Fahrar Cub:In Sylvari storyline its really natural, you meet him early on a do some
missions with him. Pale tree herself chooses him to lead and you even go with him to
dream of Orr were you see future him leading an army.
Asuran Acolyte:First you’re the new and elite hot shot of your corresponding order,
but eventually you meet up with Trahearne, a Sylvari scholar who is greatly respected
for his knowledge but not even close for his lack of combat skills (which I guess he
develops over time after meeting you)…
The thing I don’t get his how he arbitrarily appoints himself in charge of the new
“trinity” order, literally self-proclaims himself the Marshal, and you as second in
command. It seems like his character went from timid/shy and somewhat conservative
scholar, to a war hero – experienced leader of nations.
I just feel like his character got warped a little bit, when you first meet him you
don’t think “Oh yeah, he’s going to be the one”. If anything you’d think it’d
I don’t know, maybe I’m over thinking it, it just personally bothers me (lore-wise)
how he is literally completely self-proclaimed, and never struck me nor was meant to
strike anyone as a combat-ready and battle hardened “Marshal” ready to lead the races
to freedom from Zhaitan.
Asuran Acolyte:Well, he’s told by the Pale Tree that he will have to be the one to
lead the Pact and being a Sylvari will do whatever it is the Pale Tree says. That and
your character tells him he should be the leader since no other Order member should
be in charge of them all.
Pale Tree Seedling:I agree that when Trahearne, who had largely no big
accomplishments that I knew of, who I was told had large amounts of knowledge and was
respected by the three orders, was going to lead the alliance, I was rather put off.
I mean, who was this guy? All I knew was that he was doing the same thing I was
telling the guards that an attack was coming, and that my npc buddy apparently knew
who he was.
And then he was largely useless in combat. He had no useful insights to offer
anytime, and he did little to nothing when my npc buddy did his whole heroic thing.
Yeah, we needed a guy who wasn’t affiliated with any of the orders, but Trahearne?
Who, as a human, I hadn’t even heard or before? Who had a reputation as a scholar
(and by his own acknowledgement later had been running away from fighting by burying
himself in studying), and had no reputation as a leader? I dunno, I just didn’t buy
into him at all.
If I wasn’t going to be leader as the gw2 gold player character, I would’ve expected
some other big name to step in. Maybe one of Destiny’s Edge. Or one of the Lion
Guard. But not some no-name that I barely met a moment ago. And especially not since
it seems like I’m making most of the big decisions anyways.
Maybe it’s better as a Sylvari, I wouldn’t know since my Sylvari is still level 2.
But as a human at least, Trahearne just didn’t sit well with me.
Asuran Acolyte:Thats still not much of a resume for why he should be leader. Coming
from a different race (Human) where I have little contact with him before… seems
odd. Just shared the Orr vision with him, and seeing as besides him giving his speech
you lead the way through the entire area. Seems more like a self fulfilling prophecy
(I see him lead in the future I must make him leader for it to happen)
Asuran Acolyte:I agree that the story telling could’ve be done better(the Master of
Whispers identity reveal was atrociously bad, but had promise had they done it
right). The character itself I can *see* what they were trying to get at. The timid
type who can summon a lot of courage, more than he himself knows. This is a very
common and likeable hero in all our media.
Only… they didn’t show us any of that. You’re right. He went from useless NPC
informant to leader. I don’t know. I definitely think they could’ve worked on that.
Plus, the bond between you two. When he appointed me second in command I couldn’t see
But… We expect a little too much. Compared to other MMO’s, the story telling is
pretty good. I guess if we wanted an engaging personal storyline we really should be
playing those singleplayer gw2 gold games