I hate christmas. Too many lonely holidays
It's also interesting that they added an entry also for January 2013. They seem to be keeping up these additions.
Yea seems like it will be a big event patch each month, that's good... at least if it means big pvp in those same patches :P
Snowball fight sounds fun, I liked the costume brawl, and interesting moa bird transform started to work the same after lol
Your lord is under attack! Your lord is under attack!
What does everyone want for wintersday?
Mini quaggon for me. I hope there would be an option for it to transform into a monster like that one quaggon....
EDIT: Oh yeah, human Racials say hi
Right, they were gone in GW1 as well, but they were still obviously focused on the happenings of the world (the only reason they left was due to the destruction humans wrought with the magic they granted, then separated with the bloodstones). If they're still interested in Tyria (which I'm sure they are, they just don't want humanity to depend on them anymore IMO), they're taking a laissez faire approach. For all intents and purposes, and as far as humanity is concerned, they've been abandoned by the gods. The avatars still exist, but likely aren't as empowered as they were in GW1.
Tomoko Eternal Life, Kilik Eternal Sun, Eira Frozen Hearted, Ashara Emberlight,
Vuug The Deceiver, Grash Gravebuilder, Asgaut Divine Soul, Lera Dreamstealer
Right, the Favor of the Gods was the only direct way of interaction. There was plenty of indirect interaction, but always via avatars.
My point is (and correct me if I'm wrong, because I haven't been to every god statue in all of Tyria in GW2) the avatars only still exist deep in Arah, which implies that while the gods no longer grant their favor to all of Tyria, their shrines (where you can currently meet their avatars) either a) have a closer connection to the gods, or b) were imbued with stronger magic/avatars/essence of the gods that allows their avatars to still persist there.
And, as I've mentioned before, the devs have said it's unlikely we'll see the gods returning in any stronger fashion...I really need to find that quote, it's bugging me.
So, gods are gone, avatars are weakened, doubtful to see Avatars of Grenth and Dwayna fighting it out. But we'll see what happens.
I quite enjoyed the Halloween event, it was my first GW event since I've never played the first game, so I'm really looking forward to this one. It's cool to see that this one is going to be a longer event
I haven't -seen- shrines for the other gods, i was told that the Beautiful Lyssa Ice Cave has a shrine in it you can kneel at as well, however, being kinda anti snow zones i haven't located it myself, nor do i know where it is on the map... I'll hunt it down this weekend though!!
EDIT: The temples in Arah are long forsaken by the Gods, they are only Inhabited by the undead Priests/Priestesses of said gods and then other undead soldiers of Zhaitan.
While I don't think the costume brawl was trash I don't think it was very enjoyable. I much preferred the DOTA style pvp mini game that they had.