I have an optimizer. The artwork of character that seeks the most efficient way to the destination. This life's perspective certainly has its advantages, at least for me, but a big disadvantage. Happiness is not prioritized. The goal replaces happiness and it becomes very easy to become unhappy in the pursuit of the goal. So I tried to change my perspective. Instead of the quickest direction to take the scenic course, and have recently begun to apply this to my time with GW2.
With well over a thousand hours in GW2, I try to change my habits. Instead of signing up to do the most efficient things with my time, I'm just exploring Tyria. I spent two full days walking around Queensdale, and I'm shocked to see how much craftsmanship has been put into this world. Things that I never noticed and that I would never have noticed without slowing down to see them. The experience of conflict unbelievably enjoyable and I can not wait to explore the rest of this vast world. This post magazine may not appeal to many people, but if you see a little of yourself in me, then I encourage you to give it a try.