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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 is the weapon damage of the Engineer exclusive weapons calculated?

I've noticed that an Engineers Weapon and Condition damage when equipped with one of the Engineer exclusive weapons (Grenade Kit, Bomb Kit, Flamethrower, Elixir Gun, and Wrench) are calculated ...
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How do I get the “Experience without Dying” portion of the monthly achievement?

For experience without dying, what counts as dying? If I'm downed, but rally myself, does that reset the counter? What if I die completely, but someone else revives me before I return to a waypoint? ...
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Are all points of interest and vistas in Lion's Arch accessible at the moment?

I can't reach last Vista and last point of interest in Lion's Arch city. The Vista is located to the east from Bloodcoast Ward and the point is a bit to the north from Eastern Ward. I'm starting to ...
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How does combat function in Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 looks pretty great, but I'm still not sure how combat functions. Is it more like TERA, where you have to aim and dodge, or is it more like WOW, where you just select a target and spells ...
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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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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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Where to find a Juvenile Wolf?

So I've now got all the Ranger pets except the Wolf. Does anyone know where to find a Juvenile Wolf? Having had a search around it seems the only place is in World v World. Does this creature exist ...
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What determines the amount of tokens awarded after completing an explorable dungeon?

I just completed my first explorable dungeon and was happy to receive 30 tokens, until I realized the rest of the group got 60 and 55 tokens. Do you miss out if you are dead at the wrong moment in a ...
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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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How do I get to the island point of interest in Kessex Hills?

I'm trying to find the final point of interest in Kessex Hills. However, it's below the island, and I can't find any cave entrance on the land or in the water nearby. How do I get to this POI?
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Do Sigils of the Night stack?

If I put a Superior Sigil of the Night on both my main hand weapon and my offhand weapon, will they stack to +20% damage? The other two static damage bonus sigils, Sigil of Force and Sigil of ...
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What are the 'powerful profession mechanics' in light armor?

In Guild Wars 2, you have three types of armor: Light, Medium and Heavy. Scholars wear light armor, Adventurers wear medium armor, Soldiers wear heavy armor. I get that the heavy armor provides more ...
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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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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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What does the clock icon mean in Skill Descriptions?

I know from "What is this new icon in some of the skills?" that the water droplet icon means that a skill can't be used underwater, and the cooldown icon is easy enough to figure out, but what does ...
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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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What are the dungeons to go out of the way and to keep an eye on?

I've recently reached the lvl on which I can attempt my first dungeon: Ascalonian Catacombs. Now, I've heard some people mention that this is actually one of the harder instances and that the second ...
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Can I change physical appearance for my character after creation?

I've been trying to find if there is some system in game to change physical appearance (e.g. hair, face...) of your character once it has been created. Maybe through some special item or NPC. Is it ...
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How does the day/night cycle work?

Zones in the world follow a day / night cycle that does not follow real time. How does it work? Does it have any effect besides the visuals?
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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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What benefits do you gain from playing the Guild Wars 2 beta?

I know you get a 3 day headstart - but in gears 3 for example, you got special skins for the weapons if you played the beta. Are there similar rewards?
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Where do you get bombs from in Super Adventure Box?

I have seen several obvious looking destructible walls in Super Adventure Box, but have not been able to find a way to destroy them. Considering the Zelda influences, are there bombs available to ...
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Pearl Weapons vs Destroyer Weapons

Looking at GW2DB (and other crafting tools) recipes I found out at higher levels two categories of level 80 exotic weapons. Let's pick an example: Cleric's Pearl Sabre and Cleric's Destroyer Sword ...
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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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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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Are achievements account or character bound?

Do different characters across the same account share achievements? Is it possible to work towards one achievement on multiple accounts?
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What are the Race and Profession combinations?

While I am not a fan of the original guild wars I am believing in the hype that this one is different and I may enjoy it. But after poking around on the official website I am at a loss as for what ...
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Do different weapons have different base attack speeds?

I tried out a short bow ranger build in sPVP yesterday and noticed that it shoots faster than the longbow i usually use in PVE and WvWvW. Do different weapons have different base attack speeds?
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How is guild influence gained in Guild Wars 2?

The official wiki lists the following as one way to get influence: 2 influence for individual guild members completing an event or part of a personal storyline. (The per-player influence gained ...
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Is it worth using the most expensive salvage kits on low level items?

Is it worth using master's salvage kits on loot from low level areas? Will I get rare materials from them, or would it rather be more efficient (profit wise) to use low level kits on low level items?
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Is there smart casting in Guild Wars 2?

There are two main games I play. League of Legends and Guild Wars 2. I really like the smart cast functionality that League of Legends have. It increases the efficiency of my control over how I cast ...
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How are colours assigned to the World vs. World vs. World servers?

I'm pretty sure that lots of players are trying, as I am, to complete the whole map exploration, and even if I didn't believe when I read that the hardest part could be WvWvW, I must change my mind, ...
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How can I get rid of the Flame and Frost living story entry under my list of things to do?

Is there a way to ignore the living story? I can collapse it, and it does look cool, but it's just a little extra clutter on my top-right that isn't relevant to me.
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How many foes can you hit in melee at the same time

When I swing my hammer while being surrounded by foes, I think I might be hitting more than 5 at a time, which is meant to be the global area damage cap, but the numbers go away too fast for me to ...
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Is there any Looking for Group tool?

Is there any Looking for Group tool in Guild Wars 2? I'm trying to do a dungeon, but I can't find a party to complete it.
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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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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 ...