History VideoGame / GuildWars

3rd Aug '17 10:30:45 AM Bootlebat
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* BrutalBonusLevel: The Underworld in the original campaign.
3rd Aug '17 10:28:40 AM Bootlebat
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* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler: the mursaat]] a possibly alien race who are quite powerful (average level 24 or so)
3rd Aug '17 10:24:14 AM Bootlebat
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* ScamRelgion: The White Mantle. While they seem to be good at first you find out they [[spoiler: practice HumanSacrifice]] and eventually you gain the ability to see their invisible "gods" who turn out to be [[spoiler: HumanoidAbominations called the mursaat]]

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* ScamRelgion: ScamReligion: The White Mantle. While they seem to be good at first you find out they [[spoiler: practice HumanSacrifice]] and eventually you gain the ability to see their invisible "gods" who turn out to be [[spoiler: HumanoidAbominations called the mursaat]]
3rd Aug '17 10:23:46 AM Bootlebat
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* ScamRelgion: The White Mantle. While they seem to be good at first you find out they [[spoiler: practice HumanSacrifice]] and eventually you gain the ability to see their invisible "gods" who turn out to be [[spoiler: HumanoidAbominations called the mursaat]]
9th May '17 6:05:50 PM Golondrina
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*** Elona is a reference to a genus of snail(what's even more interesting is that Guild Wars was not the first to use the snail's name as a ShoutOut but the game {{Elona}} also referenced the snail).

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*** Elona is a reference to a genus of snail(what's even more interesting is that Guild Wars was not the first to use the snail's name as a ShoutOut but the game {{Elona}} ''VideoGame/{{Elona}}'' also referenced the snail).
23rd Mar '17 9:07:45 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Female elementalists in general always wore more-revealing armour than females of other light classes like necromancers and mesmers (and wore the smallest and frilliest underwear too) but it was taken UpToEleven in ''Nightfall'' when the Sunspear/Elite Sunspear Sets were released, which are actual BellyDancer outfits to match their /dance emote.
11th Mar '17 12:04:06 PM nombretomado
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** Keiran's battle quotes are more reference-heavy than most, with a peculiar lean toward mecha anime (with some VideoGame/{{Fallout}} and MetalWolfChaos thrown in).

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** Keiran's battle quotes are more reference-heavy than most, with a peculiar lean toward mecha anime (with some VideoGame/{{Fallout}} ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' and MetalWolfChaos ''VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos'' thrown in).
17th Jan '17 5:16:37 AM Gosicrystal
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* WingedHumanoid: [[spoiler:The Mursaat]], who don't actually use them, and just levitate around instead. Paragon spell animations also feature wings heavily, and promotional art of the class typically displays very real and very solid-looking wings.
** Also the harpies and at least one variety of Margonite

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* WingedHumanoid: WingedHumanoid:
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[[spoiler:The Mursaat]], who don't actually use them, and just levitate around instead. Paragon spell animations also feature wings heavily, and promotional art of the class typically displays very real and very solid-looking wings.
** Also the The harpies and at least one variety of MargoniteMargonite.



* WorldBuilding: Done surprisingly well, creating three continents with their own history, culture and mythology.
** And one of those continents is even connected to Tyria. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything And if you have Prophecies, you can actually walk into Tyria's Crystal Desert through Elona]].

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* WorldBuilding: Done surprisingly well, creating There are three continents with their own history, culture and mythology.
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mythology. And one of those continents is even connected to Tyria. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight And if you have Prophecies, you can actually walk into Tyria's Crystal Desert through Elona]].



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* YouMeanXmas: Wintersday, which features a battle between Dwayna, goddess of life and Grenth, god of death, in the form of a SnowballFight. And Grenth's minions are very much Dr. Seuss/Grinch inspired.
** And the whole purpose of the Dwayna vs. Grenth battle is inspired by, of all things, Groundhog Day. (No, not [[Film/GroundhogDay that one]].)

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* YouMeanXmas: Wintersday, which features a battle between Dwayna, goddess Dwayna (goddess of life life) and Grenth, god Grenth (god of death, death) in the form of a SnowballFight. And Grenth's minions are very much Dr. Seuss/Grinch inspired.
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inspired. And the whole purpose of the Dwayna vs. Grenth battle is inspired by, of all things, Groundhog Day. (No, Day (no, not [[Film/GroundhogDay that one]].)one]]).
8th Jan '17 1:37:50 PM DustSnitch
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* BadassNormal: In the game you have mages, necromancers, illusionists, spirit-callers, divine conduits, scythe-wielding furies, shadow jumping assassins, priests of healing and smiting, hunters that can charm beasts and summon nature spirits, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and warriors]]. That last one is the only class in the game with no magic whatsoever. At all. [[{{Badass}} And they are awesome]]. Devona falls under this trope as well.

