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I think this page should be deleted as when I made a page just like this, it got deleted and this page is orphoned and in no category.--§ Eloc § 01:08, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

I disagree, I think it is very useful, I have put it in a category now if that helps. I also think it should probably be on the main page. --Lemming64 01:10, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
This page has existed since April, are you sure you didn't just create a duplicate Eloc? and that is why it was deleted? --Lemming64 01:14, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Lemming beat me to mentioning that the page has been around since April... That aside, Eloc, can you point to a specific reason other than perceived unfairness that you feel this article should not be kept? Lack of category is easily fixable (and already has been). It documents a recurring feature of the game. - Tanetris 01:21, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
I dunno. All I know is mine was deleted by I think it was Aiiane and it was deleted because it was orphoned.--§ Eloc § 03:06, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
I disagree with deletion. The weekend events should be documented somewhere imo. - anja talk 08:57, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Disagree with deletion. This page is useful. --Xeeron 09:14, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Ok I have removed the tag as it seems no one else believes it should be deleted. --Lemming64 09:32, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Anyone know if the triple exp will affect the Doppelganger's 50k? 19:26, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Areas to be affected?

They Write: ..receive double the gold and xp rewards when you successfully vanquish certain areas in Hard Mode. Its the "Certain" that bathers me ...can it be more clear which areas, i should dedicate my energi on??? Looses 05:37, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

I am also wondering which areas "certain" pertains to, please make this a little more clear for us... The One To Fear

I am quite sure "certain" means "any explorable area that can be vanquished" in the given context.--Fighterdoken 21:13, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

No "certain" areas does mean certain areas, I've vanquished 3 different areas in the EOTN and they do not give me double xp or double EOTN is definetly not one of those "certain" time would be nice if it was made clear which areas the event pertained too... The One To Fear

So when is noon

Where did the start time come from for this weekend's event? There is no indication of a start time in the launch window of Guild Wars or on the site. Oh, and since when is 1159PM Noon? KJZ 07:02, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

The thing I don't get: -8 is Pacific time, not -7. In America, -8 is pacific, -7 is Mountain time, -6 is Central time, and -5 is eastern time. So when they say it starts at noon (-7), it makes me thing they are starting at 11:00Am central time. But then they throw Pacific in there, it makes me think it starts at 10AM central......can anyone explain this? --NovaDiaz 13:26, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Daylight saving time, perhaps? --User Pling sig.png Brains12 \ talk 13:30, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Too PvP Heavy?

Is it just me, or does it seem like the weekend events are just a bit too PvP oriented lately? They should be evenly distributed in my opinion. User Foxysheri sig.png Foxysheri 17:38, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

I think you're overreacting. It has always been balanced. PvP got HA, GvG, and arena bonuses recently. PvE got the skill cap and dragon festival recently. So I suspect the next thing would be PvE. And because GWEN is really just around the corner, I have no problem with Anet leaning a little to PvP. -- sig 17:42, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
Well I wouldn't necessarily consider that overreacting.. ALL CAPS MIGHT BE HOWEVER. The balance between the two aspects of the game has always been something I've enjoyed. It also seems to take quite a bit more work to implement an entire festival vs 2x faction for a certain type of pvp. Assuming GW:EN rocks, I'm a bit forgiving of any perceived lack of pve motivation. -elviondale (tahlk) 18:03, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Dragon Festival Redux

What's the deal with the Territory Change RESET? When does it occur? (The reason I ask is that it mentions it on the front page, but has no other information in the main article).--The preceding unsigned comment was added by User: .

The "territory switch counter" will be reset to a total of four regardless if the player have any or not and will occur when the Dragon Festival Redux starts. or so I believe.--Bane of Worlds 00:57, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

GW:en & HoM

moved to Talk:Hall_of_Monuments#GW:en_.26_HoM

Hmmmmm....little bug?

My 10k donated to my alliance didn't add up on my Kurzick title track???

