This past weekend, as my EQII trial came to an end, I set out to work towards a few more achievements in Guild Wars. I had a multi-year pause in the Eye of the North storyline to revisit; I fell behind most of my guildmates during our initial run and never got around to picking it back up again, until now.
Several near-wipes and a couple of hours later, I had finally bested the Disc of Chaos and appealed to a guildie to help me take down the Great Destroyer. This proved to be one of the more simple parts of the EOTN campaign, following the Guild Wars “Boss in a room” technique, and before too long I was claiming my Dwarven fire staff and receiving accolades from every NPC I had ever encountered in my travels.
All in a day’s work, my NPC friends.
My main purpose in finishing up now, of course, is to be able to witness the interactions between Lt. Thackeray and Gwen, to hopefully take part in assisting in their courtship, and to ramp up my involvement in the War In Kryta events. I have not yet been able to assemble all the necessary elements of Gwen and the Lieutenant’s inevitable picnic, nor have I had a successful engagement with the ominous Peacekeepers as yet (I keep wiping on them, no doubt in part due to having level 15 henchmen for the area, while going up against level 20 groups), but I have two more nights to try!
In the meantime, lovely treats like this new Guild Wars 2 Manifesto keep popping up and making me want to spin forward my clock until it’s 2011. Any shows of interest I might have for the slew of MMOs currently in some state of progress or another fades to a “meh” when compared to my anticipation for Guild Wars 2. I’ve been trying hard not to get too excited since there’s such a long wait to be had, but frankly, ArenaNet has a solid track record as far as I’m concerned, and if they say their game is going to be fun, then by gum, I know it’s going to be fun!
And if they say they want Guild Wars 2 to be “the best MMORPG ever created”, well, I’m on board for that, too.