Wintersday and more coming to Guild Wars 2

Wintersday
The Eggman Cometh!

Citizens of Tyria, start having those feelings of cheer! The time of Wintersday is upon us this year!

What is there to look forward to you ask? Why it’s all on the event page, you silly dolyak.

Toymaker Tixx will be visiting all of the good girls and boys, stopping at each racial city, and offering everyone unique toys. There will also be events both fun and engaging, and even the djinn Zommoros is getting in on the celebrating. He will have access to choirs and a PvP snowball fight, as well as a new jumping puzzle for those with feet that are light.

But that is not all my fellow players, for Arenanet has some changes for the WvWers. As announced on the forums, they’re making things more accessible, with Breakout events to help disadvantaged players assemble. They will also be punishing disconnectors, and those who Alt+F4 will now only be rewarded with their own whimpers.

That is only the tip of the iceberg for what is in store. So what are you waiting on? Oh right, the event to begin. What a chore.

How to Throw Grenades

So I get asked every few days what I use when I say, “I’m using the combat mod in gw2”. Instead of explaining what it is and why its useful every time, I am posting this video to show what it does. Its useful for AoE’s (like grenades) when you want to spam the hell out of them, because you have a quick point of reference (the crosshair) and you only have to hit the AoE button once. Arena Net has not approved this mod officially, but they have “approved to share” the mod. This is Arena Net’s way of saying that they can’t say its okay (as it breaks ToS) but that they aren’t going to prevent it from being used. I have personally been using this mod for months now with no repercussions. If you want to try the mod, there is a link to the original reddit post in the youtube description with the details on how to set it up properly.

Happy Halloween

Master Cheif vs Samus

Master Cheif vs Samus
Master Cheif vs Samus
Here are the pumpkins Excel and I carved this year.  I call this one “Master Chief vs Samus”.  In case you don’t recognize them…  Master Chief (left) – Samus Aran (right).

If you haven’t done so already, make sure you hop on to GW2 and check out the great events that A-net has put together for the community.  Costume brawls, pumpkin carving, jumping puzzles and more.

Hyatt