Talk:Fifth Year Anniversary Celebration

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LOL, Epic page is epic. ElementalistWindtalker 20:07, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

I did some touch up.The Savior 20:12, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Strange that official announcement didn't made. Operkot Assasin 11:25, 22 April 2010 (UTC)


Don't sure about delete it, just do "semi-protect" --Itay Alon 20:22, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

^ and there's little point in having the time it begins and ends, that's already on the weekend events page, the purpose of this page is to document the event itself, which means copy paste it from as soon as it's posted. Taros 20:37, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
This page is linked from the main... something has to be on it... 20:45, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Events during this?[edit]

No doubt they will be the same as previous celebrations, but I wonder if they will offer the free storage panel again to those that were unable to get it last year. I couldn't get mine because I couldnt afford internet. :( --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Is the war in kryta part of this Anni? If so, should it be noticed on the page? Ofc it should, but thus someone know if the 2 things are connected somehow? --Mann Of Strength 09:43, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
War in Kryta is sort of a "prelude" to this, leading up to some larger content during the event, so it needs to be mentioned. The timing of its release should have been enough of a DUH, of course they're connected. User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 12:04, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
"Guild Wars Beyond" and The War in Kryta are not exclusive pieces of the anniversary and birthday celebration. They started the viral campaign and insertion of some ingame changes as a lead-in and build-up for the anniversary as well though, and will most likely begin any player involvement during the event. However, we've been informed that the War/GWB will continue on now past the event with periodic content additions to tell the story of events and characters to help bridge the gap between GW and GW2. Mention of these things will probably be part of the official announcement for the event when they put it up. So, however they include it will probably be noted in a similar fashion on the 5th article page. Clobimon Craiggy 14:46, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Thursday is the 22nd....[edit]

So does this mean Thurs 22nd or Fri 23rd? Nvm, it's better now :) --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Make mini pet not "so" Random[edit]

Just a thought... maybe the 5th yr minis should include a higher percentage increase to those idividuals who have supported (spent money)on GW. Include a mathmatical chance increase in aquiring a Green mini for those who have all special codes on thier accounts (ie: wings, coll ed, costumes, storage panes, style changes, bonus preorder codes). I know its kinda of riduculos.. but in the 5 yrs I have supported GW... none of my minis have been green. In addition there are not many of us around that are still with GW since the BETA test weekend. Like I said just a thought. It would be nice for GW to give back to some of those players who truly stood by GW and gave away all that 13:58, 22 April 2010 (UTC)Usil

I would guess it's not going to change at all. If you wish to submit it as a suggestion for the developers, register an account, and create a feedback space. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 14:04, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
Maybe they should just make us buy the game again every month huh? 18:21, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

When you spent money, you got items, you bought the game, you got the game, you spent on costumes then you got the costumes, why do you think you should have the right to double dip? Because you didnt get a green you feel you were entitled to? you didnt "give away" all that money, you enjoyed great value for money. If you want to epeen on how much money youve spent then I can direct you to several other games.

They already give you something for spending money on GW - whatever you bought. ~Shard User Shard Sig Icon.png 06:29, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
"maybe the 5th yr minis should include a higher percentage..."
"in the 5 yrs... none of my minis have been green"
You can increase the percentage yourself by creating new characters. If you don't want to buy a new char slot, delete and reroll a character (mules are good choices). That way you have a new chance at all the anniversary minis you missed from year 1 onward. You don't want to use money, then use time. 06:54, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, nothing like getting the same miniature three-four times in a row :(
But really, just trade your spares with others. You're bound to miss some miniatures, which can be a pain, but unless you count power-trading, they will not effect your gameplay experience. That doesn't mean it's jackpot getting one of the coveted gold or green ones instead of cheap white ones ...
- Kherec 11:03, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
No. Markus Clouser User Markus Clouser signature img.jpg 11:39, 23 April 2010 (UTC)


I will seriously be missing the whole celebration! Just because of a stupid vulcano that had to erupt.... >:( Etnys 14:33, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

i know that volcano is anoying.but in 2 dif. ways for me, i cleaned all 3 of my familys cars (For a very high price, i may add. :3) And about 3 nights ago, a Thin layer of Ash fell and My cat smelled like bbq,True Story covered the cars... so now i have to do it AGAIN.the second reason is its name. in the english language it looks like someone rolled thier head across the keyboard. in icelandic it would make sence. but in england.No Chance.--Neil2250 , Render Lord User Neil2250 sig icon6.png 15:28, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
Yeah that'd be Eyjafjallajokull. I think Eyjafjallajokull should be the name of a new boss/item in guildwars(2). Something that smokes a lot and causes trouble. Future User Future Signature.png 15:47, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
Borrguus and Ilsundur aren't obtuse enough for you? ;D SarielV 20 x 20px 12:29, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Absolutely! --Soulforged User Soulforged sig.jpg 16:17, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
Yeah like the final yet-to-be-named dragon for GW2 ( 16:49, 22 April 2010 (UTC))
How much did you get for cleaning the cars?Tong2 16:37, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
This is not a forum, please take it else where. -- Cyan User Cyan Light sig.jpg 17:04, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
What?? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).
Seriously? This page is actually labeled for a discussion page. Whether or not they're discussion is relevant doesn't matter, nothing substantial will be discussed on here anyways. In two weeks it will become a page in the guild wars history book, so talk about what you will. Don't censer on Wikipedia. its not cool. Siris (broken signature :/ haha)
This isn't Wikipedia. --Silver Edge 22:48, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
That + this page is for the discussing the actual page, not for chit chat about an Islandic volcano, how nasty that little fellow might be. -- Cyan User Cyan Light sig.jpg 06:34, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Please, people... "volcano"... it burns my eyes u.u - VileLasagna 09:26, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Fixed special for you =) -- Cyan User Cyan Light sig.jpg 09:28, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Time Zone[edit]

