Guild Wars 2 Anniversary Bash Shenanigans

06 Sep

So last weekend was ArenaNet’s 1 year anniversary bash and they live streamed it. At first, I wasn’t going to watch it since it was late where I am and I planned to get to bed at a somewhat decent time (around 1 am).

Somehow, that didn’t work out and I ended up watching the livestream until around 2 am…ish. I got this weird obsession all of a sudden to have my friends make moose antlers on their head when the camera panned to them. I wasn’t very successful.

One of my friends did like half a moose antler. That’s the best I got haha.

I called it mooseface since that’s my name on Twitter (moosefaces, actually). I’m hoping it will catch on and we can start a meme. 😀

Anyway, some long suffering friends of mine did post pics of them doing mooseface and I totally love them for that. I just think it would have been awesome if someone had got up in front of the devs, put their hands on their head like antlers on the livestream in front of EVERYONE! And then after everyone was all “wtf” they could explain what was going on and maybe the devs would have joined in. Yeah..I have crazy fantasies about stuff like that happening and it never does. My imaginary life is so much more exciting than my real one.

I probably would have died laughing if that had actually happened, though. 🙂

Anyway, that got me to thinking (and sometimes that’s not a good thing), “Hey! we should turn this mooseface thing into a contest”. See what I mean about not being a good thing? Well it’s good for you, but contests aren’t always the best for me haha. They are interesting…let’s just leave it at that.

So yes, I want to have a contest because I am clearly insane and didn’t learn my lesson the last few times I did contests.

Don’t get me wrong, I love holding them. I just don’t like having to track down people to give them their prizes since they don’t always leave correct information, etc. Plus, I am now making it 1000000% more difficult on myself by being in an entirely different timezone than most people I regularly interact with. So yeah, this should be interesting. Fun, but interesting. Woohoo!

So this contest, what are the prizes? I have 4 Mr. Sparkles mini codes to give out. They are EU codes, but I have been assured that if you are NA, you can just contact support and they will apply the code to your account. My information is completely accurate with this so don’t yell at me if it doesn’t work at first. (Special thanks to Tilion from for helping me acquire the codes. They are also having a contest as well, please go check it out!)

I want you to do mooseface. What is mooseface you ask? LET ME SHOW YOU THE FACE OF MY PEOPLE!!


This..this is mooseface. Adorable, right?

So that and the cutest/best/most adorable/coolest/whatever I think is most awesome or makes me laugh picture will win. (Hint, making me laugh is almost a sure fire way to win)

Some rules: please keep your clothes on. As much as I might appreciate moose au naturel, you are not really a moose so please, please, PLEASE no nude mooseface pics. Your face can be nude, your head can be nude, your chest can be nude (guys only or girls with bikini tops), but you must wear pants!!(Sorry, Peter Fries, this rules you out, sadly). This is not only for me, but for anyone who might have kids or overly sensitive people around while viewing my website.  I just don’t want any moose peen pics, thanks. I have a boyfriend you don’t need to proposition me. That won’t win you more points, either.

No profanity…well okay, maybe a little. I swear at times so it’s okay if your shirt says something like “shit” or “fuck” but don’t over do it! Remember, children might be watching! Save the parents from having awkward conversations with their children and then blaming me or something.

Must not be an ArenaNet employee…uh..well I guess you can submit a pic anyway (would love to see some Anet mooseface, actually), but you are not eligible for prizes (but let’s face it, you probably have whatever it is I am giving away anyway, or better than what it is).

You don’t necessarily have to show your face. This is the internet and with privacy issues and cyberbullying or what have you, it’s a dangerous time to show your face at times. Also, people suck and I completely understand that. So for you creative types, draw me a picture or something. Set up a diorama. Whatever. As long as it has a moose (or moose like thing, reindeer or anything with antlers works), I will accept it. One catch: it must have something to do with Guild Wars 2. Regular pictures do not need this, though. If you want to add a GW2 element to your pictures, however, I highly encourage it. It might not get you closer to winning, but I really enjoy the passion the community has for this game.

