Does anyone else feel like after this last season, perhaps more then ever, there's less reason to root for the people of Tyria and our divided ideologies are as stark as they have ever been?
Not that the world of Guild Wars was ever nice and pretty, but this expansion really put it in perspective of how cripplingly flawed and self destructive the Tyrian cultures are. Yes we ultimately came together to fight, and defeat, Kralk but it seems like something of a hollow victory the more I look back on it. That the threats were not the dragons, but rather the mortal races of Tyria itself, now I don't think this is a bad thing, as frankly I think that's a infinitely more interesting plot point then the Dragons themselves, but I am curious as to how it will be handled in the future. Guild Wars has never shied away from the ugliness of it's nations, whether that be Lions Arch tolerating the barbaric Centaur tribes for profit or the frankly Fascist society of the Charr, the crippling wealth inequality of humanity or the anachro-capitalist nightmare of the Asura where their failures often wind up being their leaders, or the Norn basically having a lawless wild west where everyone is out for themselves.
But with NPCs like Shaman Ninukab critiquing each society he's approached by, the flaws of human faith through Balthazar, the ravenous destructive experimentation of the Inquest, and the Olmakhan just putting Charr society on blast in general, leads me to believe that around now is where there will be some kind of reckoning to tie up plot points from the the core game. In particular between Rytlocks Shortstory and the Olmakhan it feels like the Charr are up next to bat after the Sylvari got hit in HoT and humans were in PoF.
What do you all think?