More or less out of a raging desire to see Guild Wars 2 as soon as possible, I’ve been fooling with the original again, after letting it sit idle for a month or so since the last try. It’s a game that I’ve made multiple passes at, and it’s never really sold me – the gameplay just hasn’t come together in a way that I like.
Typically, however, I’ll start a new character when doing this. This time I just hopped into my oldest and best-established character (a level 8 Fighter/ranger,) and ran a couple of random quests, then set out to start running a mission or two.
Missions in Guild Wars are half quest and half instanced zone with objectives. Up to this point, despite owning the game for something like 3 years and having tried to get into it a number of times, I’d never actually run one (well, aside from the intro thing in Factions, which is set up like a mission.)
The interface for getting into a mission is kind of awkward – it’s in the party panel, which makes no sense to me. But once in, the first one was pretty fun – and I plan to play a couple more.