Beta Weekend Contest!!

16 Jul

This could be you, come Friday!

So this coming weekend is the third and final beta weekend event and I have gotten my hands on some beta keys! To be specific, I have 2 beta keys to give away (possibly more if I get my hands on more by Thursday). But that’s not all! First place gets something for their Hall of Monuments as well (sorry, it’s not going to be terribly big as I am quite poor this close to release). If the winner doesn’t play GW1 or has everything in their Hall done, then the gift will go to someone who actually needs it. This prize was going to be sad and lonely, but thanks to Lady Verne of The Pale Tree (, we now have a much sweeter prize! In addition to the random grab bag of stuff I was going to foist off on you, we now have 30 ectos and 10 crates of fireworks (party points). These will be split between the two winners. A HUGE thank you to her for that! So awesome!

So on to the actual contest details. This is a twist on something someone suggested on Twitter. I want you to come up with a Tyrian inspired recipe. Not something that is already in the game, but something of your own creation. What do you think Tyrians eat? You don’t have to create the entire recipe, but if you want to, that’d be cool too. Just come up with a name for your dish and briefly describe what’s in it.

Now on to the rules:

  1. One entry per person.
  2. Entries can be however long you want.
  3. No profanity or offensive words (I.e  racial slurs, derrogatory terms, etc) Anyone using these will be automatically disqualified
  4. Pictures will be allowed if you want to illustrate it, but make sure you follow rule number 3 as well. Also, make it look appetizing. Nothing too gross (although if it calls for tentacles, by all means put tentacles).
  5. Contest ends on Thursday the 19th at 4 pm idea what the GMT is, but I’m on the West Coast like ArenaNet. The results will be announced that evening or the next morning, depending on when I can get through all of them.
  6. Te enter, just leave a comment below.

Good luck! And have fun!


Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Contests, Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2


25 responses to “Beta Weekend Contest!!

  1. Michael

    July 17, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Recipe Name: Drakes on a plate
    Step 1. Locate the nearest river and start searching for your delicious Drake.
    Step 2. Slaughter the Drake by any means neccessary, for additional flavouring kill the Drake with fire spells.
    Step 3. Slice into even pieces and serve with a side portion of giant spider’s legs.

  2. Heru Muharrar

    July 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Well the Charr are from eastern Tyria right? I know they eat Dolyaks….and they’d probably eat them well done. You know ->charred<- on the outside while thoroughly brown and chewy on the inside.

    Grilled Dolyak –

    2 teaspoons of tangy seasoning (
    2 teaspoons paprika
    2 teaspoons of chili seasoning (
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 (4-inch-thick) dolyak meat
    Fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish (optional)

    I'm not sure what seasoning Charr prefer but if I win the beta key maybe I'll find out.

  3. Allie A.

    July 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Pan fried cloud simian,

    3 Cloudtouched Simian
    1/2 Cup of Butter
    1/4 Cup of Bread Crumbs
    3 Carrots chopped
    1 Celery chopped
    1/4 Cup of Water
    1/3 Cup of Brown Sugar

    Melt half of the butter in the pan over a low fire, mix the other half in a small bowl with bread crumbs and spread evenly over clean raw simian meat. Place simian meat in pan and let cook until golden brown. Remove simian from heat and in a separate pan heat water, brown sugar, celery and carrots until vegetables are soft, pour over simian meat and place pan over fire again. Stir and heat until meat and vegetables are lightly coated and let cool for 3 minutes.

    Serve and enjoy!

    Note: Please ensure the simian has been thoroughly cleaned and the bones removed.

    Author’s Note: Made this up on the spot, hope you enjoy!

  4. Billy Davis III

    July 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Sylvari Snack

    – Ingredients

    20~ salted stick pretzels
    1/4 cup of ketchup
    3 tablespoons of peanut butter


    1. Arrange stick pretzels neatly and evenly
    2. Pour ketchup in thin lines across pretzels
    3. Sparsely glob and gently press peanut butter between sticks

    Serve at room temperature.

