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OpenCommunity Spring Community Weekend! 16th & 17th of April!

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Hi everyone!

The day of OpenCommunity's first birthday is fast approaching, and celebrations are definitely in order! In conjunction with our birthday, we are also celebrating OpenCommunity's first charity fundraising month. Throughout the entirety of April, culminating on the Community Weekend, we are giving out 50% of all donations OpenCommunity receives to The Cybersmile Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting cyberbullying and making the internet a better, safer place for everyone!

 

So what is the Community Weekend?

The Community Weekend celebration is a two-day event packed extravaganza of crazy, fun events, challenges, competitions, and some good old fashioned world boss slaying! All regularly scheduled events are off for the two days, and are instead replaced with Quaggan Hunts, Hide & Seek, Fashion Wars, and more!

 

When/where does it happen?

The event happens on the 16th and 17th of April, Saturday & Sunday! We start at 13:00 CEST with a Tequatl & Triple Trouble sandwich, and continue from there! You can join us at any time during the day, hop onto our TeamSpeak (ts.theopencommunity.org) and join in with the fun! The even is held on our TeamSpeak, with individual events sometimes being led in-game in Guild Wars 2, or out of game.

 

What kind of events are there? Are there any requirements to join? Will there be prizes?

There are all kinds of events happening (see full schedule below). We do our best to serve a mixed bag of all sorts of events, so that everyone gets to participate in something fun! We plan out the events so that they require minimal amounts of world exploration, setting locations in Lion's Arch or racial capitals, or areas adjacent to those! Coming on a level 80 character is recommended, but for most events it is not required! And yes! There will be prizes! Lots and lots of shiny prizes!

Additionally, we have a few events this time around which don't happen in Guild Wars 2 - either in another game or on TeamSpeak itself.

 

Are there any forum-based events as well?

Yes! We are going to hold a screenshot competition throughout the entire weekend! Best screenshot taken at any of the weekend events wins! Before the events start, we'll open a thread where people can share their screenshots! The contest will close on the 22nd, five days after the Community Weekend, so that everyone has time to go through their screenshots and find the best one! Soon after, the winner will be announced!

 

So what's the event schedule?

Here is the full event schedule. More information on individual events can be found below. (Times are in CEST [UTC+2])

Saturday (16th of April)

  • 13:00 - Gathering starts
  • 13:15 - Tequatl the Sunless
  • 14:00 - Triple Trouble
  • 15:15 - Hide and Seek
  • 17:00 - Protect the Quaggans!
  • 18:00 - Belcher's Bluff Contest
  • 18:00 - Challengenauts! (make sure to RSVP on the calendar!)
  • 19:30 - Tonic Race
  • 20:45 - Naked Tequatl
  • 21:20 - Fun Triple Trouble
  • 23:00 - Afterparty!

Sunday (17th of April)

  • 13:00 - Gathering starts
  • 13:15 - Tequatl
  • 14:00 - Triple Trouble
  • 15:15 - Jumping Puzzle Race
  • 16:00 - Scavenger Hunt
  • 18:00 - Improv Challenge
  • 19:00 - Fashion Wars
  • 20:45 - Naked Tequatl
  • 21:20 - Fun Triple Trouble
  • 23:00 - Afterparty!

[Times are in CEST (UTC+2)]

 

I want to know more about the individual events!

Here you go:

Saturday

 

Tequatl - 13:15 CEST [11:15 UTC/Server time]

Tequatl is the classic world boss that most of us know and love. We whack it on the head a couple of times and run off with the loot! Tactics for the event will be explained for anyone who is new to it!

Level requirement: 66 (80 recommended)
Location: Sparkfly Fen

 

Triple Trouble - 14:00 CEST [12:00 UTC/Server time]

Triple Trouble is the most difficult event in the game (bar the shiny new raids), and it's also one of the most fun ones! Join us in defeating the legendary Three-headed Wurm for fun, loot, and shinies! Tactics for the event will be explained for anyone who is new to it!

Level requirement: 56 (80 recommended)
Location: Bloodtide Coast

 

Hide and Seek - 15:15 CEST [13:15 UTC/Server time]

Hide and Seek is what it says on the tin. Commanders will hide in one of Tyria's maps, and it's up to everyone else to find them! Each commander also gives out a shiny when found. Commanders will always be in accessible locations (no gliding, no map breaking, no items or teleportation), and will give out hints when enough time has elapsed so the game is always fair and fun!

Level requirement: N/A
Location: Secret

 

Protect the Quaggans! - 17:00 CEST [15:00 UTC/Server time]

Those pesky quaggans just can't hold still! Players group themselves into teams (size and number of teams depending on amount of participants), and have to protect their designated player-quaggans from peril as the largely unaware critters run around and get in all sorts of trouble! We will be in Southsun Cove so things will definitely get karka-crazy!

Level requirement: 80 recommended
Location: Southsun Cove

 

Belcher's Bluff Contest - 18:00 CEST [16:00 UTC/Server time]

Belcher's Bluff is a Guild Wars 2 minigame of bluffing, drinking, and - you guessed it - belching! Players compete in pairs of 1v1 until we crown a champion, who gets a prize!

