Written by: Gary Gannon (@garygannon) | July 25, 2012 1:33 pm Tweet 36 Comments Let’s take a tour of the Guild Wars 2 Asura home city…Rata Sum. Guild Wars 2 Last Stand At Southsun May 28th Continuation of the living story and many changes to WvW.Read more » Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars 2 Microtransactions: Still Consistent and Strong NCSoft announces that Guild Wars 2's Gem Store sales are still going strong.Read more » Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars 2 Expansion In The Works A Guild Wars 2 expansion is in the works and The Secret of Southsun is about to go live.Read more » Brimstar This city was extremely impressive, in terms of scale and design. Nicolás Zuasti I missed only 2 vistas in the city, its my favorite city so far. But i’ll grant that you can get lost very fast in it. http://www.facebook.com/stradus.woods Stradus Woods So glad the game is coming out soon a lot of the city in the beta I wanted to do but I always had some friend on at any moment I was on so was always doing stuff with them. Looks great can’t wait tell I can fully explore everything out with my Asura engineer I am making for my main. QSatu It looks complicated at first but it’s not, and it’s one of the most compact ones so I bet it will be popular with crafters =] Old Ben Now that you can access your bank directly from crafting stations, you rarely need to walk much. Unfortunately, there is no “deposit all collectibles” or “retrieve all collectibles” option in the crafting station interface. ArsenicSundae Yeah, there’s a type of crafting commons on the second floor with banks and trading post located right in the center. It’s definitely the most convenient city for crafting, unlike Divinity’s Reach, where the crafting stations are located around a huge loop and the banks and trading post are on an entirely different level. Old Ben BTW, “rata sum” means “I am certain” (or “I am sure”, “I am certified”, etc.) in Latin. http://twitter.com/cyanpill cyanpill It’s also an anagram for Marasut. OOOOooooOOOoooo (For those who didn’t play GW1, marasut were evil angelic beings that seemed to be destroyed for good… but were not) Old Ben And, perhaps as a reference to what happens if you miss one of the jumps on the outer wall, it’s also an anagram for “traumas”. ArsenicSundae Or you aren’t paying attention to where you’re going inside. Most ledges have force field barriers around them to prevent falling, but not all. Rata Sum may as well means “death trap” for the inattentive. Old Ben The game needs some “slow fall” spells. Jumping off the top of a huge mountain or building loses some of its appeal when you break every polygon in your body. Speaking of which, gravity still felt “wrong” in BWE3. Jumps just don’t have the same elegance as in WoW or Team Fortress. Partly it’s the animations, but gravity itself feels weird in Tyria. Things seem to accelerate too quickly and then fall at a constant speed, there’s no suspension time. http://twitter.com/dularr Dularr Tyria gravity seems to be high. When you walk off a ledge, you do seem to drop very quickly. Almost gives a teleporter fell to missing a jump. With the Asura animations I get more of a feel of a “near miss” when I make the jump, than when I fall. http://profile.yahoo.com/ITHF7XKYGVXFAPCDMDJTKHLBBU Lian Wan Did you mean the Mursaat? At the very least EotN hints at how they could have survived. Mursaat’s being evil is debatable. Sure trapping people’s soul to use as battery is not very nice but it protected the rest of the world from the Titans. SanekB That would be mursaat, not marasut. Jado Cast Wooden Potatoes talks about this as well. It is speculated that Rata Sum was actually the hidden city of the Mursaat but was abandoned when the Titans attacked. dawolv These “mysterious” doors you didn’t want to turn the UI back on for are PRISON CELLS You didn’t pan down to see the captives, but theres prisoners. and the NPC around are called “Prisoners” St_Draco MikeB, you missed all the external labs and the docks. You reach them through the gates. So Rata Sum is even bigger than you realize. http://www.facebook.com/jeff.thompson.73700136 Jeff Thompson Where can I find the OTHER city tours that was already done that he mentioned? iamthemikeb uploooadddinnnnggggggggggg soon Jado Cast “one moment please” Processing . . .. Processing . . . Processing . . . Old Ben You can find the old ones here or in MikeB’s channel on YouTube (akamikeb) and I suspect he’ll post one for The Grove soon enough (maybe include links to the older tours in the article body?). JJGlyph Best race, best city. Can’t wait to see what it looks like with high-res textures & some more optimization. http://www.facebook.com/lee.berg.9 Lee Michael Berg I am pretty sure its pronounced Rata-Sue-M lol. And I hope the Mursaat make an appearance in GW2 I liked them and the White Mantle. Laborday Mike, your Guild Wars videos are simply the best on the internet. SiderFace Can you guys sign my petition for 1st person POV ? 1. _________ 2. _________ 3. _________ Old Ben Does anyone know how to get ink off an LCD screen? http://twitter.com/dularr Dularr hmm, couldn’t find a homemade recipe for a anti-static cleaning fluid. Jado Cast just use white out. Old Ben Does anyone know how to get White-Out off an LCD screen? http://profile.yahoo.com/Z36GPOU3Q2QIQYBIDVNQAVGNGE Raul +1 http://twitter.com/Pixofpixelsluke Lucas Lopera you actually missed a lot more areas. there are portals that take you outside the cubed city limits to other areas like the docks/home instance/zojja’s lab and I believe one other area. http://twitter.com/Pixofpixelsluke Lucas Lopera you actually missed a lot more areas. there are portals that take you outside the cubed city limits to other areas like the docks/home instance/zojja’s lab and I believe one other area. http://twitter.com/dularr Dularr Got more of a social hub feel from Rata Sum. Not sure which city I will spend most of my time in, but Rata Sum will keep my interest for awhile. Jado Cast My bet would be LA for most people, and DR as a close 2nd. Jado Cast On Earth items fall to earth 9.81 m/s (ignoring air resistance. Maybe Tyria is faster lol RockerDC3 This was too rushed. Incomplete.