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Unless you've been living under a karka-sized rock for the past month, you've probably heard something about the upcoming Dragon Bash holiday event. An evolution of the Dragon Festival celebrated in the original Guild Wars, the Dragon Bash will introduce several new goodies and activities that will no doubt keep even the least festive spirit going for hours. Whether you have your eye on one (or all) of the new Jade weapon skins, or just want to kill a few hours a day in the Dragon Ball arena, in traditional Guild Wars fashion, the Dragon Bash gives something for everybody to sink their teeth into.

Goodies
What would a Guild Wars festival be without the mountains of goodies to collect? With collectibles ranging from weapons to fireworks to new sets of armor, you'll need to have a game plan ready to maximize your Zhaitaffy collection over these next few weeks. Be sure to remember that many of the items that can be collected during the festival can be traded on the trading post, including the mini pets and dragon wings collected from the dragon coffers scattered throughout the game world.

The Zhaitaffy merchant will remain in the game after the event's conclusion, so if you're out of town for the summer, you don't have to worry about missing everything. However, there are a few time-restricted items such as the Dragon Helm, which is rewarded for sitting through one of the fireworks shows throughout the duration of the event.

And yes, the new jade weapon skins are amazing.

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Moa Racing
Here you have a simple betting game using traditional game currency. Fifty silver grants you one bet for one of five moa racers. Once your bet has been placed, you can either find the best vantage point to cheer on your chosen racer, or, if standing still isn't your thing, run along side them throughout the course. Whichever you choose, be sure to remain in the area to avoid forfeiting your silver. While the entrance fee may seem a tad steep for some players, your moa only needs to come in second place for you to break even, and considering there are only five racers to begin with, the odds aren't too bad at all. However, if you've got your eye on the limited edition dragon bash themed moa mini pet, you'll want to have some extra cash on hand to keep those reward vouchers pouring in.




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Keep in mind that while the festive elements of this activity will leave at the conclusion of the celebration, Moa Racing will become a permanent edition to the world. The previously mentioned mini pet will be replaced with a standard yellow moa, so if you want to add it to your collection make sure you don't drag your feet!

Dragon Ball!
Presented in 5v5 deathmatch format, Dragon Ball is a fast-paced battle of reflexes. Upon entering the arena (and upon every revival), players are given a speed buff and a skill in their number one slot. While the main goal of the game is to smash your way to 500 points before the other team, you're going to want to pay attention to your surroundings as you fight. Upgrades are scattered throughout the playing field and grant new skills that remain until death, jump pads launch combatants skyward and forward across the map's layered format, and health orbs will decide who lives and who dies. The relatively short revival window means teammate resurrection only exists as a window of opportunity for your opponent to get the jump on you.

Once the bloodbath has subsided, the winning team will be given a dragon coffer that could contain some pretty nifty goodies. The losing team, in addition to the salty tears of defeat, is given Zhaitaffy to ease the pain.

Gem Store
As far as the gem store goes, there are a couple of items that will be introduced with the festival. Three new minis will be wrapped up in a pack of three for you to purchase. If any of you remember the halloween set, you can also throw these guys into the Mystic Forge to obtain a special fourth mini. Keep in mind that while the mini pets obtained from the gem store's Rich Dragon Coffers will be account bound, a tradable version of the exact same mini pets can be found in the regular dragon coffers. The next item is the Marriner's Horn, which is very similar to the Choir Bells that could be obtained during Wintersday last year. The horn is unlimited, so all of you who ripped apart those pesky RNG boxes to find an unbreakable Choir Bell can rest easy.

Holiday events create some of the most memorable moments players will have, and the Dragon Bash is no exception. Aside from the moody atmosphere and shiny goodies to collect, it's the perfect time to sit back and have a good time with your friends, guildies, and the community. I hope you're all as excited as I am for the build to hit the live servers on the 11th so things can really get started.

Who knows? Maybe I'll get the chance to destroy some of you in Dragon Ball ;)
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#1 davadude

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 01:26 PM

Sounds great, I'm really excited for this!
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#2 lomi

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 01:39 PM

when is this update coming live?
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#3 Lordkrall

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 01:42 PM

[quote name='lomi' timestamp='1370871564' post='2210413']
when is this update coming live?
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At some point tomorrow.
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#4 chullster

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 01:51 PM

Am I missing something? or is there no preview of a jade hammer skin in that gallery.
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#5 BuddhaKeks

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:27 PM

To be honest, looks kinda meh. 2 mini games and a bunch of skins. Halloween and Wintersday had more to offer.
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#6 Zeus_CM

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:31 PM

Anyone got leaked screenshots of the new armor skin that will be added to the store?
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#7 Murth

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:53 PM

Kinda missing a jumping puzzle...
Can't w8 to try out the new Dragon Arena :P
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#8 Neo Nugget

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:02 PM

[quote name='chullster' timestamp='1370872315' post='2210417']
Am I missing something? or is there no preview of a jade hammer skin in that gallery.
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It seems the hammer and the pistol skin both vanished from the gallery. Since I'm out of state, I can't really go back to get another screen of them, but here are the images from gw2hub's coverage of the event ^^

[url="http://www.guildwars2hub.com/sites/sardu.tentonhammer.com/files/Hammer_0.png"]Hammer.[/url]

[url="http://www.guildwars2hub.com/sites/sardu.tentonhammer.com/files/styles/full/public/Pistol_0.png"]Pistol.[/url]

[quote name='BuddhaKeks' timestamp='1370874466' post='2210425']
To be honest, looks kinda meh. 2 mini games and a bunch of skins. Halloween and Wintersday had more to offer.
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You never know what else might magically drop into the festival later on ;)
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#9 chullster

