Published on May 1, 2012
Recorded during the BWE.
Meta Event: The Frozen Maw
Location: Wayfarer Foothills (Norn lands)
[Event] Protect Scholar Brogun as he investigates the grawl tribe.
[Event] Destroy the dragon totem.
Step 3: In no particular order ...
[Event] Defeat the shaman's elite guard
[Event] Defeat the Svanir shamans spreading the dragon's corruption.
[Event] Destroy the corrupted portals summoning creatures from the mists.
Kill the Svanir shaman chief to break his control over the elements. * This event can probably be divided into phases.
Phase 1: The Svanir Shaman Chief will drop frozen shards at random locations on the lake. Watch for red circles indicating where those will hit. He will also do a targeted frontal attack of cold magic that should be avoided as it hits incredibly hard. He also summons one very cold tornado that will do damage over time to anyone near it during this phase. It is represented by a much smaller red ring and usually near the shaman. I should also add this is his ranged/casting phase.
Phase 2 will start up when the Svanir Shaman Chief is at about 50% life. He will change into his corrupted form. He uses knockdown/shockwave type ability that deals a fair amount of damage. Also, large red circles on the ground will now indicate cold tornadoes that do damage over time to anyone caught in them as well as apply a chilled condition that will slow you temporarily. I didn't get close to him during this phase in any of my attempts so I cannot tell you how hard he hits. Though many melee players seemed to drop quickly when approaching him from the front.
What is a Meta Event? http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Meta_...
A meta event is a series of dynamic events that tells the story of an explorable zone in Guild Wars 2. A meta event might tell the story of a norn area in danger of being corrupted by the Sons of Svanir, or maybe a human region constantly threatened by centaur armies. Meta events are meant to provide immersion, as well as orientation about the state of an area.
There are generally two or more meta events in each zone. These meta event are made up of usually 5 to 20 events chaining and branching in various different directions.
Meta events are displayed in the event assistant, framing the actual dynamic event that marks the state of the meta event. They stand out because they are displayed even if no events are currently running. However, unlike dynamic events, meta events are neither completed nor do they provide experience points or rewards of their own. However, if players succeed at certain meta events, hidden areas of the world may become accessible for a period of time.
General things to remember:
(1) The more people in the area, the harder and/or larger the event will be. This event will not always supply the number of enemies you see in the video.
(2) Helping other downed members helps you in the long run. You will want as many of your own bodies to throw against the bodies the enemies throw at you.
Profession being played: Ranger
Weapons: Longbow & Greatsword
Pet: Brown Bear
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