ArenaNet details design and writing behind the Sylvari race of Guild Wars 2

By Stephany Nunneley
10 August 2011 14:43 GMT

Angel Leigh McCoy, one of the writers on the design team for Guild Wars 2, and Kristen Perry have both posted blog updates on the game complete with audio clips of in-game dialogue and insight into the Sylvari, Tyria’s newest race.

Sylvari are the innocents of the game, and only came into existence in Tyria 25 years ago when the twelve firstborn awoke. As time goes on, their numbers advance, and since they arrive upon the world fully grown from pods that grow on the Pale Tree, they need mentors or other who have awoken before them to show them the way.

It sounds like an interesting race, and you can find out more about the Sylvari and the design process that went into them here and here.

Guild Wars 2 doesn’t have a date just yet, but we’re crossing our fingers we get a better window during gamescom next week.

Check out screens of the Sylvari and the design stages below. There’s also a video below, which is courtesy of Massively’s YouTube channel.

Watch on YouTube

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