In the wake of BWE3 we get a new Dev Blog telling us all about how Arenanet tells stories in their world.
The biggest story is the “Story of the World,” which is portrayed on the largest canvas. This is the tale of awakening of the Elder Dragons, and the threat that they pose to Tyria.
At low levels, near the starting areas, this is distant thunder; each race is absorbed within their own problems and threats. Some of these threats are related to the Elder Dragons, but you’re not fighting dragon minions every time you set out from Divinity’s Reach or Rata Sum. Challenges in these areas are more local. As you move into higher levels, the threat of the dragons becomes greater and greater, “…the central theme of the game: pulling people together to face more difficult challenges.”until at last, at the highest level, you reach Orr and the lair of Zhaitan, the Elder Undead Dragon.
Read more over at Arenanet’s blog page.