Guild Wars 2 meets Mech Warrior in the Asura battle suit

Discussion in 'Guild Wars 2' started by Vissarion, Sep 20, 2011.

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    Vissarion Veteran BOON


    As the small guy on the block, you occassionally need to hire some muscle to get things done on time. The Asura of Guild Wars 2 are doing just that–except they’re building their muscle. The newly announced Asura Battle Suit racial skill will put the players in the husk of a golem, allowing you to feel as mighty as the Norn without losing that cute physique we’ve come to love. It’s only a matter of time until one of the tinkering Asura figure out how to mount some rockets launchers on those shoulders. We squeezed Guild Wars 2 game designer Jon Peters for all the extra info he’d give on these magical mech warriors.

    PCG: What kind of cool down will the battle suit skill have?
    Jon Peters: It’s unknown at this time, but it will be similar to other Elite skills.

    PCG: Can friends join you in the battle suit?
    JP: It’s designed for one player, but one person summons the battle suit, then anyone can interact with it to get into it and use it.

    PCG: What kinds of skills does the battle suit open up?
    JP: We haven’t finalized those skills yet, but you will be able to spin around, punch guys, etc. Cool stuff like that.

    PCG: Will non-asura be able to join you in the suit?
    JP: Yes, player characters of any race can use the battle suit, not just asura.

    PCG: Is the suit golem-like in nature?
    JP: While the suit is about golem-sized and shares some design elements, it definitely looks different than your standard unmanned golem.

    PCG: Will the battle suit be used by enemy asura?
    JP: Yes. Battle suits can be used by PCs, but enemy asura (such as the Inquest) would definitely have access to their own suits.

    PCG: Any chance of the asura battle suit being usable in PvP?
    JP: In World vs World vs World PvP, absolutely yes! In competitive PvP the battle suit will get banned from tournaments.


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    i will deffinitly play asura after learning this

    btw do you know other race specific skills ??
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    Fozia Veteran BOON

    almost a terminator armor
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    Allstar Just A "Member"

    I'm not sure we could fit a Norn in there, but I'm willing to try is somebody wants to grease me up
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    Jasra Community Member

    Well, i don't want see too much asuras. It will be painful....
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    Katiechops Guild Master

    Sounds like OP Azura love <3 <3 <3 oh yeah baby
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    Astarael Vertically Challenged

    i'll play the norn and just use someone else battlesuit for ultimate own!
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    Tvar Classic Officer

    I'm sure the Norn'll have their own unbalanced racial, no worries. :p
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    Astarael Vertically Challenged

    yeah, as well as using someone else battlesuit! superviking!
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    Tvar Classic Officer

    Wouldn't it be cool if you could, after gutting that puny asura open, take over his super armor battle suit :D Gratz on racial usable by everyone else, unique much?
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    Lyantha Community Member

    Thought you were talking about that Mechwarrior tard from Aion... what a relief it was something different :D

    Will be strange to see a Charr or Norn in a battlesuit :confused:
    Also... can you steal a battlesuit as a thief? :D
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    Balmung Veteran BOON

    I miss mech warrior (the game/book series) sooooooooo much /emocry :'(
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    Astarael Vertically Challenged

    check out the youtube videos for a new game called hawken. i don't have time to link them directly, but it looks like a cross between mech warrior and phantom crash, and looks epic

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