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[[image:GWFrog.jpg|right|thumb|Frog]]
 
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There are many frogs in Tyria, especially in Kryta. Most of them are hard to find though, as they do not show up on the map and are not highlighted if you hold down CTRL or ALT.
 
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== The Frog ==
 
[[The Frog]] is a very wise amphibian who could be described as an oracle. Periodically, [[ArenaNet]] staff members use him as a way to speak to the community. Sometimes they release tidbits of information about future updates of the game. He even replies when being addressed (provided an ArenaNet developer is "logged in" as The Frog). The Frog most often appears in the [[District|International District]] in [[Kamadan]].
   
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The Frog's words, often in rather cryptic riddles, appear in golden font in the public channel.
These are some of the known locations of frogs:
 
*[[Lion's Arch]], by a tree next to the storage box
 
*[[Lion's Arch]], near the big fountain in the city center, next to the sign pointing to the Crafter's Corner
 
*[[Gates of Kryta (Location)]], in a tent
 
*[[Gates of Kryta (Location)]], on the cliff above the henchmen (nice animation!)
 
*[[Warrior's Isle]], just outside the gate near a little hill
 
*[[Wizard's Isle]], one by each catapult
 
*[[Sanctum Cay (Mission)]], in the stream as you go inland from the beach
 
*[[Temple of the Ages]], in the swamps outside
 
*... many more ...
 
   
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'''Who Owns ''The Frog'':'''
You can't target or talk to them, let alone [[pet|tame]] them. You can't interact with them in any way. So what's the big deal about frogs?
 
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Control of ''The Frog'' has been a hot topic of speculation by players, as none of [[ANet]]'s employees have ever confirmed who summons ''The Frog'' or whether it can appear without a supervising player. These are the known facts:
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* When [[Gaile Gray]] was Community Relations Manager (CRM), she often appeared when ''The Frog'' did;
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* In a well-known dual appearance, Gray appeared to upset The Frog by referring to it as Toadbreath, and subsequently sent her response aimed at placating The Frog from The Frog's avatar (instead of her own);
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* The Frog made appearances at times when Gray did not.
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* [[Liana Briarwater]] has been seen speaking as The Frog during several appearances, using her own avatar (and the standard <span style="color:purple;font-weight:bold;">purple</span> text used by game staff).
   
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'''[[Mini]]ature ''Frog'':'''
The "easteregg" is that one of these frogs is the '''Mighty Frog of Tyria''', a very wise amphibean, kinda like an oracle. Every now and then [[ANet]] staff use him as an organ to speak to the community. Sometimes they release tidbits of information about future updates of the game. He even replies when being adressed (provided an ANet developer is "logged in" as The Frog). You never know when or where ''The Frog'' will appear, but it seems he can most often be found in the [[District|International District]] in [[Lion's Arch]].
 
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*There are three versions of ''The Frog'' miniature, all named the same, but with different appearances. There is a normal Frog, a ''Halloween Frog'' and ''Wintersday Frog''. All are one-of-a-kind and are not available to players. They were given to [[Gaile Gray]] by the Developer team as departure gifts when she stepped down as community relations manager, and each of them contains a unique second line of yellow text, saying "With you always, he is."
   
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== Ambient frog locations ==
What The Frog says appears in golden font in the public chat. For example this is what the Mighty Frog said on [http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/showthread.php?t=49935 one occasion] (August 21, 2005):
 
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Frogs can be found as ambient animals in a number of places around [[Kryta]].
   
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'''Persistent Presence'''
[[image:wisefrog6sn.gif|left|thumb|Words of the Mighty Frog]]
 
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*[[Divinity Coast (mission)]]: sitting in the far northwest corner.
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*[[Gates of Kryta]] (outpost): near a cart on the small hill behind the henchmen; another in the straw tent near the [[Xunlai Agent]]
 
*[[Lion's Arch]]: near the [[Xunlai Agent]] on the hill, by the tree, by the gate leading to the big fountain
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*[[Sanctum Cay]] (mission): about halfway upstream in the river, near the first encounter with [[Undead]]
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*[[Scoundrel's Rise]]: in the back of the swamp with the [[Bog Skale Blighter]]s
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*[[The Black Curtain]]: hopping through the swamp waters just south of the [[Temple of the Ages]]
 
*[[Warrior's Isle]], near the [[trebuchet]]s.
 
*[[Wizard's Isle]], near a [[trebuchet]].
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'''Special Appearances'''
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*[[Wintersday]]: [[Kamadan, Jewel of Istan]], near the entrance to [[Churrhir Fields]], on top of big gifts by the tent.
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*[[Dragon Festival 2007]]: [[Shing Jea Monastery]], on a grassy area next to the bridge between the storage area and Sunqua Vale exit.
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| [[Image:Ambient frog in GoK outpost.jpg|thumb|left|In the [[Gates of Kryta (outpost)|Gates of Kryta]].]]
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| [[Image:Ambient frog in LA.jpg|thumb|left|Camouflaged in [[Lion's Gate]].]]
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| [[Image:Ambient frog in Sanctum Cay mission.jpg|thumb|left|Swimming in [[Sanctum Cay (mission)|Sanctum Cay]].]]
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Latest revision as of 01:20, 28 January 2011

The Frog
The Frog.jpg
Classification
Species: Animal
Profession: -icon.png
Level(s): 7

The Frog[]

The Frog is a very wise amphibian who could be described as an oracle. Periodically, ArenaNet staff members use him as a way to speak to the community. Sometimes they release tidbits of information about future updates of the game. He even replies when being addressed (provided an ArenaNet developer is "logged in" as The Frog). The Frog most often appears in the International District in Kamadan.

The Frog's words, often in rather cryptic riddles, appear in golden font in the public channel.

Who Owns The Frog: Control of The Frog has been a hot topic of speculation by players, as none of ANet's employees have ever confirmed who summons The Frog or whether it can appear without a supervising player. These are the known facts:

  • When Gaile Gray was Community Relations Manager (CRM), she often appeared when The Frog did;
  • In a well-known dual appearance, Gray appeared to upset The Frog by referring to it as Toadbreath, and subsequently sent her response aimed at placating The Frog from The Frog's avatar (instead of her own);
  • The Frog made appearances at times when Gray did not.
  • Liana Briarwater has been seen speaking as The Frog during several appearances, using her own avatar (and the standard purple text used by game staff).

Miniature Frog:

  • There are three versions of The Frog miniature, all named the same, but with different appearances. There is a normal Frog, a Halloween Frog and Wintersday Frog. All are one-of-a-kind and are not available to players. They were given to Gaile Gray by the Developer team as departure gifts when she stepped down as community relations manager, and each of them contains a unique second line of yellow text, saying "With you always, he is."

Ambient frog locations[]

Frogs can be found as ambient animals in a number of places around Kryta.

Persistent Presence

Special Appearances


In the Gates of Kryta.

Camouflaged in Lion's Gate.

Swimming in Sanctum Cay.