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Guild Wars 2 Anniversary Bash Shenanigans

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 Dragonseason.com 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!!

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This..this is mooseface. Adorable, right?

So yeah..do 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.

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

 

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The future of Centaur’s Satchel

So some might be curious where I am planning to take this blog after launch. It started as a Guild Wars 1 blog and back when it started, it was mostly guides and events.

So what I am going to do with this blog in Guild Wars 2, you ask?

Well probably similar things. I’ll cover events that the GWEN (Gaming World Entertainment Network) crew put out. I might do guides, but there are so many out there, that it’s probably not worth it. I’ll see what happens. If people would be interested in reading them from me, then sure, I’ll do some. They take a long time to put together (especially the way I do them w/ lots of screenshots) and it might be more worthwhile to do something else with my time.

Another idea I had was to do kind of an adventuring thing. I will take screenshots and write about my travels through Tyria..kind of like a journal type thing. It won’t really be roleplaying, but maybe a little bit of that type of element to it. I’m not 100% sure on this concept yet, but it seems like fun. One of my favorite things to do in the game is explore and the game is absolutely GORGEOUS. I already have a whole entire folder of screenshots (and then some) and the game hasn’t even launched yet haha. I’m a little screenshot crazy 🙂

I will also definitely be doing more contests for in game stuff. It will just be GW2 from now on. I’ll have to wait til I build up a good surplus of goodies, though so this might take a while to get rolling.

So there it is. Those are my plans for the future of this blog. We’ll see where it goes 😀 I hope you all will stick around for it, it should be an exciting ride!

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2012 in Blogging, Guild Wars 2

 

Odds and Ends

Hey all!

Sorry the posts are few and far between. I hope to pick up on that soon but we’ll see. I’ve been busy because school is starting soon and I just haven’t had a whole lot of motivation lately to do anything. Plus, I don’t really have much to write about since Guild Wars 2 isn’t out yet and I don’t really plan on making this a news site. I figure if you want news, you’ll find it. Not really any sense in repeating it over and over again.

Anyway, I’ve been up to some fun things this weekend. I was on a podcast on Sunday (yesterday) and to find more information you can go here: http://ascendantsofascalon.wordpress.com/ That is their blog. To find the actual podcast which I was on, you will have to find it on iTunes or Stitcher. It’s called Ascendants Of Ascalon and from what I can see, it’s not quite up yet. It should be up shortly, though. A word of warning, however, there is some swearing. They are not afraid to let an F Bomb drop. I don’t actually swear but I do compare WoW fans to the Nightmare Court (in jest, I don’t think they’re evil). Plus I needed a good analogy for what they were talking about and that just popped into my head at the moment.

It was my first podcast and it was a lot of fun. I was definitely invited back and I might take them up on that invitation. For the record, though, they said anyone who is interested can join. All you have to have is mic, a sense of humor, and a skype account. Oh and something interesting to say never hurts either.

Also, and this is not really new, I have a Facebook page. I know some people are iffy about Facebook, but if you want updates there instead of Twitter or the reader, then there you go. I also post links from GW2 there as well. I haven’t been very active because I don’t have a lot of followers but if I get more *hint* *hint* I will be more inclined to blabber all over the place. Actually I do most blabbering on Twitter. My 26,000 tweets can attest to that. You can find that here: https://www.facebook.com/CentaursSatchel

There is also a stress test tomorrow. I will be on there since it’s my last day of freedom before school starts (I start Wednesday). You can find me on Jade Quarry if you’re interested. I’ll be playing my Charr Elementalist Firerrar (I think that’s how it’s spelled). I will also be on Jade Quarry at launch with my Twitter guild.

That about wraps it up. I just wanted to let you all know that I’m still around. Just kind of busy getting ready for school and the launch of Guild Wars 2. I’ll write a blog about my plans for that later. I don’t want to spam people too much.

Oh also, the contest is still going on. It will be going on til Sunday so if you haven’t entered or know someone who could use a little help in GW1, feel free to share that around.

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2012 in Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2

 

Random Sack of Junk Contest!

Do you play Guild Wars 1? Are you trying to get your Hall of Monuments decked out in the next 2 weeks? Well I might just have something for you!

A random sack of junk! Ok, it’s not really junk, per se, but I like calling it that. And if you’ve played through War in Kryta, you’ll get the reference.

Anyway, so what hoops do I want you to jump through this time? Well glad you asked!

This is going to be a MASSIVE giveaway. I was considering doing multiple contests but I’m too lazy and there’s not enough time. So there ya go. There will be two main winners. There are also going to be two different ways to win and you can only enter each of these once.

The first way is to name my Charr plushie! (I know that’s lazy but I am really not good at coming up with names) Here are a few pics of him so you can get a sense of his personality.

Helping on laundry day

Playing some League of Legends

The green really brings out his eyes!

You don’t have to go the Charr route and have Charr be part of his name. It’s perfectly fine to branch out and have other names. Names that fit with the lore of the Charr are a big plus.

The second way you can win is to tell me where in Tyria you would live and why. Screenshots or concept art is very welcome and would be more likely for you to win. I like pretty pictures, what can I say?

