“If you’re new to Guild Wars 2, we want to hear about the bonds you’ve forged in game and the experiences you’ve had with other players. Did you join an awesome guild, tackle a challenge, or learn something new with a little help from your friends? If you’re a veteran Friend/Shipper, tell us how you and your companions are doing! Have you found a new favorite activity? Do you keep up with Living World together? You can share your story as a text post, include screenshots, or even capture it on video—it’s up to you! Tag it with #GW2FriendShips on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook, and we’ll collect them on a special page on the official Guild Wars 2 website for the whole community to read. Add the #GW2Giveaway hashtag as well, and your qualifying post will be entered in our sweepstakes. We’ve got great prizes to give away: twenty winners will receive 800 gems, five winners will receive a custom art commission from our creative partners, and one grand prize winner will get a trip for two to gamescom 2019!”
Just make sure you follow the directions to the letter! And if you don’t have a story, you can still log into the game and zip over to Lion’s Arch in February for your achievement and Endless Friendship Tonic.
MMO players will recall that ArenaNet ran this contest last year too, though the reward was a trip to PAX West instead. Our own Guild Wars 2 columnist Tina Lauro Pollock picked out the very best stories resulting from that content in her Flameseeker Chronicles column.