Whilst looking for a way to reach one jumping puzzle near the border of the asura and silvari starter zones, we found a different one. This turned into a bit of an epic session of jumping, falling, dying in lava and general fooling-around.
This puzzle just kept giving. After we conquered each section, we thought “surely this must be the end”. But there was another, and another, and another. Seriously, it’s a pretty huge puzzle, tucked away in a non-descript mountain range. Guild Wars 2 takes it’s hidden zones seriously.
The puzzle mainly consisted of jumping along paths of glowing energy platforms, which if you took too long would vanish on your dumping you down into the lava or solid rock below.
Needless to say after lots of cursing, lots of falling and several times where we almost gave up; it felt like a real triumph to have completed the puzzle without spoilers. To be honest wiki’s or video guides won’t help much here, unlike riddles or logic puzzles spoilers are meaningless here, you have to actually do the jumping yourself.
It’s a pain if your reactions aren’t so great (like mine) but also it makes the victory all the more worthwhile in the end. I’ll be happy to have a break of a few sessions before doing another one of these but I’m glad they’re in the game nonetheless.