most of the playable
races featured in ArenaNet’s
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Wars 2

were originally introduced in the core Guild
campaign (Humans and
Charr), or with the Eye of
the North

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universe. In a recent interview, fans are given an interesting
look at how each of these races will fit into the future of Tyria, as
well as some fresh insights into what the Sylvari are all about.

The Norn, Charr, and Asura all were, but they were often just
allies or enemies…

But we do have the Sylvari, which are a race that no one has
seen before. Lorewise, the Sylvari will have very important things to
do, but playwise, there were holes in our archetypes. There’s
the character that’s very invested in nature,
there’s the chivalrous character that’s very
knightly, there’s the elflike character who’s very
fey… and we wanted to appeal to those players too. A lot of
players were saying that they loved the smart Asura or that they love
the Charr because they rip people’s heads off. There was this
entire faction of dedicated fantasy gamers that came to our game
wanting to see themselves reflected in the world, and we wanted to make
sure that was there.

The interview, which is the
first of a two part series at ZAM titled
target="_blank">Reinventing Tyria,
goes on to cover many other interesting and lesser
known aspects of how GW2 will ultimately differ from the original game,
so it’s well worth the read.

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Another standout element from
the interview gives mention to
everyone’s favorite hero from the original game, Prince Rurik:

There was so much that
we wrote right at the beginning of
Prophecies… there was a background story centered around
King Adelbern and how he claimed the throne and his son (Prince Rurik)
and Althea and the wedding they were supposed
to have. 
There’s this gigantic amount of lore that we wanted to show
and didn’t have a chance to show.

We can only hope that the tale
of Rurik and Althea’s wedding
is eventually shown – in a second Bonus Mission Pack perhaps?
Only time will tell, but in the here and now be sure to give the
interview a read and then share your thoughts right here in the Ten Ton
Hammer Guild Wars 2

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

About The Author

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Reuben "Sardu" Waters has been writing professionally about the MMOG industry for eight years, and is the current Editor-in-Chief and Director of Development for Ten Ton Hammer.