The momentary alteration has no effect on a player's stats, but as you can see in the Vine footage below the break, all Guild Wars 2 characters now resemble ambulatory bobblehead dolls. Developer ArenaNet justifies the change by saying, "If players like characters that have heads, logic dictates that they'll love characters with freakishly large heads, which is why we've added [200 percent] more cranium to all player characters!"
Though there's no official word on when the noggins of Guild Wars 2 will return to their normal dimensions, we don't expect the change to last beyond 12AM on April 2.
Battle for Tyria: Guild Wars 2 Diaries (8/29/12)
Happy April Fools' Day from ArenaNet! On a day made for the best jokes, pranks and surprises, we've got something up our sleeve for the players in Tyria.
When players log in to play Guild Wars 2 this April Fools', they'll notice something different about all of the player characters in-game. Did they get new hairstyles? Maybe new outfits? Nope. We've added 200% more cranium to all player characters, turning them into bobble heads! As players trounce through Tyria, they will have their own heavy-headed character and get the chance to see their friends and foes as bobble heads as well.
To give you a visual of what players will actually experience in-game, take a look at the latest Vine video from Guild Wars 2: https://vine.co/GuildWars2. Also, check out the attached graphic for more info on our bobble head makeovers.