For those of you not familiar with mesmers, they are described as magical duelists who rely on deception and confusion to keep their opponents in check. A mesmer will use illusions, clones and phantasm to confuse and attack their opponents. I think what I enjoyed the most about playing a mesmer in GW2 is the fact that I can use a variety of weapons and still cause a decent amount of damage. I seemed to favor the great sword a whole lot.
You can also wield a gun as mesmer. How B.A. is that?
Guild Wars 2 offers players the ability to take up professions. I took up tailoring and leather crafting. To be honest, crafting armor was not as intuitive as I would've thought. However, once I figured it out, it was fairly easy but expensive!! I crafted myself sexy armor and many items bags for myself and fellow guildees. Below is the armor that I crafted for myself. I called it my genie armor.
The first beta, I was experiencing some graphic issues so I could not see water nor fire. The above image is actually taken in Lions Arch, which is a town that houses quite a lot of water. You can see fish just swimming on...but no water. So each time I jumped into a body of water, I looked like I was swimming in thin air.
My guild kept telling me that we were taking photos on a fire pit but...I wasn't lucky enough to see the fire.
I didn't even believe them that there was fire until I saw their photos....
You can also purchase gems either via real money or through in game gold to get special in game items. Since it was a beta weekend, each user received a limited amount of gems to try out. Most of my guild purchased pirate costumes and we had a pirate party.
We wouldn't be good pirates, if we didn't attach innocent people.
As a pirate, you receive special skills and apparently, a cannon is one of them!
Above is the pirate costume dyed pink, blue an purple. Sexy, right?
I was attempting to take photos while my guild was going nuts in the background. They got a box of fun and were enjoying it a bit too much.
If you don't have a cool and fun guild like mine (you can always join mine!!) you can always roam the countryside and who knows...maybe find a friend?
I also randomly tagged along to nearby groups in order to complete heart quests. They helped me kill a lot of Wurms.
Overall, I have enjoyed my time in Guild Wars 2. It is quite a departure from GW1 but I have really enjoyed it. Being able to jump off cliffs and having the ability to wield heavy weapons (regardless of class) has been great! I also feel a bit more useful as a mesmer in GW2. I have also enjoyed the randomness that GW2 has had to offer. Below are some of my adventures.
The Guild and I found a piggy quest that turned you into a pig.
Apparently, the Charr have cow races? When they did grow to love cows so much?
There are giant creatures and bosses.
We found a glitch...somehow we fell under Divinity's Reach. It looked so bizarre.
In Lion's Arch you can go diving!
I also found remnants of old Lion's Arch which was apparently flooded under the current Lion's Arch.
While in Lion's Arch, I found a living, moving whale!!
There was so much to explore in Lion' Arch...I some how stumbled into a Sylvari bar.
I can't wait until a definite release date is announced and/or until the next beta weekend!
Until the next beta weekend...I will be sleeping under this Yakky thing.