Wednesday, December 20, 2017

New "Demonic" alphabet

 As some might have noticed the Binding of Ipos and its precursors have a lot of text written on them. At first glance it looks like regular New Krytan but on closer inspection it's nothing alike. I've taken the time to analyze all textures and it looks like these are unique characters that make up different words.

I've also spent some time on separating some of these characters and ran them through deciphering tools with mixed but promising results.
Now I think it would be awesome for anybody interested in this stuff to try and help me out to decode this, because up till now we haven't seen a new language this close to being translatable since the launch of the game (Mursaat is still a giant mystery) and it might hold some cool lore!

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Daybreak Gates

In the last story instance in Fahranur our beloved overlord and ruler Taimi Joko sends his minions to invade Tyria via a bunch of Inquest gates. I've tracked down the images that show where these gates lead to and located them on the map, except for one, an unknown inquest base.

Changes made to the world-map

As you probably have noticed ArenaNet updated the world map in the latest patch and they've made some subtle and not so subtle changes to it. I've already updated my Historical Guide with the updated files so you can get an idea what's there.