TemperHoof is back with his latest entry to his “Temper’s Massively Overblown Ranting Blog [about] Gaming” blog here at MMORPG.com. His latest entry, as you might imagine, focuses on his play of the asura during this past weekend’s beta event in Guild Wars 2.
Once upon a time there was a race of short, stubby little Care Bear-like creatures. The magical geniuses of their world, they perfected the lost art of summoning and created golems with silly names. Their city was complex and difficult to navigate yet a true splendor to behold with a unique appearance and a nifty implementation. They often considered themselves the most brilliant of all the races, and despite their small size they made up for it with massive amounts of magical power and attitude. Thatâ€™s right Iâ€™m talking about the Tarutaru; Final Fantasy XIâ€™s premier short-but-powerful playable race.
Anyone who has played Final Fantasy XI can easily find the similarities between the two races, and since I was a resident of the Federation of Windurst for 9-years â€” itâ€™s very difficult for me to ignore them. When I first hopped into Guild Wars 2 this weekend, the first thing I did was attempt to make a classic Tarutaru character known as Shantotto. For Final Fantasy XI fans she is best known for her manic magical exploits and her signature condescending laugh. Making a Tarutaru just felt right for me, and when I got into the game there was a similar feeling and handling.