Our anticipation builds for the next Guild Wars 2 update, thanks to a cryptic message inscribed on a metronome.
Being game journalists it isn’t rare for us to occasionally receive odd things in the mail, but even we were surprised when ArenaNet and NCSoft sent us a specially branded metronome, inscribed with a rather cryptic message.
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Undoubtedly this strange gift has something to do with the next Guild Wars 2 update set to launch on January 21st, which will be the first of three updates that concludes the deluge of Living Story content that has been added to ArenaNet’s MMORPG consistently over the past year.
To save straining your eyes trying to decipher our incredibly wonky camera work, here’s what the message reads:
Thump, Thump. Time to jump.
Wipe all resistance from your mind
There’s a secret deep below to find
If you’d only seen the things I’ve seen
You’d wake up screaming from The Dream
This next part will sting, but it brings me joy
Sometimes to change you must destroy
A fire is rising you cannot contain
Tyria will burn, while I remain.
We believe this is meant to be a message from the crazed villainess Scarlet Briar herself, due to the reference to “The Dream” which all Sylvari experience care of the Pale Tree prior to birth. Additionally the sentence “Tyria will burn” undoubtedly references the continent changing events which ArenaNet has promised will hit the in-game continent once this Living Story concludes.
Undoubtedly there’s more information to gleam from the above passage, for instance what could “There’s a secret deep below to find” mean? Is this a reference to a new Elder Dragon emerging? We don’t know for sure, but we have our top men working to decipher this artifact as we speak…
Tags: Guild Wars 2
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