Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Community Highlight: Eurogamer Interview

Some of the press at Eurogamer were given access to ArenaNet's headquarters.  The article was a great, interesting read on both the design of the headquarters in Seattle to the philosophy of ArenaNet.  The article interviews several big names at AreanNet, including Colin Johanson, Mike O'Brien, Jon Peters, Jeff Grubb, and more.  What's more there was an actual confirmation that Kodan and their Sancutaries will be in game.  While the press did produce a video showing the Kodan in the last beta, no one has publicly shown or confirmed a Sanctuary in-game. Up to this point, Sanctuaries were just a beautiful piece of concept art.  A sanctuary are these giant buddhist-like temples created on floating icebergs that sail around the ocean.  Yes, its that amazing.
"Daniel [Dociu, art director] did this incredible drawing," Grubb recounts. "It was this incredible art piece of this iceberg with a Buddhist temple on it. And it sails. And he said, 'Can this be in the world?' And we look at it, turn it upside and say, 'Yeah, we'll do something with it!"
The article can be found at: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-04-23-guild-wars-2-the-inside-stories

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