ArenaNet announced today in a new blog post that the two final races, the asura and sylvari, will be playable in the last beta weekend event scheduled for July 20-22.
For asura players, this means beginning your tale in Metrica Province, a vivid, exotic jungle area full of high-tech laboratories, quirky golems, and competing krewes of mad scientists. Nearby, the massive monoliths of the asuran capital Rata Sum hum with technomagical power. These diminutive geniuses may seem cute at first glance, but never underestimate an asura…
Sylvari players begin their story in the Grove, a luminous living city nestled in the shade of the Pale Tree, the “mother” of every member of this young race of plant humanoids. The sylvari are an enigmatic race of chivalrous explorers who are driven by an insatiable curiosity and guided by a collective Dream.
They also mentioned, as is to be expected, that Rata Sum and The Grove will be explorable! It had previously been discussed that they may not allow some of the races to be playable in order to leave some surprises for launch, but this is a very welcome addition for those of us who are looking to play as the short geniuses and the plant people.