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  • So, definitely be sure to check the requirements on the box and make sure your computer has graphics that are compatible, because although you may be able to function well in certain levels, you're suddenly going to find yourself stuck in a level and you wont even be able to sign in or out if your graphics card is not compatible
  • Once we experienced this problem and tried emailing their support, we got many generic emails directing us to various links on their sites to troubleshooting the problem, when really we just needed one of them to enter his account and remove his character from the level it was stuck in due to the graphics incompatibility


    • by Nikki Hanna
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      I have two young boys, one is a fresh new teenager, and the other is quickly on his way. Both of them love to play video games, computer or otherwise. We got an xbox 360, and they love it, but they were looking for something that seemed a little more interactive and a game in which they could really expand a long-lasting character and get a sense of gaming accomplishment. They wanted to joing World of Warcraft, but when I realized the prices associated with it, I said “no way”. Then a friend of mine recommended Guild Wars. You buy the CD, and then participation in the game online is free. They constantly offer extension packs in CD form, which has more levels and things your character can earn, but you can play for quite a long time off the original Guild Wars game and still not see and do and earn everything there is for your character.

      My kids were immediately driven by the game, and were incredibly excited when we got it. Some of the


      problems we’ve experienced along the way include having difficulty contacting support and, at one point, my son’s character got stuck in a level because our graphics card didn’t support the graphics. So, definitely be sure to check the requirements on the box and make sure your computer has graphics that are compatible, because although you may be able to function well in certain levels, you’re suddenly going to find yourself stuck in a level and you wont even be able to sign in or out if your graphics card is not compatible. Once we experienced this problem and tried emailing their support, we got many generic emails directing us to various links on their sites to troubleshooting the problem, when really we just needed one of them to enter his account and remove his character from the level it was stuck in due to the graphics incompatibility. After two weeks of going back and forth with support, we finally had a friend of ours access his account via her computer and take him out of the level,

      • and since then, he’s known what levels he can and cannot enter. Almost the entire first original Guild Wars game works well, even with our Dell graphics card that is nine years old and came with the computer (we can’t even find an upgrade that will work with this system), but the second Guild Wars game definitely caused problems.

        However, with that said, there’s a lot to see and do and the kids get to interact with other people online, and to them, it feels like forming a like-minded community of friends with whom they can play and talk to and share their opinions and just have a general good time. The Guild Wars support isn’t exactly up to par, and was actually very frustrating during our time interacting with them, but the game itself is a lot of fun and, if your graphics card is compatible, it looks great with lots to see. Most cheap computers today have graphics that will work well with it. This isn’t one of those games like World of Warcraft that

        requires ridiculous graphics and computer hardware in order to function properly.

        Even today, two years after purchasing the first game, my kids still play it religiously. Though they might still be pining for a chance to play World of Warcraft, they say they wouldn’t give up their Guild Wars game for anything in the world. The main drawback to this game is managing to pull your kids (and even some adults) away from it long enough to go outside and actually see the sun! Also, you can add friends to your Guild Wars list, participate in quests with your friends, start your own Guild, create your own missions, earn money with your guild or on your own… the options are truly limitless with this game, especially with the bonus packs you can buy. And the prices are reasonable, at an affordable $35 a game. Sometimes it’s more, sometimes it’s less. The newer games are more expensive but come jam-packed with all sorts of goodies for your characters to do and ear. I (and my kids) give it two thumbs up.




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