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    Dragon Bash! June 11, 2013 patch

    June 11, 2013

    Lion’s Arch honors the defiant spirit of its citizenry with the rousing Dragon Bash festival, when revelers laugh in the face of fear! Sponsored by the Captain’s Council of Lion’s Arch, Dragon Bash is a month-long celebration packed with all-new activities, fireworks, exclusive rewards, and surprises galore! The festival begins on June 11 and ends on July 9.
    Show no fear – Dragon Bash is here!

    Dragon Bash Events

    Dragon Bash Activities in Lion’s Arch – Begins June 11
    Lion’s Arch is the bustling epicenter of the Dragon Bash festivities. The Captain’s Council has spared no expense in decorating this proud, battered city, as evidenced by the giant holographic dragon harmlessly soaring overhead.

    Bash the Dragon! – Begins June 11
    Look for holographic projectors scattered all across Tyria during the celebration. These mini-projector devices contain hologram minions which can drop a Dragon Bash surprise… a Dragon Coffer! Starting June 18, you’ll also find dragon effigies all across Tyria during Dragon Bash. Perform a ritual dance and light the effigy to receive a temporary boost!

    Developer Livestream – June 11 at 12PM PDT
    Take an inside look at Dragon Bash with ArenaNet devs during the livestream on ourTwitch channel on Tuesday, June 11 at 12PM PDT.

    Dragon Ball – Begins June 11
    The ancient Tyrian pastime of Dragon Ball returns! Teams of players test their Dragon Ball skills against one another in this fast-paced game of skill and reflexes. Get ready to dodge!

    Moa Racing – Begins June 11
    Pick the fastest moa! Farshore Ward in Lion’s Arch is the site of fast and furious Moa Racing, where you can bet on your favorite moa racers!

    Dragon Piñatas – Begins June 11
    In major cities around Tyria, you’ll find dragon piñatas strung up in honor of the festival. Break these open to receive tasty Dragon Bash candy!

    Dragon Bash Fireworks – June 14-17
    Watch the skies above Lion’s Arch come alive with an explosive fireworks show every night in-game. Thefireworks begin at 9AM PDT on Friday, June 14 and will go off every two hours until 12PM PDT Monday, June 17. Stay through the spectacular finale and receive a unique festival helm – The Horns of the Dragon!

    The Dragon Effigy Lighting Ceremony – Begins June 18
    Join the Captain’s Council and other dignitaries as they light dragon effigies in the Grand Piazza of Lion’s Arch starting June 18. Hosted by the jovial Magnus the Bloody Handed, this ceremony will be full of merriment and surprises.


    New Rewards

    Horns of the Dragon
    This unique helm is only available to players who attend an entire fireworks show in Lion’s Arch, which occurs every two hours during the in-game evening from June 14 to June 17.

    Holographic Dragon Wings
    This dragon wing back item is only available as a very rare drop in the Dragon Ball Arena and throughout Tyria during the celebration. Ambitious adventurers who collect a large amount of Dragon Bash candy can obtain these exclusive holographic festival wings.

    Holographic Shattered Dragon Wings
    Dedicated festival goers who earn the Dragon Bash Meta Achievement will receive this imposing back item – a set of holographic Shattered dragon wings!

    Dragon Coffer
    This special reward chest, which drops only during Dragon Bash, is packed with treats and a chance for fireworks, a hologram minion mini, and Dragon’s Jade weapon skins!

    Dragon’s Jade Weapon Skins
    Show your Dragon Bash spirit with these cool new weapon skins with a distinctly draconic look. You can find weapon tickets inside Rich Dragon Coffers and (rarely) in Dragon Coffers, and exchange them for weapon skins from Black Lion Weapon Specialists in every major city!

    Helmed Moa Racer Mini
    You’ll only find this adorable helmed version of the moa mini during Dragon Bash! Purchase this mini with vouchers earned from the Moa Racing activity.

    New Features in this Release

    Fight to Keep Your Spot on the PvP Leaderboards
    We’ve improved the way that the PvP leaderboards reflect excellence! Inactive players will automatically start to slip down the leaderboards over time, allowing new and active players an opportunity to fight their way up to a higher rank. This means that the leaderboards will more accurately represent the best PvP players.

    Authorized Shoutcaster Program
    In the new Authorized Shoutcaster Program, when highly rated PvP teams are matched-up in rated play, authorized shoutcasters will receive a notification and be allowed to enter that match as a spectator to bring you the action on a slight time delay.

