In anticipation of Guild War's 2 release and the fact that I am totally excited to start playing it I wanted to start some pre-release prep. So I read the Mass info for the uninitiated and it's a great deal of info, but (fortunately) it doesn't delve into details much. So, my question to you Guild Wars gurus is whether ArenaNet is baking a solid lore into the game or is it just a standard story serving as a pretext to the gameplay ? The latter won't keep me from enjoying the game but I'd like to know if there are any deep story lines, famous heroes and multi-layered characters that I should know of so as to experience the game fully.
PS : Are there any Guild Wars books already released or planned to be ?