I don’t know how it happened but I started playing Guild Wars 2 over the weekend. I think I was getting slightly bored with Fallout 4 and Wow and almost absent-mindedly just clicked on the GW2 icon.
At this point my Guild Wars 2 crashed with no explanation, and despite how many times I tried it just kept crashing when it tried to update. Well, that was it. I couldn’t rest until it was sorted, and that included a full re-install and dredging what seemed like most of Google for help. Ultimately, it still crashes now, but I have downloaded enough to play it, and I try to download a few more MB before it crashes so I’m getting there slowly but surely.
I’ve never really played a lot of Guild Wars 2, I had many characters and classes but none of them had ever got any higher than level 19. So, now that enough time has passed I thought now’s a good time to start again. I deleted all my old characters and started a new Female Asura Ranger with a big pink Moa bird for company. I know I didn’t have to drop them all, but I just can’t go back to a character and care about them after such a long period of time. If they’re max level I manage, but not when they’re only level 15.
From what I remember, the earlier levels haven’t really changed that much. There’s a little more structure to them, you get more and more bits unlocked as you gain levels and the personal storyline doesn’t start until level 10, but as far as the lands and quests go, all was very familiar.
Of course, one of the better things about Guild Wars 2 is the fact that I don’t have to pay for anything so I don’t feel pressurised to play. For example, I know that every day or week I don’t play World of Warcraft its wasted money. You don’t get that with Guild Wars 2.
So, how long am I going to play GW2? Honestly, I have no idea. Maybe, just like many other times, I’ll get a character to level 15 or so and then just get bored. Maybe the Fallout DLC or another WoW patch will tempt me away. It’s all very possible.
So, look forward to more Guild Wars 2 posts as I play more and more and maybe even see things I’ve not seen before.