Oh, yeah – finally news on Guild Wars 2!!! There’s an official site, and a lovely trailer. I feel as though I’ve been waiting for this forever.
The beginning is based on the concept art, but then it changes to game CGI – and it is as pretty as I would have hoped for. I loved the bit with the suspended ship-city-things, lovely.
The only thing which disappoints a bit is this paragraph from the FAQs:
How is Guild Wars 2 different from other MMOs?
While Guild Wars 2 adds a persistent-world experience, it retains the unique characteristics of the original game, including strong narrative, extensive instanced gameplay, anti-grind design philosophy, and strong support for competitive play.
“Extensive instanced gameplay.” Hmmn. I did love the original Guild Wars, although I didn’t play as much as I would have if it had been a proper MMO. Everything was instanced, and I never felt as though I shared a world with anyone. I’m hoping they’re talking about instances, and not everything outside the cities being instanced, as in the original game.
Heros? Awesome – especially for someone like me who almost exclusively solos when not raiding. Instanced areas? Not great. Non-human races? Fuck yeah!
I am like a little fangirl right now, I’m so excited about this. :D