Information about Oktoberfest08 can be found here
This page is in reference to Oktoberfest 2007
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Catered by: The Guilds of LaZy Nation and generous donations by the Guild Wars community.
- Autumn: the year breathes dully towards its death, beside its dying sacrificial fire; the dim world's middle-age of vain desire is strangely troubled, waiting for the breath that speaks the winter's welcome malison to fix it in the unremembering sleep: the silent woods brood o'er an anxious deep, and in the faded sorrow of the sun, I see my dreams' dead colours, one by one, forth-conjur'd from their smouldering palaces, fade slowly with the sigh of the passing year. They wander not nor wring their hands nor weep, discrown'd belated dreams! but in the drear and lingering world we sit among the trees and bow our heads as they, with frozen mouth, looking, in ashen reverie, towards the clear sad splendour of the winter of the far south.
- AUTUMN, by Christopher Brennan
- Fall brings with it the sweet smells of ripe hops and hearty barley.
- Our world of Tyria is known for some of the finest ale ever to caress a drinker’s tongue.
- So, on this day, we drink to the brewers, we drink to the past, we drink to present, we drink to the future!
- We just drink!
Where: Gunnar's Hold (International Districts)
When: Saturday, October 20th, 2007
Time: The event started at 4PM EST (8PM/20:00 GMT) and ended two hours later when a new build of Guild Wars became available.
Organization and Rules
Sinister Fantasy controlled the event. She coordinated with staff via trade chat and ventrilo to keep the event running as smoothly as possible. Specific LaZy members acted as leaders of the event, and were stationed in other districts. Six international districts ended up being filled with participants and each was run efficiently by LaZy members.
The rules for Oktoberfest were as followed:
1). Be courteous to others. This means don’t spam emotes, spam public/trade chat, don’t troll, and don’t call people names.
2). Use public chat for open discussion, but reserve trade chat for staff members of the event. I have no way of controlling this, but the event will be much more fun if you just keep trade chat for myself and my staff. It makes the event run much smoother, and things will get done faster, resulting in more prizes being given out.
3). Don’t hassle staff for answers to questions. I cannot stress this enough. Most of the staff don’t know the answers, and those that do know are not about to give out the information. Play fair and earn your prize just like everyone else will hopefully be doing.
4). Get drunk and stay drunk. Oktoberfest is all about fall, falling down that is. It is a giant drinking festival, known for great beer, great food, and fun times.
5). Have fun and create a positive, fun environment for those around you. If you come to the event in a bad mood, you will only brings others down. Cheer up, have some fun with myself and the staff, and show the community how to party. :)
1). Quiz Questions
These came in 3 different categories:
- A). Groupers (A three part question was asked consisting of NUMERICAL ONLY answers. Your answer must have been typed with ALL THREE numbers in the same line. [EXAMPLE: What is 2+2, 8+7, 4+4? Answer = 4, 15, 8]
- B). Jeopardy (3-4 Topics were given. A random person from the crowd was chosen to select one of the topics. A phrase was stated, and you must have answered in the form of a question. [EXAMPLE: Statement: “The endgame Boss of Nightfall.” Answer= “Who is Abaddon?”])
- NOTE: You must have a question mark (?) at the end of your question based answer, and you must use correct English ((NOT What is Abaddon? WHO is Abaddon? is the correct form.))
- C). Bullets (Fast paced single answer questions, first to answer won)
2). Costume Contest, Fall Style
The top 10 contestants won prize packages. The theme for this contest was FALL/AUTUMN. You needed to come up with a fun, unique costume using what armor/armors you have currently. Holiday helms were welcomed. Colors should be oriented towards that of Autumn/Fall, and you needed to describe to the judges the inspiration and meaning of your outfit. Scores were out of 60 points, 15 points per category.
Categories were as followed:
To Enter the costume contest you needed to take a screen shot of your character and submit it along with your IGN to an e-mail address given where it was judged by the judges. Winners were contacted via both e-mail AND In Game and prizes were distributed once contact has been made.
Congratulations to "Your Naughty Kitty" for winning the Costume Contest! --Sinister Fantasy 01:25, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
3). The Oktoberfest Scavenger Hunt
As with all of my previous events, we had the Scavenger Hunt. This Scavenger Hunt was different from any that you may have previously been in. It did not rely on having a fast internet connection, any farming, or an amazing PC to quickly load zones. Rather, we required you to use your brains to solve a complex riddle based on the Guild Wars lore.
4). Title Wars
A rather simple, but highly effective contest. A specific title track was called for. The highest ranked individual received a random prize. In the case of a tie, a Rock, Paper, Scissors showdown was held.
5). Form Wars
While the title of this event may come across sounding like some kind of Polymock or Pokemon contest, I assure you it isn’t. This event will be group based. You will need to form into groups of 8 people. A theme will be given, and each group of 8 must form into a design relating to that theme. [EXAMPLE: Valentine’s Day, your group forms a dancing heart] Each District Head will then judge each formation, awarding the winning formation group a prize. Each member of the group will receive the same prize.
Here is a list of the all the items that were given out at Oktoberfest.
- Dwarven Ale, Aged Dwarven Ale, Hunter's Ale, Spiked Eggnog, Rice Wine, Eggnog, Juniberry Gin, Vabbian Wine, Witch's Brew, Vial of Absinthe.
- Snowman Summoners, Fireworks (Bottle Rocket, Champagne Popper, Sparkler), Ghost-in-the-Boxes
- Birthday Cupcakes, Honeycombs, Golden Eggs, Mandragor Root Cakes, Candy Canes (all types), Crème Brûlée, Fruitcakes, Red Bean Cakes, Chocolate Bunny.
- Raw Gold/Platinum (used to buy more ale and other assorted goodies)
- Consumables (creatable in Eye of the North from each faction)
- Rare materials (Ectos, shards, diamonds, onyx gemstones, rubies, sapphires)
- Greens and Inscribable Golds
- Skill Tomes (Elite and Non Elite from any class)
- Commonly used Insignias and Runes
- Weapon Mods
- Note: All donations were for non-profit. No donations in no way, shape, or form were used for personal gain in the game, and all items were distributed to the guests of Oktoberfest in a fair manner, free of scamming, foul play, and cheating in general.*
On behalf of the guilds of LaZy Nation I would like to personally thank all of you who attended Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest would not have been such an enormous success without the support of the Guild Wars community. I also want to extend my personal congratulations to the members of LaZy who helped plan and facilitate Oktoberfest, this would not have been possible without your dedication. --Sinister Fantasy