Guilds & Catacomb Dungeon MerchantsFirst things first, I want to start off with some new information - the guild system in Guild Wars 2. I've written a short article on it here, but it also comes with video: At the end of the video we also see what the Ascalon Catacombs dungeon offers in terms of rewards. The currency is yet unknown, but definitely not something you pick up in Story Mode (or at least not in this CBT).
Character Creation VidsThis CBT brings us new faces, new hairstyles, tattoos and more.
Starter InstancesThis weekend we were only shown the charr, norn and human races. We've managed to capture each of the starting instances for your viewing pleasure with the help of a mesmer, engineer and thief.
City ToursEven though each city has its own Tour & Information Guides, we felt like we should go the extra mile and record a tour of each major city. Well, more like limp through each city because of frame rate issues.
Profession SkillsHere are vids showcasing the skills for each class. Unfortunately I didn't get anything on traits because I hadn't realized that my auto-leveling to 30 included a book in my inventory to unlock the first tier. *sadface*
EmotesEach of these videos contain the emotes that are in the game (in this order: /beckon /bow /cheer /cower /cry /kneel /laugh /no /point /ponder /salute /shrug /sit /sleep /surprised /threaten /wave /yes). I'm not sure if this is going to stay as is, but in order to direct your emote to a specific person or thing, you must target them/it and type something like this: /wave @ - the emote would change from "Kvinna waves." to "Kvinna waves at Jenn."
Skill Points - Videos on Book Collectables & Jumping PuzzleOne thing you'll take away after watching the profession skill videos is the skill points that are required to purchase utility and elite skills. Not only do you receive a point each time you level, but there are various trials out in the world that grant you extra points. They can come in the form of bestiary book collectables, NPC brawls and random jumping puzzles throughout the lands (GL Simon and Lewis).
AchievementsLast December, Eric Flannum wrote an end of the year article and included some new information on the achievement system. Today, we have a video for you that shows all the current achievements in the game, including a few titles you can receive for them.
PvE GameplayUnfortunately time ran out for us and we were only able to get PvE gameplay footage on a couple of professions, but we did manage to get some awesome footage of the Acalon Catacombs from the guardian perspective.
PvP VideosNot only did we manage to get some WvW videos, but we also recorded a structured PvP match for each profession across all of the current maps.
• The Mists PvP Merchants • PvP Armor Bank Slots • WvW World Bonuses & Map Exploration • Guardian (Structured) • Elementalist (Structured) • Engineer (Structured) • Mesmer (Structured) • [More coming later.]