    • Paul Hanley

      July 17, 2012 at 11:49 am

      Asuran Ale:
      A coppery tasting beverage that packs enough punch to power down a golem.

      This recipe only creates enough for one serving, in typical Asuran fashion we are our own best company.

      +15 intelligence (duration 1 hour)

  5. dustin

    July 17, 2012 at 11:39 am

    so I thought of something simple yet also extraordinary. I came up with the following recipe which I hope you gonna like alot just like the Tyrians :P:

    Caromi Tengu stuffed with Herb

    but before we actually get to the point we wanna make sure we got the ingredients, right?

    1 10-12 Lb. of Caromi Tengu but remove the giblets, rinse and pat dry
    1 Package of Cornbread for the stuffing
    2 Cups of Bread Crumbs
    1 diced Cup of Celery Finely
    1/2 Stick Butter or melted margarine
    1 Cup of Water
    1/2 finely diced Cup of Onions

    Make sure to kill a Tengu which is small enough to fit the pot without touching its sides e.g. a 10 Lb. Tengu.
    Now mix the Cornbread with the Bread Crumbs together.
    Add Onion, Celery, Melted Butter, Water and Stir.
    After stuffing the Caromi Tengu, tuck the legs into the skin then flap or tie the legs together with a string.
    Now place Caromi Tengu on a metal trivet to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pot and cover. Put it into the oven for around 2 hours with a heat of approximately 190°C. Upon removal leave it to cool down and then serve it with dry D’Allesio White Wine. 🙂 Bon appetit! ;p

  6. shadowgrey

    July 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

    meatloaf moa
    1) kill a Moa
    2) remove the feathers, and take a soft pillow
    3) chop all the meat using both of your axes (unless you call a warrior friend)
    4) together with the minced meat: salt, pepper, eggs moa, a bit of bush edible fat (preferably Moa)
    5) Wrap the meat with a cloak of lvl 1
    6) found an elementalist and I will politely ask if they can roast your meat loaf a little bit

    Enjoy it with your new friends 🙂

  7. meancheez

    July 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Quaggan Kelp Braids

    This Quaggan dish is as decorative as it is delicious. First, they braid long ropes of kelp into a loose crosshatch pattern, large or small depending on how many mouths they have to feed. Next, the quaggan weave strips of raw fish and colorful coral into the kelp, drawing the braid tight to create a tasty combination of the raw foods.

    For festivals, they’ve been known to arrange the meat into a specific pattern, often representing their deity Mellaggan. Quaggan are very communal creatures, and they’ll sometimes weave braids big enough to feed an entire village!

    Kelp braids have long been a staple of Quaggan culture, both for the simplicity of the recipe and the communal nature of the meal.

    This is a cool idea! I think I’m most excited to learn about new races in GW2, as that was one of my favorite parts of EotN. Give me something other than humans! And the Quaggan look interesting from what I’ve read.

  8. Amy

    July 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    How do we submit entries? Just by leaving a reply?

    • Jeshe

      July 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      Yes 🙂

  9. Devon

    July 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Elemental Soup – It’ll fix what ails ya*

    Step 1: Catch an Ice Elemental in a pot
    Step 2: Tie down a Fire Elemental (method is up to you….)
    Step 3: Put the pot over the Fire Elemental (Those things aren’t sentient…….right?)
    Step 4: Once the Elemental has stopped kicking in the pot, put in whatever you like in soup
    Step 5: Cook for 4 hours over the dying Fire Elemental (gotta lower the heat somehow)
    Step 6: Enjoy your magically infused soup!

    *Warning, not an actual curative. Side effects may include, but are not limited to: Burns, Frostbite, any injury sustained due to fighting magical living soup, Mana Burn, Bodily Mutilation, Mutation, Runny Nose, Irritated Bowels. Do not consume if pregnant or on magical medications.

