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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Purchasing gems - what currency is used?

What currency is used when displaying the price of gems? Is it USD or is it automatically adjusted for whatever country you select?
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Will I visit all the explorable zones if I follow the personal storyline to the end?

The next mission is going to take place in a new zone, and I'm split between completing a nearby zone now, where no mission has taken place so far and I just happened to wander in, or coming back ...
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How can I get started in WvW?

Every time I've entered WvW I've been hopelessly lost and confused. I read all the tutorials and listened to all the NPCs and read the wiki articles but I've no idea where I'm actually supposed to ...
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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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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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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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Does transmutation of 2 items always result in a soul-bound item?

Are there any cases where transmuting results in a non soul-bound item? I'm trying to figure out a way to get a particular look of a skin to another character. For example, the starter medium armor ...
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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 tell the difference between NPCs and human players?

I sometimes have a hard time telling real players from NPCs (especially when the player isn't moving around). So far I've used two methods: Look for a guild under their name Look for a class icon ...
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What are the various enemy types in Guild Wars 2?

There is a daily achievement called Daily Kill Variety. I'm curious if there is a list anywhere of what the different enemy types are and what enemies belong to each type. Today I killed a Ram, a ...
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When do all races get into a common town?

I've been playing with friends and we all want to do different races. How much of the game shall we play before we can meet (without skipping personnal quest)
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How to trade with another player? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Person to Person Trading in Guild Wars 2 I cant seem to find the option for a trade. Where is it in the UI of Guild Wars 2? The player menu has add friend and add to ...
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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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Where can I farm Molten Lodestones?

The question says it all. Where do Molten Lodestones drop? I need 6 of them to make runes but I can't find them anywhere.
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Can I get credit for an event if I don't stick around?

If I contribute toward the completion of a dynamic event, but either leave the area or log out of the game before it is finished, will I still get credit in the event that another player completes it? ...
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What are the highest level 80 armour values?

Now that I've reached lv80 I'd like to pickup some lv80 armour items to round out my character. I'm currently using lv70-76 exotics and rares. So far I can only see three viable options, 1) Orr karma ...
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Does Reflect prevent damage?

Some skills give a Reflect attribute. For instance Magnetic Aura gives the Reflect attribute. Will Reflect prevent the damage to the target and reflect it back to the attacker? Retaliation also ...
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What are the chances of gathering rare components from resource nodes?

When you gather materials from a resource node, you have a small chance of obtaining a rare item depending on what type of node it is. (For example, Aspen Saplings occasionally drop a few cinnamon ...
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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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Which is more important for a tanks survivability, Toughness or Vitality?

I am building my Gaurdian to be very tanky but I can't help but wonder. Which stat provides more survivability? Toughness or Vitality? Is it situational?
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How do you create Foefire's Essence?

Reddit has discovered quite a few new weapons are available, all of them modelled after weapons that Guardians, Eles, and Mesmers can conjure. I'm specifically interested in Foefire's Essence. The ...
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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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Is the Karma bonus from a Karma boost not shown?

I recently started farming karma to get exotic armor pieces for my character and it takes a total of 252,000 karma to get a full set. As you know that is a lot so I bought some karma boosts in hopes ...
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Do you get WvW Bonuses while in overflow maps?

While in a overflow map if you go to the WvW window to see the progress, you see the following message: WvW information is not visible from dungeons, instances, and overflow maps. Travel to WvW ...
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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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Does burning damage stack in any way?

I am trying a guardian build which revolves around burning as many foes as possible for as much damage as possible. However, when I quickly use two burning skills, I notice only one burning icon on ...
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Shortcut keys for conversations

I am a keyboard guy. I move and fight with keyboard mostly. But when I enter a conversation. There doesn't seem to be a way to pick answers with the keyboard...I have to go get the mouse. Anyone know ...
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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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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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What is the most efficient (fastest) way to level up a character in Guild Wars 2?

I'm a Charr Engineer, so tips for this class are specifically welcomed.
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How does a character's personality (Chrisma/Dignity/Ferocity) affect the game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are charisma, dignity and ferocity used for something besides NPC dialogs? Throughout your character's progress through the game, there are sometimes several different ...
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Addon support in Guild Wars 2

Do you know anything about this? I'd like to write some mods but I can't dig up any information about the addon support. Some say that it is not planned. Any information?
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What is the most efficent use of karma?

Simply put, what is the most efficient use of karma at level 80? I've reached 80k karma or so, and I've been looking to turn this karma into gold profits. Most armor and weapons take far too much ...
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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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Does the quality of the medal effect loot quality?

When I complete an event that rewards a chest/any loot, does the quality of the medal received (Bronze, Silver, Gold) affect the quality of the loot received? Or does the medal only affect the amount ...
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How do I acquire Armour boxes?

I noticed on the Trading Post that there is a category called 'Containers' which lists armour boxes, which looking at the description contain a full set of armour. Does anyone know how these are ...
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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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Does having the mob attack you cause your gathering to fail?

Earlier today, I was gathering an Orrian Sapling which should yield Ancient Wood Logs, the highest tier wood. At the time I was gathering it I was being attacked by 2 risens. I got two ruined logs ...
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What does favoriting a dye do?

In the dye panel you have an option to right click dyes to favorite colors. Other than moving to the favorite dye section at the top, does favoriting a dye do anything else? I had heard a rumor that ...
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How do I beat Grand Duchess Faolain? (Twilight Arbor Spoilers)

The final encounter in Twilight Arbor story mode is quite hard. The Grand Duchess Faolain torments Caithe with phantasms of Destiny's Edge, including Mr. Sparkles (but not Garm, oddly enough). so ...
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What factors determine the type of medal (bronze/silver/gold) for event participation? [closed]

In an event you can get a bronze, silver, or gold medal for your participation. I've been awarded gold in cases where I came in late and hardly put in any effort, and I've seen bronze when I worked my ...
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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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Full servers: based on total population or current players logged in?

Full servers: based on total population or current players logged in? Supposedly server statuses will bounce between high and full, though I am unsure if that is based on people transferring on and ...
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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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What are all the zone bosses?

I know some zones have "zone bosses" that provides quite an epic fight as well as a reward chest at the end of the event. Sunless, Shatterer and Claw of Jormag are the three i know of. Does anyone ...
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How do Power and Compassion affect my abilities?

I know that Power increases the damage of direct abilities, Condition Damage improves conditions, and Healing Power (Compassion) improves the heal effects. But by how much? Do damaging abilities get ...
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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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What is the benefit of Aquatic Helms over regular ones?

In playing Guild Wars 2 so far, I've only come across standard helms by way of the Trading Post. However, the filters also let you choose Aquatic Helms. When I first found this, there were none for my ...
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In what ways can you acquire Aquatic Helms?

I have noticed that some heart karma vendors sell Aquatic Helms, but I haven't been able to acquire them in any other way. Are there any ways to acquire Aquatic Helms aside from Heart Vendors?
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Where can I find amulets that goes in the amulet slot?

I was originally under the impression that the amulets that you crafted in Jewelry craft would go into the amulet slot. However when I made it, it would only go into the two accessory slots. I am now ...