What is this? Scantily clad women featured on Ravalation? Is this some attempt to broaden my male readership or something? And why do these women not seem to stem from a certain galaxy far, far away? So many questions.
Yes, I am back at multi-gaming again. This weekend, an old LotRO kinnie informed Conrad and I about a limited time offer to buy Guild Wars 2 for 10 euros. I had not played the game before, but I remembered seeing all those beautiful screenshots on Lothirieth's blog. Especially the pretty armour stood out. So we bought the game and I created my mesmer Ravanel, because I thought that profession (read: class) would play the most like LotRO's lore-master, using a lot crowd-control.
When I logged in for the first time, my character was wearing an outfit that was perfect for ...a certain type of employment. It seemed like we weren't the only ones taking the 10 euro offer, as more and more scarcely clothed females kept spawning (top picture).
What are you going on about, Rav? See, they're not even wearing thongs!
This is what it looks like when Ravanel tries to dodge an attack by rolling over. Quite an interesting technique, eh? I was hopeful when a new chestpiece dropped from some mobs... but no, it looked exactly the same. And again. On top of that, being a mesmer seemed to involve waving your staff around, leaving a pink-purple-ish trail of butterflies. So I basically was a skimpy-looking fairy jumping around. This was an insult to Ravanel, wise scholar and lore-master of Lothlórien.
As I really didn't like the animations, I deleted Ravanel and rerolled as an elementalist... only to find she was wearing the same outfit. Then I got an idea, though.
Wait, we got a special legacy armour with this edition of the game. Surely that armour is less revealing, right?
Yeah, uhm... about that....
Are those... suspenders?
At this point I was really getting annoyed with the game, because I didn't like my characters. I know it doesn't make all that much sense, but if I don't enjoy what my characters look like it greatly influences my gaming experience in a negative way. After all, when running around on your characters you look at their butt all the time, and mine was showing way too well.
As the skimpy clothing seemed to have to do with rolling a light armour class, I created a medium armour-wearing Norn instead, my
hunter ranger (totally ranger) Ravereth. I got to pick a super hot braid and her armour looked nice right from the beginning. Meaning, I didn't get to see her underwear. It also seemed the Norn starter world was beautiful, with lots of wild nature and animals. I even got my own pet bear (LotRO lore-master, anyone?) I was sold.
The first thing Ravereth was told to do was to venture on a great hunt. But I felt I had already completed my own great hunt this evening.
Do you play Guild Wars too? I'm still very much a newbie. If you have any tips or want to hook up to show me around, I would love that.