Monday, January 07, 2008

New Addiction: Guild Wars

The ol' younger sister, Cassi, gave me Guild Wars for Christmas. She gave it to the two of us, Stoker and me, but let's be honest. She really meant it for me. She lives in Omaha and I live in Nashville, and yet we can play the game together. I'm a child of the 80s, so I'm used to the computer, virtual world (remember VR.5? That was a cool show. I wish it had lasted), but still, WHAT the hell?

I'm probably the only one still reeling from the fact that Cas and I can meet up in a completely virtual game world and chat and adventure together. I log in, my guy is standing there (my first character, a ranger, Kail Pinefox -- yeah, I made that up. Stupid? Probably), I check to see if Cas is online, she is, I whisper to her something like, "Hey," and the next thing I know, her mesmer (a character, like a ranger) is running up to me with his little mask and guild cape on. It KILLS me. Then we talk and the conversation floats above our heads in balloons.

"What should we do?"

"I don't know, whatever."

It's just like real life.

"Well, I still need some more ranger skills before we advance out of Ascalon city."

"Ok. Let's go find some. I know where to go."

Of course she does. She's been playing for 8 months.

Anyway, I'm still in love with Morrowind. And I'm also in love with those (ridiculous) books about the vampires, Twilight and New Moon, etc. I admit it. I'm a fool for pop culture these days.


Jodi said...

my husband and I used to play World of Warcraft together all the time, when we were dating and I still lived, and worked, in the states. We had WoW dates. :)

Aries327 said...

I've heard that WoW is really fun. I want to try that out too, after I've had my fill of Guild Wars. You should get Guild Wars, then we can adventure together. There are no subscription fees, unlike WoW, as I understand it. I have Prophecies.

cassi said...

WoW isn't as fun, Nik. I'm telling you. GW is way better. You don't have to worry about people who play 10 hours a day always better you, since GW has a level cap. Oh man. Why do I always go on about things like this? I'm such a computer nerd. And I love it.

Aries327 said...

Oh yeah. You did tell me that. I'd forgotten.

And yes, you ARE a bit of a gaming geek. But it's adorable.