And for once, I thought to myself, "hmm, I actually have a good story about this type of situation!" So I typed up my story while cautiously minimizing Reddit every time I heard footsteps...
One week later...
Wow! So here I am playing a game that I've been excited about for the last few years. For some background, I played the original Guild Wars for about 2000 hours over the course of two years, created a nerdy guild called "Dragons of Eternal Twilight" (wow, that's lame, blame 15 year old me), met some incredibly amazing people, and lost my virginity (but that's a whole different story).
|My Guild Wars 1 main character in the final area of the original storyline.|
But clearly the universe wanted me to experience Guild Wars 2 now, so how was I going to say no to that?
|The environments are so damn colorful and nice to look at. Just running around and exploring all of the different areas kept me occupied for hours.|
|This vendor said, "I have everything that you need!" ...I don't even like tomatoes, you sarcastic asshole.|
|I found a bug while I was playing...|
|And then there was this kid... I think this child somehow stumbled from the Skyrim universe into the Guild Wars universe.|
|Should I be running towards this monster or away!? Yikes!|
|Victory! After we defeated it, everybody ran in to grab their share of the giant loot chest. As you can see in the chat window, we were all pretty fucking pleased with the experience.|
|Treasure is that much better when it comes from a chest that is two times as tall as you.|
|Well okay, I like Quaggon too I guess...|
|I have no idea what this is going to be for in the final game since it didn't do anything in the beta...but it looked freaking awesome.|
|At some point in the beta, I joined a guild of some pretty cool people. We partied up, went on voice chat, and stood majestically on a mountain like a band of benevolent heroes...with a canon.|
|All in all, it was a fantastic weekend and I was extremely impressed with the beta. Now I just have to wait until it gets released for real... So until then... maybe I'll finally finish Mass Effect 3, HAH, right.|