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Contest Idea, Design an Armor Contest[edit]

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With the success of the DAW contests, I'm sure an armor version would be splendid! Counciler 10:29, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

omg yeah! i always wanted to design an own armor! that would no doubt be awesome! -ArcticWind User:ArcticWind 12:01, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
But would it be fair on people that aren't Shadowlight or actionjack? :P --Santax (talk · contribs) 14:47, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
That, or they could invent a small program with many default sets that you could edit. Then have a weekend when you can design your own personalized set of armor in-game. The armor would be a reasonable price, maybe 250 of some item, and you would be able to add "true" armor capabilities, insignia space, and rune space for extra gold.(1.5k per piece maybe)Ranger-icon-small.pngBlackie ewilson92 14:54, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
Armor that is more customized would be quite interesting. But, it might be the same as the hairstylist which will probably never happen - too hard to add to the game as it is now. However, it might be possible in GW2. The desgin-an-armor contest would be a neat idea though! User Foxysheri sig.png Foxysheri 19:32, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
I think the problem isn't customizing your own armor so only you can see it on your own pc, but if everyone would be allowed to customize their armor so that everyone would see it --> that means a hell of a lot of data that will be added to the game that everyone needs to download. Wouldn't even be possible I think and if so, I think we better get used to frankfurt's lag coz it will slow down the game a lot ^^ --User Tribina Mulogo.jpg (Tribina / talk) 19:51, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
I'm not talking about having some fancy program to do it, I'm talking about another art contest. Just like DAW. But this time, drawing up armor. Counciler 00:17, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
thats kinda like what i thought too. like draw an armor set and arena net would chose one from each profession and make a matching armor set for the oposite gender. or just simply pick one for each gender and for each profession. and maybe some honorable mentions that would end up on some NPC or as Hero armor or soemthing :D that would be cool! -ArcticWind User:ArcticWind 14:00, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Well, yeah, I got what you meant about drawing it. I just thought it would be cool if you could make your own in-game. Kinda like "Everyone Wins". And about all the data stuff, what if they just upload one set of "master data" that will generate the image of the armor to everyone, without trully sending it to them.Ranger-icon-small.pngBlackie ewilson92 15:11, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Please consider: For 10 professions, two genders, and a multitude of size ranges, this would be an enormous undertaking, and would not involve the creation and support of a "small program." ;) I understand the request, and I sure do see the fun in the idea. But I must say it's just totally not possible for us to implement something like that right now, with our regrets. --Gaile User gaile 2.png 17:33, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
I can understand its a whole bunch of work involved ofc but perhaps in combination with (if there will be) a new expansion set where new armors would be created anyway ;) i do understand if its not possible tho :D -ArcticWind User:ArcticWind 19:19, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Designing armour is one thing. Designing a complicated tool for players to customize, try out, and personalize their own armour is quite another. Sorry, but in all honesty, I just don't see this coming in Guild Wars. Maybe someday, in Guild Wars 2? Who knows!? --Gaile User gaile 2.png 19:24, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Well in my opinion designing a tool to make customized armor for everyone is overkill. its just going to take way too much "computerpower" for that. i dont even belive its possible for gw2. the ammount of data that would have to be sent to each and everyone if they all have different armors would simply be too much and also the graphics card wouldnt be able to handle it probably unless you would want to suffer a major loss of quality. basicly you would need the latest of the latest technology and a real highspeed connection to be able to stay lag free in larger towns, and also the ammount of bandwidth that would be required for the game to run smoothly would cost a lot of extra money for anet of course.
however i belive the original idea was just to let people draw their own armor and compete to have it implemented just like the Design a Weapon contest ;) which would in my honest opinion seem a lot more reasonable especially together with an eventual release or even for gw2(as i said in earlier post new armors would have to be created then anyway so why not just let the people draw them for you;) ). -ArcticWind User:ArcticWind 02:01, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
In response to ArcticWind's comment, if armour has specific "anchor points" then it could accept modular accessories such as spikes, studs and jewels, and armour could have an emblem location and multiple independant dyeable areas like capes in Guild Wars 2. Of course, not all armour needs to accept all types of detailing. -- Gordon Ecker 02:37, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

(reset indent) But back to the orignal concept: I think an armour design contest could be very fun. I will ask the designer and artists what sort of timeline would be appropriate for Guild Wars 2, and we can perhaps plan such a contest for the new game. :) --Gaile User gaile 2.png 02:23, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