Little bug??

Player suggestions for weekend events

I wondered if Anet were open to suggestions from players for weekend events? I know there are a few things I would like to see more of: Lockpicks being one of them- as EotN has chests that only require lockpicks it would be nice to see them drop more, I've never seen one drop in EotN, I guess that will change when Hard Mode comes in? They are often too expensive and not worth the reward, if a weekend event had double drops in HM in the campaigns the locked chests in EotN would become more than just part of the scenery for me.--Evil Geek 07:58, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend

moved from User talk:Gaile Gray

The notice mentions quests, blessings, and explicitly rules out Books. What about the reputation reward for completing a dungeon? This is not a reward of the quest, per-say, and may considered to be seperate. So which category do the dungeons fall under? I hope dungeons are included as they are much more fun then rep farming explorable areas =| (I'm also holding out hope that we're going to get a surprise HM update pre-weekend much like we got the much anticipated anti-leech pre double faction weekend. Most likely baseless, but hope is fun =) ) 21:33, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Im holding out hope for a HM update as well, so i can max out Ebon Vanguard Reputation Title Track, and maybe work on others (Ive felt that that wold be the hardest to max, as there are only three explorable areas it which to get it). Either way, I do like the idea of this and i believe that there was a double sunspear/LB when HM came out in Elona Killer Revan 21:49, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
Ebon Vanguard does seem the hardest to casually increase. Most reps I was just shy of rank 5 after doing all quests/dungeons without actually trying to farm any particular zone (Dwarven which I was almost rank 7 without any attempt at actually farming), except for ebon vanguard, which I was barely rank 4. If you're farming ebon vanguard rep tho, its easy if you never turn in the quest where you get to mount a siege devourer, makes clearing the zone very quick and efficient. Boring, but quick. 22:06, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
There are seige devourers available even after completing quests. Still boring though :D Sadie2k 00:17, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
I do know this, however im hoping that if HM does come out, i can get maxed about 4x faster this weekend than i i could today (asuming that max was achievable w/o hm, which it is not. I plan to max out the most boring one to get, then work on others. I have not turned in The Path to Revelations yet, so norn should be quite fast in HM, and asura is probably the second hardest/ most boring to max. with dwarven, you have many dungeons, with norn it is rather fast already, but when you look at the areas for mapping, the Charr Homelands have 3 explorable areas to the Norn and asura's 6. So i kinda feel that the vanguard is the most boring to farm.Killer Revan 15:44, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
I suggest an extension or an added area for the vanguard in one of the updates. Would be alot cooler to see it nearer Ascalon and see the devastation on the area by the Charrs fighting against Ascalonians. heh. Renin 16:08, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
Yeh it would be nice, but it aint ever gonna happen -- Salome 17:58, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Tested, and while the chat only displays the standard rep for completing a dungeon, you do indeed receive double reputation for completing a dungeon. Woot! Also, double-woot, my baseless guess was right about GWEN hard mode =) Also shrine bonuses you actually receive double what it says, so talk to a shrine and it says you received 100 rep, you actually scored 200 20:09, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

FoW and UW

They must do that free FoW and UW again that rocks!

Agree with that,also increased drop rate be nice:-)--Dan Mocha 12:54, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points

Will there be another one of these weekends? I didn't have Nightfall when this weekend happened a while ago and I'd really like it to happen again so I can make some progress on these two title tracks! kaheiyeh 23:29, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

agreed it would be nice to have another one i would like it even if it was just lightbringer seeing as it is a harder to get title.
Go play around in DoA HM for a few days and get 50k pts -elviondale (tahlk) 01:30, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

because all of my 10 ch are at doa.....

