Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Grenth and Dwayna costumes

Being the great Guild Wars fan that I am, I got myself those fluff little costumes. Not because I particularly like them (tho I am impressed by the design) nor because I am a spoiled brat (as I've seen some players referring to costume wearers), but because I wanted to somehow support NCSoft while they are developing GW2.

There is something bending in human minds with the word FREE, and now in a good way. Regrettably, free is rarely of any decent quality or the price comes in at some point. After all, you get what you pay for. Guild Wars is awesome, but with the project being discontinued, what kind of support were we left with? Balance went to hell ages ago, broken skills became part of the game culture because noone bother to fix them, serious exploits are left unattended for weeks... No, GW doesn't have a good vibe with it for me anymore. And even in the times it shone, there's something it was lacking and of which I know now that I've played a subscription-based game - in-game support. A little thing that sometimes changes so much..!

But I am still looking forward to GW2 and this is why I bought the costume pack - to support it's developement.

Dwayna's costume rocked my socks off. I love the details, I adore the wing-like sleeves and the mesh of the dress! It does clip like hell when running, but when standing - it's marvelous!

Grenth... for the first time in known history I am not impressed with something grenth-like. But still, I like.

The Best Epic Chapter EVER

This weekend I've finally forced myself to press on with the Mirkwood Epic Book - took me a while because I _hate_ soloing, and with the introduction of the Skirmishes chapters tend to be either solo (the joy...) or said Skirmishes which - regrettably - don't have duo-option...

Anyway - I got to chapter I-don't-remember, I guess it was 17th and I got literally blown away by the plot. It very much resembles the annoying little solo instance from Volume I where we get to see images from Narmeleth's past, but here... oh joy... here we see Gandalf investigating the shadow falling over Greenwood the Great..!

I was very, very much impressed with Turbine lore-monkey's grasp of lore and creativity. Everything felt like being in the right place, everything made sense and... oooh... just do the Chapter ;)

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy 2010!

Snowfall in the most unexpected places prompts Tyrians to decorate their abodes to welcome Dwayna and Grenth in their yearly war visit!

And I must say that apart from one (major! but all in due time) f*ckup, this is my favorite year yet when it comes to headgear! Finally, gifts suitable for beautiful, proud lady that do not require Cherrie to attempt a drastic hair makeover!

Predacious, cold and yet gentle - Grenth rarely let me down when it comes to gifts (ECTO! <3).
But this year I think it's Dwayna who wins... Gentle, delicate, meticulous, ultimately feminine and an andunmistakable snow symbol, this is truly Snow Queen's crown.
Grenth's one - a crown for a king still!