Guild Wars 2 is a fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game and is the sequel to the episodic Guild Wars game series. The game takes place in the Guild Wars fantasy world of Tyria and is set 250 years after you defeat the Great Destroyer in the Eye of the North expansion. Five elder dragons had been sleeping beneath the continent. They have awoken, which is causing widespread destruction to Tyria and corrupting its inhabitants. In Guild Wars 2, old and new races alike have begun to rise in the resulting power vacuum. Old cities have been destroyed and rebuilt. Kingdoms have been seized and reformed by new rulers. You will be able to see the advancement of time, which is reflected in the changes in culture, including armor and clothing. You are tasked in Guild Wars 2 with uniting the different player races, which is required to be able to effectively combat the elder dragons.