During the past beta weekend, I spent a lot of time just wandering around looking at things. Let’s be real, Guild Wars 2 is a beautiful game full of breathtaking sights:
I really loved seeing the tie-ins to Guild Wars 1. I know I’ve said this before but I’m just such a sucker for sequels bringing in aspects of the what came before, wrapping up all those loose ends, paying homage to it’s predecessor.
And that was very prevalent during walks around the game. We have Jora’s beautiful and imposing statue
We have a nod to Salma in the street rat quest
(lol Salma’s bloomers…man these thugs are the most scandalous thugs I have ever heard of in my life)
And finally I got to see the infamous Rurikton. Of course I had to capture this discovery
Seeing all of these names of old characters got me thinking…hey, with all these character names popping up, what are the chances of some hint of Evennia somewhere in Guild Wars 2? Maybe a statue somewhere, maybe a Evenniarocksyourbloomersoff Street, maybe a hint of her fate in one of the books from the book carts. They won’t tell me what happens to her in GW1, maybe I can sleuth about and discover her fate in GW2!
And so I searched. And searched and searched…and found nothing.
(I call this blingee Summer Pirate Evennia Barbie)
Evennia’s disappearance has been quoted as “part of something larger”. So far that ‘something larger’ is completely unseen*. I honestly have no idea what it could be at this point. So far she’s not involved in the Foefire stuff (at least to my knowledge), she hasn’t popped up in-game as a boss or a statue or a street name, there has been nothing in the lore to give the slightest hint about her. The devs have got her story on down on lock…if it is something larger and important, they are doing a good job of not telling us what it is at all.
I know a lot of people don’t care about Guild Wars Beyond- almost all the focus now is on Guild Wars 2 and experiencing something new and fresh. But I know I’m not the only one out there interested in GWB and seeing different stories explained and/or wrapped up: Evennia, Livia and the Scepter of Orr, seeing the creation of Ebonhawke, seeing Palawa Joko jokoing about…maybe it’s just the writer in me, but I can’t stand to see a story unfinished, especially one I have invested a good lot of time into. I really hope the story gets told.
*sorry but writing 'unseen’ made me think of the Mursaat and how there are supposed to be “some really cool plans” for them in GW2 oh man what if Evennia turns evil and takes Lazarus the Dire out on a date to the Krytan club and oops they have too much Krytan Brandy and get jiggy in Lion’s Arch and then they have evil Krytan Mursaat children who we have to kill or something ;jsdfklj plz hire me as a writer ArenaNet, I obviously have good ideas here!!!