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Default :o) Complete Guide to the 2008 Canthan New Year Event :o)

Disclaimer: This guide may not be duplicated, re-used, re-mixed or re-created anywhere else without my given permission first. PM me directly if you like to discuss it. Thanks - RTS

Please PM me directly if you find any mistakes in the guide, and I will take the time to correct them when I'm online - RTS

Please be aware I live in the UK (GMT Time Zone), so updates to the guide may be subject to minor delays. Again just PM me - RTS


Complete Guide to the 2008 Canthan New Year Event (Friday 8th Feburary - Monday 11th 2008)


by RTSFirebat
(Luna Silverwood)

Please enjoy this guide to the 2nd Canthan New Year - 2008 Guild Wars event.


Thanks to Guild Wars.com for image

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Table of Contents:

Note: Use CTRL+F and search for each topic listed below...
  • General Event Information
  • Which characters can join in with the Event?
  • Which towns have been decorated for the event?
  • Event Collectable Item: Lunar Token
How to get them?
What are they used for?
  • Event Collectable Item: Lunar Fortune
How to get them?
What are they used for?
  • Event Collectable Item: Red Gift Bag
How to get them?
What are they used for?
  • Canthan New Year Quests
Sunqua Vale
Hapless Chong: Just My Luck
Shing Jea Monastery
Coordinator Tahyaa:
Fire in the Sky
The Big Bang
Johai Sohn: The Knights Who Say Nian
Hai Len: Hopeless Romantic
Plains of Jarin - Nightfall
Elder Nofuun: Douse Your Enthusiasm
Fehj: A Burning Desire
  • Miniature Pig
  • Miniature Celestial Rat
  • Event Finale
The Celestial Feast
Chef Yan - Appetizer
Chef Reun - Salad
Chef Jiong - Soup
Chef Chen - Main Course
Chef Tian - Dessert
Crate of Fireworks
  • Lion Mask - Event Hat
  • Other Canthan New Year Collectable Items
Sugary Blue Drink
Champagne Popper
Bottle Rocket
Sparkler
  • Minigames
Rollerbeetle Racing Guide - by Feathermoore Rep
Basic Information
Rollerbeetle Skills
Racing Basics
Race Maps and (?) Box Locations
Rewards
Tips and Tricks
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Rewards
Dragon Arena 6x6 (Dodgeball)
Skills
General Tactic
Recommended Tactic
Rewards
  • Updates to Guide
  • Contributors

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General Event Information:
Journey to Shing Jea
The Celestial Rat descends
New Year brings us luck
The Canthan New Year's Festival event begins at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, February 8, 2008 and will run all weekend, ending at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Monday, February 11, 2008. On Sunday, February 10, the Celestial Rat will drop from the sky into Shing Jea Monastery every three hours to sample Canthan delicacies.

Use the following time for time conversion into other time zones:

http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc


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Which characters can join in with the Event?

Any character can join in this event, providing that they have access to the Factions campaign. As the most of the events activities take place in the Shing Jea Monastery, however Lion's Arch and Kamadan, Jewel of Istan will also be redecorated.

The finale is the feast of the Celestial Rat. It is appearing in Shing Jea. So if you don't have Factions you will miss out on this part of the event.


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Which towns have been decorated for the event?

Towns which have been decorated changed included the Shing Jea Monastery, Lion's Arch and Kamadan, Jewel of Istan. Changes include:
  • Asian-Style Stringed Lanterns
  • Fancy Lights
  • Dragon Heads have been placed over Archways.
  • New NPCs

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Event Collectable Item: Lunar Token:




Lunar Tokens cannot be sold to merchants, and cannot be salvaged. You can trade them to other players however.

Where can I get them?

Lunar Tokens can be won in the Rollerbeetle races and are found randomly throughout Cantha, Elona and Tyria.

They are also quest rewards for the Canthan New Year festival quests.


What are they used for?

Lunar Tokens can be given to two collectors:
  • You can exchange 3 Lunar Tokens for 1 Lunar Fortune by speaking to the Lunar Fortune Giver [Collector] in the Shing Jea Monastery.
  • You can exchange 5 Lunar Tokens for 1 Red Gift Bag by speaking to the Lunar Gift Keeper [Collector] in the Shing Jea Monastery, Lion's Arch, and Kamadan, Jewel of Istan.
See sections below for below for more information.


