ArenaNet is getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit with some new additions to the Guild Wars 2 gem store. One of those items, the Bouquet of Roses, is a toy with some custom animations allowing you to launch flowers, shower an area in petals, and even lie in a bed of thorny roses. The best ability, however, is tossing the flowers behind you causing anyone in its trajectory to also acquire a bouquet of roses… whether they want one or not. Let the trolling begin!
I quickly learned how much fun it could be running around the Mists and handing out gifts of floral delight. People would arrive via the asura portals and before their character finished loading in, they had Valentine’s Day gifts in hand. Others weren’t appreciative of my gesture and would toss the bouquets aside, but I would quickly make sure they had fresh flowers again in case they changed their mind.
The bouquet of flowers is my favorite vanity item so far in Guild Wars 2. The effects are fun and they allow for interesting interactions with other players. I even saw someone suggest using the bouquet of roses as anti-botting measure. Imagine watching an automated farmer trying to tackle monsters armed with nothing but a fistful of flowers!
The bouquet of roses will set you back 400 gems and there’s a new red dye pack for those wishing to get into the romantic spirit. Also for anyone who wants to their hair did for the holiday, self style hair kits are now 20% off. But if you’re interested in any of these goodies, you’ll have to hurry, as they are only available in the gem store until February 18.
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