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December 17, 2012 - 6:16pm -- Xerin
Wintersday Bell Choir


When entering the Bell Choir, after speaking to Bell Maestro in Lions Arch, players are placed into groups of 3 for the upper, lower or middle parts. When the Bell Choir begins you are given six songs, with the songs gradually increasing in difficulty as you play. If you hit too many wrong notes you'll begin to lose health and points (you start with 100 points) and will be kicked from play if your health eventually reaches zero. You can recover your health by hitting the right notes or talking to the snowman after being removed from the stage. 

There are 8 lanes in total that you will be responsible for, with your skill bar split between each corresponding lane (1-4 and 6-9 on your keyboard).  At first I tried using just 1-4 keys and using my mouse on the others but its best to place both your hands over the correct keys. When the musical orbs begin to move down your lane you will need to strike the note when it comes into contact with the inner blue circle.  If you hit the note too soon you'll miss and lose health.  If you hit too late, it won't count and you'll still lose health. 

Wintersday Bell Choir

As mentioned previously, the starting notes will come down relatively slowly and can be hit easily but at later stages they move down incredibly fast giving you very little time to react. Depending on your final score will determine how many Personlized Wintersday Gifts you receive. Having the lowest points sees you receive 1 gift while high scores see you receive as many as 4.  I'll freely admit that I found this entire mini game more difficult than the Halloween Clock Tower.  I never was very good at Guitar Hero. 


Become the Bells: Completing 10 songs in Bell Choir Ensemble – 10 points

Ring in the Season: Playing 500 correct notes in Bell Choir Ensemble – 10 points

Both achievements will contribute towards the Apprentice Toymaker achievement.


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Submitted by Wedge7 on

I got both achievements for it in one go (30-60 mins or so of playing, can't remember precisely), and found it more enjoyable as I got into it. 

It helps immensely to angle the camera so that it's facing directly above the 8 lanes, 4 on the left and 4 on the right. That way you can easily see which lane (and therefore, which button) the note is coming down in. 

I'm terrible at guitar hero, but have a pretty decent ear for music. I guess playing games like Audiosurf and Sequence helped. I find that as long as i hit the right note, I continue to do so, but as soon as I miss one or two notes, I panic and start mashing random buttons at the wrong time! 

I managed to get a top score from all the players a couple of times, and the little glory chalice notification appeared on the right of the screen. I don't think I gained any extra glory though. 

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Submitted by Yski on

Another handy trick is to rebind your keys. Trying to do this with skills bound in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, e, r, t, f and g turned out to be slightly tricky! blush

Every single forum I've used to spread anti guardian propaganda has subsequently died out on me. Coincidence? I think not!

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Submitted by Wedge7 on

Lol, that's quite amusing. I've rebound my keys as well, but 6-0 still work to activate them (7, 8, 9 = A, D, Z). Did you also rebind 6-0 as something else?