As I’m sure most of you are, I’m already getting ready for Guild Wars 2 headstart. Only 17 days remaining according to the countdown, I can’t believe that I’ve been waiting 5 years for this. That means, 17 days to burn and try to fill the void with something. Well here are some things to keep you busy.
1. Start a shopping list.
You’re going to need to stock up on fuel to keep you going for the first 3 days of gameplay. Some items from my personal list include: champagne (yeah, cause it’s freaking celebration!), pink Rockstar (it tastes like fruit rollups, fyi), spinach salad with raspberry vinaigrette dressing, hot pockets, vitamin water, yogurt and fruit/veggie trays.
2. Proper attire.
If you’re going to be on a game-a-thon, you’re going to need comfortable clothing. Now if you live in a hot climate you’ll need something cooler like so:
Or if you’re from a cooler climate (or like me, love to be cozy) go for something like this:
3. Find the right guild.
GW2Guilds.org is a great place to find guild listings. Tells you the geographical location, server, approx member count, alliance, PvX, and more! My personal suggestion is that you check out The Guardians first though, something for everyone.
4. Get your RPing self ready.
Planning to roleplay in Guild Wars 2? It’s never too early to start creating a character profile and background. If you’ve new, old or somewhere in between to RP check out RP Made Simple. A great guide with lots of tips and tricks to improving your RP experience. Roleplaying even very lightly, can really help immerse you in the game and your characters story/life.
5. Watch Guild Wars 2 videos
The only this better than playing Guild Wars 2 is watching videos of other people playing. Here are a few people who’s videos I enjoy. Scyfo100, YogsCast, LicksTehRainbowz (This video was made just for me, because I had to miss the last stress test <3) and also GW2BnC.
6. Check out a Guild Wars 2 podcast.
Boons and Conditions is an amazing podcast, hosted by the awesome @Faelor. I strongly recommend you check it out. It’s the only GW2 podcast I really listen to.
7. Choose a race/profession and research crafting skills.
Are you going to be a mighty Charr warrior or a sly Asura Thief? Are you going to be an Artificer and craft magical weapons like staves? Or maybe you want to be a Jeweler and make all the shiny pretty things. Best to start thinking of these choices now, to save time for later. plus theory crafting is also a great pass-time!
I hope everyone has a great time during headstart and launch, I know I cannot wait to get started playing, finally. See you on the battlefield in 17 days fellow Tyrians.