Farewell to Gaile

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Frog Bottle Rocket during the Farewell to Gaile event

In recognition of her many years of devoted service to Guild Wars and the Guild Wars community, players gathered for in a farewell party for ArenaNet's community relations manager, Gaile Gray.

The very special event started at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, April 4, 2008 and ran all weekend, ending at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Monday, April 7, 2008. Starting on Saturday, April 5, The Frog's personal friend, The Rabbit, hosted a series of final extravaganzas so big they spanned the better part of three days.

Because they touched the lives of Tyrians, Canthans, and Elonians alike, Gaile and The Frog were honored across the world in the cities of Lion's Arch, Shing Jea Monastery, and Kamadan.

Celebration events[edit]

The Rabbit, The Frog, and many of their woodland friends gathered together to host the largest farewell party in Tyrian history. To prepare for the send-off festive items were collected so they could be brought to the party.

  • Special, explosive rewards were dropped by defeated creatures.
  • The creatures assembled for the event also brought a variety of special treats they traded for trophies from their homelands.

After all, what's a party without drinks, snacks, and fireworks?

Bon Voyage, Gaile and The Frog![edit]

Green Sparkler during the Farewell to Gaile event

The Rabbit and The Frog on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday were joined for a series of extravaganzas. Every three hours, this duo hosted a light-hearted party, complete with dancing, prizes, and a conga line too!

To help the celebration proceed in style, The Frog bestowed party attendees with an extra-special buff that granted bearers double points towards their Party Animal title track. To get the biggest bang for your buck, attendees saved up fireworks and used them at one of the extravaganzas during this weekend.

From at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Saturday and concluding at Noon Pacific on Monday, The Frog made his appearance every three hours in the three festival cities.

Frog visits[edit]

Every 3 hours, starting from noon (PDT) on Saturday to noon (PDT) on Monday, the Frog visited Lion's Arch, Shing Jea Monastery, and Kamadan, Jewel of Istan for a surprise party by the Rabbit. Both the Rabbit and the Frog gave players instructions, in the form of capitalized emote names, which must be followed to receive a set of fireworks: 1 Champagne Popper, 1 Bottle Rocket, and 1 Sparkler. Eventually, the Frog would lead players on a Conga, a traditional staple of Gaile and Frog visits in the past, at which point players received the Party Time! effect, lasting until the end of the visit (roughly 11 minutes). If all emotes were performed correctly, including continuing to play a musical instrument or dance for a long period where no emotes are called out, it was possible to receive a total of 22 sets of fireworks, worth a total of 132 Party Animal points if used under the effects of Party Time!.

For the complete transcript of the Frog visits, see Farewell to Gaile/Dialogue.


Frog Champagne Poppers during the Farewell to Gaile event
Champagne Popper.png Champagne Popper
Bottle Rocket.png Bottle Rocket
Sparkler.png Sparkler

Event treats[edit]

Trading trophy items to creatures in each of the party cities will give you access to a variety of different treats.

Lion's Arch
Icon Item
Hunter's Ale.png Hunter's Ale
Honeycomb.png Honeycomb
Champagne Popper.png Champagne Popper
Bottle Rocket.png Bottle Rocket
Sparkler.png Sparkler
Shing Jea Monastery
Icon Item
Hard Apple Cider.png Hard Apple Cider
Sugary Blue Drink.png Sugary Blue Drink
Champagne Popper.png Champagne Popper
Bottle Rocket.png Bottle Rocket
Sparkler.png Sparkler
Icon Item
Bottle of Juniberry Gin.png Juniberry Gin
Mandragor Root Cake.png Mandragor Root Cake
Champagne Popper.png Champagne Popper
Bottle Rocket.png Bottle Rocket
Sparkler.png Sparkler


The different collectors in each city are:

Lion's Arch
NPC Trophy
Albino Rat 2 Stone Summit Badges
Black Bear 1 Destroyer Core
Caribou 1 Enslavement Stone
Dune Lizard 2 Mountain Troll Tusks
Hog 2 Hardened Humps
Lynx 2 Saurian Bones
Moa Bird 2 Intricate Grawl Necklaces
Mountain Eagle 1 Forgotten Seal
Raven 1 Undead Bone
Trained Devourer 3 Charr Carvings
Trained Devourer 2 Decayed Orr Emblems
Trained Devourer 1 Dessicated Hydra Claw
Trained Devourer 1 Mursaat Token
Trained Devourer 1 Superb Charr Carving
Wolf 1 Molten Claw
Shing Jea Monastery
NPC Trophy
Black Moa 1 Luxon Pendant
Crane 1 Gold Crimson Skull Coin
Lurker 1 Black Pearl
Panda 2 Silver Crimson Skull Coins
Phoenix 3 Copper Crimson Skull Coins
Reef Lurker 1 Kurzick Bauble
Tiger 1 Skull Juju
Turtle 1 Moon Shell
Trained Devourer 3 Augmented Flesh
Trained Devourer 1 Kraken Eye
Trained Devourer 1 Pulsating Growth
Trained Devourer 2 Putrid Cysts
Trained Devourer 2 Warden Horns
White Tiger 1 Soul Stone
Young Wallow 1 Truffle
NPC Trophy
Crocodile 2 Kournan Pendants
Flamingo 2 Heket Tongues
Hippopotamus 2 Mummy Wrappings
Hyena 1 Margonite Mask
Iguana 1 Demonic Relic
Jahai Rat 2 Insect Carapaces
Lion 1 Gold Doubloon
Lioness 2 Silver Bullion Coins
Trained Devourer 1 Dark Remains
Trained Devourer 1 Demonic Fang
Trained Devourer 1 Demonic Remains
Trained Devourer 1 Phantom Residue
Trained Devourer 1 Umbral Skeletal Limb
Warthog 3 Copper Shillings
Young Howler 1 Geode

Note: All NPCs will give the event treats listed above based on their location. In addition, there are five NPCs in each circle named Trained Devourer, but with different trophy requirements.

Time schedule[edit]

These are the times for The Frog's appearances during the event. The Event lasts generally 10-15 min after the hour it starts.


  • One unscheduled visit occured at 12:01AM PDT on Saturday and one scheduled visit was missed at 3:01AM PDT on Monday. Both are believed to be caused by the unusual start and end times of noon rather than midnight, and both problems were fixed before they affected other visits.
  • A bug caused some players to see a white box when using Champagne Poppers, Bottle Rockets, and Sparklers. This was fixed after a short while.
  • The visual effects of the Sparklers, Bottle Rockets, and Champagne Poppers were changed to have a more frog-like theme for the event.
  • The event in Lion's Arch was up on the hillside near the bridge instead of the normal location for an event, by the fountain.
  • The heavy use of fireworks by players during the Party Time buff was stated to have caused heavy strain on game servers and so is unlikely to be used again.

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