Eye See What You Did There

August 20, 2012 at 1:57 am | Posted in Guild Wars 2, mmorpg, video | 7 Comments
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The eye as presented on facebook.

Arenanet is known to play a bit with hinting at upcoming events and I guess they’re at it again.

Fans have noticed a number of recurring images in well placed positions in videos and on facebook. The following images were found in this album uploaded on the 15th.

I believe this photo came from facebook as well.

Very subtle guys, every monitor turned off, except these guys.

Jeff Grubb also likes to conspire against fans.

And at gamescom Martin Kerstein, community manager, recorded a quick video where the eye and above images come up on a monitor behind him.

Now in the video, the image of the eye transitions to a figure seemingly swimming upwards towards the light. Following that another quick image that many claim is of burning coals.

This was later posted on facebook.

Not exactly a clear image.

And I guess that’s pretty much where we stand. These were all posted during gamescom and gamescom is now over with nothing really having come of it.

Obviously the game launches in a few days so most people are predicting a launch trailer, which is a pretty good hunch really. The question is what kind of trailer? Arenanet are known to be pretty anti-CGI since the Factions trailer saying they’d rather spend money on the game and not 500k on a trailer.

Have things changed?

The eye itself looks to be real, with grey paint. Some form of live action trailer? A commercial? Will they go the same route as their concept art animations as in the original trailer? Have a mix of animations, live action, and gameplay?

A lot of people are connecting the swimming figure to Eir, one of the 5 archetype heroes of Guild Wars 2. There are definite signs of red and Eir has red hair. There definitely seems like some similarities between that image and the concept art below.

An underwater discovery by Eir.

Whatever it ends up being, it’s going to come soon. Perhaps within hours of this post but at least by the 25th.

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7 Comments

  1. Tath girl do’nt appear be Eir to me, aparently it is a sylvari. Maybe that first born taht get to Orr and never returned.

    • Well we’ll see.

  2. Hunter, I am waiting for you blog about the IGN People’s Choice Award….

  3. Reblogged this on and commented:
    These images have sparked my interest and I thought you guys would like to speculate with me. Kudos to the Hunter’s Insight folks for compiling this great post. Nothing has been taken out of context or reworded from the original post. Enjoy guys.

    • Cool, thanks for the shout out. I come by your blog every so often, so it’s fun to see my stuff pop up there.

      • I couldn’t help myself on that one. You hit the nail on the head. Cant wait to see what this is all about.

  4. […] Hunter’s Insight — Eye See What You Did There. “Arenanet is known to play a bit with hinting at upcoming events and I guess they’re at it again. Fans have noticed a number of recurring images in well placed positions in videos and on facebook. The following images were found in this album uploaded on the 15th.” […]


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