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In this video, Guild Wars 2 Narrative Designer Scott McGough discusses The Consortium, an influential corporation whose pursuit of profit leads to big trouble on the island of Southsun Cove this May.
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#1 Eon Lilu

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:43 PM

I think there is something wrong with the audio on this video, I could of sworn I heard someone cough "Nexon / NcSoft" in the background every time he said "Consortium"....

Anyone else? :P :zip:
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#2 Lordkrall

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:46 PM

Always interesting with a little more lore.
The Consortium is a rather interesting organization. Quite hard to know if they are evil or just stupid ^^
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#3 Azure Skye

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:07 AM

[quote name='Lordkrall' timestamp='1368834366' post='2203218']
Always interesting with a little more lore.
The Consortium is a rather interesting organization. Quite hard to know if they are evil or just stupid ^^
[/quote]Cant they be both? Lol
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#4 El Duderino

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:26 AM

This actually looks kinda cool.
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#5 Dasryn

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:20 AM

i dont mind these story updates, but i would like to see story elements not finished or only mentioned fleshed out instead of this entirely new story line that im stuck trying to figure out what it has to do with anyhting
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#6 Soki

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:43 AM

Wow, this is really stupid.
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#7 Lucci Slevin

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:09 AM

[quote name='Dasryn' timestamp='1368858056' post='2203308']
i dont mind these story updates, but i would like to see story elements not finished or only mentioned fleshed out instead of this entirely new story line that im stuck trying to figure out what it has to do with anyhting
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I hear you. There are a lot of threads that were left half finished or not really explored from both GW1 and GW2. The Mursaat? Wizard's Tower? The Great Collapse? Livia? Dominion of Winds? ect.

I guess they are saving the other dragons for expansions, which is fine, but there are plenty of side stories in the universe that could use some love.
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#8 Dasryn

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:21 AM

[quote name='Lucci Slevin' timestamp='1368860970' post='2203312']
I hear you. There are a lot of threads that were left half finished or not really explored from both GW1 and GW2. The Mursaat? Wizard's Tower? The Great Collapse? Livia? Dominion of Winds? ect.

I guess they are saving the other dragons for expansions, which is fine, but there are plenty of side stories in the universe that could use some love.
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exactly, things like Fort Vandal - guarded by lvl 80 champs and decorated with skulls, polymock arenas - i mean, come on. i would much rather see ANet working on expansions that open these areas off to us players
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#9 Lordkrall

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:26 AM

[quote name='Azure Skye' timestamp='1368835646' post='2203226']
Cant they be both? Lol
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True, but stupid villains are usually quite bad and fail simply because they are stupid, and we don't want that ^^
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#10 Coren

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:31 AM

[quote name='Lordkrall' timestamp='1368834366' post='2203218']
Always interesting with a little more lore.
The Consortium is a rather interesting organization. Quite hard to know if they are evil or just stupid ^^
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I think the resident evil.series are proof.they can be both :)

Can't help thinking of NCsoft now ;)
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#11 Nabuko Darayon

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:15 AM

I'm very happy with this living story, especially where it's located. It's a beautiful place even with karka. More living stories should be placed on higher lvl areas.

The only downsize (sorry ANet somehow you always make one) is the fact that every Achievement has been released to this story which ruins the mystery and fun to most of us. Other then that I find this story a lot more interesting then F&F even though that story was nice too.
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#12 Xunlai Agent

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:28 AM

The Consortium is a thinly veiled reference to NCSOFT, their shareholders, and their enforces at ArenaNet - I have no doubt in my mind that this is a way for the writers to criticise these guys fearing for their jobs!
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#13 MazingerZ

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

[quote name='Xunlai Agent' timestamp='1368876500' post='2203351']
The Consortium is a thinly veiled reference to NCSOFT, their shareholders, and their enforces at ArenaNet - I have no doubt in my mind that this is a way for the writers to criticise these guys fearing for their jobs!
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If this is the case, it either makes Colin complicit or rather oblivious and I'm having a hard time deciding which.
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:50 PM

I don't always wear a tinfoil hat, but when I do, I think this video and the story is more interesting.
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