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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Is there a way to improve gear in structured PvP?

After playing a few games on structured PvP, I began to wonder if there is any way to improve your PvP gear you receive when you join the Heart of the mists. When you get into sPvP you receive a ...
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Which profession has the longest ranged attack?

According to this site, warriors and mesmers have the longest ranged attacks, but this doesn't take into account traits which can increase range. If traits are considered, which profession has the ...
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Why are people selling Training Manuals in the Trading Post?

I just noticed that there are Training manuals being sold in the Trading Post. Why is anyone selling these when you buy them from trainers? Is there something I'm missing here? Is there another way ...
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What's the best way to get exotic armor in Guild Wars 2?

What's the best way to get exotic armor in Guild Wars 2 using in-game means? I'm specifically looking for ways to in-game, that is, excluding buying gems with real money. Best in this context can ...
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Guild Wars 2 Chests content dependent on killing its boss?

In noticed that in the later maps in Guild Wars 2, there are some bosses with chests. Some of those chests can be opened by distracting the boss or sneaking to the chest. However, my attempts (with ...
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Which are the possibilities for acquiring a Hammer with Critical Damage stat?

I know that there are some hammers with the + x% Critical Damage stat such as The Colossus, which is very expensive. Which are the other hammers with the same set of stats of the colossus one ? How ...
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Is it possible to stunlock in PvP?

Is there any profession capable of stunlock in PvP? How would that work? "What do you mean by stunlock? Unable to act or move for 5 seconds? For 10 seconds? Indefinitely?" (Question made by @Brant) ...
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Are there diminishing return for crowd control?

Considering that warriors can stun for X seconds with the Earthshaker Hammer skill. If 5 warriors chain stun a target, will it be stunned by 5*X seconds ? (Considering that each stun is landed right ...
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Is it possible to rejoin a dungeon in progress?

I was running Fractals of the Mists with a pickup group recently, and part of the way through the second fractal, one of the party members was somehow ejected from the dungeon. His portrait changed to ...
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Which condition is converted to which boon?

In Guild Wars 2, there are some traits such as Pure of Voice and skills like Contemplation of Purity that manages to convert suffering conditions into the matching boons. I've managed to find the ...
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How do critical hits and on crit effects work with Trick Shot?

Trick Shot can bounce between up to three enemies. Do each of these hits have their own check for critical hit? Will on crit effects such as sigils or traits trigger multiple times for one skill ...
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How can I craft a new underwater helm?

So far I have made a full set of exotic armour and exotic weapons, but I have one slot yet that I can't work out how to craft - the 'underwater helm' slot. I have seen stuff on the trading post for ...
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What materials are required to craft a full set of exotic armour?

I want to make a full set of exotic "medium" (ie: leatherworking) armour but haven't bought any of the recipes for the insignias yet. In this instance I'm wanting the Precision and Condition Damage ...
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When is the “Attack Damage” calculated?

Context: Take three players as example (call them: "Buffer", "Attacker", and "Defender"). In a very brutal battle Attacker jumps with his hammer towards Defender, but part way through the attack ...
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Does toughness help to mitigate damage while in a “Downed State”?

Once you are put into the "Downed State", will damage reduction from toughness still apply?
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What causes enemies to reset?

I've been playing an Engineer recently, and although it can be fun to kite enemies instead of going toe-to-toe with them, I sometimes have a problem with enemies resetting before I have a chance to ...
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Guild Wars 2 wintersday hat

Is there a wintersday hat for Guild Wars 2? I only saw one in the Black Lion trading company but was there one that was given out on December 25th? Like on the first Guild Wars?
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Do Toughness or Vitality help with surviving fall damage?

According to the GW2 wiki, Falling Damage: Fall damage is proportional to the characters health: if a level 80 and a level 1 fall the same height, the amount taken will be different, but the ...
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Are the contents of the daily achievement chest missable?

If I earn a chest for completing the daily achievements (pictured below) and don't open it before logging out, will the contents be lost? If not, can I open it with another character on my account?
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What can I do with my remaining Mystical Cogs after crafting minis?

There are five different versions of Tixx's Infinarium, each one rewarding you with 100 Mystical Cogs when completed. Finishing all five grants you another 200, for a total of 700 cogs. Each holiday ...
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If I leave the Overflow queue, can I rejoin it?

So I'm in Lion's Arch Overflow doing a jumping puzzle, and suddenly the popup to leave Overflow and join the main instance of Lion's Arch for my server; Since I'm in the middle of doing a jumping ...
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Are there any preferable stats for World vs World combat?

I am currently leveling my Guardian, and even though I'm not yet level 80, I'm already planning my gear in upfront. Since I really like World vs World, I was wondering whether it's better to be a ...
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What are the Benefits of having a Guild?

Which benefits may apply for people for being members of guilds? I Know that there is a "Guild Influence" system but I'm not sure how it works.
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How many Wintersday mini pets will I be able to make?

I have been doing the Wintersday Tixx instance every day since it was added, and so far I have built up a nice collection of frames, glue, stuffing, and mystical cogs; So far I've made the painted ...
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How do sigils work together?

