MMO Viking

April 14, 2014

Long live the King

Filed under: Guild Wars 2 — Tags: , , , , — mmoviking @ 12:28 am

MMO Viking is sorry that it has been quite awhile since my last post.  I’ve still been casually playing Guild Wars 2 and my Engineer is now at the level cap of 80.  I have 63% of the world map completed.  I’m still plugging along on my characters Main Storyline Quest usually with help from my bud Jason.  Jason’s Cat-cow warrior guy is also Level 80 now.  I forget the actual name of the race.  In other news the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43 to 8 in Superbowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014.  Suck it Red!  Tonight on Game of Thrones King Joffrey died.  I’m going to miss that little evil fucker.


November 13, 2013

Big Sylvari sword

Filed under: Guild Wars 2, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — mmoviking @ 4:56 pm

I’m still going strong on Guild Wars 2 with my Sylvari Engineer.  I love throwing down turrets and then using his flamethrower on groups of enemies.  I had to post this picture of a magical Sylvari Two-handed sword that was part of my personal questline.  It has butterflies flying around it as an effect.  Pretty awesome looking.  My friend Shiitake the Thief switched to Shrumo the Warrior because he liked the attacks better.  The warrior has a lot of cool looking spinning attacks that are awesome.  So Vaarulf and Shrumo hit level 40 yesterday.  Level 80 here we come!

October 16, 2013

Sylvari raiding party

Filed under: Guild Wars 2 — Tags: , , , , , , — mmoviking @ 10:45 am

Yesterday MMO Viking and a couple of friends played Guild Wars 2 for 7 hours.  It was awesome.  We all made Sylvari.  I created Vaarulf the Engineer, joining him was Schiitake the Thief and Indicarnate the Elementalist.  We completed a ton of tasks, points of interests, vistas, and skill points.  We also completed a bunch of our Storyline adventures.  The best part was the fact we all started together and could do all this as a group completing everything for our characters for the first time.  I know I could have played my level 46 warrior with them and it would have brought him down to the level of the map area but it would not have been the same because he would have had much of those tasks and areas already completed.  Here’s a screenshot of the crew.  From left to right, Indicarnate, Vaarulf, Schiitake.

October 15, 2013

Guild Wars 2 Sylvari

Filed under: Guild Wars 2 — Tags: , , , — mmoviking @ 12:41 am

So I convinced a friend to buy guild wars 2 and play with me.  He wants to try out the Sylvari aka Treefolk in the game.  I’m down to try something new.  We plan on playing tomorrow due to the download taking all night tonight most likely.  So I went ahead and made a couple Sylvari.  They live in a enormous tree born like seedlings.  They have bark like skin and leafs for hair.  One very cool thing is they glow in the dark.  Lots of customization options with crazy skin color, glow color, eye color, hair / leaf color.  First I made a greenish ranger (beastlord) but decided it was too status quo and deleted him.  Then I created a purple Elementalist which looks fantastic.  After that a Blue Engineer with Red glow parts which also looks great.  I think I am going to go with the Engineer because I love his steam punk googles and shooting dual pistols is fun.  You can see the red glow in his hair and ears in this screenshot.



April 12, 2013

Still at it

Filed under: Guild Wars 2 — Tags: , , , , , — mmoviking @ 12:28 am

I am still enjoying this huge world in Guild Wars 2.  I have 33% of the world map completed.  Look and you can see Olfr’s armor steadly getting better looking as I adventure around and level him up.  I’ve gone with silver armor with gold trim since the beginning to try to keep it realistic looking.  It kind of looks like the armor for the King’s Guard from Game of Thrones.  Hail Joffrey!

April 2, 2013

Underwater adventures

Filed under: Guild Wars 2 — Tags: , , , , , , — mmoviking @ 1:50 pm

I have to say the underwater areas in Guild Wars 2 are pretty awesome.  So what if my chainmail clad viking would sink like a rock to the bottom if this was realistic at all.  The graphics look great underwater with alternating sun rays and bubbles and sharks and frogmen swimming around.  I realized one thing that I am really enjoying over Everquest 2.  It’s being able to move mobs around during combat.  Not just training them backwards either.  In GW2 I can kick mobs back, I can rifle butt them back, I can do a fearsome warrior shout that sends them running, or my favorite I can do a huge stomp that sends them all flying.  Basically the combat is a blast.  Olfr is level 36 now and I’ve been playing with a couple co-workers.  One is a Norn Ranger aka Beastlord which I approve.  The other is a human Necromancer.  Olfr Smash !!

March 25, 2013

Story questing

Filed under: Guild Wars 2 — Tags: , , , — mmoviking @ 2:32 pm

Olfr has recovered his ancestral horn from his personal story mission.  I was then given the choice of handing it over to the bear people that made it because they suspected it was corrupted or take it back home.  I decided to  keep it.  Things happen, I wouldn’t want to spoil anything here.  I’ve uncovered 13% of the world map.  I’ve unlocked some new skills, like a spinning charge attack and a shout that makes enemies run for a short time.  I haven’t been burning through the game as fast as I thought I would.  There really is a ton of content suprisingly.  There is still time to join in on the fun.  Join me in Guild Was 2 on the Blackgate server!

March 19, 2013

Exploring Guild Wars 2

Filed under: Guild Wars 2 — Tags: , , — mmoviking @ 2:19 am

I’ve reached level 19 with Olfr the Norn Warrior.  I am very impressed with the game so far.  I love the world map.  It is a lot of fun to just explore.  I love how nearby mini events will be circled on the map and will move if the event is moving.  It could be a huge boss like monster that all players can gang up on or it might be an escort mission of a large caravan of goods between towns.  Most of the quests have mutiple ways that you can complete them. It could be direct slaying of bad guys + revive fallen NPCs + remove traps.  You could stick to 1 or do all 3.  Adds nice variety to normal MMO kill 10 rats quests.  I’ve been using rifle and bow  with my warrior which has been fun.  If Nindakin would just get the game and join me I could pull out the 2 handed hammer more  often!

March 11, 2013

Guild Wars 2 Time!

Filed under: Guild Wars 2 — mmoviking @ 5:50 pm

Decided to try out another MMO.  After much research I went with Guild Wars 2.  No monthly subscription is nice.  Innovative new stuff.  Nice graphics, Casual gameplay.  I’m enjoying it so far.  My character’s name is Olfr and of course he is a Norn (Viking) Warrior.  I’ve tried to convince Nin to join me but he says he has too many other games to play.  It’s too bad because I feel this game is perfect for 2 people to run around in and enjoy.  I’ll post more details next time!

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