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02 April 2007 @ 03:01 pm
In Which There Was GW Loff - Events Pt. 1; Lyssa's Fools  

It should not surprise you that someone going by the alias of Guild Wars Geek is insanely in love with the world of Guild Wars. In fact if you are surprised, I would suspect that a Charr sneaked up on you while you slept and ate your brain.

Today I bring to you the first installment in a series of indefinite length- the (Many, Many, Many) Reasons Why GWG Loves Guild Wars.

This is by no means the greatest reason for my Guild Wars love, nor do I even have a top ten list of things I love most in any specific order. This is simply the first to come to mind, as it is the most recent and therefore currently most relevant reason.


Reason Why GWG Loves Guild Wars: Events

Today on Events, I will highlight the most recent (mini) event in Guild Wars- the unannounced Lyssa's Fools event. This is by no means the official name of the event, but since it didn't seem to have one I have chosen one that seemed most appropriate.

Players who logged on yesterday into Kamadan, Shing Jea or Lion's Arch found themselves facing a rather (un)pleasant surprise. After a load that was suspiciously longer than usual, they found that their characters had had a sex change. Instead of your elegant and charming female Mesmer, for instance, you could suddenly find yourself facing a pompous, ugly male version of it- if you were really unlucky, he would look like Orlando Bloom in Pirates of the Caribbean too. (Which is a nasty surprise, I don't care what his fangirls say.)
In this same way, your tall and brawny Warrior might have transformed into a significantly shorter and slimmer female (which, where it concerns Warriors, can only ever be an improvement in my opinion). After initial shock (and sometimes horror) players soon realised the date (April 1st) and found that leaving town was enough to revert this involuntary sex change.
Even Gaile Gray was not unaffected- she appeared in Kamadan International District 1 to comfort the horrified masses, looking remarkably virile herself. According to her, Lyssa, two-faced goddess of illusions, beauty and matron goddess of actors, was somewhat of a prankster as well and had played us all for fools. Fortunately for players around the world, Lyssa was kind enough not to make the effects lasting and so all is once again well today.

I myself have taken pictures of all my transgender characters, it is up to you to decide whether the sex change was an improvement or not. I have my own opinion on the matter, but yours is just as welcome just so long as you agree with me. To the left are the illusions, to the right the originals.



I feel pretty, oh so pretty... I feel pretty and witty and- ...nuked.





Male Mesmers should be forbidden. First Orlando Bloom, then Norgu, now this. GWG is scarred for life.




Fat and bald vs. slender and pretty. Smiting magic springs to mind.




Oh well, he's not so bad so long as he keeps his clothes on...




I had always thought my Dervish to be my loveliest character. The results of Lyssa's endeavours nearly brought me to tears.




I would sooner date Legolas than this guy. No further comments.




Now that I look at it... RAWR. The male version seems a definite improvement. If Empress hadn't been a Survivor already, I would have deleted her and started over. Damn, that looks fine...




The reason why I created a female Warrior and not a male one...




The reason why I created a male Assassin and not a female one...




Grace of Dwayna, what is that?!


It may not have been a big event, and there may not have been any fancy headgear involved, but it was certainly very memorable. I for one shall never forget- if only because I am scarred for life. I shall now spend hours and hours ogling the screenies of my male Paragon to console myself.


This was Guild Wars Geek, reporting to you live from Kamadan. Back to you, Orlando.
 
 
 
 
 
Eldalossë Súrilenda, the Snow Elf Sphynx: Rianwel Starwolfsnowelf on August 17th, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I missed that event. Probably as well, my poor characters would have been scarred for LIFE.

I actually rather like that female assassin, personally. Even if her eyes could use a bit of improvement. The hair's nice, though, I think, in a 20s sort of way.

But yeah, your poor Dervish didn't deserve that. *pats her*

I swear that male mesmer reminds me of Boromir.

And the bald one...ugh. Someone needs smiting for it.

*glues the clothes on the one who needs to keep his clothes on* Agreed.

Your poor ranger...

