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GW2 T-shirts giveaway!

GW2 shirts size L and XL

Update June 1, 2014: This giveaway is closed now! Congratulations to Aurora and tankitout. You have won the L and the XL t-shirts!

I have been hinting about this on Twitter already. We’ve got two Guild Wars 2 t-shirts to give away! They are some “leftovers” from the German Foostival. Of course, they are fresh and new! I also did not even unwrap them for the picture of the t-shirt’s logo below. That shirt is ours. ;)

GW2 grey tshirtWith this giveaway, you get a chance of winning one of two t-shirts! When leaving a comment, please tell us if you want to get into the drawing for the size “L” or the size “XL” t-shirt. Unfortunately, there are no other sizes. I usually wear mine at home exclusively  since it’s a size XL men’s t-shirt and it looks just a tad silly on me. But it’s still very comfortable! As you can see on the right, the t-shirt is grey with the Guild Wars 2 logo on it. The back is simply grey with nothing on it, I think. So, it’s a very simple but cool shirt!

Please read the following rules carefully to see what you need to do in order to enter our giveaway and have a chance of winning one of the t-shirts!

1. We want you to comment and present us a scenery* screenshot of either Labyrinthine Cliffs or the Crown Pavilion – that you took yourself, of course.
*With “scenery” we mean that we do not want to see the UI or the chat.

2. Leave a valid email address when commenting. It will only be used by us for contacting the winner and nothing else! Enter said email address into the “email” field, do not add it to the comment field as that one is public!

3. From all screenshots, we will choose the ones we like the most. Those will be divided into “L” and “XL” groups. One winner per group and of course, as always, we will choose the winner randomly.

4. The winners will be contacted by email. Please reply within 10 days and give us your real life address, so we can send the t-shirt to you. Do NOT leave it in the comment field! If you do not reply within 10 days, we will choose another winner.

5. One entry (and one screenshot!) per person! We reserve the right to exclude entries when we think you’re trying to cheat by entering multiple times. Stay fair, please. :) What you may do is change your mind and upload a different screenshot as long as it is before the deadline. The newest screenshot you post is the one that will count!

6. No debating about the outcome! We will draw randomly and everybody who presents us a scenery screenshot has a chance of winning. :)

7. The giveaway is open for participants until Sunday, June 1, 2014, 22 pm Berlin Time (this should give you the time for your time zone).

8. Last but not least, a word of warning: We have probably all made our experiences with “snail mail” and lost parcels before. We really hope you will receive your t-shirt and the post behaves, but we can’t guarantee it. So far, each of the things we have sent because of our giveaways have reached their destination, though. *knocks on wood*

Last but not least, if you’re wondering where or how to upload the picture, read the following instruction (written by Tilion from DragonSeason):
1) Go to and select Browse.
2) Find your picture from your PC at the pop-up window. Once you select it, click Upload Now.
3) Fill in the CAPTCHA code that will appear on your screen and click once more Upload Now.
4) Once you’re through with that, copy the Direct Link for Layouts that has been given to you and come back here and leave a comment.

Foostival 2014: Your chance to win 400 gems (EU-only!)

quagganUpdate March 31, 2014: The winners have been chosen. Congratulations to VedGWII.5281, stjf.7180, BlueIceshard.8495 and Iris.5918!

The Foostival may be over, but we still have some stuff left that we want to give away: 4 little gem cards worth 400 gems each! As is usually the case with gem cards, they are “region-locked” which means that you can only use them if you’ve got a European account. And as usual, we are sorry about this, but there is nothing we can do about that restriction.

On to what you need to do. For a chance to win one of those gem cards, reply to this blog post and tell us:

What is the colour of the t-shirt that Ramon was wearing at Foostival 2014?

If you don’t know, it’s very easy to find the answer. Have a look at either the Guildnews video, the video hosted by Wartower or the translation of the interview with Ramon here on our blog. Also, sooner or later you can probably just cheat and look at what others answered (this may also be helpful if you’re colourblind because it may be a mean question otherwise).

