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I know, the Dragon's Stand meta is old news and probably routine to a lot of people on the forums, but...to a newcomer...I just have to gush. So I headed into the Dragon's Stand map a few hours ago for the very first time, following the story. When I loaded into the map, I saw a ton of people standing around waiting for the meta to start...so, figuring I might not get another easy chance at this, joined a squad and got swept along for the ride. I had no idea what I was doing and tried very hard to pay attention to the commanders - and thanks to excellent leadership (good commanders are amazing), I finally figured it out. Everyone did their parts.
That. Was. AWESOME. We kicked the Mordrem Commanders' thorny behinds back to whatever plant-hell they crawled out of, annihilated the Blighting Towers, and all three lanes poured into Dragon's Domain.
Gliding into Dragon's Domain with that epic music playing...I was grinning so widely my face hurt (seriously, Maclaine Diemer, you are a genius composer). And when the Mouth of Mordremoth showed itself, I whispered holy kitten...and I could not keep a smile off my face during the entire event. My computer slowed to a crawl (even with all settings on low), I wasn't entirely sure what to do some of the time, and my eyes hurt a little from all the neon ley-lines, but IT WAS SO WORTH IT.
We killed the Mouth of Mordremoth in record time, and I was cheering all throughout the ending cutscene.
Thank you for creating something that epic, ArenaNet. Best. Meta. EVER!!
fear not this night
you will not go astray