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GW2 Wintersday Giveaway Week 4: Charrlie and llama

Update: This Giveaway is now closed. We will roll for the winners in a bit. If you are one of the two winners, we will contact you! :)

This post is bilingual and is written in English as well as German. Click the appropriate link to jump to your preferred language.

Dieser Eintrag ist bilingual verfasst. Ihr könnt ihn sowohl auf Englisch als auch auf Deutsch lesen. Klickt auf den entsprechenden Link, um zu eurer bevorzugten Sprache zu springen.

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This is the fourth and final giveaway. This time, we have two prizes. One caveat, though: You can only enter the plush charrlie giveaway if you’re living in Europe. The reason is quite simply: Postage fees. It’s not heavy, but it’s a big plushie and it’d cost a lot to send it to countries outside of Europe. But that’s why there’s two things. The second prize is a mini llama and everybody can enter that giveaway. :)

Charrlie on the watch

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 the plush charrlie OR the mini llama!

1. We want you to comment and answer one simple question: What is the one thing you wish to see in Guild Wars 2 in 2015? The answer cannot be: “An expansion”. :p List one specific thing/feature that you would love to see! Also add if you want to be considered for the plush charr and/or the mini llama.

2. Leave a valid email address when commenting. It will only be used by us for contacting the winners 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 replies, we will randomly choose one winner for the plush charrlie (Europe only) and one winner for the mini llama (open for everybody). You can enter both giveaways (if you live in Europe, at least), but you cannot win both! If you do enter both, please also say which of the two you prefer in case your name gets chosen for both prizes. If this happens, you will win your preferred prize and we will then draw another winner for the second prize.

4. The winners will be contacted by email. Please reply within 14 days. If you are the winner of the plush charrlie, please tell us your address. Do NOT leave it in the comment field! If you’re the winner of the mini llama, once you have replied, we will send you your mini llama code. If you do not reply within 14 days, we may choose another winner.

5. One entry per person! We reserve the right to exclude entries when we think you’re trying to cheat by entering multiple times. Stay fair, please. :)

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

7. The giveaway is open for participants until Sunday, January 4, 2015, 22 pm Berlin Time (CET).

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 plus charrloe 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*

Good luck to everybody participating!

Guild Wars 2 Mini Llama

The German post starts here / Der deutsche Eintrag beginnt hier

GW2 Wintersday Giveaway Week 3: Colourful ingame items!

Update (December 28): This giveaway is now closed. We will choose the winner tomorrow!

This post is bilingual and is written in English as well as German. Click the appropriate link to jump to your preferred language.

Dieser Eintrag ist bilingual verfasst. Ihr könnt ihn sowohl auf Englisch als auch auf Deutsch lesen. Klickt auf den entsprechenden Link, um zu eurer bevorzugten Sprache zu springen.

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This week, you can win one little package of in-game items. 5 items are waiting for a new owner:

  • Mini Tybalt
  • 40 unidentified dyes
  • 1 enameled sacrifice dye
  • 1 holographic dragon wing cover
  • and a choice of ONE of the following super weapons from the first “season”: sword, greatsword, shield, scepter, staff, short bow or long bow
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If you win this package, you can choose one of those weapon skins

Depending on which skin you choose, this package has an “instant sell price” or 86 to 170 gold. Not too bad, I think. But who cares about the gold value – you will walk around in a stylish outfit with hopefully equally stylish dyes and the best mini NPC of Guild Wars 2!

This week’s giveaway is open until Sunday, December 28, 2014, 22 pm Berlin Time (CET).

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 two mini llama codes!

1. We want you to comment and answer one – very difficult – question: Which of the Wintersday activities is your favourite? (Yes, I know, it’s the same than the question I asked on Twitter for #QuestionSunday. :p)

2. Leave the display name (name.1234) of your Guild Wars 2 account when commenting. In case you win, we will send the package to you. Please make sure that your display name is correct! You can check your display name either on the character select screen on the upper right or on the top of your contact list.

3. From all correct replies, we will randomly choose one winner.

4. One entry per person! 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 and everybody has a chance of winning. :)

6. The giveaway is open for participants until Sunday, December 28, 2014, 22 pm Berlin Time (CET). Since we will actually be visiting family after Christmas, we may not get around to sending you your items until the beginning of January. Feel free to bug us via email or here on the blog if you have won and haven’t gotten your items by the middle of January. :p

Good luck to everybody participating!

The German post starts here / Der deutsche Eintrag beginnt hier

GW2 Wintersday Giveaway Week 2: Two mini llamas!

Update: This giveaway is now closed.

Update 2: Congratulations to TabbyInBoots and Lon-ami for winning the mini llamas. If you haven’t won: Check our blog again come Tuesday for another chance as we still have one mini llama code! :)

This post is bilingual and is written in English as well as German. Click the appropriate link to jump to your preferred language.

Dieser Eintrag ist bilingual verfasst. Ihr könnt ihn sowohl auf Englisch als auch auf Deutsch lesen. Klickt auf den entsprechenden Link, um zu eurer bevorzugten Sprache zu springen.

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This week, you can win one of two mini llamas. Yes, you read that right. We have two mini llama codes to give away!

