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Wintersday is coming...


It's that time of year again... children receiving gifts, the religious among us celebrating the respective feasts, family time, and the Guild Wars Wintersday.  A common Christmas tradition with Arenanet, Wintersday is the neutral feast of the winter and the fights of the gods.  Check out the event page for more information!

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The nights may be long and dark, but Tyrians of all races keep joy alive during the ancient holiday of Wintersday. While each race celebrates Wintersday in their own unique way, children all over Tyria share a common love of one thing: toys.

This year the city of Lion’s Arch will host the asuran Toymaker Tixx as their special Wintersday guest of honor. Before Tixx arrives in Lion’s Arch in his massive airship toy workshop, he’ll visit every major city in Tyria to deliver Wintersday toys and holiday cheer.

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#1 Baron von Scrufflebutt

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

[img]http://i.imgur.com/ZM7Ep.jpg[/img]

Yeah, there's absolutely no way that the game can live up to this picture.

#2 Xephyr

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

sounds Interesting :D

#3 davadude

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

[quote name='Protoss' timestamp='1354047597' post='2098720']
[img]http://i.imgur.com/ZM7Ep.jpg[/img]

Yeah, there's absolutely no way that the game can live up to this picture.
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It can, but I assume it will come paired with a giant amount of lag and crashes.  I mean, the MKT cutscene was awesome... if they can do something like that without the James bond 007 error that occurred after the cutscene, they may have something awesome on their hands.
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#4 GrandmaFunk

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

please let the airship be a mini-dungeon

#5 Korlic

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

WHY does every events major NPC have to be an Asura?

EDIT: Better yet, why is the toy maker not some old jolly norn? That much better fits the 'santa' theme then a tiny alien looking creature.

#6 Nabuko Darayon

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

Hehehehe ca't wait to see what toys will Tixx make us :)

#7 Mr_Finesse

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

[quote name='Korlic' timestamp='1354047752' post='2098730']
WHY does every events major NPC have to be an Asura?

EDIT: Better yet, why is the toy maker not some old jolly norn? That much better fits the 'santa' theme then a tiny alien looking creature.
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What other major event had an Asuran NPC?

#8 Korlic

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:26 PM

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What other major event had an Asuran NPC?
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Halloween, we helped that asura member of the priory. FotM is based on an Asura's work in the mists, The first NPC to warn us about the Karka was another Asura. The only difference this time is, atleast this one is a male.

#9 WinterSnowblind

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:26 PM

He's supposed to bring toys and joy?  That airship looks absolutely terrifying!

#10 Azure Skye

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:28 PM

OMG!!! This is the update, i've been waiting for. I want to see what they will do next in this event!!!! :D

#11 Strawberry Nubcake

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

Tis the season to gamble for toys!  ;)

#12 Xephyr

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

[quote name='Korlic' timestamp='1354047752' post='2098730']
WHY does every events major NPC have to be an Asura?

EDIT: Better yet, why is the toy maker not some old jolly norn? That much better fits the 'santa' theme then a tiny alien looking creature.
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Make it a charr, name him santa paws, and dress him up in a santa costume. :D

#13 Naevius

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

Sandy Claws. He eats the naughty kids.

#14 AMIX_GW2

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

ahh hopefully this will stop the masses from crying over ascended gear ..one can hope!

#15 Gremlin

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

I wish arena would do a deal with terry pratchett then we could have the Hogfather

#16 Bond

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:39 PM

Yay!

I hope snowball fights make a return. That for me was the most enjoyable part of GW1.

I wonder if they are going to decorate all the major cities, going by that article. If I had to make the decision, I would have each holiday take place in a different capitol city, spreading the population over the year, but o well...

YELLOW SNOW!

#17 Azure Skye

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:39 PM

[quote name='Protoss' timestamp='1354047597' post='2098720']
[img]http://i.imgur.com/ZM7Ep.jpg[/img]

Yeah, there's absolutely no way that the game can live up to this picture.
[/quote]Thats why they call it,concept art but it still makes for a good wallpaper my computer though.

#18 Korlic

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

[quote name='Xephyr' timestamp='1354048173' post='2098743']
Make it a charr, name him santa paws, and dress him up in a santa costume. :D
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I dont care what it is just not asura. Im tired of an NPC that is so tiny he becomes invisible because every player surrounds him and since he only knee high he disappears. That and they are annoying.

#19 Vahkris

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:41 PM

[quote name='Protoss' timestamp='1354047597' post='2098720']
[img]http://i.imgur.com/ZM7Ep.jpg[/img]

Yeah, there's absolutely no way that the game can live up to this picture.
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They could just have it off in the air in the distance like the Wizard's Tower in Kessex.  It can be relatively lower detail for that.

#20 Lol Lol Lol Guy

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:42 PM

Let the overhyping and rampant speculation begin! OMG GUYS MAYBE QUAGGAN WILL BE PLAYABLE IN THIS UPDATE AND MAYBE THERE WILL BE NEW PROFFESSIONS AND 5 NEW DUNGEONS AND jwsfiiawjgfejwgjeg.

In all seriousness though, I'm very excited! :D While gw2 halloween didnt quite live up to Gw1 halloween imo, i stilll really enjoyed it and am expecting to love this as well!