Well if you can't get there, then double points aren't going to help you much either. 2x1 < 1x8 -elviondale (tahlk) 03:15, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

well at least i am suporting good ideas. I whas just grinding my Lightbringer till max and yes i'm i favor to make another SS/LB double/triple weekend. And DoA is not an option course the majority of players have sated there own need for these titles why help another right. Cult Mephisto

Dye weekend

Anet please do the triple dyes weekend again sometime. i loved the opportunity that it gave me to dye some of my armor black, and i would love to see that again. Kraken 04:42, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

I loved this one too! I would be very happy to see it return. ;D Matt The P. talk 22:28, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
/boring--Xis10al 04:26, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Sunspear/Lightbringer weekend

Sunspear/Lightbringer weekend??? =/

you too can pass this weekend in mindless grinding, lol, no tnx...Spaghetti 19:31, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Considering countless people have been requesting it the past couple months, I think that quite a few people will be "grinding"- which is almost laughable since now it'll take half the time -elviondale (tahlk) 23:42, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Wow. Have you seen the spam in cities? "XXX has achieved the title Legendary Spearmarshal. The gods have extended their blessings."' it happens probably once every 4-5 seconds. o.o — Galil Talk page 18:54, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Ummm.. yeah.. just did a /favor and well.. looks like we have this entire week taken care of. Do the math with 23,474 minutes left of favor. -elviondale (tahlk) 02:44, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
now we have 20 days of favor left...sure anet will regret giving us this weekend ;)ShoGunTheOne 10:18, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

That's odd. Last time I checked we had 38k minutes left. Now it's 59. :S — Galil Talk page 15:12, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Anyone know why there was a zero'ing of the counter? Isk8 15:19, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Might have hit 65536 (16 bit integer overflow) -elviondale (tahlk) 15:33, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
ahh, dunno why this causes an reset as i'm not versed in such things, but it's great to know Anet did not reap all the minutes the players archieved as so many ppl maxed their titles now. :) —ZerphatalkThe Improver 18:53, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

kurzick/luxion weekend

when havening this weekend could you please at eather the start of the weekend rest it so they start at the middle, or in the middle. or both. 23:36, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

A Aspinwood/Jade Quarry weekend

i know we had one a longe time ago i think it would be nice to bring that back and maybe do it for each of the competitive missions or a weekend for factions and a weekend for elona seeing as far as i know Gwen doesn't have any nor dose Prohisies . 23:41, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Actually I would like to see it one better, disable Fort Aspenwood and give double points for Jade Quarry. Doing so may no fix the lack of players there but it shall be a welcome (if temporary) change. juraigamer

Those areas are dead... but I havent seen a muscle to welcome new players or to encourage old players to go there.--ShadowFog 15:21, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Double treasure hunter and wisdom weekend?

I just looked through all the past weekend events and I noticed that there (as far as I could see) has never been a weekend event which gave double wisdom or treasure hunter points. Just a suggestion I thought I would give, if this is the place to put it. FirstSunspear 13:57, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

i wouldn't mind that. 21:21, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

this weekends event theory

ok this s probably nothing but on the log in screen smoke has appeared and im near certain it wasn't there before also normaly by now we know what the event it so i was thinking.... its coming from a building that possibly leads underground in eotn what do we know is under the ground in eye of the north? the dragon statue thing what dose that have to do with smoke? dragons breath fire smoke comes from fire.... so what dose the statue have to do with anything? its a boss in gw2.... ok so i know its unlikely but my theory is this weekend will be a guild wars 2 beta.