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Event Collectable Item: Lunar Fortune:



Lunar Fortunes can only be used in explorable areas. Doing so will produce festival items or may also apply blessing-like effects to your character.

Where can I get them?
  • You can exchange 3 Lunar Tokens for 1 Lunar Fortune by speaking to the Lunar Fortune Giver [Collector] in the Shing Jea Monastery.

What are they used for?


By using one in an explorable area a number of things can happen:

Blessings:

  • Lunar Blessing
Skill. The blessing of the New Year is upon you. All of your attributes are boosted by 1 while in this area.

The effect lasts for as long as your remain in the explorable area. Using a portal or map travel will remove the effect.

  • Spiritual Possession
Skill. Maddening voices whisper in your ear. The world swirls around you as the voices grow louder.

The screen's appearance goes similar to being drunk (this does not count towards drunkard title). Your character will begin to say random 'insane' things.

The following is the list of known sayings:
  • "Get away from my baby!"
  • "My cat's name is Mittens."
  • "This house has many hearts."
  • "And this is where I met the Lich. He told me to burn things."
  • "All is well. I am not insane."
  • "No one can stop me, let alone you puny mortals!"
  • "As a boy I spent much time in these lands."
  • "It's a trick. Get an axe."
  • "Do you like my fish balloon? Can you hear it signing to you...?"
  • "Mommy, where are you? I can't find you. I can't. I'm afraid of the Light, mommy. I'm afraid of the light."
  • "Klaatu...barada...nikto!"
  • "You are no match for my almighty power."
  • "Cross over children. All are welcome. All welcome. Go into the light. There is peace and serenity in the light."
  • "You're disgusting, but I love you!"
  • Are you the Keymaster?"
  • "We must prepare for the coming of Banjo the Clown, God of the Puppets."
  • "You are messing with
  • "I see dead people"
  • "Take me now, subcreature."
  • "My cat's breath smells like cat food."
  • "Human sacrifice. Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria."
  • "When I grow up, I want to be a principal or a caterpillar."
  • "I have returned!"
  • "4...Itchy...Tasty..."
  • "Soon you will all be crushed."
  • "Oh boy sleep! Now that's where I'm a Luxon"
  • "Keep away! The sow is mine."
  • "The house is clean."
  • Lucky Aura
Skill. A mysterious aura surrounds you. Perhaps the fates have smiled upon you this day...

Note: The actual effect of this skill is unknown as of this time. Far as anyone is aware it does nothing and does not effect gold item drop rates or anything else.

Items:

You may also get one of the following items:
  • 100 gold
  • Sparkler
  • Bottle Rocket
  • Champagne Popper
  • Miniature Pig - If you use a Lunar Fortune from last year
  • Miniature Celestial Rat - Only from Lunar Fortunes from this year!

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Event Collectable Item:
Red Gift Bag:



Red Gift Bags can be used at any time. Doing so will produce a random festival item for your character.

Where can I get them?
  • You can exchange 5 Lunar Tokens for 1 Red Gift Bag by speaking to the Lunar Gift Keeper [Collector] in the Shing Jea Monastery, Lion's Arch, and Kamadan, Jewel of Istan.
  • They are given out during the Finale of the Canthan New Year event. The number is based on the number of Celestial Feast courses which your district has completed:
  • 5 courses: 16 Red Gift Bags
  • 4 courses: 12 Red Gift Bags
  • 3 courses: 8 Red Gift Bags
  • 2 courses: 6 Red Gift Bags
  • 1 course: 4 Red Gift Bags
  • 0 courses: 2 Red Gift Bags

What are they used for?


Using one gives you one random item from the following list:
  • 3 Champagne Poppers
  • 100 gold
  • 1 Bottle of Rice Wine
  • 3 Sparklers
  • 1 Sugary Blue Drink
  • 3 Bottle Rockets
  • 10 Lunar Tokens
  • 1 Red Bean Cake

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Canthan New Year Quests:

There are a number of quests available in the following locations:

IMPORTANT NOTE: It appears that new characters are not able to obtain the quests (thus preventing people from re-rolling of characters in order to "farm" the easy event quests for tokens and other items). Your character has to be at least level 5 in order to do these quests. Having a 2nd profession is not needed however.