Level requirement: N/A
Location: Lion's Arch

 

Challengenauts - 18:00 CEST [16:00 UTC/Server time]

Sometimes people like a little bit of a break from Guild Wars! Join Wafflemancer in in the fun little game Awesomenauts and participate in the crazy fun! More info & RSVP on the Calendar entry for the event!

 

Tonic Race - 19:30 CEST [17:30 UTC/Server time]

Don your favorite costume, tonic or transformation, and let's race! Win fabulous prizes and have fun in a crazy race of quaggans, snowballs, and other assorted transformations!

Level requirement: N/A
Location: Secret

 

Naked Tequatl - 20:45 CEST [18:45 UTC/Server time]

Zhatian's champion isn't actually that scary - to the point where we can defeat it without even wearing any armor! Get naked - it's for charity!

Level requirement: 66 (80 recommended)
Location: Sparkfly Fen

 

Fun Triple Trouble - 21:20 CEST [19:20 UTC/Server time]

Level requirement: 56 (80 recommended)
Location: Bloodtide Coast

We like to think every Triple Trouble event we do is fun - but this one contains a built-in drinking game for the commanders! They'll receive a few commonly used words they're not allowed to say, and that's all you need to get three people really smashed! Anyone who wishes to join in with the commanders can do so if they are of legal drinking age, but remember to drink responsibly! The majority of participants who join us on "fun" Triple Trouble usually don't drink and have a good time just as well! And despite the distractions, our main focus is still getting the event done - and so far we've always pulled it off!

 

Afterparty! - After Triple Trouble

After the scheduled events are over, the sky is the limit. Anything can happen during the afterparty, but if history is any indication, this is the time for tipsy karaoke, massive quaggan trains moving accross Tyria, Asuraball, and more! Brace yourself, for the night is young, and there's a whole new day of events the next day as well!

 

Sunday

 

Tequatl - 13:15 CEST [11:15 UTC/Server time]

Tequatl is the classic world boss that most of us know and love. We whack it on the head a couple of times and run off with the loot!

Level requirement: 66 (80 recommended)
Location: Sparkfly Fen

 

Triple Trouble - 14:00 CEST [12:00 UTC/Server time]

Triple Trouble is the most difficult event in the game (bar the shiny new raids), and it's also one of the most fun ones! Join us in defeating the legendary Three-headed Wurm for fun, loot, and shinies!

Level requirement: 56 (80 recommended)
Location: Bloodtide Coast

 

Jumping Puzzle Race - 15:15 CEST [13:15 UTC/Server time]

We love jumping puzzles, they're a GW2 staple and it's always fun bumbling about and finding your way! We'll be jumping around lower-level or easily accessible areas so it's the fairest and most accessible for everyone!

Level requirement: N/A
Location: Secret

 

Scavenger Hunt - 16:00 CEST [14:00 UTC/Server time]

Start off with a single clue, work through riddles, puzzles, hints and rhymes to hunt down more clues to advance in the Scavenger hunt and win a fabulous prize!

Level requirement: N/A
Location: Secret

 

Improv Challenge - 18:00 CEST [16:00 UTC/Server time]

Groups compete against each other by having to create a short scene based on a theme given to us on the spot by the public! Come one, come all, join us in Lion's Arch and let's see what kind of hilarity ensues!

Level requirement: N/A
Location: Lion's Arch or racial capital

 

Fashion Wars - 19:00 CEST [17:00 UTC/Server time]

Who will be Tyria's next Top Model? Prepare your finest couture and dazzle both the audience and the judges! Whether it's the fiercest or the funniest look, bring your best and show everyone the best of what you've got!

Level requirement: N/A
Location: Lion's Arch or racial capital

 

Naked Tequatl (pt.2) - 20:45 CEST [18:45 UTC/Server time]

Zhatian's champion isn't actually that scary - to the point where we can defeat it without even wearing any armor! Get naked again - it's still for charity!

Level requirement: 66 (80 recommended)
Location: Sparkfly Fen

 

Fun Triple Trouble (pt.2) - 21:20 CEST [19:20 UTC/Server time]

We like to think every Triple Trouble event we do is fun - but this one contains a built-in drinking game for the commanders! They'll receive a few commonly used words they're not allowed to say, and that's all you need to get three people really smashed! Anyone who wishes to join in with the commanders can do so if they are of legal drinking age, but remember to drink responsibly! The majority of participants who join us on "fun" Triple Trouble usually don't drink and have a good time just as well! And despite the distractions, our main focus is still getting the event done - and so far we've always pulled it off!

Level requirement: 56 (80 recommended)
Location: Bloodtide Coast

 

Afterparty! - After Triple Trouble

After the scheduled events are over, the sky is the limit. Anything can happen during the afterparty, but if history is any indication, this is the time for tipsy karaoke, massive quaggan trains moving accross Tyria, Cards against OpenCommunity, and more! We'll send off our weekend of celebrations with a bang!

 

Let's now officially start the OpenCommunity April Community Weekend HYPE!!!!

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