If you don’t currently play Guild Wars and would like to check out the PvP action for free, ArenaNet has just made game keys available.
The Guild Wars Team would like to invite gamers everywhere to join us on the weekend of January 20th for a Guild Wars: Factions Global PvP Free-For-All Weekend Event! This event will take place on the Battle Isles, the new PvP continent. Players can visit this new area of the world to to try out a brand new arena, to visit the new combat training zones, or to experience the PvP explorable areas. Join us to get an early look at how PvP will evolve with the coming of Guild Wars: Factions!
During the PvP event, players will be able to try out the two new Professions, the Assassin and the Ritualist. There is an FAQ on the main page, detailing specifics.
I will be deleting a character so that I can create a Ritualist or Assassin Primary for the PvP event. I have no spare character slots. My Elementalist (Adrastos) is still in Pre-Searing (along with my Warrior/Monk) and has not chosen a second Profession. Even though I like him more than my Warrior/Monk, I would like to get all the Skills for all the Professions. Adrastos is the only redundancy in my character roster, Profession-wise. I already have the six Professions represented in my Necromancer/Mesmer (Khirsah), Ranger/Elementalist (Ralaar), and Warrior/Monk (Varda). Hrm… Maybe I can delete Adrastos and re-create him in Warrior/Monk or Monk/Warrior form. However, Adrastos without his bishounen good looks, his noble bearing, and his general prettiness just wouldn’t be the same if he was anything but an Elementalist Primary. Then again, Varda is only Level 5, and she has never grown on me. It’s just like Livia, the Mesmer/Monk I created and deleted because she was ugly. Oh, decisions decisions.
I could use one of the free keys to create a character for the event, but then all the Faction Points, Rank, and Skills I unlocked would not get credited to my account. Even though I don’t expect to play too long (lack of time), I would not want my meagre ‘earnings’ to be in vain.
I still have time to mull this over and make a decision.