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The Start of it all.....

Show me the way to Ama-Kudzu...

A poor pun to start so you know exactly the tone...so lets get straight into the backstory - I bought Guild Wars 2 in early september 2014 to play at a LAN session (back in October 2014.) Our instructions prior to that were that we could play as many characters as we wanted to find out which one we liked, but only to 15th level. At that LAN session we went from 15th to 45th level. After that, we all were 'allowed' to play our main characters until around 62nd ready for the next LAN session that will happen in a few months (likely in Feb next year).

With all that in place, this meant I ended up leveling 4 alts that were roughly mid 20-30th level. Why is this important? Well I stupidly had set my eyes on a longbow skin (this game is all about the looks, it doesn't have the nickname 'Fashion Wars 2' for nothing), one that looks really smart and something that I wanted from seeing the skin in the first few days of playing the game without actually realising what was required.

The longbow skin in question was actually the Longbow Legendary, Kudzu.

So here is the start of my tales, a fully detailed description of my playtime during the month of December 2014. One last thing to note is that these tales are written as I go along, so all the following about Clovers and T6 materials is well before the daily login rewards (early 2015?)

These tales of mine went on for a long time - far longer than I had anticipated as well, mostly due to Pelet playing more and dragging me back in when my playtime was wavering, and then again as more people joined. I think Feb 2017 was my last chapter published (on checking, it was actually April 2017), and while I still play (as of October 2018), I didnt have the time to write to the same level of detail I once was. A shame, as I never remembered half the stuff I did until I read it again.

For some additional information, May 2017 was a pile of notes with no screenshots, and sadly, a LAN session also played in May has nothing written down - I should have some scribbled notes somewhere, surely, and if I find them, I will add them.

June 2017 onwards I started to consolidate the diary's down to footnotes rather than detailed descriptions. I think my idea was that I was recording more and screenshotting less, but never enough of either. I know that I created both Incinerator and Frenzy Legendaries while waiting for Heart of Thorns to be released - as the new legendaries arriving with each Living Story episode were not to my liking. For 2018 I again took the summerization route, and did try to continue writing, but it was just too much and I never kept it up meaning nothing is worth adding.

There was an epic lan session though in Feb 2018, which got the write up it deserved. I will probably do that moving forward to be fair, adding any LAN sessions as I am pretty sure we have at least one more in Guild Wars. There was another LAN session in July 2018 that I apper to be missing....that will be rectified soon I hope, and another in late October that I hope to attend, and if not, will bully someone into writing it for me.

Does Gulid Wars 2 have the legs to drag me into 2019? Check back and you will find out...

So to summerize, these 25ish published chapters contain thousands of hours of my game time, but reading and watching an idiot do something is not as much fun as doing it yourself, so get over to Guildwars2.com and download a copy, you have my fake internet guarentee its worth your time. Tell them Trulee sent you....