Just as indicated in the subject: I am not going to write about the story here. I, myself, am not far in yet and I certainly wouldn’t want to take away any content for my readers either.
So instead, I am going to give you a few impressions I have gotten without talking about the story.
The launch was very smooth and as always, I am impressed with the technical side of the game. In one moment, you were playing the “old version” and in the next, the expansion was ready to be downloaded. No downtime of any sort. However, later in the evening (EU time), the servers had issues. I could not get into a story instance with my warrior with whom I’d also wanted to take a look at the expansion (currently playing with my mesmer as my main). The “old world” seemed to work just fine. I decided to leave the game and wait for today to see if everything’s running smoothly again. So far, it is.
The soundtrack is really good so far. My favourite song is the one based on the Nightfall Soundtrack. In general, I feel like I’m back in Nightfall when I listen to the music – or look around! Because that’s the next part that I really love, as always: The world design! I have only seen one map so far, Crystal Oasis, and it’s amazing! Describing it through words is impossible, so I will close this post with a gallery of pictures I took in Crystal Oasis.