Back in March, when Guild Wars 2 first let slip that it was working on something Cantha-ish, we all wrote quite a bit about what we wanted to see. Me, I was off in dreamland, jabbering about Ritualists and bird dudes and mounts. But MOP’s own Colin more wisely speculated about elite specs, new masteries, underwater combat, and raiding, arguing that full-on new classes and playable Tengu are unlikely.
And something about the End of Dragons reveal last week brought me back down to earth too. It’s not that I’m not excited. I am! It’s just that the trailer reminded me how very differently ArenaNet approaches Guild Wars 2 in practice compared both to classic Guild Wars and to the Guild Wars 2 in my memory. The things I want out of a return to Cantha just don’t fit the invisible tracks GW2 runs on. On the other hand, if pays respect to its roots as much as Path of Fire did, I won’t really mind so much.
Are you tempering your Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons expectations? What are you hoping for vs. what you’re actually expecting to get?