From Guild Wars Wiki
 A bit about me... (not that it's important, but if I don't put something on this page, my signature will be that awful red color)
 Guild Wars Style
- I've owned GuildWars since preorder copies first hit the shelves, and I began playing regularly in March 2006...It took me some time to migrate from another game, and with the steep learning curve back then (and lack of this wonderful wiki community) it was a slow process getting used to Guildwars.
- I absolutely despise "cookie-cutter" build games. GuildWars allows me to combine skills in ways that suit my style, allowing me to change skills and evolve strategies to get the most out of my play time, without having to make a carbon copy character. GuildWars' dual-profession, and sheer number of skills makes for a completely unique experience for each character, and this has lead me to play every profession combination, to relive the same campaigns over and over in a new light.
- I prefer function over fancy...Although GuildWars is the most beautifully rendered game of it's time (surpassing everything else available for at least a few years), it has always worked properly. GuildWars was never immune to bugs and glitches, but it has almost never been offline for "maintenance", and the development team has always been quick to fix game issues and make adjustments to keep the game fun, fair, and operating smoothly.
- I want to play when I have time...NOT when everyone else does (aka 40 player raid party), and most certainly not when the company can muster enough working hardware and software to be online. There seems to be absolutely nobody else out there operating a game that doesn't need to be taken offline frequently so that they can fix stuff that should not have broken...seriously, why does nobody else seem to grasp the concept of "redundancy"??? We, as gamers are paying for a service, and all these corporations are charging us for the time whether we play or not...and then have the nerve to shut down??? I am not young...I have a great deal of time on my hands, I have many real responsibilities, I am prone to frequent sleepless nights and washroom breaks, and I sometimes need to eat or take a siesta. I play LOTS in the Winter, and little in the Summer...want to go raiding? Should I vary my lifestyle to play a game? ...No.
- I have a casual attitude towards playing. I enjoy playing, but there is so much more to life than MMORPG, and the unique instanced gameplay, variety of skills, rapid and easy movement between discovered outposts, open-ended play and staged PvP is highly desireable. ArenaNet's attitude towards EULA made the gameworld a welcoming place that I was comfortable allowing my children to access freely, and the customer support is second to none! The addition of storage, holiday events, heroes, in-game store items, scavenger hunts, mini-games and daily quests made GuildWars almost perfect for my gaming needs...add a method of selling items to players while actually playing, and it would be.
- I haven't bought GuildWars 2...I have no desire to play in a persistent world game, nor have to spend vast amounts of cash to afford game items...Having experience in several MMORPGs, I chose to play GuildWars over all of them, and I shall remain here until the servers go offline. My purchases of GuildWars NCSoft ingame store items are happily made in support of this game. I will be first in line to buy new "purely cosmetic" items and should NCSoft realize the error of pursuing other MMORPG's market share instead of protecting their own, I will be first in line to pre-order the next GuildWars campaign. I will not support any game that allows me to buy currency or functional game items...I want to succeed or fail on my abilities alone.
 On the Wiki
Non-standard pages I've added:
- Elite Skills Checklist - low graphics, minimal format list suitable for printing or copy/paste for skill-hunting.
- The Bay Misfits, my guild.
My General Activity Here:
- GWW is my homepage. The computer I access the WWW and my email from is on 24/7 and I receive email updates from GWW.
- I'm a retiree and homebody. I play GuildWars almost every day, and reference GWW frequently as I play.
- I have in the past created pages following campaign/expansion releases, but I usually won't make major changes to pages, and not without discussion on talk pages.
- Most of my contributions are grammatical corrections, completion of stubs, research data contributions or uploads of pertinent/missing screenshots.
- My personal mandate here is to be helpful in making GWW the most complete and usable reference to my favorite game.
- I have no agenda/political aspirations with GWW...I find GWW is indispensable in getting the most out of GuildWars, but I would much rather be playing than managing wiki pages.
- It may seem that I am gone for long periods, but I am here. I simply don't mess around with things that aren't broken, and I have no desire to edit simply to make myself prominent. I watch my talk page, and contributions so that I can help others keep the wiki current, coherent, complete, informative and running smoothly.
- If you need to talk in real time, look me up in the game ("Gwynna Vive" is my main character name), and if I don't respond within a few minutes I am AFK, try again later.
- I will always respond to messages on my talk page, I don't bite unless you are on the opposing team in the arena!