So let me get this straight, because the original topic has been warped so much by now. A drawing contest (NOT A PROGRAM) for designing new sets of armor is unfeasible in GuildWars? Can you explain how it is unfeasible? Sure its more work to make two sets of armor for each gender per submission, but nobody said you had to pick a whole slew of sets like you do weapons. Just pick 3 or four and do them. And how long IS it going to be for GW2, since you bring it up, Gaile? Counciler 03:52, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
I think that most of the armor work for GW:EN would have been completed by now. I suspect that rigging up 5 pieces of armor is a lot more complicated than making a weapon. - BeX iawtc 04:08, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Of course it is. I was under the impression that Gaile was wanting innovative contests, not simplistic ones. Counciler 05:32, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Designing and implementing each set of armour takes our art team weeks, if not months. The work is done by some of our most experienced artists, people with years of schooling and lots of professional experience. The design and implementation of armour is very, very demanding, and each design is considered from a great number of viewpoints, such as how it fits into the story, how it all works together in functionality and visual qualities, how it jells with the remaining sets for the profession, how it looks dyed, how it moves when walking, running, in combat, and with every single emote, what fabric it is made out of, etc.
We prefer to offer contests that have many chances for recognition, be it winner, honourable mention, or finalist. Weapons and Guild Emblems are naturals because they can be more basic designs and we do add so many. However, I'm afraid that armour is not a likely candidate for a contest because we simply do not add that many sets, and because these designs are so complicated. I will ask the art team what they think. --Gaile User gaile 2.png 06:05, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Ok, well I doubt they will give a resounding yes if it takes months to do each one. So I'll get thinking on another one. Counciler 06:54, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Oh, yeah, I never thought that it would actually happen. I was just brain storming. I tend to do that.....alot.Ranger-icon-small.pngBlackie ewilson92 14:45, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
There's nothing wrong with brainstorming -- ideas are always welcome! --Gaile User gaile 2.png 20:10, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Although I have answered the basic question many times and many places, I may not have been clear enough with my answer in this space. The art team explained to me that holding a Design an Armour contest is not feasible or desirable. We feel that Guild Wars has an adequate number of armour sets, and for Guild Wars 2, for precisely the reasons above, armour sets will be designed by our team of artists. Thank you for understanding. -- Gaile User gaile 2.png 06:59, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

It could be issued only for the fun of it though, couldn't it? I mean, not that the actual armors would end up in-game, just on display. Or, it could serve simply as inspiration to your art-team. Like "a little bit of this one would fit perfectly!" or "these shoulders would be perfect for this armor I'm working on!" and such. — Galil Talk page 07:03, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Contest Idea #2, Ingame Events[edit]

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Ok, perhaps in game contests would work? Sure the conga is great, and gift giving events are merry. But more things like invading Mursaat and GM hosted events would REALLY be a bright spot in the game. To actually SEE and interact, and laugh, and have fun with the developers themselves would shine light on even the most dull players. I think there are a LOT of players out there who don't participate in the artistry contests for various reason. Usually centering around the fact that they either feel they cannot think of anything, or that they simply don't LIKE art. But perhaps something ingame that requires playskill, instead of drawing skill would be a new turn? Here are some examples off the top of my head...

  • Scavenger hunts in explorable areas, with GMs granted authority to reward players with a special event item or something...

Find the magical orb of Maguuma Archdruid Yarg Eliag. Return with it to Gaile Gray to receive a special pickle hat!

  • Town invasions by mobs, with players granted temporary ability to fight them off alongside a GM. That one might be hard to implement.

The vile undead have invaded Beetltun! Help Gaile Gray fight them off! YOu may activate fight mode by clicking the "fight mode" button in your party window.

  • While not really a contest, GM hosted dance parties sound neat... I imagine THAT will have quite the turnout! Perhaps complete with decor and lighting? Maybe a special music loop?

