So before I let you vote on what you want me to do in Guild Wars 2, let me tell you a bit about my playstyle so you can make your decision. You'll find all of this week's polls at the end!
I do love to explore. I always hope that the developers have seen fit to put some fun objects in the hidden corners of zones. I don't just explore; I travel around to see it all while leveling or gathering. Many times my personality seamlessly morphs in and out of a slight roleplaying mentality. At any moment I may be gathering wood so I can make money to buy a shiny, but a mob or boss could suddenly demand my attention. I become the reluctant hero who needs to slay this beast because it recently terrorized a nearby village or killed my friend's character and provoked my revenge. That story could play out in a minute, then the roleplay fades away and I'm back playing a videogame.
It's true I can't do any one activity for too long before feeling as if it's torture, but I have done single activities for very long periods of time. More than a few times, I've spent three to four hours in one sitting just gathering wood in Runes of Magic. I think it might have something to do with it being an activity that I have total control over and can start and stop whenever I want.
I do like dungeons, achieving, and getting stronger. I enjoyed all the dungeons I've run through with guildmates, but a strong force for me is just knowing I'm playing with friends.
Once upon a time, I logged into RoM and decided to run to a high-level zone that would take a bit of time to reach on foot. I just felt like doing that, so I set off. Along the way, I playfully killed some boars in a casual, solo-RP mode. Realizing the drop rate on their tusks was good and that I already had some in my bags, I decided to collect them. They're good for a daily quest. I was way higher-level than that zone, but I was having fun, so I just kept doing it. I figured I was still getting tokens, even if it was a pathetic amount of XP gain from turning them in. After close to an hour, I started to tire of it and went to the auction house to see what kind of profit I could get. I found it was pretty small, so I checked with my guild. None of them needed or wanted the tusks, so I hung around the daily quest board and gave them to players who were doing the quest.
This is the start of my adventures in Tyria, and I need you to do some special things for me. GW2 has a nice character customization system that's too hard to make into a poll. So I want you to give me a short description of what you want my character to look like in the comment section below. Do I make a super-tall, bald, dark-skinned character with crazy tattoos? Or a pinkish-colored, medium-height, heavy-set dude with giant eyes and hair resembling an afro?
Your second goal is even easier. Make sure to vote in the number poll. Those three numbers represent story choices when creating a character. I will choose my character's story options based off of the order of votes each number receives. If the number two wins followed by the number three, that means my first choice will be the second option the game gives me, and for my second decision, I'll pick the third and so on. I'll repeat the process if necessary. I think this will spice things up and make for a fun, random story-line.
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Jeremy Stratton needs more MMOs to play. Seriously. The imaginary doctor who lives in his head gave him a prescription. The problem is, he's too flighty. He never knows just what MMO to try or how long to stick with it in order to get the most of it. That's why he needs you to tell him what game to play and how to play it every Wednesday in Choose My Adventure!