As I was progressing through my personal story around level 70, something terribly frustrating occurred. I was minding my own business setting charges on an undead ship when my good friend Tom dies in the ensuing explosion. As I swim out to the now exploded ship to retrieve his body the mission ends, and I'm promptly led to next mission.
That's where everything went wrong. Suddenly, my personal story made no sense. It was like I was transferred to a completely different storyline with it's own previous history. Instead of my good close friend Tom dying, I was being told that one of the greatest norn heroes of this generation and my dear friend, Apatia had died. Let's be clear...I have no clue who the hell Apatia is. What made matters worse was that the next mission was to travel to Hoelbrak and brag of Apatia's legacy.
I'd be fine if that was the only flaw, but now I'm permanently stuck on a new storyline. I'm introduced to character's I've known for quite a while, and supposedly "re-introduced" to people I have never even met.
I'm rather disappointed, because I was really enjoying my storyline and I really wanted to see the effects of it on my personal instance. Now, I am almost afraid to go in there, because I have no idea what is waiting for me. Somehow one of my friends who played a Sylvari had the exact same thing happen to him, and now Apatia is a running joke between us. ArenaNet, who the hell is this Apatia woman?
Such is life, I suppose.