There are shared spaces in Guild Wars for groups of people in what is called a guild. These shared spaces are called “guild halls”. “Hall” is a misnomer – the guild halls are small islands, with buildings, and they are beautiful. They are places for your guild to meet, and they also perform various game functions. You can visit the guild hall of your guild as well the guild hall of any other guild in your Alliance – a group of guilds. A member of a guild can also invite you to their guild hall, in game.
Sometimes we use our guild halls for parties. At this party we had to mute the in-game music, as we had a person playing music via shoutcast – a way for people to broadcast personal play lists over the internet. We had our own personal music DJ!
The party (end of March) was fun. Virtual parties aren’t exactly like in-person or “real” parties, but there is something real about them. It’s a nice way to connect across physical spaces and time zones.