Category Archives: Guild Wars

Guild Wars 1 Nostalgia: Costume Maker

GW2 Synnli asura necromancerI deleted my norn mesmer yesterday. She was my second mesmer and my only norn, but no matter how hard I try, I just do not like playing the norn. I like their lore and everything, but I prefer small races (like dwarves, hobbits, gnomes, asura,…). I also needed that character slot for my new asura necromancer!

Anyway, just before I logged her out, I realized she still had the Mask of the Night Skin in her inventory. Phew. I put it in the bank, then deleted her. Ever since then, I can’t help but wonder: Did she also have a costume equipped? I don’t think I gave her anything, but what if I did?

ArenaNet’s reply to this is:

Right now, having an agent research the matter and somehow replace the item would extend the time we take to respond to players with other issues, like account hacks. So this isn’t a service we currently can offer.

This means that even if you previously spent real money on an item from the gem store and then delete the character without remembering that your character even had that gem store item. It happens easily with town clothes… I am pretty, but not 100% certain that my mesmer didn’t have any town clothes equipped. I’ll have to check if I’m missing something. ;) Anyway, this isn’t about me whining that I was an idiot and forgot to take the item off. This is me being nostalgic and sad…

Guild Wars 1 had such a cool function, the NPC Costume Maker. I had bought two costumes in Guild Wars 1 and also collected some other cosmetic items and I can get them on every character on my account as often as I want. Why did they not implement this function for Guild Wars 2? I can understand them not wanting to devote so many resources in their customer service team for restoring items, but to me it just sounds very reasonable to take care of the problem by helping to avoid that this problem exists in the first place. Oh, also, I would love to be able to have a cosmetic item on more than one character without having to put it in the bank and exchange it between characters that way.

I’m pretty certain that for every new and cool feature we got with Guild Wars 2, there is one thing we’re missing from Guild Wars 1, right? ;)

The winners have been drawn

Fireworks 2nd anniversaryGood morning!

I have just drawn the winners of our recent anniversary-giveaway.

We had 3 in-game t-shirt codes which have been won by tatu meskanen, Blackheart and H. J. de Bruyn. Congratulations! Then we had one Guild Wars party item giveaway which has been won by Gorzagorz. We will need to schedule a time and place to meet for the trade. :) And our last package was one for a few items in Guild Wars 2 which has been won by Arsenette. Congratulations to you all!

I will send emails to the winners shortly.

And if you haven’t won this time, I’m pretty sure we’ll host more giveaways in the future. I’m just afraid that we’re now all out of items for Guild Wars. ;)

Winners of our Christmas giveaway

Postcard Christmas BlogIt’s a bit sad that this was our last giveaway. Should we ever receive more zaishen keys, oppressor or tormented weapons, minis, etc., we’ll definitely do this again. It was fun and we’re glad we could give people more points in their Hall of Monuments.

Anyway, you’re not here to read that we had fun. You’re here to see if you were lucky. One person was indeed very very lucky: Marandor has once again won our GW1 item bundle. I checked twice but the numbers matched. Congratulations to you! Rebecca has won our GW2 item bundle. Last but not least, Keiran has won the GW2 in-game t-shirt code. Congratulations to both of you. :)

But it’s Christmas… and we really wish we had more to give away. Unfortunately, as far as items in GW1 and GW2 are concerned, we don’t have more (before you ask: I’m poor in GW2 and am currently saving to buy some fancy dyes myself ^^). But hey, we actually do have more t-shirt codes. So we decided that everybody who participated in the Christmas giveaway and who wanted a code should have one. So, congratulations to regendo, Katie M, overlow, shadowwolf76, Galerius, Shuk, Wedge7, Akiyama, coolasc/Decomposing Brains and Rebecca.

Then we thought again: What if there are people who participated in most of our giveaways but the Christmas one? We’ve had 5 giveaways where you could win a t-shirt code… so what about those who participated in 3 or 4, but just missed the last one? We had a look at our list again and that concerns Reteq, Houjun, tatu meskanen, Mads Larsen and Nuarda. All of you participated in 3 – 4 giveaways. So, why not? Congratulations to you as well!

We’re really happy about the amount of people who participated and especially about those who came back (almost) every week. And this is our way to say “thank you” for being our readers. :)

We will be sending out emails tomorrow. Please remember that you need to reply before January 5, 2013, in order to claim your won items. If you don’t reply, we will draw another winner instead.

Once again, we hope you’re having a great time and a happy new year! :)

Winners of week four

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Here we go again. This is almost the last of our giveaway and once again, we have drawn three winners. The Guild Wars 1 bundle with its zaishen keys and other items goes to Timothy Jason! Tatu meskanen has won our Guild Wars 2 items. The Guild Wars 2 in-game t-shirt code goes to jondare. Congratulations!

