Legendary Race Over

 

The race to craft the first legendary weapon in Guild Wars 2 is over and, unfortunately, the winner has to be declared via photo finish.  Players have been frantically gathering up rare materials and grinding out karma and skill points to be the first to obtain one of the coveted purple shinies.  A forum post appeared (with images as proof) on 9/23 by Xalkyrie stating that he had the materials and currency required to construct the legendary staff, The Bifrost, but wasn’t able to purchase the final obsidian shards due to a bugged event in the Strait of Devastation.  Even after the event was cleared, there was another issue with obsidian shards not stacking properly, which caused more delays.

mmorpg guild wars 2 mmorpg     Legendary Race OverAfter ArenaNet patched the game earlier this week, Xalkyrie (and many others who had since gathered up the components) created the impressive-looking weaponry with the true first being difficult to discern.  However, many give the honor to Xalkyrie for having the forethought to document and make his struggles public.  While not every legendary weapon has been crafted yet, many have come forward with screenshots and videos to show off their achievements, including the Sunrise and Twilight greatswords, The Dreamer shortbow, Kudzu the longbow, and Incinerator the dagger.

Congratulations to those who have accomplished this arduous feat, but for me the real race is still ongoing, however, as I want to see the first aquatic legendary weapon.  Come on, folks, let’s see those epic tridents, spears, and harpoon guns!

HAVE YOU SEEN THESE?

  • http://twitter.com/dularr Dularr

    Congratulations to them all, great work and dedications.  I’ll need to look up Bifrost, I was wondering about the legendary staff.   To bad about the game glitches casting questions about legendary first. 

  • Morturion

    I’m impressed ! I’m not even lvl 80 yet :/

    • bsqminus4ac

      I’m not level 80 either. I’ve never played MMO’s like a race. I like to stop and smell the roses frequently. 

      • Josh Rosenvelt

        Same here I feel no need to rush to cap, just over level 50, killed shatterer a few times already. Really enjoying the levelling process.

  • H S

    Now here is the only pay to win part of the game. I almost feel sorry for these people, Im guessing it cost them somewhere between 400-1000 bucks in bought gold to do this. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.hildebrandt.77 Brandon Hildebrandt

      Not only do they not have to buy any gold to get this (hardcore exotic grinders can get this amount of gold pretty fast) the weapons do not actually give you an advantage, which is what Pay 2 Win actually applies to…in case you don’t actually know what Pay 2 Win really is.

      They also had to grind the Karma to buy all those obby shards…you can’t buy those with gold among other items.

      • H S

         Karma? are u serious?

        I have 280K of karma and have no idea what to use it on. It’s the gold u need to get the mats, no small group grinded all of the mats without buying 90% of it.

    • Spammerbam

      Here is the original post from the player himself:

      http://www.guildwars2guru.com/topic/68802-long-awaited-the-bifrost-real-world-first-since-239/

      And to make things clear: 
      No, he didn’t spend any money at all; he had help from his friends and guildmates.

      So, don’t feel sorry for him.

    • Spammerbam

      I guess you didn’t read his forum post.

      It was pure dedication along with the help from his friends and guildmates. So, no money was involved.

      What you’re saying really puzzles me. How is it pay to win, when legendaries have the same stats as exotics?

      • H S

         Right, help from his friends….sure. Just like people with commander titles 6 hours after the game began was from everyone in a guild chipping in their 20 silver.

        Not saying pay to win, as in pay to mow people down. I meant for some ppl being first at something is somehow winning. I laugh at that, but for some, it seems killing yourself or going broke to do something first is winning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=540859594 Adam Bennett

    Paid…such a tainted word.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Bergevin-Jr/1393526370 Jim Bergevin Jr

    I thought Anet said in their Manifesto that this game wasn’t supposed to be a grind (and no, they didn’t differentiate between voluntary grind and required grind).

    • http://twitter.com/dularr Dularr

      Are you sure? Is’t the design you don’t have to grind for better stats on gear?

    • Nick Cattane

      -1.  They said multiple times legendaries would be difficult to obtain and require a ton of work; what exactly did you think that entailed?  Not to mention these legendaries are 100% for asthetic purposes.

      Your posts are all over these forums and each one ends up being impossibly dumber than the prior.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Bergevin-Jr/1393526370 Jim Bergevin Jr

        0/10. Try again. Read the Manifesto – it says “no grind” (hence my comment in parentheses to help out the trolls who usually have difficulty understanding such differences). Whether there is grind or not in the game makes no difference to me personally, I was just pointing out the change in their design philosophy which was supposed to make GW2 better than any other MMO on the market.

        Also, I thought my comments were much to long for your stamina to read through, so how would you know?

        • Nick Cattane

          So vanilla.

  • Krzysztof Kotarba

    I like legendary sword.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.lasalle Paul LaSalle

    THISBREAKBROUGHTOYOUBYNETFLIXXXXXXX…………… Mike B always intros and talks so fast…

    • http://twitter.com/dularr Dularr

      MikeB has slowed down, in his older videos he talked so much faster.  I also noticed Darnell talks much slower now, hmmm wonder if there is a connection.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FPXO267IVAHL3MK4HRRNRQPNDA Bush Swanson, The American Dre

    I have a legendary weapon in my pants.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/malek.toumi1 Malek Toumi

    So glad its not an asura that got it

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