Sunqua Vale

Hapless Chong: Just My Luck
  1. Find Guwon the Wise at Kaabo Cemetery.
  2. Collect nong berries for Guwon.
  3. Acquire a sparkling kappa shell for Guwon.
  4. Retrieve a vial of Raiyan spring water for Guwon.
  5. Bring the ingredients to Guwon the Wise.
  6. Meet Chong and Guwon on the shores of Kaitan Village.
  7. See Guwon the Wise for your reward.
First, follow the map pointer to the cemetery and talk to Guwon. There shouldn't be any aggros along the path. Then, map travel to Ran Musu Gardens. Zone to Kinya Province and follow the map pointer to the nong berries. Once again, no aggroes.

Map travel to Tsumei Village and zone to Panjiang Peninsula. Follow the map pointer to Sheldon the Verminator and kill him to receive a sparkling kappa shell. Head south and into the caves to find the spring water. Lispy Stinkface guards the spring but does not have to be killed to acquire the spring water.

Once you have acquired the water, map travel to Tsumei Village and return to Kaboo cemetery. Map travel to Tsumei Village and zone to Panjiang Peninsula. Follow the map pointer to the shore and wait for the dialog to finish. Talk to Guwon for the reward.


Shing Jea Monastery

Coordinator Tahyaa: Fire in the Sky
  1. Talk to Nubah Lao in Sunqua Vale to learn how to protect yourself from the nian.
  2. Bring Nubah Lao 10 Piles of Glittering Dust and he will make you some fireworks.
  3. See Coordinator Tahyaa for your reward.
After you accept the quest, put 10 Piles of Glittering Dust into your inventory and walk outside, into Sunqua Vale. Speak to Nubah Lao twice, he will take the Glittering Dust. Talk to Coordinator Tahyaa to accept your reward.


Coordinator Tahyaa: The Big Bang

You must first complete the quest "Fire in the Sky" before you can do this quest.
  1. Obtain fireworks from Nubah Lao so you can defend Kaitan Village in Panjiang Peninsula!
  2. Stock up on fireworks to ensure you have enough to defend Kaitan Village. You have 0...5 of 5 fireworks.
  3. Destroy the nian before they can doom Kaitan Village to a year of bad luck! Set off a firework near a group of nian to scare them away.
  4. See Coordinator Tahyaa for your reward.
Usually, the first three Nian come from the east, the last two come from the west, but this may vary sometimes. The second and third Nian are close enough to get with a single firework before they split up, as are the fourth and fifth Nian.

The Nian can only be scared away with Fireworks. This monster is invulnerable, and does not attack or use skills.

Running skills such as "Charge!" and "Fall Back!" help with the quest, especially with a small group.


Johai Sohn: The Knights Who Say Nian
  1. Seek out the Knights Who Say Nian in Kinya Province.
  2. Defeat the Knights Who Say Nian.
  3. Find the stolen shipment of festival dyes.
  4. See Johai Sohn for your reward.
Simply follow the radar maker and kill all the members of the Knights Who Say Nian. Then just map travel back to Shing Jea Monastery and speak to Johai Sohn for your reward. You get a Red Dye for completing this quest.


Hai Len: Hopeless Romantic
  1. Meet with Hai Len in Panjiang Peninsula.
  2. Help Hai Len search for Jei Zohn. Hai Len must survive.
  3. See Hai Len for your reward.
Follow Hai Len closely through Panjiang Peninsula. Make sure that he doesn't die as he must live to complete the quest. He will make comments along the way, hinting towards an imminent attack. At Jei's house, he is assaulted by 3 level 6 Kappa.

In the garden he is attacked by 2 level 6 Fanged Iboga and 1 level 6 Stormseed Jacaranda. He will continue along and visit a farmer's bull herd.

The level 8 Raging Bull will then attack him. As he finally nears Jei, she grabs his wallet and runs off.

If you follow her you will see she runs into Tsumei Village, along with the wallet.


Plains of Jarin - Nightfall

Elder Nofuun: Douse Your Enthusiasm

This quest is mutually exclusive with A Burning Desire.
  1. Travel to Fehj's village in Zehlon Reach and acquire a jug of water.
  2. Drop the jug of water near Fehj's fireworks to "disarm" them.
  3. See Elder Nofuun for your reward.
Speak to Elder Nofuun in Plains of Jarin to begin this quest who can be found is just west of the entrance to the Sunspear Great Hall.

Travel to the north-west corner of Zehlon Reach. The Jug of Water will be in the water path next to the houses. Fehj is just north of where you found the jug.

