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Guild Wars 3:37 am-
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I’ve been playing Guild Wars since the 27th of April. I was able to get a pre order box so I could play starting at 12:01 am on the 27th. I’ve had my eye on this game since around this time last year. Guild Wars comes at an opportune time as my adventures in the World of Warcraft are being made very un-fun with the inclusion of the so called “honor” system and a contest to encourage this so called honor system of Blizzard’s.

Guild Wars at this moment in time feels like a fun game. The biggest selling points right now are no monthly fees to play and the fact that just about everything is a private instance means I don’t have to worry about getting ganked (farmed for honor) as I try to level. I can’t stress how antisocial I am at this time because of this bullshit going on in WoW. So it’s nice to be able to be all alone in an area in Guild Wars if I want to be.

Another huge selling point as it turns out is that I can play the game from work. There is only one port number that needs to be open for the game to work and that port number happens to be open on this isp the hotel uses. The ability to play at work is really amazing seeing how just about every other port number on the internet is closed here at work.

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The ability to play at work has many downsides as the these six screen shots above can show. The Intel Extreme Graphics Technology powered 82845G Graphics Controller in the work computer just doesn’t have the muscle to run a game like Guild Wars. The horrible graphics really isn’t the problem. The problem is that about 20 minutes into playing the computer crashes to a bsod that points to one of the driver files for the onboard vid card.

Which is really frustrating. I’ve updated to the latest drivers provided by Intel. I’ve lowered every setting in the game that I can. The damn thing still keeps crashing. Granted this pitiful video card is not supported by the game. I was just hoping to have some luck and make it work via tweaks. And I’m contemplating buying a cheap ass pci video card to put into the work pc I use. It all depends on how things go at the hotel in the coming weeks.

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Kiltorn says:
May 3rd, 2005 at 9:52 am

And here I thought that the highest lvl you had was a 4.

Trying to figure out a good combo for my necros sub class. Been through the Meser and Monk as possibilites, just not sure yet. Monk may be a good canidate, gives a little defensive to the offensive, then again, every other class but Monk could say that. Maybe ill just go pure damage and do a Necro/Elementist. Just not sure yet.

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Sparos says:
May 3rd, 2005 at 3:15 pm

Man you should come over to ice crown bub. i still got my hunter at lvl 20 but my rogues up to 48 now. in order to get honor points there you can’t get ganked while lvl’n you have to flag and usually get in a raid if you want alot of kills. but you don’t get ganked unless you flag. man i really hope you come back and hop on icecrown it’d be cool to play with ya before i quit for school. i’m moving to colorado springs on monday and i won’t have internet there. but i’ll check in every now and then.if i don’t see ya all take it easy and what not.

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Kiltorn says:
May 4th, 2005 at 10:22 am

No shaman on icecrown though, silly alliance.

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Kiltorn says:
May 12th, 2005 at 2:23 pm

The main thing i like about not paying monthly for GW is the constant thought of “maybe i should play, get my moneys worth”, ive paid for it, can play when i feel like it.

18 druid now, Alch
10 mage, tialor bot =]

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Turk says:
May 3rd, 2005 at 2:23 pm

And here I thought that the highest lvl you had was a 4.

Yeah I was being sneaky. I’m also working on hoarding up the 2000 gold it takes to get the guild cape. Almost half way there.

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Axelblake says:
May 4th, 2005 at 2:43 am

Hey Turk Glad ur having fun in a game at least =( but if u do wana try us out on Ice Axel will be hitting 60 tomorrow night =) after that since i work the next day ill bew killin time cuz i dont wana kill myself in a raid with a 10hr day at work to follow so come on over =) ill hope on some alt or make on we can chillin and then later when ur having fun again ill PQ with axel and Get’er DonE! ..<

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Turk says:
May 4th, 2005 at 5:47 am

I’m not giving up on WoW. I’m just stepping back for a minute. WoW was the game I always wanted to play. It had all the things I wished Camelot had. And then this recent turn of events. This honor bullshit really makes me mad.

I wish we had just picked a pve server to start with. The thing is I really like my shaman. I don’t want to start over. And I do play on Icecrown. Not a lot of course. But the times I’ve logged on neither Axel or Sparos was on. Guild Wars is a change of pace. It just has that new game freshness about it.

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Turk says:
May 12th, 2005 at 6:48 am

So I got my cheap vid card for work. It's a Geforce 4 MX 4000 or something like that. Was about 70 bucks plus tax. More than I wanted to spend. And that card doesn't do Dirext X 9 effects, so no glow for me. But at least I have some fun at work now.

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