Community Roundup

We all knew it was coming. Sylvari week sure came with a bang! Without a doubt, Sylvari Week intrigued me more than the previous Human, Charr, and Norn weeks! In part, this had to do with the new re-design of Sylvari characters. And, they do look impressive! Anyways, here’s the latest on the roundup…

Official Releases

→ ArenaNet |  Kristen Perry on Designing and Redesigning the Sylvari
→ ArenaNet | The Sylvari Soul – Angel McCoy on Writing the Sylvari
→ ArenaNet | Video: Growing the Sylvari
→ Guild Wars 2 | Updated Sylvari page + Sylvari Home Video
→ ArenaNet | Dream and Nightmare

Fansites, Forums and Blogs

→ Kill Ten Rats | [GW2] Natural Aliens

Ravious from Kill Ten Rats discusses and gives his insight on the new Sylvari re-design. He agrees with Kristen Perry that the Sylvari should look “un-natural”. Check this one out!

→ Kill Ten Rats | [GW2] War for the Dream

Personally, I’m not much of a Lore-buff, and initially, I had no clue what the Nightmare Court did. Ravious from Kill Ten Rats explains the Nightmare Court’s motives and ambitions from the latest blog post.

→ Casual Is As Casual Does | Why do Sylvari have Boobs?

“Why do Sylvari have boobs?” Another question might be “Why Not?” Randomessa from Casual Is As Casual Does discusses the physical differences and similarities between Female and Male characters in each race.

→ Talk Tyria | Of Ronan, Ventari, and the Pale Tree: The Sylvari

Belzan Furu from Tyria substitutes Belzan from Talk Tyria by bringing us a Lore article, discussing the origins of the Sylvari and the history behind their world by the Tarnished Coast.

→ Very Distilled | Guild Wars 2 Sylvari Week Summary

I agree with Will from Very Distilled, there hasn’t been a reveal more anticipated by this! He breaks down the day-to-day reveals from the Sylvari Week, and also gives his insight on the new Re-Design. Check this one out!

→ A Tyrian Odyssey | Ooze Pit

The A Tyrian Odyssey gang are still in the Charr Homelands, and this time they delve deep into the Ooze Pit to retrieve some “special prismatic ooze!” Check this one out!


No new podcasts for this week. Check back next week for more Guild Wars Discussions!

Upcoming Events and Contests

→ Shing Jea Shin-dig Part Duece | View Official Forum

Two Guilds: Disciples of the Lost Gods + Dragons Of the Rose = Shing Jea Shin-Dig! A twelve hour party filled with games and tons (I mean tons, seriously look at their list)! Don’t forget that Blade Radio will be providing the music, so down to Shing Jea Arena Outpost!

Date: August 28th, 2011
Location: Shing Jea Arena Outpost
District: International District 1
Time: 12PM-12AM, Noon to Midnight (Pacific Daylight Time)

→ Spider Sets – Art Challenge Week #19 | View Official Forum

Don’t be fooled! Art Challenge #18 is still up right here, but for those artist that want something new, here’s Art Challenge #19! Design your own spider-themed armor/cloth set!

→ Pink Day in LA | View Official Forum

Pink Day in LA is back! GW-EN is hosting/reviving this tradition in support of Breast Cancer Research and Awareness. This year, they hope to raise $13370.00 . They will be encouraging everyone to donate to help this cause. If you can’t donate, then still come out for support and to win some awesome prizes. Don’t feel left out if you have no pink on, GW-EN will be providing the pink dyes for everyone! Check this event out!

Date: October 15th, 2011
Location: Lion’s Arch
District: International Districts
Time: 12PM – 6PM Central Standard Time (GMT -6)

Creative Works

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The Last Words

Sure, last week was a great week with the new Sylvari re-design, home-land video, and lore articles, but next week will be an even greater week! If you’ve been hiding until an anti-MMO rock, or even an anti-GW2 bunker, you know that August 17th is going to bring brand new videos of all seven professions, Charr starter areas, Customization, Sylvari and Asura characters, and PvP! A whole lot of PvP! If you’re still not excited, please hold down Alt-F4. NOW! Otherwise, I’ll see you next time on the Roundup!

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