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 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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What factors contribute to world completition?

I was recently running through Caledon Forest, where I had 100% completion, when I had a message "[some area name] discovered" pop up. This also revealed the area on my map. It wasn't a point of ...
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Is the Slayer achievement shared when in a team?

The game tracks your kills of specific species for the Slayer Achievement, but is this specific to your character? Do kills made whilst in a team by any team member count towards this achievement? ...
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When do a dungeon path counts as a daily path - In its beggining or end?

I think the best way to ask this question is with an example. We all know the server reset its dailies in midnight UTC, so, let's suppose it's the day of the lord 17 Jan 2012, 11:45 UTC, I'm with a ...
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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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Do speed boosts only apply when at full health?

Or possibly, is there some other relationship between health and speed? I ask because I have some passive speed boosts: Windborne Dagger (elementalist trait passive +15% speed) and Signet of Air (+10% ...
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Guild Wars 2 - change crafting profession

How much does it cost to change the crafting profession? It depends on your level? I haven't found something official... Also do you lose the crafting level of the previous profession?
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How can I learn to be competitive in PvP and WvW?

I am almost exclusively a PvE player and love exploring, crafting and opening things up in game. Every now and then I get tempted by the PvP and WvW areas but tend not to head there because, frankly, ...
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Can you send mail to offline players?

I have been playing since the pre-release weekend and the mail system has been quite the roller coaster ride. One day I send mail fine, the next the mail is down, the next I am not receiving mail. ...
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Guild Wars 2 necromancer mask

Is it possible to hide or not even use mask in character creator for necromancer class in Guild Wars 2? If yes, how?
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What do the rune numbers mean?

Some gear has these numbers. It says Minor Rune of xxx (0/2) (1) Does something. (2) Does something better. Does this mean this item has a rune? If so, does it mean you need to have two of those ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Is there a World completion chest?

I had heard murmurs of people saying there is a chest when you get 100% World completion. As I got the last vista before getting 100% World completion, I was disappointed to find that I didn't get a ...
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How are Sink and Float used effectively?

In the Guild Wars 2 previews I was intrigued by the Sink and Float mechanics as a means to control underwater battles. However, I've not seen it much in the released game (in PvE, at least, which I ...
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Are any ranger pets ranged themselves?

Are any ranger pets ranged themselves? I'm wondering if there are any pets that will not run into melee range. Melee pets in WvW seems like it would not be very useful.
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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 Activities can I solo in WvW?

I enjoy the WvW combat, but sometimes I can only get on for an hour or less. What WvW activities can be soloed and still help the realm's standing?
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What does this orange symbol mean?

Since installing the latest patch, I've started seeing damage numbers with an orange symbol around them. What does this mean?
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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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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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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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Broken text encoding in various parts of the Guild Wars 2 UI

Since day 1 of playing Guild Wars 2, I've been plagued by a text-encoding issue in various parts of the UI. It seems that anywhere that certain types of punctuation (bullet points, for example) are ...
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How much can buffs and debuffs stack?

In Guild Wars 2, when casting an existing buff (boon) or debuff (condition), rather than overwriting the current buff (or debuff), it will apply it's own separate effect. The wiki explains that these ...
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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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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 do I get into the area Ulukk's Hunger in Guild Wars 2?

I am trying to explore every area in Guild Wars 2 right now and one of the areas that I have not been able to get into is Ulukk's Hunger in Dredgehaunt Cliffs. Outside the "entrance" to the area, ...
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Southsun instance solo mission repeatable?

Is the soushsun solo mission instance repeatable, and can I also get the rewards again? After finishing it, I would like to do it again.
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What are the spawn times for world bosses?

What are the server spawn times for Elder dragons and other world bosses such as the Fire Elemental in the Asura starter zone? Is there a wiki for this type of information?
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Is Eye Of The North Needed For World Completion? [duplicate]

Reading the GW2 wiki I found out some non-consistent data, when talking about World Completion one pages states that you don't need Hall Of Monuments zones, but the linked table lists also Eye Of The ...
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What is this blank quest for?

The item with the bronze star. It showed up when the Frost and Fire update went live. I've logged in and out, map changed etc but nothing seems to update it. Is this a quest yet to be announced ...
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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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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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Find missing points

I'm missing only one point of interest in a map. I went over and over the map, can't find the damn point. Is there some way to quickly find missing points on the maps?
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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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How does an Elementalist's “Swirling Winds” function?

The Elementalist has a skill Swirling Winds as Scepter's #4 skill in Air Attunement. Visually, it creates a 400 unit radius graphic of swirling winds around the character. Per the skill's description: ...
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Is there a way to tell if I've successfully joined a squad?

On the wiki page for Squad, it says: Squads are limited to 30 players. In the past, when I've right-clicked on a commander's icon and selected "Join Squad", I didn't receive any visual feedback ...
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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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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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How to use the Asuran Outsourcing guild upgrade?

So there is a guild upgrade to allow you to build something without using a slot. We have it available, but I can't figure out how to use it? Can someone tell me how we can make use of it? Clicking ...
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How does “3x damage” work?

Does the damage from Mind Wrack have diminishing returns? The tooltip seems to imply that each successive illusion shattered deals less damage. Is this correct, or am I misreading the tooltip, and ...
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What do the downed penalty icons mean?

http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Death_penalty So we know what it is, but in game next to your HP you get a little coloured skull which shows you have some 'downed penalty' points. Does anyone know ...
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What does cross-profession combo 'Cleansing Bolts' do?

I play Guardian and I have been playing with Greatsword which allows me a light field, which I can then combo with Whirl to get 'Cleansing Bolts'. What does 'Cleansing Bolts' do? Looking at the wiki ...
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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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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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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) ...