Weekend events/2010

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2010

December

  • Wintersday is Coming! -- 16 December 2010
Beginning at 2 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Thursday, December 16, you can enjoy lots of Wintersday Festival fun, including special quests and activities, seasonal items, the Snowball Arena, and more. Get details on www.guildwars.com, and join the event though January 4!
  • GvG Double-Reward Weekend -- 10 December 2010
GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.
  • Double faction in competitive missions -- 3 December 2010
Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.
GWW Note: Although not mentioned in the announcement, you will also earn double Balthazar faction in competitive missions during this event.

November

  • Special Treats Weekend -- 24 November 2010
This holiday weekend, from Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Wednesday until 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday, November 28, you will find Slices of Pumpkin Pie and Hard Apple Cider as random drops throughout all the lands of Tyria!
  • Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend -- 19 November 2010
Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.
  • Double XP for elite captures and double green item drop rate -- 12 November 2010
Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players will receive double experience for capturing elite skills. Instead of gaining 250 times their level in experience, players will receive 500 times their level in experience. Players will also have double odds of receiving green items from bosses. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.
  • Codex Arena Bonus Weekend -- 5 November 2010
Enter the Codex Arena this weekend and earn double Balthazar faction points! You also gain double honor points for consecutive victories! The Codex Arena bonus weekend begins at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday and runs until Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT).

October

  • Halloween 2010 -- 21 October 2010
Starting Thursday, October 21, at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) the celebration begins with creepy consumable items, brand-new quests, the annual Costume Brawl, and an appearance by Mad King Thorn himself on October 31st! The fun doesn't end until November 2! For more information, visit www.guildwars.com.
  • Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend -- 15 October 2010
Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.
  • Arena Bonus Weekend -- 8 October 2010
Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.
  • Double Gold, Scrolls and XP for Vanquishing -- 1 October 2010
Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, receive double the gold and experience rewards when you successfully vanquish certain areas in Hard Mode. In addition, we've doubled the drop rate of scrolls, and scroll effects will last twice as long as normal. These bonuses last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).
GWW Note: Although not mentioned in the announcement, you will earn double faction or promotion/reputation points after vanquishing relevant areas during this event.

September

  • GvG Double-Reward Weekend -- 24 September 2010
GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.
  • Talk Like a Pirate Event -- 17 September 2010
Avast! Starting at noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, NPCs in Lion's Arch and Kamadan will talk like salty sea dogs. The Talk Like a Pirate Event will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Tuesday. Arrh!
  • Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points -- 10 September 2010
This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.
  • Double faction in competitive missions -- 3 September 2010
Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

August

  • Triple key/lockpick drops AND double your luck points -- 27 August 2010
This weekend through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT), you'll find plenty of keys and lockpicks with the triple drop rate. Plus, you'll get double lucky/unlucky points for using lockpicks on chests!
  • Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend -- 20 August 2010
Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.
  • Double Luxon and Kurzick title points -- 13 August 2010
Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 5,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.
  • Codex Arena Bonus Weekend -- 6 August 2010
Enter the Codex Arena this weekend and earn double Balthazar faction points! You also gain double honor points for consecutive victories! The Codex Arena bonus weekend begins at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday and runs until Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

July

  • Eye of the North Reputation Weekend -- 30 July 2010
Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.
  • Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend -- 23 July 2010
Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.
  • Wintersday in July -- 16 July 2010
This weekend, Wintersday Priests will open access to the Snowball Arena from Lion's Arch, Droknar's Forge, Ascalon City, Kamadan, and the Great Temple of Balthazar. For those who choose to stay out adventuring instead, there will also be special Wintersday-themed item drops from monsters across the land. Wintersday in July will begin at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday and last until 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 18.
  • Arena Bonus Weekend -- 9 July 2010
Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.
  • Cantha Commemorates the Dragon Festival -- 1 July 2010
This weekend, Canthans celebrate the historic Dragon Festival. Enjoy quests and games and prizes, oh my! Visit the Boardwalk, jump into the Dragon Arena, score cool prizes, too. The event takes place in Shing Jea Monastery starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, July 1 and it wraps up at 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 4.

