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Choose my Adventure: Introducing Moira Zonk

Shawn Schuster

Join me as I brave my way through lands unknown in an adventure dictated entirely by you, the Massively readers! Vote for everything from game played to character creation to ultimate goal and watch it unfold in a series of journals and galleries here on the site.
Then, as the ultimate goal is reached, we'll do it all over again in a new game!

After Monday's post getting us on our way in Guild Wars, you voted on what type of character I should make to begin my adventures. The character has been made and the first goal has been reached: getting a second profession. In this installment, you'll vote on the next goal and the ultimate goal I should reach before moving on to another game.

I've decided to make this project go two ways: one as a basic rundown of what I've done in the game to achieve my goals, and another to be more of a supplementary 'in-character' journal provided in the captions of the gallery, linked below. So follow along after the jump for an explanation of how your choices molded my newest Guild Wars character, and don't forget to vote in the newest polls before tomorrow at this same time, when the polls will close.

Gallery: Choose my Adventure: Guild Wars | 99 Photos

I must admit, it's been a long time since I've created a new character in Guild Wars. I was extremely happy that GW was chosen by the Massively readers, as I had previously run a Guild Wars podcast and fansite many years ago. Luckily, the character creation process in Guild Wars is very simple, which helped me get on my way.

Following the choices made by you, I created a female Necromancer PvE character in the Prophecies campaign. When deciding on a first name, I chose my favorite NPC from my current favorite single-player game (Moira Brown from Fallout 3) and for the last name, there was no question that I must pay homage to my former-boss-turned-developer, Michael Zenke. Hence, Moira Zonk was born.

My favorite part about beginning this character in Prophecies is the tutorial Pre-Searing area. It always reminds me of the first time I created a GW character roughly four years ago. I look forward to playing a bit more in Pre, before venturing out into the 'real' game.

This time around, my only goal was to gain a second profession as Monk. This came quite easily, as did the ding to second level, but I know that the remaining journey will be filled with quite a bit more work. So this begs the question, what's next for Moira Zonk? Should she stick around in the calming tranquility of Pre-Searing Ascalon before venturing out into the burned-out world after the Searing? Or should she get out there and start earning her way, gaining the friendship of henchmen and diving headfirst into the storyline, and ultimately, more important goals? You decide!

[Edit: Looks like I'll be going for the Collector's Armor set and leaving Pre at level 10. Thanks for the votes everyone! Look for the next update next week.]

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