Consider this rant a reiteration of my contempt towards the apparent shift in Guild Wars lore. I… HATE… CHARR! With a bold statement, I’ve drawn a line in the sand – I will not play Guild Wars 2 if the Charr are aligned with humans. I’m not kidding. I’ve already quit two MMORPGs for a similar reason. Yet, to prove that I’m not completely unreasonable, I’ve made two exceptions…
If I could completely avoid the Charr in Guild Wars 2, by setting my guild to exclude Charr from my Alliance/Guild, then maybe I could enjoy the game.
If I could somehow forgive the Charr, then maybe… MAYBE… I could see aligning with them.
Since there will be a Charr “hero” in Eye of the North, and since the Charr are a playable race in Guild Wars 2, the time to confront this issue is now. There will be no discussion in the future. It will be too late. The franchise would have been tainted and I would need a new hobby. How can you forgive the Charr? They razed most of Ascalon. They probably killed Gwen’s mom and they killed countless civilians. How do you reconcile that? I don’t care if ten centuries past, would the descendant of TANK or PHOTICS forgive the Charr? I don’t think so.
I will not play Guild Wars 2 if the Charr are aligned with humans.*
Gwen is the only thing done right with the lore. The hate for the Charr — and the admiration for Gwen — that’s what I get out of the storyline. ArenaNet is on the path of ruining the only thing that works with the lore. That’s why I’m looking forward to playing Guild Wars: Eye of the North. It looks like Gwen is back! The conflict with the Charr will continue. What is going to happen? I’m quite curious!
Can Gwen forgive the Charr? If she can, then maybe I can. This is ArenaNet’s one shot to make a happy transition from the classic Guild Wars to the future Guild Wars. I’ll be watching carefully. How will Gwen act towards a Charr hero?