Usually we get screenshots and previews in gaming mags way before we get the beta. So I doubt it, but here's to wishing... -- Alaris_sig Alaris 13:54, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
I see what you mean on the log in screen, but are you sure that's never been there before? Also, it is quite a subtle change which I doubt would be to show the GW2 Beta. - User FirstSunspear icon.png FirstSunspear /// Talk 16:39, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
guess i was wrong its an arena bonus ah well guess its another few months still to come then....

pvp to pve ratio

i dont know who's user page to put this on so im puting it here but i for one would like the ratio of pvp weekend events and pve weekend events to be much more balanced as it its now its a lot of pve one moth and then a lot of pvp the next if it was a pvp weekend ever other weekend i would be much more happy. and if its not like this because they dont have enough ideas they can just make a post on one of the fan sites. 21:24, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

you might be happier if it was all pvp but they have to keep everyone in mind and in general there are more things to double in pvp than in pve if that dosent answer your question could you re phrase it because it was a little comfusing to read..
Let's just hope that next weekend we'll get double experience from capturing elite skills. We haven't had one of those since November and I really want to cap everything soon... --Nerthing 17:15, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Double or triple XP is only really useful to Survivor-wannabe's. When you think about it, once you hit lvl 20, experience is a plentiful resource (unless you abuse consumables). -- Alaris_sig Alaris 17:21, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
i am just stating that the pvp and pve weekends should even in amount. unlike how they are now. 21:06, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Or they could have a PvE and PvP event at the same time. That way everyone is happy. --Nerthing 00:51, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
I should mention that I'm a PvE'er mostly, and I used double & triple XP weekends for both my LS's. It wasn't a comment against those weekends, except to say that perhaps more than just extra XP would be nice. As for PvP and PvE being about on par... do you classify AB as PvE, PvP, or both? -- Alaris_sig Alaris 04:34, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

i for one classify hb as pve not ab you do acualy play vs players killing of the npcs in ab is not a big deal and most dont make builds around it. 09:44, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

I have successfully run a warrior using Healing Hands, Healing Breeze, IWAY, Barbaric Slash, Flail, and Final Thrust. That was my entire bar. AB = PvE. --09:46, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
As much as I agree with Alliance Battles being PvE, it's really what ArenaNet wants to call it. They state that Hero Battles and Alliance Battles are PvP, so that's what they are. --Nerthing 11:30, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
Well everyone knows that AB is essentially PVE but as your still figthing other players its classed as PVP so it doesnt really make much difference in the balence side of it AB and Hero Battle's would both come under PVP --Wild 11:34, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
I think I made my point. AB is about 50%-50% PvE and PvP. So, are we still about even? -- Alaris_sig Alaris 14:08, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

sorry i didnt mean for this topic to diegresss to what is pvp and what is not. i just want there to be an even amount of pvp weekends to pve! because the last 2 weekends have been pvp. 23:20, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

I agree. Let's hope next week we see Double XP for Elite Captures. --Nerthing 02:06, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Third Year Birthday Celebration?

I am hoping this coming weekend is the Third Year Birthday celebration along with the random drops of cupcakes.

good chance of that id say hasn't bean mentioned what it is yet and its about the right time anyway.

im hoping they bring out a miniature mhenlo devona aidan cynn or eve they would be cool.

Weekend Event May 2, 2008

I didn't realize posting an event prior to it appearing on the log-in screen would cause so many reverts to remove the information. I put in the notes that the change was pursuant to a post on GWO by Regina and in her post she explained there was a delay in the announcement and then set forth what the event was. Personally, I'd rather have that information earlier than later and removing it, in my opinion, does more harm than good. As it is, announcements for the weekend events seem to be coming later and later. It was nice for Regina to post the information on a forum, so obviously the intention was to get the information out there, which is also the purpose of this wiki. Next time I'll put a more thorough explanation on the talk page with the hope of avoiding removal of 'correct' information. Just my .02 for what that's worth.Lady Chevon 21:07, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Agreed. Perhaps a better way is to post it as "upcoming announcement", with quote and link. Earlier is better. -- Alaris_sig Alaris 23:50, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
Assuming "Good Faith" and acting that way is one of the most difficult things many of us face. I know I definitely do. -- Inspired to ____ 23:56, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
The problem with "having the information earlier than later" is that we would have no way to put a limit to it. As it is, we could pretty much end with pages talking about wintersday 2008 or the 4th aniversary already, so we limit ourselves to what is officially anounced. And by oficially i mean "in the GW site or the game", since have been victims of "interpretation mistakes" already in the past (polar bear), so their posts cannot be taken as official information unless they specifically state so.
In any case, when the information is not available on the GW site or the game, providing a link to the source usually is enough to allow the publication of such content (while allowing the specification of the context in which such information is available).--Fighterdoken 00:02, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
In short, it's cool if you cite your sources. -- Alaris_sig Alaris 03:30, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Double XP for Elite Captures

