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Let's say that there was a Guild Wars 2 The Movie, what would be the ideal race, status, story arc, pact and profession/specialization?

I would say, human, maybe Noble? Because you interact with Lord Farhen later in the story. Warrior, kinda like most heroes are in stories. Choose maybe either Balthazar or Kormir as god blessing. Dead sister, no helmet.

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  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 27, 2020

    Its hard to say, the idea of please all crowds making the hero very blank slate, created a big problem if one day they think about make a movie or something. a cheap "shotcut" will make a team-based history 1 of every race/any sort of variations(like gender) something like the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" or Power Rangers, but this will shorten a lot screening time for famous allied NPCs.

    ....or make a movie with Rytlock as main protagonist, lolz.

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  • AzuraBlackcoin.1809AzuraBlackcoin.1809 Member ✭✭
    edited January 27, 2020

    @Abraxxus.8971 said:
    There probably wouldn't be a commander. It would most likely follow a group composed of the main NPCs.

    Good luck fitting Aurene into the story without her champion.

  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 28, 2020

    @AzuraBlackcoin.1809 said:

    @Abraxxus.8971 said:
    There probably wouldn't be a commander. It would most likely follow a group composed of the main NPCs.

    Good luck fitting Aurene into the story without her champion.

    Well, I mean... Caithe.

    I'd probably agree with Abraxxus, because every storyline feels like the focus is on a different "race commander". PS, S2, and HoT felt more inclined towards sylvari. S3, PoF, and S4 felt more inclined towards human. S1 was rather mixed (more dependent on the release than the whole - but I can easily see a focus streamlined to norn/charr+human). While Icebrood Saga is inclined towards norn or charr.

    If one were turn the plot of GW2 as close to 1:1 as feasible into a show or movie, I feel like we'd have 3 or 5 Commanders, one being "the chosen one" during each set of plots, but all three / five contributing the entire time.

    I personally headcanon that there are three "original Pact Commander"s, one from each Order, who first met during Setting the Stage (tentatively) and got together at Claw Island when losing their mentor. Using ANet's trailers, two would be Anja and Duncan as "canon Commanders". And probably some unmentioned sylvari Commander.

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  • I would say Charr, because their military experience would be very important to lead the military operations. Charr is the only one PC that's a trained soldier. Human? Nah. Asura? Another scientist. Sylvari? Just woke up and don't know the world. Norn? Hunter, but for sure a fighter. Norn would be good too.
    Probably Ash, because Ash soldiers can fight, can infiltrate, manipulate and get useful information. They know how to kill an enemy and when to strike.
    Class: The commander would be a part of his squad where everyone is different and Dragon's Watch has a: revenant (Rytlock), mesmer (Kasmeer), necromancer (Marjory), engineer (Taimi), guardian (Braham), ranger (Rox). What's left is: warrior, thief, elementalist. Cannah doesn't count because he's not a part of DW, same as Logan (Pact Marshal) and Caithe. I think this party needs a mage, so the commander would be an elementalist.
    For the story: obviously the commander should join the Whispers or Priory, because movie characters are mostly individuals.

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  • @Antycypator.9874 said:
    Cannah doesn't count because he's not a part of DW, same as Logan (Pact Marshal) and Caithe.

    Canach definitely is as of Path of Fire. He even says that he'd join because he was getting bored.

    I would also argue Caithe is also a member, just more focused on missions involving Aurene. Logan can be considered an honorary member, at the very least. Dragon's Watch in general seems to be "surviving Destiny's Edge members + the biconics".

    Also, are we really sure Taimi's an engineer? I don't think she ever uses engineer skills - Scruffy does all the combat for her as far as we've seen. She's just a generic golemancer. Gorrik, who seems to have joined Dragon's Watch, does use Holomancer skills though.

    Rox has also seemingly left Dragon's Watch as of the end of S4.

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  • @Konig Des Todes.2086 said:

    @Antycypator.9874 said:
    Cannah doesn't count because he's not a part of DW, same as Logan (Pact Marshal) and Caithe.

    Canach definitely is as of Path of Fire. He even says that he'd join because he was getting bored.

