on Jun 15, 2008
I just want to say I’m really grateful to those who logged into Guild Wars and looked me up and offered help. I’m also flattered by all the people who want to start a Twenty Sided guild or otherwise hook up in the game. I hope my refusals for help did not seem rude. Really, if you find me in the game I love to hear from you.
I just want to say that yes, it would be great to hook up and play with the friends I’ve made here. I haven’t taken anyone up on the offer just yet because I don’t want to launch some enterprise only to realize four days later that the game just isn’t doing it for me, or that I’d rather be playing something else. My personality is such that I’d probably keep playing out of guilt, and that won’t do any of us any good.
I’m also just not that great of a playmate. In Guild Wars I’ve been playing for an hour, then jumping to another window (and let us praise developers who can make games that Alt-Tab gracefully) to write a bit about the game.
I also think that in order to do my writing I kind of need to experience the early game content solo.
If I end up sticking with Guild Wars, or playing some other MMO, then I’ll probably start joining up. I’m too introverted to actually run a guild, but I’d join one if doing so would let me play with a group of non-idiots.
Shamus Young is an old-school OpenGL programmer, author, and composer. He runs this site and if anything is broken you should probably blame him.