Now these are quite complex, I realize... but they ARE something new. Think about it. Counciler 07:08, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

I find the mob invasions to be an intriuging idea, i would bet it would be difficult to implament but still interesting, and a gm hosted dance party may work, but i do not believe that the developers should be tied up making party lights for just that occasion, without Special lights it would probably work very well, though it would probably tie up a great deal of many GM's time as you can fill up a district. still, i am sure a lot of movie makers would like the idea and it would have quite a good turnout.Killer Revan 18:46, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
I've always wanted mobs invading mercilessly. Could help stop people being ran (level 2 in droks losing their precious survivor when a huge troll mob attacks? :'( tough.) User Blastedt sig.jpgBLASTEDT 14:49, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
The way that i would invision this would be that it is optional and in towns...and i dont believe that you can get run to droks for should die in Dreadnought's drift when a large group of...heretics???...comes around making you choose between heretics and rangers...not the best place for a lvl 2 wanna-be survivor. EDIT: UNRELATED: Any chance that GM's will come with extra dis space anytime soon? I know that a lot of people get frustrated trying to get into your district...thats all.Killer Revan 23:08, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Although extremely hard to do, it's possible to not die in dreadnaughts drift, as long as you have a fast runner that is. I did it on my monk although she was lvl 15 or so. Lou-Saydus 19:56, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
You could have the town invasion as a special event, like a mission. So you team up, talk to an NPC, and get your instanced town invaded. Or you click "Join event" button, and when there are enough participants, you start the mission. Alaris 00:01, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Contest for an Alienware[edit]

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The drawing was "on or about" yesterday, and I just wanted to know if it's been drawn yet. ;) Thanks. User Blastedt sig.jpgBLASTEDT 15:43, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

No, the contest ended yesterday. "WINNER SELECTION: Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The drawing will be conducted on or about July 20, 2007 under the supervision of an independent judging organization whose decisions are final on matters relating to this sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received." - [1] Kami No Kei 15:46, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
 :/ User Blastedt sig.jpgBLASTEDT 19:08, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Alienware Contest[edit]

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Don't forget to remind your friendly sponsors to draw the contest ;) User Blastedt sig.jpgBLASTEDT 14:54, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

lol, I entered it too. Thing is, I have some cash laying back so if I don't win, I'm gonna build a new one. =DRanger-icon-small.pngBlackie ewilson92 15:57, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
I just scheduled the website announcement of the winners for mid-week next week, Tuesday or Wednesday. The company running the sweepstakes is contacting the winners this week, I believe. --Gaile User gaile 2.png 07:29, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
I could use a better compy to play with. My Pavilion zv5220 with its 32mb GeForce Go 420 just isn't cutting it. And from what I saw with the forest fire in the GW:EN movie... /sigh /wrists -elviondale (tahlk) 20:56, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Euro Sweepstakes[edit]

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ETA on winner declaration?

Support may be able to help you with that. Use the Support take, pick your language, and you can ping them directly. --Gaile User gaile 2.png 15:56, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
Ok 17:00, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
If you get an answer, can you post here That way we don't have to all flood support. Thanks -elviondale (tahlk) 23:04, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
Still no 12:31, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Return to Tyria Sweepstakes[edit]

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Winners will be selected based on the accuracy of answers received to the main question on the competition entry page. The winners will be chosen on or about July 20, 2007 under the supervision of an independent judging organisation whose decisions are final on matters relating to this sweepstakes.[sic]

I wonder what's taking them :-) (Qanar | talk) 13:23, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Same here. I know I won but I just want an official declaration. 12:31, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Contest Idea, Design an Shield/Focus[edit]

Just a simple idea instead of designing weapons

design a weapon includes shields and focuses, like the exalted aegis was a winner of the 2005 contest. --LemmingUser Lemming64 sigicon.png 16:54, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
Also, remember the Celestial Compass? Rose Focus? Demonic Aegis? Draconic Aegis? Skyrim Kron 17:25, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Art contests[edit]

Will there be Halloween and Wintersday art contests this year again? They are really fun to look at! - BeX iawtc 14:08, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Contest Idea: Design a Skill and Icon[edit]

This is something I've seen happen on forums and it attracted alot of attention, as a forum idea it worked great with players being realistic about the skills effects and being very creative with their icons. I'm not sure about having the winning skills for each profession turned into the real thing, guess that wouldn't be viable. I think players would embrace the idea and we would see some very imaginative results --Evil Geek 16:31, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Would be awesome to give some of those monster skills icons. - BeX iawtc 03:15, 14 September 2007 (UTC)
!!! That is a fantastic idea, BeX! -- Dashface User Dashface.png 07:58, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Design-a-Weapon (2007) question[edit]

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Hiya Gaile, I was just wondering, I have been trying to track down which weapons use the skins from the contest, and have as yet not been able to locate many. Are they in the game yet and should I keep looking? Thanks :) --LemmingUser Lemming64 sigicon.png 23:46, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