Drop the water on the four baskets next to Fehj to complete the quest. If you drop the Jug of Water in the wrong spot, you can pick it up again to then drop it on the baskets.

Location of Water Jug:




Fehj: A Burning Desire

This quest is mutually exclusive with Douse Your Enthusiasm.
  1. Retrieve a box of Fehj's sparklers from his home in Zehlon Reach
  2. ADDED: Find the corsairs who stole Fehj's sparklers
  3. Distract Elder Nofuun before you give him a hot foot. (Dance or play a musical instrument)
  4. See Fahj for your reward
Speak to Fehj in Plains of Jarin to begin this quest who can be found is just west of the entrance to the Sunspear Great Hall.

You can do the whole thing running. First talk to Fehj when the quest marker appears, than travel to the Astralarium or Jokanur Diggings, talk to the father, then run to the corsairs; kill them or just take the box and travel back to Fehj. Running away is of course a lot faster.

Dance in front of Elder Nofuun and go claim your reward.

First location in the quest:




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Miniature Pig:




The Miniature Pig is a miniature acquired randomly from the usage of 2007 Lunar Fortunes. They appear as mini versions of Warthog charmable pets:



The Miniature Pig has rarity colour of Gold.

Also this year you can trade 5 Miniature Pigs for 1 Miniature Celestial Pig. Speak to the Chuntao [Collector] in Shing Jea Monastery. The Miniature Celestial Pig looks like this:



Note: The collector will also accept dedicated Miniature Pigs.

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Miniature Celestial Rat:



The Celestial Rat is a miniature acquired randomly from the usage of 2008 Lunar Fortunes.

According to the Official Guild Wars Wiki there is a 0.33% chance of getting one when you use a 2008 when you use a Lunar Fortune.

There may also be other means of getting one at a later point.


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Event Finale:

This year's animal, the Celestial Rat, will descend from the heavens every three hours to enjoy Cantha's culinary delights


Thanks to Guild Wars.com for image


The Celestial Feast

At the start of the finale an announcement is made regarding the arrival of the Celestial Rat and an 8 minute countdown timer starts.

The chefs will start requesting items. As items are provided, each chef will stop requesting them.

At the 1 minute mark, or as soon as all 5 dishes are prepared, depending on how many dishes your district manages to complete, you will receive a number of Red Gift Bags.



Chefs will reward players generosity with Lunar Tokens for each item you provide them with.

The items and the locations where they can be found are as follows:

Chef Yan - Appetizer
  • Incescent Griffon Wings - Desert Griffons - The Crystal Desert
  • Tangled Seeds - Life Pod - The Maguuma Jungle
  • Fiery Crests - Drake - Predition Rock
  • Smoking Remains - Nightmare - Ring of Fire (Mission)

Chef Reun - Salad
  • Alpine Seeds - Juniper Bark - Northern Shiverpeaks
  • Guardian Moss - Island Guardian - Pongmei Valley
  • Celestial Essence - Celestial Guardian - Naphui Quarters (Mission)
  • Dragon Root - Undergrowth - South Kaineng City

Chef Jiong - Soup
  • Archaic Kappa Shells - Kappa (Level 23 Ones) - Maishing Hills
  • Mantis Pricers - Mantis - Echovald Forest
  • Kraken Eyes - Kraken Spawns - Boreas Seabed (Mission and Location)
  • Naga Hide - Naga - Haiju Lagoon

Chef Chen - Main Course
  • Igneous Spider Legs - Lava Spitters - Ring of Fire Island
  • Ebon Spider Legs - Maguuma Spiders - The Wilds (The Maguuma Jungle)
  • Bonesnap Shell - Bonesnap Turtle - Hagiu Lagoon
  • Azure Crests - Saltspray Dragon - Archipelagos
  • Unctuous Remains - Phantom - Predition Rock

Chef Tian - Dessert
  • Truffles - Fungal Wallow - Ecovald Forest
  • Ebon Spider Webs - Lava Spitters - Ring of Fire Island
  • Half Eaten Blobs - Bog Skales - North Kryta Provinces and Istan
  • Azure Remains - Azure Shadow - Talas Chute
  • Icy Lodestones - Ice Golems - Northern Shiverpeaks
If the Celestial Rat was unsatisfied with its meal (i.e. no dishes finished), it will become angry and turned everybody in the district into rats for a short period of time before departing.