    Canach is not officially part of DW, he said he'd 'join us' as in hang out with us, not as an official member of the group. I asked about this last year because his growing presence since PoF had made me wonder as well. The answer was "it's complicated."

  • AzuraBlackcoin.1809AzuraBlackcoin.1809 Member ✭✭
    edited January 29, 2020

    I am also asking for what would make a good commander if I made a music video with gw2

  • @foozlesprite.8051 said:

    @Konig Des Todes.2086 said:

    @Antycypator.9874 said:
    Cannah doesn't count because he's not a part of DW, same as Logan (Pact Marshal) and Caithe.

    Canach definitely is as of Path of Fire. He even says that he'd join because he was getting bored.

    Canach is not officially part of DW, he said he'd 'join us' as in hang out with us, not as an official member of the group. I asked about this last year because his growing presence since PoF had made me wonder as well. The answer was "it's complicated."

    Yes, that's why he literally never left the Commander and/or Rytlokc's side the entire time we've been in Elona.

    I consider that, even if he doesn't want to admit it, as being part of the group.

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  • @AzuraBlackcoin.1809 said:
    I am also asking for what would make a good commander if I made a music video with gw2

    Including personality, life goals, etc?

  • @TheLadyOfTheRings.9148 said:

    @AzuraBlackcoin.1809 said:
    I am also asking for what would make a good commander if I made a music video with gw2

    Including personality, life goals, etc?

    What?

  • borgs.6103borgs.6103 Member ✭✭✭

    Male Sylvari Warrior. Born during the Cycle of Noon. Vanquisher of the Green Knight. Believes that he must act with wisdom, but act.
    Reasons:
    Uncorruptable during Zhaitan's storyline and also have the most interactions with Trahearne.
    Tempered, Tested, and Overcame the Awakening and Fall of Mordremoth.
    Does not have any bias during the Path of FIre storyline.
    Caithe and Aurene's bond is "felt" more.
    Unaffected by Dhuum's rise.

    Only Gripe:
    Why the hell are Sylvari (and other non-human races) could be affected by the Human Gods' realms? Sentient plants have souls now that will be judged by Grenth when they die? Really? It turned me off when I was at the Domain of the Lost. I ain't no god-worshiping human? You have no power over me!

    Check out the fable of the Boiling Frog.

  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 30, 2020

    @borgs.6103 said:
    Does not have any bias during the Path of FIre storyline.

    I'd argue this is a con, not a pro.

    Unaffected by Dhuum's rise.

    Again, a con.

    Only Gripe:
    Why the hell are Sylvari (and other non-human races) could be affected by the Human Gods' realms? Sentient plants have souls now that will be judged by Grenth when they die? Really? It turned me off when I was at the Domain of the Lost. I ain't no god-worshiping human? You have no power over me!

    This is nothing new. The gods governed the afterlives of Tyria, and the Spirits of the Wild - at least - partially shared dominion over the souls of the dead. Both Raven and Grenth are tied to the Underworld. In GW1, the gods had ensured souls of charr touched by Abaddon ended up in the Realm of Torment, and we see souls of centaurs in the Realm of War.

    Besides all that, the gods did not create the afterlives, they merely moved into them and made them more stable. And most races predate humanity and their gods' arrival on Tyria. It would make sense for them to go to those afterlives governed by the gods, given that they're Tyria's natural afterlives.

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  • @AzuraBlackcoin.1809 said:

    @TheLadyOfTheRings.9148 said:

    @AzuraBlackcoin.1809 said:
    I am also asking for what would make a good commander if I made a music video with gw2

    Including personality, life goals, etc?

    What?

    You're asking what a good commander would be. I'm asking if you're also interested in personality, life goals etc for such commander, or if you're only interested in race, profession, Order, etc.

  • @TheLadyOfTheRings.9148 said:

    @AzuraBlackcoin.1809 said:

    @TheLadyOfTheRings.9148 said:

    @AzuraBlackcoin.1809 said:
    I am also asking for what would make a good commander if I made a music video with gw2

    Including personality, life goals, etc?

    What?

    You're asking what a good commander would be. I'm asking if you're also interested in personality, life goals etc for such commander, or if you're only interested in race, profession, Order, etc.

