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Should this be just general "Wintersday" or seperated into 2 topics, Wintersday 2005, and Wintersday 2006? Maybe 3 topics, 05, 06, and General Wintersday could be made? If so, ill make the neccesary changes. EatMoreCarbs 14:22, 8 February 2007 (PST)

My vote... "Wintersday" "Wintersday/2006" "Wintersday/2007" etc.. Vlad 11:55, 1 March 2007 (EST)
I think "Wintersday" should be an article describing the event in general. Perhaps even include the lore, such as the competition between Dwayna and Grenth. There should then be Wintersday "200X" articles for each year, listing the specific quests, events, etc. File:Esig2.jpg Eldin 15:54, 21 March 2007 (EDT)
It's my plan to start working on this and related pages in an effort to get them up and complete, with usefull information before the next (I am assuming) Wintersday comes. (Probably should check on Halloween first though) Yukiko User Yukiko Sig.png 23:09, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
Actually, the previous Wintersday events are listed here -) in history. The previous Halloween, etc. are listed in the box at the bottom. -- User Ariyen sig icon.gifriyen 07:30, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

When is Wintersday celebrated?[edit]

What is the exact date in which Wintersday is celebrated? 165.21.154.14 13:12, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

The festival usually runs from around December 20th to the first week in January. The Wintersday day, with the festival finals, is on January 1st. - anja talk 13:21, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
Thank you. 165.21.154.114 21:18, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

When do we get hats, and how? I'm assuming January 1st, but I've heard it's a collector item, not a festival thing...Would someone mind clarifying, please? Thanks ^^ Hylas 19:09, 25 December 2008 (UTC)Hylas

Decorations[edit]

Hello, my account was created during the Wintersday 2006 event. When I first came in post-searing ascalon (prophecies) with my first-born character, I didn't see Ascalon in the real way it was in. There was a really nice ambiance down there. I still don't know what it was, maybe my first time down there, maybe the Wintersday and its gifts, or maybe the expierence of the searing. I want to 'feel' this ambiance again. I discovered that it wasn't the last option. Now I'm thinking about the Wintersday in general, or my first character. My real question: are the decorations of the town the same each year? So, would Ascalon look like the Wintersday in 2006 this year? With the same decorations and the Snowballfights? Or are town decorated in another way each year?

New Towns[edit]

Does anyone know if they plan on decorating any of the towns from GW:EN? I think it would be cool. - TikiTantrum 20:53, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Uhh, probably not, many people have yet to get EN, so i doubt they would decorate it, and, im kinda wondering when they'll put in the Rift warden this year...

Wintersday in pre.[edit]

do they decorate pre seering? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:137.186.247.249 (talk).

No. -- ab.er.rant User Ab.er.rant Sig.png 02:51, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Wintersday 2008 Minipet?[edit]

Well, this maybe should be in the suggestions, but i don't like the idea of creating a new page just for this because it' not really a suggestion but a question/suggestion, w00t, what am i saying? Anyway here it goes. - Please remove if against something - o.0

Since Wintersday 2007 had a Minipet i would like if this year the same repeats, i would like if it was a Penguin, reasons? Think yourself =D. Well at least would be nice to have a new minipet, because the ones that we can see more in-game almost everyone have them or are not interested, and the better ones are third year, so they are hard to find. Thanks for reading, replies appreciated --InflameAssassin-tango-icon-20.png 08:39, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

NEW ARMOR SET?' _______________________________________________________________________________________________ New Armor set? I don't know where I should post this but i think an elite sanata armor set would be awsome. An armor design for each class. It doesn't even have to be called Elite santa. We have a Yultide cap nd stylish Yuletide cap so it can be labled as Yuletide, gloves, boot, pants, and coat. Also to obtain a full set a series of quests could work one piece per quest or trade in so many candy cane shards. I just want something new besides the usual hat or consumable item. Also allowing the Santa/Yuletide set being displayable in Hall of Monuments would rock. How does others feel about this?

I think it would be interesting but over all never going to happen. Anet drug their asses making armor sets for GW:EN (and even then most were reskins), so..yeah. Briareus 23:41, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Quests?[edit]

No info about wintersday quests?

When information appears in game, it will appear here. -- User Ariyen sig icon.gifriyen 07:21, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
Actually it will appear on Wintersday 2009 not here. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 07:27, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

No info ...[edit]

about the collectors items? .. thanks... realy helps... --Neil2250 User Neil2250 sig icon5.jpg 22:45, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

You may want to look at Winterday 2008's page instead of the general page for Wintersday for more details. However, since Wintersday 2009 hasn't started yet, thing may be different for this year. Yukiko User Yukiko Sig.png 02:28, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
The collectors will be added to Wintersday 2009 as they appear in the game. Not all of them show up right away. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 07:28, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

EL Tonics or Unlocked Items[edit]

I have a suggestion for wintersday. I thought about this for a while now, and Seeing how ALL EL tonics consist of most tonics we dont want to use... Why not have a quest or some elite area to unlock a new tonic. Something worth the trouble. The mysterious Tonics have some great tonics but you cant get them in EL tonics. =LAME I want an EL tonic that is fun to use, Not some harry Yeti >_> wtf was anet thinking... Even tho Myst tonics are fun to use. Make an EL Tonic of lets say GWEN DOLL, or Rainbow Pheonix or even the Giant Dragon for once. That shouldnt be so hard since the tonic already exists. Of course this is all resting on lazy incompitent Anet Employees who never respond to customers replys for years. But it is Christmas, a holiday of miricles.

