Tour Guide

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Tour Guide

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Tour Guide's Route.

Tour Guide is a human NPC giving a guided tour of the rebuilt Lion's Arch. She appears at Gate Hub Plaza Waypoint and disappears at Trader's Forum Waypoint. Starting at south Grand Piazza, her tour goes by Macha's Landing, Lion's Court, Coriolis Plaza, and Mystic Plaza, finally concluding at the portal to Gendarran Fields. The full cycle takes approximately 16 minutes.

She can also be found in the western side of the Lion's Arch Aerodrome.

Ambient dialogue[edit]

Start of tour at south Grand Piazza
Tour Guide: All right, folks. Before we get started, I want to go over a few rules.
Tour Guide: We're going to move quickly, so keep up.
Tour Guide: Please keep questions to a minimum.
Tour Guide: Parents, please keep your children close. I'm not responsible if they wander off and get eaten by karka.
(says the following; doesn't appear in chat window)
  • Tour Guide: Any questions? No? All right, then.
At the plaque by Macha's Landing
Tour Guide: After Scarlet destroyed Lion's Arch in 1327, the Captain's Council held a competition for the rebuild effort.
Tour Guide: The brightest architects from around Tyria submitted their design proposals, including one very talented student.
Tour Guide: But alas, her brilliant vision for the new Lion's Arch proved too forward thinking for the small minds on the council.
Tour Guide: So instead of gazing upon sweeping views of the bay, we have a giant...lobster.
Tour Guide: Note the excessive use of materials. And those...claws.
Tour Guide: Follow me, if you will.
(says one of the following; doesn't appear in chat window)
  • Tour Guide: Who'd rather be out there exploring. Eh? Eh? I know I would.
  • Tour Guide: Is everyone having a great time? I know I am.
At the Lion's Court
Tour Guide: Curved glass and ornate steel comprise this mighty installation.
Tour Guide: I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to stand under it if an earthquake were to happen.
Tour Guide: On that note, let's continue.
(says one of the following; doesn't appear in chat window)
  • Tour Guide: (cough)
  • Tour Guide: Pick up the pace people.
At the Coriolis Plaza
Tour Guide: Over here are a number of asura gates that lead to various cities all over Tyria.
Tour Guide: It's the most effective way to escape in a hurry.
Tour Guide: Perhaps to find adventure. Or a new career when your architectural dreams are shattered by a giant concrete crustacean.
Tour Guide: (cough)
Tour Guide: Moving on.
(says one of the following; doesn't appear in chat window)
  • Tour Guide: (clearing throat)
  • Tour Guide: Remember, folks: a generous tip is an appreciated tip!
At the Mystic Plaza
Tour Guide: This area is very popular with the children. And those easily excited.
Tour Guide: Behold: the Lion's Arch fountains!
Tour Guide: Incidentally, this is also where eighty percent of all tour-related injuries occur. Please watch your step.
Tour Guide: Shall we?
(says one of the following; doesn't appear in chat window)
  • Tour Guide: Any questions? No? All right, then.
  • Tour Guide: Is everyone having a great time? I know I am.
At the portal to Gendarran Fields
Tour Guide: Through this portal is the second ward of Lion's Arch. Take a moment to get acquainted with the area.
Tour Guide: I'll meet up with you just on the other side.
Tour Guide: Go on.
(says the following; doesn't appear in chat window)
  • Tour Guide: (sigh) Is it almost break time?

Quotes[edit]

Greets
Greetings.
I have so much to do.
Oh, I didn't see you there.
Responsibility isn't easy.
Speak quickly.

Notes[edit]

  • The full cycle takes around 16 minutes.
    • ~2:00 from her disappearance at Trader's Forum Waypoint to the appearance of tour group NPC at Gate Hub Plaza Waypoint.
    • ~1:30 from tour group appearance to Tour Guide's appearance at Gate Hub Plaza Waypoint.
    • ~0:15 from her appearance to moving out.
    • ~1:00 from moving out to the start of first dialogue.
    • ~1:20 from start of first to start of second dialogue.
    • ~3:00 from start of second to start of third dialogue.
    • ~1:45 from start of third to start of fourth dialogue.
    • ~2:00 from start of fourth to start of fifth dialogue.
    • ~1:30 from start of fifth to start of final dialogue.
    • ~1:00 from start of final dialogue to her disappearance at Trader's Forum Waypoint.
  • She does not have any dialogue or quote in the Lion's Arch Aerodrome.

Trivia[edit]

  • The reason why the Tour Guide sounds so bitter is that she was an architect hired to do the redesign of LA. However due to her designs not being approved, she lost her job, and wound up becoming a tour guide for the very city that had rejected her designs.[1]
    • She can be found in the Lion's Arch Aerodrome crying in front of blueprints of "a certain lobster-shaped building that she has come to associate with her failure as an architect."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANET_Faerla (17 February 2016). "Your favorite NPC in game?". Reddit. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ ANET_Faerla (19 April 2016). "We are the GW2 dev team, here to chat with you about the Spring Quarterly Update". Reddit. Retrieved 28 September 2016.