Guild Wars Doubles

Inevitably, during your adventures, you’ll run into someone with the same hairstyle or face.  Other times the similarity is in armor design or coloration.  And once in a great while, you may see someone who has several things in common with you.  Ever run through an outpost, and notice someone that could pass as your sibling or twin?

Looks like Suzaku Bosatsu and mystery girl had the same idea when they put together their mixed armor.

Amongst the hundreds of screenshots I’ve taken, I have only a few Double Sightings.  The characters that appear are: Suzaku Bosatsu, Underpaid Assasin, Gavin Whitehawk, Ling Si, Bwa Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha, Silvara Thrice, and other unknown players.

Nicholas Sandford

By now, I’m sure most Guild Wars players know about Nicholas the Traveler and the wonderful Gifts of the Traveler that he likes to give out.  I usually feel that hunting whatever random drop he wants is worth the chance of enjoying some rock candies and tonics.

Nicholas Sandford

However, until now, I was unaware of what the deal was with his Pre-Searing counterpart — Nicholas Sandford.  Pre Nicholas gives out Gifts of the Huntsman instead.  What’s the difference, you say?  Instead of being limited to 5 Gifts of the Traveler a week in Post-Searing, Nicholas Sandford offers 5 Gifts of the Huntsman everyday.  Here’s a list of the items you can get from Gifts of the Hunstman:

  • 5 Bottle Rockets
  • 5 Sparklers
  • 5 Hunter’s Ale
  • 5 Aged Hunter’s Ale
  • 5 Champagne Poppers
  • 5 Honeycombs
  • 5 Jars of Honey

Now, if you’ve been farming Gifts in Post-Searing, you may have noticed that some goodies are missing from the above list.  You may have also noticed that the listed goodies are in smaller quantities.  While both statements are true, there’s another factor involved.  In Pre-Searing, Nicholas collects 13 different monster drops on a schedule.  You’ll always know which drop he’s collecting next, and when he’ll be collecting it.  Hey, there’s no shame in stockpiling.  (see the complete 52 day list below)

Here’s a short list of the current drops he’s collecting:

  • March 6 – Unnatural Seed
  • March 7 – Skale Fin
  • March 8 – Red Iris Flower
  • March 9 – Enchanted Lodestone
  • March 10 – Skeletal Limb
  • March 11 – Charr Carving
  • March 12 – Spider Leg
  • March 13 – Baked Husk

Nicholas Sandford is located in Regent Valley, in an area known as the Secret Garden.  Make a U-turn after leaving Fort Ranik, and travel north.  The entrance is hidden by some rocks and bushes.

Regent Valley

I don’t know about you, but I’m headed to Pre-Searing to make a new character (and to take another shot at getting a Charr bag).  Maybe by the time my character graduates to Post-Searing, he’ll have collected enough Gifts to put a little dent on a couple of titles.

Schedule of the 13 different items; repeats itself every 52 days:

  1. Grawl Necklace
  2. Baked Husk
  3. Skeletal Limb
  4. Unnatural Seed
  5. Enchanted Lodestone
  6. Skale Fin
  7. Icy Lodestone
  8. Gargoyle Skull
  9. Dull Carapace
  10. Baked Husk
  11. Red Iris Flower
  12. Spider Leg
  13. Skeletal Limb
  14. Charr Carving
  15. Enchanted Lodestone
  16. Grawl Necklace
  17. Icy Lodestone
  18. Worn Belt
  19. Gargoyle Skull
  20. Unnatural Seed
  21. Skale Fin
  22. Red Iris Flower
  23. Enchanted Lodestone
  24. Skeletal Limb
  25. Charr Carving
  26. Spider Leg
  27. Baked Husk
  28. Gargoyle Skull
  29. Unnatural Seed
  30. Icy Lodestone
  31. Grawl Necklace
  32. Enchanted Lodestone
  33. Worn Belt
  34. Dull Carapace
  35. Spider Leg
  36. Gargoyle Skull
  37. Icy Lodestone
  38. Unnatural Seed
  39. Worn Belt
  40. Grawl Necklace
  41. Baked Husk
  42. Skeletal Limb
  43. Red Iris Flower
  44. Charr Carving
  45. Skale Fin
  46. Dull Carapace
  47. Enchanted Lodestone
  48. Charr Carving
  49. Spider Leg
  50. Red Iris Flower
  51. Worn Belt
  52. Dull Carapace