Guild Wars

1000 Words: Stepping into Guild Wars

On the recommendation of Twitter personality Longasc, I went ahead and purchased the Guild Wars games and expansions as my final expenses for 2010. I’m quite impressed by Guild Wars, as I never thought it would actually capture my attention, but then again, I never paid Guild Wars much heed until now.

I started off with a dervish, but found myself getting annoyed with it, so I went ahead and switched the Dervish out for an assassin who will dual-spec into Dervishy goodness in the future. My assassin is currently dual specced as a Ranger, which basically means I’m using my bow more than my knives, but I can do either well enough.

In any event, I’m enjoying the Factions storyline currently, and I’m also looking forward to earning the points required to get goodies for Guild Wars 2. It should prove interesting how all this turns out.

In the meantime, feel free make a caption to the picture of my character above, whom I took a snapshot of while dancing. Cheers!

December – Willpower = Monetary Losses, Many Games, and Lots of Love

December was a rather tumultuous month for me for a variety of reasons. In addition to school, I was looking for a new job and was constantly rebudgeting my money to compensate for a lack of willpower due to various personal events happening in my life.

For once, I gave a digital gift through Stargrace’s Secret Santa. I bought a copy of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and I’m hoping MMO Gamer Chick, the fine blogger who received my gift, enjoys the numerous hours of immeasurable terror it brings.

On the side of my personal purchases, I had an active sub to World of Warcraft. In addition to this, I bought Mount and Blade and its Warband “expansion.” I spent some money to alleviate some personal depression, but it ended up making me feel worse, so I actually went and purchased even more games to try and forget the guilt I was feeling, and my inability to say no to a good deal sort of killed my budget severely. MMO Gamer Chick, who happened to be my Secret Santa, also gave me her gift, which was a Steam copy of Borderlands, which I’ve played quite a bit.

As Christmas neared though, some unexpected gifts came in. People started giving me money, and I started saving it up, only to realize that I wanted even more games because of some rather intriguing deals and my own lack of Willpower. I purchased Just Cause 2, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and Team Fortress 2 within the past two weeks. I also unsubbed to WoW, and replaced it with a sub to Darkfall in order to make an attempt to resurrect Blackrod LeDouche.

Finally, Longasc from Twitter enticed me to purchase Guild Wars with some healthy talking points on Twitter, and because of some luck on my end and some assistance from Ardua as well, Steam had the Trilogy on sale and the Eye of the North expansion was available on the NCSoft Store for 10 dollars. Total damage: a little over 35 dollars for the full package, once I finish installing the Guild Wars Trilogy.

Right now, I’m not sure if I’m really happy or not, but one thing I do know is that I’m loved, not only by my family, but also by the friends I have here at home and also those of you online who comment on my tweets or read my blog. To all of you, it means a lot.

To all of my friends online, I just want to say thank you, and Merry Christmas. Much love to all of you, and cheers! 😀

Guild Wars: Eye of the North Discounted and on Steam

If you’re one of those people who came into Guild Wars late and picked up the Steam version of Guild Wars or the Trilogy, then here’s some good news for you.

Steam released Guild Wars: Eye of the North for sale today, and it’s on a discounted price until October 15. What would normally cost you US$ 19.99 is currently being sold for $13.99. Those of you who want more Guild Wars goodness can head on to Steam and pick it up ASAP. Cheers!

Source: Big Download