User talk:DrakeWurrum

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So, this is my talk page. Please be civil - I know I sometimes sound condescending when I talk, but it's unintended. Take what I say with a grain of salt, and keep an open mind.


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  1. I'm open to any constructive criticism - just be constructive about it, not insulting
  2. Feel free to post about anything - I don't mind random topics, but don't post spam for the sake of spam
  3. I don't really mind cursing, just don't be stupid with it


Just testing out the talk page. -- DrakeWurrum 03:22, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Well damn, it seems there's already a user named Drake. Oh well! -- DrakeWurrum 03:26, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Testing again! -- DrakeWurrum 07:13, 8 May 2012 (UTC)


Hey, there. I notice you haven't been here til today, so some welcomes should be in order. :) I just wanted to thank you for pointing out outdated skill information, and also that, after checking out your userpage, that I've been in exactly same phase of life as you - unemployed and currently not in education, and still living with family. Even if you're a couple of years older than me, I still wanna say that don't give up. It gets better. ^^ Mediggo 07:33, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Heh, thanks for that. Sure as hell hoping it gets better! Seems like it's impossible to get a job when employers check credit history. :| -- DrakeWurrum 08:27, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Lingering Elements[edit]

Hey there DrakeWurrum. I'm the one who brought up the concerns about what Lingering Elements affects. I've been testing it in the heart of the mists (and a little in the Hall of Monuments, for the 5 Air speed bonus). None of the 10% bonuses carry over, neither do any of the 5 point traits. Elemental Harmony and Glyph of Elemental Power likewise are not affected by Lingering Elements. I didn't want to just go in and erase your edit to the Lingering Elements page, so I thought I'd instead bring it to your notice. --Hyperenor 00:13, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

odd. I tested elemental Harmony and that glyph in the mists myself and saw them work. Maybe I should check again. Not surprised the 10% traits don't work however. Guess I will edit that when I get back to my PC. 06:57, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

Per your recent edits on Lore and Tyria (world)[edit]

I highly suggest you do or read The Ruined City of Arah (explorable). It is revealed in this dungeon - the seer path - that the seers made the original bloodstone to contain magic that was not yet corrupted by the Elder Dragons during their previous rise. The Six Gods found it, brought it to Arah, then in 1 BE Abaddon tampered with it to gift magic. The other five gods split it in Arah then dumped it into the Ring of Fire's largest volcano. Magic did exist prior to 1 BE, though it was weaker due to it all being contained within the bloodstone - though prior to the bloodstone's creation, we don't know how it was. But it always existed in some state. Konig/talk 16:48, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Ah. That, I was not aware of. I suppose I should undo those edits of mine, and try to update all the other pages that were inconsistent with that. -- DrakeWurrum 18:46, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
I've found that in the magic page, it's stated that the mursaat were the ones to create it. There seem to be inconsistencies all over the place. -- DrakeWurrum 18:56, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
The magic article is wrong as far as I know - though I haven't had the pleasure of doing the full seer story path (made it to the giganticus lupicus, team gave up) and wiki doesn't have the dialogue up, so I cannot 100% confirm it, but I have heard that it's said both mursaat and seer worked together in making the bloodstone - but I've heard such from one person, and that in of itself is not entirely trustworthy. Konig/talk 19:59, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Hrm, that is the kind of thing that's typical of Arena Net story writers - the two races working together to deal with the dragon threat, despite their deep-seated hatred for each other. It would also explain how the mursaat were capable of utilizing the bloodstones as soul batteries. Perhaps I'll have to get around to doing the dungeon myself, though I hear it's one of the harder ones. -- DrakeWurrum 20:21, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Actually, their working together would likely come before their hatred. From Arah, we learn that the mursaat were working with four other races (seers, forgotten, jotun, and dwarves) but while the Elder Dragons were still awake the mursaat betrayed the other races (I suspect this was done in the form of the seer-mursaat war in which the seers were mostly wiped out) and then left the world using their magic. If this is so I surmise the seers made the bloodstone then the war happened followed by the mursaat leaving the world. Given all we know, we can pretty much blame the mursaat for why the five races lost to the Elder Dragons (they only survived thanks to Glint, freed from Kralkatorrik by a Forgotten ritual, who hid them). Konig/talk 20:25, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
There's a bunch of videos on YouTube if you want the dialogue. Manifold User Manifold Neptune.jpg 20:34, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Ah, that all does make sense, Konig. Perhaps the seer-mursaat war had something to do with the original bloodstone then. If the seer alone made it, it could be that the mursaat, which was also a race extremely interested in magic, did not like what the bloodstone was doing? Likely we'll find out in some future content releases. @Manifold - I could go check those out, but I think I'd prefer to experience the dungeon stuff in-game. Maybe I'll change my mind, though. -- DrakeWurrum 20:39, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Tired that Mani, but the vast majority of those videos are focused on showing how to beat the dungeon, not provide the dialogue or other lore within it. Konig/talk 22:20, 5 December 2012 (UTC)