    Sure, I did say that in the first place

  • Neeklahs.3064Neeklahs.3064 Member ✭✭
    edited August 23, 2020

    My intuition gives me the insight I need to guard the Mists, where the souls of our ancestors endure in glory

    A norn Herald commander sounds canon to me, norn are bound to the mist, norn shamans can physically enter in to the mist, they worship legends and seek to forge their own, i think this norn would be a norn whit all major spirits blessings, He is also blessed by Glint and her legend, being Aurene's champion, with a natural talent to handle the forces of the mist, belongs to a culture whose greatest aim is to defeat / stop dragons. The norn personal story is about Guard the Mists and cleaning the dragon's corruption (also getting drunk and stealing charr war machinery) also this norn could be a relevant even before Rytlock, just doesn't know it what he/she was.(basically all norn shaman should be kinda like revenants)

    i think is a great duo : a norn Herald commander and his dragon hunter friend who is also son of Destiny's Edge death member and the prophesied Jormag killer.

  • Taril.8619Taril.8619 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @AzuraBlackcoin.1809 said:
    Let's say that there was a Guild Wars 2 The Movie, what would be the ideal race, status, story arc, pact and profession/specialization?

    It depends.

    Is this theoretical movie supposed to be recapping the entire story of GW2? From Character Creation to IBS? Or is it supposed to be a progression of the story after IBS? Or some non-canon movie designed to just be an action flick with little to no relevance to the actual story (A la the Star Trek movies)?

    If we're going from the recap angle, then something like Human Noble would work well. Makes sense to care about the affairs of the Ministry and as such Caudecus. Not as absurd to become BFF's with Queen Jennah. Makes sense to join the Shining Blade. Has a larger impact to go against Balthazar.

    Norn can also work too. Creates a stronger connection to Eir and Braham (Also Apatia if utilizing that story option) as well as the Spirits of the Wild. Makes sense to pull off these incredible feats of 1vX (Due to norns innate strength advantage over just "Big human"). Makes sense to keep hopping into the Mists.

    If it's supposed to be a non-canon movie, then Human would be ideal, since that would require less effort to produce (No CGI for simulating charr/asura/sylvari or wierd camera stuff to simulate norn (Like was used in the Hobbit movies to make the 6'2" Richard Armitage appear as the Dwarf, Thorin Oakenshield...)

    Although, sylvari would make some sense, to make there be at least 1 member of each race as a main part of Dragon's Watch (Rytlock and Rox are the charr, Taimi is the asura, Kasmeer and Marjory are the humans and Braham is the norn) - Given that Canach and Caithe technically haven't joined DW...

    As far as class goes...

    Warrior would be simple to do. Elementalist could be flashy, especially Weaver.

    There are classes that wouldn't work well though due to certain interactions during the story:

    • Mesmer - There's a lot of mentions of Mesmer in the story, that don't make sense if the Commander is in fact a Mesmer themselves (A lot of dealing with Mesmers and remarks about how annoying they are)
    • Revenant - Given that this only exists in the story post HoT when Rytlock becomes one, it makes 0 sense for the Commander to be using the magic before that point. Also with how quiet he is about the magic, the Commander using it even after HoT makes little sense too.
    • Engineer - Canach's thing is that he has bombs necessary to open doors. It would be wierd if the story was centred around this with the Commander brining along an Engineer's worth of ordinance...
    • Necromancer - Trahearne makes a point about using his minions "Because they can't be corrupted" during the Orr storyline. This point has less of an impact if the Commander is also using minions because they're a necromancer themselves.
    • Thief - Every non-Commander Thief in the story, just sneaks around everywhere. It'd seem pretty dumb to watch the Commander brute forcing their way through everything in the way the Story leads, when they're capable of just sneaking through everything...

