I just love airships in steampunk. Games such as the Final Fantasy series and movies like Howels moving castle have sparked this interest in me. And not only is the idea of ‘advanced steam powered technology set in the Victorian era’ a interesting concept but the fashion is actually, pretty sexy also.
Steampunk is a sub genre of fantasy which has defined the idea of ‘steam powered flying machines’ and there is a tone of proof from the concept art that the Charr have steampunk technology’s and weapons as well as other elements of Steampunk existing in Gw2 including fashion and architecture.
In fact allot of the Charr machines draw influence from Diesel punk as seen by the industrial war machine themes in the charr culture. The charr’s architecture is mainly all metal, (brass and iron).
So what do we know about airships in Guildwars 2 and what role will they play?
No individual controlled airships or airships for travel. However airships do play a very important role in certain encounters as well as the personal story
Im assuming he meant boss encounters, so how awesome would a battle airship be with firing cannons controlled by players to take down a attacking flying elder dragon?
One has to assume these are steam powered air ships, they look exactly like the ones found in steampunk fantasy.
Finally the engineer class fits in well with the streampunk themes, tinkering with gears and springs to make weapons and gadgets.
To some sum up im so glad the designers have brought Steampunk (and sub genre) influences into the game and lore. This is just one of the many many themes GW2 draws from and we haven’t even got any expansions yet.
Some fans have have said they dislike bringing these themes into GW2 and have even questioned ‘if gw2 is set 250 years after the first and they now have steam technology, what will Gw3 look like’?
So whats your thoughts? Do you like the steampunk themes or not?