Trivia: Guild Wars 2

  • Defictionalization:
    • To promote the Dragon Bash holiday, ArenaNet produced physical versions of the dragon piņatas that appear in game and sent them to assorted gaming journalists.
    • In promotion for Season 2, Episode 5 (the mid-season premiere of the living story) saw real life versions of Glint's Hourglass sent to some press members.
  • Dummied Out: There was originally going to be a Canthan (Based off the Asian continent of the original game) district in the human capital of Divinity's Reach, but due to Executive Meddling (the Asian market disapproved of multiple Asian cultures being lumped together as one), the whole district was turned into The Great Collapse, which has been rebuilt into the Crown Pavilion.
  • Fandom Nod: ArenaNet is well aware of Tybalt Leftpaw's popularity, to the point of bringing in a couple of keepsake items related to him: a Charr plush backpack made in his image (complete with an apple tag), and an ascended accessory with his initials.
  • Fan Nickname: Tequatl the Sunless -> Tequila Sunrise
    • Another one, used by ArenaNet and subsequently adopted by the userbase, is Taco.
    • The Sylvari are often referred to as "salad" due to their plant-based nature.
    • The Deep sea Dragon was nicknamed Bubbles. After they revealed its names first letter - S - they name it Selbbub or Steve.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
  • I Knew It:
    • Though the professions were revealed over a period of 18 months or so, all of them were guessed from concept art after the first reveal. The last profession to be revealed (the Mesmer) was the most popular guess for the last profession for about 10 months before it was actually shown.
    • The fact that everyone knew the mesmer was the eighth profession for so long without official confirmation actually caused some problems for the official wiki, with the rampant speculation filling discussion pages and hindering actions to document the information that was available.
    • In regards to the Queen's Jubliee Living Story event, many speculate that someone will attempt to assassinate Queen Jennah, but Plot Armor demands her to be alive. This is especially true when during the Clockwork Chaos Living Story content where Scarlet Briar, who led a group of Aetherblades attacking the Opening Ceremony, shot a rocket towards Queen Jennah during the Closing Ceremony. Luckily, Queen Jennah survived thanks to the fact that she created an illusion. Lord Faren, however, wasn't that lucky (although he does survive the fall).
    • Many people had already come up with the theory on their own, the season finale of Living World Season 2 confirmed that sylvari are indeed minions of Mordremoth, which may be why they were immune to other dragons' corruption.
    • Upon seeing the initial Heart of Thorns promo, most people had guessed that the mesmer's elite profession would be time-based, and some even thought it would be called "chronomancer". This was later confirmed on April 30, 2015.
  • What Could Have Been: In the earlier stages of development, the Sylvari's vegetative nature was downplayed, to the point where they looked more like traditional elves. Caithe (pictured, front row, first from the right) in particular had a much different design.