Announcing the winners of our Wintersday 2016 Giveaway!

First things first, we’re running a little late here. Preparing the food for our family Christmas took longer than anticipated. So I will not be able to send out the emails with the codes yet. But we didn’t want to leave without at least announcing who’s won yet. All winners will receive emails from us tomorrow in which we will ask for your address if the prize is a physical item or your in-game name, so that we can send out the in-game items to you!

GW2 Wintersday 2012

A big thank you to everybody who participated. We enjoyed looking at all these gorgeous pictures! And since we did receive so many good ones, we decided to add another in-game package. In other words, we added a 9th winner!

Now it’s time to announce the winners (listed with what you’ve each won):

Lynyrd Skillert (Item Package worth ~ 100 gold, 1 code for a Snowflake Glider, 1 code for a Mini Angry Wintersday Gift & 1 code for a Festive Hat)
Arielle (Item Package worth ~ 100 gold, 1 code for a Mini Angry Wintersday Gift & 1 code for a Festive Hat)
Akira shen (Item Package worth ~ 100 gold and 1 code for a Festive Hat)
win32.executioner (Item Package worth ~ 100 gold)
Andovar Edoras (1x size L light grey t-shirt with white GW2 logo in front & a HoT lanyard keychain)
thevalliant (1x size XL black t-shirt with white charr on it & a HoT lanyard keychain)
Eevy (1x size M black t-shirt with grey/green picture and small green HoT logo)
hugo (1x size XL black t-shirt with grey/green picture and small green HoT logo)
Flurdy (1x size S black t-shirt with metallic green HoT logo in front)

And now, before we leave for our family Christmas, we want to take this moment to wish Happy Holidays to all our readers! Hopefully, wherever you are, you are well and can enjoy the holidays and use the time to relax a bit before 2017 begins.

 

Guild Wars 2: Wintersday Giveaway 2016

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This giveaway is closed! Winners will be chosen and announced at a later point!

(You can find the German translation below / Scrollt runter für den deutschen Text)

It is this time of the year again: We are having our annual Wintersday Giveaway and ArenaNet gave us some sweet prizes to give away this time.

In order to participate in this giveaway, we ask you to share a scenery screenshot from Guild Wars 2 with us: It has to be a wintery picture, e.g., from the new map Bitterfrost Frontier. But any wintery place will do (especially if you don’t own Heart of Thorns and cannot enter the new map, of course!). Your character may be present in the picture, but for it to be a scenery screenshot, please hide the user interface!

Make sure to read the rules. Here’s the short version again: One entry per person. If there are more participants than prizes, we will choose the best scenery screenshots. If there are more “best screenshots” than prizes, the best screenshots will enter the winning pool and we will randomly choose the winners from that pool. You need to enter before the deadline of December 24, 9 am German time – Winners will be drawn shortly after the deadline (before we’ll leave celebrating Christmas with the family!).

These are the digital prizes:

  • Item Package worth ~ 100 gold, 1 code for a Snowflake Glider, 1 code for a Mini Angry Wintersday Gift & 1 code for a Festive Hat
  • Item Package worth ~ 100 gold, 1 code for a Mini Angry Wintersday Gift & 1 code for a Festive Hat
  • Item Package worth ~ 100 gold and 1 code for a Festive Hat

These are the physical prizes:

  • 1x size L light grey t-shirt with white GW2 logo in front & a HoT lanyard keychain
  • 1x size XL black t-shirt with white charr on it & a HoT lanyard keychain
  • 1x size M black t-shirt with grey/green picture and small green HoT logo
  • 1x size XL black t-shirt with grey/green picture and small green HoT logo
  • 1x size S black t-shirt with metallic green HoT logo in front

Wintersday Giveaway 2016 Guild Wars 2 t-shirts

When leaving a comment, please leave a link to your screenshot (you can upload it here, for example: http://tinypic.com/), and state if you prefer winning a physical prize or a digital one (and please leave your preferred t-shirt size). We will try to distribute prizes according to preference between winners, but can’t guarantee that you’ll get your preferred one. Also, digital prizes will go from first to third prize according to the order winners are drawn. Also please note that in order to send you the t-shirt, we will need to ask you for your address if you have won. The giveaway is open for participants from all over the world and we will pay for the postage unless you’re living in a remote area with insane shipping costs. ;)


Es ist wieder Zeit für unseren jährlichen Wintertag-Giveaway und wir haben ein paar tolle Preise von ArenaNet zur Verfügung gestellt bekommen!

Um am Giveaway teilzunehmen, müsst ihr einen Kommentar mit einem Landschafts-Screenshot aus Guild Wars 2 hinterlassen: Es muss eine winterliche Gegend zu sehen sein, z. B. von der neuen Karte Bitterfrost-Grenzland. Aber jede winterliche Gegend aus Guild Wars 2 zählt (vor allem natürlich für diejenigen unter euch, die das Addon Heart of Thorns nicht haben und die neue Karte deswegen nicht betreten können!). Euer Charakter darf zu sehen sein, aber damit es als Landschafts-Screenshot zählt, müsst ihr das User Interface ausblenden.

Lest bitte außerdem die Regeln. Hier ist die Kurzfassung: Ein Beitrag pro Person. Wenn es mehr Teilnehmer als Preise gibt, werden wir die besten Screenshots auswählen. Wenn es mehr “beste Screenshots” als Preise gibt, werden die besten Screenshots in einem Topf landen und wir werden aus diesem zufällig die Gewinner auswählen. Euren Screenshot müsst ihr vor diesem Datum hier im Kommentarfeld hinterlassen: 24. Dezember, 9 Uhr morgens nach deutscher Zeit – die Gewinner werden kurz danach ausgewählt werden (bevor wir zu unserer Familie verschwinden, um Weihnachten zu feiern!).

