Guild Wars 2 Does April Fools Day Right: No Lies, No BS, Just Awesome New Content With a Sense of Humor
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April Fools Day is the worst day of the entire year to be on the internet, period. Everyone confuses lies for pranks, and even big media outlets fall for them. I honestly wish most bloggers and journalists could take today off. April Fools Day on the internet is a lie-off, where anyone can say or do anything they want for attention as long as they follow it with a little snigger and a shrug tomorrow. Can you tell I'm not a fan?
Thankfully the folks at ArenaNet, makers of Guild Wars 2, seem to have the right idea about what April Fools should be like in an MMO. They've used it to launch a special event for players for the month of April, styled after Minecraft as well as the 8-bit age of gaming, complete with a fake commercial just as ridiculous as game commercials from the 80s and 90s. Here's what they've done: