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Hi everyone!

The day of OpenCommunity's third birthday is fast approaching, and celebrations are definitely in order!

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 official date of the Community Birthday is May 1st! Since it's a Tuesday, we're going to mark the occasion with a Tipsy Triple Trouble event at the regular TT time at 21:30 CEST while holding the celebration on the next weekend!

So, the Community Weekend event happens on Saturday & Sunday, the 5th and 6th of May! We usually start gathering and hanging out at around 13:00 CEST, and start the events officially at 14:00 CEST with a Triple Trouble to get nicely warmed up, 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 event is held on our TeamSpeak!

 

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 to no 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!

 

How can I support the event?

There are many ways to support the event! You can tell your friends, guildies, pets, and sentient plants about it, and invite them along! You can also donate in-game prizes to increase our prize pool for the weekend! You can mail anything you think would help as a prize to Lelling.6795 or Ellyxina.5023! Anyone donating prizes in value of 5g or more (either items or currency) will be entered into a prize raffle!

 

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])

Tuesday (1st of May)

  • 21:30 - Tipsy Triple Trouble

Saturday (5th of May)

  • 13:00 - Gathering starts
  • 14:00 - Triple Trouble
  • 15:15 - Hide and Seek
  • 16:30 - Tonic Race
  • 17:30 - Great Tyrian Bake Off
  • 18:30 - Escort Quest
  • 20:45 - Naked Shatterer
  • 21:30 - Triple Trouble
  • 23:00 - Afterparty!

Sunday (6th of May)

  • 13:00 - Gathering starts
  • 14:00 - Triple Trouble
  • 15:15 - Quaggan Hunt!
  • 16:30 - Jumping Puzzle Race
  • 17:30 - Belcher's Bluff
  • 19:00 - Fashion Wars
  • 20:45 - Naked Tequatl
  • 21:20 - Naked Triple Trouble
  • 23:00 - Afterparty!

[Times are in CEST (UTC+2)]

 

I want to know more about the individual events!

Here you go:

Saturday

 

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

Triple Trouble is the most difficult open world event in the game as far as coordination goes, 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

 

Tonic Race - 16:30 CEST [14:30 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 objects. The tonic race puts everyone on equal ground, as participants are transformed into tonics which disable their passive bonuses and prevent mounting! Transformed, racers must run through a series of checkpoints until they reach the finish line! Tonics will be provided!

Level requirement: N/A
Location: Secret

 

Great Tyrian Bake Off - 17:30 CEST [15:30 UTC/Server time]

Cooking in GW2 is one of the most diverse and tasty-looking in-game professions of any MMO, so what better way to celebrate it than by throwing a massive cook-off? The Bake Off is an event where participants get to practice their creativity with the Chef crafting profession. Contestants will be asked to submit dishes based on certain criteria, with the goal of creating the most unique menu in Tyria! On your marks, get set, BAKE!

Note: Use of the trading post is allowed, and the Chef crafting profession is not required!

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

 

Escort Quest - 18:30 CEST [16:30 UTC/Server time]

Ah, the Escort Quest - an RPG staple. Following around an NPC that moves way too slowly and keeps getting themselves into trouble is a classic MMO feeling, and what better way to relive it than to escort a defenseless, mountless friend from a starting area to a dangerous end-game zone as fast as possible without them dying? Participants will be grouped into groups of 4, and assigned one of our level 2 volunteers, who will then follow them around as they make their way to their goal!

Level requirement: 80
Location: Secret

 

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

The Shatterer is no challenge for such dedicated world boss slayers as us, and thus we challenge it to a fight wearing nothing but our birthday suits!

Level requirement: 50 (80 recommended)
Location: Blazeridge Steppes (Lowland Burns Waypoint)

 

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

The Triple Trouble event is a fast-paced, high-intensity event where three teams must coordinate their efforts to slay the three heads of the Wurm at the same time. Due to the large number of split-second decisions, TeamSpeak is required. No experience with the event is required, all tactics & mechanics are explained beforehand.

We'll be doing a naked Triple Trouble on the next day, so this is a good time to get some practice in for those who've never done it before!

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 silliness, massive quaggan trains moving accross Tyria, rolling around the world taking screenshots, and more! Brace yourself, for the night is young, and there's a whole new day of events the next day as well!

 

Sunday

 

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

The Triple Trouble event is a fast-paced, high-intensity event where three teams must coordinate their efforts to slay the three heads of the Wurm at the same time. Due to the large number of split-second decisions, TeamSpeak is required. No experience with the event is required, all tactics & mechanics are explained beforehand.

Later in the evening, we'll be doing a Naked Triple Trouble, so this is a good warm up!

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

 

Quaggan Hunt - 15:15 CEST [13:15 UTC/Server time]

Our Community Weekend events present a number of challenges for the players, organized by our commanders, but it's rarely the other way around - well, that's where the Quaggan Hunt comes in! The players hide around a single instance of one map, transformed into quaggans, while the Coomanders must do their best to assemble the largest squad of quaggans by finding them all! Quaggan tonics will be provided to those who don't have them!

Level requirement: N/A
Location: Secret

 

Jumping Puzzle Race - 16:30 CEST [14:30 UTC/Server time]

We love jumping puzzles - they're a classic GW2 feature of tears and toil, and what's more fun than that?  Join us for a fun Jumping Puzzle contest - we promise we wont pick the hard ones! All the contestants will be put on a level playing field, so don't worry if you don't have perma-swiftness or mounts as they wont come into play for the race!

Level requirement: N/A
Location: Secret

 

Belcher's Bluff - 17:30 CEST [15:30 UTC/Server time]

Belcher's Bluff is a minigame of drinking, bluffing, and - you guessed it - belching! It's a fun game and if past events are any indication, it can get surprisingly exciting when two players are neck and neck! Are you the ultimate Master of Om? Join us for a short Belcher's Bluff elimination-style competition where players compete in pairs of 1v1 until we crown a champion!

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

 

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

True to its name, Guild Fashion Wars is not a battle against the dragons, it's a battle against your friends and guildies' wardrobe choices! Who will be Tyria's next Top Model? Prepare your finest couture and dazzle both the audience and the judges! Note that riches aren't required to charm your audience - even rags can make a winning outfit! Whether it's the fiercest or the funniest look, bring your best and show everyone what you got!

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

 

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

There's something in the water! It's a shoulder piece, boots, leggings, and a fancy scarf. Don't worry, these aren't the remains of a fallen hero, this is just a sign of a good old Naked Tequatl party! Who even needs armor to defeat Zhaitan's champion? Throw away those clothes and let's party in the Sparkfly Fen!

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

 

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

Due to popular demand we are going to attempt to fight the ultimate world boss, the Three Headed Jungle Wurm, naked! Hold on to your hats - then throw them away - this is going to be a wild ride!

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 massive quaggan trains moving accross Tyria, tipsy conversations about the nature of the universe, and epic screenshot parties! We'll send off our weekend of celebrations with a bang!

 

Let's now officially start the OpenCommunity 3rd Birthday Celebration and Community Weekend HYPE!

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