I've seen a few of the winning entries in game but the great majority of them i dont think are implemented yet. Outof the 11 winners the ones Ive seen thus far in game are the Glacial Blade, Saurian Scythe and the Bonecage Scythe. (which i think is an adaptation of the design for the dragon staff which was submitted) -- Salome 13:54, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
Neither of those look enough like any of the winners. The Glacial Blade is the only known DAW weapon known to be in game. Those other two are too much of a stretch. --Curse You 06:41, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
Nah the other promo weapons, hourglass staff and darksteel longbow are from DAW. and the rose focus is blatantly the combination of rose designs three people submitted. --LemmingUser Lemming64 sigicon.png 12:35, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
The bonecage scythe might be a stretch but i dont see how the saurian one is. Its a dragons head scythe and the entry was a dragons head scythe. As for the rose focus yeh thats blatantly from the three rose designs but im not seeing the designs which evolved into the hourgalss staff or the darksteel longbow. -- Salome 12:32, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
I saw the image for the Hourglass Staff on guru forums somewhere (art section?), so it must have been a finalist. - BeX iawtc 12:36, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
I think it was just an entry, not even a finalist. --LemmingUser Lemming64 sigicon.png 12:47, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
Correct. They picked a couple of the entries that didn't win but were still outstanding and used those for the preorder. — User Kyrasantae Fin sig.gif kyrasantae 13:26, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
Maybe they just picked one image from the winner and used their other designs as well, not because they were "outstanding" but because the work was good so they only picked one of his images to show for his winning design, but all of them were considered winners. 04:40, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
I may be misunderstanding the comment, but only one entry from any player was awarded a finalist, honorable mention, or winner placement in the contest. The bonus items were selected from the full pool, and while one of them was a winner in the contest itself, two were not. And by the way, those three artists were sent a very nice gift package to acknowledge their contribution, including signed copies of the Prerelease Bonus Pack, additional copies to share with family or friends, a full skill pin set, and a t-shirt. (There may have been more, I can't remember. :) ) Anyway, I love that we selected those previously-unrecognized entries because it makes players aware that we keep all the entries and that sometimes, even after the fact, their art can be chosen, and they can be recognized, in very special ways. --Gaile User gaile 2.png 17:13, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
Sweetheart, you kinda neglected to answer the actual question though. Like where are the weapons which incorporated the art from the winners in the design a weapon comp? Thus far all we've found for certain is the glacial blade. -- Salome 22:39, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
They are not yet in the game. I've answered this before; we said they would be added after release, and that has not happened yet. (Sorry, I thought that we were continuing the same discussion from earlier.) We will be incorporating more weapons into the game over time, including all winners and quite a few honorable mentions. --Gaile User gaile 2.png 21:11, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks gaile, I was just trying to get this question clarified for lemming, as that was his original question. thank you for the info! :) -- Salome 21:31, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
Gaile...please make sure the devs aren't limiting themselves to just winners, honorable mentions, and finalists. I'm sure there are a lot of good designs in all the of which is mine. I don't care if I get a prize...having a weapon I designed in game is a prize in itself. I'm sure lots of people would be happy to see their creations in game. Hell I'd even pay for a design-a-weapon pack (similar to the GOTY pack) in the online store if it had some good non-winning entires in it. *hint* *hint*--Thor79User-thor79.pngTalk 11:27, 28 September 2007 (UTC) (see what my entry was on my userpage)
No offense Thor, nice design and all, but it looks so much like so many of the bows which are already in the game it would seem somewhat pointless to add this skin seeing as its so similar. -- Salome 13:50, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Contest Idea: Character Lore[edit]

Something different to the visual arts based contests, something that may appeal to the more literary members of the community. A short simple story linking your current character with the events leading up to GW2 (we are already begining to see some of the lore of GW2 appear on the web), a short story that fills in the years between GW1 and GW2 that is faithful to the lore of the game. I'm sure some members could compose epic tales so a maximum word count would have to be imposed, something reasonable that allows for a good plot but keeps it easy and fairly quick to read. --Evil Geek 21:08, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure about it being specifically a GW1/2 link that's faithful to the lore (seems to exclude anyone who doesn't have both GWEN and whichever PC gaming mag comes out in their territory), but in general I think a writing contest would be a great idea. Some of us suck at art and are too ugly for cosplay ^.^; --NieA7 09:36, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
I don't think you would either have to have access to GWEN or any territorial magazines to gather required information, I've already seen lore for GW2 taken from magazines posted on various fansites across the web together with plenty of GWEN info. The reason why I thought about the link between GW1 and 2 is to get people thinking about and inspired by the future of GW which is GW2. --Evil Geek 21:19, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Brand the boss 2007[edit]

