Guild Wars 2: A diary of war
This is a story about how I went from being a calm and careful Asura, growing up in the world of Tyria, to becoming a War Commander in the epic battles that are World vs World (vs World) in less than a week.
It started one night when our guild decided to venture into this epic battle that is World vs World, three Worlds (servers) pitted against each other for a fortnights battle, or as it was in this case 24hrs. As any Asura would I viewed it as another experiment, which would either horribly fail but teach me something or succeed. Most likely it was the first, but we had one great time.
The current state of the game has changed since then. The reset is now 7 days, for a while more. But let’s go back to the state of the WvW in it’s own right.
An Asura might not be as stout as any given Norn would be, but boy do we know how to hand out commands. As I started to learn the game, to realize how it needed to be handled I have done my best. What I lack in tallness I definitely make up for in fierceness. After a night of epic battling, or a day in other cases. Where we’d spent 4 hrs inching our way back to our towers and garrisons. This tiny Asura stood tall, and could say she made it happen. Never alone, but thanks to everyone helping out one way or another.
I might not be a commander as such, but yet I commandeered our troops. This might not be war to you, but it is to me. Now I crave more.
The warlog would state that yesterday morning a covert mission, going so right and horribly wrong at the same time, was conducted by a team of 5, led by one very small Asura.
While a team of at least 10 people were attacking in other directions we would sneak up to the big keeps with a flame ram and slowly beat our way through it. Everyone protecting the ram as it slowly ponded the gate to get through.
As we reached the second door in Ascension Bay, we were laughing ridiculously, at the fact that we weren’t dead yet. We started building the second ram at the gate. Found that we missed like 2 supply (we had made a run while at the first northern gate.). While three people stayed to protect the ram two people headed out to get supply, we owned no camps. After this mission epically failed and we realized that our build site had slowly been destroyed we called in the rest of the troops. “Bring supply and a ram and let’s get this place!”
The reaction was priceless – “Wait what, you guys have the door beaten down as only five people?”. Always remember that the small groups can often get around unnoticed, compared to the big zerg.
As the gate was going down, there were still no enemies in sight. The excitement rose. We got inside, started to kill the Keep Lord, waited for us to take over the keep, waited for our victory to finally happen. A few enemies showed up, followed by their death, and us being victorious. It was one of the most gratifying feelings I’ve had in a while. Knowing that we managed to get in there, with this small Asura in the lead. We did it, this means we actually can do things that no one expects.
More war will be waged, rest assured!