Welcome to Your Daily Nerd Thing where every weekday we bring you a different nerdy thing we found on the internet. Today we are going to talk about Guild Wars 2. I have a lot to say about this game and plan to write a more extensive article later. At the moment the game is close to reaching the end of its Living World Season 4 story and will likely announce the next expansion when this episode is done.
This Living World has the same problem that Guild Wars 2 has had from the beginning. They keep setting up memorable compelling characters and then killing them just when things are getting interesting. They keep setting up epic stories and then brushing them aside for a different story. Guild Wars 2 is a game with a big bait and switch problem in its narrative that I got burned out on. And you can see in this trailer alone that the baby dragon Aurene is already dead before she really had any impact on the world. It feels like such a waste of story and character in a game that has been wasting good story and character since its inception.