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Gaile, can you confirm that only the 10 winners (9 excluding Felix the Charr), are included into the Eye of the North? We have this page, with a lot of red links on them for the honorable mentions, depicting non-existing pages. If you can confirm that only these 9 names are used, we can change that page by removing the links to pages that will never see existence. Thanks. -- CoRrRan (CoRrRan / talk) 00:53, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Yeh that makes sense, when I put the page up initially I just linked them all as the Honourable mentions were included in the 2005 contest. --LemmingUser Lemming64 sigicon.png 01:06, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
Alternatively, the honorable mention links could all point to a "This name was given an honorable mention... blah blah", possibly going into a little more depth about how these were not implemented in-game, but previous honorable mentions were. Shotmonkey 22:48, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
I do not think we will be implementing the names, so if they are not already in the game, removing the links would be fine. I am sure we will name change names to incorporate the monster/boss names, so if they have not been found by now, they're simply not in the game and that means they will not be in the game in the future. There is the possibility, I guess, of some appearing in the Bonus Mission Pack, so I'll verify this before I formally suggest that the page be amended. --Gaile User gaile 2.png 16:53, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
Don't forget that there are still a few unnamed bosses running around in Prophecies, as was mentioned here a while back (List). It'd be nice if they could get a name some day (some of the poor dears don't even have any skills), the names from the contest would be a great starting point :) --NieA7 08:56, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
I agree! Naming those poor "nameless orphans" would be a kindness. :) --Gaile User gaile 2.png 21:05, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Questions regarding the current Halloween Contest[edit]

This might not be the right page to ask these questions, but I wasn't sure where else to put them. Regarding the Halloween 07 contest:

1. The rules say "For each entry, submit a jpeg image of your original work (scanned or photographed) or a saved file of your computer-generated art". Does this mean that only scanned/photographed images need to be jpeg, or does it apply to computer-generated images as well? If not, what file types are acceptable?

2. It also says to use compression to reduce file size -- what exactly does this mean? Does the image have to be dimensionally small, or just locked in a zip or rar file? Roughly what size is ideal, and what happens if the image is still too big?

3. This isn't an important question, but I'm curious nonetheless -- are winners notified of their win via the website, or are they emailed privately before the winners page goes up? (Last time I entered a contest I drove myself crazy checking both my email and the website every few hours. x.x) --Mme. Donelle 15:21, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

1. I can't say anything definitive on this one, but I think they still mean jpeg, even though its not clearly said.
2. Images, such as jpegs, use compression for a smaller file size. Pictures such as bmps do not. You can also control the level of compression within a jpeg. The higher the compression, the smaller the file size, but the lower the quality.
3. I'm pretty sure they contact you- I mean, you do submit your contact information.
-elviondale (tahlk) 15:32, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for answering. I'll admit the answers to these questions are fairly obvious, but it helps to be certain. At least, it helps me. I'm paranoid.
4. Another question I forgot: is the list of suggestions for entries (carve a pumpkin, cosplay, create a desktop picture, etc) literally a list of suggestions, or is it mandatory your entry conform to one of the items in this list in some respect? I feel fairly sure they're just ideas to spark creativity, but checking the previous winners I see most of them do conform to the list. --Mme. Donelle 19:37, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
Here are some answers:
  • JPEGs are, as Eviondale suggests, the preferred file type because they are small in size and easily compressed. We do not accept Zip files or anything that requires extra time to download or open. A straight JPEG attachment is fast and easy for both the contestant and the judges.
  • File size is related to file size, not the size of the image. But something that is viewable without scrolling is better than something that's huge and requires us to scroll back and forth to view.
  • We will contact the winners, but because we're on a timeline, as stated in the rules, for posting the winners list, sometimes our email to the winners is a confirmation of what we've already posted on the website. We won't generally email in advance of posting the list, but we will try to post the list and email as close together as possible
  • The list is only a small number of the possibilities -- we're totally open to nearly any type of Halloween art. But keep in mind, this is a Halloween contest. This isn't a generic fan art contest, it's a seasonal contest. Many of the entries have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the holiday, and they will not pass the first level of judging. If your culture or country does not celebrate Halloween, there are millions of websites that will clue you in to what the holiday is about. :) --Gaile User gaile 2.png 23:55, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
Yay, thank you Gaile. :D --Mme. Donelle 11:39, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Contest Idea: Design an Elite[edit]

Hi, I thought of a contest where people could design an elite skill. People would design a reasonable elite skill for a profession of their choosing, and when I mean reasonable I mean no skills that say...automatically kill your opponent.

