The first Halloween of Guild Wars 2 has come and gone, and we put our community’s creativity to the test with the Guild Wars 2 Halloween Diorama Contest. You didn’t disappoint—we received so many impressive entries that it was a tough task to choose our favorites. Everyone here at ArenaNet pitched in to view the dioramas and choose winners. They had no knowledge of the identities of the contestants.
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Without further ado, we’d like to present the winners of this year’s Halloween Diorama Contest. Congratulations to each of you! Thanks to everyone who entered as well as NVIDIA and SteelSeries for providing the prizes!We know that a lot of you have been waiting for character names that are currently reserved through Guild Wars. As we said earlier this year, we wanted to keep name reservation active until our support team worked through the initial rush of support tickets after launch day.

We’ve got good news: That time has arrived and all reserved names will be released next week, November 8th, at 2:00 PM PST . If you have a character name reserved from Guild Wars and haven’t gotten around to making that character in Guild Wars 2, this is the time to do so. If you’ve been waiting for a reserved name, your wait is almost over!

Strange things are happening all over Tyria, and the Black Lion Trading Company is no exception. We’ve received a shipment of mysterious, slightly waterlogged Consortium Chests that may or may not have been salvaged from the wreck of a monster-ravaged ship—I’m not sayin’.

No one knows for sure what’s inside each chest, but now you can purchase the new Consortium Chest in the Gem Store and find out for yourself! Each Consortium Chest is guaranteed to hold items never before seen in Tyria, like brand new armor skins, weapon skins, and exclusive Lost Shores minis.I’ve pried open a few of these Consortium Chests and have figured out which items you can find inside. Take a look.