I'm just wondering if anyone actually cares about this. The most I can think of a real use out of it for is level < 20 characters getting an exp boost. Other than that... nothing. Vael Victus Pancakes. 17:20, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Gotta love these innovative events! --User rayd sig.pngRayd 17:23, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Well, I'd rather get 10,000 experience than 5,000 experience for each captured skill. Besides for the Survivor title, it's useful for people who want to get the most out of capturing skills. --Nerthing 00:03, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Since I use a 5:1 ratio on tomes-to-capping, this isn't much use to me. Even if I did go out and cap something this weekend, I have no survivors so it wouldn't be that useful.- VanguardUser-VanguardAvatar.PNG 00:05, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
I also think that this weekend event is a bit pointless rly, I guess it gives those people who are skill capping a few more skill points for signets, but most people going for the max survivor title eith get it through Kurzick HFFF or dwarven brawling these days. User FirstSunspear icon.png FirstSunspear /// Talk 15:03, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
Most, but not all, some people like to actually earn the title rather than get it through the cheap methods Dargon 21:25, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
This could also have been good for people trying to get titles for capping skills.--Yankeefan984 17:18, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
With my 2 survivors, I used every double or triple XP weekend I could. I didn't do HFFF or dwarven for either. -- Alaris_sig Alaris 18:49, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
I agree with Alaris, I used skill capping for my survivors, it's a good way to get 4 titles at the same time. -- 01:16, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
I've been working to get a lvl 3 survivor for months by playing the game (quests/missions) xp scrolls, and elite captures. I capped 42 elites in 13 hrs during this event, and now actually have a chance to get it done. For me this weekend makes a lot more sense than double points for AB (since I don't AB or care about the allegiance title). --Wyn's Talk page Wynthyst 01:21, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
Well, I got my new Paragon to lvl max by capping a few elites, thats the only good thing about double exp weekend capping elite weekend... but for most players that have their character max to lvl 20 its not even icing on the cake, it's a breeze or small forgotten gust in passing. My Ranger has accumulated 40 skill pts, all resting there for nothing. Maybe an Event that uses your accumulated Skill Points for rewards, presents, items, consumables, weapons, drinks, etc. That would be a great idea, and it will encourage players to Vanquish areas to kill time while accumulating Skill Points to be traded for something else.--ShadowFog 15:17, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Event Timing and West Pacific Rim

Is there a good reason that events run from Noon Friday to Midnight Sunday? For those of us on the west pacific rim, this means we get from (say) 3am Sat to 3pm Monday. This is only two nights, as opposed to everyone else's three.

Why not run for a full three days, either Noon Friday to Noon Monday or Midnight Thurs/Fri to Midnight Sun/Mon?

Nom 04:14, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Better yet, they should have the event for the whole week. Some people work on weekends, which doesn't allow them much time with the events. Don't expect ArenaNet to be fair to everyone, though. --Nerthing 15:54, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Actually, I work on weekends (looking after the kids), so I can only play in the evenings. It's not the "weekend" part I have an issue with, just that the asymmetric times means that it's 3 evenings for some people and only two for others. -- Nom 01:25, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Weekend Event Idea

Hi there. Would it be possible to have a specific game PVP event, like in Factions for example, having an Am Fah vs Jade Brotherhood skirmish weekend, where you can pick who you want to be and fight in the streets of the City. Don't know if that would require too much work for the dev's though if they have to create the 'arenas'...--Shaia 07:18, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

If anything has taught us about those kinds of events, it's that they are good by not being done. --Nerthing 15:56, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Triple Key/Lockpick Drops & Double Lucky/Unlucky Points - Uh! What Keys & Lockpicks...???

