Hello. Still alive. I have been playing World of Warcraft, with a smattering of Guild Wars mixed in. Am I crazy to be playing two online games at the same time? Perhaps. Oustide gaming, other stuff is keeping me stressed out and busy.
I am really looking forward to this weekend’s Guild Wars Nightfall World Preview Event. I hope more of the guildmates will be online. Haven’t seen many of them when I’ve played in recent weeks, but it would be cool if there was a decent turn out. Maybe I will see some of the Guild Wars players that I have met through this blog as well.
IM me for my in-game name, and feel free to whisper. If I am logged in with a different name on the day and you whisper, however, the game may tell you that I’m not online. So if interested, add me to your Friends List prior to the event. If you are not sure whether I am playing Guild Wars or not (I doubt any World of Warcraft will be happening this weekend), check my Xfire profile. I always have Xfire up when PC gaming because I like to keep track of how many hours per week I spend playing.
The Nightfall World Preview event is open to anyone, regardless of whether you have a Guild Wars account or not. Access keys for people wtihout Guild Wars accounts can be obtained here.
This might be helpful for those of us who are impatient:
Got loads of hard drive space & fed up with waiting for GW to decompress a new area?
Want to be able to download any new content and decompress it automatically?
Using the -image option to the gw executable, you can. The program will exit after the -image option has completed, so you’ll need to do this on a second shortcut.
Time taken for a full installation:
It took about 4 hours (on a freshly downloaded Prophicies install) and uses about 3Gb.
I used this method to download and decompress Guild Wars game files to my notebook computer, which is my backup gaming machine. It took about an hour or so. I haven’t played Guild Wars on the notebook for at least a month, that I can remember, so there were quite a lot of files to be downloaded, especially as the Nightfall World Preview Event is coming up tomorrow. I am going to do this again on the laptop, and also on the desktop before I go to sleep.