    The aforementioned problem classes also have the additional con of doubling down on class representation. I.e. Kasmeer is a Mesmer, Rytlock is a Revenant, Canach is an Engineer, Marjory and Trahearne are Necromancers, Rox is a Ranger, Braham is a Guardian (Who specifically uses Guardian abilities in numerous places during the story for example protecting the cubs on Sandswept Isles and defending the Commander and co against Kralk during the final battle)

    A good film wouldn't want to err too much onto showing the same classes too much, so the Commander would likely have a unique class. Which leaves the aforementioned Warrior and Elementalist. Warrior would be the easiest to implement, heavy armour some simple martial weapons (Probably Sword and Board) and jobs done. Though if the idea was to be something different to highlight GW2, Elementalist could work well as their attunement shifting could make for dramatic battles and would help solidify their "Commander" title if they were doing thematic things like helping allies with healing water magics, blocking attacks with earth magic, plowing through trash with fire magic and creating intense boss fights with air magic.

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  • Kodama.6453Kodama.6453 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 23, 2020

    If I would have to assign a player character to the role of the commander in a movie, then I would first pick Sylvari as their race.

    Why Sylvari?
    The conflict potential when you are reaching the point that everyone realizes that Sylvari were supposed to be Mordremoth's minions is great.
    Also the whole starting point of Sylvari is very exciting and could work well with a movie. Sylvari are born with a "Wyld Hunt", a quest they were born for. Which works well with the commander being destined to defeat the elder dragons and save the world by finding an alternative vessel for their magic.

    The birth of the commander would also have potential for a great starting scene for the movie.
    And Scarlet Briar has also been my favourite villain in the game, having moments in which the commander feels empathy for Scarlet going mad since they are both Sylvari could be great.

    When it comes to classes, I could see the commander as any of the classes available in a movie, with the exception of revenant.
    They could be the standard warrior, just fighting with their trusty weapons for justice.
    They could be a guardian and fight at the front, while using their magic to protect these dear to them.
    They could be an engineer, always prepared for a fight with alot of explosives like bombs, mines and grenades and using their craftiness to solve problems.
    They could be a ranger with their pet companion always at their side to comfort them.

    Revenant doesn't work for the commander class, since this profession hasn't been a thing when the whole fight against Zhaitan started. So I would exclude them here, but every other class would be a possible choice for the commander.

  • White Kitsunee.4620White Kitsunee.4620 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 23, 2020

    Human
    Male
    Warrior
    Default appearance

  • Harak.8397Harak.8397 Member ✭✭✭

    It's funny, thinking of a GW2 movie my thoughts go to a live action rendition of Ghosts of Ascalon (and it's ensemble cast) rather than the actual GW2 storyline. Not a jab at GW2 per say, I just think that GoA makes for a more entertaining, constrained adventure.

  • I would say human, as bland as some may think that is with the other races as a choice. If a movie or stream series was to be made, for instance, it would help having the lead be someone audiences less familiar with the game's world could more easily connect with, and because in Tyria humans are portrayed differently than in a lot of other universes, that is to say that they are the underdogs instead of the dominate race they were in the first game, it would be interesting to see someone from a race that has been knocked down a few pegs rising up in the world and bringing everyone together to fight whatever evil needs to be fought in the story.

    Just for the love of God don't make the commander a bookah... er I mean an idiot. I swear when I hear my character talk in game she sounds like a slow child whose taken a few too many hits to the ol' cranium. "Hey !" "Shhh, keep it down." " What? Why?" "Because I'm undercover you ninny and any person with half a brain could figure that out with the information you supposedly have. They trust the entirety of the Pact to you?"

  • Tayga.3192Tayga.3192 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Isn't the canon female sylvari? I heard so before.

  • Male human warrior.
    Its the way it has to be.

  • The Greyhawk.9107The Greyhawk.9107 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Frankly I wouldn't want a GW2 movie, especially a live action one. Video game movies suck, but for the sake of the conversation...

    Harak's above recommendation of using one of the books would probably be the best option, whether its GoA or EoD (I've actually never gotten around to reading Sea of Sorrows so I dunno if that's a good option).

    If not the books, then a small group of three to five as the main protagonists would be better than a single 'Commander' protagonist. Actually, here's a thought, have none of the protagonists be a stand in for the Commander, but have several references to this "Legendary Commander of the Pact" that isn't directly shown, so the race-class-sex can be up in the air. Make the the protagonists of the movie either Destiny's Edge/Dragons Watch (Still hate that name) members or new characters that are...not foot soldiers but not the big central hero of Tyria, just important to the specific plot of the movie. Or go back to the small group of three to five protagonists, either way I don't think that there should be THE Commander (singular) as the main character of the movie.

