Guardians of GW2 - SPOILER ALERT - (HI)

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    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 (Read On At Your Own Risk)

    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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    Aspira Admin Officer

    I will be very surprised if this is not a playable class in GW2.
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    Allstar Just A "Member"

    My copy is delayed.

    Damn you Amazon, damn youuuuuu.

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