As always, approach these reports with a grain of salt. That said, there is a LOT of detail in some freshly-posted leaks that show off new content in the next Guild Wars 2 expansion; an expansion that appears to be taking players back to the Land of the Golden Sun, Elona.
A collection of images posted on Guild Wars 2 subreddit features multiple shots from within Guild Wars 2. The pictures portray skill trees for eight new Elite specializations with placeholder names like the Scourge tree for Necromancer and Mirage tree for Mesmer, several new maps of the Elona region with five new zones in total, and the introduction of mounts to the game.
It should be mentioned that none of the images have any form of watermarking, which would otherwise indicate the pictures were taken from an official ArenaNet test build. Still, you’re welcome to take a look at every image available currently in this Imgur gallery.
Whoa. So we’re going back to the Elona desert area and we’re doing so on the back of mounts? These images are unreal! If they are fake, they are certainly some of the most dedicated and well-crafted forgeries ever devised. We’ll have to wait and see for an official word from ArenaNet about the potential for this new expansion; if we do, we’ll be sure to update this story.