    For the races, it kinda depends on how many protagonists there are, if at all possible I'd say one from each race, if not I'd say Human, Charr, and Sylvari. The Charr and the Sylvari are arguably the most unique to the GW universe and it make sense to have them up and center, and human to...well, have have a human connection for the audience. For classes I'd say Warrior or Guardian, Engineer, and Elementalist or Mesmer. One from each class category. And to make it more interesting I'd mix it up, like have the sylvari be the engineer instead of the charr, etc. If its a group of five, throw in Thief and have one be an Ele and another a Mesmer, I think it might be best to leave out Revs, Necros, and Rangers (despite being my favorite class).

    That's about all I got.

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  • Fleebag.1384Fleebag.1384 Member ✭✭
    edited October 5, 2020

    Yod.... I mean, Asura, just needs to grow them ears a bit - (gar)guaranteed success - unless they get sued by Disney for some reason?

  • Thornwolf.9721Thornwolf.9721 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Sylavari more than likely, I feel like that would be the cannon commander.

  • JekthAvid.1408JekthAvid.1408 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 6, 2020

    I think sylvari herald. In the sylvari story you get introduced to trahearne and the risen way faster than the other races, (not to mention that whole dynamic with mordremoth) and as a herald you channel glint, which works with the whole aurene thing. If you really want to go further you could also have ventari as your secondary legend to keep with the sylvari theme. But then again, revenant technically shouldn't exist until after rytlock does his whole thing soo....

  • Hypnowulf.7403Hypnowulf.7403 Member ✭✭✭

    Charr, naturally. Ha. All playing aside though, it's kind of a complicated question.

    Without the presence of the player, the ideal would be that there is no Commander, they're only there to provide the player agency within the story, in any other work they simply wouldn't exist and you'd have representatives of all the races. This is how it should be. I wish it were that way with the Pact as well, to be honest, as I'd love to see the Pact lead by a council rather than putting all too much power in the hands of one man. I mean, not to get too political but the current climate suggests the folly of that kind of oversight.

    Other than that? Where the Commander exists as agency for the player, the ideal Commander is whomsoever the player identifies with. For myself, it's going to be a charr because of course it is. However, for anyone else it could be any of the now available playable races and all choices are equally valid. No matter who the Commander is, they're the Commander in your story and that makes them ideal.

    That's the best I can offer, there is no de facto answer to a question like this.

  • KeoLegend.5132KeoLegend.5132 Member ✭✭✭

    Female Norn ofc, thats what i play.
    I tried female human but meh.

    I can't see a bond between a male and aurene. LWS4 just screams female commander.

  • The Greyhawk.9107The Greyhawk.9107 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @KeoLegend.5132 said:
    Female Norn ofc, thats what i play.
    I tried female human but meh.

    I can't see a bond between a male and aurene. LWS4 just screams female commander.

    Never heard anyone make that claim before and I certainly didn't see it myself when I played Season four.

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  • Kodama.6453Kodama.6453 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @KeoLegend.5132 said:
    Female Norn ofc, thats what i play.
    I tried female human but meh.

    I can't see a bond between a male and aurene. LWS4 just screams female commander.

    Can you elaborate a bit more here?
    Why can't you see a bond between a male and Aurene?

    Tbh, I can't come up with another reason why you claim this besides you stereotyping males here....

  • KeoLegend.5132KeoLegend.5132 Member ✭✭✭

    @Kodama.6453 said:

    @KeoLegend.5132 said:
    Female Norn ofc, thats what i play.
    I tried female human but meh.

    I can't see a bond between a male and aurene. LWS4 just screams female commander.

    Can you elaborate a bit more here?
    Why can't you see a bond between a male and Aurene?

    Tbh, I can't come up with another reason why you claim this besides you stereotyping males here....

