I was watching over the GDC concept art video's and I made some observations on what I think is the full list of weapons/shields and crafting gear for GW2 from the concept art displayed at GDC and that can be seen through the ArenaNet channel at http://www.youtube.c...renanetofficial.
Part 4, GDC:
As is seen, these 2 concept sheets outline different skin versions of what could be the full list of player available weapons and offhands in GW2. This includes; swords (short, medium, curved, jagged, straight), axes, hammers (spiked, flat and clubbed which could be a mace), staffs (as well as small wands, mid wands and what could be a torch), longbows, a length weapon (spear/polearm?), guns (pistol, rifle and gun-axes), blowing horn?, and one very strange weapon or offhand above the horn on the bottom left (this could be a offhand fist-based weapon such as brass knuckles, or a claw, some magical based offhand or even a small arm-shield), and of course there is the central tower shield.
In the teaser trailer many of the weapons seem to have one handed and two handed variants (this is also confirmed through these screenshots, as there are both big heavy swords and shorter ones, there are pistols and there are big rifles, etc), and examples of duel wielding are shown in the teaser trailer also.
As you can see this skin layout above affirms the same group of weapons as the first, strengthining my proposal that this is the set weapons we will be given for GW2.
Part 3, GDC:
Another observation in the GDC concept art was the full list of what appears to be gear needed to craft 'stuff' for GW2. This includes; mixing pots, pedestal stones, boilers and chemical seperators, Bowsaws, assorted hammers and clamps, chissles, Gun barrell boiler/lathe, Anvils, tool caddys, knifes and clippers, stock bins, woodsmithing and gunsmithing tools and many more labeled and unlabeled items. Although as speculated in posts below, this could be just a list of misc items to include in a 'merchent or crafter shop' to add depth and belief.
Im certain that parts 1 and 2 of GDC also contained similar lists in the exact same layout which presented concept art for different weapon and offhand skins. Anything else that is to be added to the list? As far as I am aware this theory fits into what we have seen from the teaser trailers in shown weapons/offhands. If someone could post the similar finds in the other GDC video's that would be great also.
EDIT: Changed some obvious flaws in the lists.
Attatchments (L-R: crafting, weapons/offhand set1, weapons/offhand set2):
Edited by pradine, 07 April 2010 - 08:17 AM.