Play as all races in final Guild Wars 2 beta weekend
Asura and Sylvari ready for players in the final event
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Jul 10, 2012 - 4:57pm EST (345 days ago)
ArenaNet has announced that for the final Beta Weekend Event (July 20-22) of Guild Wars 2, the asura and sylvari races will be available to beta players for the first time.
Players will be able to create characters from any of the five main races of Tyria—human, norn, charr, asura, and sylvari — and begin their Guild Wars 2 experience in any of the five different home regions.
For asura players, this means beginning your tale in Metrica Province, a vivid, exotic jungle area full of high-tech laboratories, quirky golems, and competing krewes of mad scientists. Nearby, the massive monoliths of the asuran capital Rata Sum hum with technomagical power.
Sylvari players begin their story in the Grove, a luminous living city nestled in the shade of the Pale Tree, the “mother” of every member of this young race of plant humanoids. The sylvari are an enigmatic race of chivalrous explorers who are driven by an insatiable curiosity and guided by a collective Dream.
Those who want to reserve a spot in the beta need to pre-purchase the MMO. The full release of Guild Wars 2 is set for August 28, 2012.