Personal StoryPersonal Story


Your story begins the moment you create your character. The choices you make, such as race and profession, determine which of the five massive starting areas you’ll begin your tale in, and what manner of skills, weapons, and abilities you’ll have access to. But Guild Wars 2 goes beyond race and profession to a deeper level of character creation—the biography.

When you create your character, you’ll choose from a range of biographical options that develop your character’s personality, their history, and their hopes and dreams. The choices you make in your character’s biography set you down a particular story path which branches off into new directions with every fateful decision you make.

Your personal story is told through private, instanced chapters that are specific to your character. If you need a little help, you can always invite friends along to experience your personal story with you. As “guest stars” these players can help you, but it’s still your story and key decisions are yours to make. These key decisions not only determine the story’s direction, they also change and update your home instance, a personalized home area located in your character’s racial capital.

Guild Wars 2 provides players both the social, fully interactive feeling of a multiplayer game as well as the customized, choice-based story one expects from a personal role-playing game. Whether the stakes are epic or personal, we want players to tell their own story within the game environment, so we’ve provided them the tools to do just that.

We’ve brought to life a massive world of events, storylines, and characters—all we need is you.