‘lo fellas, I hope all's well. I haven't seen you for a while as I ended up ditching GW2 in fairly short order; largely due to the fact that after the initial fun, it was a pretty dull game to play intensively. I recently got side tracked by the Age of Wushu beta; a game that when you can get over the fact that it's awfully translated, terribly presented and at times eye-poppingly obtuse, is actually a really good game. A huge sandbox’esque world with open PvP (and decent PvP, too), guild wars, inter-school wars, politics, kung-bloody-fu, massive cities, kidnapping, jail time, spying missions, Go, in depth crafting and upgrading that requires teamwork, Barbie dress up, more PvP a bunch of other stuff. I thought I’d swing by and mention it, as I know some Boons are so keen on ArcheAge, which is strikes me as quite similar (albeit more polished). The game is hosted in LA, so I use a tunneling service (Battleping and WTFast both work for me) and bring my ping down from 500-600 to a steady 200ms, which is fine for play. I’ve thrown a few movies of recent guild wars up on YouTube (search for Kettlepip’s channel), which might give an idea about a small part of the game. Hopefully it might tempt some Boons to give it a try. If you do, and want some help / advice / guidance through the UI and mechanics, be sure to give me a shout and I’ll do my best. Tootles!