I feel bad for ArenaNet that the leaked video was the first footage we saw of gamescom, but things have turned around quickly:
The necromancer is the next profession for Guild Wars 2, and from this video, my favorite Guild Wars 1 profession is looking pretty cool. ArenaNet says we will get a more official release of the profession sometime later. However, it looks like a necromancer builds up “life force” and then goes in to some kind of shadow form called “death shroud” with a new skill bar. I am very interested to see more details on this profession. Many more professional sites (with video) are popping up with gameplay impressions from the early press demos at gamescom.
The live stream of gamescom has also started! I don’t know what events will play today because there is no Wednesday schedule on the NCSoft gamescom site. However, in channel they are announcing the next upcoming presentations. An Aion presentation is first up.
And of course, the moment I post this ArenaNet puts up a new blog post with thoughts from the animators.