GW2 Southsun Sample collection guide for the Southsun Volunteer Fieldwork achievement released as part of Secrets of Southsun patch.
To start this achievement, you will need to talk to Researcher Levvi in Scoured Plains. She will hand you a Sample Detector that you can use repeatedly to scan for these samples in the various areas. There are 11 samples but you only need to to scan 10 samples for the Southsun Volunteer Fieldwork achievement (however, get all 11 if you want the Southsun Stalwart achievement).
Remember, to scan a sample, you must press 1 near the vicinity of it to reveal it and then press 2 when you next to it to scan it. The sample looks like a big yellow flower.
The sample detector is in your inventory so don’t go to Levvi and ask for another one because you don’t need it!
The achievement rewards a very nice looking backpiece (scroll down to the bottom to see pictures).
Southsun Cave Sample Collection
Southsun Camp Sample Collection
Southsun Elevation Sample Collection
- At very top of the caverns near the Champion karka, very hard to get.
Southsun Geyser Sample Collection
Southsun Islet Sample Collection
- It is located at end of Skipping Stones jumping puzzle (either do the JP or get a mesmer to port you up)
Southsun Lava Sample Collection
- Bottom of the caverns
Southsun Pool Sample Collection
Southsun River Sample Collection
Southsun Sandpit Sample Collection
- Very hard to get if the event with the wurms is up as they will one shot you.
Southsun Shipwreck Sample Collection
Southsun Vent Sample Collection
You get this nice looking backpack when you complete the Southsun Volunteer Fieldwork achievement by scanning 10 locations. It is called Fervid Censer (rare, account bound). It has bees swarming around it so it is quite neat.
Special thanks to Chase for helping me chasing down all the locations.