The last time there was the Golden Week event our characters were still very new – we’d just unlocked Savage Coast and had QL 2 or 3 gear at best. So I read with happiness that the event is back starting the 24th and ending the 1st April. That’s enough time for us to cram in a few sessions of golden golem stomping!
Logging in last night briefly to test the waters, we specced for ranged combat and sat watching the event channel. Golems were popping in a number of zones although we missed the first couple as when you ‘meet up’ with a someone calling out a golem’s location you have to get there quick enough before the zone fills up. We were a bit confused at first over switching dimensions – unlike say Neverwinter or SWTOR where you can deliberately switch between instances of the same zone, in TSW you can only ‘meet up’ with a friend or a party member. A lot of people advertise to help though so you add whoever as your friend quickly and meet up before the zone fills.
I took the time before we got into a fight to create a pure ranged deck using Assault Rifle. It’s the only ranged weapon I have at QL 10 where I have a decent amount of abilities unlocked (I have a QL 10 pistol but barely anything unlocked so far). It also has super long range, just beyond the reach of the golem’s “knock up in the air” attack so I can safely shoot, grenade and sling the odd leech heal with only the golem’s extra large area damage attack to worry about.
It was fun and looks to be a profitable use of time in terms of AP and SP gain. I’m not so fussed about golden costume items but hey, if anything drops I won’t complain!