The Queen’s Jubilee living story event is now live on the server. As noted I’m not chasing achievements this time around but I did poke into the game for a look around last night. So I looked for the nearest balloon on the map to have a look at the new content, and after grabbing some free loot from an unguarded chest I took the free ride to Divinity’s Reach.
The main attraction seems to be in the Crown Pavilion where randomly spawning ‘purple’ boss mobs and a veritable horde of other lesser opponents provides entertainment for the celebrants in the six segmented arenas. Good fun for a while even on my up-scaled level 20 elementalist – though I had to keep my distance as the damage from attacks was pretty harsh for my character.
In unrelated news I noticed a thread on the forums about the second set of portals in Lion’s Arch, showing some of them active (but not usable). Sadly this doesn’t seem to be the case on most servers. I’ve been wondering about these portals for months so I’d itching to know where they’ll lead – I do like a good mystery!