A few items that escaped my memory when I made my last post, some of which may have limited interest outside of my husband and myself:
- As soon as I spawned in the world as a Norn, I promptly ignored my Personal Story and killed a few minotaurs. When I did, I found I could loot Minotaur teeth from them, which, incidentally, are one of the trophies required as part of the Personal Story. “Neat,” I thought. “I’m going to need this later.”
Yet, when I initiated the Personal Story, I still had a mission to collect a minotaur tooth, and it did not update until I had killed another minotaur and looted a second tooth. Now, I know that in another MMO, I would not have expected to get credit for the tooth until I collected it in its proper time, but more importantly, I would not have expected to be able to even loot the tooth prior to having the requisite task in the first place. Whether this is an oversight or operating by design, I don’t know, but it is a question we plan to raise at PAX. Like an idiot, I did not think to bring it up to Zack, the QA person and Guild Wars Support Forum guru who specifically asked me how I found the demo. I was too busy gushing about the necromancer at the time.
- Interestingly enough, if you head off to take part in The Great Hunt with Eir and other players are already in the event, the doors are closed to you and you get the following alternative event instead. I wonder if they have put anything similar in for the Human starting area when others are already fighting the giant Earth Elemental boss.
- I did jump off the side of a steep hill and land on my face. It was hilarious.
- I forgot to do a /dance emote with my Charr. And I’d really been meaning to.
I cannot express enough gratitude to Katy Hargrove and Matt Barrett who signed copies of their prints for both Mr. Randomessa and me, Andy from the City of Heroes team for the swag, and Zack for offering me the chance to snag another go at the demo, and for just being generally awesome folks.