Or at least they could kill you too. Sac-kill someone else? hmmm... -elviondale (tahlk) 02:48, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
I would love to be able to do that but only 1 elite skill? that would be unfair for all the other professons that didnt get one so i would suggest 1 skill for each professon.

Canthan New Year 2008/Dragon Festival 2008[edit]

Hello, My idea is that Guild Wars should have art contests for those two events if their going to be hosting them this coming year. You have Halloween and Wintersday art contests but their basically both for the end of the year. Would be nice to see people art works on that and would be a fun contest to do since Canthan New Years is right after the holidays and the start of the new year, being in Feb and all, and their both seasonal events right? Dragon Festival is right after the fourth of July, and The Canthan New Years is heavily inspired by Chinese New Years right?

Hope someone gets back to me on this idea!--Adiana 19:51, 18 December 2007 (UTC)Adiana

I'm guessing no one looks at this page anymore? Since the last post was in Oct. :P Hope someone notices this page soon! --Adiana 05:35, 19 December 2007 (UTC)Adiana

Incident: Contests US Only?[edit]

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The second time...only US residents can participate in a GW contest. I would like to know why we non residents are left out. The items are also available in i.e. Europe. Make us happy...:) Didis The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 22:00, April 28, 2008 (UTC).

The European contest begins tomorrow if i am not wrong. But regarding the rest of the american continent at least, i think it's pretty clear that we "don't exist" for these things.--Fighterdoken 22:09, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
The page for the European contest is here. Also, it's worth noting that Canadians are eligible for the American contest. - Tanetris 22:23, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
When you look at the announcement picture on the top, you can also see that there is an european contest, when you follow the link it will say that it begins the 29th just like fighterdoken said, so don't worry we're not being forgotten :) Dutch Sunshine 22:29, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
I think the Canadian thing was explained last year, though- it had something to do with legal restrictions. At the time, they avoided that by including a maths question in the sweepstakes for Canada (seriously), and people were complaining / asking why. The sweepstakes for Europe didn't go live the same time as North America either- note that last year it took several days, and this year just one. ;) -- User Elveh sig.png Elv 06:10, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
I believe you have your answer -- the contest is broader than you may have at first believed. If you have additional questions about the scope of the contest, I will ask that you direct this question or concern to the Community Team. I'm really sorry, but I think this is more something for a community team member (it's actually marketing, but community would be able to respond) than it is a subject that would benefit from a response from the support liaison. Although I believe that the same information applies as applied in previous contests, you are free to ask about it on any CT member's page, if you'd like. (Also, forgive me, but for size considerations, I abbreviated your subject line so that it would fit on the page properly. Hope that's ok with you.) Thanks. -- Gaile User gaile 2.png 07:07, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanx for the mentioning...i also looked on the eu-site when writing this "incident" but could not find it that moment...with the above link i am eager to participate though i already have this maxed out alienware....heh heh...goeed luck to all! Didis
Would be nice though if 100 contestant will receive one rare miniature

And this happen again. Ive played guild wars for 3 long and happy years, im from America.. wait.. i mean America Continent (Argentina) ! America is not only USA and Canda.. there is a huuge South and LAtin America Community of Guild War players and we are always left out, not only for Contest.. we dont even have Spanish American Dsitricts, spanish is spoken for approximately 320 million ppl vs 300 english (ok i know that there are much many players in usa than in the rest of the continent ) but is a litle sad to see that.. maybe is a mistake for the ambiguous use of the word "America", maybe they have to be "USA" districticts and no "America districts". I remember in the first halloween contest a girl from Argentina win a honorable mention price, so i think there is no law problem with our country. Thanxs Kioga 13:59, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Any new Contests in sight? Still want to be able to win an Island Guardian minipet (well, i can dream and hope right?) -- Silverleaf User_talk:Silverleaf 11:28, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Hello?ween? 2009[edit]

The art contest for 2009. is there going to be one? Jonny10 Glob of Ectoplasm.png 16:26, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Yes here-- 02:49, 2 October 2009 (UTC)