HG writes: "Guild Wars 2 will take place in the same universe as its predecessor, but a lot has changed in the 250 year gap between games. At the end of the Eye of the North expansion, players saw the Primordus, or first of the Elder Dragons, awaking from their milenia-long slumber. The rise of the dragons has had huge impacts on the land of Tyria. The human empire has been greatly shrunken and beaten down. Most great cities have fallen. Other races of beings have risen and entered the global scene. Alliances have shifted, broken, and formed anew. This is where you must come in, to combat the dragons, bring order back to the land, and show the citizens of Tyria that peace is again possible."