The Wonderland Blog

Hard Wood Logs Farm

Hard Wood Logs Farm

Hello everyone! I'm working on Tree's Wintersday present, and noticed that Hard Wood Logs appear to be at an all-time high in value. I checked gw2timer.com for the nodes, and discovered that no one has bothered. This probably contributes to the price... I took it upon...

Hot in HoT

Hot in HoT

Over three years in, and I've only missed a few days back in 2013, when I suffered through a 3 day trip to Cuba. I think that right now, on October 28th, 2015, we are seeing what I think counts as maybe the third time since launch that the Guild Wars 2 servers have...

Mini Money!

Mini Money!

Do you have minis in your bank that you bought for an investment, or just forgot to sell? It's time to thank ArenaNET for changing the way minis work! The new September 9th patch introduces the "Mini sink," or as they call it, the Mini page in the wardrobe system....

Getting Serious as a Guild

Getting Serious as a Guild

Hi everyone! After three years of Guild Wars 1 and two of Guild Wars 2, I am going to make The Hot Republic [THR] into a truly public guild. Since we are getting Megaserver Guilds on September 9th, all the influence and upgrades I build in Crystal Desert will be...

Festival of the Four Winds

Festival of the Four Winds

I usually pop into Guild Wars 2 for a couple of minutes, when I wake up, to see if there is anything for me to collect from the trading post.

Risen Abomination Mini

Risen Abomination Mini

Tequatl is rising, and I just spent 15g to get a Risen Abomination mini that turns out to be account bound. A little disappointed... here I was expecting to get a Mini Tequatl. I will learn to read next time 😉 Still, he's a bit cute. A...

Twilight Arbor: Up path

Twilight Arbor: Up path

Kudzu needs 500 deadly blooms, so I'm back in the dungeon I swore I'd never do again... except, this time I'm using Aurora, my Guardian, who makes short work of what was painful for Cheri, before. The latest version of the dungeon is easier than CoF, since the...

Clockwork Chaos: Timberline Falls

Clockwork Chaos: Timberline Falls

Timberline Falls is my favourite map, in Guild Wars 2. That crisp mountain air feeling pervades the level, reminding me of vacation's in Canada's Rocky Mountains. Right now, there isn't much time for leisure, as Scarlet's minions and the Aetherblades need to be...

It’s Twitch time!

It’s Twitch time!

  I usually lack the time to assemble videos of my run through Tyria, and FRAPS has a tendency to eat frames by the dozen. This weekend, I decided to change that... The Hot Republic now has its own Twitch.tv channel! The first few videos came out a bit choppy,...

Does ArenaNET want us to grind?

Does ArenaNET want us to grind?

  Of the 1500 events, there are roughly 1% that are frequented by, from my two world completion travels, likely 80-90% of active players at any moment. It’s ridiculous to see large groups just standing at these events… It used to be a social environment, but now,...

The THR Toolkit

The THR Toolkit

  Since I first saw GW2 Spidy, I have wanted to make a toolkit which helps me in my daily grind. When ArenaNET announced an official API, I knew it was time to turn that dream into a reality. Today, I'm happy to share with you the first elements of that kit - the...

Nolan Karma Gift Boxes

Nolan Karma Gift Boxes

  It's easy for us to cry bloody murder each time ArenaNET throws the nerf wrench into our plans, but we often forget that they do make an effort to give us presents in return. A perfect example is the Straights of Devastation zerg run. It used to be the way to...

December in Tyria

December in Tyria

  In the last week, I decided it was time to get myself in gear to assemble the requirements for The Dreamer legendary short bow. I made a spreadsheet with links to GW2 Spidy's price pages (as applicable) and set myself to work. Now, I'm at 82%, with four maps to...

Mountains Around Jormag

Mountains Around Jormag

I brought Legendary Marcel to see Jormag for his first time, today. It was also my Nercromancer's first time (level 72)! We made it through the troll gauntlet (don't ask why I went that way), but our timing led us to explore further, while we waited. Within moments,...