So Guild Wars 2 is coming out this week. Well, actually, it’s coming out next Tuesday for all the people that didn’t pre-purchase it, but I’m sure you’re all too cool to have passed up an opportunity to pay $60 for an MMO you hadn’t even played yet.
But regardless of how wise or unwise you are with your prospective purchases, we here at Twenty Sided (which is to say me, Randy, Chris, and Mumbles) are putting together a Twenty Sided guild in Guild Wars 2. Shamus would like to help, but apparently he’s busy fighting Kai Leng and saving the Council or maybe just writing a book and getting ready to move. I’m not really sure.
Following our typical “What’s a plan?” style of planning, we don’t actually… have a name for the Guild yet. I suggested something along the lines of “Eikosi League” both because it sounds suitably fantastic and because “eikosi” is Greek for “twenty” and the first component of the word “icosahedron” – the shape of the twenty sided die. Randy thinks that might be a bit too obscure, though, so if you have a better suggestion, then by all means, suggest it.
Oh yeah, and we can’t have the obvious guild tag [d20] because apparently you can’t have numbers in your guild tag. So we’re looking for one of those too.
We also don’t know which server we’ll be on, but not, in this case, because of a lack of planning. See, in Guild Wars 2, your home server is largely unimportant except for determining which team you’ll be on for World vs World (the great big realm PvP mode). Eventually you’ll be able to guest to any other server you have friends on and play with them like you would anyone on your own server. I say “eventually” because guesting isn’t apparently going to be in the game at launch. But, on the upside, you’ll be able to transfer home servers for free with no time restrictions after launch until they get the guesting system going.
Anyway, Randy is scoping out the WvW scene and trying to find a good server to make our permanent home, which is taking longer than expected because apparently a bunch of other guilds are doing the same thing. But don’t worry, we’ll figure it out and have a post with the full server information before the game comes out.
And remember, you can join multiple guilds at once in Guild Wars 2, so joining our guild won’t keep you from joining your other friends’ guild too. And we plan to do just about everything, from PvE to PvP and everything in between.
See you guys in game.