    Sure i can.
    I've tried playing male manders. It kinda works on Story and LWS1. But beyond that, when Aurene gets introduced, i had a very big sense of being a mother figure to her. If you look around theres Aurene, Glint, Caithe, all female figures and somewhat related to caring and tending, while the males (Rytlock, Logan, Canach, etc) are kinda far away from that bond relationship and more focused on war plans, strategy and combat.
    I'm not saying that a male commander being like a father figure to Aurene is impossible, its just hard for me to see it like that because it feels off. Since S2 im tending that egg like a bird mother and that wouldn't make any sense with my male manders.

    On the other hand, it depends alot on which season we are talking about. My Norn Female commander felt really really bad on Icebrood saga. I felt like a Male Human or Charr would suit better because of the theme. It was really strange to see my NORN asking about spirits and stuff, when in the reality she had the same culture and beliefs and should have known everything about it since the beginning.

  • Fenella.2634Fenella.2634 Member ✭✭✭

    @KeoLegend.5132 said:

    @Kodama.6453 said:

    @KeoLegend.5132 said:
    Female Norn ofc, thats what i play.
    I tried female human but meh.

    I can't see a bond between a male and aurene. LWS4 just screams female commander.

    Can you elaborate a bit more here?
    Why can't you see a bond between a male and Aurene?

    Tbh, I can't come up with another reason why you claim this besides you stereotyping males here....

    Sure i can.
    I've tried playing male manders. It kinda works on Story and LWS1. But beyond that, when Aurene gets introduced, i had a very big sense of being a mother figure to her. If you look around theres Aurene, Glint, Caithe, all female figures and somewhat related to caring and tending, while the males (Rytlock, Logan, Canach, etc) are kinda far away from that bond relationship and more focused on war plans, strategy and combat.
    I'm not saying that a male commander being like a father figure to Aurene is impossible, its just hard for me to see it like that because it feels off. Since S2 im tending that egg like a bird mother and that wouldn't make any sense with my male manders.

    Actually, I think I remember the devs saying the Commander was supposed to have a father role for Aurene (regardless of the PC's gender). Caithe is supposed to be the mother figure instead.

  • Probably your typical male heroic warrior that is used in almost every RPG. Maybe anything heavy combat and nonmagic related like a less sneaky martial oriented thief or a non nature magic ranger, a less magic oriented guardian etc. Still think warrior suits most. Pretty much all other classes have some sort of magic/special abilities that would let him kitten their way out of bad situations that need to be bad situations for plot purposes.

    Also in the story the commander is pretty much treated as a warrior or at least someone who solves his problems with his "fists". A few examples from the top of my head:
    -in hot kasmeer teleports the party around and you have to glide everywhere. She even says a line: glide down commander. If he had magic he could also teleport around easily.
    -if you choose priory as your order and your mentor teleports around in the tomb you still have to jump around like an idiot
    -in lws3 queen jenna says: You just relentlessly smash things until they're no longer at odds with you.
    -in pof zafirah says something like you made a flashy entrance when you came to elonia. Not very thieflike.
    -lws3 lake doric heart mission where you have to sneak into a stronghold an npc helps you disguise yourself even if you are a thief or mesmer saying you are not good enough

    I'm sure you will find other ones as well i just remembered these ones. Basically everytime you solve a threat you solve it with a npc or weapon not with your innante skillset.

    Bonus: check out the pact commander wiki there you will find pics of the commander. He is almost always pictured as someone in heavy armor and sword and shield.

  • Hannelore.8153Hannelore.8153 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 18, 2020

    This is really difficult as each part of GW2 is geared towards different races. For example, the Core game treats all races equally, even in the dungeons, while being semi-Sylvari focused due to the presence of Trahearne. Then LS2 and HoT take the Sylvari focus up to the next level, but they still have other focuses, like how much Asura and Charr ingenuity play a role in those battles.

    And then LS3 was a mixed bag because it had a heavy Human focus (Lake Doric, Orr, Balthazar, Shining Blade, etc.).

    I do feel like PoF & LS4 were overly Human-centric (with some Asura and Charr love here and there), to an extreme, because you never even saw NPCs of any other races due to the region. I'm worried we'll have the same thing with Cantha, which is unsatisfying.

    Given how Rytlock is the most present NPC in the game, especially with Charr Personal Story, I could easily see the Commander being a Charr. But Asura, Human, and Sylvari all play big roles in the game, its only the Norn who rarely show up or do anything. Plus, I think being a Commander fits with the Norn's ideals the least; though one could argue a Norn Commander would have the greatest legend in history.

