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  • Jables.4659Jables.4659 Member ✭✭✭

    As long as its disabled in WvW and Spvp, I'm all for it.

  • SexyMofo.8923SexyMofo.8923 Member ✭✭✭

    A tonic. This is the best they can do?

  • Adzekul.3104Adzekul.3104 Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 1, 2021

    Happy April Fools everyone! I thought the tonic was rather cool. I especially liked the telekinetic weapons and legendary trinket effects showing and gliders (or at least the legendary ones) showing. It reminded me of the cool way Balthazar wielded his greatsword in the Vlast cutscene of the PoF story.

    Would be amazing if some clever person were to capture high res clips of the effects. Choya gliding with The Ascension, for example, plus legendary weapons sheathed is funny / cool. I really liked the tonic + reaper + gravedigger animation with Twilight, as a specific example. Knowing how cool the legendary weapon animations are, someone could spread a lot of joy by capturing/posting these with the tonic. (I bet Astralaria + Firebrand would look amazing too.)

    Not going to beg for it to be permanent, but it would be good to know if it is worth saving the tonic for April 1, 2022 and 2023, and ...

  • ShadowCatz.8437ShadowCatz.8437 Member ✭✭✭

    @mercury ranique.2170 said:

    @Jables.4659 said:
    As long as its disabled in WvW and Spvp, I'm all for it.

    Nope, The joy is going to WvW as well. There is even a task to conquir the biggest thing in the mist war while under the influence of the tonic!!

    It will auto-disble back to normal look when one use Warclaw as mount.

  • ShadowCatz.8437ShadowCatz.8437 Member ✭✭✭

    I got that Choya transformation potions and tried to take camps with it in WvW. Now I can not find any Choya Sage in Lion's Arch (checked GW2 wiki for it), so I wonder if it is only a joke or does that NPC exist? Is it even possible to finish those achievements or are those meant to tease people?

  • Jables.4659Jables.4659 Member ✭✭✭

    @mercury ranique.2170 said:

    Nope, The joy is going to WvW as well. There is even a task to conquir the biggest thing in the mist war while under the influence of the tonic!!

    I understand that its currently usable in WvW and that there is an achievement tied to it, what I was saying is that I'm all for the tonic being a permanent part of the game as long as it isn't permanent in WvW.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    In case anyone frets over the achievements, you don't really have to complete them for the rewards.
    But, it's fun to do them as a Choya.

    You can wear Halo and Representation Button and all manner of other things with the tonic.
    You can use Novelties, as well.
    If you dance, there are different dance animations.

    It's a lot of fun; thanks Devs, job well done.

    Also, the cats from the contest offered at the last Extra Life event are in Eye of the North, as well as a new Giant Cat (seen with the Chatoyant Elixir or the new Chatoyant Lens).

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    He's there, in the main plaza (Grand Piazza). He wanders around a bit in the plaza.

    Just so you know, you don't really have to complete the 'events' for the achievements. Just talk to him.

  • mercury ranique.2170mercury ranique.2170 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Jables.4659 said:

    @mercury ranique.2170 said:

    Nope, The joy is going to WvW as well. There is even a task to conquir the biggest thing in the mist war while under the influence of the tonic!!

    I understand that its currently usable in WvW and that there is an achievement tied to it, what I was saying is that I'm all for the tonic being a permanent part of the game as long as it isn't permanent in WvW.

    You don't really need to do anything for the achievement. The chief isn't really checking if you did what you claim. Achievement is checked based on the honor system, which means you can just say what you want. It only changes your personality which is used for absolutly nothing.

    (then again, would you lie to the chief??!!)

  • lare.5129lare.5129 Member ✭✭✭✭

    be sure: you need take SM on wvw first to get achievement

    want solid balance ? - play chess.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @lare.5129 said:
    be sure: you need take SM on wvw first to get achievement

    You don't.
    But, that's a fine April Fool's Day joke.

  • Luthan.5236Luthan.5236 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Yeah. It is actually in the hint. "This achievement functions on the honor system." I just lied to finish the stuff so I could move on to my other daily routine. :D

  • Is it only me or do we get an invisible charr-exoskelett when we take the tonic? Since when I dance and I have bugged out legy hand effects above me it sure looks like the charr dance. And when I look at my Abyss Infusion and sometimes when running it looks like if it tilts down on "all fours".

  • Jukhy.2431Jukhy.2431 Member ✭✭✭

    @mercury ranique.2170 said:
    (then again, would you lie to the chief??!!)

    (babble) (grumble)
    ...
    (natter)

  • yoni.7015yoni.7015 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ShadowCatz.8437 said:
    I got that Choya transformation potions and tried to take camps with it in WvW. Now I can not find any Choya Sage in Lion's Arch (checked GW2 wiki for it), so I wonder if it is only a joke or does that NPC exist? Is it even possible to finish those achievements or are those meant to tease people?

