Fools rush in… and get the best names.
-Somebody who didn’t get up at 3am last week
It is Guild Wars 2 launch day.
The head start is out of the way. Those who wanted official Tyrian baseball caps now have them… or have until September 12th to claim them.
The faithful and the hopeful spent their weekend putting the new game to the test, and hitting the level cap in a few cases. Judging from the traffic coming out of the official GW2 Twitter account, the head start was not without its issues. But Error 42 hasn’t quite achieved the fame of Error 37.
The individual issues were probably bad enough that it if they all happened to you, you could build a pretty decent case for another MMO launch failure. Especially if you behaved badly or chose a name unwisely. Or, if you were in a more benevolent mood, you could call it a huge success, best MMO launch ever… if you had gone totally soft, that is.
And while it is now launch day, and time for the unwashed masses to join in, I am not playing yet.
Guild Wars 2 was on my 2011 MMO outlook, which I wrote back in December of 2010, as a game of interest, but the time is not right.
For the moment I already have enough on my plate with Rift and EVE Online. If I rushed out and bought the box, I probably would not play it until I was done with one of those two games for a while. You know how it works when you have a subscription game and a non-subscription game, you tend to play the one for which you are paying a monthly fee.
Doubly so since I was never all that enthusiastic about Guild Wars.
But that is okay. All of you playing are blazing the trail, finding the issues, and making the world safe for those of us who will follow in your wake. And I will watch with interest what people have to say about the game now that it is live.
This gives me time to consider my choices for the game, starting with which race. Fortunately Starfleet Dental has put together a chart detailing the races of Tyria to help me choose. This important document, which I encourage you to read, goes through the races, the potential, influences, and uses.
Then there are classes and such to work on as well.
And dances. No MMO is complete these days without dance steps.
Plenty awaits me… when I get around to it.