A series of interesting shots from the recent organised Tequatl attempts I have attended - both on my home server of Gunnar’s Hold and the great Gandara. I particularly like the one that makes it look like we beheaded the dragon mid-flight.
Unfortunately I will be unable to make Gandara’s scheduled attempt this Saturday due to obvious reasons, but I wish them the best of luck. I also believe that Gunnar’s is trying tomorrow - which should hopefully be successful!
The Tequatl encounter is a great fight now although the amount of coordination, damage and general effort that is required to pull off a kill can be frustrating. If it was only a little easier, it would be more enjoyable without sacrificing too much of the dignity of those groups able to defeat it.
Here it is folks, the official announcement of my next event: Rampage from Rata Sum!
It’s going to be an epic adventure across the world, with us possibly taking down multiple world bosses! See here for more details, including a map of the predicted route.
I know it’s late notice but with Christmas coming up, people will be unable to guarantee their attendance later in the month.
Please message me if you have any questions and you can always hit me up on Twitter if you are not a Tumblr user.
I really hope to see you all there!
PS: The image accompanying the text on that mighty banner is sourced from here.
We’re gathering at [Sati Waypoint] - lower right corner of Fireheart Rise - to get the Fire Elemental Powder, then heading down to [Mire Waypoint] - north Sparkfly Fen - to get Jezza’s Flamethrowers and then we’re starting preparations on the event.
Be sure to have Mumble installed. You don’t need to speak, just listen :)
This is the thing that I will always reblog. These guys are pros; I wasn’t able to attend the last attempt, but apparently they scored Flawless Defence. That does not surprise me and I will definitely try to attend on Saturday.
Guest over and have fun - although it is limited to EU!
Avid followers of this wonderful blog will be aware that yesterday I posted some of my favourite screenshots from Slaying the Shatterer. You may have noticed that I have since removed one of us taking down Xolotl, which now forms the last picture in the collection above.
I have replaced it with one of us preparing for the Shatterer fight, because I wanted to share these series of shots with you. The six screenshots demonstrate a great scene from the event and it’s one of many small moments that come together to make these evenings so memorable.
For those of you who don’t know, Xolotl is apparently an Aztec god. She is also a hylek found in the Caledon Forest zone of Guild Wars 2. You usually have to fight a series of small bosses as part of the meta before she will spawn.
However, in true Duke-Event style, the final boss was already waiting for us. Co-commander Saphnabylni led the charge and it was great to temporarily be at the back of the zerg… to turn around a cluster of rocks… and to see our small army sprawling out in front of us, cascading into the spontaneous wrestling ring.
Xolotl is supposed to turn the people attacking her into a variety of animals, but she didn’t. Xolotl is supposed to last more than 30 seconds, but she didn’t.
She did go down in a blaze of glory though.
It pleases me when we hold these events and then flood into zones that were definitely designed for large numbers of players, but not as many as we bring along together. This enables many of us to experience events and take down bosses that we would have never even seen otherwise. It can also can bring about some absurd moments in a weird subversion of the highly-hyped PvE zones.
Hopefully this month’s event will be just as successful!
Some of my favourite personal screenshots from my last huge PvE event in Guild Wars 2: Slaying the Shatterer.
As I was co-commanding the evening, I was quite busy. ‘Co-commanding’ basically equated to participating in TeamSpeak banter, answering questions, coordinating mesmer portals and agreeing with my fellow leader Saphnabylni’s location suggestions.
This means that I ended up not turning off the interface when taking screenshots as I was quite occupied. This means that the names of participants have been included in these screenies - so take a look and see if you can spot yourself!
Please remember that my next huge PvE event is due to commence on Saturday the 14th of December. More details will follow on the blog and on my Twitter.
I hope to see you all at my next event!