There’s a definite disturbance in the Mists when it comes to the Guild Wars 2 in-game store. Until people get comfortable playing the game the theorycrafting on this subject is just going to enrage many people. Serene minds prevail here and there, but it’s like breathing less to stop global warming.
So, on this humble blog let’s theorycraft, I say. Let’s theorycraft some crazy. ArenaNet is stockpiled with people of multitudinal imaginations, and there must be white boards filled with gem store crazies. Let’s help them add more from across the internet.
What are some crazy or fun gem store items you would like? Let’s make this fun too. Whichever comrades come up with best crazy, cool gem shop items [decided by me], they will win prizes (must have valid email with entry) from Kill Ten Rats. The current prizes are: (1) a sealed Guild Wars platinum edition, (2) a never been opened Art of Guild Wars hardcover, (3) two original [“official”] prints of artwork created and signed by Katy Hargrove* (4) 8 Guild Wars skill pins**, and (5) some amount of gems/gold on Guild Wars 2 launch***.
First place gets first choice, second place second choice, etc. ArenaNet employees are not eligible; go write on your own white boards. Non-North American people, I will do my best to cover shipping costs. You might have to work with me if you win and default to (5) or help me with shipping costs.
You may enter as many times as you wish. Please one comment per entry. Important note: You are not designing an item that will go into the game, this is purely conceptual. Deadline is April 25, 2012.
Cleaning the Fridge (cost about $1) – Consumable
Using this item randomly sends a letter to 10 random guildies explaining that you had to clean out your asuran microbial stasis food protection device. Each letter contains a random, weird piece of food, such as Roast March Hare (50% chance of speed boost for 1 sec. after each jump), Undead Thundershrimp Sashimi (gain 30 seconds of poison and regeneration), or Half-Eaten Schoolyard Lunch (For 30 seconds you cannot walk/run, but dodging costs no endurance).
Maddening Display of Nauseous Accentuations (cost about $1) – Consumable
For 30 minutes your clothes randomly change dye colors to any dye color every 2 minutes.
*One print is an early design concept of a more lizardlike Coatl with some minor flaws from where hanging magnets affected the ink, and the other is a two-page print for a papercraft “Oink Bank”. As far as I know the “Oink Bank” is unpublished.
**The pins are Aura of Displacement, Power Return, Gift of Health, two Distracting Shots, and three Meteor Showers.
***I am figuring a buck or two worth of gems. I will deliver them to your character in whatever form I can be it sending gold so you can buy the gems at the market or just raw gems.
Legal Skritt: This contest has no cash value, is not endorsed by ArenaNet or affiliates, and is void where prohibited. Enter at your own risk. Contestants must be of legal age to enter based on location of contestant.