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Julian paces through a company of Rangers, a task force made up of many races including the sovereign humans, the proud norn, the inventive asura, the plant-like sylvari, and the feline charr. ”Noble rangers. It is important that you show no fear when you face an Elder Dragon. In Tyria, we fight to the last Companion standing.” (and then we regroup at the local tavern or waypoint) “Without courage, how can we call ourselves Rangers! Before we begin the training, are there any questions?”
A young charr raises a paw with a sad, worried look on her face. “Can I go to the bathroom? I really gotta go.”
“What?” the charr asks. “When nature calls you gotta go.”
“Does anyone else need to heed nature’s call?” The contingent raises a vocal affirmative. /facepalm!
Join us after the potty break for a complete rundown of the Ranger’s skillful armament in Guild Wars 2!
Greetings and well met, fellow adventurers! The time of our journey to the lands of Tyria will soon be upon us…yea I need to stop that. If you’re new to the world of Guild Wars 2, then you may have some questions about who all these people are. Well, we here at Guild Wars Insider are here to help and this time we’re going to explore a very interesting race: the NORN. We’ve already covered the humans and the charr, so if you would like to know more about them, check out those articles.
Some have tried to claim that the norn are nothing more than large humans. While it is true that the norn do have similar appearances as that of humans, there are some significant differences. First, the average norn is around 9 feet tall and built like tanks. It has even been mentioned in the the lore that the norn generate a tremendous amount of body heat at even the slightest bit of physical exertion. Thus they are able to survive in climates much harsher than that of a mere human, such as their homes in the Shiverpeak Mountains. (more…)
To all you boys and girls out there, you better watch your step from here on out! ‘Cos there’s a new man in town – scratch that! - the only man in town! Black Dynamite is now cleaning up the streets of Tyria! And thanks to the most cunning Centurion, the message can be shouted out into the world and spread to every man, woman and child!
Now that Dynamite has stepped out into the open, your kids are finally safe and sound again – and all the ladies shall rejoice! Let the skritt and krait be wiped from the streets and the great dragons be fleeing! Black Dynamite has powers beyond any other being! He can slash his nunchucks at the very fabric of a creature and alter the very code of its existence.
But oh, you fools who name yourselves ArenaNet! You don’t seem to even begin to comprehend the magnitude of your doing. You have unleashed a force of nature second to none! There IS no balancing Black Dynamite! There is no balancing his power, his swag, his virility, his Kung Fu or his popularity with the ladies. Know this: by releasing Black Dynamite into Tyria, you just doomed your precious game! ‘Cos Dynamite will fight, and he will fight them all! And then he’s even gonna fight some more until the farthest corners of the world are cleansed of every single despicable mob out there. No ore vein will ever be safe again. No tree will be left unobliterated.
And boredom shall spread across Tyria.
Something Silly and Something Stupid is an alternating weekly column written by GWI staff MouseBurglar and HAPPYcat. The contents of the column are intended to be humorous and shouldn’t be taken seriously. The video featured in this week’s contribution to the world of Tyria was brought to you with loving intentions by our very own Centurion.
The Guild Wars 2 dynamic event system not only provides players with an interactive and living world… it also presents a few surprises. When we first started the New Krewe series I wanted to highlight one of my favorite videos of all the beta testing, a surprise event encounter by GWI Editor, HAPPYcat. Tune in as he mutters hysterics-laden nonsense during a startling first encounter with the Shadow Behemoth. The best part is… this is not an endgame event.
The crew over at IGN have a rather nice article discussing the difficulty in telling stories in an MMO setting. Many have tried to deliver both a solo and overarching world stories, but few have really struck gold. The key to striking this balance for Guild Wars 2 lies in dynamic events, something that ArenaNet’s Mike Zadorojny reveals has been in development for a while:
We actually had the early dynamic event system working in the Guild Wars 1 engine before we could even work on Guild Wars 2. That’s how long we’ve been iterating on this process.
For the full article head over to IGN.com.
Guild Wars 2 fans have been saying all along that Tyria is a beatiful place. Now, thanks to YouTuber esper2142 we get an extra wide lens view!
Using nVidia Surround with a triple-monitor setup, his system specs are as follows:
CPU – Intel 3770k @ 3.5 GHz OCd to 4.2 GHz
RAM – 16GB Patriot @ 1333 MHz OCd to 1866 MHz
Video Card – Zotac nVidia GTX 670 4GB
HDD – SSD SATA III Corsair Performance Pro, 128 GB
Sound Card – Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty
Mobo – ASUS Sabertooth Z77
He recorded in Max video settings with an astounding resolution of 4600×900.
Enjoy the video!
In my experience, playing a fire Elementalist is not only a viable concept, but it is actually kick-ass! You’re always told that Elementalists are versatile. While being versatile is nice, it shouldn’t be mandatory.
Today I want to look at what goes into building a successful fire Elementalist. We’ll look at the weapons, skills and traits that make us bask in our own fiery glow! Oh yes, and we will stand in the fire! I’ve always dreamed of not only standing in the fire, but of being its source! (more…)
According to a study from the Entertainment Software Association presented at E3 2011, the median video gamer age is 37 and has been gaming for well over a decade. This is a far cry from the image many outside the industry have of a teenager-dominated market. The fact is, as the gaming generation has grown older, we’ve kept right on gaming. Our lifestyles may have changed; we may have increased responsibilities at work, less free time due to family obligations, and busy social lives outside of gaming, but we still make time for our favorite hobby. The great news for players like us is that ArenaNet may have created the perfect MMO for busy adults!
Regina hopped on the Guild Wars 2 Twitter account and Facebook accounts to let everyone know about the next GW2 stress test: