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LOGIN 2010: Reinventing Tyra Interview Discusses Races

Posted by Michael Bitton on May 19, 2010  | Comments

LOGIN 2010: Reinventing Tyra Interview Discusses Races -

The folks at ZAM stopped by ArenaNet for an interview on Guild Wars 2 while at the LOGIN 2010 conference in Seattle, where they learned some interesting things about Guild Wars 2's races.

One race in particular, the Sylvari, were touched on a bit more in the interview, and given the fact they are a completely new race this info should definitely be of interest to fans eagerly awaiting the release of Guild Wars 2:

ZAM: What kind of difficulties did you experience with writing out the lore of a newly created race – the Sylvari – compared to these other races that had existed prior to the events leading up to Guild Wars 2? You’ve definitely come up with some unique concepts for them, especially since they’ve only been around for a grand total of 25 years, compared to the “hundreds and hundreds” typically seen in fantasy.

Soesbee: They’re certainly not elves. As much as people think that they look like elves, they’re not elves. They don’t have that veneer of ancient history or that old weariness to them. The Sylvari have a very fresh look to the world; everything is very vibrant and interesting. They want to know how things work 

You know what Kryta looks like – you’ve been there a hundred times. But when you go with a Sylvari, he’s fascinated. It’s a whole new experience for them.

Be sure to check out the full interview over at ZAM for an interesting read!

[Thanks Piasek for the tip!]

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB
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