Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dynamic Event Heat Map

I was having a bit of fun with the API earlier and plotted a heat map showing all dynamic events in the open world.
http://i.imgur.com/xjSm9rU.jpg
Observations:
  • Fields of Ruin is littered with rift events
  • Skipping stones is somehow located in the dominion of winds
  • There's not much to do in some of the Shiverpeak zones

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The size of a certain enemy compared to Tyria - Part 2: adding a body

Unlike yesterday's post this does not feature exact measurements but is more a "what if?" kind of thing I wanted to do, so it should be taken with a packet of salt.
Basically I took Primordus' skull, placed it somewhere on the map (this is to scale) and attached and scaled some bodies of known dragons to it. Result: damn.
So without further ado here are the results:
  • Contemporary Dragon (Claw of Jormag, Tequatl, the Shatterer) - This is how Primordus is more or less depicted in GW1. Its wingspan would reach all the way from Divinity's Reach to Arah making it very hard to travel underground without ripping the planet apart.
  • Snake-like Dragon (Mouth of Mordremoth) - Bit boring but would be able to travel underground. Would be half a zone wide.
  • Bipedal Dragon (Pudgy Mordremoth, Quaggan) - This looks silly... why did I create this monstrosity....

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The size of a certain enemy compared to Tyria

In the last story instance you get a glimpse of the head of Primordus. Seeing as it also shows up on your map I decided to overlay it with some locations in Tyria.
tldr: Primordus is big