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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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 ...
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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 ...