After the feast you will receive a Lion Mask, regardless of any donations you make to the feast. - This needs to be confirmed!

For about 20 minutes afterwards the Celestial Rat will run around with a group of rats following it and fireworks going off.

The finale lasts approximately 20 minutes.
  • All 5 dishes prepared: 1 Lion Mask, 16 Red Gift Bags, 5 Crates of Fireworks[/highlight]
  • Any 4 dishes prepared: 1 Lion Mask, 12 Red Gift Bags
  • Any 3 dishes prepared: 1 Lion Mask, 8 Red Gift Bags
  • Any 2 dishes prepared: 1 Lion Mask, 6 Red Gift Bags

Crate of Fireworks

The Crate of Fireworks is a special item which will produce 10 minutes worth of Fireworks display when used in your Guild Hall.




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Lion Mask - Event Hat:

The Lion Mask is the Canthan New Year Event hat, its out during the event finale by the Celestial Rat:



Stats:
  • It has zero AR... In fact they provide no armour at all!
  • They come pre-customised.
  • They provide no other benefits such as extra attribute stats.
Facts:
  • They are free items given out during the Canthan New Year 2008 event.
  • They can be infused!
  • They are pre-customised to the character that collected them. And thus should not be traded.
  • You can add runes to them, for your primary profession.
  • They cannot be salvaged.
  • This item can be dyed. By default they are Red in colour. (See chart above)

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Other Canthan New Year Collectable Items:

The following are the available items during the event:

Sugary Blue Drink



Collectable item: has only one use. The Sugary Blue Drink gives you a Sugar Jolt. For 2 minutes, you move 50% faster in town.

It also provides 1 point towards sweet tooth.


Champagne Poppers



Collectable item: has only one use. The classic party favor used to ring in the New Year in style. It creates a small cloud of confetti when used

This item gives 1 point for the Party Animal title.


Bottle Rockets



Collectable item: has only one use. Fires a single-shot firework into the sky.
This item gives 1 point for the Party Animal title.


Sparklers




Collectable item: has only one use. It creates sparks above your head for approximately 13 seconds.

This item gives 1 point for the Party Animal title.


Read Bean Cake



Collectable item: has only one use. The Read Bean Cake gives you a Sugar Rush. For 5 minutes, you run 25% faster.

It also provides 2 points towards sweet tooth.


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Minigames


There are two minigames you can play during the Canthan New Year:


Rollerbeetle Racing Guide - by Feathermoore Rep:



Basic Information:

The Rollerbeetle Racing Arena can be accessed by talking to the Rollerbeetle Trainers in Shing Jea Monastery, Kamadan, Jewel of Istan and Lion’s Arch.

Once inside the arena there are many NPCs that you can talk to in regards to Rollerbeetle Racing. The most notable NPCs are:
  • Kokusai [Beetle Designs] - For 100g, you can change the main design of your beetle. The possible options are:
  • Plain
  • Racing Stripe
  • Flames
  • Peace Love and Harmony
  • Tiger Stripes
  • Wing
  • Eyeball.
Note: That this does not change the colour of your beetle. The colour of your beetle is randomly assigned to you when you load into the arena or into a race. The random colours include green, blue, cyan, yellow, purple/pink and red.
  • Eldrid the Ancient [Records] - This NPC lists all the daily, monthly, and quarterly records.
  • Little Jack [Rewards] - Little Jack is holding prizes for the 100 best Rollerbeetle Racers, to be given out after the festival. The prize is a Miniature Greased Lightning.
  • Rollerbeetle Master [Rollerbeetle Racing] - Will transport you back to the last town you entered the arena from.

Rollerbeetle Skills:


Your skill bar is replaced with the fixed skill set below:

1. Rollerbeetle Dash: For 5 seconds you move extremely fast.
2. Harden Shell: For 4 seconds, you cannot be knocked down.
3. Ram: Skill, For 2 seconds, all adjacent foes are knocked down.
4. Distracting Lunge: All of target Rollerbeetle's Skills are temporarily disabled for 5 seconds.
5. Spit Rocks: You spit (3) rocks at target Rollerbeetle. If they hit, that target is knocked down.
6. Rollerbeetle Echo: For 20 seconds, this Skill is replaced with the next skill that you use. Rollerbeetle Echo acts as this skill for 30 seconds.
7. Rollerbeetle Blast: Target Rollerbeetle is knocked down.
8. Super Rollerbeetle: For 10 seconds, you move extremely fast and can not be knocked down.


