The Secret of Southsun event is ongoing in Guild Wars 2 (from May 14 to 28th). I haven’t played much GW2 in ages so thought I’d patch up and login to see what’s about. I knew from the title I’d need to port over to Southsun so I zoomed over to the NE beachhead waypoint, in the chaos of the original Karka event I didn’t actually get many of the waypoints unlocked so travel around the island is a painful slog through nasty karka and windrider monsters for my squishy mesmer.
Speaking to a yellow-star NPC event guide at the beach I knew to go to the new Pearl Islet resort and look for some guardswoman. Turns out talking to her didn’t do much. So was I waiting for a timed event to happen? Was it bugged? After a bit of running around and killing windriders nearby I noticed the yellow crossed-swords symbol of a new event appear on my mini-map.
So I ran over to it to find the same guardswoman had randomly appeared there. She vanished moments after I joined the mass of fighting heroes. She was talking to someone and then entered a hut and vanished. Erm, what? Just then another event icon appears back near the starter beach. I ported over to find some consortium charr running around in a rather strange and random fashion while dragons battled the guards. He also vanished shortly after I arrived.
In the end I logged off in frustration. Nothing really seemed to make any sense and short of reading up spoilers on a wiki I didn’t feel like I was going to have an enjoyable game session. I suspect it’s my own impatience to blame; I’m just too used to (and too content with) the more directed quest/mission experience from SWTOR or the like.