ANYONE FROM ANY COUNTRY CAN SUBMIT SOMETHING! These are EU codes and they will work on NA accounts, but you have to contact support. Sorry, but that’s the only way to get around it right now until they find a better fix for it.

The contest will run from now until….hmm….11:59pm on September 14th. What timezone you ask? uh…I don’t know, pick one. I’m too lazy to convert timezones or whatever. As long as you get it to me by 11:59pm on September 14th before the day rolls over EVERYWHERE, we’ll be cool. I might even accept a few after that. We’ll see how I feel in 1 week

HOW TO SUBMIT: Leave a comment on this blog post with a link to the picture (imgur is my favorite to use, but use whatever) or if you are really technically savvy (and if WP allows it), post the pic here in the comments. As for contacting the winners….uh…don’t think you should leave your email in the comments, but I will figure out a good solution unless anyone else wants to suggest something. If you have Twitter or Facebook and don’t mind leaving those details, though, please do that as a temporary solution. I’ll figure out what to do with the rest of you. Also, you will need to follow me on Twitter if you win. I’m @moosefaces on there. If you win, I’ll follow you back and DM you the code. I might even follow you anyway since I clearly need more people to follow on there. (not really, but I like people so…)

We cool? We cool.

So that’s basically it. Have fun, enjoy, get creative! I want to see some good mooseface! 😀

UPDATE: I know it’s pointless to have an update when I didn’t even release the blog post yet, but whatever. This is an update and it’s going here and you’re going to like it!

Angel McCoy is one of the writers at ArenaNet and she is one of the sweetest people on the face of the planet. In my mooseface insanity, I tweeted to her and Rhonda (Barbie from GWEN) asking for a mooseface picture. It came today! I was bouncing up and down with excitement in anticipation and it finally got tweeted to me. Guys, it’s the most adorable thing ever.

A wild Angel mooseface appears! It uses “be adorable” It’s super effective!

Can that woman be any more adorable? I don’t think so.

UPDATE 2: Ok so I thought that was the end of ArenaNet mooseface. I was so wrong. Presenting, Rubi mooseface!

Rubi mooseface

Killing me with the cute, Rubi.

Because this is my life. I sit at home, make silly faces at the internet (and ArenaNet) and then they make them back at me.

My life is awesome.


Posted by on September 6, 2013 in Contests, Guild Wars 2


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30 responses to “Guild Wars 2 Anniversary Bash Shenanigans

  1. anubarack03

    September 6, 2013 at 9:41 am

  2. Scott

    September 6, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Hi, Here is my Mesmer with Moose Antlers (and ears too!) just for you.

  3. IronFrogMan

    September 6, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Don’t Moose with me lady!

  4. NotElephant

    September 6, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I am become moose.

  5. Kym In A Can (@kimeekat)

    September 6, 2013 at 10:26 am Complete with derp eyes+work background+washed out color in the webcam image and a bonus image of me with antlers at Hampton Court Palace. This is funny because it’s a thing my friends and I used to do in high school (do the moose ears and scream “MOOSE” at each other from across campus).

  6. Spanex

    September 6, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Baby Jack-a-lop can be moosy too!

  7. saint melancholy

    September 6, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    well here goes 😀

  8. Gordam Deathgiver

    September 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    This was a combined effort, we even went to the woods for authenticity! She wasn’t too happy about me bugging her to do this over a mini (again). Frankly, she’s sick of hearing about it.

  9. Salzeroth

    September 6, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Whoops, turned upside down by moose-take. :3

  10. Morten Jakobsen

    September 8, 2013 at 6:43 am

    You’d think 10 seconds for auto trigger is a lot. Here’s attempt 23!

    And this is why I’m giving this a shot:

    In case I’m really that lucky, you can find me by writing treeline as ID so the address is

    Have fun with your contest! 🙂

  11. Lillis_Urso (@Lillis_Urso)

    September 8, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Rytlock Moosestone

  12. Liam Gallagher

    September 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I call it the Surprised Moose.

  13. Vincent Graves

    September 8, 2013 at 5:08 pm


  14. Jessica Crouch

    September 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    My Ranger with moose ears! *

    *no moose was harmed in the making of this photo.