PST is GMT-8 not GMT-7. Just because whoever wrote the login announcement doesn't know his time zones, does that mean it can't be corrected here? --Hawk SkeerAssassin Symbol(Talk) 16:16, 22 April 2010 (UTC)


Has anet even confirmed that this is going to happen this weekend or is this all he-said-she-said bs? 18:00, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

According to the login announcement in game, it starts today at noon pacific. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 18:04, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
I have to agree with the IP. When I logged in I didn't see any announcement though my guild members are dead set on saying the event is this weekend. :o Did anet removed the announcement for some reason? Blood Mist Mirage 18:10, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
I'm not certain but there was some issue with the announcement going up early and providing a link to a page on the website which doesn't exist yet, so if it was taken down that could possibly be why. 18:15, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
We will all know in about 40 min --Soulforged User Soulforged sig.jpg 18:22, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
They took it down because they forgot to mention you have to pay $9.99 in order to log in for the duration of the event --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).
According to all those farmers in my guild, cupcakes started dropping.. So why am I so clueless about it? Where is my official information? :o poke | talk 19:05, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
I just got 3, to verify. calor (talk) 19:11, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
I hope this delay from the original posted times means they are testing all the updates for bugs before activating them. But maybe that's just wishful thinking...ChibiCD 20:00, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
Actually there is no delay. The decoration and NPC went live right in time. They only removed the login announcement because there was no announcement yet on the official website.--SharkinuUser Sharkinu sig.png 20:04, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
Which makes absolutely no sense... -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 20:08, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
I was just in LA, the Dragon Arena & Rollerbeetle Racing are open. Fireworks are going off but there is nothing else special that I can see. No quests, special NPCs, decorations, nothing... not even any login announcements. Weird event is weird. --Hawk SkeerAssassin Symbol(Talk) 20:19, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
My guess is that in 12 hours we will see a lot more. That's the time I see most big updates happen. I don't think the website has even been updated yet. 20:22, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
I see NPCs, fireworks have stopped - where are these decorations you speak of..? Tong2 20:23, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
He said "no decorations" but yeah, I just got a birthday cupcake dropped so it has started, hopefully more coming soon. (Zimmleanna 20:33, 22 April 2010 (UTC))
I'm not sure why there was a link to the official announcement page for 45 minutes while you guys were still talkin about this..... -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 22:18, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Ooh and Ahh[edit]

Oola confirmed for more retarded Asuran antics. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ аІiсә User Aliceandsven 1.png ѕνәи Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 21:48, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Hooray!... 09:51, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
^-- 00:58, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Apparently they have a problem with dates[edit]

Rollar Ball and Dragon Arena NPCs in LA and its Thursday night not Friday afternoon. Ramei Arashi That first Friday, April 23 header should be removed. Ramei Arashi 02:03, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Umm... starting when?[edit]

"Starting at 12:01 AM Pacific on Friday, April 23, characters turning five years old will find a gift in their inventories—a new miniature from this year's birthday series!"

Since the game came out on April 28th, 2005, with pre-order customers getting in just one day early, and all the beta characters having been wiped, won't this actually be starting on the 27th? No existing characters should be turning five years old before the 27th. -- 03:39, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

This was taken from the official website. I would recommend you ask Regina, or Emily. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 04:46, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
I'm sure they meant the celebration (the update with the minis) is starting on the 23rd. ~Shard User Shard Sig Icon.png 06:30, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Emily- [[1]] and Regina- [[2]]. 09:03, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Some dev accounts were not reset, so they are a few days older. --Zora 10:28, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
hmm, actually, how do we get those presents, I haven't noticed any gifts or wrappings in my inventory. Randomly retarded 19:12, 24 April (UTC+2)
They do show up in your inventory upon logging in. Make sure to check your /age. -- Arduin talk 16:15, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
Well, my /age is 16 months, and if I understanded this correctly, I should get a year two minipet, but I do not. Or should my birthday be right today to get? Randomly Retarded 19:40, 24 April 2010 (UTC+2)
You get your present on your actual birthday, so you won't see your second year present for another 8 months or so. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 16:45, 24 April 2010 (UTC)


No content update? The Fuck! Tyraelxy 08:20, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

