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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What are the different dungeon modes?

The answer to another question I asked points me towards the Guild Wars 2 Wiki article for dungeons, which has this comment at the bottom: With the implementation of story mode and the subsequent ...
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What is this star next to the player name/health bar?

While running around the world I spotted a player with a star next to their name as follows; What does this star next to the player name/health bar represent?
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What are the locations and level requirements for each of the dungeons?

So far I've managed to make it fairly far through the main story with decent map completion without ever entering a dungeon, but while reading through all of the mails I've collected for completing ...
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What is a “critical success” in crafting?

Reading through the page on the Guild Wars 2 wiki regarding crafting experience it makes mention to a 'Critical Success': A critical success in crafting can either grant an experience bonus or ...
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How does crafting XP relate to actual XP?

This question deals with how much crafting experience you gain from crafting various items but how does the crafting experience translate into actual experience? I have noticed that levelling up ...
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What happens when you deposit all collectibles?

On the inventory screen, if you click the gear icon, and then "Deposit All Collectibles", some stuff from your inventory will disappear. I think the idea is that it will automatically send such items ...
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How does the 'Keen Edge' ability work?

On my Ranger I have an ability called 'Sharpening Stone', as follows; I also have a trait called 'Keen Edge', which is supposed to trigger Sharpening Stone automatically whenever I reach 75% health ...
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Battle of Claw Island - “You cannot fire weapon in that direction” error

I am on the quest "Battle of Claw Island" as part of the storyline for my character, and I am on the stage of the quest that requires you to use trebuchets against the enemy ship "The Warmonger". ...
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Is there an equivalent to /played?

I want to know how long I've spent playing Guild Wars 2 so far, in other games you can type /played and it will give you a break down of how long you've been playing so far on that character - some ...
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What do the colors mean for crafting?

Under the production tab, all my options are now different colors. They seem to be changing as I use them more. What does this mean?
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How do I swap my primary pet when I only have two?

I am trying to swap over my default aquatic pet, but as I only have two I don't seem to be able to. Currently my primary aquatic pet is a Jungle Stalker and my secondary pet is an Armour Fish: This ...
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When do monthly achievements reset?

In the same vein as this question - When do daily achievements reset - there are also a variety of monthly achievements in Guild Wars 2 listed in the 'Monthly' category of the achievements page. I ...
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What are the different currencies and how are they earned?

I have noticed already that there are a variety of different currencies, represented by various symbols which are all worth different values and used to purchase different things. For example on some ...
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Where can I get better tools?

So I took advice from some guides regarding picking up items for gathering professions early on, and have myself a copper scythe, copper mining pick and copper axe. In some areas though, whenever I ...
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How many skill points are available in Guild Wars 2?

Lets say you've completed 100% of the game's skill challenges. How many skill points would you have by the end of it? Is there any other way to get skill points excluding Skill Challenges?
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Healing and the “Holy Trinity” in MMO class design not relevant?

I have read somewhere while going through various Guild Wars 2 resources that all classes in Guild Wars 2 have healing abilities sufficient for keeping themselves alive when played properly (ie: ...
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Is the game client region locked?

I am going to be buying Guild Wars 2 soon, and I was wondering if the game client is region locked in a similar manner to how it is in World of Warcraft? For example; if I was to purchase the game in ...
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How does the “VOIP Ducking” feature in Guild Wars 2 work?

In Guild Wars 2's audio options, there is a "VOIP Ducking" slider. Presumably this option reduces the in-game volume when you are using voice chat, but GW2 doesn't have any in-game voice chat. ...
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What are the gameplay implications for each of the Digital Deluxe items?

I am looking at buying Guild Wars 2, and I was wondering what the in-game implications of each of the items available with the Digital Deluxe/Collections Edition have? The items in question are: ...
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Where are all the chickens?

The Urban Battlefield Fractal in Guild Wars 2 has an ancillary achievement: Slay All the Chickens in the city. Because Kitties hate chickens, I assume. But I'm going to be a little distracted dodging ...
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What are these corruption stacks?

I just spent some time in the Brand in the Fields of Ruin. While I was there, I managed to attain 12 stacks of "Corruption", for which the tooltip says only "Your conditions do more damage." Are ...
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How binded are “Traits” and “Playstyle” of characters in Guild Wars 2

Context: I just started playing Guild Wars 2 and this came to my mind. My first character is a Guardian (currently at level 15), and I started to throw some points into traits. The reason I picked ...
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Can you get into Oola's old lab?

So in Metrica Province there is the old ruins of Oola's lab, and from the mini-map it looks like you can go through it and pop out the other side. Has anyone managed to get inside? Or is it ...
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Does Pure of Voice occur before or after Save Yourselves?

The Guardian skill Save Yourselves is a shout which (among other things) transfers conditions from allies onto yourself. The Guardian trait Pure of Voice causes all allies who are affected by a shout ...
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How does Guild Wars 2 reward teamplay in combat?

Guild Wars 2 rewards other aspects of teamplay, like for example reviving a downed player which gives you some experience. It has been explained already that Guild Wars 2 has a combo system, between ...
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How do you dance the pirate polka?

In Gendarran Fields, there is a skill challenge issued by Klakka the Brain where you can either fight her or dance the "pirate polka" in order to get the skill point. How do you do the dance?
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How do you survive the Defending the Keep mission?

