The Guild Lobby is always so empty if you get in riiiiight after the servers come up. Allow me to illustrate:( Four small screenshots inside, with larger versions available. )
Oooh, I should totally make an entry about the GM event I won last night. :) The short is: the GMs held a "halfling lake diving" event in Rivervale. I made it farthest, ergo I won.
The longer version is: Everyone created level 1 halflings, they were summoned to a Very High Place within the city, and were to dive into the lake. The person who made it the farthest won. Sadly, nobody actually made
it to the lake -- the distance was too far for a level 1 to jump, so we all plummeted to our deaths on or in front of the house below.
I made it farthest, so I won! I received a Fabled earring for my mid-levels to wear (which isn't as good as the Defiant stuff I bought; I'll keep it anyway), and a Leatherfoot Haversack -- 10-slot 100% weight reduction bag (which I most definitely can use.) Aw yeah.
I was in a silly mood last night, so I kept asking the GMs random questions throughout the event. The Dive Master had a habit of calling out the next person's name, like so: "Diverrararara .." This reminded me of how raid-level bosses will /shout "<Your-name>!" right before they Death Touch you... so I asked him, "You know, Dive Master... I hear that big scary monsters, when they shout your name? You die. Is that true?"
His response made me laugh: "That is a rumor started about an incident .. well a long time ago."
After many more shenanigans and hijinx on my part (including yelling "I can see my house from heeeeeere!" as I dived), the Dive Master privately thanked me for my contribution. He also informed me that on some nights, people who contribute heavily to the event receive a special prize... though this time there wasn't a special prize to give, or I would've received it. Doh!
Ah well, I did it for the fun of it anyway. :)