    The choya in LA has an icon on the map. It’s basically impossible to miss ...

  • It just looks kitten, Id pay a ton of gems to have some permanent version of this, its just that amazing :D

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

    @hugo.4705 said:
    A Choymancer

    Chronomancer? Necromancer? Which is it? The suspense is killing me! It can be both! :sweat_smile:

    My Choyserker, Choyrage, Choyasmith and Choyvenant say hi! :smile:

    But yeah, the tonic is pretty funny and great!
    I think they should disable it for WvW after today but keep it for PvE.

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

    I'm not able to log in yet, but it sounds like I've got a lot of interesting stuff to check out when I do. :)

    I'm glad they re-enabled the cat tonic from last year as well as adding this new one.

    Danielle Aurorel, Desolation EU. Mini Collector

    "Life's a journey, not a destination."

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Jables.4659 said:

    @mercury ranique.2170 said:

    Nope, The joy is going to WvW as well. There is even a task to conquir the biggest thing in the mist war while under the influence of the tonic!!

    I understand that its currently usable in WvW and that there is an achievement tied to it, what I was saying is that I'm all for the tonic being a permanent part of the game as long as it isn't permanent in WvW.

    There's an achievement? Is it the one you immediatly get when talking to the NPC in Lion's Arch or a different one?

  • Crystal Paladin.3871Crystal Paladin.3871 Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 1, 2021

    whats an honor "SYSTEM"? does it mean if you dont do cm fractals and do some other fractals with choya tonic and speak to the choya sage, the system tracks internally you're dishonorable? and that might be used in future content somewhere and this is some kinda another new version of the shadowstone "anomalous appearances" achi?

  • Raizel.1839Raizel.1839 Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 1, 2021

    @Crystal Paladin.3871 said:
    whats an honor "SYSTEM"? does it mean if you dont do cm fractals and do some other fractals with choya tonic and speak to the choya sage, the system tracks internally you're dishonorable? and that might be used in future content somewhere and this is some kinda another new version of the shadowstone "anomalous appearances" achi?

    You think too much, it's just a line put for flavour, nothing more.

  • Solanum.6983Solanum.6983 Member ✭✭✭

    "The sun will rise on our new kingdom of ash and fire... We long for the destruction of our squishy oppressors...The fleshy masses will feel the sting of our vengeance..."

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

    @Crystal Paladin.3871 said:
    whats an honor "SYSTEM"? does it mean if you dont do cm fractals and do some other fractals with choya tonic and speak to the choya sage, the system tracks internally you're dishonorable? and that might be used in future content somewhere and this is some kinda another new version of the shadowstone "anomalous appearances" achi?

    I'm not sure what specifically it means here as I haven't logged in yet, but in general terms an honour system is something you're expected to do (because it would be dishonourable not to) but no one is actually enforcing it - like when someone leaves items for sale and a box to put the money in on an unattended stall - the sign might say it's on the honour system, meaning they trust you to pay for anything you take but no one will actually know it was you if you don't.

    In this case I assume it means you don't actually have to do the achievements and can still claim whatever rewards are available just by talking to the NPC again. I've heard that one of them is to conquer Stonemist Castle in WvW (the hardest location to capture) so my guess is Anet wanted to put in a bunch of things which would be crazy to do as a choya but didn't want anyone to feel they're going to miss out because of the short time limit and difficult achievements.

    Danielle Aurorel, Desolation EU. Mini Collector

    "Life's a journey, not a destination."

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 1, 2021

    I'm so glad to see these kind of April Fools jokes back after several years of none. It seems Anet did well since it is a tonic that can be turned off and on. This way it does not really affect people that don't like things like the old jokes. I personally love it and it really made my day. I'll join others and say I hope this is can be made into a version that works after April 1. It's so funny and awesome. I took screen shots for the first time in a long time using the tonic. Thanks for doing this great work!

    I call this picture, "Let me give you a hand of applause." =)

  • edited April 1, 2021

    @Crystal Paladin.3871 said:
    whats an honor "SYSTEM"? does it mean if you dont do cm fractals and do some other fractals with choya tonic and speak to the choya sage, the system tracks internally you're dishonorable? and that might be used in future content somewhere and this is some kinda another new version of the shadowstone "anomalous appearances" achi?

    Just to be super clear, this has no effect anywhere for any purpose, other than "you can lie to play an April Fool's trick on the sage if you want".

    @xMooseHDx.2457 said:
    Please make it available for the players after today - and don't change/fix anything about it. It's the probably one of the best things released into this game right now and it sparks MASSIVE joy.

    This post was made before the article linked in the OP was published, but I'm going to borrow it to make sure there is no confusion: This tonic works until April 6. It's mentioned in the article along with other information about how the tonic works, and there's a countdown timer in game showing the time left.

