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Sneaky Skritt

Posted by Suzie Ford on Apr 06, 2011  | Comments

Sneaky Skritt - MMORPG.com

In the third in a series of articles showcasing some of the lesser enemy races, the Guild Wars 2 team details "Those Sneaky, Sneaky Skritt" in the latest dev blog on the Arena.Net site. Skritt are small rat-like critters that dwell beneath the world's surface. Check out the blog to get an idea of the Skritt's history, society, ecology, religion and more.

No one really knows how the skritt hive-like intelligence works. The most likely theory is that the skritt simply communicate so rapidly that, when together, they can vet their ideas and choose the best one within seconds, rather than going with whatever plan each individual first conceived. Certainly, the skritt have exceptionally sharp auditory skills. They can communicate with one another almost instantly if they are within earshot. If you meet one skritt alone, he might not appear particularly intelligent, but if you meet several, they can discuss their surroundings in amazingly swift, almost ultrasonic chirrups and chitters, and are able to process information and make more intelligent decisions. Therefore, the skritt seem less intelligent in small groups and more intelligent when they gather in larger ones. Because of this, the skritt in their scratches are the most intelligent—and possibly the most dangerous. Even the bravest asura hesitate to attack a hollow when it is filled with skritt.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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