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Sandswept Isles Expedition!


This event repeats every 30 years until 27/03/18

Event details

Join us as we venture out into an unexplored land, to fight old enemies with new, interesting allies by our side. What threats and treasures lie in the Sandswept Isles?

With the recent Living World update came a brand new map - the Sandswept Isles! As is tradition by now (it's happened more than once so we can now call it tradition), we'll be getting to know it in a one-time unique event - the Sandswept Isles Expedition!

We'll be starting the event at the Atholma Waypoint, and from there, we'll be running a trail around the map, exploring as we go - doing some bounties, completing events, visiting locations of note, helping players get to difficult to reach places, pointing out interesting tidbits and possibly even getting some achievements! The event is suitable for both players who will have already explored the map on their own, and those who have never set foot in it before and would like to get to know it with a fun group experience!

Event Requirements:

  • Path of Fire
  • Basic Mounts (Raptor, Springer and Skimmer)
  • Atholma Waypoint in Sandswept Isles

Getting There:

  • Completing the first string of missions in the new story Episode (takes ~1 hour)
  • Alternatively, you can use a Teleport to Friend to join us without having to play the story
  • If you have already obtained one, you can also use the Sandswept Isles Portal Scroll on an alt character to join the map without completing the story mission.


Note that this is not intended to be a 100% exploration run or a farm grind, but rather a relaxed foray into the map. It's a great way to get an impression of a map, and make some fun memories while doing it! As part of the run, we will show players around some important locations in the area, complete events, and point out some fun or interesting areas and achievements. We will be bringing fully mounted mesmers to help players get to difficult locations, and if any attendees wish to bring a mesmer themselves, that's welcome too!

NOTE: Story spoilers will be kept to a minimum, but some elements of the first chapter may be spoiled by the NPCs on the map itself!

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