    Also, thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Scott

    September 12, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Here’s the conversation my wife and I had the other day:
    Me: I need your help.
    Wife: Sure for what?
    Me: I need to take a mooseface picture to win a Mini in Guildwars 2.
    Wife: Is that a thing?
    Me: I just really want it. Help me out.
    Wife: I don’t think I want to be involved…

    So after coercing her to help, and trying to get the dog involved, I ended up with these entries.
    My baby Trixie:


    Trixie’s appearance fees were paid in peanut butter doggy biscuits.

  16. K.T.

    September 13, 2013 at 12:05 am

    The twin gods of awesome and sauce, Moosa mysteriously disappeared many years prior to the Exodus of the Gods during a festival honoring Balthazar’s hounds, Temar and Tengon. Moosa was often depicted as a pair of brothers sharing a shaggy body and posing in what his followers lovingly called “mooseface,” although unfortunately (or fortunately) none of these depictions have survived the cataclysm of Orr.
    Legends say that Moosa will one day return to Tyria when its inhabitants are blessed with an entity whose name, roughly translated, means “Man of Glitter.”

  17. sasorijap

    September 13, 2013 at 5:58 am

    I present you the moosebear! 😛

  18. OneBigPear (@OneBigPear)

    September 13, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Puppy mooseface!

    (small bonus partial OneBigPear face)

  19. Darren

    September 14, 2013 at 1:25 am

    My Asura is pretty irreverent, and thought Logan could do with a good Moosefacing.

  20. Aranvar

    September 14, 2013 at 6:23 am

    I’m a student from Orleans…

    Ooops, joke appart…terrible mistake, there’s no moose in the woods of Sologne, would you like a deer face to fix it ?

    well, i hope you’ll enjoy… 😀
    I’m a big fan of Guild wars’s lore (awesome RP possibilities) and actually waiting for a good traduction of the third book “see of sorrow”… I was going to make Zojja a mooseface (before to steal mister Sparkles’s building plans) but i cant connect on GW2 for a week and as a student i cant really cross the atlantic even for a great event like PAX and GW2’s first anniversary…

  21. Andrew.4506

    September 14, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Here is the obligatory image:

    But I also threw this together. Would have had a bit more time but I saw this at the last minute and even simple video editing takes a bit long for me. . Hope you like it. 😀

    Here’s my facebook.

  22. Aranvar

    September 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Good evening. And sorry for that post.
    I left maybe 6 hours ago a comment with the content needed to participate at the contest wich allow go maybe win a code for a mini mister sparkle.
    My comment ils still locked out, “waiting for a moderator’s checking”, when other comments are immediatly published.
    I’m quite worry about that because the limite of time is comming fast, and if the situation remain the same, my participation wouldnt be counted as…
    Did i miss something to be able to participate ?
    Was there a problem with my comments (Because i tried various ans nothing never worked), wrong content ? Things unallowed to say ? Contest already finished ?
    Can someone explain me where i’m wrong because i really want to participate at this funny contest.
    I fear its actually a censor, ans m’y comment will be published after the time is up…
    Its maybe the last remainig way to get this exclusive part of content and I wont give up…
    Thanks for understanding.

    • Jeshe

      September 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Sorry! Don’t worry, I’m lazy so your post would have still counted. I was just out and about today and didn’t have proper internet to approve comments. I had about 3 that I needed to approve. Your entry got in 🙂

      • Aranvar

        September 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm

        Thanks for answering and sorry too, I didnt understand, it was a selfish and unapropriate reply; in fact I tought the moderator was someone external to the blog…so this answer would be adresses to him/her and not published (noticed that there is no support link). I also suspected a problem on my own internet (the mobile version of the blog seems to forbid answer, in fact i left 2 answers, and no one where received, so i had to use the slow mobile-phone wireless internet on my computer to post the définitive answer). Anyway, i must stop to justify myself, its becoming ridiculous; hope my english remains quite acceptable good luck for the next part of the contest… 🙂

      • Jeshe

        September 17, 2013 at 4:07 am

        Nope, it’s just little ol me running this blog from WordPress 🙂 It’s no problem! I didn’t take offense or anything. Your English is fine, I can understand you. 🙂


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