And, there goes more free time this weekend thanks to Guild Wars 2.

Looks like there’s a one-time-only event scheduled for this weekend. Given my lack of participation in the recent Halloween event, I’d better make sure I’m on hand to represent.

Guild Wars 2: The Lost Shores is the title of it, and judging by the trailer, it looks to be very very ‘interesting’.

 

A book to tide me over until the next Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend

Last weekend was great fun as @tturbo and the rest of our years-old Guild Wars group jumped in to the most recent Beta Weekend event.

But now the event is done, and the wait continues for the *next* event, and I’m finding I need more of the world to explore.

Behold!
So ‘a man has said’ that there are these Guild Wars 2 novels out there, which means I must check them out. And I did by downloading the first (from iTunes): Guild Wars: The Ghosts of Ascalon.

The Story So Far…
Actually it’s pretty good. Standard adventuring fare, but being published in 2010, brings many of the game improvements into the story-line. Guards have rifles. The world map has changed. They fear Dragons again.

I’m hoping we’ll see the introduction of the Engineer 🙂

Niggles.
Ok, it’s an eBook, downloaded from iTunes. Which means it’s got DRM. For me that’s a problem as I like to read on different devices. I prefer my Kobo, but occasionally will read on my iPad or iPhone, depending on the context.

Fortunately there’s a cool app that will easily remove iTunes DRM from most iTunes eBooks — and it worked like a charm — and I’m reading happily on my Kobo, slowly. I don’t want to rush through the book and *still* have to wait a while for the next Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend 🙂

Guild Wars 2 Open Beta Weekend Overview

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There are those who eagerly anticipate online gaming events. And then there’s the rest of the world. I kinda fall into the first category.

This past weekend I participated in such an event — the first Guild Wars 2 open beta test. Basically it was two and a half days of fresh Guild Wars goodness! But first a little background.
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