Speculation about future additions to the gameI am almost certain that there will be additional races and classes in the future, because that's what pretty much everyone expects from an MMO. Also, it's one of the easiest ways to keep players interested, because it means that they have to create a new character and play for a while to explore the new content, and not just use existing characters. And if the addition comes without free character slots, it will also generate a lot of revenue that way.
The player character will be the Sixth Ranger of Destiny's Edge.Not only does part of the storyline involve your character teaming up with former members of the group and befriending them, but it's strongly hinted that the player will be tasked with Putting the Band Back Together. It's entirely possible that the player will ultimately join the group not only as the Sixth Ranger, but also as The Heart of the ensemble.
The sylvari's Pale Tree is a centaur Ancestor TreeThe Ancestor Trees (a minor lore detail from Nightfall) were considered sacred to Elonian centaurs; their fruit was believed to be divine and a way of passing down spiritual wisdom from one generation to another. The Pale Tree is a sacred, magical tree planted by a wise centaur whose fruit (the sylvari) are born gifted with knowledge from previous generations and Ventari's teachings.
The Herald that occasionally sends you mails is a Tengu
The Charr believe, incorrectly, that the older human Gods are or were minions of the Elder Dragons.Rytlock has no reason to hide the truth of Glint from the Charr, especially since it feeds into Charr beliefs about greater beings being dangerous and deceptive, and matches with Charr concerns about human alliances with greater beings. They also probably have heard of human heroes fighting the Facets of the Human Gods — Asura might keep knowledge secret, but they're not known for hesitating to brag. Combined with other legends, as the Pact gets closer to Orr and start understanding things like humans seldom seeing the faces of their gods and going mad when they do, or of dragon minions proudly proclaiming the gods to have been consumed by dragons, and there's a lot of good reasons to think this.
Things will take a turn for the worse in Guild Wars 3In Guild Wars 2, the five races call off whatever hostilities they currently have and band together to deal with the threat that the Elder Dragons pose. Once all of the dragons are killed, however, these tensions will inevitably return. Humans amd Charr will start fighting once more, Asura will opt to use their technology to dominate Tyria, and the Sylvari and Pale Tree will have grown more cynical as a result of all the terrible things they will have inevitably witnessed in the war against the dragons.
Your order mentor isn't deadSure, the Sovereign Eye of Zhaitan claims he/she is, but that just begs the question of why it didn't just make you fight a Risen version of your order mentor then in an attempt to demoralize you/persuade you to join Zhaitan. The real reason? Simple, the Risen failed to kill him/her. Granted, this just raises a lot of questions (Where did he/she go? Where were he/she while you did everything else in your personal story?) but considering that the Eye tried to persuade you to join Zhaitan, it just felt weird that it didn't try to throw your mentor at you then.
The Tengu will become a playable raceThe place that they've taken as their home is a conspicuously blank area on the map that's just west of Lion's Arch. The content in there should be enough to get characters up to level 15, which should be enough to boost early level characters, and it's right next to the Kessex Hills where they can continue leveling up. They likely won't have a portal to Lion's Arch, but that's okay, since their zone is right next to the city anyway. If the Tengu don't become playable, then we can at least rest assume that they'll open up the gate and let visitors in where we'll have a whole new place to quest around in.
The Six Gods is somehow part of an Elder Dragon, and humanity is the Elder Dragon's corruption.Expanding on this: each of the five races are actually related to an Elder dragon of their own. Perhaps the respective dragon either hasn't woken up, is dead, or somewhere else. People already have strong evidence the Sylvari may actually be Elder Dragon minions too.
Asura were originally a race of space aliens(Edited myself for greater coherency) Basically the idea goes that several thousand years ago, the asura game to Tyria in a ship and crash landed in an impact so deep, they got buried beneath the earth their ship tunneled out. Given that asura tend to keep very little history beyond who invented what, it's easy to imagine they would quickly forget they were ever NOT part of Tyria's natural inhabitants. Out there, but when you look at their architecture and have a strong air of science fiction to them than magical fantasy, it really does make them seem displaced.
The Elder Dragons were the aspects of their respective flights before, like Deathwing, they were corrupted by the Old Gods.
