One really interesting piece to come out of the press closed beta test was this map of the content in Guild Wars 2. It appears incomplete not only with the “??-??” zone, but also because it is clearly missing a level 1-15 zone. ArenaNet’s Martin Kerstein was nice enough to confirm that there will be 5 starting zones corresponding to each race (e.g., Metrica Province for Asura and Caledon Forest for Sylvari). So take these infographs with a grain of salt.
The first is rough flow that the players might take through the game. Gendarran Fields is already set to be a hub because it touches Lion’s Arch. The flow could centralize there and then lead upwards towards the 35-45 zone in northern Kryta. Then there are two clear routes to level 80. One leads down to Orr through the Shiverpeak and Steamspur mountains. The other leads up towards what might be Jormag’s domain through the edge of the Blazeridge Mountains and Ascalon. I figure that many different stories will be told along the way. For example the 40-50 zone on the eastern edge is the Blazeridge Steppes ruled by The Shatterer, and it seems like the 60-70 zone in northern Ascalon is known as Regrown Flame map hinting at the Flame Legion’s domain. The level 60-70 zone on the way to Orr seems to be Sparkfly Fen, which clearly is a zone fighting the undead.
To put it a little more clearly. Here it is in bargraph form too. Now there are some discrepancies. I didn’t know where to put the ??-?? zone so I just threw it in where it seemed to make sense visually. There is also the question of whether the asura or sylvari will also keep their own level 15-25 zone (missing white box). The humans and charr have their own with Kessex Hills and Diessa Plateau, respectively. The norn appear to have one situated right next to Wayfarer Foothills, but two cities in the Tarnished Coast appear to share one on the way to Lion’s Arch. It should be noted though that the map above does not show a level 1-15 zone either, so it is possible that two zones are missing from the map above, or the ??-?? zone could fill one of those slots.