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Part of the story of 'Ghosts of Ascalon' is how they got to that tentative truce where you can find humans and charr working together. ---->>>

Back when we started this at the tail end of 'Eye of the North,' Ree Soesbee and I worked out 250 years of timeline between the end of 'Eye of the North' and the beginning of 'Guild Wars 2.' ---->>>

'Guild Wars 2' is a wider world in that we have a lot of different mechanics available for storytelling. We have our personal story, the story of you, which is tailored for your character. You answer some basic questions; you make some decisions early on, and that follows through. ---->>>

In 'Guild Wars 2,' the dragons are the greatest threat, but there's so much more going on. It's a living world; it's a dynamic world. There are places where you find your piece of earth, and you can develop and play with it. ---->>>

In the original 'Guild Wars,' one of the big conflicts was the humans versus the charr. The humans and charr are both playable races in 'Guild Wars 2,' and they are on the same side, more or less. They don't hate each other. ---->>>

One of the turning points in the look of the Guardian is when we decided Logan Thackeray would be a Guardian as opposed to a Warrior. Logan's own protective nature and the fact that the humans have been knocked back into defensive positions informed a lot of what the Guardian became. ---->>>

The no-subscription fee was so much in our DNA from the original 'Guild Wars': that we would get a smaller market but willing to pay however many dollars every month. It's always been looking at that. We've also been looking at micro-transactions, and we use the original 'Guild Wars' as a test bed. What did people like? What did people accept? ---->>>

The original 'Guild Wars' was heavily instanced: you'd have these outposts where everybody was in, but as soon as you got out of town, it became very lonely very fast because you were going for an instance of you and your party. ---->>>

Tyria's a big world. We get a grand tour in 'Ghosts of Ascalon.' We're in Divinity's Reach, we're in Lion's Arch, we're in Ebonhawke, we're in the Dragon's Land, we're in Ascalon. We're basically hitting a lot of the major human and charr locations. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 08-27, 1957
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation: Author

Jeff Grubb (born August 27, 1957) is an author of novels, short stories, and comics and a computer and role-playing game designer in the fantasy genre. Grubb worked on the Dragonlance campaign setting under Tracy Hickman, and the Forgotten Realms setting with Ed Greenwood. His written works include The Finder's Stone Trilogy, the Spelljammer and Jakandor campaign settings and contributions to Dragonlance and the computer game Guild Wars Nightfall (2006) (wikipedia)