ArenaNet partners with bubble tea vendor on a Guild Wars 2-themed drink, and there’s free stuff in it for you

    
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Ah, crosspromotions. Remember teasing Bungie for its Destiny candles, poptarts, and energy drinks last year? Good times. Guild Wars 2 is getting in on a similar kind of fun now by partnering to promote bubble tea. I mean, at least bubble tea is good.

“In celebration of the sixth anniversary of ArenaNet’s Guild Wars 2, one of the best-selling MMORPGs of all time, the developer is partnering with national bubble tea retailer, Kung Fu Tea, on a month-long in-store and online promotion during September. Throughout the month, customers will have the chance to try the Elder Dragon Dreamy Delight (a delicious Guild Wars twist on Kung Fu Tea’s Cocoa Cream Wow) as well as unlock Guild Wars 2 in-game content and claim amazing daily prizes via the Kung Fu Tea app.”

Yes, there’s a branded bubble tea app, and if you link your social media accounts to it, you’ll get codes to download a cosmetic outfit for the Guild Wars 2, plus the game’s “heroic edition,” which turns out to be a bundle with a “unique set of armor, an 18-slot inventory box, and 10 experience boosters.” So it’s free stuff, in exchange for your deets.

Do note that the promotion runs in September, so it doesn’t actually start until September 1st – that’s when you’ll want to pick up the app.

Turns out there are a couple of Kung Fu Teas within driving distance of me, so maybe I’ll be checking that out this weekend. Anybody else?

Source: Press release
Update: I went over to a Kung Fu Tea on Saturday, September 1st, and they didn’t have the drink. There’s a message on the mobile website saying the promo is suffering a “delay.” Maybe call ahead if you want to avoid a wasted trip!
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Ryan Allgood

Oooooh! I love Kung Fu Tea. Love to get the mango slush with the mango bubbles. =x

So I guess I will be getting some free GW2 stuff. Haha.

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miol

So it’s free stuff, in exchange for your deets.

Precious, precious deets…

“We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious!” :/

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nobleeinherjar

There are a couple locations not toooooo far from where I live, but much farther than I’m willing to drive for bubble tea. There are closer places I’d go to instead. That 18-slot bag though ..

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Siphaed

Closest one is in Portland, 1/2 the state away. ……

I may make a trip up there in September for this. Why not?

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Teh Beardling

Everyone is talking about the armor and I’m just sitting here as new player drooling over the 18 slot box.

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Makhiel

Nearest store is … checks Google Maps … 4000 miles away, so yeah, definitely going for it. :)

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Atryue

What is this Kung Fu Tea???
*Checks website for store locations*

Ahh… that explains it =P

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Indigo Salma

Nevermind.

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Minimalistway

Well .. i know i’m not getting any of that, but at least this post made me happy, kung fu tea? :-D

This is so bizarre it should be in “the weirdest news of the year award”.