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'Sanctum of Rall' ... New Server's Origins

Master10KMaster10K LondonMember Posts: 3,065

With the new shorter list of servers opening for Guild Wars 2's BWE3, there turned out to be a new name amongst them. Sanctum of Rall [NA]. And being ArenaNet, even something as insignificant as this isn't done without a reason and there actually is a fairly touching story behind the name of this new server.

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  • ReskaillevReskaillev mechelenMember Posts: 157 Common

    Already saw this on reddit :p

    But it's still a nice example on why Anet is my favorite company :) What other company would do this?

    "Isn't a raid plundering villages in WoW or something like that?" - Robert Desable

  • jdlamson75jdlamson75 Jacksonville, FLMember Posts: 997 Uncommon

    Just read about that - if my guild wasn't already set up on a server, I'd be on Sanctum of Rall.  Awesome.

  • MaxJacMaxJac Another Dimension, CAMember Posts: 185

    Gaiscioch are mostly a good bunch. I was with them during my time in Warhammer. I am glad they named a server after him. It helps get the game attention and it bring some feel-good to the web; a real win win.

  • TwystedWizTwystedWiz Northwest, WAMember Posts: 172

    These kinds of gestures are just plain cool.


    When I played WoW I almost always stopped and bowed to the hunter npc they created in memory of a fallen player.

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderMember Posts: 9,374 Rare
    Originally posted by TwystedWiz
    These kinds of gestures are just plain cool.   When I played WoW I almost always stopped and bowed to the hunter npc they created in memory of a fallen player.

    I think this attitude of developers is very important for the community feeling


    I am allways touched when i hear stories like this.

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • MattVidMattVid Terre Haute, INMember Posts: 399

    I have already got so many people to play on the same server, not sure I want to try to switch again. But I did have good times on Phoenix Throne and Badlands back in WAR. Was easily probably the best and most competitive community I have ever been apart of in any game.

    It is cool they are doing this for OldRoar. I would probably be rolling here if it wasn't for all the coordination and convincing I have already tried to do :P

  • WolfynsongWolfynsong Fort Wayne, INMember Posts: 237

    This is a pretty neat story, plus I like the name "Sanctum of Rall" too.  I think I've found a new home server.  =)

  • khamul787khamul787 Garland, TXMember Posts: 193

    This made my girl tear up a bit. I thought it was a really cool thing for Anet (and any dev who does similar) to do.

    GJ guys, and r.i.p. Rall. Your friends will remember you :)


  • st3v3b0st3v3b0 Gainesville, FLMember Posts: 155 Uncommon

    Very cool of ArenaNet.

  • SinsaiSinsai Reno, NVMember Posts: 328 Uncommon

    I was just looking at the server list and trying to decide.


    I have now found my server.....


    R.I.P Rall


  • CorthagathCorthagath KotkaMember Posts: 291

    Rest in ease, Rall

  • HomituHomitu Hometown, HIMember Posts: 2,030 Uncommon

    Very awesome story.  I'll have to guest on over to Sanctum of Rall to pay my respects. 

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