[GW2] Guild Wars 2 Beta Key Contest

Congrats to all the winners! My favorite was  “to go back to their roots” as simple, and oft-repeated as it was. The winners, all randomly chosen, are:

Nicc0 – Oggy – Zazuki – alp – Peter Mackie – Bevis212 – TheSanto – Wok – Brimstar – Ancrath – Talzin – Moxxi – Stcha – Pirateking – Max Okazaki – Genzi – Andre Simmonds – Dark Link – Scott – Smi

Emails containing the key have been sent out. Please check  your spam folders as “winning” + links is usually spam anyways.

EDIT: Talk about a response! We are unfortunately ending this contest a bit early as we’re approaching technical issues. Thank you all for entering. I will determine the winners by the end of Friday. –Rav

ArenaNet was awesome enough to throw a couple Guild Wars 2 beta keys for the upcoming beta weekend our way. Did I say a couple? How about twenty! These keys are good just for the Guild Wars 2 weekend event occurring June 8-10.

How to enter? Simply answer this question via comments below: Why did the sylvari cross the road? with a clever, bookah answer by the end of this Friday, June 1st. (Hint: “to get to the other side” is not a clever, bookah answer.) Please leave a valid email with the comment, and only one entry per person please. I will then randomly choose 20 participants on Saturday, June 2nd and notify the winners here and privately via email.

Good luck, and thanks to ArenaNet!


3,352 thoughts on “[GW2] Guild Wars 2 Beta Key Contest”

        1. Because I am out of weed, and I badly need to discover new worlds.

        1. “cause the silvary did have enaugh free gems to cross the road to get on the other sevrer”

        2. To Get A Guild Wars 2 Beta Key Because his Family is Broke and Dying of a Swift Bankrupt and is awesome!!!!!!!!!!! :(

        1. “To seed on the other side.” Made my day mate! Good luck with the beta key! XD

      1. because his side is obviously from a previous game gotta keep moving on up

      2. Q: Why did the sylvari cross the road?

        A: Did it? Or we just think it did?

    1. Why did the sylvari cross the road?

      Because it thought it saw Ventari and Roran on the other side.

    2. Why did the sylvari cross the road?

      So that they can expand themselves and prepare for the fights that are coming.

    3. to kill the dragon that stole my beta key and bring it back to me…cause they’re cool like that.

    4. As a sylvari i don’t understand your human jokes but “wouldn’t it be to get to the other side” (said in a unsure way) *tilts head to the side with a curious look on his face*

    5. Because it saw a “Guild Wars 2 – Collector’s Edition” on the other side.

    6. Why did the sylvari cross the road?

      To go home and be a Family man!

    7. Why did the sylvari cross the road?

      because his guild was on the other side, heard he could get some good loot. :)

      1. Pourquoi les Sylvaris traverser la route?

        Pour découvrir que les locaux d’ArenaNet ne sont pas très loin… il suffit de traverser la route, c’est à 100m.

    8. Because the butterfly they have been following around all day has just crossed the road in front of them.

    9. Because someone said “if you cross the road, I will kill you and Guild Wars 2 would be destroyed for all time but if you stay here, you stay alive.”

    10. Because the Sylvari had to, someone else might’ve gotten it wrong.

    11. Why did the sylvari cross the road?


      The Road goes ever on and on
      Down from the door where it began.
      Now far ahead the Road has gone,
      And I must follow, if I can,
      Pursuing it with eager feet,
      Until it joins some larger way
      Where many paths and errands meet.
      And whither then? I cannot say.

    12. Why did the sylvari cross the road?
      To get to the honey mead bar-Bees Nees Bar

    13. Because he took a lichen to a sylvari on the other side. But alas, it was a fruitless pursuit.

    14. It followed the trail of blue and red smarties. Wouldn’t make sense to follow the yellow ones, who likes those anyways?

    15. cause if he dosn’t, he ll never know what is waiting for him on the over side of the road : Lot of adventure in Guild wars 2 !!! :)

    16. Why did the sylvari cross the road?

      ‘Mother Nature was calling’…

    17. To help Wile E. Coyote cross the road without getting flattened by an oncoming vehicle.

        1. She had a hot date with an elementalist, she was headed to the nursery to get her hedges trimmed up.

    18. Becuase the Tyranids had entered area and consumed all life, the Sylvari sought to escape the Insectoid marauders

    19. Because a band of charr was chasing them with a “Charrzooka.”

    20. To explore the world for all it has to offer on her very own adventure, all the while taking her trusty canine friend along for the journey. It’s the best reason, the only reason, and a seemingly popular one ;)

    21. So there was this event, right? And apparently you have to get into this yellow circle to get into the event, so this Sylvari was trying to reach this circle but couldn’t catch it since it was moving. It’s became sort of an event on it’s own, just to reach this bleeding circle but it was futile.

