Last week, a good friend gifted me with a pre-purchase game code for Guild Wars 2. My friend was 100% confident that I would love it, and let's just say that my friends know me well.
John and I played during the headstart this weekend, and had an absolute blast. Not only is the game great, but we're in a guild with a lot of our long-time City of Heroes friends. Pre-purchase folks got to log in at midnight eastern Friday night/Saturday morning to check it out. After securing our names, John went to bed, but I stayed up and began exploring with my Sylvari Mesmer.
My first impression of the world was "This place is HUGE!" followed closely by "And GORGEOUS!" Three of us in the guild made Sylvari and teamed up to explore, do zone events, and work on our personal stories.