Just Started Last Week...

I used to play World of Warcraft.  I wasn't an addict, I just enjoyed sitting down and spending a couple of hours on it every now and then.  However, I only have a laptop and the latest Wrath of the Lich King expansion was too much for my poor lappy to take.  Every time I tried to quest in Northrend, the game would freeze up.  So, therefore, I started looking for another MMO to pass my time.  I tried EverQuest II and Final Fantasy XI but couldn't really get into either of them.  So, last weekend, I downloaded a free trial of Guild Wars: Prophecies.

 

It took me a couple of hours to get the hang of things, admittedly, but when I did - wow.  The gameplay was utterly amazing, and the plot was really engrossing.  I also like the fact that you don't have to play with other people to get the full experience of the game.  An annoyance that Warcraft had was to go to the most interesting areas you had to group with four other players - nearly all of whom seemed to be annoying 13 year old boys.  I like that, if you can't find a group in Guild Wars you can take a band of NPC henchmen around with you.  Needless to say, when my free trial ran out, I rushed straight out and bought the game.  I've played for a couple of hours every day and I'm loving it.  It reminds me a bit of Neverwinter Nights but I can't quite put my finger on why...

 

Anyway, my character is Aramis Fey - a Ranger/Monk - and I've been happily playing my way through Prophecies.  Currently I'm about level 11.  I hope that the rest of the game is as good as what I've played so far.  I really wish that I'd gotten into Guild Wars sooner!

Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki
22-25, F
Mar 2, 2009