    But like I siad, I think Charr would definitely suite the most given everything that's happened.

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  • Westenev.5289Westenev.5289 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I think the director of any gw2 movie would probably spend 5-10 hours in the game, and any choices they made or events they experienced become canon.

    That's usually how game to movie adaptions work, right?

  • The Greyhawk.9107The Greyhawk.9107 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Westenev.5289 said:
    I think the director of any gw2 movie would probably spend 5-10 hours in the game, and any choices they made or events they experienced become canon.

    That's usually how game to movie adaptions work, right?

    Geez, five to ten hours? Directors don't have time for that kitten, they're much too busy hobnobbing with Hollywood celebrities or New York financiers that didn't kill themselves.

    Hate Is Fuel.

  • The ideal commander would be one who firm and understanding but shows no mercy, and eventually becomes the new god of war.

  • Tuco.2419Tuco.2419 Member ✭✭✭

    Ideal commander would be a relatively boring protagonist who is brave and determined but little else. Would probably be a human male.

    This let's the story be explored by side characters and clashes minimally with current and future players.

  • asterix.9614asterix.9614 Member ✭✭✭

    Asura warrior obviously.

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  • I'm going to throw a curve ball in here...Tengu Ranger (Druid for HoT and who becomes a Revenant around the end of LS3) who has personal ties to Trahearne (possibly friends who met somewhere). Why? This prevents the stepping on toes for PS choices, and also gives a good reason for why they'd accept him as the Commander. He's not a part of any Order before this point, but because of Trahearne's personal recommendation along with them witnessing him taking down a Dragon Champion, they're perfectly fine with it.

    By being a Ranger, it gives him a "link" to the magical forces of nature and could give a bit of a "sixth sense" to when dragon minions attack outside of Orr, allowing him to sense them (inside Orr of course would be difficult, due to the amount of corruption there). Druid would strengthen his connection to the forces of nature, something he'd need desperately in Maguuma due to everything trying to kill him in there. Learning the basics of Revenant shortly after the end of HoT from Rytlock, it builds off his connection to nature, giving him a connection to the Mists themselves and expanding his repertoire of magical energy uses, something we see the Commander do quite a bit in LS3. His learning of some of the new magic skills from LS3 would coincide with his gaining experience as a Revenant and his already extensive knowledge as a Druid.

    Revenant would be fully mastered by the time PoF is entered, making specific events feel like they flow better. I won't go into much more after that due to how spoilerific everything from PoF on is, and you basically get the gist at this point.

  • @Taril.8619 said:
    A good film wouldn't want to err too much onto showing the same classes too much, so the Commander would likely have a unique class. Which leaves the aforementioned Warrior and Elementalist. Warrior would be the easiest to implement, heavy armour some simple martial weapons (Probably Sword and Board) and jobs done. Though if the idea was to be something different to highlight GW2, Elementalist could work well as their attunement shifting could make for dramatic battles and would help solidify their "Commander" title if they were doing thematic things like helping allies with healing water magics, blocking attacks with earth magic, plowing through trash with fire magic and creating intense boss fights with air magic.

    rytlock is a warrior, zojja an elementalist, they're both taken in personal story, but significantly less than other classes.

    a movie class would be a visually mighty one, warrior doesn't fit that role, ele does.
    ele definitely is the best class a movie commander could take. now ele doesn't pair so well with charr and norn lore-wise. given that zojja is an ele and connected to the asuran commander that works but the magical nature of tyrian humans also fits very well. not so sure about sylvari, imo sylvari lore puts them more into the ranger/guardian roles.

    for the story human fits best until IBS but at the time of IBS the commander is a global superstar and could be of any species, sex and profession.
    so a human elementalist. now which sex? gw2 is notorious at making no difference whatsoever, so it's just the sex the actor happens to be.

  • Yasai.3549Yasai.3549 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Female Human.

    Cos' they can outrun a centaur.

    If I play a stupid build, I deserve to die.
    If I beat people on a stupid build, I deserve to get away with it.