Why is it every time I log into GW2 I feel confused, wandering aimlessly through the world? It’s probably because I feel rushed, 4 hours and all. Going into the stress test (15/08/2012) didn’t feel as exciting as when I first logged on that 1st BWE. I think it’s because I don’t want to spoil things for myself. I don’t want to discover those hidden places even accidentally. I want them to remain hidden until launch.
Don’t get me wrong, I love playing GW2 and I love experiencing it even if for just 4 hours, but I find it so hard to restrain myself. So during this last stress test I decided to concentrate on creating a guardian……and I really liked her. She felt extremely powerful and easy to create combs with other players and being a human seemed to suit her just fine. I didn’t craft, I didn’t follow any of the personal story. I just ran around Queensdale doing dynamic events and joining up with my guildies. I mean launch is just practically a week away……so, it’s like “why bother?”
Anyway now I’ve tried out all the professions and all races and have finally decided on what my team of five are going to be. Well, I’m sure there will be more than five, but at the moment these five will definitely keep me going for quite a while.
My famous *cough, cough* five (starting from my main):
One thing I hope to avoid with GW2 is burnout. That’s what happened with Lotro. I played every day from the afternoon right through up till midnight, then the weekends it would be the entire day stopping only for lunch and coffee. By the time I reached level 65 – that was close to 5 months from beginning to end of play – I just couldn’t be bothered with killing another orc (I was a hunter). Mirkwood was the last place I ventured in. I guess you can actually get mentally tired with a game and sitting for such long hours wasn’t one of the best things I did.
So this time around there really isn’t any reason to rush. No subscription, no deadlines, no having to rush to level cap to have fun. I’m sure I’ll enjoy it more if I pace myself, though I’m not going to be fool enough to promise myself anything…..too risky!