Carol Pinchefsky, a selfprofessed non-MMO gamer, shares her impressions of Guild Wars 2.

Ill be honest up front: Im not an MMO player. Yeah, I dabbled in Champions Online, and I spent more than a few sessions puzzle-solving in Uru Live (a.k.a. Myst Online). But when an MMO-obsessed friend sent me a Guild Wars 2 (GW2) beta key, I gave in to curiosity and fired up the game. The first thing that went through my mind was, These graphics are pretty decent. The second was, Ah-hah, Im playing Dragon Age: The MMO. The third was, I wish I had more than an afternoon to power through this.