As usual, the rules are as follows
1. One person can win only one gem card! The winners will be randomly chosen out of all correct answers in the comment section. Slight variations of the colour’s name are acceptable (but you can’t say purple when it’s green, etc.!).
2. The Giveaway is open for comments/participants until March 31, 2014, 8 pm Berlin Time.
3. One entry per person (IP addresses are always logged by when somebody comments)! We reserve the right to exclude entries when we think you’re trying to cheat by entering multiple times. Stay fair, please. :)
4. Leave your account name (name.1234 – NOT the email address you use to log in to the game) and we will contact you in the game if you have won.
5. The winner will be contacted in game. Please reply until April 6, 2014. If you do not reply within that time frame, we will choose another winner.
6. No debating about the outcome!

Last but not least, this is not your only chance to win something! Guildnews has two giveaways. You can find the instructions here (the post is in German) for a total of 8 gem codes!


3 years of Nerdy Bookahs and the winners of our giveaways

GW2 Spooktacular CostumesI’ve already been down nostalgia road in my recent post, so there is no need to go down there again. We’ve been around for three years today and we are certainly not planning to stop updating our two blogs any time soon. :) But that’s not why you are here anyway!

First things first, thank you all for participating! Unfortunately, our funds are limited, so there can only be two winners. The fluff item packages goes to Fruit Flies! And Maragonia has won the 800 gems. Congratulations to both of you! :D

In case you were wondering, the correct answers were that I have three level 80 asura (mesmer, warrior and guardian). The little label/tag on the Tybalt backpack is an apple.

The item package contains two minis (Zojja and Mini PK 632Z), one Endless Mystery Quaggan Tonic,  55 unidentified dyes and one rare dye (Icing Dye). Good luck with opening the unidentified dyes. We added the one rare dye, so you can be sure to at least get one rare dye, in case RNG is mean to you. :p Have fun with the items!

3 year anniversary giveaway: Fluff items

NB_3 year anniversaryClick here for the German paragraph / Klickt hier, um die Instruktionen auf Deutsch zu lesen.

You can win a fluff item pack for Guild Wars 2! We won’t spoil the fun and say what is in the pack, but think dyes and minis here (EDIT: At this time, the item pack is worth almost 39 gold!). All you have to do in order to be eligible to win is leave a comment below and answer the following question: How many level 80 asura does Paeroka have? Hint: Read the previous post to find the answer. This fluff item giveaway is open for all GW2 players. There are no restrictions in sending items across the pond. ;)

As usual, the rules are as follows
1. The winner will be randomly chosen out of all correct answers in the comment section. Both German and English answers will be considered.
2. The Giveaway is open for comments/participants until March 12, 2014, 6pm Berlin Time.
3. One entry per person (IP addresses are always logged by when somebody comments)! We reserve the right to exclude entries when we think you’re trying to cheat by entering multiple times. Stay fair, please. :)
4. Leave your account name (name.1234 – NOT the email address you use to log in to the game) and we will contact you in the game if you have won.
5. The winner will be contacted in game. Please reply until March 19, 2014. If you do not reply within that time frame, we will choose another winner.
6. No debating about the outcome!

Last but not least, go here for a chance to win 800 gems!

Ihr könnt hier ein kleines Paket mit Items gewinnen. Was genau in dem Paket ist, verraten wir nicht, um die Überraschung nicht zu verderben. Denkt aber in Richtung Farben und Minis. ;) Alles, was ihr tun müsst, um eine Chance auf den Gewinn zu haben, ist die folgende Frage zu beantworten: Wie viele Level 80 Asura hat Paeroka? Ein kleiner Tipp: Lest den vorherigen Eintrag. Er ist zwar auf Englisch, aber ihr solltet die Stelle trotzdem finden können. ;) Dieser Item-Giveaway ist für alle offen, egal ob EU- oder US-Account. Items können an jeden Spieler geschickt werden. :)