I'm not sure if this applies to anyone else or not, but my crew was on for the entire weekend and our total for Keys was much lower than what the Bonus Weekend stated.

Keys were less than 10, normally we aquire more than that on a single run, lockpicks only one in our group got for the entire weekend. As for the double lucky/unlucky points with the one lockpick, it only registered as 1.

This bonus weekend was not so much a bonus for any of us in our entire alliance. DExcaliber 22:47, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

The only thing i got from this weekend is a shing jea key which I got while helping a friend on her new char >.< --MageUser MageMontu sig.pngMontu 22:50, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
The fact is that you should be very cautious about what ANet call "an event". For exemple, according to ANet standards, 2 NPCs babling unusual dialogs can be called "an event". Yseron - 23:18, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
I don't know what you guys are talking about... It sure did work for me! I vanquished nearly 10 area's this weekend, I got 1 lockpik drop! It's WONDERFULL! :D normally I get 0.. Joetjah 15:55, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
So for this weekend is it going to be the same crap? I mean, the chances that are increasing are like less than 20%? I mean, come on Anet(and Izzy), give us a solid number instead of "triple" or "double", I prefer double money than not know what in the hell is the real number for this "triple" chance.Heres the link to a table of monster that drops key although, I have vanquish areas where those Skales have appear and its almost less than... okay...1 key from vanquishing 2 areas where this skales where. So yeah, dont get excited for this "triple" weekend then. --ShadowFog 23:34, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Mayby a idea

Just asking if the next weekend (13-15 June) can be a free Fow and UW weekend event? --DOHF 12:49, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

I think it would be cool to have a weekend event where they swap everyone's dances---I want to see warriors that dance like eles! - Elder Angelus 13:14, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
That sounds funny but what about the collectors dances than? --DOHF 11:39, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Keep 'em. Those that have those unlocked can use them. -- Alaris_sig Alaris 16:32, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Arena Bonus weekend

Anyone know if the cap of 4 glad points still exists for this weekend or is it at 8? — Eloc 11:02, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Hey guildie... I got a 2 pointer and then a four pointer last night... failed on battle #14 >.< so... can't say for sure. -elviondale (tahlk) 17:24, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
Lame. All I got to was 5 wins then we failed on the 6th. The I realised it was like 5AM so I went to bed. lol. — Eloc 22:06, 12 July 2008 (UTC)


Although this is not a terribly large page, would it be worth moving off 2006 & 2007 events listing into their own archives hanging off the main Weekend events page? --BramStoker (talk, contribs) 12:32, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Archived. Fall 21:05, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Wintersday in July

Wintersday in July seems to lack some elements of Wintersday including Wintersday Gift Givers. Is this correct, and are other elements missing?-- 19:59, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Town decorations, quests, collectors. Clan Yumemiru 21:14, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
Are Candy Cane Shards dropping? (It seems strange to me for a collectible item to drop when the collector for said item is missing.)--War Pig5 21:24, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
Haven't checked yet, but there are collectors for CCSs in the Dwayna vs Grenth arena (only for Wintersday Gifts, though).--Fighterdoken 21:26, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
A slight correction of ClanYumemiru's statement would be: "Town decorations, quests, collectors outside of the Dwayna vs. Grenth arena." Thanks for the info, Fighterdoken - I was able to trade in some cc shards I had left over from last X-mas. I know other people still have leftovers, too, and will be pleased that there is indeed a collector this weekend.--War Pig5 03:16, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Hero Battles! Again?

