Are you serious? Okay, in case anyone hasn’t been on Guildwars2Guru this week, there is a thread about the GW2 showing at G*Star. There have been a few videos posted of a human Elementalist, both in the high level and starter area. As has been explained by Regina, some slightly new features have been put into the demo because the game is a bit further into development since it’s first convention showing this cycle. Mostly, it’s that there are more “Asian” themed faces and clothing. It was explicitly stated that this is just a slightly different demo for marketing purposes, and the full version of the game will have both asian and western looking options for both character design and armor. Is that hard to understand? In GW1 there are western, asian and african themed customization options based on the campaign and subsequently continent the character is made for. In GW2 there are immigrants/descendants from Elona and Cantha that live in Kryta.
What I don’t understand is all the god-damn bitching and moaning and doomsday talk this thread is generating. Whenever there is something that people kind of don’t like, there will always be something of a QQ-fest about it… but my god. This is about some new faces. Let me repeat. New. Faces. Somehow, people are whining about hating asian looks, and feeling betrayed, and worrying that ANet is going to release multiple “versions” of the game, and that there will be “asian MMO grind”. As I just wrote about, the post-convention season is kind of a drought, but Jesus Christ get a grip! Calm down and take a deep breath and think a little bit rationally here. Not only has ANet shown a good track record and been very forthcoming about hating grind and talking about how they want their styles to look, they have directly addressed everything people are freaking out about. I know. It’s The Internet. Too much to ask for. Just go chill out and play Uncharted, MW, BF, get ready for Skyrim and AC:R or something. Just walk away from GW2 for awhile and come back with some fresh eyes. Or hell, we’ll probably just see on friday (the reported 11’th Blog Post”) a much wider variety of faces.