Characters in Guild Wars 2 are good at lots of things: fighting, spellcasting, animal-summoning. But they're also really good at standing still. No, seriously!
The great standing animations are something that all three Kotaku Guild Wars 2 players noticed while playing this past weekend, and the folks over at Reddit noticed as well -- in a nice, small touch, the characters in Guild Wars 2 are really good at standing still, even on hills.
What do I mean by that? Here, watch this video of my Elementalist Mallia Blaylock moving about on a hillside in the game. Look at her feet, at the way they shift and redistribute her weight depending on how she's standing. Not bad! Sort of a little thing to focus on, but it's those kinds of small details that make this such a visually appealing game.
(Good job, Mallia. Excellent video debut. Now go barbecue some bandits or something.)
The humans may work well, but the game hasn't nailed every race -- for example, here's an image Mike sent of Calipurnicus, his cute little Asura guardian:
…Not so much on the mountain clipping, there. Here's hoping we get "Proper Asura Feet" in an update.
Disclaimer: That groaner of a headline is the work of Totilo. I wash my hands of it. Just kidding, I laughed.