    ArenaNet Communications Team

  • Astralporing.1957Astralporing.1957 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Fire Attunement.9835 said:
    This post was made before the article linked in the OP was published, but I'm going to borrow it to make sure there is no confusion: This tonic works until April 6. It's mentioned in the article along with other information about how the tonic works, and there's a countdown timer in game showing the time left.

    Would it be possible to let it work even after that date?

    The whole point of a social game is to play with the people you want to play with, not be forced to play with the people you don't.

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Astralporing.1957 said:

    @Fire Attunement.9835 said:
    This post was made before the article linked in the OP was published, but I'm going to borrow it to make sure there is no confusion: This tonic works until April 6. It's mentioned in the article along with other information about how the tonic works, and there's a countdown timer in game showing the time left.

    Would it be possible to let it work even after that date?

    This. I'd buy it from the gem store.

  • Jski.6180Jski.6180 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I like to see if this cuts down on lag in wvw if every one used it.

    See ELE forms and you will get my views.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 1, 2021

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    Would it be possible to let it work even after that date?

    This. I'd buy it from the gem store.

    Please no. There are other Choya tonics already available in the game, and fortunately they are just for fun and cannot be used in combat.

  • Doggie.3184Doggie.3184 Member ✭✭✭

    Every living story I check if there's an endless quaggan or skritt combat tonic yet. Choya is pretty close but odd it'd be temporary for 1 day. Oh well.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    I'm not able to log in yet, but it sounds like I've got a lot of interesting stuff to check out when I do. :)

    I'm glad they re-enabled the cat tonic from last year as well as adding this new one.

    Just an FYI, the 'cat tonic' has been enabled for the last week. (It was in the last Patch Notes.)

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Fire Attunement.9835 said:

    @Crystal Paladin.3871 said:
    whats an honor "SYSTEM"? does it mean if you dont do cm fractals and do some other fractals with choya tonic and speak to the choya sage, the system tracks internally you're dishonorable? and that might be used in future content somewhere and this is some kinda another new version of the shadowstone "anomalous appearances" achi?

    Just to be super clear, this has no effect anywhere for any purpose, other than "you can lie to play an April Fool's trick on the sage if you want".

    @xMooseHDx.2457 said:
    Please make it available for the players after today - and don't change/fix anything about it. It's the probably one of the best things released into this game right now and it sparks MASSIVE joy.


    This post was made before the article linked in the OP was published, but I'm going to borrow it to make sure there is no confusion: This tonic works until April 6. It's mentioned in the article along with other information about how the tonic works, and there's a countdown timer in game showing the time left.

    The post is inaccurate regarding Novelties...unless they have changed it since last night.
    All of us 'Choya' were using kites last night; not sure which other Novelties might work.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    Would it be possible to let it work even after that date?

    This. I'd buy it from the gem store.

    Please no. There are other Choya tonics already available in the game, and fortunately they are just for fun and cannot be used in combat.

    Please yes. Though, make it an in-game reward rather than a purchase from the Gem Store. It would make a great Meta Achievement reward. :mrgreen:

  • Tseison.4659Tseison.4659 Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 1, 2021

    Yawn...can we just get this month over with so we can get some info on EoD already....thanks.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    Would it be possible to let it work even after that date?

    This. I'd buy it from the gem store.

    Please no. There are other Choya tonics already available in the game, and fortunately they are just for fun and cannot be used in combat.

    Please yes.

    I agree, it's fun - but I would not want to see this being permanently useable in WvW. Hence my previous "Please no." ;)

    It would make a great Meta Achievement reward. :mrgreen:

    :+1:

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

    I like the touch that the achievements don't give exact objectives. I decided the largest WvW objective I could capture was a camp, the hardest Fractal I could do was 1 and the most dragon minions I could kill was whatever I got today. :)

    (I was tempted to actually go for Stonemist, but my server already has it and is determined not to let it go and I don't have that much time.)

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    I'm not able to log in yet, but it sounds like I've got a lot of interesting stuff to check out when I do. :)

    I'm glad they re-enabled the cat tonic from last year as well as adding this new one.

    Just an FYI, the 'cat tonic' has been enabled for the last week. (It was in the last Patch Notes.)

    Oh I didn't realise! Thanks for letting me know.

    Danielle Aurorel, Desolation EU. Mini Collector

    "Life's a journey, not a destination."

  • Gimme that new tonic! :3

  • lare.5129lare.5129 Member ✭✭✭✭

    new meta !

    want solid balance ? - play chess.

  • Halikus.1406Halikus.1406 Member ✭✭✭

    As a tonic enthusiast I say great job anet. 1000/10 addition

  • Firebeard.1746Firebeard.1746 Member ✭✭✭✭

    So unfortunately, as I couldn't mount morphed and the effects are lost after downed state, my dream of being in the middle of a bunch fo choya during a meta is ruined. (Don't judge me, the aoe patch didn't even show up because of player density).