Guild Wars 2 is the sequel to ArenaNet's series of fantasy MMOs, Guild Wars. The game launched on August 28th, 2012.

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Where are crafting stations the closest to a Trading Post representative?

When I'm crafting, I often discover that I just need a little bit more of some material, and the Trading Post is obviously the best place to acquire more in a hurry. While you can make purchases on ...
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What techniques can I use to reduce loading times?

Since the introduction of the new Lions Arch, it seems to take much longer for me to zone into this map. I'm talking at least 2-3 minutes. I don't recall the loading times being this long. What ...
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What is this Asura gate for?

As today's daily happened to be in Straits of Devastation I was busy doing some exploring to get my map completion when I came across a small circular tunnel hidden behind some vines. There was no ...
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How do I unlock recipes in Guild Wars 2?

I'm relatively new to Guild wars 2 as I turned to it after I felt reluctant to renew my WoW subscription. I started into leather working for my ranger class but I've only had access to the novice ...
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How to get out of PVP Zone

So, I got lvl 3 though zone stuff, then I entered the pvp zone, played some pvp and I'm done with this. So now I want to get back to my last location, but I don´t know how to exit this zone.
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Are there any benefit to join a party when fighting World Bosses

When I'm doing my daily World Boss tour, I see a lots of people always looking for a party to join. Beside the social aspect, is there any benefit to it that I'm not aware of ?
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What is “meta” in the context of Guild Wars 2? [duplicate]

Due to the recent update to Guild Wars 2, which has changed the trait system, I've heard lots of people asking "What's the new meta?" and "Meta hasn't been outed yet" In this context, what does ...
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Black Lion Scrap drop chance from Black Lion Chest?

I'm curious to know what the drop rate of Black Lion Ticket Scraps from the Black Lion Chest. If I was to open 100 BLC's how many scraps should I expect to receive? It's linked in the 'Common drops' ...
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Rewards of Hall of Monuments [duplicate]

I played Guild Wars (GW1) a long time ago, and I have all the expansions. Yesterday, I bought Guild Wars 2 (GW2), and linked my two accounts. I went to the Hall of Monuments with my PJ, and I saw ...
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Starting Quests: Welcome Home not showing up?

I recently started Guild Wars 2 and I cannot seem to get the Welcome Home quest to work. I have leveled up to level 9 doing basic environment quests but when I try to look at my personal quest, I ...
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What determines WvW river drake disposition?

In the borderlands of WvW, there are some river drakes in and to the west of Battle's Hollow. Sometimes when I encounter these drakes, their names are shown in yellow to indicate that they are ...
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Does Guild Wars 2 have micro-transactions that give competitive advantages?

I am about to buy a new computer, because my notebook is weak. I desire to play Guild Wars 2, but I hate "pay to win" games. Since I will spend a good amount of money (computer and the game in Brazil ...
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Why can't I stack my Experience Scrolls?

I have 9 Experience Scrolls but I can only stack them in 4, 4 and 1. I can see the difference between one scroll and the rest, as 8 are 'Account Bound' and the odd one is 'Account Bound on Aquire', ...
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Is there any exchange fee in the gem/gold trade?

Seeing how much the ratio of gem obtained per gold can vary, I wonder if I can make some gold by buying gems when prices are low and selling them when prices are high. My question is are there any ...
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How can you get your character to stop speaking?

I've started a new character in Guild Wars 2. Occasionally, at seemingly random times, it will say something like "A little help here" or "Never waste a corpse". Just speaking out loud to itself, it ...
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Best way to get a precursor in GW2

For now few weeks I decided to get a Legendary Weapon, all the recipes are pretty simple but yet quite expensive. T6 components are easy to find or at a reasonable price. Since the last Update ...
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Difference between PVP and sPVP

I was browsing some website about Guild Wars 2 and I saw that GW2 uses sPVP, but I don't know what it means and what are the differences between PVP and sPVP, what is the difference between GW2 and ...
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Which sword skin is this?

Can anyone tell me what sword skin this is? If you right click on the image and Open image in new tab, you can see the skin much better.
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Does a higher resolution show more of the world, given the same aspect-ratio?

Does a 16:9 1920x1080 screen show more of the world compared to a 16:9 1600x900?
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What backpack skin is this?

What backpack skin is this? I haven't seen it before and the guy didn't speak English! If you right click on the image and Open image in new tab, you can see the skin much better.
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Can I attack a World Boss, leave the area and still get a reward?

I've noticed that sometime I participate to an event (protect a random NPC, helping kill Centaurs/Ogres, etc.) but not on purpose. By not on purpose I mean that I simply crossed path with this event ...
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Are there any foods usable by new characters?

When starting a new character, what food buff items are available? Or do all food buff items have a minimum level? What food items are available for low level characters and what benefits do they ...
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What do the different shades of green mean in Guild Wars 2?

Other players' names are different colours, yellow/orange for your guildmates, blue for players in your party and so on... This picture is pretty hectic but you can clearly see at least three ...
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What are the most beneficial ways to use experience boosters?

I've recently purchased a digital copy of Guild Wars 2 that came with 10 experience boosters. Those grant 50% bonus experience for one hour straight. How to make good use of this bonus and maximise ...
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What's the point of non-Agony Resistance infusions?

I've found four types of infusions that go in offensive and defensive slots in ascended equipment: Basic ones, bought with laurels, that grant a +4 bonus to an attribute. Fine ones, made from a lot ...
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Is there a reliable way to find Zephyrite lockpicks?