June

  • Double XP for elite captures and double green item drop rate -- 25 June 2010
Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, players will receive double experience for capturing elite skills. Instead of gaining 250 times their level in experience, players will receive 500 times their level in experience. Players will also have double the odds of receiving green items from bosses. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.
  • GvG Double-Reward Weekend -- 18 June 2010
GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.
  • Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points -- 11 June 2010
This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.
  • Double Tournament Reward Points -- 4 June 2010
Starting at 12:01 PM Pacific Time (-7 GMT) on Friday, you will earn double Tournament Reward Points for GvG. This lasts until 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

May

  • Double Gold, Scrolls and XP for Vanquishing -- 28 May 2010
Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, receive double the gold and experience rewards when you successfully vanquish certain areas in Hard Mode. In addition, we've doubled the drop rate of scrolls, and scroll effects will last twice as long as normal. These bonuses last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).
  • Double Luxon and Kurzick title points -- 21 May 2010
Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 5,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.
  • Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend -- 14 May 2010
Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.
  • Eye of the North Reputation Weekend -- 7 May 2010
Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

April

  • Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend -- 30 April 2010
Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.
  • Happy 5th Anniversary, Guild Wars! -- 22 April 2010
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Guild wars, [sic] we will be holding a special weekend event from Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, April 22 through Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, April 29. For more information on the festivities, check out the official website http://www.guildwars.com/.
  • Codex Arena Bonus Weekend -- 16 April 2010
Enter the Codex Arena this weekend and earn double Balthazar faction points! You also gain double honor points for consecutive victories! The Codex Arena bonus weekend begins at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday and runs until Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).
  • Arena Bonus Weekend -- 9 April 2010
Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.
  • Sweet Treat Weekend -- 2 April 2010
This weekend, from Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday until 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, you will get a double dose of springtime goodness with random drops of Chocolate Bunnies and Golden Eggs in all of the lands of Tyria.

March

  • Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points -- 26 March 2010
This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.
  • GvG Double-Reward Weekend -- 19 March 2010
GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7GMT) [sic] through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.
  • Special Items This Weekend -- 12 March 2010
Through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Tuesday, March 16, you will be able to gather Shamrock Ale and Four-Leaf Clovers as random drops throughout all the lands of Tyria. Enjoy the weekend, and remember: think green!
  • Double faction in competitive missions -- 5 March 2010
Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

February

  • Double Luxon and Kurzick title points -- 26 February 2010
Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 5,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.
  • Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend -- 19 February 2010
Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.
  • Canthan New Year! -- 12 February 2010
Join us this weekend as we celebrate the Canthan New Year Festival. Decorations will be hung in Lion's Arch, Kamadan, and Shing Jea Monastery. The event will start in Shing Jea Monastery at Noon Pacific time (-8 GMT) on Friday, February 12, and will conclude at 11:59 AM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Monday [sic] February 15.

January

  • Wintersday Returns! -- 29 January 2010
Due to technical issues with the Festival Hat distribution during the the Wintersday finale, the event will return for one week with all the usual activities. It begins at Noon PST on Friday, Janaury 29 and runs until 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, February 7. The finale takes place on February 7, giving you another chance to pick up a Wintersday Festival Hat! If you can't make it to the finale, there will be special collectors who will exchange Wintersday Festival Hats for Candy Cane Shards.
GWW Note: Although not mentioned in the announcement, a "Triple key/lockpick drops AND double your luck points" weekend event was held during 29-31 January 2010 alongside Wintersday Returns.
  • Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend -- 22 January 2010
Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.
  • Eye of the North Reputation Weekend -- 15 January 2010
Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.
  • Arena Bonus Weekend -- 8 January 2010
Starting at Noon (-8 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-8 GMT) Pacific.