Our last giveaway is open until tomorrow (roughly 24 hours from now). Don’t forget to enter if you haven’t already done so! :)

Advent calendar: Christmas Giveaway

Don’t worry, the 4th week giveaway is still up and running until December 23. But after that, there’s Christmas – of course – and we wanted to have a giveaway for that one as well.

In the spirit of how we celebrate Christmas in Germany, this giveaway’s drawing will take place on the evening of December 24! That’s right. We get the presents on Heiligabend (“holy evening”) and do not have to wait for the night to be over. :D Traditionally, we also don’t have a Santa Claus that brings us the presents but the “Christkind” (“Christ Child”). But that has nothing to do with Guild Wars, I just wanted to add a bit of information here. ;)

We do not know yet when exactly we can do the drawing as we’ll celebrate the evening with my family and, of course, they come first. But usually that doesn’t last too long (if my nephews are there, it’ll be over rather early as they’re still very young and need sleep).

But that’s all beside the point, isn’t it? The big question is: What will you be able to win in this giveaway?

Please read the full post before commenting. :)

Guild Wars “Mini”-Bundle

  • 20 minis including a rare and a unique one
  • 3 unopened birthday presents
  • 1 Monumental Tapestry
  • 50 platinum
  • 1 Everlasting Tonic
  • Wintergreen Scythe

Now let’s see how many Hall of Monuments points you could get with this package. For our calculations, we will once again assume you do not have anything in the respective HoM area yet.

This is what your Hall of Monuments will look like after receiving our bundle and putting everything on display.
This bundle contains only minis. But you’ll get at least 20 of them! One is a green one and one is a gold one which are both worth 1 point each. Any mini gets you 1 point. 20 gets you another 2 points. So all together, this bundle will give you 5 points if you don’t have any minis yet. And there’ll be 3 unopened birthday presents which can contain more minis that you haven’t displayed yet which will bring you closer to 30 minis.

The platinum can help you buy more items like miniatures (as always our word of warning: only accept miniatures that are not yet dedicated in the Hall of Monuments as you won’t be able to place those!), hero armor items, etc. The Everlasting Tonic and the Wintergreen Scythe are just flavour items and will not give any points.

GW2_Advent_Christmas_Polar BearGuild Wars 2 “Polar Bear”-Bundle

  • 30 unidentified dyes
  • 30 trick-or-treat bags
  • 1 Mini Krait Slaver
  • 1 Mini Polar Bear

Yeah, you read that correctly: For the Christmas giveaway, we have collected 10 extra bags and 10 extra dyes! :) We also figured that the little polar bear is the perfect mini for this time of the year.

Guild Wars 2 In-Game T-Shirt Code

  • 1 Guild Wars 2 in-game t-shirt code – locked to European accounts. Sorry about that! :(

Rules and regulations

Please read the following rules carefully to see what you need to do in order to enter our giveaway and have a chance at winning!

1. Leave a comment (using the format below) and tell us which giveaways you’ll participate in. Of course, you can enter all three giveaways! Please note that the Guild Wars giveaway is only open to players below 30 HoM points. The t-shirt code only works for players with a European account. If you participate in the Guild Wars giveaway, please also leave your character name in the comment field (see rule no. 7).

Use the following format when commenting:

Guild Wars 1 bundle: Yes/No – If “yes”, GW1 character name:
Guild Wars 2 item bundle: Yes/No
Guild Wars 2 in-game t-shirt code: Yes/No

2. Leave a valid email address in the “email field” when commenting. We can see that address but nobody else will be able to see it. It will only be used by us for contacting the winner and nothing else!

3. The winners will be contacted by email each week. Please reply before January 5, 2013. If you fail to do that, we will draw another winner.

4. One entry per post per person (IP addresses are always logged by wordpress.com 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. :)

5. No debating about the outcome! We will draw randomly, so everybody has the same chance at winning. :)

6. This giveaway is open from now until Monday, December 24, 2012, 6pm Berlin/Paris Time. If you’re not sure about the time this website can help you.

7. Specific rules for the Guild Wars giveaway: Only players who do NOT have their 30 points in the Hall of Monuments are eligible to enter the giveaway. We do not do this to make other players rich in the game. We want to help those who are below 30 points to get their Hall of Monument rewards in Guild Wars 2. For this reason, please leave your character name in the comment field and make sure you have recently logged on, so we can see your HoM points. :)

Good luck! :)

Advent Calendar – Fourth Week (16.12. – 23.12.)

The third week’s giveaway is almost over, so head over there if you haven’t participated yet! And now, welcome to our 4th week giveaway with new bundles.

