I'm a 36yr old Guild Wars player from Manchester, England. I've been playing for less than one year, mainly in PVE. I own all three campaigns but enjoy Prophecies the most. I'm the leader of a small (mostly family and friends) Guild called The Manchester Marauders [TMM]. We're not an l33t guild, which is where the name came from initially. Too many people we're trying to tell us what and what not to do whilst playing. I've only recently joined GuildWiki although I've been an avid reader for a long time. I intend to do my bit when I can and add/edit articles.
My Current Characters
Vandal is a level 20 Tyrian character and my first ever Guild Wars avatar. Whilst most were taking on the role of Warrior, I decided to go Ranger to be different. He's currently the only character I've completed Prophecies with (although I'm only one mission away with my monk). I don't use Vandal as much as I used to, mainly for Barrage/Pet parties in FoW. Even though he was my first, he's the last character I've fitted out with 15k armour. This is something I intend to change soon.
Phillipa is my current character in Guild Wars and another level 20 Tyrian. I created her because my Ranger, was a R/E for most of the campain (changing to R/M when I could for FoW). I loved the power of the Ele fire skills so decided to create my own. This is also the first character I decided to play as a woman. No reason for this, just for the change. Phillipa can wipe out vasts amount of enemy groups in no time, with some of the best AoE spells in the game (although I need more elites for her). At the moment I'm trying to get an Icy Dragon Sword with this char but as of yet, I've had no luck (even though I've done about 15 runs for it). I've also got more greens using this char than any other, again showing the power of the Ele skills.
Ping Pong Bat
After sitting around waiting for a monk to agree to join any of my groups, I decided to start my own. At first I wasn't sure what I thought of the class, but after a while it became second nature, getting him upto a level 20 tyrian (can you smell the prophecies link here?). Ping was primarily a healer (and still is, even though I have him set as a prot at the moment). I managed to get him ascended then worked my way around the final island, just as NightFall was released and in came the Heroes. This totally negated the need for a monk in most groups so I was back to square one with getting a decent PUG. Still, you can't beat a human monk eh? ;)
I've now finished Factions with this character.
Well, I finally got fed up with trying to get an IDS to no avail. So, I thought it high-time I had a go at NightFall. I'd played it a bit, mainly on the n00b island and then gone back to other things. This time, I decided I'm going to go through the game. After a while thinking of which class to choose, I decided on the Paragon. Mainly because it's very much like a ranger, but with a whole new skill set. I've got to say I really like this class, finding it easier than previous NF attempts (warrior and nec). ATM he's only a level 13 but thats only after a day of playing. which ain't too bad. I chose Ranger as his second so I could get him a pet (which is a Flamingo atm but I intend to change it as soon as I can).
I've now finished NightFall with this character.
I'm the current leader of The Manchester Marauders [TMM]. I formed this guild along with my brother-inlaw. It's comprised of mostly family members and their friends. We don't intend to expand the guild beyond this. Having a guild like this means we can concentrate mainly on PVE without being hastled to PVE. We have a guild hall and occasionally take part in some PVPs to gain faction, but usually when we've got nothing else to do. We do have a website, but don't bother looking at it yet as it needs some major work.
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What I'm doing at the moment
I've got my fingers in so many pies at the moment, it's hard for my old brain to keep up. I've got the four characters playing missions in all three campaigns. When I'm not doing the missions I'm usually in FoW or Sorrows Furnace trying to get some money/weapons.
Once a day, without fail I'll run for an Icy Dragon Sword until I get one. It's got to happen some day ... hasn't it? Apart from that, just generally hanging around trying to sell items for as much as I can (usually less than they're worth due to my lack of patience selling).
Got a bollocking from Anet
Seems Anet didn't like the name of the guild (Kill all geeks) and set us for a ban (they changed our tag to ban from KAG). I suppose I can see why they did it, so rather than argue with them, I disbanded the guild and reformed it (with the same members). This time coming up with a name more acceptable, The Manchester Marauders (as most members are from Manchester England). I need to update the guild picture to reflect the change but I can't be arsed atm.