Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Removed-, unused- and forgotten models from way before release

Inspired by /u/WoodenPotatoes video "Guild Wars 2 in 2009" I decided to take a closer look at one special DAT file I've archived and tried to find things that have been removed before launch. To get things started I've extracted a large number of models, and tried to make them look pretty by manually shading them.



Players and NPC
Female Sylvari 1, 2, 3 One of the original Sylvari designs, just an elf with glued on leaves
Male Sylvari 1, 2, 3 The male version with even less texture quality
Tengu 1, 2, 3 This model has been replaced by the blue Tengu (basically a reskin of the red)


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Random Mobs and creatures
Fern hound 1, 2 Alternate take on the ranger pet
Juvenile ogre 1, 2 Less rugged version of an ogre
Stalker 1, 2 Scarecrow like plant being, vaguely resembling an enemy from GW1
Kappa 1 A friendly looking fellow resembling an enemy from GW1
Goblin 1 Long arms, sharp teeth
Green drake 1 Smooth skinned drake


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Underwater creatures
Blue Leviathan 1, 2, 3 The largest blue monster you'll never encounter
Brown Leviathan 1, 2, 3 The largest brown monster you'll never encounter
Manta ray 1, 2 Large gliding beast


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Orrians
Dragon 1 This dragon can be seen in the first trailer and on old Arah maps
Giant 1, 2, 3 Has been replaced by a much sleeker version
Boar 1 Not for consumption
Brute A 1, 2 Can be found in the 2009 Concept Art book
Note: I've tried my best to verify that these are not in game (big thanks to /u/WoodenPotatoes for helping me out behind the scenes!), but if you do know where to find them please let me know!
Update These have been identified, thanks everybody!


Original Description
Derpy 1, 2 The best creature in the world has been found!
Light Armor 1, 2 Gone for good but lives on as a transformation in AC
Heavy Armor 1 Helmet has become part of the cultural armor, shoulders and gloves have been removed from game Identified
Light Armor 1 Shoulders have been removed from game Identified as Deathly Bull Skin
Brute B 1, 2 Big and ugly Identified as Subject Alpha
Brute C 1 Even bigger and uglier Identified as Legendary Risen Priest of Melandru
Icebrood 1, 2 A grim version of an ice brood Identified as Bjarl the Rampager

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