Please read the full post before commenting. :)

Guild Wars “Zaishen”-Bundle

  • 100 zaishen keys
  • 4 minis (1 is a rare “gold” one)
  • 1 unopened birthday present
  • 3 Cloths of the Brotherhood
  • 2 Stolen Sunspear Armors
  • 1 Monumental Tapestry
  • 50 platinum
  • 1 Everlasting Tonic

Now let’s see how many Hall of Monuments points you could get with this package. For our calculations, we will once again assume you do not have anything in the respective HoM area yet.

This is what your Hall of Monuments will look like after receiving our bundle and putting everything on display. Look at the „Fellowship“ monument. The 3 Cloths of the Brotherhood can be used for all Eye of the North heroes. That is, you can choose between the following: Ogden Stonehealer, Vekk, Gwen, Xandra, Kahmu, Jora, Pyre Fierceshot, Anton, Hayda, Livia. The 2 Stolen Sunspear Armor pieces can be used for each of the following heros: Koss, Dunkoro, Melonni, Acolyte Jin, Acolyte Sousuke. Those heros are the only 5 that can use those armor pieces.

Guild Wars Mini ShiroDepending on whether you’ve already displayed a miniature or not and what kind of miniature you find in the unopened birthday present, you can get more points than that with this package. The “Devotion” monument shows you that this bundle will give you 1 point for any mini statue and 1 point for the rare mini (in case you’re wondering, the mentioned “gold mini” above is “Shiro”). You will also be at 4 – 5 minis. The platinum can help you buy more items like miniatures (only accept miniatures that are not yet dedicated in the Hall of Monuments as you won’t be able to place those!), hero armor items, etc. The Everlasting Tonic is just a flavour item and will not give any points.

100 Zaishen Keys will not give you any points directly. They do give you half of what you need for your title. As the wiki page says: “This title can be displayed in the ‘Honor’ monument from Rank 3 onwards.” For rank 3, you will need 200 Zaishen keys (source).

Guild Wars 2 Mini Skale BlighterGuild Wars 2 “Svanir Berserker”-Bundle

  • 20 unidentified dyes
  • 20 trick-or-treat bags
  • 1 Mini Svanir Berserker
  • 1 Mini Skale Blighter

Guild Wars 2 In-Game T-Shirt Code

  • 1 Guild Wars 2 in-game t-shirt code – locked to European accounts. Sorry about that! :(

Rules and regulations

Please read the following rules carefully to see what you need to do in order to enter our giveaway and have a chance at winning!

1. Leave a comment (using the format below) and tell us which giveaways you’ll participate in. Of course, you can enter all three giveaways! Please note that the Guild Wars giveaway is only open to players below 30 HoM points. The t-shirt code only works for players with a European account. If you participate in the Guild Wars giveaway, please also leave your character name in the comment field (see rule no. 7).

Use the following format when commenting:

Guild Wars 1 bundle: Yes/No – If “yes”, GW1 character name:
Guild Wars 2 item bundle: Yes/No
Guild Wars 2 in-game t-shirt code: Yes/No

2. Leave a valid email address in the “email field” when commenting. We can see that address but nobody else will be able to see it. It will only be used by us for contacting the winner and nothing else!

3. The winners will be contacted by email each week. Please reply before January 5, 2013. If you fail to do that, we will draw another winner.

4. One entry per post per person (IP addresses are always logged by wordpress.com 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. :)

5. No debating about the outcome! We will draw randomly, so everybody has the same chance at winning. :)

6. This giveaway is open from now until Sunday, December 23, 2012, 6pm Berlin/Paris Time. If you’re not sure about the time this website can help you.

7. Specific rules for the Guild Wars giveaway: Only players who do NOT have their 30 points in the Hall of Monuments are eligible to enter the giveaway. We do not do this to make other players rich in the game. We want to help those who are below 30 points to get their Hall of Monument rewards in Guild Wars 2. For this reason, please leave your character name in the comment field and make sure you have recently logged on, so we can see your HoM points. :)

Good luck! :)

Winners of the second week

GW2_Adventskalendar_blankThe winners of our second week’s giveaway have been chosen!

Cody has won our hero armor bundle. Alex is the winner of the GW2 item bundle and Dalton Galke has won the GW2 in-game t-shirt. Congratulations to all of you! We will be sending emails your way soon.

We didn’t say it the last time, so I’ll say it now: If you have won, you are eligible to enter the next giveaways! We’re choosing randomly and if you are that lucky, then you are that lucky. Simple as that. ;)

As you can see in our main posting another giveaway is currently open (where you can win a Tormented weapon among other items) and two more will come the next week! So there are still several chances to win some extra HoM points (or minis and dyes in GW2 ^^).

Thank you everybody for participating and for the kind words in your comments. :)