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With a big thank you to ArenaNet for making this possible, we are glad to announce that we are holding the Biggest Fan Contest for the community! We've got three signed collector's editions of Guild Wars 2 that are looking for new homes. How can you win such an amazing prize? Read below!

Date/Time
Begins: January 25th, 2012
Ends: February 9th, 2012 at 11:59 PM Pacific

Prizes
(3) Grand Prize Winners: signed Guild Wars 2 Collector's Edition box
(3) Runner-Ups: gem card

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How to Enter
We want you to show us how much you love of the game by created something Guild Wars 2 related. It can be a poem, a diorama, a painting, a comic, a video, a cake, a quilt, an... anything!

Simply reply to this thread with your entry.

Voting
Once the contest ends, the staff here will help vote the winners. You can help out by hitting the Like button on any entry you deem worthy of winning! We'll announce the winners after the votes have been cast. Winners will receive a PM asking for their physical address.

Restrictions/Legal
  • Entries are limited to US and Canadian residents only. Residents of Arizona, Massachusetts and the province of Quebec, Canada are ineligible to enter or win.
  • Winners are given a week to reply to our PM. If said winner does not reply, they forfeit their prize.
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Good luck!

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#1 Menehune

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

That I never win anything aside, If I see a contest in time, it's USA/CAN only, I suck so bad at what entry requires or both. If I see an EU contest, it's usually, again, I suck at what's required or the entry deadline is past.

Anyway, good luck to all entrants. I'm glad I'm not a judge as there're some great entries already with more sure to come. I would eventually be disqualified as judge because I wouldn't be able to choose the winners within the allotted time.

#2 Axel0142

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

Would love to enter to win this game but personally Iv'e never played GW2 so there isn't anything impressive i can do to win, especially with all the other fantastic entries already there.

#3 Alucardalina

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

I'd like to enter, but as I'm running one of these giveaways myself (Though I'd love to have an autographed CE or a gem card myself), I don't want to seem selfish, but I'm mostly interested in the creativity part. Would it bother anyone higher up if I entered?

Also, for those who complain about it being US and Canada only, I feel they're doing this for the same reason I've limited my contest for it. These things weigh a ton (well, not really) and shipping to another country is already quite a price to pay without the weight added to it. At the end of the day, we may have been shipped these to give away, but we're taking money out of our own pockets to ship them to the winners. I'm sure it's not because they don't want to include you guys.

#4 thelastjagaroth

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

Good Afternoon,

I wrote an entire back story for my main character.  I hope you enjoy it.

Thank You,
The Last Jagaroth




I am Norn!

Far in the North lie the Far Shiverpeaks a great land that used to be my home. Nestled in one of its many beautiful the valleys my family dwelt happily for many years raising our children, hunting, testing our courage against incalculable odds and boasting of our triumphs. I was the brother of the family’s elder it was my responsibility to train the young Norn in the ways of battle and pass on our history so that the valor of our family would not be forgotten. It was my brother’s job as elder to rule over disputes, tell the stories of the fallen on our days of honor and coordinate the defense against the repeated attacks of Jotun. When you love the wild as we Norn do, you have no one to rely on but each other. We lived, we loved, we thrived and were happy.

Until……

For weeks we felt something in the air, something wrong! The day it happened was like none I had ever seen before. The clouds gathered as thou they meant to block the sun from the land forever. As the darkness spread the clouds shot javelins of fire down even as the ground shot boulders the size of hut’s skyward. The dreaded dragon Jormag had awoken from his sleep and erupted from his den of slumber. Snow, Wind and Ice flowed over the mountains in such vehemence that I even I a veteran of many winters was forced to grab those that I could and take cover until the worse was over. After the ground had settled and wind died down came the creatures of Jormag. What happened then was a waking nightmare but even as the hordes of Jormag swept down upon us the mighty family Jagaroth of the Norn showed their courage and strength. We fought as one, every man, every woman, every elder and every child. All that could raise a weapon and fight stood their ground. We were never better than we were that day. If it the stories of each warrior could be written it would fill this hall to bursting! Yet still we fell. I saw my brother run threw by one of the ice brood! My children were all slaughtered before my eyes and there was nothing I could do to stop it. The battle waged until there stood only a hand full of us shoulder to shoulder and back to back. Still we fought! We fought for our fallen, we fought for each other, we fought for our race and we fought for our lives.

I had just killed an attacker when I turned to see my wife was battling a hideous creature of ice and teeth. The creature was so ferocious and my wife was so intent upon the battle that she did not see a second creature coming up from her side. I fought through  the horde of attackers to engage the creature and save my wife. I arrived just in time to block the first attack of the creature that was aimed for her heart and then everything went black as I was struck from behind.

