If you’re on this blog, there’s likely one fact about me that’s quite obvious. If somehow you’ve missed it…I’m a bit of a sylvari fangirl. Just, you know, a tiny bit. From explaining why they’re unique and speculating about the redesign long before it was revealed, to wondering what makes them incorruptible, exploring their sexuality, to writing up a very short story from the point of view of my sylvari character…yeah, I rather love the sylvari. I think the only thing that comes close to how much I talk about the sylvari and how much I like them, is my love of Mesmers. Not surprisingly, my main character in Guild Wars 2 is going to be a sylvari Mesmer.
Then, this morning, ArenaNet posted up a new blog post, revealing that the sylvari (and asura!) will be playable in the last BWE?
Well, I was quite pleased.
…that may be a bit of an understatement.
Originally I had planned on getting my human Mesmer to level 30 and doing the Ascalon Catacombs during the last beta. Now, however…you’ll be far more likely to find me in the Grove. Exploring everything, taking videos and screenshots.
Part of me wants to wait for release to create and play a sylvari. But part of me…the fangirl part of me that fell in love with the sylvari the moment the very first Guild Wars 2 trailer was released back in 2009…doesn’t want to wait. And the “I’ve waited long enough” part of me is the bigger and louder part…and hence I’ll be spending quite a bit of time on the 20th in character creation, making my sylvari and getting her just right. And then screencapping the settings so I can recreate her come August 25th when early access starts.
I’ll see you in the Grove!