Daily Archives: May 19, 2011

Bombastic

The seventh profession of Guild Wars 2 is revealed! The Engineer!

"Thief's sappin' mah turret!"

At first glance, this class looks like it’s straight out of a steampunk dream. With rifles, turrets, bombs and pistols, the Engineer wouldn’t look out of place in Fable or Bioshock.

What I find interesting about the Engineer is the variety of crowd control options they possess. In the official videos, we see the glue shot, a net trap, and various alchemical snares to slow down, stun or immobilise enemies. One of my favourite aspects of MMOs and RPGs is crowd control, especially in PvP and multiplayer. This class seems proficient in snaring targets into vulnerable positions and then dealing out some nasty damage. I think it’ll be my choice for WvWvW and/or structured PvP. It couldn’t have worked out better, really; as I was hoping for an alchemist-like class for my PvP Charr character, and that particular wish has been fulfilled.

Of course, I’d love to know the lore details behind the Engineer. With the advancements in technology, Tyria has developed a new class of adventurer, and I’m interested in which races are responsible for each new innovation. My guess is that the majority has come from Asuran and Charr experimentation, but that remains to be seen.

We also got a look at some new Charr designs – all fiery and menacing. These cats must be part of the Flame Legion.

Badass hell-cats. Oh, yeah!

Can’t wait to try this profession out, too!

– Cornish

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Lazy Writer!

Exclamatory statement announcing return!

Ok, I’ve been a completely inconsistent blogger as of late, and my drive for writing has been slack over the past few months. I have nothing to blame for this other than my utter lack of imagination or curiosity regarding Guild Wars 2 news and updates.

But, why is this? With all the amazing, insightful blog posts from ArenaNet and the seeming unending speculation/information on Guild Wars Guru/Twitter, how could I be turned off from Guild Wars 2 news?

I suppose it’s down to how passive my excitement for the game has become. I got onboard, joined the discussions and debates, and then put it all on the back-burner. Yet, I feel I should have continued to generate my own content, with this blog, instead of withdrawing back into my old habit of lurking on forums and blogs. That’s why I originally decided to create this space on the web; to bring myself out of the depths of forum dwelling and contribute to the community.

I must thank the other members of the community who’ve continued to post content and kept me interested in all things Guild Wars 2 and ArenaNet. So, to the contributors and frequenters of Relics of Orr, Massively, [MVOP], GuildMag, Talk Tyria and GuildFans, and to my fellow bloggers: Ta very much! Give yourselves a good clap on the back.

More on the way, duders.

– Cornish