Community Roundup

Hey Guys! Don’t worry, the roundup is back! Although the Guild Wars 2 community has been pretty much silent with an info-drought, halloween is approaching and anything can happen! We’ve got a ton of events for the upcoming weekend. Anyways, here’s the latest from the community…

Official Releases

→ Guild Wars | Halloween is Coming!
→ ArenaNet | Video: Audio Team Field Recording Trip
→ Planet of the Grawl | Planet of the Grawl

Fansites, Forums and Blogs

→ Kill Ten Rats | [GW2] Space for Failure

Ravious from Kill Ten Rats looks at how events in Guild Wars 2 can be design to lead players into failure, and also how ArenaNet might punish us for failing an event. Check this one out!

→ Hunter’s Insight | The New Guild Application

This is something that applies to all MMOs, including Guild Wars 2: Guild Applications. Hunter from Hunter’s Insight gives his insight to how horrible this informal system is. Check this one out!

→ Hunter’s Insight | Slowed Down to a Grawl

After the conventions were over, the ArenaNet built its dam, and the information-drought soon resumed. However, they did give us a lore article about the Grawl. Hunter from Hunter’s Insight gives his feedback to this humanoid race in Guild Wars 2.

→ A Tyrian Odyssey | Unrest in Cantha

A Tyrian Odyssey is continuing its quest in the Winds of Change Campaign with “Unrest in Cantha”! Check this one out!


→ Guild Wars Insider | GWI EP4 Beta and Beyond

The folks down at Guild Wars Insider delves deeper into the speculating caves of the mysterious Guild Wars 2 beta. Listen as they talk about the latest news about the Beta from the Eurogamer Expo! Check this one out!

→ The Lonely Asura | Episode 6

Check out The Lonely Asura’s new podcast, titled “Raiders of the Holy Subscription”. To note, episodes will be released every two weeks, so look out for that!

Upcoming Events and Contests

→ Guild Wars’ Halloween 2011 | View Official Site

We’ve got a whole bunch of events to kick off our Halloween Season! ArenaNet is starting things off with a two week long festival! They’ve got everything from Halloween Quests, Costume Brawls, Ghoulish GvG, and, of course, the Mad King Thorn! More information is on their official site.

→ Blade Radio’s Night of the Mini Pets 2011! | View Official Forum

Come join Blade Radio’s Night of the Mini Pets as the creepiest, most spookiest mini pets will roam the lands of Tyria! Come to Lion’s Arch District 1, 2, and 3 on October 29th, 30th, and 31st as they will be giving out some awesome mini-pet prizes! Don’t forget to check out their wicked video!

Location: Lion’s Arch
District: 1, 2, & 3
Date: OCtober 29th, 30th, and 31st, 2011
Time: 10AM to 10PM Pacific Time.

→ JD’s 5th Halloween! | View Official Forum

The Jade Reapers are hosting their fifth and final Halloween event in Guild Wars 1! Come join them scavenger hunts, trivia quizzes, dancing, and awesome prizes, including Obsidian armor, Everlasting Tonics, and much, much more!

Location: Lion’s Arch
District: Japanese 1
Date: October 29th, 2011
Time: 8PM UK time

→ Crossing Tyria’s Halloween and Anniversary Party! | View Official Thread

Come join Crossing Tyria’s event honoring Halloween, the Return of the Ebon Vanguard to Ascalon, and Crossing Tyria’s anniversary! This triple-whammy of fun will be led by community contests (see below). The day will be filled with awesome prizes, GW-EN radio, and and The Drunken Ebon Vanguard Run?!? More information is on their forum page.

Location: Ascalon
District: International District 1
Date: October 29th, 2011
Time: 6PM to 8PM EST

→ Crossing Tyria’s Ascalon’s Elite Contest | View Official Forum

Crossing Tyria is leading up to their big Halloween bash by offering two contests. The first one is a raffle where all you have to do is register within their website, list characters that you leveled to 20, and explain which profession is your favorite. There are bonus questions, but that’s pretty much all you have to do to enter the raffle to win some awesome armor prizes! More rules and regulations are on their website.

→ Crossing Tyria’s Spirit of Halloween Contest | Spirit of Halloween Contest

For this second contest, all you have to do is sent a screenshot of yourself in a “Halloween-themed” picture, and write an original, creative joke. If you please the king, he’ll throw in some armbraces and a couple of Kurzick/Luxon armor! More rules and regulations are on their website.

→ Honoring the Moon of the Long Nights | View Forum

Honoring the Moon of the Long Nights is a community hosted event in which the old pagan celebration of honoring the Moon of the Long Nights. Come join for some awesome prizes, free gifts, trivias, costume contest, and much more! More information will be found on their forum! Check this one out!

Location: Serenity Temple
District: International 1, 2, 3
Date: December 10th, 2011
Time: 20:00 to 23:00 GMT

Creative Works

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The Last Words

Well, we hope you will enjoy your Halloween in Tyria! Soon, this info-drought will end, but in the mean time, indulge yourselves for some Pumpkin Cookies. I’m pretty sure a stack of those will fill you until 2012! Anyways, I’ll see you next time on the Roundup…

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