Hier sind unsere digitalen Preise:

  • Itempäckchen mit einem ungefähren Wert von 100 Gold, 1 Code für einen Schneeflocken-Gleitschirm, 1 Code für ein Wütendes Wintertagsgeschenk & 1 Code für einen Festlichen Hut
  • Itempäckchen mit einem ungefähren Wert von 100 Gold, 1 Code für ein Wütendes Wintertagsgeschenk & 1 Code für einen Festlichen Hut
  • Itempäckchen mit einem ungefähren Wert von 100 Gold & 1 Code für einen Festlichen Hut

Und das hier sind die physischen Preise:

  • 1 T-Shirt in Größe L: Hellgrau mit weißem GW2 Logo und ein HoT-Schlüsselband
  • 1 T-Shirt in Größe XL: Schwarz mit weißem Charr-Aufdruck und ein HoT-Schlüsselband
  • 1 T-Shirt in Größe M: Schwarz mit grau-grünem Bild und kleinem grünen HoT-Logo
  • 1 T-Shirt in Größe XL: Schwarz mit grau-grünem Bild und kleinem grünen HoT-Logo
  • 1 T-Shirt in Größe S: Schwarz mit metallisch-grünem HoT-Logo

Wintersday Giveaway 2016 Guild Wars 2 t-shirts

Hinterlasst einen Link zu eurem Screenshot (ihr könnt diesen z. B. auf dieser Seite hochladen: http://tinypic.com/)und gebt außerdem an, ob ihr lieber ein T-Shirt oder einen der digitalen Preise gewinnen würde (außerdem auch eure bevorzugte T-Shirt-Größe). Wir werden versuchen, euch euren bevorzugten Preis zu geben, wenn ihr gewinnt, aber wir können das natürlich nicht garantieren. Die drei digitalen Preise werden vom ersten bis zum dritten in der Reihenfolge, wie die Gewinner gezogen wurden, verteilt. Das Giveaway ist für Teilnehmer weltweit geöffnet und wir zahlen natürlich das Porto, um euch das T-Shirt zuzusenden – außer ihr wohnt an einem Ort mit hohen Portokosten (wie z. B. einem Inselzuschlag).

Atlas Reactor: Win 1 of 5 Lockwood Citadel Skins

(Update: Giveaway is closed. Winners will be receiving their codes shortly – We decided to give away 6 codes instead of 5, so everybody’s a winner! :D)

Atlas Reactor entered its headstart (which you can join immediately if you purchase the founder pack). If you don’t own a founder’s pack, you will have to wait until the game’s official launch to play the game for free. But don’t worry: This day is tomorrow!

The launcher states that the game will launch at 8 am PDT (click the link to see the time in your own time zone) – so in less than 24 hours! And to celebrate this occasion, we were given special skins (Lockwood Citadel Skins) to give away to our readers! Skins are purely cosmetic, of course. Lockwood is the freelancer you get to try during the tutorial, by the way. He is one of my favourite freelancers and I think purple suits him very well! So if you want one of these skins for yourself as well, read the rules below and leave a comment. :)

Atlas Reactor Lockwood Citadel Skin

  1. Rules and Important Notes – Read these before participating in our giveaway! They will tell you what to do in order to enter successfully.
  2. This giveaway will run from today until 8. October (9 pm our time!). Click the link to check for the time in your timezone.
  3. Leave a comment saying “I have read and agree with the giveaway’s rules” if you want to enter the giveaway for the Lockwood Citadel Skin. No other keyword is necessary here (since we only have this skin to give away in the first place).
  4. The codes will expire on November 6, so if you win it, make sure to enter it before that date!

Last but not least, good luck to everybody who participates!

Win 1 of 3 Radar Corgi codes

Rift Radar Corgi companion and Racing snail mount

(Update: All codes are gone!)

We still have three codes for Radar Corgi companions for Rift left from our September code stash. Those poor little guys are looking for a loving home!

These codes will expire on Monday, October 3. As that is less than a week away, we’re having a “more casual” giveaway with fewer rules: It’s “first come, first serve. One code per person only.”

You only need to leave a comment saying that you want that radar corgi companion (so we know that it’s a legitimate person and not a regular spam comment :p). Once those three codes are gone (or it’s October 3), the giveaway will be closed… obviously, since there are no codes left then. ;)

3 “code bundles” to give away for Atlas Reactor (all codes are gone!)

(Update: All codes are gone!!)

We still have a few codes left for Atlas Reactor and since there is an expiration date attached to them (first Monday in September), of course, we would like to see them get to new owners soon! So this giveaway is a bit different from the ones we usually do. The first three people to comment here stating that they would like the codes will get them.

But first, a short reminder of what these codes are about:

“Atlas Reactor is a turn-based battle arena. It has the obligatory PvP mode, but it also has a nice PvE mode where you can either play against bots with other players or purely with and against NPCs. So even if you like such a game but do not like PvP at all, Atlas Reactor offers you the chance to enjoy it anyway.” (quoting myself here)

If you belong to the first three people, you will get an email with three codes (for this, please make sure to enter a valid email address into the “email” field):

  1. Grey’s Citadel Skin
  2. Two loot matrices (after entering this code, you will receive two loot matrices again once the game has launched as there will be a wipe in between)
  3. A beta code (to be used by yourself or given away to a friend).

One word again about the beta: Everybody can sign up and play the game right away!  However, there are some restrictions. If you buy the game, there are no further restrictions. If you get a beta code, there will also be no restrictions for as long as the beta is taking place!

The end of this giveaway is obviously when three people have commented or when the first Monday of September has come as the codes expire then!