I am level 33 at the moment, and the mission Defending the Keep is intended to be completed at level 26. When the undead start arriving en masse, however, there is little I can do but die. Playing as ...
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How can you recover more quickly from being knocked down?

The Guardian skill Contemplation of Purity converts conditions you are suffering from into boons. It also says that it "breaks stun". This has me wondering if it works for allowing me to stand up ...
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Why can't I buy this skill? (Mistfire Wolf)

I just reached level 30 and unlocked the ability to buy elite skills. There appear to be 5 choices, but only 4 of them are able to be purchased. The last one, Mistfire Wolf, gives no explanation as to ...
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Which chest has the best loot?

In Guild Wars 2, you can find Grand, Magnificent, and Splendid Chests throughout the world, sometimes guarded by veterans or champions, sometimes at the end of jumping puzzles, and sometimes both! ...
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How can I set up my skills for use underwater?

I noticed that when I go underwater, my healing and utility skills all change to the default setup I had when I first started playing the game, before I made any customizations. This leads me to ...
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How do I obtain Ascended gear?

I'm looking for information on how to earn Ascended tier items in Guild Wars 2, to make high-level runs of the new dungeon, Fractals of the Mists, easier. This tier of loot is between Exotic and ...
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How do I get to this point of interest in the Plains of Ashford?

I just ran in a complete circle around this raised area of terrain. At the top, there seems to be a place of interest, but I can't get up there. How do I activate this place of interest?
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Renvari is determined. What do I do?

In the mission Deeply Tangled Root, one of the objectives is "Defeat the Nightmare courtiers." Problem is, Renvari has the Determined buff and appears to be completely invulnerable. What am I ...
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How do you trigger vistas?

I am in the Grove, right by a map marker for an "undiscovered vista." There seems to be nothing special about it except for a nearby balcony. There seems to be no apparent trigger around except for a ...
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Does party size influence magic find percentage?

I have heard many a rumor going around in the Guild Wars 2 community that you get a hidden magic find buff if you are in a party of five. After looking everywhere I have found no evidence of this ...
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How do I access the Straits of Devastation?

According to the official Guild Wars 2 wiki it's possible to reach the Straits of Devastation from Lornar's Pass, along with quite a few other locations. I've tried finding the location in Lornar's ...
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Currency Exchange: More Gems for more Gold?

This is not a question about fluctuating exchange rates or anything, it's much simpler: Is there a bulk discount built into the Exchange mechanic? So far I have always assumed that, even if the RATE ...
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Engineer condition removal upon kit equipement

Whenever I equip a kit with my engineer, I am able to remove a condition. This effect seems to trigger with a cooldown. But I can't seem to find where does this effect trigger from. My weapons do not ...
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Explore Mad King's world after act III

Ok, so act III completed before I had time to visit 'Ascend to madness', the dungeon seems to be closed now... is there still a way to visit the place? Or am I stuck at 1 point from the title?
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Terrain disappearing and going transparent

So I'm running the 306.97 nVidia drivers on an GTX560Ti and when I get into caves or places with steep terrain, rotating the camera angle sometimes makes the terrain go semi-transparent. This wasn't ...
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How to take screenshots showing the tooltip of an item?

I just tried taking a screenshot to show off my Endless Halloween Tonic to my friends (<300 ToT bags - lucky me). I realized however, that the tooltip doesn't appear in the screenshot even though ...
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What else is there to do for the halloween event

I've been playing the Guild Wars 2 Halloween event. I've done Act I, II, and III; I have the two books and the 10-slot trick or treat bag. I've done the Mad King Labryinth several times and the areas ...
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Are the halloween gifts account or soulbound?

How are the three gifts, Gift of The Moon, Gift of Spiders and Gift of Souls bound? Are the recipes bound as well when you get it from the Mystic Forge?
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Can I repeat the clock tower jumping puzzle on a different character for more loot?

The Halloween event added an infuriatingly difficult jumping puzzle: The Mad King's Clock Tower. I managed to finish it yesterday on my air-specced Elementalist (that +35% movement speed helped!) and ...
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Recreate the PvP Rampager's amulet

In PvP, the amulet are used to summarised all the armour, weapon and Trinkets stats. How did they come with the Rampager's Amulet +284 Power +798 Precision +569 Condition Damage +284 Vitality Plus ...
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What should I do with all this candy corn?

This week in Guild Wars 2, you can loot candy corn from the trick-or-treat bags randomly dropped by enemies, and mine it from candy corn veins scattered around the world. I've found a few uses for ...
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What useful applications do tonics have?

Fairly regularly (and especially in Black Lion chests) I seem to be given tonics whose description says will transform me into an ooze or a moa or what have you for 15 minutes. It also says I can't ...
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Where are all the Mad Memoirs?

Part of the Shadow of the Mad King event involves using the Candy-Powered Matter Meter to scan suspicious locations and find ghosts. These ghosts then tell a story and give you a Mad Memoirs item. ...
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What engineer skills cause explosions?

Some traits within the "Explosives" line work only with explosions. For instance, Steel-Packed Powder Explosions cause vulnerability for 5 seconds. What, in this context, qualifies as an ...