    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-ga.../june-11-2013/

    Last edited by Karizee; 2013-06-04 at 01:46 PM.
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    Looks pretty amazing

    Kinda getting my hopes up seeing there is 2 types of coffers... hmm.

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    Plus you can earn the wings!

    I can't get the song out of my head lol.
    ♪ BASH the Dragon! ♫ SMASH the Dragon! ♪ Drive it right back into its den!
    ♫ BASH the Dragon! ♪ SMASH the Dragon! ♫ May it never rise up again!
    Who knows more of gods than I? Horse gods and fire gods, gods made of gold with gemstone eyes, gods carved of cedar wood, gods chiseled into mountains, gods of empty air... I know them all.
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    Damn, those Jade Dragon weapons look good. I might even buy some RNG boxes for this event if I don't get any tickets from a random drop. DAMN YOU ANET!!!!

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    The song is absolutely amazing! I love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelevandros View Post
    The song is absolutely amazing! I love it
    In it's entirety...

    This world has lived in shadow from a pair of demons wings.
    But none here fear the future or the darkness that it brings.
    The monster puts on quite a show, expecting us to yield!
    But there's just one course of action when we take up sword and shield!

    Bash the dragon, smash the dragon, drive it right back into its den!
    Bash the dragon, smash the dragon, may it never rise up ever again!
    Who knows more of gods than I? Horse gods and fire gods, gods made of gold with gemstone eyes, gods carved of cedar wood, gods chiseled into mountains, gods of empty air... I know them all.
    ~Euron "Crow's Eye" Greyjoy

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    Nooooo. This song is sooooo sooooo awful. I wanna forget about it now :O

    Beetle race from GW1 seems cooler concept. But we'll see.

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    Dragon Ball, I am going to OWN YOU. Those wings will be MINE!
    Who knows more of gods than I? Horse gods and fire gods, gods made of gold with gemstone eyes, gods carved of cedar wood, gods chiseled into mountains, gods of empty air... I know them all.
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    So this is their replacement for the Cantha festival? Seems slightly early. I recall Dragon Fest being like mid to late July.

    How is this even supposed to work given no Shing Jae Monastery or true Cantha presence anywhere? Seems weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    So this is their replacement for the Cantha festival? Seems slightly early. I recall Dragon Fest being like mid to late July.

    How is this even supposed to work given no Shing Jae Monastery or true Cantha presence anywhere? Seems weird.
    Well it seems not to be a festival to praise dragons but to bash them. I'm guessing in lore it has nothing to do with any Canthan holiday.

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    ANet sent dragon pinatas to a number of gaming websites - here's the results!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=F0LX5TJGyQ8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=0eaIs3ibzqw
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    Because it's not in celebration of the blessing of the Celestial Dragon, it's in celebration of survival against the Dragons. The last week does correspond to the Canthan Dragon Festival, however.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryngo Blackratchet View Post
    Yeah, Rhandric is right, as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    So this is their replacement for the Cantha festival? Seems slightly early. I recall Dragon Fest being like mid to late July.

    How is this even supposed to work given no Shing Jae Monastery or true Cantha presence anywhere? Seems weird.
    Dragon Festival is "Summer", Dragon Bash seems to have drifted from the Canthan origins into a Krytan/Norn festival of heroism in the face of dragons, though I guess we'll see once the event goes live if there's any in game explanation for the shift.

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    Judging from their video, the Jade Weapons look great. Ugh, why are all the cool looking stuff in the RNG boxes again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozerjun View Post
    Judging from their video, the Jade Weapons look great. Ugh, why are all the cool looking stuff in the RNG boxes again...
    Because it's how you get money from addicts... :-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svifnymr View Post
    Because it's how you get money from addicts... :-p
    Oh I know why they do it, I'm just stating woe is me since I won't be buying the boxes/keys (haven't done it since Halloween).

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    Just watched the video. So they are bringing back the jade weapons too?

    Huh. I am slightly confused by this thing, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    Just watched the video. So they are bringing back the jade weapons too?

    Huh. I am slightly confused by this thing, lol.
    It's more of an evolution of the old dragon festival.

    Basically it's a new event with the same name as the old one.

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    O.M.G. I want those wings in the worst way. I really hope they aren't a pain in the ass to get.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doozerjun View Post
    Judging from their video, the Jade Weapons look great. Ugh, why are all the cool looking stuff in the RNG boxes again...
    Ditto this.

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    O.M.G. I want those wings in the worst way. I really hope they aren't a pain in the ass to get.
    Seems to be 2 wing sets.

    One you get from the meta and the other which I am assuming is a better version is a rare drop.

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