Skill Notes:
  • In order to use the skill Spit Rock, you must have line of sight to your target. Otherwise you will get a obstruction message and your attack will missed.
  • If you use Rollerbeetle Echo and run over an additional box, there is a slight chance that you may randomly get Echo again. However, Echo will not be refreshed. Also if you have used Echo completely and run over another box or enter a checkpoint, the Echoed skill will not recharge.

Racing Basics:
  • In the race, you compete against 5 other players until everyone finished or time runs out. There is a set time limit of 3 minutes to complete the race.
  • Each player starts out with 600,000 points and the points decrease by 1,000 every second.
  • At the start of the race, everyone has the skills Rollerbeetle Dash, Harden Shell, and Ram available. Once these 3 skills have been used, they will not be recharged until the next checkpoint.
  • Overall there are 7 check points during the course of the race.
  • During the race there are boxes marked with a (?) power-up box. Running over these boxes randomly unlock one of the other 5 skills for a one time use. After the box has been run over, the box will re-spawn approximately a second later.

Race Maps and (?) Box Locations:



The Starting Gates


You cannot use any skills till the race begins. You can however begin moving about to build some initial speed:




Race Path

The Main route is marked in red. The green paths denote alternate paths, usually to a bonus box. The blue bars signify where the path crosses itself:




(?) Box Locations

There are 19 boxes that can be found on the map:



Rewards:
  • First place receives 7 Lunar Tokens and 7 Gamer Points.
  • Second place receives 5 Lunar Tokens and 5 Gamer Points.
  • Third place receives 3 Lunar Tokens and 3 Gamer Points.
  • Fourth place receives 2 Lunar Tokens and 2 Gamer Points.
  • Each other Player will also receive 1 Lunar Token if they reach the end of the track.
  • You also earn 50 Balthazar Faction for Consecutive Wins and for Flawless Victories.
Tips and Tricks:
  • If you roll about around in the starting gate just before the start of the race, this will help generate a small amount of momentum to help your beetle get moving.
  • To avoid getting knockdown at the start, put up Harden Shell as soon as you exit, or even a few seconds after.
  • Also use Ram or Rollerbeetle Dash combined with Harden Shell, to put yourself in the front.
  • Conserve your skills! Don't always use that Dash as soon as it recharges. Sometimes, its better to use your speed boosts at strategic times, like after a knockdown or at the bottom of a hill.
  • Be wary of other players. Use the "c" button and "tab" to keep track of people closest to you. These buttons allow you target the other players to see what skills they use. For example, if someone is on your tail, target then to make sure they don't sneak up and use Ram while you don't have Harden Shell up.
Rollerbeetle Guide Credit: Feathermoore Rep and GWaddit


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Rock, Paper, Scissors:

This minigame is only available in Lion's Arch from Lucky Hochei. It's a simply game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.

The is cost to play is: 1 Lunar Token

To play simply click to speak with him and pay 1 Lunar Token, then type either /rock, /paper or /scissors (or /scis).


Rewards:
  • Win: 1 Lunar Fortune, 1 Sugary Blue Drink.
  • Tie: 1 Lunar Token.
  • Lose: You are knocked down and receive no item.
  • Note: Winning or losing this "game" does not count towards the lucky or unlucky title track.
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Dragon Arena 6x6 (Dodgeball):

To travel to the Dragon Arena invisible outpost, simply speak to Captain Li Sah in the middle courtyard of Shing Jea Monastery. Captain Li Sah can also be found in the middle circle in the Great Temple of Balthazar too.

In this arena, two randomly formed teams of 6 battle against each other. The first team to reach 20 kills wins.

When you enter a battle in the Dragon Arena, you have 'Spirit of the Festival' on you. This takes your health to 100 and your Armor to 60. All your attributes are set to 0 and you cannot attack.

