Guild Wars 2 Releases Path of Fire Story Developer Video
Another week, another Guild Wars 2 developer diary leading up to the Path of Fire expansion. In this week’s entry, ArenaNet goes over the stories and narratives that players will experience in the new expansion.
Elona in the Crystal Desert is one of the most iconic locations for Guild Wars players. Since the first game, players have been craving to go back and Path of Fire will deliver that experience. One of the most notable changes in the new story line is that of the antagonist. For the past few years, the main narrative centers around players working with characters to take down Elder Dragons. While they are a dire threat to the world of Tyria, the developers did not want to keep that rolling on an on in fear of a burnout. Therefore, the videos goes in-detail as to why the human god Balthazaar is set up as Path of Fire’s antagonist.
For one, he’s motives and intentions are far more relate-able than an Elder Dragon, who are forces of nature. He also incites conflicts within some of the game’s characters that join players in their adventures. For example, Kasmeer. She’s a devout follower of the human gods, so what happens when she’s now forced to face him? It’s these narrative beats that makes Guild Wars 2’s story interesting, and we can’t wait to see more.
Check out the full developer diary video below.