Other games have Dwarves or Gnomes for their token cutesy miniature race, but filling this role for Guild Wars 2
are the Asura. Last week, ArenaNet
devoted a whole week to these spunky munchkins, expounding on everything from their history
to architectural influences
. Today, Designers Jon Peters
, Jeff Grubb
, and Ree Soesbee
delivered an extra dose of Asura by giving us the lowdown on the Inquest and battle suit Golems.
First, Grubb and Soesbee told PC Gamer that the Inquest wanted to be the culture that invented the device that would take down the elder dragons, and its members are willing to do whatever it takes to come out on top. Grubb explained, "Most Asuras will not experiment on sentients. That's one of those things that's just not a good thing. The Inquest don't have that limitation. They are more willing to not just manipulate, but to harm others because they've made the judgment that they're superior and therefore have the right to do what they will without worrying about you."
Jon Peters was a little less verbose regarding the Asura's battle suit skills, mostly because these abilities are still in development. However, we learned that although the battle suit is designed for a single operator, when a battle suit is called, any race can pilot it. And when asked if these mechs could be used in PvP, Peters replied, "In World vs World vs World PvP, absolutely yes! In competitive PvP the battle suit will get banned from tournaments."
We hope you caught all of ArenaNet's Asura-related activities last week. If not, we have everything you need to know
right here, including a wrap-up in today's Flameseeker Chronicles