Guild Wars 2
I made it through Season 2 of Living World in Guild Wars 2 this week and have now started on the Heart of Thorns content. I'm sure this was all discussed at length back in 2014 when Season 1 ended, but it's actually quite jarring to have it no longer available. As a new / returning player to the game, it feels really odd to go from the end of Personal Story Chapter 8, to the first first episode of Season 2 where all of a sudden you are thrown in with a completely new group of friends and you have no idea what their back story is or where they came from.
The little cut scene thing explaining Season 1 is completely inadequate to help with any of that.
So far I'm enjoying the content on Hearth of Thorns a lot. I managed to pick up enough hero points in the initial zone to unlock the first part of the Reaper Elite Specialization, but pretty quickly realized that wasn't going to go well without unlocking the full tree for Reaper, which will probably take a while, so back to basic Necromancer I go.
I'm likely not going to get all the way through Heart of Thorns before Endwalker early-access drops in 10 days, particularly with the holiday in between, but I think Guild Wars 2 is earning a spot as my primary back-up during FFXIV down time.
There's new ESO story content. And I had no idea. So I've been playing a little back on ESO. This story takes us into the Deadlands and a new interesting town there called Fargrave. Our favorite Dremora Lyranth plays prominently in the story.
I had just been working on the next faction for Caldwell's Silver, and put that on pause for FFXIV and GW2, but I'm always up for new content.
I've mostly been slowly working through the Stormblood portion of the Hildibrand quest line planning to finish that off right before Endwalker early release. I should be in really good shape for that.
I do need to clean up my bags and various inventories a bit before kicking things off for Endwalker, but I don't expect that will take more than an hour or so.
So that's the update for now.