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* BadassNormal: In the game you have mages, necromancers, illusionists, spirit-callers, divine conduits, scythe-wielding furies, shadow jumping assassins, priests of healing and smiting, hunters that can charm beasts and summon nature spirits, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and warriors]]. That last one is the only class in the game with no magic whatsoever. At all. [[{{Badass}} And they are awesome]].awesome. Devona falls under this trope as well.
29th Oct '16 2:29:33 PM nombretomado
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* EarlyBirdCameo: Two out of six Elder Dragons of ''GuildWars2'' show up in ''Eye Of The North'' in their resting state : Kralkatorrik can be found sleeping in Grothmar Wardowns, and Primordus is resting in the Great Destroyer's chamber [[TakenForGranite in the form of a giant statue]].

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Two out of six Elder Dragons of ''GuildWars2'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' show up in ''Eye Of The North'' in their resting state : Kralkatorrik can be found sleeping in Grothmar Wardowns, and Primordus is resting in the Great Destroyer's chamber [[TakenForGranite in the form of a giant statue]].



** In Factions, the Tengu (the avian race) and the Dredge (mole-like creatures, whom the player has previously encountered as slaves of the Stone Summit in Prophecies) have a hard time of it at the hands of the humans. As mentioned elsewhere on this page, the one quest where the player actually encounters a CorruptBureaucrat has to do with trying to improve conditions for Tengu refugees in Kaineng Center. And one of the side quests in Kurzick territory involves the player trying to get permission from the Kurzick lord for the Dredge refugees to settle in Kurzick lands. [[spoiler:It doesn't happen; Count zu Heltzer rejects the Dredge plea out of hand because most of the refugees have, frankly, been making thuggish nuisances of themselves - they show up as enemies that the player has to kill in most Kurzick areas. And by the time of GuildWars2, the Dredge, who were, with the aforementioned exception, neutral or friendly toward the player character in the days of the first game, have turned completely hostile.]]

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** In Factions, the Tengu (the avian race) and the Dredge (mole-like creatures, whom the player has previously encountered as slaves of the Stone Summit in Prophecies) have a hard time of it at the hands of the humans. As mentioned elsewhere on this page, the one quest where the player actually encounters a CorruptBureaucrat has to do with trying to improve conditions for Tengu refugees in Kaineng Center. And one of the side quests in Kurzick territory involves the player trying to get permission from the Kurzick lord for the Dredge refugees to settle in Kurzick lands. [[spoiler:It doesn't happen; Count zu Heltzer rejects the Dredge plea out of hand because most of the refugees have, frankly, been making thuggish nuisances of themselves - they show up as enemies that the player has to kill in most Kurzick areas. And by the time of GuildWars2, ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', the Dredge, who were, with the aforementioned exception, neutral or friendly toward the player character in the days of the first game, have turned completely hostile.]]



** YMMV, though, if you think through the implications of the lore that forms the backstory of GuildWars2. It's strongly implied that the events of the first game, especially the war between the humans and the Charr, were engineered by the Five Gods for inscrutable reasons. In particular, it's hard not to be disturbed by the revelation that [[spoiler:the Charr were there first, and the humans, essentially at the behest of the gods, took away their lands and drove them into the north, sparking the long series of wars that eventually led to the destruction of two of the three main human nations on the continent of Tyria and the reduction of humanity as a sovereign entity to basically one huge city-state.]]

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** YMMV, though, if you think through the implications of the lore that forms the backstory of GuildWars2.''VideoGame/GuildWars2''. It's strongly implied that the events of the first game, especially the war between the humans and the Charr, were engineered by the Five Gods for inscrutable reasons. In particular, it's hard not to be disturbed by the revelation that [[spoiler:the Charr were there first, and the humans, essentially at the behest of the gods, took away their lands and drove them into the north, sparking the long series of wars that eventually led to the destruction of two of the three main human nations on the continent of Tyria and the reduction of humanity as a sovereign entity to basically one huge city-state.]]



** The six primordial dragons of ''GuildWars2'' are either sealed or just hibernating, then get turned loose into the world sometime after the end of ''Guild Wars''. Two of them can be seen now, with one entombed in the wall of the Great Destroyer's cavern and another making up the large ridge between two regions.

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** The six primordial dragons of ''GuildWars2'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' are either sealed or just hibernating, then get turned loose into the world sometime after the end of ''Guild Wars''. Two of them can be seen now, with one entombed in the wall of the Great Destroyer's cavern and another making up the large ridge between two regions.
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