Guild Wars 2 trailer asks and answers basics questions

Monday, 24th September 2012 02:16 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Guild Wars 2 is out and selling like hotcakes, but presumably some of you are still sitting on the fence. Let this gently paced feature overview trailer convince you.

For some reason this video is kind of mesmerising; it’s a very different affair from the live action launch trailer.

As detailed in the trailer below, Guild Wars 2 differentiates itself in a number of ways; personalised stories, dynamic events, and world versus world combat are some of its many charms.

Thanks, Massively.



  1. viralshag

    Good game. It has a lot of content but I just found it all a little too repetitive towards the end and for now I’m pretty much done with it.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. roadkill

    Well, I would definitely answer the call if I’d have the money. Who knows, maybe on my birthday.. :)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. GrimRita

    Love it. Its just a shame that the economy is fucked. But whatever the answer is, I just dont know right now. Selling items for less than they cost you to make and at a loss is not good for anyone.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. TheWulf

    I’m amused by all the charr shots in that trailer. The artists at ArenaNet still love them, and are clearly proud of them. I don’t blame them, they’re indubitably the most original fantasy race I’ve seen in decades. And fantasy needs originality. The only race that even comes close are the Kzinti, but then again, not really. There are too many differences there, even, and the Kzinti are Sci-Fi.

    But anyway, yeah. I’m still having a lot of fun with this game. In many ways it’s experimental, new, and just really different. They took chances with a lot of things. They even got a little chancy with the storylines. (In fact, I love how their marketing department tried to take some of those back. Game says: The charr are intelligent, created the industrial revolution without any outside aid, and make reliable things. The asura are script kiddies, dabble in magical powers they don’t understand, use magic as a crutch, and aren’t very bright as they keep making things explode. The marketing department says: The asura are clever, honest! We know you guys like clever gnomes. They’re so clever! Really! Amazingly clever! Ignore our own game! D8 Please? Our gnomes are just like WoW! So smart! Oh marketing. But when is marketing not pathetic? But yeah, the game itself made the beast race more intelligent than the midget race, not a popular choice, but a unique one.)

    It’s the uniqueness I like the best. It’s a world that feels like it wasn’t just copy-pasted from every other fantasy setting. Even their take on steampunk is really interesting. And it’s just something I’ve wanted to run around and explore, to find all the points of interest, the vistas, to see everything. I haven’t felt this invigorated by an MMORPG in a long, long, long time.

    It just feels so different, in ways that nothing before it has. And almost everything you look at you can see somewhere where they took a chance. And either that originality will have paid off for you, or it won’t. For me, it paid off quite a lot.


    Yeah, that’s one of the chances they took. It’s… interesting. It feels like it’s evolving. I don’t know if it will unbreak or not, but I want to give it that chance. If only because at least they tried to do something different with the economy.

    #4 2 years ago

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