Arenanet is here with another new blog post today, this time on the opening cinematics that people experience after creating a new character.
Once a player has chosen a character, class, and name, the first experience you have with the story of Guild Wars 2 is the opening cinematic.
Some of you may be thinking: “A cut scene? Skip, skip! Where’s the gameplay?” But hold on there! These gorgeous cinematics aren’t just a warmed-over reiteration of the box text; they tell the history of your chosen race and set the stage for the grand drama that’s about to unfold. Plus, the opening cinematic offers you a chance to see the concrete results of your character’s history and personality choices. We wrote them for you!
Read the rest of the blog post here
And with this blog post, we also get 3 videos, one for each of the races that were playable in the last two Beta Weekend Events. If you haven't played the previous Beta Weekend Events and have not seen the opening cinematics for the Human, Norn and Charr races and you would prefer to see them in game then of course, you shouldn't watch these videos.