[GW2] Guardians of GW2 - SPOILER ALERT - (HI)

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    Specter Veteran BOON

    Guardians of Guild Wars 2

    Blue Mace Lady has a Blue Mace Man friend
    After reading Edge of Destiny through, it’s been pretty hard to not spoil things for people. Not everyone can go out and grab the book, read it within a 24 hour period, and then digest things in a coherent manner.

    Which is why I’ve waited a few days to post what there is about Logan Thackeray and his profession.

    Heavy Spoilers

    Throughout the book, and even on the back cover, there are mentions of the word Guardian. It all seems to point to the name of the “new monk” class for Guild Wars 2.

    Here’s part of the back cover, giving a brief description of Destiny’s Edge.

    Most of those descriptions avoid blatantly labeling the characters with a profession. Eir is clearly a ranger with Garm as her pet, but she’s described as a huntress. Caithe is deadly, but never really described as (while not for certain, a likelihood) an assassin. Rytlock is however described as a warrior, and this isn’t the last time Logan is described as a guardian.

    But first, some of the magic he uses.

    As if the blue aura weren’t hint enough, the defensive magic that protects the humans from the charr is pretty telling. A wall of defense, just as an elementalist might have a wall of fire.

    Here’s more.

    A fairly direct mention of the aura as being a guardians. I don’t think guardian makes sense in any other context here other than as a profession.

    Notice too, that the trip wire is certainly more of a support or control spell. Protecting the group and slowing down the enemy.

    The hammer buff that delivers Logan’s blow with enough force to shatter his foe is also support. None of his magic so far delivers any kind of direct damage.

    Later in another battle there is a flurry of mentions.

    An arcane shield, blue energy deflecting blows, and a buff (perhaps the same, perhaps not) that causes a knockdown. All to protect, defend, or control the movements of foes.

    A short while later there is the first mention of healing.

    So we have healing, but not instantaneous healing or strong healing. Slow and steady healing from Logan. A clear change from the monks of Guild Wars. However, it’s not as though it takes too long, by the next morning “Rytlock’s wrist was fully healed.” However it’s not good enough for others.

    Those fingertips of Logan get a lot of work.

    Another example of defense.
    There are also various mentions of Logan being the defender of the group.
    Later Rytlock calls him “our best defender.” An obvious theme of defense, and protecting runs through much of Logan’s action scenes and even his story. It makes everything pretty clear to me, and I’m presuming many others. Although there are only a few mentions of the word guardian I think anyone would be hard pressed to make good arguments against it. There isn’t much room for misinterpretation. However, I’m sure it’s possible that Logan’s profession could be called something else.

    I just don’t think so.

    Blue Mace Lady
    While I’m at it, if I failed to note any mention of engineers, the seeming consensus as to what the brand new profession would be, I would be in error.

    “Of course we didn’t plan” Rytlock snarled. “We’re fighters, not engineers.”

    Doesn’t really point to much. I can’t really say it’s evidence of anything.

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    Blackspear "The Random"

    Sweet :)

    I really hope we can test all new classes "SOON" :D
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    Mizou Community Member

    this sounds more and more like a classic eq2 guardian.

    a class who was designed for single target tanking with group/raid support through shields and buffs like more HP/LessAggro/GroupStoneskin/and much much more.

    *gets wetter and wetter*
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    That settles it, I would put money on this months profession reveal being Guardian or Assassin(or similar name for a rogue type class).

    PS. That book sounds epic.
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    Mizou Community Member

    theres a bunch of good book about games, diablo being one of the first ones and starcraft. realy good written i can tell u at least the german translations, i bet they are even better in english :) too bad amazon.uk wants money oversea while amazon.de ships for free when u buy a book :)
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    Tigros Veteran BOON

    Anyone has experience with Amazon shipping to Romania :) I am planning to buy the books at the end of this month and was wondering...
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    Specter Veteran BOON

    Tigros your best bet is to make a buy of 25£ or more so you get free shipping :) buy books, lots of books ! :)
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    F U R I E Veteran BOON

    E-books are the future guys :p
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    Specter Veteran BOON

    yeah but tbh i hate reading long text on pc screen :S
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    Mizou Community Member

    i allready read 90% of my scripts on pc and i can tell u, im at least 50% slower and i also look sometimes on second monitor and so on... do a browsergame or what ever so i prefer books, real books :p, too
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    Specter Veteran BOON

    kindle may be the real way to go, but i still dont have one :)
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    I know someone with one and I have to say, I hate books, and even I was impressed. The screen they have put on it is incredible, it makes the screen look like the page of a book, not like a computer screen.

    You have to see it to understand probably, but I was impressed with it.
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    Specter Veteran BOON

    I know the screen is amazing, e-ink :) a friend of mine has a kindle and i'v played with it a bit :p

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