Today it has been two years since Guild Wars 2 has officially launched. Yay! It kind of feels weird that it’s been that long already, doesn’t it?
Last year I did a “year by numbers” post where I went over various details of my account and things I have accomplished since launch. Since it was fun to write, I’m going to make a Year Two by the numbers!
Number of level 80s: Eleven
Yes, that number has grown since last year. It’s funny, because previous to launch my plans had been to make a mesmer, ranger, warrior, elementalist, and thief. Guardian was added after I played one extensively during BWE3. Last year by this time I had an 80 of each profession; in the year since, I’ve added a second warrior, thief, and necromancer. Of the three newcomers to my max level lineup, only one – Alianah – was a character I had at this time last year. The other two were ones I made in the intervening months and leveled right away. Last year I went through all of their playtime and stuff like that; I’m too lazy to math so I’m not doing that this time. :P
- Liusaidh, sylvari mesmer, wielder of the Minstrel
- Rosheen, sylvari guardian, wielder of Bifrost
- Brynja Rabbitfoot, norn ranger, wielder of Kudzu
- Janan Savitri, human thief
- Ragna Blazefur, charr elementalist
- Carella, human necromancer, my go-to for PvP
- Glynha, sylvari warrior
- Searlaith, sylvari engineer
- Ylva Mardh, norn warrior, may one day get the Juggernaut
- Rianna Xi, human thief, based on a roleplaying character of mine
- Alianah, sylvari necromancer
Number of characters below level 80: Currently six.
Some of these are familiar faces from last year. A couple are new; and Suvi Liina, my norn mesmer I had at this time last year, was deleted recently.
- Deirvhile, sylvari thief, level 21, crafting character
- Haneul Nae, human mesmer, level 30
- Katta, asura elementalist, level 56
- Astrid Cheval, human guardian, level 45
- Siobhanen, sylvari ranger, level 21
- Yseuldhe, sylvari elementalist, level 42
Number of character slots I have open for keyfarming: Currently one.
I don’t keyfarm often; I get bored with it far too often. I do have one open slot I use for that, though, for the time being anyway. My throwaway keyfarming characters are nearly always named Lady Verene, but their appearances generally change.
The current inhabitant of the slot:
I take this game very seriously. Clearly.
Number of hours played: 2,759
This is only a thousand hours more than at this time last year. I have gone through a number of periods this past year where I’ve felt burnt out by the game and hadn’t played much for a long time. I’ve also had things going on in my personal life that have kept me out of game. Still, that averages to about 115 hours per month, 26.5 hours per week, or about 3.75 hours per day.
Number of legendaries crafted: Three
Kudzu I had already finished this time last year – I crafted it in March of 2013. At this point last year I was working on Bifrost, with the intention of giving it to my mesmer. I actually wound up shelving it out of frustration for a long while, since I was having zero luck on the precursor, and around November the Mystic Forge finally spat out the Legend. So I quickly finished that…and gave it to Rosheen.
I had been planning on making the Juggernaut for Ylva after she hit level 80, but between the precursor and silver doubloons, I decided that wasn’t going to happen anytime soon. I had bombed through making Mystic Clovers in a day, though, so they were sitting there in my bank, waiting to be used for something. I decided after a while that there was no way I could make another legendary for an alt while my main still didn’t have one, so I decided on a whim to make the Minstrel for Liusaidh.
Achievement points: 12,432
I’m not going to lie – many of my points came from the Living World meta tracks. As those don’t exist anymore, and you don’t have to do the achievements to unlock some special thing…I kind of don’t do them anymore. I was never a big achievement person anyway, so I like that I no longer feel like I must do them.
Number of makeover kits used: Around fifteen?
I like to redo my characters’ looks frequently, and if I had more spare cash that number would be much higher. Liusaidh has had at least five makeovers by now. I’m just saying, if a Permanent Makeover Kit was ever made (and wasn’t an RNG item like the permanent hairstylist kit), I would spend good money on it, because I sure as hell would put it to good use.
Oldest character: Liusaidh
Youngest character: Yseuldhe
Liusaidh wasn’t strictly the first character I made right at headstart (since I made throwaway characters to lock in names right away), but she was the first one to be made properly. Yseudhle, on the other hand, is my newest character, having been made just last week.
Number of things that Blink/Illusionary Leap has gotten me trapped in: ARGH TOO MANY TO COUNT.
Playing a mesmer can be dangerous and I have broken every map in the game at this point. Go. Me.
And I think that’s all for this edition of a Year by the Numbers! So here, have a Bobblehead screenshot from April Fool’s Day to wrap things up.