One of my growing favorite pasttimes in Guild Wars 2 is to make a note of where special chests are and how to get to them. You can usually plunder these chests once a day for a green/blue item, but I like that there’s a bit of a challenge to get to them and that they’re often off the beaten path. Rewards exploring without making it overt. I can respect that.
I only recently realized that one of these chests comes from a little pipe organ mini-game at the bottom of a river in Caldedon Forest. Must have rushed over it many times previously, but there it is, sitting there, waiting to be played. The challenge is to reproduce the Guild Wars 2 theme (the most iconic part of it, at least). I might have cheated for the answer, but hey, I’m not a musician. I usually have to look up solutions for music puzzles.
There’s a nice payoff here when you do it: A nearby oyster opens up to reveal the chest and the soundtrack booms out this eerie organ version of the theme. Plus, there’s a nearby Quaggan who’s humming the tune for both amusement value and a helpful hint as to the solution.
I always wish that games had more cool little things like this, don’t you?