME ON!
They… they killed my mini…
Well that’s it Flame Legion. That was the last straw. Enjoy your last moments in the land of the living, because you’ll soon feel the might of the Pact kicking you to the Mists.
There, there - it was only an ooze!