Posted Tue, Mar 15, 2011 by Sardu
We know that the Elder Dragons have woken up and vomited their special brand of bile all over the face of Tyria, and that in GW2 your character will be one of the walking Wet-Naps that helps clean the nasty mess up. We also know that the Flameseeker Prophecies foretold of the return of the Elder Dragons, and that the Tome of the Rubicon told the dwarves that if they loved stone so much they might as well marry it (which most of them did at the end of GW:EN).
But did you know that Rurik is secretly the wizard behind the curtain – the puppet master of the Elder Dragons who has orchestrated the entire chain of events leading up to GW2? I mean, can’t you just picture him saying, “When I was a boy…” as he launches into a debate with his undead minion, Zhaitan, about proper beard grooming techniques in the afterlife?
OK, so maybe I made all of that up. But you have to admit it would be pretty crazy if you reached level 80 only to discover that Rurik is the mastermind behind the return of the Elder Dragons.
Over the past 10 years, ArenaNet has seen a fair amount of growth. While the Retrospective video released at the beginning of the year joked about the fact that the team size has grown so much that it’s easy to walk around the offices and meet employees you didn’t even know worked there, this surprisingly isn’t too far off the mark.
In the very near future ArenaNet will be moving into a new building to help account for recent growth, and allow them to continue that growth in the future. The company will still remain in the same relative area (sorry, Anet won’t be moving to an orbiting satellite station or bio-dome moon base just yet… though that will be the likely progression once GW2 has shipped) but the new space will allow the company a bit of much needed breathing room.
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