I’m nearly positive that I will be spending my first moments in Guild Wars 2 filling in all the appropriate information to build my perfect Norn Ranger. The one race that has a chance of changing that is the Sylvari. ArenaNet’s version of a wood elf is, without beating around the bush (get it?), gorgeous. That is, at least from the sketches and few character models we’ve seen thus far. If the final version of the jolly green not-so-giants look as good in practice, I may have to say adios to the great white northmen.
Before I make that decision, I’m eagerly awaiting a chance to play one first hand. I’d like to see how the armor sets look, how the animations are, and get a general feel for the Sylvari story and starting area. While it’s great that you can make any class and race combination that you want in Guild Wars 2, the Norn and Sylvari are the only ones that I feel really fit that ideal Ranger look. Unfortunately, according to this tweet, the upcoming beta weekend won’t be when I get my first taste.
Maybe next time.
I wonder if Sylvari can grow a great big bushy beard…