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#1 Fatalis

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:53 PM

Coming Soon: Guild Wars 2 Halloween Diorama Contest!

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Halloween is coming! It’s our favorite time of year, so in addition to the in-game madness that we can’t tell you about quite yet, we’re celebrating Halloween with a special arts and craft contest that we like to call the Guild Wars 2 Halloween Diorama Contest.

What is a diorama? Put simply, a diorama is a miniature three-dimensional model that depicts a scene through the use of miniature figures, props, and scenery. This is an example of a diorama from a previous contest we ran for the original Guild Wars.

This year we want you to put your imagination and craft skills to work by creating a diorama that combines two of our favorite things:  Halloween with Guild Wars 2!

We’ll have a wide range of prizes, including cool Guild Wars 2 branded peripherals from SteelSeries, graphics cards from NVIDIA, a signed Making of Guild Wars 2 book, and more!

So get started on your diorama, and we’ll be following up soon with additional information and details on how you can enter.

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#2 chuckles79

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:06 PM

So this pretty much confirms that there will be a Halloween event.
I was worried because it is so soon after launch, but I'm sure GW1 will not be let down.

I fully expect the Mad King in Lion's Arch.

I'm hoping for a Nightmare Before Christmas homage where he pops out of the mystic forge.

#3 Reiden221

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:14 AM

I'm excited to see what they do for GW2.  Always had such a blast during the events in GW, and they have so many more options with GW2... it's going to be crazy!

Also, still very happy to see that they will also be running the contests for the community.  Always get to see some really cool creations from the community.

#4 EliteZeon

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:16 AM

Aww dangit... I specialize in doing Digital Paintings with Photoshop+Gimp and utterly suck at dioramas...

#5 KeithHubero

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:47 AM

I'm excited to see what they do for GW2.Posted Image

#6 Doctor Overlord

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:37 PM

Great to know that there is definitely a Halloween event in the planning.   I'm really looking forward to seeing it especially now that ArenaNet has access to dynamic event systems.

View PostEliteZeon, on 02 October 2012 - 12:16 AM, said:

Aww dangit... I specialize in doing Digital Paintings with Photoshop+Gimp and utterly suck at dioramas...
I hear you!   The closest thing to diorama I ever did was a tank made out of hamburger for World of Tanks (don't ask).

Edited by Doctor Overlord, 02 October 2012 - 08:37 PM.


#7 Sparrow

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:34 PM

That GW1 diorama looks so cool.

Can't wait to see what people come up with this time!

#8 Righteous

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:35 AM

Brace yourselves.
You remember what it was like trying to get into the game at headstart/launch?
That's what it will be like when everybody tries to pile into the game for Halloween...

#9 Odinius

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

Can't wait and although there is no concept art of the mad king or what is going to happen this year, my idea is taking shape and i'll have my work cut out for me.
I always try to surpass my previous work and really hope i'll deliver :)
I encourage everyone to enter becouse it is so much fun.

#10 Coren

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:15 PM

View Postchuckles79, on 01 October 2012 - 11:06 PM, said:

So this pretty much confirms that there will be a Halloween event.
I was worried because it is so soon after launch, but I'm sure GW1 will not be let down.

I fully expect the Mad King in Lion's Arch.

I'm hoping for a Nightmare Before Christmas homage where he pops out of the mystic forge.

I read (no source) that mad king thorn is voiced :D imagine him telling us to laugh at his jokes and rock paper scissors... Hope we get that.

#11 chuckles79

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:44 PM

No Mad King would likely start a riot with GW1 veterans.  Even if it's the same old bad jokes; seeing him rendered in the new engine will be enough.

#12 Piteous

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:46 PM

So, this event is centered around those that have artistic ability.....how disappointing for dull unartistic people like me.

#13 UNTYPABLExNAME

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:08 PM

View PostKeithHubero, on 02 October 2012 - 09:47 AM, said:

I'm excited to see what they do for GW2.Posted Image
Yep, thinking there'll be some dynamic events #GW2rumours

#14 Axiom

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:23 AM

I have to agree on the format for the contest. A diorama? Who decided that? Who's buddies just happen to specialize in making dioramas was my first reaction?! I much prefer the contests that are open to a large variety of artistic mediums, not only does it open things up for more participants, but it's more interesting and fun for the fans who just want to see the results.

Not a way to make up for the horribly run screen shot contest, or the slick live action video that left almost everyone scratching their heads and trying to forget that Arenanet wasted their advertising budget on it. It just feels like someone is just completely out of touch with the fan base and real people in general.

Love, love, love the game and I think the Community Managers are all cool people. Also had some good luck with the CSRs. However, for me anyway, the entire marketing element seems to be stuck in some Bizzaro Land space/time vortex of madness. Perhaps the Mad King himself is at the helm?

Looking forward to the in game event though, while hoping the marketing team has absolutely nothing to do with it! ;P

#15 Flaming

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:18 PM

Arenanet have now announced the contest and prizes.

https://www.guildwar...munity/contests





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