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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Does Magic Find buffs also applies to loot bags I open

There are several ways to buff your magic find in Guild Wars 2 (Banners, Food, Black Lion Boosters, etc). Does any of those help get better loot when I open loot bags (e.g. Champion loot bag) ?
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In which locations can I mine the most iron ore?

Is there an area that has a lot of iron ore? I'm working on building up my armorsmith level and iron is the next step.
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Most efficient way to farm festive drinks

I am working on the Festive achievements this year and I am noticed that the Festive Imbiber achievement requires you to drink 10,000 festive drinks. That's a very large number of drinks! I figured ...
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Does leaning whilst gliding reduce altitude?

I'm interested to know if using Lean Techniques whilst Gliding reduces your altitude quicker. The documented effects are an increase in speed and faster depletion of your gliding endurance. However ...
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How to see your 'old' professions?

Is there a way to know which professions a character previously had on which level?
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What's the second area to explore in Brigantine Isles?

I am trying to get the Krytan Explorer achievement in Guild Wars 2 but I am stuck in the Brigantine Isles. Looking at the list of areas to explore for the achievement, I see that there are two entries ...
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Where is the greeter npc?

I wanted to check out the Guild Initiative Headquarters today but I got this message when trying to enter. It's devilishly generic, so I'm really not sure what NPC to talk to. Does anyone know ...
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How to upgrade an infusion in an item in Guild Wars 2?

I have an ascended piece of equipment with a defensive infusion slot, which currently contains a +3 agony resistance infusion. I have now crafted a +6 agony infusion and I would like to replace the ...
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Creating Key Bindings for an Xbox One controller on Mac

I am really looking for a way to create key binding for an xbox one controller connected to a Mac. I know this is kind of a weird request, but I really want to try playing Guild Wars 2 with a ...
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What happens to Trick-or-Treat Bags after the Halloween event?

I've been farming for the past few days quit a few Trick-or-Treats Bags. I've been wondering if I should sell those now or wait until Halloween is over (since they won't drop anymore, their value ...
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What should I pick from Chest of Loyalty?

I just got my Chest of Loyalty, but I have no idea on what I should choose from it. What are the benefits of each of the choices?
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Why are some conditions greyed out?

With the release of Heart of Thorns, I've noticed fighting some bosses that sometimes the condition icons on their hud change from being red to grey. Here is a poor screen cap from a Youtube video. ...
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Party cinematics

Unless I am mistaken (I could be thinking about a different game) but when in a party GW2 used to play the cinematic for both players when one player started the conversation - has this changed? Is it ...
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What are the real perks of crafts, at endgame?

I'd like to know which are the real perks that each craft offers at endgame, in Guild Wars 2. With "perk" I mean things that you just couldn't do if you didn't have that craft. Anything that can be ...
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Where do I buy gathering tools as low-level human?

Can I buy somewhere the gathering tools in Guild Wars 2 as a low level human? I've encountered some herbs and mines wandering around, so I'd assume I'd be able to gather them somehow… but I couldn't ...
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How do I get around needing administrator privleges, playing Guild Wars 2 on OS X?

During the install, Guild Wars 2 required administrator privileges. Since I didn't want to give them, I installed it to another computer, and moved the files. When I run it, it again asks for root ...
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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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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 ...