It is called the War in Kryta LynxRavenRaide User:Lynx Raven Raide 09:00, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Read the official announcment again, there's more coming. 09:03, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
As with all the week long events, I would imagine they are going to add a bit at a time. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 09:35, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
If that was the only update, then I'd /slit myself =| There's more coming, just be patient! Hope to expect some with the new miniatures.. -- 10:27, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
considering everything that happened last year, and the coincidental timing of the war, it makes me think that something bigs coming. Chaos Beserker 15:50, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Didn't they say that the content was coming out over "several months"? I'm sure we'll get the beginning part here soon, but if anyone is expecting it to all get dumped in the next week... -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 15:54, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Agreed. I wouldn't expect the War in Kryta to have anything to do with the Birthday Celebration, especially since the birthday page makes no mention of it. 17:45, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Well that's kind of a fail. That's basically the only thing people have been waiting for - New content. And it's going to take a 'few' months? Perhaps they should've been more organised. Where is our Birthday Content then? -- 00:57, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
Actually, according to Regina, Linsey's sick, so there's going to be even more of a delay. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 01:01, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
Actually, there are 5 people maintaining an online free to play game and you want to get same as other pay to play games? in time, like you want it, and always at youre pleassure? OMG i say is nice that we are gonna get extra content is not like is cancelled, but ohh well people is so inconcient these days. 20:29 Friday 23 2010 (UTC) Ivy Thunder Goddess
Free game? Damn! I paid for mine. I bought all 3 campaigns, EoTN, the bonus missions, the storage panes, some extra character slots, and the appearance changing thing. Spent over 200€ all told... and you're playing for free??? Don't I feel the fool. 02:39, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes, "free to play" means it's not like most other MMOs out there, which charge you $120-$180/year in monthly fees ON TOP of what you pay for the games and expansions and other upgrades. That would be an additional $600-$900 to play GW for 5 years on top of the 200€ you "shelled out." User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 03:02, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
The thing about new content is that it has to be completed before the 'due' date. Which was the 5th Anniv. I don't see how something that was annouced 1 day after the 'update day' can affect the update itself? And by the 'announcement', I mean Linsey's illness. 03:58, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
I'd imagine that they'd want the head of the live team available should anything go ka-blooey. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 04:03, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
(Reset IndentThings going Ka-blooey with content updates normally isnt a good thing. Just look at a few of the holiday events. Itll probably not be all THAT long of a delay.--Neithan DiniemUser Talk:Neithan Diniem 04:38, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
I spose you're right ;) What's the harm in being patient? :D -- 05:45, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

I must say, they did a great job the last year, I hope this one stands on the same level or higher. Btw Lindsey, I hope you get well soon--Batousai 21:58, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Well this has been pretty lame compared to last years celebrations, they would need to have alot hidden still to top the updates from the 4th year.
Alot? I certainly hope so. I honestly am starting to doubt this new WiK update, I got my hopes up that it was coming this 5th Anniv. Now there is 'rumors' going around that this WiK is going to go on for awhile (Similar to Dhuum?). I honestly doubt that rumor is true as the article states they'll add more GW:B during the year. Not more of WiK. That's what I've read so far.. If WiK isn't our 5th Anniv. content, then.. WHAT is? 10:30, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

I really feel like the boy in a car saying, are we there yet?... no, are we there yet?...NO XDD--Batousai 22:38, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Yeah... ^^ User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 00:55, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
Its an 'RPG', why not weave some of your own 'story' into the event, while you wait for your goodies? -Tong2 14:36, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
The War in Kryta is part of Guild Wars Beyond, not something independently for the anniversary event. Yes, players have been assuming involved content would/will start during this event because of the virals and ingame changes happening, but I don't believe it was specifically said to be, although that may be the intention. Even if it is, it's more of an overlap or 'beginning' anyway as GWB is an ongoing series that's going to lead up to GW2. Whether something happens during the event or next week, we still have the stuff coming.-Clobimon Craiggy 14:41, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
Where's out 5th Anniv. content then? -- 08:48, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
Well, the 5th Anniv. isn't until tomorrow, anyway. User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 12:20, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
Haha.. I feel like an idiot ^^ -- 09:18, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
What is expected? The anniversary event is what it has been. The GWB content that has started and will continue to build is the permanent new content added/kicked off by the anniversary, just like the non-bd related permanent content last year and the Deldrimor Talismans the year before. - Clobimon Craiggy 15:30, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Ridiculous Lag[edit]

Anyone else getting hit with unbelievable lag this farming season?? Can't even farm raptors with the Warrior because of the lag, I go in the cave green dot at around 120 ping, round the raptors up and get spiked with 1080 pings and higher. I'm running on a 20m/b connection, so its not on my end. What is the deal? I know a lot of people are in Rata Sum and that can cause lag, but during St. Patty's event didn't have this problem.

What going on here??

I have not noticed any lag at all. I'm in Europe, so if you are in a different region, then ignore my previous statement. It's only the raptors that cause you to lag, or other places too? Also, please sign your comment, even if you don't have an account. -- 06:18, 28 April 2010 (UTC)