  10. Lifaen

    July 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Leviathan Steaks with Hylek ( Legs

    1. Hunt down your Leviathan. Be careful not to damage his underside and do not use Fire on him, as it may damage the delicate portions you intend to digest.
    2. After slaying your Leviathan, cut 2-3 Inch Strips from his underside. This will provide the juiciest portions.
    3. Hunt down some Hylek, after slaying cut off their legs. This will be considerably easier than the first two steps.
    4. Spice up the Hylek with whatever you choose. This is best done Raw. Some salt and pepper are great. If you don’t like Raw Hylek, saute with peppers and onions.
    5. Pepper and Salt your Leviathan steaks. Rub your preferred rub in and some glittering dust. The glittering dust is important! This gives off some great flavor.
    6. Have a fire elementalist cast Searing Flames on the steaks, twice. This will put a solid, charred sear on the outside. While keeping the inside juicy.

    Arrange your Steak and Legs and serve. Meal is fit for a knight!

    Ingredients from Guildwars 2:

    Skill for cooking is from Guildwars:

    Lifaen The Forsaken

  11. swin3flew

    July 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    CHARRed Steak

    1 Charr Ribeye steak 16oz
    1/2 cup Horseradish
    1 tablespoon salt
    1 tablespoon pepper.
    1 clove garlic
    1/4 cup vegetable oil

    1. Mix everything together till you get a nice paste.
    2 Rub the paste over the steak till you have a nice coating.
    3 Have a fire attuned elementalist Flamestrike the steak 5 times.
    4. Let rest 5 minutes.

    Recommended to be served with fava beans and a nice chianti

  12. Femke b

    July 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Sylvari salad:

    1. buy some salad-like leafy hairs from a sylvari hairdresser.
    2. Dressing: Mix in the salad bowl: 5 tablespoons (tbs) strawberry vinegar, 10 tbs of olive oil, 2 tbs of sugar (or more to your liking) and an apple cut in little pieces and alpine dolyak cheese chopped in little pieces. Add salt and pepper to your flavor.
    3. Alternatively you can also add pineapple pits (grilled by a flamethrower/charrzooka), croutons and fruits that go with the season.
    4. Add everything together: enjoy!

  13. Ravenloue

    July 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Thundershrimp Scampi

    The Thundershrimp add a certain spark to this dish that can hardly be described with words. Perfectly sauteed in only the best wines of the late Barradin family, it is quite a rare treat to enjoy.

  14. Algorab

    July 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Moa tagliata

    A traditional dish originated in the pre-Searing Ascalonian countryside, usually prepared for festivities. The tender, juicy red meat of a moa is cooked as a steak then cut into thin slices, which produces a lot more surface area on which to drizzle seasoned oils or condiments.
    Like all traditional recipes, this has infinite variations, so here’s my version.

    Ingredients for up to 6 servings:
    1 1/2 pounds moa fillet
    fragrant extra-virgin olive oil
    balsamic vinegar
    chopped fresh rosemary leaves
    4 teaspoons of black pepper grains
    herbs and/or salad for seasoning
    2 orange wedges

    Rub the steak liberally with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and season liberally with salt, pepper an rosemary. Grill the steak over high heat until its exterior danrkens, and is almost charred. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes or so. This allows the juices to “retreat” back into the meat and redistribute themselves. Slice the steak thinly; you will find its interior to still be almost raw, of a pink colour. Arrange the meat on top of the seasong herbs and pour the oil over the meat. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and scatter pepper and rosemary over all. Serve with the orange wedges.
    And voilà!

    Here is what the dish would look like.

    Nah, just joking ^^
    Ok, it wasn’t funny; pardon me )=. Here is the actual image:

    • Jeshe

      July 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      You’re totally disqualified for Rick Rolling me on my own blog Nah, just kidding. 😀 I wouldn’t disqualify someone for a joke. I got a kick out of it haha.

      • Algorab

        July 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm

        I almos feel bad ^^

    • Jeshe

      July 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      lol it’s cool 🙂 I got a kick out of it. And wow you posted that fast haha. I went back to edit the original comment and you already posted.

