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#NBI2015Safari – Introducing GW2 Kneel Face Selfies

Shortly after GW2 was released, an European friend of mine, Mr. Charming Charr, blogged about something fun. If you have a charr character, you use the /kneel emote, and you twist your camera in just the right way, you can view the interesting “smiling” expression your charr makes.

Very soon, the term Kneel Face was born on Tumblr, and charr were using it to take “selfies.” There is even a Tumblr dedicated to these Kneel Faces, where players have submitted their selfies to be shared.

One of my most memorable Kneel Faces was during the Dragon Bash festival. Back when Lion’s Arch was still around, they had this huge Shatterer hologram flying over the city.

I decided it was perfect to make a Shatter Kneel Face photobomb with my favorite charr, Nipp Mousetrap.

Shatter Kneel Face Photobomb
Shatter Kneel Face Photobomb

Another Kneel Face of note, though it’s not my screen shot – I hope that Charming Charr doesn’t mind that I share it.

Mr. Charming was my first Tumblr friend. He welcomed me to the GW2 community back during beta, and we were excited for the launch so we could finally meet and play together. Only, that couldn’t happen, because GW2 didn’t allow folks on the US servers to guest on the EU servers. We were pretty crushed about that, but remained friends via Tumblr.

I don’t remember what the event was – maybe it was a GW2 free trial or something? But somehow, we were able to create another account and all of the US and EU Tumblr folks were able to finally meet during a huge Tumblr party on the EU servers. This was the lovely Kneel Face photo he took of our characters together, finally meeting after over a year. It was a good time. 🙂



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9 thoughts on “#NBI2015Safari – Introducing GW2 Kneel Face Selfies

    1. Thank you!

      I was a huge fan of GW2 when it first came out and have a lot of fond memories of bet and early days of launch. I haven’t been so much a fan of how it’s come along since, though.


  1. These are both spectacular. I love that they feel like traditional, real world selfies despite taking place in a fantasy world with characters that look like the Charr. Excellent representation of the theme!


    1. Thank you! Credit really goes to folks at Tumblr who figured out the kneel face thing. It just happens to work really well for “selfies.”


    1. Thanks! That’s exactly what I was going for with Nipp. I really do love how she turned out. 🙂

      Thanks so much for the birthday wishes, too!


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