I recently found out about sigils. Specifically, the "gain a stack of X per kill" with a maximum of 25 stacks. Since I am dual wielding, I bought two thinking I'd be able to get 50 stacks. Well, I ...
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That content has been temporarily disabled

I have noticed recently that I am getting the following error message a lot when trying to perform a variety of things; It looks pretty obvious what it could mean, but I'm getting it in some ...
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What is 'awesomium_process.exe'?

I have noticed that I have an erroneous process running that is apparently related to Guild Wars 2 called awesomium_process.exe. This seems to be launched along with the Guild Wars 2 executable from a ...
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What are the minipets available from the Wintersday Event?

I see that the Gem Store has the Toy Ventari minipet for 350 gems. Are there any other new minipets and how are they obtained?
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Does Swiftness stack with Signet of the Hunt?

The latest patch increased the passive effect of Signet of the Hunt from 10% to 25%, which is a noticeable increase of speed. Before the patch, however, I was using 6x Superior Rune of the Centaur, ...
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Can the game client be copied from one location to another without reinstall?

When I originally downloaded the game, I installed it to my RAID array. Now I've noticed I get a fair amount of time on loading screens, with task manager showing large quantities of disc reads during ...
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Why don't I get the instance invite for personal story instances in a party?

I am trying to play Guild Wars 2 with a guild mate and we're working through his personal story. Many times this has worked seamlessly just by him trying to enter the personal story instance and me ...
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Is it possible for a Jumping Puzzle / Dive to be Bugged in a subset of Servers?

I just changed servers on GuildWars 2 from "Anvil Rock" (US) to "Ruins of Surnia" (EU) because Anvil Rock is full, and I have 5 friends that recently bought the game. Even though I know that they ...
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Can I refresh the server status without logging out/in?

A friend and I want to join a server that is FULL, so we are waiting for a moment when the server becomes VERY HIGH in population to join. As far as I know, logging out and in is necessary to refresh ...
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How do I transfer to a full world in Guild Wars 2?

I want to transfer my characters from my world to a world where my friends are playing, but, their world is full. I tried many times to refresh the the world list and close/open the game but the ...
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Does Retaliation counts on blocked / mitigated damage?

As a guardian, I have some skills that might grant me retaliation, which is very good against burst classes. The question is, if I "Block" (Aegis for example) an attack, will the other player still ...
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Is there a list of Guild Wars 2 servers?

I'm going to start downloading the game client, and before I pick up any server I want to know if there's a list of each server available so I can run CMD on Windows and and choose the one with less ...
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What does this blue symbol mean?

I have just done a variety of events in the Straits of Devastation with 30-40 random people and upon finishing I noticed that a few of these had a blue symbol above their heads, kind of like an arrow ...
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What can I do if I don't receive the email for account authentication?

When I started Guild Wars 2, I received the following screen in the launcher: This appears to be waiting for a response to an email in order to verify authentication. What can I do if I do not ...
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Help! I'm trapped in a wall!

I've managed to get myself stuck in the geometry of a wall. I can't jump or walk or dodge out it seems. In most other MMO's I've played, /Stuck, or /Unstuck or some variant thereof can be used to ...
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Which profession can achieve permanent or near-permanent swiftness?

Which skill combos of which professions can reliably achieve an effectively permanent swiftness boon through slot and weapon skills, without chance skills or traits? If there is none, which combos ...
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Do jumping puzzle rewards scale to your level?

I was already level 34 when I found out about jumping puzzles. How do the rewards for these puzzles work? Is it worth it to go back to the starter area and complete those puzzles? If they do scale, ...
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Does World Completion Title includes Dungeons? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What factors contribute to world completition? Does the "World Completion" achievement and title includes the points of interest (Waypoints and Pois) inside dungeons or ...
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Is there a reliable way to find which Diving Goggles I've missed?

So I'm working on the Dive Master achievement and my Hero panel lists me at 33/37. I've been following this guide, and am pretty certain I've completed them all, except for the bugged one in Metrica ...
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What are the consequences of leveling in lower level areas?

I know guild wars 2 manages to scale (down only) your level acording to the area maximum level. How will the experience for a level 30 player for instance, leveling on a level 5-15 area, be ...
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Is it possible to permanently rename your pets?

In Guild Wars 2, I play a Ranger, and I can charm a variety of pets and make them my own. On the pet management screen I get the option to rename the pets and in the instance of my little spider I ...
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How do I get to the vista on Moorwatch Tower?

In Diessa Plateau there is a vista on top of a tower called Moorwatch Tower, which is standing on a hill with no visible method of getting on top of it. How do I get on top of the Moorwatch Tower ...
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Is it normal to continue levelling after reaching the level cap? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do you get when you level after you have already reached level 80? I have reached level 80, but I have noticed I am still getting experience. In addition to getting ...
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What stats are best suited to a shortbow/longbow weilding Ranger?

In Guild Wars 2, like any other MMO, there are a variety of stats including the basics such as 'Vitality', 'Armour' and 'Critical Chance'. There are also some more unique ones that don't normally ...
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Is it possible to replace an upgrade you've added to an item?

I currently don't have enough level 80 upgrades to apply to all of my items. I do, however, have a variety of lower level upgrades that I can apply. If I apply one of these upgrades to an item, is ...
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How do I apply the look of one item to another item?

I have heard that it is possible in Guild Wars 2 to apply the look of one item to another item. In World of Warcraft this is caused transmogrification, but from what I've heard this behaves more like ...