From now on whenever anyone asks me what excites me about Guild Wars 2 as an MMO player, I'll save myself a lot of time and just point them to this video.

Click to view ArenaNet and NCsoft could have saved themselves a lot of time as well, skipping the past year's worth of blog posts and articles and simply releasing this, urging players to wait for it. That would have been good enough for me, certainly.

Of course my view might be colored by the fact that I'll be getting hands-on time with the game at GamesCom next week in Germany, with more hands-on time due at PAX in Seattle later this month.

I'll let you know if it was worth flying to Germany for.