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    Guild Wars lore and books!!

    Ok i am of course a huge GW2 fan and can't wait for the release.


    What book/s should i read to gain a better experience of GW2 when i play it? I've heard of Ghost of Acolon (or something like that), is this the onyl one? If not whichs should i read and in what order?

    The reason i ask is I have not played GW1 (off-topic: and don't intend to, though i'm happy for you to convince me otherwise and i might just depending on your points) and so have no understanding/knowledge of Guild Wars lore.


    Cheers :>

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    There are two books. Also you can read the Guild Wars wiki. The best way to get it, in my opinion, is to play the game but if you don't like the game then that's not really an option. You can also check the lore sections of Guild Wars Guru and Guild Wars 2 Guru

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    There is two books ghost of ascalon and edge of destiny i think its called. there is suppose to be a third one soon. I'm currently reading ghosts of ascalon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurie View Post
    Ok i am of course a huge GW2 fan and can't wait for the release.


    What book/s should i read to gain a better experience of GW2 when i play it? I've heard of Ghost of Acolon (or something like that), is this the onyl one? If not whichs should i read and in what order?

    The reason i ask is I have not played GW1 (off-topic: and don't intend to, though i'm happy for you to convince me otherwise and i might just depending on your points) and so have no understanding/knowledge of Guild Wars lore.


    Cheers :>
    Really, the main way to truly understand what the game is about is to play GW1. It is still a really good game, I usually go on everyday to do a mission. Oh yeah, it's mainly (60%, I'd say) mission-based stuff, instead of doing dungeons and daily quests.

    One thing I found myself doing when I started was to talk to every NPC and find out every little tidbit of lore I could, and it made the game so interesting (self-confessed lorehound :3) rather than just going out and mindlessly doing missions and a few quests.

    So really, if you're looking to get the lore, just go on GW1 (the games and campaigns are quite cheap and the servers are surprisingly active) and look around a bit and see what the game's all about. The wiki might help a bit too.

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    Ah ok thankyou for everyones input... and for any future input, i would get GW1 but i'm abit put off my instanced zones. Anywaay i'll think about it more.

    And yes never thoguht about using the wiki to read up on the lore!

    Cheers !!

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    Yes, both Ghosts of Ascalon and Edge of Destiny are good reads. Both packed with lore and characters that bring Tyria to life. Well worth reading.
    Wiki is also good, and check out some of these from the arentnet blog for:

    Follow the links at the bottle of the pages for more

    Sylvari
    http://www.arena.net/blog/dream-and-nightmare
    http://www.arena.net/blog/the-sylvari-soul
    asura:
    http://www.arena.net/blog/mr-sparkle...e-of-the-asura
    http://www.arena.net/blog/hey-bookah...upid-questions
    http://www.arena.net/blog/angel-mccoy-on-writing-asura
    charr
    http://www.arena.net/blog/prepare-yo...for-charr-week
    human
    http://www.arena.net/blog/oh-the-hum...an-week-begins
    norn
    http://www.arena.net/blog/norn-week-begins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurie View Post
    Ok i am of course a huge GW2 fan and can't wait for the release.


    What book/s should i read to gain a better experience of GW2 when i play it? I've heard of Ghost of Acolon (or something like that), is this the onyl one? If not whichs should i read and in what order?

    The reason i ask is I have not played GW1 (off-topic: and don't intend to, though i'm happy for you to convince me otherwise and i might just depending on your points) and so have no understanding/knowledge of Guild Wars lore.


    Cheers :>
    There are 2 books in the series. Ghosts of Ascalon and Edge of Destiny. Personally, I would read them both. I did and I absolutely loved them. Personally I liked Edge of Destiny more, but then again learning the lore of the 5 major players (Logan, Caithe, Eir, Rytlock and Snaff) gave me quite the chub.

    As for convincing you to play GW1. Coming from a guy who worked on GW2, Just bide your time and play that one.


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