My time with GSD.
Before I begin I want to state that I have always been a “lone wolf” when it comes to gaming. I never felt the need to join a group or a community, especially considering the fact that few games, MMOs in particular, kept my interest longer than a few months at the maximum.
When I saw glimpses of the original Guild Wars, I was intrigued to say the least, but due to time constraints with high school at the time I never found the time to play it and still to this day I have not. With the announcement of Guild Wars 2, I though “Hell, why not? At least I won’t waste money on a subscription.” And what I found was a MMO that truly captivated me. But my refusal to belong to a group took its toll on me and I soon quit the game, just after the Karka invasion of Lion’s Arch.
Heart of Thorns was announced and my interest was renewed. But this time I would try joining a guild. To spare you the details. I joined a few guilds here and there. A few international ones, a French one, I tried starting my own guild which nobody joined, and I didn’t even feel like leading. Again, being fed up of belonging to a community who didn’t even know or cared you existed, I quit the game again.
Two years later, being bored out of my mind I installed Guild Wars 2 again to spend a few days (or so I thought) in game, doing some stuff I never did before, like fractals, raids and some other stuff. I decided to join yet another guild, so I could skip the PUGing step. What I found in this guild was something I never had before in a game. A home. A family. This guild was Guardians of the Silver Dragons.
Looking back now, even though I regret not being more involved in Guild Wars 2 for longer, and never finding a guild to experience the game at its fullest. I would do it all again as I did before. Because this led me to finding my family. A family I finally cared enough about to make me want to become an officer so I could give back to each and every one of you. A family from which I cannot conceive not being annoyed daily (here’s looking at the WA spam :P) and loving every single second of it.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you! Thank you for having me, thank you for treating me as your equal, thank you for not judging and thank you for putting up with me.
I love you all!
P.S. Here’s for another 5, 10, 20, 100 years together!