Atlantis Mage

If you wish to provide game suggestions, please register an account, and then go to Feedback:Getting started, read the rules and follow the instructions, and go from there. Thanks! -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 07:00, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
'Not some harry Yeti >_>' i want to meet this harry yeti , he seems nice.--Neil2250 User Neil2250 sig icon5.jpg 07:29, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
"Of course this is all resting on lazy incompitent Anet Employees" you ruined all your credibility with this line. They certainly are not lazy. -- Konig/talk 08:21, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
You know, i kinda thought this was a half decent post till that line. When you end things like that, no, they arent gonna respond to you. GG dude. G-mother, fuckin-G. Briar 08:27, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
I would like to add: "who never respond to customers replys for years" L. O. L.. -- Konig/talk 08:33, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
Ide say gaile over Linsey... reason? "Once again, Linsey's page is locked because it has become so large it is starting to break browsers." --NeilUser Neil2250 sig icon6.png 17:10, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Any hats or anything?[edit]

It's kinda what a look forward to, and the new costumes don't count as you purchase them outside GW...I mean like the Dragon mask's etc or is that yet to be decided like the other years...in which case and hat ideas? Zachariah Zuan. 13:17, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

The automatic answer is yet. Every year there is a new hat. Though this year we might start seeing costumes given out by the finales instead of hats. And it is never "yet to be decided" - Anet has the hats done before the festival, it isn't some "last minute decision and making." As for what it is, to be honest, it can be anything. I'm hoping for some free costumes, tbh. -- Konig/talk 14:47, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
Costumes would be nicer, since festival hats tend to make alot of professions look strange when wearing them, Costume would make that less of an issue--Lord Randy 04:54, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

Why Dwayna?[edit]

Melandru is the goddess of nature, so why is Dwayna competing against Grenth over the arrival of spring?-- Shew 21:40, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

(Edit conflict) Because Melandru doesn't take sides. Nature = neutral. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 21:41, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
Good point. Thanks!-- Shew 21:44, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
Actually, the real reason is that Melandru seems to be more tied with autumn (at least in elona). Dwayna is taking part because spring is always attuned to the air element, Dwayna's element, and it is the representation of leaving the clutches of the cold and ice which brings forth and represents death and entering the warm season where "new life is born" (plants regrowing). Melandru fits with autumn best of any other season (or the combination of all four). -- Konig/talk 00:50, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
Well, that and Dwayna = Life, Grenth = Death. --User Ezekial Riddle silverbluesig.pngRIDDLE 01:02, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
There are four seasons and five gods (excluding Kormir). If Dwayna = air, then Grenth = earth, as winter falls right before spring. That leaves two others; logic would say that Balthazar would get the fire season/summer. I could see where Melandru may = the water season, as the water beneath her statues' branches is pure. That leaves Lyssa without a season, though. So, maybe the gods aren't supposed to be attached to seasons because it doesn't make much sense to me that Grenth would get the earth season. It makes sense that he would get winter, but why would winter be given the earth element?-- Shew 01:13, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Grenth is the god of death and ice. He is the patron god of Assassins, Water Elementalists, Necromancers, and Ritualists.

Grenth

--User Ezekial Riddle silverbluesig.pngRIDDLE 01:20, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
Right; it doesn't make sense that winter = earth-aligned instead of water-aligned, though.-- Shew 01:23, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
Just the Dynastic Reckoning aligns the gods to seasons, iirc. Well, the Mouvelian Calendar and Canthan Calendar articles have nothing on gods being assigned a season. --User Ezekial Riddle silverbluesig.pngRIDDLE 04:05, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
stop questioning everything and just go enjoy the game!!!!! --The preceding unsigned comment was added by 83.81.24.86 (talk).
True but I think each of them are assigned an element. Dwayna is Air (which apparently has links with Spring), Grenth is Water (apparently winter), Balthazar is Fire (which is most probably summer) and Melandru is Earth (which is probably Autumn). Lyssa doesnt get an element, being more in charge of chaotic magics and as such isn't assigned a season either. which would kinda make this new quest line make some degree of sense as that would be why Lyssa hasn't taken a side in the conflict, while the other 4 have. -- Salome User salome sig2.png 17:01, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
Lyssa, in Elona at least, shares spring with Dwayna. Interesting that she didn't join Dwayna this year. -- Konig/talk 20:25, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

She's yet to make her mind[S] up x.X Beleeth 09:43, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

that what happens when you are 2 people in 1, you end up Schizo! -- Salome User salome sig2.png 14:50, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

When...?[edit]

What are aproximately the days of Summer Wintersday? --Domador 08:56, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Most likely July 16-18. See Wintersday in July 2008 and Wintersday in July 2009. --Silver Edge 09:03, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Ok thanks --Domador 09:26, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

skills[edit]

wouldn't it be awesome to have wintersday skills?!

