Politics Comes to Guild Wars 2 in Living World Content

ArenaNet isn’t kidding when they say they’ve turned Guild Wars 2 into a “living world.” A new update coming next week promises to bring permanent changes to the world of Tyria, by allowing players to align themselves with one of two political candidates who are vying for a seat on the Captain’s Council of Lion’s Arch.

Players will be given the opportunity to choose between the war hero Ellen Kiel or the prominent merchant Evon Gnashblade, owner of the Black Lion Trading Company. Whoever wins the seat will sign an agreement with the merchants of the Zephyr Sanctum, who were introduced into the game just last week.

Dubbed “Cutthroat Politics“, the event will last for two weeks and bring with it a host of new events, rewards, and features for players to play with—details of which can be found on the aforelinked page.

The new content will go live on July 23.

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1 Comment on Politics Comes to Guild Wars 2 in Living World Content


On July 16, 2013 at 4:52 pm

that’s pretty damn cool, that has the potential for some positively brilliant satire where players cynically game the political system and learn more about actual elections are won than they would have otherwise.