Bleh...Hero Battles Again? .....weekend free for me then...from Guilwars i mean indeed. Maybe a better event in my other game. --Silverleaf User_talk:Silverleaf 10:43, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

It has been about 3 months since the last hero battles weekend. Sadie2k 20:50, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
Yes but hero battles are about as broke and crappy as most paragons, in fact few people regularly play the silly things. Give us some events that matter, such as All arena double or something, not just hero battles, or random arena, or gvg. Make it worth something to all. I've actually giving it some thought and an event that caused oni ( or some similar creature ) to randomly spawn all across the world would be neat. Or something else that the majority of players can enjoy. 22:19, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Double for Vanquishing...

With the expected HoM update another "nothing i haven't done yet" weekend. --Silverleaf User_talk:Silverleaf 20:55, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Well I haven't and im sure other people haven't. Plus do it on other char? Dominator Matrix 20:57, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Why would i do that? According to the announced Dev for HoM...what would i need to go through the motion for again? --Silverleaf User_talk:Silverleaf 13:01, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Yup, just finished my vanquishes recently myself. I'm just glad it's done. -- Alaris_sig Alaris 14:15, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Vanqushing isn't really fun... it's more like a chore :P The last time we had such a stupid weekend event was the extra exp from capturing elites. Now they came up with a new stupid idea. Of course, I will finish my last vanquish spots during the weekend because it would be the best time to do so... but seriously, that extra gold/exp addition should have been permanent... not just for 2 days. Vanquishing is not enough rewarding and with this weekend it's getting abit closer to 'enough'. Besides, not everybody are vanquishing... dungeon/elite missions weekend... that would be more suitable. -- 18:33, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Dungeons/elite missions could be fun, but not everyone is doing that either. You really can't make a weekend that will interest everyone without making the weekend "double everything". -- Alaris_sig Alaris 18:37, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
"A weekend dropping everything double". Now there is a thought! ^^ --Silverleaf User_talk:Silverleaf 19:11, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Or a weekend where post chars can go to pre :P obviously joking--MageUser MageMontu sig.pngMontu 21:16, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
I often wen't to the Guildhall Exploration Option just to have a taste of the Pre-Candle-room (one of the guildhalls looks like the candle room in the Moa quest).'s another "option" that will never happen.... :)..A weekend where all pre-characters can visit their Guildhalls and post in a kind of "Hard Mode premonition dream". Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Think of all the "Legendary Defenders Of Ascalon" that would generate? Since they have squandered all previous "hard-to-gain" elite titles. Back on topic though. Not to fond of the current weekend event rotation :/. --Silverleaf User_talk:Silverleaf 09:12, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
Oh Oh, here's an idea, A Boss Arena weekend. It will be like random arena, but upon entering the battle, all chars will be assigned a random disguise of bosses (Shiro, Varesh, Lich, Dungeons end bosses etc...) with their skill bars (yes including Monster only skills). That would be so much fun. Oh also it would be 8 vs 8 :P --MageUser MageMontu sig.pngMontu 09:54, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
I call Abaddon! -- Alaris_sig Alaris 13:28, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
To Bad, I call Glint And/or Great Destroyer! 13:19, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
shush both of you or I shall call Duncan the Black :P --MageUser MageMontu sig.pngMontu 21:41, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
Somehow, I think Abaddon would win that fight (especially if untied). But those are good choices too. -- Alaris_sig Alaris 13:50, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Viable Options for Weekend Events?

Do you have a viable Option for weekend events? Instead of complaining a good, easy for Anet option that would bring the whole community fun (See the boss arena like Mage@Montu left in previous topic).--Silverleaf User_talk:Silverleaf 09:41, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Well seeing that my green drop rate is zero, this event didnt help at all, because 0 x 2 is still zero 14:57, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
I think they do weekends on areas that are weaken...--ShadowFog 15:01, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend -- 20 August 2008