Guild Wars 2 Mini LlamaWe are not making it as easy as we did it for week 1, though. We will give you a few hints and you need to guess the NPC. As always, out of all the correct answers, we will draw the winners randomly. The hints may be ambiguous in the beginning and yes, this is intended. For this game, you get a total of THREE comments and guesses. This means that you can send in a wild guess now and if you later notice it’s wrong, you can comment again two more times and correct your first guess(es). No harm in playing early then. ;)

To make it easier, we will add one or more additional hints over the next days. You may send in three guesses in total! This week’s giveaway is open until Sunday, December 21, 2014, 22 pm Berlin Time (CET).

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 two mini llama codes!

1. We want you to comment and guess the name of the NPC:

This NPC has blonde hair.
Okay, maybe it’s fur.
And not all of the fur is blonde.
There is some white added into the mix.
This NPC was a Tribune once in the Blood Legion.
Her warband died.
She is the only survivor.
And she had to kill her former warband members.
Then she went on to found the Vigil.

2. Leave a valid email address when commenting. It will only be used by us for contacting the winners 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 correct replies, we will randomly choose two winners.

4. The winners will be contacted by email. Please reply within 14 days, so that we know you are still interested in winning the mini llama code. Do NOT leave the email address in the comment field! If you do not reply within 14 days, we may choose another winner.

5. Three guesses per person! We reserve the right to exclude entries when we think you’re trying to cheat by entering multiple times. Stay fair, please. :)

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

7. The giveaway is open for participants until Sunday, December 21, 2014, 22 pm Berlin Time (CET).

Good luck to everybody participating!

The German post starts here / Der deutsche Eintrag beginnt hier

GW2 Wintersday Giveaway Week 1

Update: This giveaway is closed. We will draw the winners tomorrow! :)

This post is bilingual and is written in English as well as German. Click the appropriate link to jump to your preferred language.

Dieser Eintrag ist bilingual verfasst. Ihr könnt ihn sowohl auf Englisch als auch auf Deutsch lesen. Klickt auf den entsprechenden Link, um zu eurer bevorzugten Sprache zu springen.

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I already hinted about our Wintersday Giveaways yesterday. We will have one Giveaway every week – starting on every Tuesday. Each week, there will be something different that you can win. You can have a look at the image above to guess what else will be given away here in the upcoming weeks… ;) Please note: The llama on the left is just a decoration suggestion. Decorations seen on the picture like red noses or antlers do not belong to the llama in question and will not be delivered with it (you know, should we give one away… in the upcoming weeks…).

GW2 grey tshirtBack to this week’s giveaway: We have two Guild Wars 2 t-shirts. One is size “L” and the other is “XL”.  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. 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!

GW2 shirts size L and XL

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, say if you want to win the size “L” or the size “XL” t-shirt and answer one simple question (a hint: Others may have already commented before you, so if you don’t know the answer, scrolling to the comments may help you out.):

Which profession in Guild Wars 2 can use a pistol, but cannot dual-wield that weapon?

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 replies, we will randomly choose one winner for the “L” shirt and one winner for the “XL” shirt.

4. The winners will be contacted by email. Please reply within 14 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 14 days, we may choose another winner. The t-shirts may not be sent this year. This depends on when I can get to the post office, as I would like to avoid sending the t-shirts in the middle of the Christmas chaos as I’m always worried our prizes may get lost in the mail…

5. One entry per person! We reserve the right to exclude entries when we think you’re trying to cheat by entering multiple times. Stay fair, please. :)

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

7. The giveaway is open for participants until Sunday, December 14, 2014, 22 pm Berlin Time (CET).

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*

Good luck to everybody participating!

The German post starts here / Der deutsche Eintrag beginnt hier

Two beta keys for Trove – Giveaway!

UPDATE: The Giveaway is now closed. Winners will be chosen and contacted in a bit!
Congratulations, The Mystical Mesmer and Donald McLeod Jr!

I don’t even remember how many alpha and beta keys I have managed to get for Trove so far. In some cases, I did not even want to get one but did so anyway. Of course, I always shared them with friends and family. But now has come the time where I’ve run out of friends and family who still want a beta key. Or at least, nobody reacted when I had asked on Twitter. So I decided to come here to my blog and ask: Would you like a beta key?

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I currently have TWO keys to give away. The procedure is pretty simple. Leave a comment here saying that you would want that beta key. Leave a valid email address, so I can send it to you (as always, enter said email address into the “email” field, do not add it to the comment field as that one is public!).

This giveaway will stay open for 24 hours. If more than two people have replied saying they want a beta key, we will roll for the winners. If there is less than that – well, congrats to you then. ;) If nobody (or only one person) wants a beta key after 24 hours, I’ll probably try reddit or some other public space and dump them there. :p

And in case you don’t want to wait for 24 hours or don’t mind spending money, especially for charity, there is currently a Humble Flash Bundle that lets you pay what you want and will give you, among other stuff, a Trove beta key!

Also, Trove will be free to play! So once you are in the beta, you are in the game and playing it as if it was released already. There will not be another wipe. Everything is here to stay.

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 http://tinypic.com/ 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 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. :)
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!