Talk:Pipe Organ

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Weapon or not?[edit]

I would like to hear your thoughts, as i feel that I have miscategorised it as an environmental weapon. Kiwi 14:03, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

It's not really a weapon, i believe that it is a treasure. The Quaggan next to the organ tells you about his favorite song (which is the GW2 themesong) and that you should try and play it on the organ. I believe that the clam on the right of the organ will open and give you loot when you played the song correctly. I tried to play it, but my knowledge of keynotes is really really bad. Saga [TSD] 22:54, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
I would classify it as a puzzle. Videos on Youtube confirm [1] that if you play the music that the nearby Quaggan is humming (GW Theme) the shell does open to reveal a chest. Telraven 23:28, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
It is both. It is a puzzle and I think it is primarily a puzzle, but it utilizes the enviromental weapon mechanic, so it also classifies as enviromental weapon. - Yandere 23:48, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
I just opened the clam to find an open chest i.e. nothing in the chest for me to take for my musical prowess? FardaleUser Fardale Sig.pngFeedback
I just had the same thing. Played the music correct, the clam opened, the box was there, but already open. Maybe it only works once every few hours or whatever, as it was opened several times while i was there. 18:46, 13 September 2012 (UTC)
If you use the draw weapon key while using the organ your character will enact pulling out a riffle. It's pretty funny to think you are playing an organ that is a rifle. -- Fey User Fey Zeal Blue Sylvari Tango.png 09:54, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Update the Page?[edit]

I'm not really good with this whole wiki thing but I just thought it should be known there are more than one pipe organ. I found a pipe organ in Ebonhawke in the Fields of Ruin, but I wasn't sure how to update the page to reflect this change. It is my assumption that there will probably be even more pipe organs in the future. -- 20:23, 29 August 2012 (UTC)GW2 Fan

Multiple Openings?[edit]

Do you only get a reward for opening this once? 13:24, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

You don't seem to get a reward at all. The chest you get is opened and uninteractable. TheRealBoz 15:50, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
I did receive a reward the first time I opened it. 13:24, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Ebonhawke Pipe Organ Broken[edit]

I can't use the pipe organ in Ebonhawke. It doesn't seem to work. Kcinshin 16:22, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Just attempted with the song here and another version I found on Youtube 5654-9-1-8-355654-9-1-8-35 no luck with either User:RaveFiend08:35:46 (UTC) 3rd November 2012
I think you need to have head the tune in the cemetary first. It didn't seem to work for me, but afterwards I went to the cemetary and heard the music (recognised it with nostalgia) went back to try again and it worked and let me open the chest. I'll try again later with another character and update here 22:16, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
I couldn't make the second melody "work" with or without a visit to the cemetery (where I heard the melody - cool hint, thanks!) The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 08:00, 31 May 2013 (UTC).
I tried multiple times to follow both the songs listed here and had no success. That was until I headed to the graveyard and 'heard' the song for myself. Then the 5654... version worked first time so I definitely think you need to visit the graveyard first 23:13, 23 January 2023 (UTC)
Was ist the first time with your character that you visit the Graveyard? May be that you have to uncover the POI there first, just an idea...--Aylia (talk) 23:17, 23 January 2023 (UTC)

Caledon Forest Pipe Organ Bugged[edit]

I just discovered this today, found the song on the wiki, and played it. The clam opened to reveal... *dramatic pause* ... An opened chest. =/ GranoblasticMan 14:18, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Yeah. Just tried it, still bugged. 17:54, 27 September 2012 (UTC)


"The Ebonhawke vista's theme can also be played: 3-2-5-3-2-5-3-1-2-8(lower octave)-5-9(return octave)/ 3-2-5-3-2-5-3-1-2-3. Sadly, there seems to be no reward but the satisfaction of "playing" it." That's not true. I have played the tune before, a door to the left of the organ opened, and inside was a chest. The second time I played it, on a separate character, the chest was already opened. The third time I tried, I couldn't even interact with the Organ. Often right after an update (like last night's) all the events and interactive objects are reset. I have not had a chance to check this one, so I exhort you all to go check it out for yourselves! --Kristofferus 17:42, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Tried it on an alt, couldn't interact. Went to both the vista and the graveyard, and listened to tunes in both places, then went back and still couldn't interact. Tried on my main, and could interact right off the bat, and played the tune as indicated on the main page, door opened, everything worked fine. Biggest diff between my main and alt is that main has 100% map completion, so obviously had done everything in Ebonhawke. Of course, then I switched back to my alt, who was still at the organ, and I could play and open the door just fine. Oh well, HTH. --User:Djaquay 2015/03/07
This one seems to no longer work, as you can't interact with it any more.-- 14:46, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Figuring out the melody[edit]

Without reading the wiki, how is the typical player supposed to figure out the order of notes? Should we offer a clue and then hide the pattern as a spoiler? 18:37, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

There's a nearby tune hinting the melody. For the Quaggan one, the Quaggan hums it. For the Ebonhawke one, it's the tune that plays in the nearby vista. MithUser MithranArkanere Star.pngTalk 17:33, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
So, if you are deaf you are completely screwed then, eh? 00:59, 17 April 2013 (UTC)


Wouldn't this feel more organized if we divide it by location? Like have a page for "Pipe Organ (Quetzal Bay)" and "Pipe Organ (Ebonhawke)". Fowk 17:15, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

I agree. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 08:00, 31 May 2013 (UTC).
They are visually very different, so they can be treated as separate entities. MithUser MithranArkanere Star.pngTalk 19:48, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
I disagree. The mechanic is the same. All of the info in the article is the same for both locations except the specific melody (one line) and the screenshot (one image). It's better to have one article so that people can compare them, including the visual. 00:59, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
Agreed with 75. Mechanics are the same, so different appearance isn't enough to differentiate them. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 02:06, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
The mechanics may be the same, but the implementation is quite different. For example, the Ebonhawke Pipe Organ forces the player to play rather long notes, while on the Quaggan one you can play much faster. - LK

Caledon Forest Pipe Organ gone[edit]

I just went to Caledon Forest to show the pipe organ to a friend and it was gone. The clam's still there and the quaggan is humming her song but no pipe organ. Tried getting on another map - still gone. Can anyone confirm?

The pipe organ in Ebonhawke does not seem to work either. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Feothyr (talk) at 18:37, 4 June 2015 (UTC).

Indeed; that makes me very sad. I just went to check. --Leen (talk) 23:50, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
As of yesterday's patch, the Quaggan pipe organ is back and BOTH organs are fully functional. --Leen (talk) 00:12, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Ebonhawk one wasn't interactable 13th August (SFR). -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 12:04, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
I can interact with the Ebonhawke one as of 2015-08-16 but I cannot summon a chest. Server IP: --Fanolian (talk) 16:25, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
I can't interact with the Ebonhawke organ as of 09/01/2015 4:26am (CST). Couldn't interact a month ago either. --Elsendor
Played the organ and got the chest last night. Seems that the organ will bug out and stay that way until the map refreshes. SarielV 20 x 20px 16:20, 19 January 2017 (UTC)