We do. -- Konig/talk 19:06, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Wintersday 2010[edit]

Once again, the fate of the season hangs in the balance as the life goddess Dwayna and the death god Grenth battle for control of Wintersday. This year the war god Balthazar and the goddess of nature Melandru are joining the fray! As these divine beings and their supporters prepare for a Wintersday showdown, players will enjoy festive holiday decorations, special Wintersday treats, PvP snowball fights, and light-hearted quests both new and old. Players can suit up and enjoy the holiday in style with our spectacular new Balthazar and Melandru costumes!

Visit www.guildwars.com/events/ingame/wintersday2010/ for more information. From http://www.gamersdailynews.com/story-21432-NCSoft-Smears-MMOs-in-Holiday-Cheer.html Bob soddoth 00:39, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

LA MALE[edit]

demonic horns -humble

Llama left again? Lá mail is here? --NeilUser Neil2250 sig icon6.png 17:07, 1 January 2011 (UTC)


Tied Score in Finale[edit]

What happens in each round if the scores are tied in the finale? Amazing Goat 02:35, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

I don't think that will ever be found out, what with the constant "odd is grenth, even is dwayna" bits. -- Konig/talk 02:40, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

We've had a close grenth win in LA AE24 at 06:00hrs finale GMT -5 Grenth 712 Dawnya 698

New finale dialogue for 2010[edit]

The intro and the "if <god> is winning after" dialogues are slightly altered to show the aid of Melandru and Balthazar. They need updating and archiving of the old ones (hell, the entire finale bit should probably get their own sub-page like the other festivals). -- Konig/talk 05:13, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

YEah liek the lines "you think only you got allies, weve got balthazare on our side| and such Beleeth 08:01, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Well, the dialogues are not gonna be returning. So I hope someone took screenshots of Dwayna winning, because I got screenshots of Grenth winning and will put that up once I get sleep *and probably make a /finale subpage to be consistent with the other event articles, especially due to the increasing length). -- Konig/talk 09:15, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

>><< Got grenthcie Screenies me too sigh Beleeth 09:30, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Well I managed to get back and save chat logs on bmp screenies from a dawnya win, no pics of them talking but might be doable over PS. Beleeth 09:41, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Wintersday 2013[edit]

Why does Wintersday 2013 redirect to the generic Wintersday page? All other major holidays have had a separate page for each year. Was there a conscious decision to do it differently this year? If so, why? Ailina (talk) 20:32, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Matthew Moore has pretty much stated that from this year onwards, every Wintersday will be automated to occur at the same date every year, with the same items and rewards... so it doesn't seem necessary to create a duplicate page each year no? -Chieftain Alex 23:53, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
I dunno, I've always found it kind of nice. A separate page allows people to comment on the talk page for that specific year, for instance, and it also allows for the noting of anomalies, like how the Rift Warden page says "Each year prior to Wintersday 2012, the Rift Warden appearance was delayed after the start of the Wintersday festivities" while he is clearly also delayed this year. It's an addition of a single page on the wiki per year, which doesn't take up much space, but allows for the continuation of a tradition and a minimization of confusion for people who only want information on this year's event without the clutter of historical information about what the holiday has consisted of throughout the years. Maybe I'm just fond of it, and maybe it's a bit silly, but I don't really see a downside. Ailina (talk) 05:55, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
But what keeps you from adding stuff like that to the generic page? Add a new section and you're fine, no?
I'm not trying to dis you, just honestly trying to understand. Steve1 (talk) 09:13, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
"Wintersday 2013 discontinued Dwayna Vs Grenth Snowball Fight as an 8-versus-8 automated tournament format." — could it be possible to mention the source of this information or give a link? --109.252.97.208 22:15, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
see the references section, links to matthew moores comment on a template talk page. 93.186.22.244 23:48, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
It was also originally noted on the page by Matthew Moore. Since then, it has been mentioned on Guild Wars' Facebook and Twitter pages. --Silver Edge 05:44, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Exactly, I don't know why the pages were ever split to begin with. Historical info can be included in its own section. There was never really any need to create separate pages, which only led to a lot of duplicated effort and only served to hide that information from new players who didn't bother reading all of the previous years' pages. If consistency is an issue, those pages should be merged in. 76.253.2.43 05:53, 23 December 2013 (UTC)