In the arena every player has the same 8 skills on their skillbar:
  • Dragon Blast: No cost. Casting time = 1 second. Recharge time = 5 seconds.
    Skill. Send out a projectile that kills target foe if it hits.
  • Imperial Majesty: No cost. Casting time = 3/4 second. Recharge time = 10 seconds.
    Skill. Target touched foe kowtows before you and takes 50 damage. (Target is knocked down and takes damage)
  • Trade Winds: No cost. Casting time = 3/4 second. Recharge time = 5 seconds.
    Skill. For 10 seconds, you move with the swiftness of the Canthan fleet. (Best guess is +33% speed)
  • 5 Resurrection Signets

Luna Silverwood Launches an Dragon Blast attack in the Dragon Arena


General Tactic:

It's Dodgeball. Strafe while under the Trade Winds skill (Speed Boost). Stop just long enough to cast your one-shot kill on a good target. Kiting is the key to success.

Recommended Tactic:

The following is a working tactic for this arena:

The best tactic is to stand back and pick a target, then use Trade Winds to rush in and Dragon Blast them, and run out again. At this point you will be able to resurrect any dead allies, but consider their position. It is easy for an enemy to Dragon Blast the resurrected person before they can do much. Imperial Majesty can be useful when you are close to an enemy. Very often in the Dragon Arena you will experience lag after being hit by Dragon Blast (your death will be delayed by a few seconds but you will be stuck).

Dead players are resurrected at their team's shrine every minute.


Rewards:
  • You get three Victory Tokens as a reward for winning.
  • You also gain 40 Balthazar Faction points per unique kill, as well as 50 Faction points per team win.
  • Each five consecutive wins you gain an additional 50 faction.
  • 5 points toward the Gamer title track.
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Updates to Guide:

Note: Updates at the bottom of the list are most recent...
  • Corrected some minor typos.
  • Added information on event quests
  • Corrected a typo in regards to the NPC Fehj
  • Corrected a mistake in the feast collectable item list.
  • Added information and pictures on new mini pets for this year
  • Added some minor information about the event finale prize.
  • Added guide to Dragon Arena 6x6 (Dodgeball)
  • Added information on how to get Lion Mask
  • Added additional information on the Event Finale and what prizes you get.

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RTSFirebat, Guildwiki, Feathermoore Rep, Celestial Beaver, N E D M, ludwigma, Miss Drops Az, † LãwLiþøþ™ †, AW Lore
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 03:53 PM // 15:53   #4
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RTSFirebat needs your help!!!


So what help do I need?

You can help by sending me information, corrections and mini-guides via a forum PM. Generally I'm requesting any of the following:
  • Pictures and information about new event items
  • Information and if possible pictures of any new in-game bugs introduced during the event.
  • Any pictures of interesting locations such as towns, event NPCs or quests.
  • Information, tips and mini how-to guides for any event mini-games.
  • Any information on event quests or missions.
Guidelines:
  • I will not accept any screenshots with interface stuff like health bars and skills bars blocking things. Please send clear screenshots only.
  • Please do not submit any massive images such as ones at file size: 1024 x 1280. Please resize them to 640 x 480 first.
  • All information submitted must be accurate and confirmed! Speculation or similar information won't be accepted..

All submissions will be of course credited in the Contributors section of the guide.

Also please make sure to submit all information via a PM (Private Message), as I won't actively be checking feedback in the event thread.


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Hey RTS! What if I want to donate something to you?


Let me make it clear that I make these guides in my spare time (I have a lot of it ). I make them because I love Guild Wars and enjoy helping out the community.

So if any would like to donate anything has thanks, that is fine.

Let me also make it clear that is is not some sad indirect form of begging or QQing for items.

Some people have asked me if I'll accept tips or donations, and the short answer is yes.

I will not accept gold or weapons. Anything like a Party items or sweets or even an ingame PM to say thanks is more then welcome.


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Old Feb 08, 2008, 04:03 PM // 16:03   #5
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Um, delete this post if needed, but why is this in the Screenshot Expo, instead of Riverside or some other highly used Forum? Screenshots you posted are nice, but I don't see them fitting this forum. Are we supposed to post OUR screenshots of what we did/saw during the festival?
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 04:03 PM // 16:03   #6
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and sticky request
spelling mistake btw "Event Collectable Item: Luna Token" ofcourse theres going to be a few errors. I beleive you typed pig a few times aswell
<-- bad thing about this years event is no catapult pig. Good thing...you can include 9rings info etc
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 04:06 PM // 16:06   #7
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Um, delete this post if needed, but why is this in the Screenshot Expo, instead of Riverside or some other highly used Forum? Screenshots you posted are nice, but I don't see them fitting this forum. Are we supposed to post OUR screenshots of what we did/saw during the festival?
I'm not a Riverside Mod - I build the thread within the Screenshot forum where I am a mod in order to lock it during initial editing phase. Then I move it here.

