Eighth Year Anniversary Celebration

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Join Our Eighth Anniversary Celebration!

Eight years of Guild Wars and the party won't stop! From noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on April 22nd till noon on April 29th, you can join the games in Shing Jea Boardwalk, Dragon Arena, and the Rollerbeetle Races. For those out in the field, Birthday Cupcakes and many other special items will drop throughout the event. In addition, characters turning eight years old will receive a birthday voucher, exchangeable for the gift of their choice. Strap on your party hats, unpack your fireworks, and get ready to celebrate! For more information, visit the anniversary page.

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Celebrate the Guild Wars Anniversary
April 22nd to April 29th

This event celebrates eight sensational years of Guild Wars, and we want you to join us for our incredible anniversary party.

It’s time once again to throw open the Shing Jea Boardwalk, rev up the Rollerbeetles, and don our party hats for a week of festive fun from April 22nd to April 29th. In addition to the usual games and gifts, we’re packing this anniversary party with a number of great drops and activities!

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Game On![edit]

We’re commemorating our anniversary with a huge party in Shing Jea Monastery and outposts all over Tyria.

Are you light on your feet? Speak with Captain Li Sah and test your dodgeball skills in the Dragon Arena! Do you feel the need for speed? Speak to the Rollerbeetle Trainer and take a spin in Rollerbeetle Racing. You’ll find both these NPCs in Lion's Arch, Shing Jea Monastery, Kamadan, and the Great Temple of Balthazar.

The fun doesn’t stop there. During the festival, keep your eyes peeled for special drops and be sure to stop by Embark Beach to talk to Ceira, Sworn to Fire. During the celebration, Ceira will distribute the anniversary Ranger pet: the Hound of Balthazar.

As an added bonus, characters celebrating eight or more years in Tyria will receive a gift card good for their choice of birthday gift boxes from years past. Xunlai Gift Givers have been stationed in Lion's Arch, Kamadan, Shing Jea Monastery, and the Great Temple of Balthazar to help with the exchange. Who says you can't choose your presents?

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Thanks for Your Support![edit]

Thanks again to each and every one of you for your continued support over the years. We wish you the best of adventures in the year ahead. Enjoy the festivities!

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Festival rewards[edit]

PvE[edit]

The following items drop randomly from foes:

Alcohol Hard Apple Cider Hunter's Ale Krytan Brandy Battle Isle Iced Tea1
Hard Apple Cider.png Hunter's Ale.png Krytan Brandy.png Battle Isle Iced Tea.png
Festive item Bottle Rocket Champagne Popper Sparkler Party Beacon1
Bottle Rocket.png Champagne Popper.png Sparkler.png Party Beacon.png
Sweet Birthday Cupcake Honeycomb Sugary Blue Drink Delicious Cake1
Birthday Cupcake.png Honeycomb.png Sugary Blue Drink.png Delicious Cake.png
Reward trophy Victory Token2
Victory Token.png
1Can only be dropped from bosses.
2Can be exchanged for items from Elite Xunlai Agent Isa Ku, Seiji, Sheng Yi, and Zaishen Supply Masters.

PvP[edit]

In Guild versus Guild during this event, the opposing Guild Lord drops 10 Birthday Cupcakes for each player of the winning team when he dies. To prevent exploitation, no rewards are offered if (a) the match ends after 28 minutes without either side killing a Guild Lord or (b) the battle ends in under 5 minutes (e.g. due to one team resigning or zoning).

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