  15. Jeshe

    July 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Make a note that the time has changed on the deadline! I have extended it 12 more hours. So if you know anyone who was thinking of entering, feel free to let them know they now have more time 🙂

  16. Rick

    July 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Elonian Hard Tack

    Like most varieties of hard tack, this is just highly resistant bread specially made by the Elonians for eating when traveling long distances. It rarely goes bad and keeps traveling merchants and heroes ready to continue their journeys each day.

    Really, what else would the group have eaten in the Realm of Torment? They needed some serious food that could keep awhile as they led the assault, and this is probably their best bet.

  17. Zerogrifter

    July 19, 2012 at 7:52 am

    I was linked here through GW Insider and I’m already in the beta but I just wanted to say this contest is awesome 🙂

    Oh yeah and a Mursaat Mojito These might “have an untapped inner power, a power you can sense, waiting to detonate and ruin all life.” So just be careful when muddling the tokens!

    Mint Leaf
    1 Mursaat Token
    2 tea spoons of sugar
    Flask of Firewater

    Put the Mint Mursaat token, and sugar in a mortar and pestil mortar and pestle. Muddle these together until the mint and token have been reduced to a fine powder. Add mint and muddle a little more until powder becomes a paste. Combine two shots of Fire Water and some regular water which should resemble an alcoholic soda water. Pour soda water over mint paste and stir gently. If you did this correctly you should be levatating and feeling all warm and fuzzy in no time. If you didn’t… your neighbor may or may not be on fire (probably is) and the 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse may or may not be riding upon Tyria (probably are)… Enjoy!

  18. Amy

    July 19, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Fishmonger Scipio’s Seafood Stew

    This Stew is a popular stew for traveler’s coming through the Village of Shaemoor. It is rumored to have mystical powers to those who partake in its bounty. Consumer’s of this savory stew have been rumored to obtain an immense amount of strength and power and has bolstered the quests of many warriors seeking to fight for honor and truth. The succulent crab, flaky fish, and mouthwatering clam swims in a creamy roux of secret spices and herbs that warm bellies and stick to the ribs of the mighty! As your eyes feast on this recipe, take note that only the most skilled of cooks and chefs may create this scrumptious dish. (Cooking skill 200)

    1 large leek (
    4 med Carrots (
    1 med turnip, skin removed (
    2 tbsp oil (
    2 tbsp butter (
    4 cod filets (
    14 oz fresh clams (
    14 oz fresh white crab from the Tarnished coast ( DON’T EAT YOUR PET THOUGH…steal it from someone else)
    2 cups of cooked barley
    1 cup heavy cream (
    3 cups vegetable stock
    1 Tblspoon of Roux (see recipe
    6 strands of saffron
    1/2 cup of white wine
    1 head of garlic (
    1 vial of water from the Fountain of Truth (
    pinch of salt pepper (

    Saute cod, clam, and crab in butter until well cooked. In another pan saute carrot, leek, and garlic in butter. In a large pot add the stock and the turnip. Boil on high until turnip is softened. Add the seafood, barley and vegetables to the stock. Stir and simmer on low. Add the 6 strands of saffron to the white wine and let sit for 30 minutes. This will release the flavors of the saffron into the white wine. When 30 minutes is up add the wine and saffron to the pot. Add oil, heavy cream, and roux to the pot. Do not let the soup boil or it may change the creamy texture. Let this simmer for an hour.

    While simmering put on your armor (skill level 25) and journey to the Fountain of truth (make sure someone stays home so your house doesn’t burn down). Dip a vial into the Fountain of Truth and journey back to your home. You will gain additional experience for any beasts killed along the way and you may be able to obtain food for another meal this way. Gently add the vial of water to the pot. Stir and serve immediately.

    +25 strength
    +25 power

    Serve with a Stein of Highlander Beer for added pleasure! (

    (I actually made this soup and couldn’t find a way to add a photo so I made the photo my profile pic) 🙂 YUMMM!!

  19. Jeshe

    July 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Contest is now closed! Thanks to all of you who participated and I will announce the winners sometimes today 🙂


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