Dao Jones.6720 Posted April 14, 2021 Share Posted April 14, 2021 When I played back at launch my first two characters in the game were an Asura and a Norn. Neither seemed to have any real tie to or investment in the core story; you get dropped in by circumstance and experience events and meet people that spring up around you with little context.I recently came back after an 8 year break; I rolled a Sylvari, and I’m amazed by how much more cohesive the story felt. My prelude puts me on a wild hunt to fight a dragon, I met Trahearne, recovered (and wielded) Caladbolg, and even experience the story that explains why we have a magic mirror to use against Zhaitan in Orr. And while I haven’t played HoT yet, I know the Sylvari figure heavily there, and even in season 2 there are again references to my back story (you fight the shadow dragon from your dream during the alliance mission in The Grove, for example). And the repeated involvement of the Pale Tree in the core story and S2 feels more impactful when you’re not just some person holding a conversation with a glowing talking shrub you’ve never met before that day.So it got me wondering - do your race, order, or back story choices end up impacting (or even being relevant to) things in future seasons or PoF? I know some elements from the human noble story (e.g. Lord Faren and Countess Anise) show up again in season 2/HoT, but do other races take more of a center stage in S3 - S5 and PoF? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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