Freitag, 7. März 2014

Living World - Battle for Lions Arch

Just another way to get below LA in the current iteration of the map. Can be used to get up the breachmaker if TripleKnight event fails.

Samstag, 21. Dezember 2013

Lions Arch

Lions Arch - the city. Pretty interesting scenery that goes well with its history. Festively decorated for christmas its not realy an eyesore. Ive picked out a couple of interesting features.

Smuggler's Hut:
This hut is part of a personal story event and only accessable in this personal story part, if you dont glitch there. The way to get there is using the below surface layer teleport glitch, so you can use the same path to get ontop of everything you want. (For example the other Personal Story house at the beach or the Lion Statue in the Plaza).

Honorable Mention: Priory Hideout
This is just a small spot on the map that not everyone has seen yet. Theres no reason to go there and no glitches needed. Fun afterall though.

This covers everything i wanted to show off, if you feel im missing something feel free to let me know.

PS: im aware that the spot in my videos about the Grove was fixed and I will update eventualy with another spot, if your dying to get there just send me a tell ingame or something. Maybe one more post this year!
Merry Christmas and a happy new year otherwise.

Dienstag, 12. November 2013

Divinity's Reach

Probably the most interesting city in the game. So much npcs dialogue and stuff to see. If you want to explore further into the reaches, you can get below the map and pop out into interesting places like the Home district (maybe interesting for Rpers).

No wet feed involved sadly.

PS: The updates will get less frequent from now on.

Freitag, 8. November 2013

Frostgorge Sound

This zone is very fun to play around with since theres a bunch of places where Anet was inconsistent with placing invisible walls. Because of that its possible to climb a lot of the mountains you see. I want to show off some of the more interesting stuff I know though.

 The Shortcut
Well maybe not exactly saving you time, but you can use it without using any shenanigans and its clearly an interesting route.

 Abandoned Escape Route
I found a place that suggests there once was an exit from the dredge area in the south towards the lake north of it. It seems like the dredge overseers closed it off to prevent their slaves from fleeing. We take a look at it from both sides.

 Cuddling with the Claw
The claw of jormag is (like any world boss) placed under the surface layer of the map. This is most likely done to preload the model, but enables us to inspect it closely. In addition to the claw, theres also many sets of her wings down there which make great screenshot material if you use perspective to your advantage.
Since Frostgorge Sound is a map with a consistent Surface Layer, it is hard to get below it. Exact knowledge of the terrain and access to a displacement ability get us there anyway.

Do you know any cool places i have forgotten to mention? Let me know and I might add them here.

Donnerstag, 7. November 2013

WvW - Borderlands

First up: even if I knew ways to exploit into keeps/etc I wouldnt use them or post them here.
Thats why this post will only cover the infamous Cat Room.

 Cat Room:
An army of cats preparing to fight in the Borderlands Jumping Puzzle.

Mittwoch, 6. November 2013

Fields of Ruin

This zone is good screenshot material. A lot of different fogs and skyboxes can be manipulated. And we are finaly solving one of GW2's greatest mysterys.

 Big Screenshot Tour
I take you with me on a tour along the western region of the map to get some cool screens.

 Jo Anna's Ghost Sightings:
If you ever went to Ebonhawke chances are good you met Jo Anna. She is standing next to a barricaded sewer entrance and talks about a Charr she saw slip inside Ebon Hawke. What could she mean?
All evidence point to Kaela a Charr and a whispereragent. Even Jo Anna's report that the charr went towards the Barnyard and just vanished would fit as theres a hatch there. But could anyone realy enter Ebonhawke through that cave?

Upon inspecting the cave we find out that it would be possible to get into there by jumping down from the sorrounding hills and its possible to get out if you have a blinktype ability. So lets take a look at Kaela.
She is a medium armor, so she might be a thief (which would fit the order of whispers). Thiefs are able to use Shadowstep as a blink-like ability. So she could have gotten through the barricades. But how did she get into that cave? To find out, i assumed Kaela has access to Experimental Rifles (an Order of Whispers Tool) and tried to search a path that leads on top of the sewercave.

After being unable to pass the Desert Gate area I came to the conclusion, that Kaela couldnt have entered Ebonhawke through the sewer cave. That means whatever Jo Anna saw might as well have been a ghost!
Now im scared.
(If you know a way Kaela could have sneaked ontop of the cave without entering Ebonhawke first, tell me so I can sleep at night again.)

 Chicken Easteregg
An easteregg with chickens? egg... chicken... rly? Oh well, at least it references Zelda.

PS: I think the other player only went for the Vista.

Honorable Mention: Ebonhawke Pipe Organ
Similar to the Quaggan Pipe Organ in Celadon Forest. This time you have to play this melody:
5 — 6 — 5 — 4 — 9 1 — 8 3 — 5
5 — 6 — 5 — 4 — 9 1 — 8 3 — 5
I tried to play Gwens flute melody from her grave first, which is said to trigger the chest as well, but it didnt work for me.

That covers everything i wanted to show from Ebonhawke, if you think something else deserves to be here, let me know!

Dienstag, 5. November 2013

Caledon Forest

This zone features something very interesting: "abandoned content". Since release theres an unfinished puzzle in one of the areas, you arent supposed to reach. This area enables us at the same time to go beneath surface level in order to pop up wherever we want. awesome.

 Unfinished X-Puzzle aka Cerebro
The whole area has a Nightmarecourt/Inquest feel to it, which makes Scarlet a possible candidate to have something to do with this. Is it possible that a second pale tree is being nourished here?

 Exploring the waters
A small sneak peak of places and stuff you can see when popping up at random places.

Honorable Mention: Quaggan Pipe Organ
Not unintended to find, but rare content in this game, that isnt telegraphed by the UI. You have to play the melody the quaggan hums (the gw2-theme) to reach a treasure:
2 — 3 — 4 — 5 — 4 — 3 — 2 — 2 — 3 — 1 — 1 — 2 — 8 6
At this point id like to mention that there is a Hylek as well as a Skritt Mini-dungeon on this map that both have interesting mechanics to open their gates, but since its regular content (linked with an achievement) you can as well look it up on the wiki.

You think something else deserves to be here? Tell me about it.