[quote name='dhatcher1' timestamp='1351812828' post='2056843']
The lion statue in Lions Arch is destroyed and not coming back. [per Colin in the Pokket MMORPG.com interview that just happened]
I wonder if that wasn't just a slight slip-up, because earlier in the forums, game designer Josh Foreman said this:
[quote][b]Josh Foreman[/b] ([url="https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/halloween/Will-the-LA-Lion-Statue-come-back-or-something-new"]via Official Forums[/url]): I worked way too hard on that thing to throw it away! That would make me cry. Haha… spent a lot of my free time on it actually. You know it has 4,000 frames of animation, and I had to hand track every single frame that a splash happened on every single fish for the audio guys to sync it up. Not that we will never permanently destroy anything. In fact… well, I can’t say more than that. [b]But NOT the lion statue. It’s the symbol of LA. Like the Statue of Liberty is for New York or the Eiffel Tower is for Paris.[/b][/quote]
[b]Edit:[/b] Actually, it does look like it's gone for now, as per Regina's follow-up post in the same thread:
[quote][b]Regina Buenaobra[/b] ([url="https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/halloween/Will-the-LA-Lion-Statue-come-back-or-something-new"]via Official Forums[/url]): The Lion’s Arch lion statue is gone for now. Mad King Thorn really did a number on it. As to whether it will return—anything is possible.[/quote]
It's a shame really.
Edited by Makovorn, 02 November 2012 - 12:51 AM.