Hello and welcome to my blog. I have started this blog today on a whim, after reading on Guild Wars 2 Trading Post and Guild Wars 2 Riches that there are not a lot of Guild Wars 2 bloggers. I see this as an opportunity for me to practice my writing skills and to share with potential readers my experiences playing Guild Wars 2.
I thought it would be appropriate to share with you a little about me. With respect to Guild Wars, I am not a fan boy. I believe that there are some serious issues with Guild Wars 2 that need to be addressed. At the same time, I am not a hater. I have a lot of fun playing Guild Wars 2 and will continue playing it into the foreseeable future.
I am not a overly experienced MMO player, but at the same time I am not a complete n00b. My main MMO experience comes from playing Dungeons and Dragons: Online (DDO) and Lord of the Rings: Online (LOTRO) along with a handful of other minor free to play MMOs. DDO and LOTRO were both quite different from Guild Wars 2 and I hope to discuss my experiences on those games and how it relates to Guild Wars 2. I have also played a lot of League of Legends. Although this game is not an MMO I do think there is A LOT that Arena Net can learn from Riot when it comes to transparency, creating an eSport, and operating a F2P game.
Within Guild Wars 2 my current '/age' is 777 hours. I have been playing since launch, and played in two of the beta weekends. I have 600 hours on my current "main" which is my Thief. I by no means call myself an expert, but I hope to share some of my thoughts and insights into the profession along with the builds I have had successes with as well as those which have failed.
In my time within the world of Tyria, I have tried my hands at most of the activities that the game has to offer. Although I am on one of the bottom ranked WvW servers, Gate of Madness, I still try to get out and play for my server. If needed, I take command, otherwise I usually play the role of scout. In PVE I have collected the 1 million karma required for a legendary, I have 100% map completion, and a modest 2400 achievement points. Recently, I have been trying my hand at flipping items on the Trading Post and have been doing alright for myself. I hope to share my experiences in these areas of the game with you.
I have, thus far, not mentioned sPvP. Guild Wars, in my mind, has always been a PvP centric game, however, I have thus far found GW2 sPVP to be uninspiring. I have a lot more fun with the other aspects of the game. I look forward to seeing the advances ArenaNet makes in this area of the game and hope to discuss those as they occur.
I hope my future blogging here will be successful. To start I hope to make one post per day. Until I get into a rhythem I can not promise a post a day, but I hope that by posting my goal it will help to focus me.