I'm surprised that's not clear ^_^

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and sticky request
spelling mistake btw "Event Collectable Item: Luna Token" ofcourse theres going to be a few errors. I beleive you typed pig a few times aswell
<-- bad thing about this years event is no catapult pig. Good thing...you can include 9rings info etc
Corrected thanks for the feedback Can you PM me directly about any other typos or mistakes? Sure there plenty, I have to build these things in such a short space of time. There was one minor reference to the Pig, changed that to Rat.

I've already requested it to be stickied - after all I'm not a Riverside Mod

I have some notes on 9 Rings at home, I'll add it in later if I have the chance.

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Saw this. Isnt it: you can not be knocked down?

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Yep saw that, corrected it. Man you people are fussy
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 04:09 PM // 16:09   #8
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2. Harden Shell: For 4 seconds, you can not be knock down.
Saw this. Isnt it: you can not be knocked down?

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Old Feb 08, 2008, 04:14 PM // 16:14   #9
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Yep saw that, corrected it. Man you people are fussy
We're just "striving for perfection".

Fantastic guide, as always.
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 04:40 PM // 16:40   #10
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awesome guide
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 05:27 PM // 17:27   #11
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Great guide as ever RTS
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 05:55 PM // 17:55   #12
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any word on what we can trade our mini pigs in for?
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 05:58 PM // 17:58   #13
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Will the gift bags be like Winterday gifts and cause super lag or will they actually just spawn in your invo for a change?
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 06:03 PM // 18:03   #14
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[QUOTE=RTSFirebat]
Chef Tian - Dessert[/B][/U][INDENT]
  • Truffles - Fungal Wallow - Ecovald Forest
  • Ebon Spider Webs - Maguuma Spiders - The Wilds (The Maguuma Jungle)
  • Half Eaten Blobs - Bog Skales - North Kryta Provinces and Istan
  • Azure Remains - Azure Shadow - Talas Chute
  • Icy Lodestones - Ice Golems - Northern Shiverpeaks

The Ebon Spider webs drop from Lava Spitters in the Ring of Fire mission, not Maguuma Spiders. However, the Ebon Spider legs do drop from them. (there is an incongruity in the naming of the items)

Other than that, nice guide!

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Old Feb 08, 2008, 06:17 PM // 18:17   #15
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[QUOTE=Kook~NBK~]
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Originally Posted by RTSFirebat
Chef Tian - Dessert[/B][/U][INDENT]
  • Truffles - Fungal Wallow - Ecovald Forest
  • Ebon Spider Webs - Maguuma Spiders - The Wilds (The Maguuma Jungle)
  • Half Eaten Blobs - Bog Skales - North Kryta Provinces and Istan
  • Azure Remains - Azure Shadow - Talas Chute
  • Icy Lodestones - Ice Golems - Northern Shiverpeaks

The Ebon Spider webs drop from Lava Spitters in the Ring of Fire mission, not Maguuma Spiders. However, the Ebon Spider webs do drop from them. (there is an incongruity in the naming of the items)

Other than that, nice guide!
You mean Ebon spider legs do drop from Maguma Spiders and webs from the lava spitters

PS have they added the chefs yet to confirm these are in fact the same items this year
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 06:17 PM // 18:17   #16
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Great guide to the CNYE08!

I think that I found a little mistake. You said:

"Fehj: A Burning Desire

This quest is mutually exclusive with A Burning Desire."

When you must say (i think):

"Fehj: A Burning Desire

This quest is mutually exclusive with Douse Your Enthusiasm."
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 06:44 PM // 18:44   #17
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How many of each ingredient do the chefs require? Just one? I hear some people saying three? Anyone know for sure?
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 06:46 PM // 18:46   #18
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I read on the Guild Wars website that said if you have more than one mini pig last year, you get something out of it from a special collector. Anyone know what that's about?
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 06:58 PM // 18:58   #19
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If anyone knew (Me included) it would be in the guide wouldn't it ¬_¬
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 07:07 PM // 19:07   #20
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How many of each ingredient do the chefs require? Just one? I hear some people saying three? Anyone know for sure?
Also, on that same note, what mini do we get for handing in the items? Just a rat or like a Nian or something?
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