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TMORBG: Recounting the Asura in Guild Wars 2 BWE #3

Posted by Michael Bitton on Jul 24, 2012  | Comments

TMORBG: Recounting the Asura in Guild Wars 2 BWE #3 - MMORPG.com

TemperHoof is back with his latest entry to his "Temper's Massively Overblown Ranting Blog [about] Gaming" blog here at MMORPG.com. His latest entry, as you might imagine, focuses on his play of the asura during this past weekend's beta event in Guild Wars 2.

Once upon a time there was a race of short, stubby little Care Bear-like creatures. The magical geniuses of their world, they perfected the lost art of summoning and created golems with silly names. Their city was complex and difficult to navigate yet a true splendor to behold with a unique appearance and a nifty implementation. They often considered themselves the most brilliant of all the races, and despite their small size they made up for it with massive amounts of magical power and attitude. That’s right I’m talking about the Tarutaru; Final Fantasy XI’s premier short-but-powerful playable race.
 
Anyone who has played Final Fantasy XI can easily find the similarities between the two races, and since I was a resident of the Federation of Windurst for 9-years — it’s very difficult for me to ignore them. When I first hopped into Guild Wars 2 this weekend, the first thing I did was attempt to make a classic Tarutaru character known as Shantotto. For Final Fantasy XI fans she is best known for her manic magical exploits and her signature condescending laugh. Making a Tarutaru just felt right for me, and when I got into the game there was a similar feeling and handling.

Read more of TemperHoof's TMORBG: Recounting the Asura in Guild Wars 2 BWE #3.

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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 MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB
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