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Posts made on Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Guild Wars: Surprisingly fun

Posted by Chris Jones
On September 8th, 2005 at 15:54

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I’ve PvPed in GW twice, each time as part of moving out of Pre-Searing Ascalon. As I’ve done more research into the game, I’m beginning to see some of the design decisions that were made to balance PvP and provide a competitive player skill environment. (One of the most interesting to my mind is that hitting auto-attack and not paying attention to a fight against a much lower-level mob may well kill the PC, except in the most trivial encounters.)

It’s harder for me to spend time in WoW unless I’m playing with other people: grouping, doing an instance, or at least playing with my wife. In GW, I’m still enjoying the solo experience, especially because I can grab henchmen to do the dirty work for me.

I haven’t settled down on a character template yet, but I’m getting ideas about what I’d like to play. The four character limit really hasn’t hit me yet (I did fill all my slots), though it may have started to impact my wife.