The Sylvari are connected to an Elder Dragon. But not in the way we think.We know that for some reason, the Sylvari are apparently immune to Elder Dragon corruption. Some takes this as a sign that the Sylvari are the Elder Dragon's corruption or minions. I have a different theory. Sylvari are immune to Elder Dragon corruption because the sixth Elder Dragon has already corrupted them. It will turn out that the sixth Dragon has lied dormant underneath or nearby the Pale Tree, subtly corrupting the tree and her children. However, the Sylvari are not minions because the sixth Elder Dragon haven't awakened yet, and thus unable to turn them into his minions. So the Sylvari aren't fully corrupted... yet. Would it awaken though, the Sylvari will be warped into the Elder Dragon's minions, now that it would have full control and influence over them. The Nightmare Court is a group of Sylvari who has subsconsciously succumbed to the corruption, kind of becoming the Elder Dragon's minions in the process. The nightmare corrupting the dream? That's the Elder Dragon. The sixth Elder Dragon (Which I will call Nightmare Dragon from now on) embodies Nightmare Fuel, which will be mirrored in its minions. The minions will all look nightmarish and terrifying, even more so than the Risen! There may be a multi-part update series like Flame and Frost where not only will the Nightmare Dragon begin to awaken, but it will also become a race against time to find a way to cure or at least neutralize the corruption in Sylvari before it's too late. After the update, the Nightmare Dragon's corruption in the Sylvari will be heavily weakened, though it won't be completely gone (the corruption can still take over the Sylvari if they're subjected to enough torture and horror). The Nightmare Court, of course, will fully embrace the corruption. Their models will be changed after the update to reflect these changes, and some dialogue will also be changed.
A slightly different take on the above speculationI definitely agree with the reason that the Sylvari are immune to the corruption is due to them being tied to the sixth dragon (aka, Mordremoth, which according to some hints from the Crucible of Eternity explorable paths, is likely earth/nature themed in its powers), but I do have a different interpretation. The Pale Tree is a dragon minion that spawns other dragon minions. The "Where life goes..." Sylvari storyline shows that there are other similar Trees, so the Pale tree is not unique. As Mordremoth is (possibly) still asleep or in a weakened state it has limited influence over its minions, which were prematurely awakened by Ronan. Ventari's teachings have led the Sylvari to adopt a new philosophy and without direct control from the dragon the other trees, which have just began to flower and spawn, have no explicit direction, meaning their Sylvari are not inborn with malicious intent. This could all change when Mordremoth awakens. The Pale Tree may be able to resist the Dragon's orders, but would the Nightmare Court, the Soundless and Sylvari from other trees, deep in the Maguuma Jungle and Wastes?
Mordremoth has nothing to do with the SylvariThey're just a Red Herring placed by Anet to distract us from the truth. Mordremoth isn't even anywhere near the Pale Tree. His true location is right underneath Divinity's Reach. Remember that Great Collapse? Mordremoth caused it while dormant. The Sylvari's immunity against the dragon corruption will be explained, but Mordremoth has nothing to do with it.
We will start seeing more opposing alliances in the futureThey noticed how we accomplished a lot combined. Knowing that it's going the only way to win, our enemies will team up together to fight us. Who knows, maybe we will eventually see Krait equipped with Dredge weaponry...
The Human gods are merely sufficiently advanced aliensIt's said that humans aren't native to Tyria, and were brought from another world by the gods, for what reason, we don't know. This supports the idea that they are possibly just aliens, native to a neighboring world, and migrated for whatever reason, bringing humans, possibly as a slave race or some other purpose, with them. What strikes me as odd is that these gods can be killed, such as the old god of death, Dhuum. It's said they had mated with humans, with Grenth being being a "demigod". The magic that the blood stones bestow upon the races of Tyria could be just a form of technology. This is backed up by the fact that magic existed on Tyria before the god's arrival (Mursaat). What DOESN'T support this idea is that Kormir, once a human, became a god, which most likely wouldn't be possible if they were just a foreign species.
The Nightmare Court are partially corrupted into Risen.Faolain was at first exposed to The Nightmare at Orr which is Zhaitan's realm. After joining the Nightmare Court she corrupted it and made it to serve her(Cadeyrn resented her take over until Twilight Arbor at which time Faolain had completely corrupted him to her service). Risen corruption can only take Sylvari through the Dream. The Nightmare Court is as corrupted by Zhaitan as the Sons of Svanir are corrupted by Jormag.
Related to the above: Faolain holds Zhaitan's consciousness.Why else does the Nightmare Court worship Faolain instead of Zhaitan considering they have his corruption affecting them?
There were more Elder Dragons in the past, but they were killed in previous cycles.Elder Dragons can be killed, as proven with Zhaitan, and they have no known method of reproduction. It's possible that previous cycles slowly chipped down the ranks of the Elder Dragons until they were down to just the six, and now five, that plague Tyria now.
There are Elder Dragons in Cantha and the Master of Peace has enslaved them.The Master of Peace's actions during the Gates of Maguuma Living Story release imply that he seeks to control Mordremoth just as Mordremoth seeks to devour him and judging from his visit to Cantha before moving towards the Maguuma Jungle he most likely has found Elder Dragons in Cantha and has enslaved them...