My issue has 2 parts.
According to the Elonian Manuscript that the "Present Day" is 3 years after The Undead Lich and Shiro attempted to rule over the world. If that is true, how is it posible that an Elonian-born character can participate in an event that happened three years ago simply by taking the quests that brings them to Tyria/Cantha.
To someone who started in Nightfall, these events doesn't make any sense.
There are certain missions in Nightfall that connects the previous 2 chapters to it, but trying to re-live the events prior to Nightfall that happened 3 years ago should have been executed in a storytelling mode. For the sake of intergrity of the storyline, there were no sunspears in Prophesies and Factions.
The linked quests between Tyria and Cantha is ok since they both happened at the previous "Present Day". The three-year-later-Present-Day just doesn't connect very well with the first 2 chapters. I strongly believe that Anet should have just kept the previous "Present Day".
To what advantage making the "Present Day" 3 years later? I still can't find any significance to why Nightfall should be an event 3 years later. Anybody has a clue?
(Mods, if this is in the wrong forum, please move it, since I have no idea where this should go. It's about Lore and PvE so I put it here)