Tag Archives: Guild Wars 2 Events

Shadow of the Mad King is Live

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Halloween is here, and King Oswald Thorn walks among us! You can visit the release page for more details and read the complete release notes on our forums.

As you play this release, consider adding information you find to the official wiki for the benefit of the Guild Wars 2 community! You can find information about how to edit an article or generally contribute to the wiki on this page.

Halloween Is Coming!

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Beginning on October 18, the annual Shadow of the Mad King event returns with ghoulish capers, spooky fights, and holiday fun! Get ready for another year of tricks, treats, and terrible jokes as the pumpkin-headed former ruler of the Thorn dynasty graces Lion’s Arch with his presence. Collect candy corn, play all of your favorite Halloween activities, and earn sweet new rewards. Keep an eye out for ArenaNet staff members in Lion’s Arch from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Pacific Time (UTC-7) on October 18!

Welcome to the Super Adventure Festival

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Super Adventure Box began with the idea of creating the greatest-ever April Fools’ Day joke within a game. The contrast of an 8-bit looking action/adventure game inside the lush, painterly world of Guild Wars 2 made it hilarious fun. We got a little team together and brainstormed about our favorite old-school gaming memories and what we could pull together into a tiny but epic adventure in order to create a fun April 1 diversion for Guild Wars 2 players. Initially we were going to create four unique worlds to conquer on a quest to defeat the evil Lord Vanquish and rescue princess Miya. We ran out of time, so we simply released World 1, the Forest, comprised of three zones. We hoped that we’d get an opportunity to develop the rest of Super Adventure Box later.

Drooburt’s Last Wintersday

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Although Wintersday has drawn to a close, we’d like to share one more holiday treat! Narrative Designer Angel McCoy has created a Twine game, illustrated by Environment Artist Tirzah Bauer, that will let you guide Drooburt the quaggan on his fateful final journey. What adventures did he have along the way? Whose lives did he touch? That’s for you to find out!