As the title says, I'm going to ask about whether we will ever see a point in the story where it becomes our story again, our character. And I don't mean to imply I don't like the story, I do actually like the story, but it feels like it isn't my character in it. I have no control over what they say,what they do, really. And I don't see any shift from that narrative in this episode either, and it's been that way since HoT, so I don't expect it to change, but I figured I could still ask on the off chance we might get some say in at least minor story moments. I understand that you kind of have to make the story hard set to a linear path because of resources and whatever goal it is we're suppose to be going for wouldn't change much. But back in the personal story, while many things were a linear path, there were different possible versions of that path. what if I joined the Order of Whispers, Priory, Vigil? It would impact my interactions from step 3 up to step 6. And a couple afterward. Who would help me later when pushing into Orr? Some of those moments involved which group I chose to help, Hylek, Skritt, Ogres, Quaggan. So while it all ended up leading to Zhaitan, I got to at least inject my choices into the path I took getting there.
I actually do like the recent episode, as a linear story, it's good, but for a while now, I've missed being able to decide who my character is. Asura, Charr, Sylvari, Human, Norn, doesn't really matter much anymore. Charming, Dignified, Fierce, unimportant. What order did they join? That bit did actually come up at the end of HoT, so there was that, but nothing since. I guess I just want to know if it's been considered whether some of those elements might return, even if only minor, it would be nice.
Also, sorry if this is too far off topic.