AirshipsSeptember 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Posted in Guild Wars 2, mmorpg | 16 Comments
Tags: Guild Wars 2, MMO, mmorpg
We started seeing concept art of airships quite some time ago. It was a bit confusing because at the time we had clearly been told that if there were a focus on an alternative setting in Guild Wars 2, it would be underwater, not in the air.
So at first we weren’t even 100% sure they were airships. I remember that some people posited that they were submarines, and who knows, maybe we’ll see some of those too.
Later even more concept art surfaced and we knew there would be airships but we just weren’t sure why.
With the gamescom trailer clearly showing airships over Lion’s Arch, we know they’ll be in game.
The question is, for what purpose?
We know we won’t be piloting vehicles. They’ve said specifically we’re not driving anything. So what possible use could airships have?
It seems to me, to be somewhat obvious. Hopefully this doesn’t spoil anything for anyone.
The scene we see during the trailer shows several airships over Lion’s Arch all headed presumably out to sea in the same direction. From interviews we know that the airships are of charr and asura construction. So some cooperation was required. Why would a bunch of cooperating allies head en masse to the same place via airship? If they’re trying to cross the Sea of Sorrows and avoid pirate zombies, airships would probably help.
Seems like that’s how we’ll invade Orr.
I’m sure many have come to the same conclusion. That airships will most likely play more of a story role than an in-game mechanic one. I suppose it’s possible that airships will somehow be involved in a dynamic event or the final battle with Zhaitan himself, but I doubt we’ll have much control over the airships themselves.
Anyway, I’ve seen some pretty wild speculation on them, and I thought my own speculation was a bit more reasonable. Thought I’d throw up a post about it.
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