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Guild Wars: Special Events – Sweet Treat Weekend

 

The Bunny Messenger

Hopefully this narrative won’t earn me a trip to the Sardelac Sanitarium. I remain confident in my faculties, though, because I learned last month that even the oddest story from the most peculiar source can turn out to have merit.

A talking rabbit approached me earlier this week. Yes, indeed—floppy ears, cotton tail, and buck teeth. At first, I thought The Frog was playing a trick on me, for he is notorious for enjoying practical jokes. Convinced he took me as a fool, I asked him, bluntly: “Why do you wear that stupid bunny suit?” To which he responded, calmly: “Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?” Despite the cryptic response, I soon came to realize that I was not talking to my amphibian friend.

Normally, I would have dismissed this occurrence as the outcome of an overly generous serving of rice wine. However, the hopping hare convinced me to stay a while and listen to what he had to say. I am certainly glad I heard him out, for he imparted valuable knowledge about the upcoming weekend.

Those who enjoy working toward various titles should pay close attention to the musings of this bunny. Much like the strange shamrock-themed items that appeared a few weeks ago, we can expect to see more odd trinkets popping into existence this weekend. According to my erm…source, two items will show up at week’s end. The first is a chocolate bunny that provides quite the sugar rush when consumed and, due to the decadent amount of sugar in this confection, rewards those who indulge with two points toward their Sweet Tooth title.

The second item is a mysterious golden egg that supposedly gives a temporary boost to one’s abilities. In addition, this oval treat is reputed to provide those lucky enough to find one a point toward their Treasure Hunter titles. And, as if that were not enough, I was told the mysterious contents of these golden eggs also grant one point toward the Sweet Tooth title. Truly a three-fold blessing!

I believe this strange celebration revolves around a “fertility” theme. We are just beginning the Season of the Zephyr—often associated with matrimony, courtship, and fertility—so this odd occurrence may not be a simple coincidence. I only hope that this furry vision was not the result of long hours spent in seclusion within the monastery archives stoking my imagination with the promise of gold and chocolate treasures. All work and no play makes the Scribe a dull boy, as they say. But, the last time I checked, hard work didn’t make one hallucinate about talking rabbits. I suppose we shall learn the truth this weekend…

The Scribe ~ 2007

Sweet Treat Weekend, This weekend, from Noon Pacific (-8 [sic] GMT) this Friday until 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, you will get a double dose of springtime goodness with random drops of Chocolate Bunnies and Golden Eggs in all of the lands of Tyria.

Login screen announcements

Sweet Treat Weekend, is a special event that coincides roughly with Easter weekend and during which PvE foes have a chance to drop a Golden Egg and/or Chocolate Bunny in addition to their normal drops.

Schedule

Year Dates
2007 Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on April 6th until 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on April 8th
2008 Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on March 21st until 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on March 23rd
2009 Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on April 10th until 11:59 PM Pacific on April 12th
2010 Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on April 2nd until 11:59 PM Pacific on April 4th
2011 Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on April 22nd until 11:59 PM Pacific on April 24th
2012 Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on April 2nd until 11:59 PM Pacific on April 8th
2013 Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on March 29th until 11:59 PM Pacific on March 31st

Drops

Item Description
Golden Egg, which contributes to the Treasure Hunter (when picked up after being assigned to the collecting player) and Sweet Tooth titles (when consumed), as well as grants a five minute increase to all attributes in PvE.
  Chocolate Bunny, which gives a Sugar Jolt for five minutes, increasing speed by 50% (in an outpost or town), as well as increasing the Sweet Tooth title by two points per bunny.

Golden Egg

Golden Egg
Golden Egg.png
Rarity Common
Skill Golden Egg (item effect)
Type Sweet
Value Can’t be sold
Stackable Yes
Campaign Core
Uses 1
Sweet points 1

Double-click to raise all of your attributes by 1 for 5 minutes. This item cannot be used in PvP.

— In-game description

Acquisition

A Golden Egg is a sweet that drops during the Sweet Treat Weekend from foes and charmable animals in PvE.

Notes

Related items

Trivia

  • Prior to the 13 November 2008 update – which made the Treasure Hunter title account wide – Golden Eggs were the only way to obtain the Treasure Hunter title in pre-Searing.

Chocolate Bunny

Chocolate Bunny
Rarity Common
Skill Sugar Jolt (long)
Type Sweet
Value Can’t be sold
Stackable Yes
Campaign Core
Uses 1
Sweet points 2

Uses remaining: 1
Double-click to use while in town. Eating sweets may give you a Sugar Rush.

— In-game description

Acquisition

These are random drops from any PvE foe during the Sweet Treat Weekend, including charmable animals.

Collectors

 Keiran Thackeray

Location: Ice Cliff Chasms
Collecting: 1 Bottle of Rice Wine, 1 Bottle of Vabbian Wine, 1 Bowl of Skalefin Soup, 1 Chocolate Bunny, 1 Chunk of Drake Flesh, 1 Crème Brûlée, 1 Dwarven Ale, 1 Eggnog, 1 Herring, 1 Hunter’s Ale, 1 Pahnai Salad, 1 Pumpkin Cookie, 1 Red Bean Cake, 1 Shamrock Ale, 1 Slice of Pumpkin Pie, 1 Truffle, 6 Votive Candles

Icon Item name Value
Sack of Random Junk Can’t be sold
  • Each character can receive up to 3 Sacks of Random Junkfor each type of item, specifically alcohol, exotic food, sweets, and candles.
    • After receiving the third sack, he will no longer accept items of that type.
    • The first time you give him 6 Votive Candles, he will give you a Paper Wrapped Parcel. The next three times, he will give you a sack; if you give him 24 candles, he will give you 3 sacks and 1 parcel.

Notes

Anomaly.This item produces Sugar Jolt (long) despite claiming to give the Sugar Rush effect.

Trivia

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