      After quite a few minutes of chasing Sylvari met some other adventurers trying to get inside the event zone. They decided to run together just for fun, since it wasn’t helping in any practical way.

      There was this funny little Asura, who happened to be a Warrior which made everyone laugh since he was nearly half as big as Charr Mesmer’s longsword. On the other hand this Mesmer was quite rubbish, because when they asked him to speed them up magically he just growled and said something about “fancy magic for sissies” and that “real Charr makes only dangerous magic” which made everyone wonder why on Earth would he choose to be a Mesmer in the first place.

      There was also Norn Necromancer who hated undead and was repeating this statement every two minutes which made even less sense than the previous two guys. Fortunately he was quite alright with curses. Those magic ones, I mean. Not that it could help in this situation, but it still was reassuring. Eventually they will catch up with the event and every skill could be useful.

      Last, but not least there was this human thief. Well, he was with them only for a minute, nicked all the gold from Charr’s pocket and disappeared. Never trust humans, I think that’s the lesson from this.

      After long and tiring run they finally did it. They got inside the event, ready to use their unique, however peculiar, skills for the good of the team. To fight evil and chaos. To make sure that Tyria becomes a slightly better place after this complteing this task.

      So there was a road ahead of them and event description said “check what’s on the other side”.

      So the Sylvari crossed the road.

    22. Why did the sylvari cross the road? He didn’t have enough money to use the waypoints. :D

    23. The sylvari crossed the road because they know that travel broadens your mind.

    24. To further their understanding of these mystical constructs that the humans call roads.

    25. Because the charr on the other side “woodnt“ quit “barking“ orders…

    26. …to see if he could find 5 Red Iris Flowers for Nicholas the Traveler.

    27. Why did the sylvari cross the road?

      Because someone hinted about hidden treasures on the other side..

    28. Because they heard elfs were coming into the game and are going to kick them out

    29. The Sylvari crossed the road to kill the elder dragon on the other side.

    30. The sylvari crossed the road because…EVIL THREATENS TYRIA, BUT OUR DREAM WILL GUIDE THROUGH DARKNESS…TO DAWN!!!!!!

    31. Because his side was burning, and fire is super effective against grass type

    32. To escape all the players that are wishing they could “roll” a sylvari…

    33. He/she was curious about what is on the other side.

      (hopefully she found release dates!)

    34. Why did the Sylvari cross the road?
      To travel to the heart of the Pale Tree and ask if it could send them some GW2 beta keys. :D

      the tree is clever enough to make this a clever answer i think, isn’t it? :P

    35. “Why did the Sylvari cross the road?”

      The Sylvari crossed the road to learn. It wished to impart more knowledge onto the Pale tree, so that the rest of it’s kind would be more prepared for the world outside The Grove. That’s why all Sylvari cross THE road.

    36. Because it had bronchitis and nobody got time fo dat. SWET JESUS!!!!

    37. You see, there was in fact something shiny on the other side of the road. Given that the Sylvari are curious in nature, there was no chance of escape from the shiny object across the road. Our little Sylvari had to do it, not because it wanted to, but because it needed to see what was so glittery.

    38. Because the great adventure alvais waits ont the othre side of the road

    39. ah easy once my fellow bookah,sylvari always cross each road they have in the way to find more answer the world have to give and adventure to discover,is in their nature.

      If the world give you Road,you dont need to be smart to move your foot and follow your way through

    40. Because, due to an unlikely series of events, involving a chicken, an methane explosion in a local guild hall, a dawn flash flood, and fit of epilpsy, our hero found himself fleeing a large dragon dog, itself suffering from insomnia due to a particularly loud owl and dehydration, through a small dense wood and into a local settlement, founded in 1184AE by a group of nomadic norn with crimminal backgrounds, which happened to have a single road between our hero and the safeest place he could hide, a seedy looking tavern with a 2 for 5 coin Hunter’s Ale happy hour deal.

    41. Why did the Sylvari cross the road?
      To run from the other servers hunting zerg.

    42. It’s not the sylvari who cross the road, but the road who cross the sylvari !!!

    43. Because it heard the land calling out for champions on the other side and wanted to answer.

    44. Q: “Why did Sylvari cross the road?”

      A: “Because the dragon was on the other side”

    45. Because of increased numbers of plant eating insects on their own side ;D hehe

    46. The sylvari crossed the road because the light was green!

    47. The sylvari crossed the road because the wind blew her seedlings to the otherside.

    48. Q: Why did the sylvari cross the road?

      A: To get his BW2 access key of course!

    49. answer: Because they come to help other races in future fight against the awakening evil.(for example dragons)

    50. The sylvari crossed the road because they saw in their Dreams, that the site of their road is going to be destroyed by a huge nyan cat, who’s blue rainbow line was damaged by goblins, causing a failure in cuteness-time-gravity engine, causing it to crash right on the silvary site. The TBI (Tiryan Biro of Investigation), think that the goblins were part of the terrorist group Al’Crafta, from the dark old lands of Azeroth, trying to destroy the new world of Tyria, for their new system of no holy trinity, and free movement, that’s against their classic mmonian religion…
      Sad, but true :/

    51. Because there is a Delorean at the other saide, so he can travel forward to the GW2 release date!

    52. So he could get the treasure chest on the other side and get all the gold

  1. Silly bookah, I have not the time to hear petty simple minded jokes about the Slyvari. I’m busy in this game of Polymorph.

  2. Because there was his zerg of asuras and norns on the second side of the road and he wanted to gank a red base.

  3. “To get to the other side” may not be a bookah answer, but it would be a very Sylvari answer. They’re very curious and direct.

    However, given what I know of Sylvari I’d say that a more appropriate answer would be:

    To find out what is on the other side.

  4. To see what is going on on the other side of road. Because Sylvaris are very curious.

  5. because they are tired to wait and they want to play with us! :D

  6. To watch on poor people, cutting trees and destroying nature. Then they came back to “their” side :)

  7. Why did the Sylvari cross the road? To avoid being made into a salad.

  8. Because it was delivering my GW2 beta key with haste, not even pausing to check the road for rampaging Charr. So great is his dedication, so important his cause, that his own life means nothing in comparison to his task: the safe delivery of the GW2 beta key.

  9. Because adventuring all around Tyria in the opposite direction was too time consuming.

  10. Why did the sylvari cross the road?
    Because the the other side had a brightly colored forest…

  11. It’s a trick question i say! The Sylvari would never cross a road. Roads are a synthetic man made product made from bitumen – a series of Hydrocarbons extracted from crude oil. The Sylvari are the Tree Lovers of Tyria and their dictionaries don’t consist of the word “road” ! If they were to ever cross a “road” – it would be to simply spread some quick growing seeds over the surface of the road! Thank you. :)

  12. There was a Dynamic Event coming/happening on the other side.

  13. She was tired of having to ask the others to leaf her alone.

  14. Why did the Sylvari cross the road?
    To get back to the forest obviously!

  15. He did not cross, he slipped on a peel of a friend and ended up the other side of the road!

  16. . . . to kill ten rats of course, he had a quest and they only spawn on the other side

  17. Because he was hunting a Charr raiding party and the road got in his way.

  18. Because Heart event zone was being funny and was ending in the middle of the road.

  19. To escape the onslaught of termites that seem to spawn in the beginner area of every other MMO.

  20. To get busy with Poison Ivy.

    bow chicka bow wow

    And b/c my Amazon preorder doesn’t include beta key. I’m a slave to amazon prime.

  21. To get to the Pale Tree to enter the Dream of Dreams in order to obtain the ultimate knowledge!

    To enter get to the Pale Tree and enter the dream of dreams in order to obtain ultimate knowledge!

  22. The Sylvari crossed the road, because in her dream she saw snowy monsters and their danger, she dreamed about the dragon Jormag in the north, and his danger to oppress the Norn, shortly after her awakening, she traveled north, to aid the Norn against their fight against Jormag, this is one road of many to cross, on her way north towards her goal, where she will be spending her life until Jormag or herself is defeated.

      1. You’re an idiot. It says nothing about the answer needing to be a joke. It says “be cleaver and bookah”. *smh*

  23. Why did the sylvari cross the road?

    Well, he saw a young fair maiden with white flowing hair! Isn’t that obvious? DUH~!#

  24. because someone build the road through his way back to arbor bay !

  25. he hasnt crossed the road yet, but give him a few and im sure he will shortly

  26. Why they crossed the road? Because the other side of the road doesn’t have the Beta weekend.

    (get it?)

  27. Because he wasn’t in the beta. The elite road is beta-testers only, duh.

  28. The question is not why the sylvari crosses the road, but why the road moves itself in the direction the sylvari was going.

