So, here's another topic that i'v been bouncing around in my head.
One of the less fleshed out things from Heart of Thorns was the nature of the various elite specializations. Some had a bit of lore, such as Marjory and harnessing a spirit into her greatsword to become a Reaper, and some of them had virtually none such as Chronomancer, none that actually translated into something in game. The Guardian Class is one of the things in Guild Wars 2 that i'm very passionate about, both from a lore perspective and as something I just enjoy playing in general. The inspiration for Dragon Hunters is very obvious in it's design. The spear, the bulwark, the wings, all of these things scream Paragon mixed with Ranger. As someone who enjoys their Ascalonian Characters I actually really liked it, wanting to grab my Ithas bow and basically play a Keiran Thackery like character, as you might imagine i'll be grinding out the Ebon Vanguard set too as pieces become available.
But one of our primary sources for lore on what a Dragon Hunter is, is Braham, and as a character he's been underdeveloped for awhile. Really anyone who might explain the various elite specs hasn't been able to or lacked the time, speaking to actual practitioners was one of the major things I enjoyed from Path of Fire. Supposedly the name was supposed to evoke Medieval Witch Hunters, which is something I actually really like. I think thematically that would be very cool, but Brahams personal story has been so all consuming that any such traits have been lost beyond occasionally saying that we need to kill all the dragons.
So given the nature of this episode as learning more about said Dragons I feel like this would be the perfect opportunity to expand on Dragonhunters through Braham and any other followers of that order, I can think of no better time for it really. Likewise it may also be a good time to flesh out the lore of te other elite specs as well, and make them feel like a more 'real component of Tyria. I just worry that perhaps in all the noise of Brahams personal journey any of that flavor and insight into what being a guardian is, and what it entails might be lost.
What do you think? i'd also be interested in hearing the developers thoughts as well.