I've been wanting to write about this ever since I first stumbled across it on Guild Wars Insider. It reminds me that, in order to be immersed in our "world", we should truly go about Guild Wars 2 as if we are our avatars. When you walk into an unknown landscape for the first time, do you expect to see a tutorial telling you exactly where you should go to see such and such an occurrence? Most people don't. And as for me, I want to discover the place on my own. I plunge down a path, not knowing what might be around the corner and I'm thrilled when I'm rewarded with an unexpected sight, like a mother quail and her biddies scurrying from one side of the trail to the other, or a clutch of turkeys, or a fawn bounding after it's mother (or maybe not so thrilled when that sight is an alligator across the trail).
This article made me think about how I approach Guild Wars 2. Next time we have a BWE, I'm going to try very hard not to think about the fact that I'm playing a game. I'm going to try to be more like the explorer I enjoy being....and follow not only that little boy, but other things as well. Here's hoping for more surprises!