  29. It couldn’t find a warp zone. Same problem as Mario… and Asura.

  30. They cross the road because the wind flew his clothes to the other side, and they dont like to be naked, because it reminds them the autumn.

  31. Why did the Sylvari cross the road?
    Because Gordan Ramsay were out of lettuce.

  32. Because a Charr said the word “Gullible” was carved into a rock on the other side. :)

  33. To blend in with the shrubbery. This side of the road clashed with his celery complexion.

  34. to reach the Dark Side of the Moon…so he can see a live gig of Pink Floyd!!!

  35. The sylvari crossed the road to get to the “other side”….. yup it was a very suicidal sylvari who no longer wanted to live :(

  36. Because this side was reserved for playable races in the beta weeekend.

  37. Thy Sylvari crossed the road to look smaller (and therefore more intelligent) to any person on the one side of the road. You should really know this by now, bookah…

  38. Because they wanted to learn more about life in Kryta since they are a new species and have a lot to learn about the world.

  39. …to walk amongst the vegetation, spreading their pollen as they wove their way through the depths of the forest, in order to pollinate the plants on the other side.

  40. Because the other side was sunnier, so they can photosynthesise.

  41. He didnt, the Sylvari got ran over and died…

    Q: When will GW2 cross the road?
    A: When it’s ready.

  42. He crossed the road to get there where no sylvari has been before.

  43. Because potheads were on the other side and they wanted to “do” weed.

  44. To loot the dead Dolyak. This damn beasts always lose their track …

  45. Why did the Sylvari Cross the Road?

    To kick bubble gum and chew ass.. Wait..

  46. to join his/her mommy sylvari who needs help planting majic beans! obviously the father sylvari is busy with man things…:P

  47. To escape the enraged, child-eating Bookah, while also trying not to wake the camp of bookahs down the road, seeing as one angry bookah is better than a camp of angry bookahs!

  48. Because they saw:
    an asura fishing in the sea
    a norn chopping down a tree
    a human giving waffles for free
    and a charr running away from an angry bee

  49. Why did the Slyvari cross the road?
    Because he married a Birch.

  50. To get to the greener grass on the other side, so he could count sheep, and fall back into the Dream of Dreams!

  51. Sylvari crossed the road, because she saw a charr-baby crying on the other side of the road.

  52. It is the nature of the Sylvari to cross roads, and wherever their curiosity takes them.

  53. because a tree fell across the road.. (Silva is Latin for forest)

  54. Why did the sylvari cross the road?
    So you guys could ask this question and give us a chance to win a beta key. Thus making us to play the Sylvari race out of gratitude.

  55. Why did the Sylvari cross the road? Because the wind blew them over there.

  56. Because this particular Silvari is easily persuaded, you see. Why does one listen to others? We listen in hopes such active caring will, in turn, benefit us. That is what this young one sought. This one’s true love (or so the poor girl dared to hope) encouraged this one to cross with him. She hadn’t known him for long, but she felt something for him, and agreed to cross the street… not knowing his plan… to push…

    They got to the middle – a horde of centaur – his plan in motion – he pushes – she lands on the other side as the centaur stampede over him.

  57. To rescue his bride from the Charr that had been kidnapped the night before they were to be wed.

  58. why did the sylvari cross the road? to avoid the leaf eating animals and the vegetarians.

  59. Why Did the Sylvari cross the road?

    Because they finally learned how to press the botton to stop traffic, A-net thought it was a big step, so they rewarded them with the chance to be in GW2.

  60. which silly bookah let the sylvari out? dont they know how much they are worth?!?!?! so much for my scientific experiment..

  61. …to get out of the beta. Those Sylvari have avoiding the public for too long!

  62. To meet with his buddies: a Charr and a Norn, so they could walk into a bar.

  63. Why would they indeed?
    Althought it is in their nature to be curious…

    Let’s trail them from a safe distance and find out, curiousity usually kills the cat… err Sylvari O-O

  64. He crossed the road from curiosity and desperately wants me to get a beta key!

  65. Because he wanted to see the Double Rainbow!
    “OMG ITS A DOUBLE RAINBOW, So intense!”

    Am i right ;)?

  66. Because the whole world is new and exciting for the Sylvari, and unlike the chicken, Human and Charr, very few of their kind have crossed any roads at all. (Asura of course don’t have time to cross because of all their awesome arcanoribonoctulum theorems and such, while Norn are more likely to kill a road than cross it)

  67. The cake is a lie (cit), so is the road, Sylvari never crossed the road.

  68. Because roads keep forest fires from spreading and killing the tree-like Sylvaris!!!!

  69. because he had a nightmare and went to join to the dark side (of the road)