My time with Guild Wars 2 continues as the game of chasing objectives on the map gets me to log in for a bit every day.
My time spent per session slipped some over the last week or so by my reckoning. I did manage to wrap up the Glendarran Fields zone.
There is something of a pattern to finishing off a zone which includes the inevitable vista that I have to Google in order to figure out how to access it.
From Glendarran Fields it was into the Hirathi Hinterlands, featuring more of the same objectives and the now normal herds of centaurs.
A couple of people have suggested other zones to avoid the centaurs, but I do not find them to be objectionable in any way. At worst, fighting them is no worse than fighting goblins or orc or gnolls or whatever bad guy stand-in you care to choose. Also, gotta avenge my sister. Also, they do seem a bit comic when examined closely. I keep wondering how they pick things up when they drop them. The upright humanoid torso at the front of their otherwise equine bodies don’t seem to have the reach.
In the Hirathi Hinterlands I made it to level 40.
However, the last three levels came about due to a daily reward that gave me three boosts good for one level each. That was timely, as I had taken the wrong path in the zone and was getting in a bit over my head. It is better to be a couple levels too high and get down-leveled in GW2.
Hitting level 40 also unlocked the next round of my personal story, this time in Lion’s Arch. That yielded some upgrades and another level. While there I used the opportunity to buy and collect a couple more upgrades, including a significantly better longbow. Then I ran around and picked up some of the points of interest in the city as well.
After that it was back out to the hinterlands to lay in wait for more centaurs.
And so it goes. The centaur menace must be opposed.