I woke up several hours or even days later I still do not know to this day. Under me laid the broken form of my wife, the mother of my children. As I got to my feet I could see that none that had stood beside me had survived. My wife, my children, my brother, my friends and the rest of my kin were gone, I alone was left. It took me three days to build the funeral pyre and honor each as I could. I then made my way south to join up with the other families to make an attempt to take back our land but even the youngest of us know how that story. So I remarried and in time you were born and we live here in Holebrak until the time that the Norn who can damage the tooth of Jormag is born. Then we will arise and take back the land of our fathers. Until that day it up to us to pass the story of the Jagaroth's down from father to son so that the mighty deeds of our family that they are not forgotten. The day I left the Far Shiverpeaks I also left my name behind. My story is no longer important. I became the story of our family instead. All that I have done before and since is in honor of those that fell that day. In time you will marry and have a son and you will not give him a name just as I gave you none. You will bring him to this hall and you will pass down the stories of our family as I have unto you. You will keep our ancestors alive through the passing down of their great deeds and not overshadowing them with your own even thou your deeds may be mighty and worth preserving in their own right. You will become the embodiment of our family you will become The Last Jagaroth.

That was the story my Great Great Great grandfather told and we have been true to his teachings and have followed in his instruction. We have performed mighty deeds since then but we are ever careful to raise those of our ancestors above what we have done. It is now my turn to carry on the story of our family.

I am Norn
I am The Last Jagaroth
This is my family’s story

#5 Lillith

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

Hmmm, don't get why Arizona residents are ineligible.  :( Why is that?

#6 Yumikiko

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

Hey guys! Here is my entry. I made a video highlighting the most memorable parts of the story line for me. I absolutely loved every bit of it and being the dork that I am, I was moved too, so I used epic slow music haha Enjoy!




Why do so many characters have to die? :c

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#7 The Black Lion

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

I am not from the United States or Canada, but good luck to everyone who enter's!

#8 Khalija

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:00 AM

View PostMinami Kaori, on 26 January 2013 - 11:24 PM, said:

Is it just one entry per person?

You can enter as many times as you like.

View PostAlucardalina, on 27 January 2013 - 06:10 PM, said:

Would it bother anyone higher up if I entered?

Yes, you can enter. ;)

View PostLillith, on 27 January 2013 - 06:53 PM, said:

Hmmm, don't get why Arizona residents are ineligible.  :( Why is that?

It has to do with contest laws in Arizona. Apparently it's different because winning the contest is skill-based rather than being a giveaway.

Feel free to PM me if you have a question regarding moderation, want to leave some feedback, or just want to chat!


#9 Charlie Dayman

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:14 AM

View PostKhalija, on 28 January 2013 - 12:00 AM, said:

You can enter as many times as you like.
Cool, in that case I'll submit a few more. Updated my previous post as well so everything is together.

Character illustration of my elementalist.
ANIMATED VERSION: http://changinghand....llery/#/d4xkcsz

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Character illustration of Tzu's Norn thief, Saga
FULL-SIZE: http://changinghand....llery/#/d55a7n4

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#10 Yumikiko

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:06 AM

I'm going to go ahead and enter my other video I made few weeks ago. It was a challenge editing to the music but I loved it! It was fun dancing around Tyria :3

Dancing Across Tyria Video



Thanks for watching! ^_^

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#11 BuddhaKeks

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:03 AM

There is no shame in admitting that we cultured europeans would outclass you in this competition, so we can't enter giving people for NA the chance to win. :P

Just kidding, good luck to you all!

#12 Geotherma

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:32 AM

http://sdrv.ms/VeS2yn

Hope you enjoy the vid :)

#13 JediMind7rix

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:47 AM

So a few Guildies and Myself were always slightly annoyed with some of the lines NPC’s had in GW2, then we thought, “hey we should totally make a generic annoying dub-step and mash up all the things that make us cringe all in one epic song!”. Thus creating the abomination you are now about to hear…ENJOY!

Special Thanks to: Koptev, Sear Sneakblade, Agent Spire, Hodgens, Cpt. Ashum, and a few other NPC’s!!!



#14 The Mighteous One

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:41 AM

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
I'm better than you at Guild Wars 2.

The Greatest Player In The Game!
I say it loud!
I have no shame!

From Necro to Mesmer I've slain them all!
They're mounted as trophies upon my wall.
A KILLING MACHINE!

A Manic Lout!
I am THE GREATEST!
There is no doubt.

(Since I've got it in the bag, where do I send my address?)

#15 Illein

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:07 AM

View PostCharlie Dayman, on 28 January 2013 - 12:14 AM, said:

Cool, in that case I'll submit a few more. Updated my previous post as well so everything is together.

Character illustration of my elementalist.
ANIMATED VERSION: http://changinghand....llery/#/d4xkcsz

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Character illustration of Tzu's Norn thief, Saga
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FML. This is SO Kekai Kotaki! Hope they hire you off the bat and you aren't entangled with another company already, because your work looks breathtaking.

#16 Zestiva

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

View PostJediMind7rix, on 28 January 2013 - 04:47 AM, said:

So a few Guildies and Myself were always slightly annoyed with some of the lines NPC’s had in GW2, then we thought, “hey we should totally make a generic annoying dub-step and mash up all the things that make us cringe all in one epic song!”. Thus creating the abomination you are now about to hear…ENJOY!

