Rants tag

Rants, ruminations, and rambling remarks from my mad, muddled, meandering mind.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Autumn Leaves

Greetings Traveler!

We've had a lot of rain for the past week or so. Which is great, because we missed out on a ton of rain over the summer. Also, the summer started with 100°F temps in May and it didn't really let up until August. That August was as cool as it was (still in the 90s) was a relief after May-July.
Character Screen, Angelonia in Cantha
Of course, I've been playing GW2 and not much else. And not even much of that with school starting back up. Not that I am in school. But Scooter (a teacher) and I share an office, and my gaming keypad disturbs her concentration.
Glowing Tresses
However, today I spent some time finishing out Herald (powered by the legendary dragon, Glint) on my Revenant, Angelonia Embersage. Most of my other level 80s have at least the two elite specializations from Heart of Thorns and Path of Fire, and I am running them through hero points in Cantha to get them the End of Dragons elite specs. Angelonia was missing most of Herald (from HoT) so I took her through that spec first.
Bobblehead Embersage
I had forgotten that the HoT specs basically can't be played until complete because of the way the traits and skills were organized for those specs. This is especially true for the Revenant, since the entire utility bar changes, and you can't mix and match the utility skills from older specializations. In Path of Fire, they changed it so that you can have a full trait line for the new elite spec as soon as you have 90 hero points devoted to the spec and use skills from other specs to fill out the bar (again, except for Revenant).
Makeover, Before and After
In addition to completing Herald on Angelonia, I decided to use the total makeover kit I had in my inventory to, well, give her a makeover. You can see the changes in these pics. All that time outside has "tanned" her skin from a sage to a dark olive. She grew out her cinnamon leaves and dyed(?) them nifty desert dusk. I made a few other tweaks to her features, but she is mostly the same. Maybe a little more hardened from when she first popped out of the Dream. I changed her night-glow as well; it's now less like embers, and more like twilight. However, that dusky glow works well to really change her new do at night, as well. Meanwhile, her ember eyes remind you that morning will arrive soon enough.
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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Decisions, Decisions

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Hey look! Here I am posting again, twice in a row. And it's not even Blaugust anymore. This is mostly just a follow-up to yesterday's post regarding the free mount skins. I was considering the Mastiff, but ultimately decided to go with my other choice in the jackal category: the Tidal Lightpaw.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Blaugust 2022 Wrap-up

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So I didn't actually do as well this year as I did last year. I have excuses, but none of them really matter. This is all just a hobby. Now, congratulations to all of you that managed to achieve something blogging related this month. Now, hopefully, I will maintain a modicum of momentum and keep posting here and there.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

The Mounts I Have Liked Using the Most?

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So I read a series of posts yesterday from Nogamara, Paeroka, and Syp (through MassivelyOP), about "What mounts do you like using the most?" Currently, I am playing Guild Wars 2 pretty exclusively. Though reading through blog posts, I am tempted by other old favorites.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Guild Wars 2: Full Steam Ahead

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Tomorrow marks the Tenth Anniversary of the release of the fantastic sequel to Guild Wars. Well, technically, this coming Sunday is the 10th anniversary, but since they do updates on Reality Tuesday™, we're celebrating early.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

MCU Review: She-Hulk, Attorney at Law (SPOILERS)

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So last night, I had the chance to watch the premier of Marvel's new She-Hulk, Attorney-at-Law on Disney+, a thoroughly enjoyable 38-minute episode starring the delightful Tatiana Maslany, perhaps best known for her stint on Orphan Black. My impressions are a bit spoilery, so join me after the break if you're interested.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Skiffing About in Guild Wars 2

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The need for this is probably long past now, as skiffs have been available since the launch of EoD in March, and were probably on display during some beta or another. However, reading back through a couple of posts and comments from last year, I came across one from Bhagpuss, wondering how the system would be implemented:
Bhagpuss: So the Skiff is officially a mount, is it? I figured it would use the mount system but I was hoping for something a bit more genuinely "boaty".

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Why Blaugust?

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I thought I would write something to do with this week's Blaugust theme, which is Blaugust itself. Chances are, if you're reading this, you already have a good idea of what Blaugust is. But you may be wondering why I, an intermittent blogger of late, might choose to participate or promote it.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Blaugust 2022

Greetings Traveler,

I'm a little late to the party, but maybe I'll catch up on the weekend. So anyway, it's that time of year again, the one where Rowan actually attempts to blog again. That's right, the blogging frenzy known as Blaugust.