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Should I kick the chicken? (Answered. Thanks for all your help!)

Lucio.4190Lucio.4190 Member ✭✭✭
edited January 10, 2021 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

So, I'm at Bitterfrost Frontier doing the LW and I have this event that says I should kick a chicken to get its feathers, then I'm supposed to build a shrine.
https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Chicken_Feather

But, I've heard that bad things happen if you ever kick the chicken. Any advice on how to proceed here?

Has anyone got any idea of what the story is with the chicken and developers?

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  • Raknar.4735Raknar.4735 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2021

    @Hannelore.8153 said:

    @Raknar.4735 said:
    Don't worry about the chickens in Bitterfrost Frontier.
    The ones in Ebonhawke / Fields of Ruin on the other hand....

    I'd guess the chicken joke goes back to TLoZ Ocarina of Time, where chickens started attacking you when you hurt one enough times in Kakariko.
    Since it is a classic, developers tend to introduce something similiar as a homage to TLoZ.

    The chickens in Bitterfrost will down you instantly if you kick them too much. There's even an achievement for it.

    I actually didn't remember that, good to know!

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  • Veprovina.4876Veprovina.4876 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Raknar.4735 said:

    @Hannelore.8153 said:

    @Raknar.4735 said:
    Don't worry about the chickens in Bitterfrost Frontier.
    The ones in Ebonhawke / Fields of Ruin on the other hand....

    I'd guess the chicken joke goes back to TLoZ Ocarina of Time, where chickens started attacking you when you hurt one enough times in Kakariko.
    Since it is a classic, developers tend to introduce something similiar as a homage to TLoZ.

    The chickens in Bitterfrost will down you instantly if you kick them too much. There's even an achievement for it.

    I actually didn't remember that, good to know!

    Me neither! :tongue:
    Off to Bitterfrost to kick me some chickens then! :smiley:

  • Dragon Priestess.9760Dragon Priestess.9760 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2021

    The chicken will down you, just heal yourself and everything is fine. Plus, you will get a title and an achievement 'chicken chaser'

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  • Lucio.4190Lucio.4190 Member ✭✭✭

    @Raknar.4735 said:
    Don't worry about the chickens in Bitterfrost Frontier.
    The ones in Ebonhawke / Fields of Ruin on the other hand....

    I'd guess the chicken joke goes back to TLoZ Ocarina of Time, where chickens started attacking you when you hurt one enough times in Kakariko.
    Since it is a classic, developers tend to introduce something similiar as a homage to TLoZ.

    Oh god.. I remember those in Ocarina of Time, but didn't know it all started there. Haha! My jaw was like sweeping the floor that day.
    Thanks! And thanks to all answers here, I'll definitely get that achievement too.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Not just Ocarina of Time, it's become a running joke in Zelda games. But also one which has spread to other games too, including GW2.

    As a result you're definitely not the only one who is wary of any virtual chickens. (Or real chickens for that matter, they can be surprisingly vicious if they want to.)

    And yeah, to stay safe kick different chickens each time, but it's worth seeing how far you can take it at least once, just to see what happens. After all even death is a pretty minor penalty in this game.

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  • Raknar.4735Raknar.4735 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2021

    @Lucio.4190 said:

    @Raknar.4735 said:
    Don't worry about the chickens in Bitterfrost Frontier.
    The ones in Ebonhawke / Fields of Ruin on the other hand....

    I'd guess the chicken joke goes back to TLoZ Ocarina of Time, where chickens started attacking you when you hurt one enough times in Kakariko.
    Since it is a classic, developers tend to introduce something similiar as a homage to TLoZ.

    Oh god.. I remember those in Ocarina of Time, but didn't know it all started there. Haha! My jaw was like sweeping the floor that day.
    Thanks! And thanks to all answers here, I'll definitely get that achievement too.

    Like @Danikat.8537 stated, it actually started before OoT. So I was wrong to assume it goes back to OoT.
    After looking up some sources, A Link to the Past seems to be the Zelda game that introduced the "Cucco revenge squad" (OoT was the 3rd game to have the mechanic). That seems to be the beginning of the ongoing "don't attack/kick chickens"-joke.

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  • Altion.9576Altion.9576 Member ✭✭✭

    Kick it! hard if you can.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    There are worse things that you can do to a chicken, but they won't let me post such things here.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Naxos.2503Naxos.2503 Member ✭✭✭✭

    In all circumstances, the answer to that question has always been : Yes.

    Now can you outrun the consequences of it, that's another question entirely.

  • You also need to kick one of the Ebonhawke chickens. It’s a rite of passage for all gw2 players and you cannot truthfully call yourself a veteran player until you do so.

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  • Anyone that's ever been spurred by a rooster inherently knows the answer to the question of whether to kick the chicken or not.

  • Bristingr.5034Bristingr.5034 Member ✭✭✭

    @Hannelore.8153 said:
    The chickens in Bitterfrost will down you instantly if you kick them too much. There's even an achievement for it.

    Guess I'm stopping in Bitterfrost after my guild's WvW raid today for an achievement! Thanks for the heads up!

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    ALWAYS kick the chicken.

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 7, 2021

    "Chicken Chaser - that makes you a true hero!"

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .

  • this isnt fable you chicken chaser!

  • Super Hayes.6890Super Hayes.6890 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The answer to this question is always yes!

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  • notebene.3190notebene.3190 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just don't ask Ernie. :flushed:

    In the event I don't get a chance, thank you all for the company and help when I needed it from time to time.

  • Look at all of you. Scared of chickens when the true threat are rabbits. Example one: the hungry rabbits in Wayfarer Foothills. Example two: https://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Nulfastu_Earthbound. Example three:

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  • Lucio.4190Lucio.4190 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 10, 2021

    Awsome! I do have a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for creatures like chicken. If it was only the chicken in Bitterfrost, that would have been the end of it - I would not look for them, I would not have pursued them... but if there are some in Ebonhawke now, I will look for them, I will find them... and I will kick them.

    The rabbits are a bit worse, for them I will need a holy grenade.

  • Omg i love your post literally. Sorry but it good memories for achievement... \o/

  • Fat Disgrace.4275Fat Disgrace.4275 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Dosnt the chickens in feild of ruins down you too?