A friend loaned me his Guild Wars account. (And now that I think of it, maybe this violates the TOS. In which case I purchased a completely new Guild Wars account and I have no friends.)
I’ll be trying it out tonight. I do have to be very careful with these games. I don’t talk about it here much, but aside from my day job and the hours I spend writing the endlessly spooling miles of text on this site, I’m also a Dad and I have to make sure I do Dad stuff regularly so my kids don’t grow up while I’m not looking.
So, this will be my first real MMO since about 2001. We’ll see how it goes.
UPDATE: Not everyone with “Shamus” in their name is me, but everyone that’s me has “Shamus” in their name.
This game looks fantastic. It’s a good thing, since I’m wandering around, lost and confused, but greatly enjoying the scenery.
You can click on someone’s name to whisper to them. This game REALLY needs to make it just as easy to mute people. It only takes a few idiots to really make a hash of the chat window.
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