This area lacks gameplay and innovative ideas and new players, what can we expect from blooshot eyes players in HA to respond to newbies trying to play there? Will veteran players famr newbs in HB with staple A builds?--ShadowFog 19:30, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes. --User Karasu sig.png Karasu (talk) 19:41, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
I predict an influx of fools in HA, with a corresponding amount of reads on the pvx build posting page. Then after this event there will be more crying about overpowered combos that persist like a mutant cockroach regardless of the pvp only skill changes that my cat could make to fix them. 22:58, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Sunspear/Lightbringer event

Hi, can I ask here a question if Sunspear/Lightbringer double (or maybe tripple ;-) weekend events are going to happen in a future for I am 1 rank away from max in both titles and kind of stuck right now? There was no event like this for many moons. Thanks--HH LEADER User HH LEADER Peace symbol svg.png talk 20:56, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

I think many weekend events already miss imagination and this would be one of them. If you want your last rank see Guide to farming Lightbringer promotion points - JoPe User J.P. sigicon.png 07:50, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Double faction in competitive missions

This event has to be the worst ever... When I was working on Canthan Cartographer I had to wait for 5 days to join any of these missions for exploration. It actually took 5 days for a group to gather on both sides so the mission could be entered. The funny thing is no one was there for the mission, they were all there for the exploration title. And now they double the gain of faction in those ?
I sincerely hope this is an evaluation to see what sticks and whatnot for Guild Wars 2 -- Nox Coma 05:37, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps the rewards for these missions are just not high enough to justify spending time there instead of AB. People tend to flock where there are enough rewards. As for cartography, I did it twice, but each time I got a few Guild members to msg around towns until we gathered enough ppl. It didn't take long, but it took some work. -- Alaris_sig Alaris 13:43, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
I guess that all of those who are going for the exploration title should take the chance this weekend, that is IF it will even be attractive with the double faction reward. -- Nox Coma 22:19, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
Don't know if it is just me, but during this weekend there seems to be a massive amount of lag. Is there a specific reason for this??? User:The Cabal (Too lazy to log in :) ) 01:19, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

GvG Double-Reward Weekend -- 19 September 2008

Awwww comon! 3 PvP weekends in a row?
First a GvG weekend, then an alliance battle weekend and now a GvG weekend again? As a PvE fan I hope to see this balanced up with PvE weekends... -- Nox Coma 08:08, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Technically, last weekend WAS a PvE weekend too, with the International Speak like a Pirate Day event on. Still, it's double EN Rep weekend this weekend, so time to go farm Path to Revelations again. :D - Zaxares 12:57, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Double faction for Zkeys??

Is there any chance Anet wouldn't do double faction for using Z keys on chests? I've been saving my Z keys... BrankoZ 23:52, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

No. And the reason they will not is because other people are doing the same as you hoping for it. 14:02, 27 September 2008 (UTC)


The event notice says it doesn't work for books, but what about actual missions? If it normally rewards 1000 rep, will this weekend make it 2000?- VanguardUser-VanguardAvatar.PNG 23:40, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

It should — Seru User Seru Sig2.png Talk 14:07, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
Since that was incredibly vague I got off my ass and did a mission. I had around 17,000 asura rep before. Afterward, 23k when Normally it would have plopped me on 20k. Therefore, it works for missions.- VanguardUser-VanguardAvatar.PNG 17:38, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Event Ending

What happens if you're in an explorable area at the time the event should normally end. Does it still end at the given time by some small unnoticable update or does it revert back to normal at the next loading screen? -- Nox Coma 06:58, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Last I checked, say its double vanquish weekened, if the event ended and you were still in an explorable area you would keep the event until you zone 14:28, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
The only time I remember being kicked out was out of the EotN preview weekend. Maybe even the Shing Jea Boardwalk, but I was not there when it ended. But that's it. -- Alaris_sig Alaris 16:10, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
Special drops will continue until you zone, but 'double points' end at the exact time. 17:17, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
Thnx! -- Nox Coma 07:34, 11 October 2008 (UTC)