ArenaNet, like any business, has their own marketing agenda where they have to figure out how to use their finite resources to get the biggest results. Obviously, PCGamer and Rock Paper Shotgun are among two media outlets that are going to hit a very large audience. Yet, it shows a lot on their part that they still take time to talk with smaller fansites like GuildMag, Variance, and our humble home. There is one thing about smaller fansites. They usually take as much time and care, if not more, into preparing for the interview as any true journalist site. Two recent interviews from our friends at Tap Repeatedly and Guild-Hall.cz definitely raise the bar for all future professional and fan interviews.
The Czech fansite gets some fantastic answers when they ask some of the more open ended questions like what is each interviewee’s favorite event. ArenaNet gives us plenty of meat when we learn about everything from charr cattlepaults to an asura-trained dancing moa act. It’s a really good interview with a personal laid-back feel to it. Well worth a whole read.
Lewis B at Tap Repeatedly delves deep in to voice over questions with ArenaNet’s lead writer, Bobby Stein. Like past ArenaNet interviews at Tap Repeatedly, Lewis B finely crafted an amazing and long interview. He asks about everything from comparisons with the original Guild Wars, preparing actors, comparisons to Hollywood, to fantasy writing pitfalls. Stein fires right back with a look at the inside process for creating Guild Wars 2, costs vs. benefit thoughts, comparisons of the voice acting in Portal and Grand Theft Auto to Guild Wars 2, and more! This is definitely going to be the seminal interview for Guild Wars 2 voice over questions.
Thanks for the fansites for taking the time and love to craft these amazing interviews. And, ArenaNet keep them coming!