More Wayrift [WAY] Guildies

Last month I posted some screenshots of fellow Wayrift [WAY] guild mates. One thing I immediately noticed was that I mostly had screenshots of the same few close pals. While that’s to be expected, since then I’ve made an effort to create more screenshot opportunities with the guildies I don’t see as often.

Jenna, Gavin, Haverhill, & Jo Cur

Jenna, Gavin, Haverhill, & Jo Cur after fighting a giant

The characters that appear are:  Tharash, Korrik, Jo Cur, Armorclad, Oso Cagey, Haverhill, Komradette Midna, Zeb Ya, Tsuya Tai, Crummy Goggles, Ji Whitehawk, Jenna, Goobex, Solgae, Bridget, Sugarbabymonk, Liitle Dude, Karma Tornado, Celesteana, & Gavin Whitehawk

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Komrade Markovski

Markus

Trafalga Markus Vii

Who is that Charr?  He’s good at jump puzzles, is patient and kind, has a sixth sense when it comes to finding treasure chests, and shares neat songs like the one below.  Good thing he was born.  =)


Oh yea, and he likes to take naps.

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Guild Wars 2 – Wayrift [WAY]

I’ve taken quite a few screenshots since I started playing Guild Wars 2, but realized that I hadn’t posted any since joining the Wayrift [WAY] guild. Here are some pics of new friends, as well as longtime pals.

Crummy, Gavin, & Tsuya

Crummy Goggle, Gavin, & Tsuya Tai waiting for the Shatterer to appear.

Although I don’t have screenshots of everyone, many of the guild mates I see most often are depicted here.  The characters that appear are:  Tsuya Tai, Zeb Ya, Hannover Phist, Ling Si, Jadyn, Karma Tornado, Komrade Markovski, Hermad, Raven Kihaku, Chiang Shi, Ji Whitehawk, Jo Cur, Haverhill, and Gavin Whitehawk.

edit: Posted more guild screenshots here:  “More Wayrift [WAY] Guildies” (added 2/15/13).

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Read more about Wayrift [WAY] at the guild website.

Wintersday

I love this time of the year.  Sure, the weather gets downright icy, and shopping is hectic…  But there are lights, bells, cheerful music, and a festive spirit all around.

Ji Whitehawk gets in the Wintersday spirit.

Even Guild Wars characters get to join in on the fun!  A tradition since 2005, the Wintersday Festival features redecorated towns, special holiday quests, and holiday-themed drops.

Just some of the goodies to be had during the Wintersday Festival

Is PvP your thing?  Try out the Snowball Arena!  Stuffing snow down someone’s shirt has never been more fun.  Get Gifts and Gamer Points for participating.

And last but not least:  Relax and enjoy some time with your friends and family.  The holiday season is about appreciating the people we have in our lives.  May the Spirit of Christmas be with you…!

Below are some Wintersday snapshots.  The characters that appear are:  Ling Si, Everett Thrice, Silvara Thrice, Ji Whitehawk, and Gavin Whitehawk.

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.

Translator

Considering the number of international visitors we get, it only seems fair to implement some kind of translation tool.  WordPress has all kinds of neat plugins, and luckily there were several translation plugins to choose from.  I ended up using one called “Google AJAX Translation.”  So far it works like a charm.

And I came across something silly after testing out the plugin on a few posts! I don’t know how humorous it is in other languages, but reading the comment by Cohlrox on this post (in the family’s native language) gave me a good chuckle.  Here is my response, in image form:

I’m also wondering if anyone has come across a good translation mod for phpBB forums?  I’ll keep looking, but feel free to share if you’ve found something good.

Sharkee the Crusader

I know it’s been awhile since Sharkee3000 got his 3rd job.  He’s already lvl 73 now…!  But the way I figure, better late than never.  Here’s our one and only Crusader obliging my screenshot requests.

Congratulations on 3rd job Sharkee3000!

Here are a couple more from that outing, plus a couple of random earlier ones.

Ricorita Anchors

I’ll admit it, there are a few people out there that I like to harass.  One of them is known as Ricorita Anchors (in the Guild Wars world).  Ricorita is a spunky assassin who runs around rocking 15k Kurzick armor and Zodiac Daggers. Although by game standards, it’s not the most elite choice of attire out there, she gets mad style points in my book.  In fact, it is leet, in that I-don’t-care-what’s-leet kind of way.

Ricorita and Gavin in the Lair of the Forgotten. (Nightfall)

Here are a few more screenshots from that outing.  Characters that appear are: Ricorita Anchors, Mrs Rahl, and Gavin Whitehawk.

Old Alliance Pals

A few years back, ‘The Martial Way [Art]’ guild was part of the ‘Fameless and Rankless [FaR]’ alliance.  During that period, we had a lot of fun together, helping each other on various missions and farming runs.  One of the greatest benefits of the alliance, aside from the camaraderie, was being able to venture into places that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to enter.  Some of my more vivid memories include forays into elite dungeons and different PvP arenas.  Although the alliance dissolved after a couple of years, my thoughts of the people I met remain fond.

Broken Lantern, Kajure Jr, Gavin Whitehawk, and Ikusa Enzeru in the Divine Path. (Factions)

Here are more screenshots of our old alliance pals.  The characters that appear are: Hot Trot Angel, Jo Cur, Kajure Jr, Kattia Modrynn, Sugarbaby Monk, Ricorita Anchors, Ana Hunt, Ice Viking, and My Minions Ruled U.  Also appearing are: Ling Si, Gavin Whitehawk, Ikusa Enzeru, Ji Whitehawk, Tenma Uindo, Raven Melancholia, Chrono Cell, and Suzaku Bosatsu.

SadTigers Unite

‘Sad Tiger’ is a guild rank defined by CrazyFun1 in MapleStory.  Cohlrox is our only member who insisted on having this rank restored to him after being promoted to ‘TigerCub’.  Henceforth, he is known as THE Sad Tiger.  I have only one screenshot of Cohlrox, which I was hesitant to post because it’s a picture of his untimely death during a Monster Battle.  In the end I decided to post it because of Cohlrox’s comment, “taking regular dirt naps is how Sadtigers roll!”

Cohlrox, our resident SadTiger, taking a dirt nap after drinking all his pots with Lord Pirate.

MapleStory dirt naps can happen in many different ways.  Here are some screenshots of SkullySword, MrSai, and Trilunar illustrating some common accidents.