ArenaNet is going to be taking a little holiday break but not before it talks up a variety of future goodies for Guild Wars 2 fans. Namely, there will be a couple of partner streams on December 24th and December 30th, while the devs themselves promise an update to the Icebrood Saga timeline as well as additional details about the next chapter, dubbed Power, and when to expect new faction mobilization events.
The post further references ArenaNet’s fundraising efforts for Extra Life, lauding over $150,000 raised for the charity with the help of the GW2 community. It also offered a download packet of full-resolution End of Dragons concept artworks that were first first revealed during a 24-hour charity livestream.
Incidentally, some of that concept art was peppered throughout the post, and one eagle-eyed Redditor pointed out that the file names in the post have some rather intriguing potential hints for the upcoming expansion, with vague and esoteric names like “I know you and yet I don’t” and “A song half remembered.” Whether this is simply just artistic interpretation or hints at story beats isn’t exactly clear, but it certainly has kicked off plenty of speculation.