I want to keep opening all those locked chests around Dry Top, but I'm all out of lockpicks! Buying more costs geodes that I'd rather spend on other things, and sifting through sand has a ridiculously ...
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Guild Wars 2 Critical Chance in PvP

For the Mesmer in GW 2 with various runes at level 80 it will have a very high crit chance in PvE somewhere in the neighborhood of 50-60% depending on what weapons used. Ferocity is at 170, but the ...
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How to defeat the Shadow of Modremoth

So in the latest episode of the current living story episode (s2p3e8 Point of no return) there is a boss battle. In the second round of this fight you have to light fires using the divine fire ...
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Is there a compelling reason to level crafting in GW2 if my character is already L80?

I leveled up a character to 80 in GW2. I tried crafting (tailoring and artificing) a couple of times and found it to be generally pointless – the items I was crafting were weaker than the items I was ...
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Is there any possible use for a recipe that I already know?

In Guild Wars 2, oftentimes (especially during the current Wintersday event) you get recipes that you have already unlocked. Typically, I just sell them. I recently learned that runes and sigils that ...
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Can I destroy this orphan's letter?

As part of the Wintersday holiday, an orphan sends you a message in the mail which contains an item called [Orphan Laine's Letter]. It appears to just be taking up an inventory slot, but attempting to ...
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How to find enemy health in memory?

I'm playing Guild Wars 2 and I want to write a tool which shows me the health of my enemy in PvE. The game shows you a health bar but I want numbers. I don't want to cheat or hack the game. I tried ...
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How do I get to Drydock Grotto?

In the Silverwastes map, how do I get to Drydock Grotto? Is it even accessible yet? I've ran around the map for a while and can't find a way in.
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How to reach the WP Drydock Grotto? [duplicate]

How to reach the WP Drydock Grotto?
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Guild Wars 2 LFG Tool Abbreviations [closed]

I've been playing Guild Wars 2 for years, but it's only within the last couple of days where I actually decided to hook up with others and do some dungeons. There's a lot I don't understand in the ...
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Guild Wars 2 - Dead Equipment

Throughout Guild Wars 2, you acquire equipment and accessories that once they become obsolete, become 'dead'. What I mean by this is that the equipment cannot be sold, nor can it be recycled in any ...
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Which map is the best for farming Foxfire Clusters?

I'm interested in farming Foxfire Clusters to make a Mawdrey backpiece. Which map(s) is/are the best for farming Foxfire Clusters? I'd like to be able to get at least 4 per day to keep up with the ...
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Does the Silver-Fed Salvage-o-Matic count towards the monthly salvage achievement?

The Silver-Fed Salvage-o-Matic recently came up for sale in the Gem Store. Before I buy it, I'm wondering if using it counts towards the daily / monthly achievement? I've been asking in-game but no ...
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How do I deal with Warrior stuns?

Warriors (hammer-using Warriors in particular) seem capable of greatly turning the tables in their favor when they land a Stun on me, typically resulting in me losing about half of my health or more ...
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Can the Rata Sum city cube be seen from the world?

Is there a spot in the game where you can actually see the city cube on the horizon? Or get any external view of the city cube at all in the game? By viewable in game I'm thinking more about the ...
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What is the fastest way to get Bandit Crests?

Bandit Crests are a new "currency" added with the release of Living Story Season 2, Part 5: Echoes of the Past. They can be used to obtain skins, among other things. For the skins, it takes 1,000 ...
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What does GOAT or 'GOATing' mean?

I've heard this a few times in Guild Wars 2. Usually in the context of a PvP or WvW match. Someone will be complaining that there was too much goating in that match or that guy is a ...
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Statistic difference between ascended and legendary?

Is there any difference between the statistics of an ascended weapon and a legendary weapon ? Now that you can select the category of statistics of a legendary, you can't see the stats in-game unless ...
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What is this staff skin?

In the Mad King's Labyrinth, what staff skin does this NPC have equipped?
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What are the different ways to get ascended gear?

I came back to Guild Wars 2 after a long period, and at that time exotic was the highest tier for armor and weapons, but now ascended gear exists in those slots. I found out that the normal way to ...
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Best way of accumulating large amounts of Candy Corn in GW2

The new Blood and Madness season has begun in GW2. New items have become available from the TP. These items range in price from 1 - 12 Candy Corn Cobs. The only way I know to get 1 Candy Corn Cob, ...
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Can Order armour skins be used by characters from different Orders?

If my Ranger is in the Order of Whispers, I buy some of their armour and thus unlock that armours skin across my account, can my other Ranger, who is a member of the Durmand priory, then use that ...
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Optimizing dungeon runs for max gold/loot return in Guild Wars 2

I'm looking to buy an Aetherized Hammer skin from the TP, costs around 500 gold. Atm, I have about 220 gold. I grind dungeons a lot as it's the best way I know of getting gold. One run of CoF p1, ...
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What are the rules of teleportation?

Teleportation skills like Lightning Flash, Blink, and Shadowstep* are extremely convenient and useful, however I oftentimes find myself falling victim to unspoken (or non-specific) limitations. The ...
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What does “tagging” mean in WvW?

I am now reading some advice about how to level up in WvW with an Elementalist (I like WvW more than PVE). And, in some of the advice (for example here), I found that "tagging" is a good way for an ...