April Fools' Day 2012
The Guild Wars 2 Wiki started their elaborate collection of fools around 0:00 UTC. Most notably was an exclusive interview with Colin Johanson about "various lingering questions" found on Guild Wars 2 Wiki. This interview was percieved by many fans as extremely cruel, because it touched the release date seemingly last-minute. The article also sparked confusion amongst fans as it was suspected to be ArenaNet's prank.
- The main page was altered to give the wiki a branded look, complementing the news found in the interview. Via Twitter it was published as a corruption caused by Kralkatorrik.
- The logo was changed to showcase the minstrel. Scripted was a second logo, an animated version of the first logo. This logo only had a 30% chance of displaying.
- Paired with the new logo, the minstrel's song could be heard across the wiki. The ability to toggle the music on and off was also present.
- Guild Wars 2 Guru posted a news article stating that they would be taken offline with the introduction of the official Guild Wars 2 forums. Guru moderators would be in contact with ArenaNet to continue their moderator positions on the official forums.
- GuildMag published an article about the official console adaptions for Guild Wars 2, including "photos" of these consoles in use, as well as listing certain controls.
- With many fans comparing this year's April Fools' to the previous one, a general trend of disappointment could be observed mainly because expectations were based on the Commando.