At least not this weekend. Come August 25th, when I finally get to play “for real”, you can bet your giant ears and misshapen head I’ll be rolling an Asura Ranger right from the get go as my main.
And that’s the key right there. I’m glad ArenaNet and NCsoft have been slowly letting us taste Guild Wars 2. I don’t want to ruin the whole game before launch. But I’ve played the Norn, Human, Charr, and even the Sylvari starting areas extensively. I loved every minute. I want to savor that experience for the Asura come launch.
I won’t even be watching the videos our own Mike Bitton takes of the little guys this weekend, in more than a quick glance to make sure it’s good to go on the site. I’ll proof-read his article on the topic, but hopefully without spoiling too much of the experience. I want to be untainted when it comes to the mice-like creatures so that when I log in on day one, I can experience them afresh and without much preconceived notion on how they play.
How about you? Is there a race in GW2 you’re avoiding for this very reason? Has the beta spoiled your launch day at all, or is it just making you salivate more?
(Note, one funny thing about this? Mike Bitton hates the Asura, and we're forcing him to play them so I can keep them fresh for launch. Let's all point and laugh at his #firstworldproblems.)