The music of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns
On the latest episode of Guild Chat, Composer Maclaine Diemer talked about composing the soundtrack for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns.
Maclaine described how the main theme of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns evolved through several different versions. When Maclaine began composing the theme, he didn’t have a full picture of the story. An early idea became the theme for the rebuilt Lion’s Arch, but as Maclaine learned more about the expansion, he began introducing elements to evoke the feeling of the jungle. He iterated on the music, introducing Mordremoth’s theme as part of the overall composition and adding tension and menace. Maclaine played several different versions of the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns theme to show how it evolved.