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:21 PM

[quote name='Neo Nugget' timestamp='1370876550' post='2210432']
It seems the hammer and the pistol skin both vanished from the gallery. Since I'm out of state, I can't really go back to get another screen of them, but here are the images from gw2hub's coverage of the event ^^

[url="http://www.guildwars2hub.com/sites/sardu.tentonhammer.com/files/Hammer_0.png"]Hammer.[/url]

[url="http://www.guildwars2hub.com/sites/sardu.tentonhammer.com/files/styles/full/public/Pistol_0.png"]Pistol.[/url]



You never know what else might magically drop into the festival later on ;)
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Thanks for that link, now lets just hope the hammer is a decent size, we already have burger-flipper greatswords so why not some oversized hammers too match?
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#10 MesmersFromHouseElara

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:25 PM

New armor!? /dies. I'm actually excited for this event now. The other ones were nice and all but I'm a creature of fashion and now they're speaking my language.
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#11 EliteZeon

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:51 PM

[quote name='MesmersFromHouseElara' timestamp='1370877900' post='2210434']
New armor!? /dies. I'm actually excited for this event now. The other ones were nice and all but I'm a creature of fashion and now they're speaking my language.
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Aye, new armor is usually fun. But SHAZBOT! I just spent all of my money last night transmuting my Necromancer's power armor... but I am extremely curious what it will look like... and the last 3 were alright, but not as good as the originals.
(especially the male Profane T-T)

If we were to go with the GW1 Classic skins/something similar, my guess will be a Ritualist styled outfit, something slightly Assassin-ish... and throw in some type of Canthan Warrior armor. Eh, at least that is my guess/wish.

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Eh, I was hoping for more with the Jade Focus... ah well, I guess nothing will replace my old Grim Cesta gauntlets...
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#12 Xephyr

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:14 PM

no pictures of the new armor? :qq: *runs off to buy gems*
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#13 Neo Nugget

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:28 PM

[quote name='Xephyr' timestamp='1370880874' post='2210444']
no pictures of the new armor? :qq: *runs off to buy gems*
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Supposedly some of the NPCs were wearing the new armor sets, but I wasn't able to spot any over the weekend, unfortunately!
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:44 PM

Weapons look like crap, at least they are hidden behind RNG (I understand my opinion). More instanced game garbage (mini).
But hey we finally get what 1 thing promised before launch.
Moa Racing. - I may actually log in to try.

DO you think that if there is new armour it wont be put in massive rng grind/gem boxes? I mean anet need to eat too.
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#15 Lordkrall

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:51 PM

[quote name='nerfandderf' timestamp='1370886296' post='2210463']
DO you think that if there is new armour it wont be put in massive rng grind/gem boxes? I mean anet need to eat too.
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Based on the information we have the new armor skins seems to be in the game-store, much like the already existing skins there.
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#16 ImraJamilaAlshams

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:59 PM

I have to imagine given that it's the Dragon Bash, if they're reaching back to GW1 for armor skins they will be all dragon-y. Some possible options:

Heavy - [url="http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Warrior_Elite_Canthan_armor"]http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Warrior_Elite_Canthan_armor[/url] or [url="http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Warrior_Elite_Dragon_armor"]http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Warrior_Elite_Dragon_armor[/url]
Medium - [url="http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Ranger_Elite_Canthan_armor"]http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Ranger_Elite_Canthan_armor[/url] or [url="http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Ranger_Elite_Drakescale_armor"]http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Ranger_Elite_Drakescale_armor[/url]
Light - [url="http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Mesmer_Elite_Canthan_armor"]http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Mesmer_Elite_Canthan_armor[/url] or [url="http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Monk_Dragon_armor"]http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Monk_Dragon_armor[/url]
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#17 Kymeric

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:10 PM

[quote name='nerfandderf' timestamp='1370886296' post='2210463']
Weapons look like crap,
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The shield looks pretty awesome, though I can't think of a character I would use it on.
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#18 Asteria Rose

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:41 PM

[quote name='Kymeric' timestamp='1370891457' post='2210494']
The shield looks pretty awesome, though I can't think of a character I would use it on.
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*sits over here with a pistol-shield engineer crying her eyes out* They didn't even care to feature the pistol, either...
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#19 Beta Sprite

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:43 PM

[quote name='ImraJamilaAlshams' timestamp='1370890779' post='2210491']
I have to imagine given that it's the Dragon Bash, if they're reaching back to GW1 for armor skins they will be all dragon-y. Some possible options:

Heavy - [url="http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Warrior_Elite_Canthan_armor"]http://wiki.guildwar...e_Canthan_armor[/url] or [url="http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Warrior_Elite_Dragon_armor"]http://wiki.guildwar...te_Dragon_armor[/url]
Medium - [url="http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Ranger_Elite_Canthan_armor"]http://wiki.guildwar...e_Canthan_armor[/url] or [url="http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Ranger_Elite_Drakescale_armor"]http://wiki.guildwar...rakescale_armor[/url]
Light - [url="http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Mesmer_Elite_Canthan_armor"]http://wiki.guildwar...e_Canthan_armor[/url] or [url="http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Monk_Dragon_armor"]http://wiki.guildwar...nk_Dragon_armor[/url]
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If they release tattoo armor, my money will all go away. =(

I mean... =)

I mean... =(
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#20 Juanele

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:06 PM

[quote name='nerfandderf' timestamp='1370886296' post='2210463']
Weapons look like crap,
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You are one of the few that think so.

As a whole, they are best designed weapons so far.
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