This past weekend's final Guild Wars 2 beta event gave players access to the plant-based Sylvari and the Muppet-based Asura for the first time. Thousands of new characters were made, and it looked something like this.

As expected, the Asura are now officially the cutest thing ever. Those big eyes, the floppy ears, the air of racial superiority; they are the most adorably insufferable characters you'll ever meet. They make me want to role-play kicking them. That's powerful mojo right there.

The Sylvari are Guild Wars 2's youngest race, having sprung forth fully-formed from a tree relatively recently. They are curious, innocent, and delicious with a little ranch dressing. ArenaNet needs to make a Hidden Valley raid dungeon. It's where the flavor is.

Mind the Asura video, which repeats. I'm re-rendering the video as we speak, so expect this sentence to disappear later today.

Guild Wars 2 launches next month.