Guild Wars 2’s Festival of the Four Winds is live with new achievements and deprecation for WinXP client

    
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The Crown Pavilion is open once again in Guild Wars 2 today as the Festival of the Four Winds is live, bringing a dash of Cantha flair to the longrunning and revivified ArenaNet MMORPG. As usual, players will be participating in the Queen’s Gauntlet, racing in Pavilion Pursuit, and dipping into all the other minigames on offer. ANet’s also reduced requirements for some of the event’s achievements.

“On behalf of Queen Jennah of Kryta, and the Captain’s Council of Lion’s Arch, you are cordially invited to participate in the return of the Festival of the Four Winds! High atop the Labyrinthine Cliffs, our Zephyrite friends have been working in tandem with Lion’s Arch to host an incredible variety of fun vendors and events to entertain visitors from all across Tyria. This celebration of unity and peace between our cultures is more important than ever before, and we hope that you will join us in the festivities. In this spirit of cooperation, Queen Jennah has personally overseen the reopening of the Crown Pavilion, featuring a variety of challenges for Tyria’s finest to test their mettle! Transportation to the festivities couldn’t be easier! Special hot air balloons are now stationed in each nation’s capital city. Visitors can also sail directly from the ship in Lion’s Arch. We look forward to seeing you at the festival!”

The Festival runs from today through September 21st. Players will want to meander through the non-Festival patch notes, too, however, as the Twisted Marionette is back for its cycling public mode and the client has been deprecated on Windows XP “to make way for Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons and DX11,” the beta for which is expected in September. And hey, lookie here, you explorer-types.

“A new achievement, The Goldclaw Holiday Collection, has been added to encourage discovery of a hidden series of festival-themed novels, each available only during their associated festival. Progress in this achievement is not retroactive.”

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Greaterdivinity

Pour one out for WinXP, what a champion of a workhorse that was for many a year. It’s time to rest now, you’ve been a great OS.

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Turing fail

An internet-connected XP system is a very bad idea.

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Bruno Brito

I miss the visuals a lot. Both from XP and also from 98. The aesthetics of those 90s and 2000s times were quite a draw to me.

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styopa

For a 47 meg download you can run (completely) a win95 PC in a window:
https://win95.ajf.me/

:)
It’s great.

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Bruno Brito

I’m not that desperate. Just the visuals would be great for me.

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styopa

And brace yourself for Win11 which is basically just a content-provider hardware lockdown in a Win10 shell. Oh, and your start button will now be in the middle of the bar (WTF Microsoft?)…

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Natalyia

For all the questionable (or at least poorly presented) decisions around Win11, the task bar (as long as you want it on the bottom) isn’t *forced* to be in the middle of the screen. You can still pin it to the left (or could, last I meddled with it.)

That’s not to say *other* changes to the task bar aren’t odd and seemingly ill-advised. But that particular one? You can fix.