Well, I had thought it would take me at least a couple of days before I decided whether or not to play Guild Wars — it takes time to find information on gameplay and blogs to read opinions and reviews, after all — but the insight and snippets of advice I received from commenters really went a long way in helping me make my decision. I’m going to give it a shot.
I was going to wait until the weekend to download a digital copy, but I was out near the city center this evening picking up food for dinner when it started to pour. I jumped into the Best Buy there to escape the rain and decided to browse the gaming aisles…and there in the PC section was a whole bunch of Guild Wars retail boxes.
I was surprised. Normally, that particular Best Buy has a terrible selection when it comes to PC games, to the point I’ve all but given up on them. But for some reason, they were stocked very well today.
It’s a sign! And what do you know, I do prefer owning a hard copy when it comes to games.
I ended up picking up the Trilogy pack, which was suggested to me and made a lot of sense in my mind, seeing as it includes Guild Wars, Factions and Nightfall and was on sale at a pretty good price. I don’t think it was the best deal I could have gotten on the game, but I’d say it was pretty fair considering I’ll be getting content I’ll never have to pay for again.
I’m installing now, but seeing as it’s past 1am here I think I’ll wait until tomorrow to play, and then I’ll likely need a few days to experience it before expressing my first thoughts. I’m actually really excited; trying out a new game always does this to me!