We're back with our second video for Dealspwn Playthrough that focuses on Guild Wars 2. This episode looks at the Asura, the small technological geniuses of Tyria, as we experience their start area. We also go beyond the start, giving an example of the Dynamic Events that can be found throughout the world, and we demonstrate how to acquire the Skill Points they unlock advanced abilities. Hit the jump to see the video, as well as a few words on the Asura.
The term "small but mighty" does an ample job of summing up the Asura. After being forced from their subterranean by the armies of the Great Destroyer, they have adapted and thrived in the world of Tyria, using their knowledge of technology and construction of golem constructs to forge a new place for their species. The only thing greater than their intellect is their arrogance, as they generally consider anyone who isn't an Asura to be beneath them.
It might be because of how they look like a cross between a Gnome and Lombax, but I have a soft spot for the Asura. Their animations are some of the best in the game (I spent a large amount of time jumping for no reason, simply because it was so entertaining to watch) and the scripting in the personal stories was enjoyable to listen to. They may not be to everybody's taste, but ArenaNet have provided a worthy addition to their line-up of playable races with the Asura.
Stay tuned for the final part of our Dealspwn Playthrough videos for Guild Wars 2 tomorrow, as I will be jumping into the fray that is World Vs World PvP.