Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, or "Uh, I've been away for a year or more so now what?"


Just want to let you know that the boss I mentioned above has been nerfed in today’s patch. Good call by Anet.

Patch changelog (spoilers!)
Story Chapter—The Departing: Drastically decreased the amount of health the Eater of Souls can steal.
Story Chapter—The Departing: Increased the duration the defiance bar is vulnerable on the Eater of Souls's leap attack.
Story Chapter—The Departing: Removed the Eater of Souls's ability to steal health from pets and minions.
Bounties: Fixed an issue in which the Legendary Ellutherius Wintergust was unable to attack players.


I beat that boss with a friend last night. To be honest I am slightly disappointed that they nerfed it as I found it to be a satisfying challenge. Turns out having a friend in that quest just makes things harder as second+ people are spirits who can do nothing but support you as you fight the Eater of Souls. This is bad as the Eater of Souls could heal from them, so my friend had to spend most of the fight trying to support me from a long distance. I couldn’t use my pet either.


Actually, the patch went live yesterday at about 6 PM Pacific, so it’s entirely possible that you actually played it after it was adjusted. ;)


I just started trying fractals today and they are alot of fun! I would be keen to join a Qt3 group in these things whenever the US and AUS time zones coalesce into mutually convenient play times, but alas my requests to get a guild invite for tjrneal.8041 fall on deaf ears.


If that’s Tom dealing with those, I heard he was on a week-long Guild Wars 2 rehab.


Invites just now sent! If there’s anyone else who hasn’t been invited, let me know and I’ll get you in stat.



Would liek an invite thanks! sams.2546.


LeftEmpty.7045 didn’t get an invite and is very sad and lonely.


@tomchick , if you ever want someone to help with guild invites and events and whatnot, I’m available to help. Just saying ;)


So far Condi Mirage feels as fun in the open world as Daredevil!


Please elaborate, because I love the sound of that. Can you share your build?


I ended up with a code thanks to Tom. I’m BradzoG.9867 so I’d love a guild invite. Totally new to the game, but I started a Norn ranger at level 1. I’m trying to decide if I should use one of my level 80 boosts, or if it’s worth going through the low level content.


Me, I’m working up from 1. Maybe if I stall out I’ll use the boost.


Everyone says to level at least your first guy up manually, and I agree, but you get a ton of good stuff for using the boost.

Holosmith is fun, but I can’t survive anything. Story is getting frustrating as a result (in Season 2 at the moment). Not sure if I need some different traits or what. I equipped a shield, and that helps a little, but not enough.


If there’s a guild or something, I want in. JoshL.2375. I’m starting from 1 as well, but I’m up to 10 already! That’s almost 80, right?


Yeah, Holosmith can be a bit squishy. It might be worth using some +toughness or +vitality trinkets, and check traits again to see which ones can help in survivability.


My trinkets are hugely lacking. Is there any place I can go to reliably get upgrades for trinkets, rings, etc? Everything I get from story rewards is normal armor.


I can craft rares for you if you want. Maybe a couple exotics (if those aren’t account-bound). Let me know what you need and I’ll see what I can try to arrange.

BTW, if you have enough laurels (and a bit of gold), you can go to a laurel merchant and get some ascended trinkets there. Highly recommended if you have the means to do so.


I just now went to add you guys in, but I see you’ve already got invites. So thanks to whomever’s handling these for us!



Thanks to whomever. No idea how guilds work yet, but I am proudly playing poorly while exhibiting that [QTT] tag!