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Is your mind looking for a creative outlet? Do you punch your screenshot key more often than you kill your enemies? Are prizes your thing? Great! Then you're definitely going to want to participate in this screenshot contest!

A single entry consists of a series of screenshots gathered from Guild Wars 2 and placed together in order to create a story or something similar. Think of it as a comic strip of sorts, though it doesn't have to been exactly like one you'd find in the newspaper or comic book. Keep in mind that a good deal of the submission is up to you, creatively. You can make a poem about Wintersday, a story about your asura's first time in The Grove, or something a little less traditional. All you have to do is remember a few simple guidelines.
  • Screenshots must be taken from Guild Wars 2. No concept art, etc.
  • You are allowed to build on screenshots (text, filters).
  • A single submission must have a minimum of two panels, and a maximum of 10.
  • Be creative!
The deadline for this contest is 11:59 PM PST on Friday, December 14th, 2012.

Prizes
In order to win the first place prize, you simply need to have the most favorable entry. Beyond the single winner of the first place prize, we will also pick three honorable mentions. You can find the prize list below. Once the winners have been chosen, we will place *every* entry in a public gallery for everyone to enjoy once the contest has passed.

First Place (1)
  • 2,000 gem card (North America only)
  • Custom forum title
Honorable Mentions (3)
  • "Creative Quaggan" user title
Submitting an Entry
All you have to do is post your contest submission in this thread. We will announce the winner and honorable mentions publicly once they have been chosen, then I will contact the appropriate members for prize distribution details.

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Another week, another batch of leaderboard updates. Did you make the cut this time around?

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The event page for Wintersday has been updated! Here are some of the event highlights:
  • New Wintersday Items in the Gem Store: With festive town clothes, wintery weapon skins, and chests full of holiday treasures, The Black Lion Trading Company has everything you need to celebrate Wintersday! Check out the new items and much more in the Gem Store today!
  • Winter Wonderland: It’ll take more than a good pair of snow boots to get you through this Wintersday’s jumping puzzle. Speak to the Festive Youth near the snow globe in Lion’s Arch to test your luck—and your balance.
  • Snowball Mayhem: If you’ve got holiday spirit and a good throwing arm, visit the Festive Lionguard near the Lion’s Arch snow globe to try out the new snowball fight PvP activity!
  • Bell Choir: Ring in the season with this new musical activity inside the Lion’s Arch snow globe, accessed through the Bell Maestro. It doesn’t matter if you have rhythm—Wintersday is all about harmony.


Trixx's Schedule
  • December 15th: The Grove
  • December 16th: Divinity's Reach
  • December 17th: Black Citadel
  • December 18th: Hoelbrak
  • December 19th: Rata Sum
  • December 20th: Lion's Arch
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It's been a good long while since World Vs World has received some update love, but with Wintersday on the horizon, Habib Loew has shared the list of changes that will be pushed to the live game for the upcoming winter festivities. While it isn't the major update that's expected to hit next year, players who frequent the Eternal Battlegrounds will no doubt enjoy these improvements.

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Wintersday is coming and along with all the other goodies there will be a few updates to WvW. Some of these changes are the result of forum feedback while others are part of our longer term plans for WvW. Here’s a quick preview of what WvW will get for Wintersday:

Advance notification of new builds
In order to allow WvW players to make good decions about siege placement, assault timing, etc. we’re adding a new build pre-announcement. This will be in the form of a message broadcast to all players some time before the current build expires. Because this notification is tied to one of the final steps in our build process, and those final steps take a variable amount of time, we won’t be able to say exactly when the current build will expire. Instead, the message will provide a window of time in which the new build will become available.

Alt+F4 is no escape
If someone that you’re fighting disconnects during combat (via Alt+F4, killing the client process, etc.) their character will be instantly killed, death penalties will be applied, and XP & loot will be handed out as usual.

No more insta-build walls & gates
Destroyed walls and gates will now rebuild when they reach 10% health rather than on the very first repair. This means that when attackers down a wall or gate defenders won’t be able to instantly rebuild it. Walls and gates which are destroyed can still be damaged if they have any health.

Breakout events
We’ve added a new event type to WvW called Breakout events which trigger when one or more teams have been pushed completely out of a map. They’re designed both to help players break out of severly camped portal keeps and to provide assistance in establishing a foothold in each map. Here’s what designer Matt Witter has to say about them:

Break Out Events are special WvW events that will happen when a team has lost control of all defensive structures, not counting supply camps. An NPC commander will appear in the team’s start area and an event will start that prompts players to gather around. Once enough players are in the commander’s presence he will summon his trusty dolyak to give all allies in the area full supply. He will then lead the charge to the nearby objective and give players protection and assist with building siege to assault the objective with. Those benefits, along with a defensive boon that he applies to all nearby allies, makes the attacking players a force to be reckoned with. Defenders will have their work cut out for them, as once the gate or wall piece is destroyed the commander will move to the tower lord inside and attack anyone in his path.

