For those that do not know what the Hall of Monuments is, it is a special way to be able to link Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 together. This was done like this because the game takes place 250 years after the end of the first game and the stories that are used in Guild Wars Beyond. With it being so far in the future or after the first game you definitely can not have the same character from the first but you can use some of the achievements of your Guild Wars character in the sequel MMO. You access those achievements in the Hall of Monuments at The Eye of the North.
This marks the 3rd open beta weekend for Guild Wars 2. This is the last one that they are going to be having before they release the entire game to the public on August 28 of this year. For those that pre-purchased the game, they will get a 3 day head start. It is sure to be one hell of a week when it is released. As to this weekend all characters were wiped and everyone is making new characters. What makes it even more special is that we can now make Sylvari and Asura characters.
Here below is a video of a character being created, a Sylvari Ranger. The video shows all of the steps that you take when you are creating a character. I have added some narration to the video so you know what is going on. You will also hear the games music as well so you know what to expect when you finally create your own character. Just so you know, each option that you choose will change the video that you get to see after character creation. You determine what it is that you are going to see as you choose your characters traits and pick their life choices. So your video might not be like the one that you see here because of that fact.