Guild Wars 2 is a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) developed by ArenaNet and published by NCSoft. Its action takes place in Tyria, a continent inhabited by exotic creatures and strange cultures. There is magic in the world of Guild Wars 2, but there's technology as well. Some species (referred to as races in-game) have some magical tendencies, whereas others are more adept at developing technology and using it to achieve their goals.
A player can choose to play any of the five available races, and then must also choose one of eight professions. There are no restrictions on any combination so, even if it's not common in the lore of the game, it's possible for a player to create an asura (magical creatures) who is an engineer (a technological profession).
Having won hundreds of accolades and being perceived by the industry as one of the best MMORPGs of all time, Guild Wars 2's innovative path started in 2005 with its prequel, Guild Wars, and will soon be cemented by the first expansion to Guild Wars 2, Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns.
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The world of Guild Wars 2 is beautiful. With talented artists like Daniel Dociù and Kekai Kotaki, the breathtaking concept art is translated almost exactly to 3D models in the finished game, which gives its landscapes a painterly feel, as well as an expression of awe from any player that sees them.
We chose to use different concept art in every page to showcase the works of art that are produced in ArenaNet's studio every day, but here we are displaying in-game screenshots so that you can marvel at the beautiful world of Tyria.