And that final one...ugh.

At least the paragon turned out attractive.
Elv: BADelvea_aure on August 17th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
Come to think of it, the Mesmer does rather have a bit of a Sean-Bean-as-Boromir-ish beard, but I wish that wasn't the only thing that made him remind of Boromir. :(

Female assassin, stick figure, anorexic anonymous... all the same thing. Looks like me, a few years back. -_-*

Mrawr on the Paragon, yes. MRAWR.
Eldalossë Súrilenda, the Snow Elf Sphynx: Rianwel Starwolfsnowelf on August 17th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
What else reminds you about Boromir about him?

I looked at the assassin again, and I see what you mean about the stick figure part. Yikes.
Elv: Elv Orli Statementelvea_aure on August 17th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
Nothing. I WISH there were more to remind me of him. That'd make it aaaaaaaaaaaaall better...

Yeah. She looks like she hasn't eaten since she left the nursery.
Eldalossë Súrilenda, the Snow Elf Sphynx: Nenalire Dawnwolfsnowelf on August 17th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
Or if she's eaten anything, it's been water and celery.
Elv: BADelvea_aure on August 17th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
Probably. Because, you know, carbs are baaaaaaaaad.
Eldalossë Súrilenda, the Snow Elf Sphynx: Rianwel Starwolfsnowelf on August 17th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
I'd go nuts without occasional carbs, at least.
Elv: But no living man am I!elvea_aure on August 17th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
Ugh, yeah. I've never understood how some people can starve themselves like that. Oo
Eldalossë Súrilenda, the Snow Elf Sphynx: Rianwel Starwolfsnowelf on August 17th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
I'd be so homicidal if I tried that. There's a reason my title on MSN said "Chaotic Evil when Hungry" for a bit.
Elv: deathelvea_aure on August 17th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I remember that. :)

I get violent if I don't get fed. Stuff dies.
Eldalossë Súrilenda, the Snow Elf Sphynx: Rianwel Starwolfsnowelf on August 17th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
*nods* We're similar that way. I think I wondered if you and I were related when I heard that.
Elv: evilelvea_aure on August 17th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
Naw, you're just commandeering my wavelength. Gerrof!
Eldalossë Súrilenda, the Snow Elf Sphynx: Rianwel Starwolfsnowelf on August 17th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
Can't we share the wavelength?
Elv: PEEKABOOelvea_aure on August 17th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
Nope. 'smine.

[hogs wavelength]
Eldalossë Súrilenda, the Snow Elf Sphynx: Rianwel Starwolfsnowelf on August 17th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
What am I supposed to do, then?
Elv: Gil-galadelvea_aure on August 17th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
Get your own?
Eldalossë Súrilenda, the Snow Elf Sphynx: Rianwel Starwolfsnowelf on August 17th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
But any wavelength I get is shared by at least three other people.
Elv: infernoelvea_aure on August 17th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
How rude of them.
Eldalossë Súrilenda, the Snow Elf Sphynx: Rianwel Starwolfsnowelf on August 17th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Some of them are my friends, though. I like sharing wavelengths, pretty much.
Elv: Shakespeare knows Kamehamehaelvea_aure on August 17th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
Lies.
Eldalossë Súrilenda, the Snow Elf Sphynx: Rianwel Starwolfsnowelf on August 17th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
Sharing my wavelength does mean I get to explain a bit less. They understand what I'm about.
Elv: teh 3vil kill3r b|_|nelvea_aure on August 17th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
Don't let the bunnies take over your mind.
Eldalossë Súrilenda, the Snow Elf Sphynx: Rianwel Starwolfsnowelf on August 17th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
I'm Norwegian, I'm insane to begin with.
Elv: emptylonelybrokenheartelvea_aure on August 17th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
Well, since you said it...
Eldalossë Súrilenda, the Snow Elf Sphynx: Rianwel Starwolfsnowelf on August 17th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
I have admitted it readily since my age was in the single digits.
Elv: solitaryelvea_aure on August 17th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
xD