I will choose my favorite Charr name and favorite place to live in Tyria and those two people will win the following:

  • 50k (That’s 50 platinum) each.
  • 15 ectos
  • Fireworks! I have quite a bit of crates of fireworks to give away
  • Un identified golds. I have like 2 or 3 sets (or more, not sure) I’ll split them up somehow.
  • Various other sweet and alcohol points
  • Trick or treat bags! I have a bunch of these
  • Other gift bags I have not opened
  • Two unded minis (Jungle Troll and Temple Guardian)
  • Various other odds and ends.

It actually might take a while to give you all the stuff I have. I am doing a massive inventory cleaning and I am a packrat! This is good news for you ^_^ I have tons of stuff to give away because I really don’t anticipate playing the game after Guild Wars 2 launches (other than to come back once a year to check for minis to give away).

If you just want to take the money (and ectos) and run, let me know. I’ll find other homes for all the alcohol, sweets, and various other items that people can use toward their HoM. Or if you want some of that stuff, let me know as well. I just want to clear out my inventory as much as possible. If I have anything left over, I will let people know and it will be a free for all for it. 🙂

So here are some rules:

  1. Keep the entries (especially for the Charr names) clean. No profanity (unless you are using kitten, that’s fine), no racial slurs (even if they are Tyrian apropriate), no homophobia, etc.
  2. All work must be your own. Any plagiarism will not be tolerated and you will be immediately disqualified from this contest.
  3. All entries are to be submitted in the comments. Also, as I have learned from last contest, please leave some way to contact you. Twitter, Facebook, smoke signals, etc. I kind of panicked last time when I realized I wasn’t able to get a hold of people directly haha.
  4. You have until August 25th at 11:59 PDT. (same timezone as ArenaNet) I will be judging them the next day. I’m doing in this way because I will be busy in the 25th with early access playing. I bumped it up since I haven’t really been promoting it and I haven’t had many entries.

So good luck, and feel free to leave any comments if you have questions. I will be happy to answer them!

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2012 in Contests, Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2

 

Vote for my Guild Wars 2 Screenshot contest entry!

So I entered a screenshot in the contest and would greatly appreciate if people could vote for my submission. I’d love to be able to win the headset, mousepad, and mouse. I really only need the mouse and headset so I would probably pass the mousepad on to someone else. Cause that’s just how I roll.

Also, it seems like everyone who won a beta key and passed on it, passed on the goodies for GW1 as well so we shall be having another contest somewhat shortly. I love contests! This will be fun ^_^ If I made an error of this and any of you want your prizes (I know who won so no trying to trick me!) let me know. I probably won’t come up with the contest until the end of this week.

Anyway, here”s the link to vote for my screenshot. I will get a real blog up her ein the next few days or so. https://www.facebook.com/GuildWars2?v=app_143248392411883&app_data=m_58079%3D%257B%2522submission_id%2522%253A135579%257D

Thanks! ^_^

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2012 in Guild Wars 2, Uncategorized

 

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UPDATED: Announcing the winners of the contest!

So after a long and grueling process (of like 10 mins), I have chosen the winners. I have a surprise, though. There will now be 3 winners since I scored an extra beta key. This means the GW1 prize will be split in 3 as well (unless you don’t want yours then I’ll just split it in 2). Also, if you don’t need the beta key, let me know and I’ll give it to someone else who I was going to choose.

And now, the moment you’ve been waiting for! The winners are:

Amy with her wonderful Fishmonger Scipio’s Seafood Stew. Very creative and hilarious commentary. Loved it!

Meancheez with his Quaggan Kelp Braids. I loved how you tied the lore into it (and Quaggan are some of my favorite creatures in GW2). It was wonderful reading your entry.

Zerogrifter with his hilarious Mursaat Mojito. The commentary about doing it right or wrong is what did me in. Haha.

Congratulations everyone! You all did a really good job and it was super tough picking this. I really wish I had more keys because man, this was tough. I had like 2 or 3 more I wanted to give prizes too, but sadly, I didn’t get anymore keys. Maybe next time.

Thank you all so much for entering and as for the winners, let me know the best way to contact you and I will send you your keys. Also, put your in game name here in the comments and we’ll arrange to meet some time in Guild Wars 1 for your in game rewards (although keep in mind if you want them before the BWE, you will have to get them tonight since I will not be available all weekend).

Update: Meancheez has said he ended up getting 30/50 and bought the game. He has generously given his prize away so I picked the 4th place winner to receive it 🙂

The new winner is Algorab with their Moa tagliata. Regardless of Rick Rolling me, I really enjoyed the picture and the way you tied it into the game as a traditional recipe.

If anyone knows how to contact the other two winners, please let me know. I can’t find a way to contact them. I’d like to get their keys by tomorrow. Thanks!

 

I will be checking this tomorrow before the BWE and I will be awake until around 12am PDT. I will constantly be checking for updates. I might not check after the BWE starts, though. But if you know someone in the game, my in game name will be Dragonof Chaos.

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2012 in Contests, Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2

 

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Beta Weekend Contest!!

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 (http://thepaletree.net/), 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 PDT..no 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!

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