Special Thanks to: Koptev, Sear Sneakblade, Agent Spire, Hodgens, Cpt. Ashum, and a few other NPC’s!!!



you made me laugh so hard... "no no no!" lol

#17 Yumikiko

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

How do you get the actual video to show up instead of the link? Can a forum mod help with that?
Thanks =)

#18 Kaaboose

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

I cannot win because I'm from Australia but don't think that will stop me from showing off my rabbid fandom!



LYRICS!


Nothing ever ever happens on this realm
Deathwing's down, getting pretty sick of farming,
About to try, Yet another pointless grind
Oh! A PM from  Sòmedúde!

He said, "Hey, Remember Anet Bro?
The ones that made Guild Wars? They're making an MMO now,
That looks pretty hot and You'll never guess what,
They're gonna call it Guild Wars 2!

Well I almost fell out of my chair.
What would it be like, and would I even care?
So I watched some clips and 't be totally fair
It looks like something new!

I Can't wait for it to arrive
Going crazy crazy, Oh When will it go live?
In April August May March June or July?
Well, I hope it's really soon!

I can't wait no, I can't wait
I don't wanna play WoW no more
I'm goin', yes I'm, goin', I'm a-goin' to the
Goin' to the Guild, I'm goin', really goin' to the
Wars I'm goin' to, oh yes, I'm goin' to
PLAY GUILD WARS!

So I went to buy it from their site,
Only in stores? Well even though I'm tight, I was
There in a flash, throwing down all my cash,
Collectors! Was I there in time?

Gonna get a golem banker for my toon
There's an art print for every single room in my house
Custom Art Frame? Very, very soon
One of them will be all mine

Summon Mistfire Wolf elite skill
Tome of influence I can use to help my guild!
Chalice of glory for extra PvP kills
And The best of  Soundtrack CD!

And then, just to top it all off
There's a 10 inch Figurine of Rytlock
I know that's one bad-ass four eared cat,
But he's not as cute as this Charlie!

I can't wait no,  I can't wait,
Don't want the online version of KOTOR.
I'm goin', yes I'm goin', I'm a-goin' to the
Goin' to the Guild I'm goin', really goin' to the
Wars I'm goin' to the, oh yes, I'm goin' to
PLAY GUILD WARS!

I'm goin', yes I'm, goin', I'm a-goin' to the
Goin' to the Guild, I'm goin', really goin' to the
Wars, I'm goin' to the, oh yes, I'm goin' to
PLAY GUILD WARS!

That's a lot of words...

It's got...
Busty wenches, Hp meters, teleports, volcanic heaters
Tracking stats, On Sprawling Maps with tonns of stuff for completers
Trading Posts for copper buyers, safety goggles, crafting criers
Mob Thumping, Puzzle Jumping, Trebuchets with cows to fire!
Asura, Char, Sylvari faces, Humans, Norn, Are player races!
Zones feature Giant Creatures sure to put your through your paces.
Tonnes of loots, both found and bought. Deposit all, Auto sort.
Self Heals, Combo Fields, Bows and Swords, Long and Short.
Wanna mention the professions but in spite of my obsessions, ran outta time, to make em rhyme, so I'll list in game confections.
Apple Pie, Potato Fries, Chocolate Cake, It's not a lie!
Onions Rings, Other Things, Hyleks eating Dragonflies!
Can't believe at what I'm see'in, Absolutely no Sub Fee an'
Kitty Tails! Birdie Mails! African or European?
Narrow paths and Hazard blowers, Just the thing to punt you lower,
Party Goes, Bottle Throwers,  Escort quests! DANCING MOAS!

I need air!, (GASP!) Oh precious air!
That part made my throat really sore.
Still I'm goin', yes I'm goin', hard to breath but I'm
Goin' to, still going (GASP!) Oh I'm goin', yes I'm goin' to
Damn I'm going to sing about
GUILD WARS!

I'm goin', yes I'm, goin', I'm a-goin' to the
Goin' to the Guild, I'm goin', really goin' to the
Wars, I'm goin' to the, oh yes, I'm goin' to
PLAY GUILD WARS!

I'm goin', yes I'm, goin', I'm a-goin' to the
Goin' to the Guild, I'm goin', really goin' to the
Wars, I'm goin' to the, oh yes, I'm goin' to
PLAY GUILD WARS!

#19 Kaaboose

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

View PostYumikiko, on 28 January 2013 - 06:16 PM, said:

How do you get the actual video to show up instead of the link? Can a forum mod help with that?
Thanks =)

Click The "Share" Button on the youtube video in question and then copy that link.
Next, when making/editing your post Click the "Link" button (Picture of a Chain Link with a Green +) and paste that link in there.
Volia!
(It took me all of half an hour to work that out. I'm bad at this!)

#20 moy7759

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

Here's my entry!
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