Guild Wars 2 player builds Super Adventure Box guild hall in tribute to designer Josh Foreman

    
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My kid has already started pestering me about Super Adventure Box this year. It’s almost April 1st. Is it open yet? Will there be anything new? Can we go? Is it open yet? When does it open?

I don’t know all the answers to his questions, but I do know that Guild Wars 2’s infamous April Fools’ Day event and content, Super Adventure Box, will be back at some point – my guess is next week or the week after (since April 1st falls on a Monday, and Tuesday’s usually patch day). We know it’s happening because ArenaNet’s Mike Zadorojny said so explicitly when trying to reassure everyone that the company’s February layoffs weren’t going to stop the flow of content. In fact, while the community is busy speculating, he said SAB’s return is “imminent.”

It’ll be on a sad note either way, however, because SAB’s original creator, Josh Foreman, was one of those let go in NCsoft’s purge. But GW2 players aren’t gonna forget him. Player and YouTuber ThunderCurrie has been working on a project to immortalize SAB year-round by building a version of it inside his guild hall, posting it in tribute this week.

“This ‘project’ took 1 year on/off to complete,” he reveals in the video. “There are over 100 floor pieces and over 140 wall pieces” – complete with cloud teleports, deliberately imperfect terrain, and an actual honest-to-goodness jumping puzzle that looks properly frustrating. The deco limit apparently makes a complete replica impossible, but we’d say it’s pretty damn amazing anyway, especially given the intense farming.

“Thank you, Josh Foreman,” the video ends in salute.

And here’s our play-through in SAB from last year.

Just waiting on the real version to return now!

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First Year SAB was awesome, I memorized every little step to do the whole thing running nonstop from start to end at the Hardest mode(the one with traps and insta kills at every corner) . Could say it was the most fun I’ve ever had and it gave me a hard time for sure.

It saddens me that the whole SAB thing stopped after the first year with no more Worlds afterwards.

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miol

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Bruno Brito

I wanna see them balancing SAB without Josh.

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latorn

Man that is awesome!!

GW2 and SAB will always have a special place in my heart. :)

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sophiskiai

That guild hall is incredible! I always wanted to do more with guild hall decorations but was put off by how expensive most of them were.

Now he’s left NCsoft, looks like Josh has been making the long-running multi-media indie studio side project he runs with his wife, Breath of Life Development, into his main focus? With some awesome sculpture:

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As much as I never liked the SAB, I have to say, that is an impressive amount of work. Well Done!!

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Indigo Salma

Haven’t taken part at all in this event.
How easy or hard is it to unlock those skins?

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Not “hard” in terms of sheer difficulty, but yes hard in terms of dedication.

Unless it was an entire guild of players collecting furniture coins of which you can only get like 16 reliably a day it would take a veryyyy long time.

You need 32 furniture coins just to make one small plot of super adventure flooring (32 Furniture Coins -> 32 Super Clouds = 1 Super Rock Platform).