These changes are just a small part of what the WvW team has been up to lately. As you may have already heard, we’re hard at work on some larger updates that we plan to deliver in February. We’re not quite ready to talk about the details yet but as February gets closer we’ll start to reveal more of our secrets.

Happy Wintersday and we’ll see you on the battlefield!
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The Wintersday Workshop is back! And since Guild Wars 2 has launched, they'll be taking submissions from both games this year! What's the Wintersday Workshop you ask? Well, I think Tzu can explain it much better:

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The goal of the Workshop is creative and artistic growth, regardless of skill level or medium. We encourage every participant to facilitate this growth by actively posting progress of their work and giving and receiving constructive criticism on everything posted in the thread. We also strongly support and encourage each participant to submit their art to the Official Guild Wars Wintersday Contest if applicable - however this is no prerequisite to join the Workshop. We welcome everyone.
Not only that, but this year is special in that the Workshop will also be running a screenshot competition! And if you're looking to contribute to the project outside of participating in the contests, they are also accepting donations for prize categories. For more information, check out the Wintersday Workshop thread.

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If you haven't purchased the game yet, this is a great time to do so! For a limited time, you can get a free upgrade to the Digital Deluxe version with the purchase of Guild Wars 2. Not only that, but you will also receive an exclusive Wizard's Hat.
  • Summon Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill: Summon a deadly Mistfire Wolf, a spectral animal with unique powers of her own.
  • Miniature Rytlock: He may not even reach your character's knees, but this tiny miniature Rytlock still has all the spirit and ferocity of the charr!
  • Chalice of Glory: This chalice provides your character with Glory, which they can use to unlock PvP rewards (single use).
  • Tome of Influence: Boost your guild's influence with this sacred book (single use).
  • Golem Banker: An automated manservant that allows you to access you storage account from anywhere for 5 days.
  • Wizard's Hat: This pointy headwear will give your character that classic wizard look.
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Not only do we have the latest WvW world rankings for you today, but we also have some news about a culling trial that ArenaNet is introducing to WvW. Basically, what this means is that the system will now put your allies and enemies into two separate groups when determining what players you can and cannot see. This should reduce the amount of invisible enemies on your screen because they are lowering the maximum amount of allies you can see at one time.

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For the matchup starting on December 7th we’ll be testing out a new culling methodology. This is an interim change to the system which is intended improve player experience while we work on a more comprehensive solution. Under this new, interim system we handle culling of allies and enemies separately which should cut down on the instances of running into a group of completely invisible enemies. This is accomplished at the cost of having a lower maximum on the number of allies that players can see.

Again, this is an interim solution while we work on a longer term change. We’ll be trying out the new system for the duration of the matchup starting on December 7th and then evaluating whether we want to keep it in place until our more comprehensive solution is in place or roll back to the existing behavior. Toward that end we’re very interested in your feedback about the experience of playing with the interim system.

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All players are eligible for boons, etc. because those are calculated on the server. You’re correct that allies who are culled will remain culled until a “slot” opens up for them. That happens when the culled ally is closer to you than the currently shown ally for some small period of time.

The main difference between this and the current system is that the current system treats all characters the same while the new system has one limit for allies and another for enemies. In the new system enemies cannot impact which allies are shown and allies cannot impact which enemies are shown.

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Players in your party are always reported to you and are never culled. Guilds are not favored in the current system.

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Hey everyone! I just wanted to highlight a great project that the Guild Wars 2 artist community has participated in - the unofficial Wintersday calendar! Fans from GW2Guru and GWOnline have come together to create a themed advent calendar for the community. Each day a new piece of art is revealed so make sure to visit each day!

It looks like they're still taking submissions so if you'd like to participate, please contact Perynne by email and make sure to check out the thread here on Guru! Back to Top

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Lost Shores event rewards being handed out


After the finale of the unique, one time even at the start of the Lost Shores, many players lost out on their rewards due to connectivity and hardware problems.  As an apology, Arenanet has begun to send rewards out to all participating players who did not receive their justified rewards.  This was confirmed on their official facebook account.

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As we mentioned last week, for those players who were not able to get the rewards for the final Lost Shores event because they were suffering connection issues, we will provide rewards for their participation in the event. Thanks for your patience while we worked to resolve this.

We will hand out the rewards via In-game mail today – Quick FYI… it might take several hours to run the script, so do not panic if you do not immediately receive it. ~RB2
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Another week, another batch of leaderboard updates. Did you make the cut this time around?

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