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Reddit found some pretty exciting file strings in the game's .dat as of today; most notably hints of the Looking for Group tool and something called Skyhammer.

Skyhammer
  • "Maintain control of the Skyhammer cannon to call down lightning and vaporize your foes."
  • "Skyhammer Cannon Overcharged".
  • "Halt all movement. Experiment incoming".
  • "Test subjects may experience dizziness, confusion, and death."
LFG Tool
  • "Click here to list your part for others to be able to search for."
  • "You must select a filter from the left before you can advertise your group."
  • "Your group is currently listed for other players to find."
There are also a few gem store items mentioned, specifically the unlimited logging axe and a dragon coffer filled with fireworks and other goodies. Rough models of a dragon mask, and Back-to-School clothes also found their way out of the .dat, as well as mention of the upcoming swimwear.

While none of this has been mentioned in any official capacity, it's no secret that the Dragon Bash will be coming up shortly. Don't get any crazy ideas in your head because of me, though. Speculate away!

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#1 Trei

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:36 AM

Battlecruiser operational.

#2 Aladin

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:48 AM

Dragon Festival is coming to GW2?

#3 Neo Nugget

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:51 AM

View PostAladin, on 29 May 2013 - 06:48 AM, said:

Dragon Festival is coming to GW2?

It has apparently evolved into the Dragon Bash, though I don't believe we have any specific details of the festival yet.

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#4 Eon Lilu

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:34 AM

Festival's in GW1 were awesome, hopefully they can do something good with them in GW2 and not just focus on the gem store 90% of the time with gambling box's and such little content it's embarrassing to even call it content and laughable like their usual pattern lately.

#5 Lordkrall

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:08 AM

Skyhammer either sounds like a new fractal (unlikely based on earlier statements from ArenaNet) or a new mini-game coming with the festival.

#6 Just Horus

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:21 AM

^ Or an event when the festival goes awry. We all know GW2 festivals never go off without some sort of hitch. Some idiotic Asura will probably think it's a good idea to have a dragon minion petting zoo.

#7 lolevy

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:33 AM

^ We idiotic asuras take offense to that! It's actually a display of used-bomb-golems. COMPLETELY safe! (There's only has a 50% chance any of them will explode making it TECHNICALLY harmless to half of our visitors)

#8 StevenB90

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:36 AM

Skyhammer might be a new wvw siege equipment and/or map objective?

#9 Symbiont

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:47 AM

skyhammer sounds like the next new WvW weapon, to stop massive zergs and golem rushes (hope it is)

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

I`m I the only one that noticed school girl costume + tentacles COMBO ?

#11 brokerib

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:00 AM

View PostRemasti, on 29 May 2013 - 09:36 AM, said:

I`m I the only one that noticed school girl costume + tentacles COMBO ?

Now that you've mentioned it, I can't un-notice it :(

Does the backpack appear with town clothes?

#12 Cube

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

Back to school outfit looks so cute. I'll definitely buy it. Assuming it'll be a gemstore item in the future! Need more cute asian inspired town clothes! Kimono!? Japanese sailor school uniform!? Hanbok!? Hanfu!? Yes pls!!!

Very curious to see how the back to school outfit will look thought, on an asura or charr lol.

#13 KratosAngel

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:31 AM

It does not come as a surprise concerning LFG tool. Remember guy on their article, they said that first 6 months of 2013 were about polishing what already exists in game and the LFG is in the list.
It hasn't still be released, and June is the 6th month, so it HAS to be on end June if they don't want to break their promise (which is not very likely since everything else came as promised)

#14 Azure Skye

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:55 AM

View PostAladin, on 29 May 2013 - 06:48 AM, said:

Dragon Festival is coming to GW2?
And its not related to cantha in anyway, its to celebrate the defeat of zhaitan or some dragons. i think.

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There is a reason why it’s called ‘Dragon Bash’ and not ‘Dragon Festival.’ All will be revealed in due course.:)

Its from regina: https://forum-en.gui...rst#post2035253

#15 Lordkrall

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:00 PM

View PostAzure Skye, on 29 May 2013 - 11:55 AM, said:

And its not related to cantha in anyway, its to celebrate the defeat of zhaitan or some dragons. i think.



Its from regina: https://forum-en.gui...rst#post2035253

Actually there is no confirmation anywhere that it is NOT related to Cantha,

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:01 PM

View PostEon Lilu, on 29 May 2013 - 07:34 AM, said:

Festival's in GW1 were awesome, hopefully they can do something good with them in GW2 and not just focus on the gem store 90% of the time with gambling box's and such little content it's embarrassing to even call it content and laughable like their usual pattern lately.

OK, Living Story has been awful, and yes holidays have been full of gem shop RNG, but I don't see how you can call GW2 holidays lacking in content, particularly compared to GW1. Only one of the games has given us multiple instances of completely new maps per holiday within one year; for example, SAB vs annihilator is not even a comparison.

#17 Kumori Tensei

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:50 PM

I haven't been this excited since release, I think the fact that it's somewhat secretive makes it more enticing and appealing....wait a minute. ..THIS IS A PLOY FROM ANET TO GET PEOPLE lol.

#18 Haruka Zahm

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:00 PM

It's too bad I that can't fight the Jade Maw in those lovely schoolgirl clothes.  :l


... What do you mean it could end badly??

#19 Tyrantscreed

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:11 PM

that helm...must get!

#20 Tenicord

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:14 PM

I thought gw2guru wasn't allowed to post things that were dug up through going through the files.