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User Snograt Wikignome.png
Species Wikignome
Profession Ranger-icon-small.png Greenifier
Level(s) 57
Campaign for Real Ale

Breaking news[edit]

Completed Battle for Lion's Arch today.

A very poignant moment for me. The last time I completed this event, I was accompanied by my friend Wyn. I miss her.


Hi there, time traveller.

My name is Snograt, or Tony to those of you in the mundane world. I started playing this wonderful game shortly after release, having heard of MMORPGs but not wanting to pay a monthly fee for the privilege to play World of Warcraft. I played this game far too much and only stopped when GW2 was released, which I then played far too much and spent waaaay too much on micro transactions.

Guild Wars is great. Prophecies is far superior, naturally, but the other two and a half chapters are awesome in their own way. I tend to pick it up for a "grand tour" about once every two or three years, from Ascalon before the fall all the way to the defeat of the Great Destroyer, finishing off Shiro and Abaddon along the way.

I happily admit that I'm a very bad player. Before I found my first guild, I was stuck at Thunderhead Keep for three months. Nowadays, with heroes and mercs and the wonderful build library over at PvX, Guild Wars is easy (in normal mode) and makes for a pleasant meander through an absolute metric tonne of content.

Thank you, ArenaNet.


Here's what I didn't like.

Pop-ups. Not adverts, I'm talking about those little buggers that just burrow out from the ground and attack when you're just trying to get there. Devourers. Ugh.

Explody monsters. Why, Factions? It's not like it added anything.

Escort missions. Factions again, prime example being Vizunah Square. "Mhenlo and Togo must survive." Sure, but why does Master Togo treat Ray of Judgment as his own personal shower?

Required heroes. Nightfall, obviously. I just spent 300+ platinum outfitting my heroes, I don't want some scrub messing up my team.

"Green" weapons. When I was new to the game and the only source of greens was Sorrow's Furnace (I love Sorrow's Furnace!), I thought they were the best things since sliced bread. Once inscriptions were introduced, however, their flaws became apparent. Every attribute was maxed, sure - but the combinations left a lot to be desired. Is it too much to ask to have 40/40 sets for every discipline? Not to mention the very-hard-to-create 40/20/20 staves.

Junundu. Not a fan. Heroes don't understand the mechanics.

Thank you for reading, I assume you're lost.

Current meanderings[edit]

For this year's grand tour, I made myself another Ascalonian warrior. This one is intended to do as much PvE as possible - and I've started off with LDoA. Every possible quest and mission in all campaigns, ad I'll be mapping as I go - many thanks to Pyron Sy, God Of Fissures, and Ruine Eternelle for their wonderful cartography mod.

Here we go - Nawty Shawty

Nick nacks[edit]

Nick items, alphabetized.

My proudest GWW addition[edit]

Dead Spoiler Dude. Long may he, er, live.