Yeah, that's how I orr-iginally imagined Orr (pun intended) was going to play out. It's a great idea.
(And I can hear the collective groans of the internet at that pun)
The idea behind the the meta events were pitched with that same basic concept of a "siege" a page ago. Conceptually, it's the same type of gameplay mechanics as advertised in the shatterer encounters or tacosalad.
Though I always remained skeptical of the open world encounters to actually deliver on those advertisements. That was one of the first multi thread debates I participated in on these forums. With a few regular users pulling their hair out telling me I was wrong.
Don't worry. My sense of self sanctification sustains me. Always.
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Speaking of Orr, I really would like to see it evolve. With their living world focus I'm hoping for some permanent changes to the world as a result of it. I actually really like Orr (other than the numerous Risen). And I think it has fascinating lore that should be expanded on. I hope ArenaNet doesn't sleep on it.
It'll be interesting to see how they handle it. It'd be nice if they did something (probably with each expansion) to update some of the areas, such as Orr; while the personal story would no longer be current, they could handle it similarly to how they handled the tutorial content in the GW1 campaigns, as being concurrent with the first campaign, and thus being told the story, rather than living it, while still experiencing it (from a character, rather than player, perspective, of course)
I wonder if Orreans will ever become playable, especially when the Orr zones changes. This came to my mind while talking to an Asura, who found out that the Orreans are just doing what they did in their former life (like farmers etc.) and not out of pure evil.
No, Sylvari can't be resurrected / corrupted in terms of Zhaitan's army afaik. I'm pretty sure it was mentioned in the personal stories.
But yes, I thought about the ancient (human) orreans, forgot all the Asura / Norn / Charr ones for a monent.
It seems they had their rich culture, even the founders of modern Tyria came from Orr. Would it be unlikely to add them as a playable race?
GW1 had only humans, just with different ethnic looks (Cantha/Elona expansions). I often can't tell if someone is a female human or a female norns character.
I'm not far in my personal story, does someone know if the nightmare-courts has something to do with Orrian corruption? (Don't forget the spoiler-warning)
I tought back when Flame and Frost event begun new xpac gonna come after event is finished. :P
Personally, I'd be all over Largos as playable, but it sounds like Tengu might be the direction they're going to for the next race. Meh to that. :P
I'd rather see a "Caverns of Time" for Orr.
I want Tengu o.O
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Tengu seem unlikely since we won't be going to Cantha supposedly and that's where the first part of their lore started. I've got a feeling that if we get a new race it's going to be Kodan
Why would Tengu need to start in Cantha? (and who says cantha won't be next expansion)
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for all the loneliness and for all the suffering.
For all the emptiness, and the scars it left inside.
it inspired in me, an impetus to fight.
They don't need to start there, their lore started there. We had Tengu in proph but they were just "critters" but with cantha they started giving them a back story.
There are quite a few rumors about a-net ditching cantha since it was seen as racist towards asians.
I'm not saying it's racist or anything, I really couldn't care less. What I heard was that because of cantha using folklore from different cultures some ppl got upset.