I started playing Guild Wars in September 2005 when a colleague of mine assured me it wasn't a PvP-only game (which I thought it was). I have always loved role playing games, my first ever RPG was Betrayal at Krondor. I've played that game days on end (sometimes even through the night) and when I found out it was based on a book, I bought the book and started reading that too. After that I moved to Baldur's Gate and played the original game, the add-on, the second installment and the add-on to that. I always loved the bow and usually played a ranger.
I'm also an avid reader, and read mostly science fiction, fantasy and (alternate) history. A few of my favourite authors are Arthur C. Clarke, Raymond E. Feist and Stephen R. Lawhead. I'm not much of a movie fan, don't ask me if I know some actor or movie, the answer is most likely "no", even though, when you describe the actor/movie, I might have seen it the day before yesterday.
I have two cats, Kleintje, we had him since January 2008 and Rooie, who was rescued from the street in June 2008. Both like to just barge across my keyboard, so if you see me talking gibberish, chances are that one of those two cats is having a stroll on my desk. My first cat, Poes died in June 2008, he is still missed.
Bartle test: SEAK (Achiever 33.33%, Explorer 80.00%, Killer 6.67%, Socializer 80.00%)
SEAK players are usually very interested in the the 'total experience' of a virtual world--meeting other people and finding the unique places within it. They don't care much for PVP or levelling, but meeting up with online friends to see new parts of the world is usually fun and exciting.
The Guild Wars Universe and Me
I'm a ranger, I love the class, I love bows and mostly, I love pets. I usually stand as far away from the foes as possible (though you can find me in the thick of things as well, depending on the situation) and keep an eye on the field. I play Beastmaster 99% of my time, with any character, only my monk switches regularly to another secondary profession.
At the moment, I'm not concentrating on any character. My ranger has her 30 titles, and is only missing some destroyer weapons. I am working slowly on Guardian and Cartographer on my monk. And then there are those countless other things I still want to do...
I have almost more mules than characters. I'm a collector of everything. I have at least 1 of each collector you can find in the game (I am only missing 2 items, an Animal Hide, that is supposed to drop from the sickened animals in Minister Cho's estate and a Dark Claw, that drops from one of the dragons in FoW).