Wie immer gilt es, einige Regeln zu beachten
1. Der Gewinner wird aus allen richtigen Antworten in den Kommentaren zufällig ausgewählt. Sowohl deutsche als auch englische Antworten werden berücksichtigt werden.
2. Ihr könnt bis zum 12. März 2014, 18 Uhr deutsche Zeit teilnehmen.
3. Pro Person nur ein Eintrag (IP-Adressen werden bei jedem Kommentar automatisch von WordPress erfasst)! Wir erlauben es uns, Kommentare nicht zu berücksichtigen, wenn wir denken, dass ihr gegen diese Regel verstoßt und mehrfach teilnehmt. Bleibt bitte fair! :)
4. Wenn ihr kommentiert, hinterlasst bitte euren Accountnamen (Name.1234 – NICHT die E-Mail-Adresse, mit der ihr euch im Spiel einloggt) und wir werden euch, wenn ihr gewinnt, im Spiel kontaktieren.
5. Der Gewinner wird im Spiel kontaktiert werden. Antwortet bitte bis spätestens 19. März 2014. Wenn ihr innerhalb dieser Zeit nicht antwortet, werden wir einen anderen Gewinner auslosen.
6. Es gibt keine Diskussionen über das Ergebnis!

Und zum Schluss noch der Link zu unserem 800 Edelstein-Giveaway!

3 years of Nerdy Bookahs – and 2 giveaways!

Edit: The Giveaways are over. You cannot participate anymore.

It’s that time of the year to get all nostalgic again. Nerdy Bookahs is celebrating its 3 year anniversary on March 12. As we have recently “expanded” and added a German blog, we are also going to host a giveaway in each blog. If you don’t care about my nostalgia and only care about the giveaway, click on the images. Otherwise, read on and click on the images afterwards. ;)

NB_3 year anniversary_800 gemsNB_3 year anniversary_fluff items

Back in August 2010, I had made the decision to start blogging about games. I knew I wanted it to be in English. Reaching more people was one of the reasons, but not in order to gain more page views. I’ve just always enjoyed the heterogenity that comes with people from different parts of the world. And I knew I could not reach all of you if I wrote in German. The other reason was that I wanted to practice my written English skills. During my studies, I’d done a lot of reading of English scientific papers, but not that much writing or speaking. I also knew I wasn’t and still am not in it for any money. No ads, no trying to get as many hits as possible in a month. This is for fun only. At some point, bookahnerk wanted to join the fun as well and we decided that it would make more sense to have one blog together. He does not write much here, but he’s quite often reading my blog posts before I publish them and gives me feedback. He is also in charge of the good videos on our YouTube channel. ;) And recently, we decided to have two blogs, after all! Why not have a German branch of Nerdy Bookahs! We’ve switched roles for that part and bookahnerk is responsible for publishing posts while I take on the editor role. When it comes to nice-looking videos, nothing has changed. That is his domain. ;)

Oddly enough, while Guild Wars 2 had been on my radar from the beginning, Rift had been, too. And just when Rift launched in March 2011, Nerdy Bookahs launched as well! This is a coincidence, but I still quite like it. :) It had also been the time where I’d been studying for my university diploma. I succeeded and started my work at a university a few months later (I like universities too much. They won’t get rid of me easily). Hated the job I got, looked for another one, found one in April last year and couldn’t be happier. So much about my private life in the background. ;) But all of this has happened in those three years and it’s nice to look back at this as well.

Gaming-wise, when we started Nerdy Bookahs, I was still playing Lord of the Rings Online, had found Rift but soon realized that I do not want to play games with monthly subs anymore and was looking forward to playing Guild Wars 2. By now, I am playing Guild Wars 2 and since Rift went f2p, I’ve been playing this game again as well. I got my warrior in Rift to level 54 and only need 6 more levels to reach the current level cap. In Guild Wars 2, I have gotten 3 asura to level 80 (mesmer, warrior, guardian) and added one level 80 sylvari ranger and one level 80 charr engineer to the mix. I have a love-hate relationship with my asura elementalist and just can’t warm up to the other professions, unfortunately. I would love if ArenaNet could release a profession close to the GW1 dervish. I never got her to max level, but I still loved that style! ;)

Some of you have been around for the last three years. Thank you for that! And even more visited at some point in between, of course. I always love receiving comments with your thoughts as that is what I love about blogging the most. And now that I managed switch from talking about our blog to you, our readers, let us continue with the giveaway: We’re going to have two, actually! One will be here and will be open for EU and US GW2 players. The second one is only open for owners of a EU GW2 account (because the code is only valid for those. Sorry!) and can be found in bookahnerk’s blog. Click the images above to jump to the blog posts.