The third chapter of GW2 Living World Season 4 will be released tonight (26th June)! The previous chapter, A Bug in the System was released back in February, so I’m sure we are all ready to continue the journey… I know I am! You can watch the “Long Live the Lich” release trailer here!
Aurora: Awakening is the first set of collections towards the Legendary Trinket, Aurora. For information on how to get started with this collection process, please see my Aurora Introduction post here. I have also written collection guides for Bloodstone Fen Master, Ember Bay Master, Lake Doric Master and Draconis Mons Master.
Aurora: Awakening is the first set of collections towards the Legendary Trinket, Aurora. If you need to know how to get started and unlock the Aurora: Awakening collection, then please see my introductory post. I have also done posts on other Aurora sub collections, so you can see the posts for Bloodstone Fen Master, Ember Bay Master and Lake Doric Master here.
The next chapter of Living World was announced last night! This will be the second chapter for Living World Season 4 and will be released on Tuesday 6th March. If you haven’t seen the “A Bug in the System” release trailer, check it out here! It looks like Braham and Rox are going to feature heavily in this chapter, and it looks like it could be an eerie one.
The Naturalist’s Journal is a sub collection for the Chuka and Chamapawat Vol.3: Tigris Collection. This collection has 16 parts consisting of one crafted item and 15 journal entries.
I’ve finally finished the collection and crafted the shoulder skin “Winter’s Presence”. I completed all but 2 things for this collection last year so I was determined to finish it this year after having the achievement sat in my watch list for the past 12 months.
It’s that time of year again! Tixx has returned to Divinity’s Reach to bring all the festivities back to Tyria.
Enjoy the seasonal activities taking place around Divinity’s Reach such as the Bell Choir or Snowball Mayhem to feed your competitive nature. I find the Bell Choir is actually the fastest way to farm Wintersday Gifts, so if like me you need those Wintersday drinks, I find this is the best way as long as you can stick with it for long periods of time!
You could even visit Tixx’s Infinirarium and help Tixx take control of the toys in the workshop or take part in Toypocalypse and defend 5 gift dolyaks from 10 waves of malfunctioning toys. Or if you don’t fancy that, you could always try the Winter Wonderland Jumping Puzzle (it’s a lot easier than the Hallowe’en Clock Tower, trust me)!
If you want to relax, enjoy the snow an have some fun you could always have a snowball fight with your friends, make some magic snowmen, compete in the mount race or join in defending the gift Dolyak (you’ll be rewarded along the way)!
As usual with the festivals, there are a number of achievements that are available for the duration of the festival. This year there are a few new additions which can be completed annually and then the usual ones. If like me you’ve played Wintersday before, some of these achievements may already have been completed.
The Wintersday Achievements can be found in the Festivals tab in the achievements panel:
There are also Wintersday Dailies. Completing 3 of these per day will count towards the “Season of Merriment” achievement which will give you an Extravagant Wintersday Gift after completing the Dailies for 5 days.
Now is also a good time to work further towards Winter’s Presence as most of the items are only available to get during the Wintersday festival. I started this last year and only need to complete the Festive Imbiber achievement to finish the collection (I have everything I need to craft the Essence of Mischief already), so I’m going to try to farm as many Christmas drinks as possible!
The Gem Store also has a few new and a returning Wintersday items. The Fancy Winter Outfit, Mini Festive Aurene and Snowflake Glider are back, as well as introducing the new Cozy Wintersday Mounts pack (available at 1600 gems – 20% off RRP of 2000 gems) which contains a new Wintersday themed skin for each of the 5 mounts. The Jackal one is my favourite for obvious reasons… look at those antlers!
Other new content this year includes a new type of snowflake used to craft Snow Diamonds to purchase Enchanted Snowballs. These come in a variety of colours and turn your character into a huge ball of snow. I think you could get the normal Enchanted Snowball previously, but the colours are definitely new.
Can’t say I’ve ever seen purple snow before though… until now.
Merry Wintersday everyone! Enjoy the festivities while they’re still here as the Wintersday Festival is due to end at the beginning of the New Year (most likely 8th January). Stay posted for my Winter’s Presence guide coming soon!