Well i have been working my butt off for the last week. Ignoring the stream as at this point im just grinding away. Game still excites me to that 70% or so level. I do like the feel of the game and the story. Im an engineer so the storyline is actually very hard to complete. I do love the way the story lines were all developed and now that i have been most everywhere I love the different types of story lines.
I think im about 47% complete for the whole game objects. I am not a multiply ava player so ill see what I can do to 100% this ava. I think I can fly thru it in 2 more weeks at the rate im going.
Grinding has it points and they developed some nice hard breaks in the storyline to make you go some place else and get more skill before you can finish a quest. Example was the 57-65 quests (There was only 4). the jump from 60 to 65 was a big one. then followed by a jump to a 70 quest. I had to go back to some lower levels and do the storyline quests to get caught up to defeat the monsters at that level.
Skills and Traits: I don’t love the skill idea. I have lots of skill points and I see no reason to use them I got the setup I want.. why change it. Traits. UGH. trying to unlock a trait you want is such a pain. Quest traits are sometimes impossible. I sat for 10 hours on a server waiting for that one group quest to be unlocked so I could get the trait I wanted. Never did enough people show up to turn it on. Still don’t have it. Also for the explosives trait I want its in WvW. Ya that’s fun. I actually spent 3-4 hours in there learning what they are doing and figured some of it out and helped a little (14 WvW points). But know way I can get near the area that has the quest I need to complete in WvW to get my next trait. so I sit with 5 unused trait points trying to find someplace to use them. Note being an engineer that solely uses explosives as a weapon is a bit limiting…..
Crafting. Still stuck on level 1. sadly it isn’t exciting enough to get me to go out and get all those resources.. so I gather as I do stuff but copper is far from the areas im in so that is going very slow.
Zones: The storyline is bringing me to zones and places I have never been to so there are only 3 zones that I have yet to visit. I have 5-6 at 100% including all the travel zones are at 100%. Finding that 100% the first level zones is a good way of getting my skill while collecting badly needed copper.
So as I sadly wait for the very slow (hopefully it will be done) fix of afterworld ill 100% my ava in GW2. Maybe some W2W thou pvp isn’t exactly my thing and as a bomb exploding engineer I have to get very close to the other players to kill them. This does cost lots of death……