The Scrying Pool: 4 New Articles!

It has been a while since I last updated this, so there has become a back catalog of Scrying Pool Articles. As always, if you miss a week (or I keep forgetting to update here) you can find them linked in the previous posts here on my site or you can find all and future articles in the series here.

The Scrying Pool: Deep Sea Horrors

Deep Sea Scorpion

A little late posting about it this week, but there was another new article released for The Scrying Pool. In this week’s article titled The Scrying Pool: Deep Sea Horrors, I talked about the Deep Sea Dragon: the mysterious Elder Dragon in the Guild Wars 2 world. Talks about Cantha and the Empire of the Dragon also managed to sneak their way into the article.

This was the third article of The Scrying Pool, my Guild Wars 2 column on Zam.com. If you missed the others you can find them linked in the previous posts here on my site, or you can find all and future articles in the series here.

The Scrying Pool: Mounts

Yesterday was Wednesday which can only mean one thing: a new article for The Scrying Pool. If you missed last week’s post, The Scrying Pool is my Guild Wars 2 column over on ZAM.com where I look at Guild Wars 2 and what could come to the game.

Horse in Desert

This week’s article is all about Mounts. Last week the community got really excited when a concept art depicting the new content patch showed what many believed to be one of the races in the game riding a horse. In this article I took a close look at that art then gave some thoughts on how mounts could be added to the game even though ArenaNet (development studio behind Guild Wars 2) has said there were no plans for mounts currently.

After reading the article, check out the comment section where I give a little more explanation behind my proposed mount system. Last but not least, The Scrying Pool now has its own section (sort of) where all of The Scrying Pool articles can be found.

The Scrying Pool

I have been a writer over on ZAM.com for the past few months writing up news stories on the latest happenings in the PC Gaming world. Earlier today however, we released the first article of my Guild Wars 2 column called The Scrying Pool. In this column I will be looking at what we know of the game and its lore and seeing what might be coming in the MMO’s future.

In this first article, titled The Scrying Pool: Ancient Sylvari, I look at the Sylvari playable race, its lore, and what stories we might see unfold down the road. You can read the article over on ZAM.com where you will find each new article of the column released every Wednesday.

What if the gods never left us?

Welcome back for the final article in a four part series speculating the future of Guild Wars 2. If you are just joining you can find the previous articles in the series here, here, here and here. As I have mentioned in all of the other articles, this series isn’t speculating how successful Guild Wars 2 will be but taking a what if look at possible features or events in the lore ArenaNet could add. In this article I speculate the reappearance of the Six Human Gods in Guild Wars 2.

The Human Gods were a big part of the lore in Guild Wars. Not only were they the religion for the only playable race, but by the end of the third campaign it was revealed that much of the story in all three campaigns happened because of the gods. In Guild Wars 2 however, the gods have retreated from the world and have so little apparent impact that the Sylvari, an entire race that is only 25 years old, don’t even believe they exist at all.

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What if we are not alone? Part 2

Welcome back again for part 2 of the third article in a four part series speculating the future of Guild Wars 2. If you are just joining the conversation you can find the first article here and the second here. As I mentioned in the first article, this series isn’t speculating how successful Guild Wars 2 will be but taking a what if look if they add a feature or an event happens in the lore. In this article I talk about another race being added post launch.

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What if we are not alone? Part 1

Welcome back again to the third article in a four part series speculating the future of Guild Wars 2. If you are just joining the conversation you can find the first article here and the second here. As I mentioned in the first article, this series isn’t speculating how successful Guild Wars 2 will be but taking a what if look if they add a feature or an event happens in the lore. In this article I talk about whether the eight professions available at launch will be the only professions ever available in Guild Wars 2.

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What if there is a Sixth Dragon?

Welcome back to the second article in a four part series speculating the future of Guild Wars 2. If you didn’t read the first article you can find it here. As I mentioned in the first article, this series isn’t speculating how successful Guild Wars 2 will be but looking at what if they add some special feature or a special event happens in the lore. This week I will look at how a Sixth Dragon could open a path for the heroes of Tyria to explore Cantha.

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Five years of waiting…

I had first heard of Guild Wars around the time Factions came out in 2006. I must have thought the game sounded interesting since I ended up buying the original campaign a couple months later. What had returned my thoughts to the game and caused me to buy it however, was the fact that there was no subscription tied to the game.

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What if Guild Halls could fly?

With Guild Wars 2 coming out later this month I wanted to do a blog series in the weeks leading up to the launch.  This series is not meant as a telling of facts but more of a What If for things that could happen in Guild Wars 2 after its initial launch. This What If is not going to be any kind of “What if GW2 fails!?” but what if they add this feature or this event happens in the lore. This first article is directed at guild halls in Guild Wars 2.

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