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#1 Lyssa

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:45 PM

Hey all,

Just wanted to make a new thread to announce the begining of a new series that i'm doing which is a summary of the Guild Wars 2 universe for new players. It begins with a video that establishes the setting of the game: Tyria (which I released today) and will go on to tell the story of Gw1 for those who didn't play it or pay much attention the first time around.

Beyond that, it will explain the 250 years between the two games and will be 8 videos in total. Would love to hear what you all think about it!

Part 1 here:



Will keep updating as time goes by.

Part 2 here:

Edited by Lyssa, 19 June 2012 - 09:47 PM.


#2 Naut

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:14 PM

Excellent video, really well done. However, you mentioned 4 dragons - but didn't expand on bubbles. Granted, there isn't really much to point out about it - but still :P

#3 Vapor

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:36 PM

Very nice video, will definitely keep an eye out for the next episodes. Keep up the great work.

#4 Juno

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:51 PM

Very nice indeed, great stuff for people like me who didn't play the original game. I just recently purchased the books so hoping to sort of be up to speed for when the game launches. :)

#5 Dark_Slayer

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:04 PM

loved it, more plz

#6 Sans

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:21 PM

Will these videos be daily? Or how long between each video is released?

#7 Arden

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:31 PM

Very much looking forward to the rest of these.
Why did I not know about NPCs travelling to this other world? The stuff you learn...

Thanks for undertaking this, much appreciated.

#8 Tommyknocker

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:42 PM

Thanks for this. Looking forward to the rest in the series. :)

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:58 PM

Nice video op, looking forward for more! :)

#10 Tadrith

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:07 AM

I've been waiting for these!  Excellent job, looking forward to the rest of them! :D

#11 Sebastian Star

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:19 AM

awesome, very well done! thx very much for taking the time to make this :)

#12 DarksunG

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:04 AM

YEAH! Woodenpotatoes, you're awesome! I look forward to listening to GW2 Daily every day t work! :D

#13 Lyssa

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:02 AM

Glad you guys all really liked it! Was recieved very well and i'm super glad.

About DSD, I did mention that there were 5 dragons in the video, but decided not to expand past that because bubbles is really such a mystery at this point it didn't seem relevant. Originally the video was just supposed to be about the planet, not the dragons, but that kinda shifted towards the end. You'll notice I don't talk about primordus in detail either? Thats just because he hasn't impacted the surfaced world too heavily compared to the others.

Anyway, current plan is every fortnight or so but that may change as time goes on. Right now the only bottleneck for how fast they come out is how quickly the artists can draw which, whatever way you slice it, is going to take some time.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:08 AM

Oh my, I only just realised Lyssa was Wooden Potatoes ^_^

As someone who has found it particularly hard to catch up with all the GW1 lore, having not played the first games properly, I really appreciate these summaries (And GW daily for that matter!) :)

Keep up the excellent work!

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:34 AM

Very well done indeed. Very professional. Even for an old gw1 lore buff it was well worth watching, can't wait for your next videos!

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:48 AM

this reminds me of the elder scrolls/fallout/mass effect Lore in 1min on youtube. Good job tere!

#17 Zhahz

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:11 AM

Great video and love your videos in general.

I've watched so many freaking videos for GW2 and so many of them are poorly done and/or have misinformation and/or have someone largely babbling with little coherence.

Yours are definitely amongst the best.

I like TB's stuff but he tends to ramble.  A lot.  Yogscast stuff is good for a laugh but most of the time has no decent info to grab.  Your stuff is always concise, well presented, and tackles a lot of pertinent topics, well beyond what anybody else is doing.

There is so much misconception and misinformation about GW2 floating around in other games and in general - people should just watch your videos and learn.  :P

When I'm passing along quality links for GW2 info to friends I want to try the game, your videos top the list.

#18 otacu

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:58 AM

An absolutely fantastic video.

It's perfect to show to friends and make them interested in Gw2's Lore.

#19 Nabuko Darayon

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:00 AM

More more more parts xDDD

#20 Lyssa

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:46 PM

Hey guys, two days ago the next part of this series went up! Sorry I'm a little late getting around to posting here.. I had the tab open but there was a lot going on and it slipped out of mind. Anyway, I hope you like it and let's see if you can spot the secret in there... :P  Cheers!




And yes Leod, I'm the same person. Guru has changed a lot, feel a bit like an outsider here these days! Thanks for the kind words everyone, really any feedback I'd love to hear.

#21 Stringer92

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:40 PM

This is awesome. As much as I usually don't care about lore, your explanations were straight forward, easy to understand, and had me entertained for about 30 minutes. I think the art really helps a lot. Good job overall can't wait for your next videos.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:12 AM

WoodenPotatoes!!

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#23 Fatalplus

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:30 PM

Great video.  I played through all of the GW1 games and I didn't know half of this stuff.  Can't wait for the next one.

#24 Dahk

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:13 PM

Wow!  This is by far the best fan made video explaining lore of a video game I've ever seen!

Thank you so much for this!

#25 Crazy Canuck

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:32 PM

I'm really enjoying the series and will refer my friends to these videos once they decide to jump into the world of Tyria, well done and keep up the good work!

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:03 AM

Titans are from another dimension not a distant land.

#27 Mesenet

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:55 AM

excellent videos, i played only original GW and so its nice to see what happened after. When can we expect the next video?

#28 Sparrwen

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:10 AM

Thanks for the videos! :)
As someone who have played Guild wars 1 a long time ago, I think this is a great reminder. To be honest I didn't pay so much attention to the storyline when I played the game so good that I can watch these videos instead of having to replay everything in game. Keep up the good work!

#29 Ascari

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:44 PM

Thank you for those wonderfull videos!
It's also a very nice art style. :)
Looking forward to more of them.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:04 PM

Excellently paced videos mate:) 1 thing though, it would be good if you explained WHY Orr sunk, or more to the point WHY Khilbron sank the continent and that the Titans were actually used by Abaddon, same for Khilbron. MAybe you already thought of that, but just throwing it out there:)





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