Fractals of the Mists First Impressions

Hiya Players! With the Lost Shore weekend’s events over it’s time to settle down and experience the other new content that Guild Wars 2’s The Lost Shores event brought us. The first thing on my list to give some attention to was Fractals of the Mists. Now I’ll admit, I haven’t spent as much time in the regular Guild Wars 2 dungeons as I’d like but I figure there was no better place to start than at the end, right?

Fractals Of The Mists LoadingTo start with a basic run down of how Fractals of The Mists varies from standard dungeons you need to know the following:

  • The entrance to Fractals of the Mists (FotM or Frac) is in Lion’s Arch, just NE of the Claw Island Portage Waypoint.
  • Players under level 80 will be scaled up to level 80, just as they are in World VS World.
  • When you enter the dungeon you’ll be in the waiting room where there are a few NPC to repair and buy stuff.
  • Once your team is ready, step into the middle to start entering into Fractals and will be given one randomly.
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The Lost Shores aka The Lag Shores Review

Hiya Players! With Guild Wars 2’s The Lost Shores coming to a close, now is the perfect time to evaluate the effectiveness of the weekend as a whole. This was a big weekend for Arenanet, coming out of the highly successful Halloween event last month, so lets see how well they did in this weekend event without a holiday to fall back on.

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Let’s start with the phase breakdown. Similar to the Halloween events, Arenanet broke down the entire event into separate parts to bring players back into the game on different days and play out the events. I think this was a great idea, but I don’t like the way they did it. The Halloween events told us a time and a place for each phase, but no idea what was going to happen until the day-of. I think this was really well done, since it gave the player more incentive to see what the surprise was going to be. With The Lost Shores, we were told everything that was going to happen which left little to the imagination. I do think they did wise by making the first two events last a few times during the day, and the final event only happening once; But telling us before hand what each of those events were going to have us do was a mistake. Read more about The Lost Shores aka The Lag Shores Review

Guild Wars 2’s The Lost Shores Content Revealed

Hiya Players! Today we got more information about the upcoming content release The Lost Shores including a better breakdown of the timeline as well as more details on exactly what to expect as far as the content goes.

The Lost Shore Karka BossFirstly, the schedule:
November 16th @ 12:00PM PST (3PM EST) we’ll be defending Lion’s Arch from a new form of enemy, the Karka. This is expected to be more research than defense.

November 17th @ 12:00PM PST (3PM EST) we’re tasked with trying to take Lion’s Arch back (guess we lost on the 16th), as well as take the war to the Karka by attacking their home island.

November 18th @ 12:00PM PST (3PM EST) will be the big coup de grĂ¢ce as we fight with the big boss of the Karka. This is expected to by a ginormous one-time world-event – So make sure to be there. Read more about Guild Wars 2’s The Lost Shores Content Revealed