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 techniques can I use to reduce loading times?

Since the introduction of the new Lions Arch, it seems to take much longer for me to zone into this map. I'm talking at least 2-3 minutes. I don't recall the loading times being this long. What ...
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How can I maximize my gold earnings for the short amount of time I get to play?

I play GuildWars 2 every chance I get. Which, honestly, isn't that much. I play for no more than 2 hours at a time, no more than 3 times per week. I am the crafter for my family's guild, and I have a ...
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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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Is there anything that can be done about losing the cursor in combat?

The mouse cursor in Guild Wars 2 seems easy-to-lose in combat situations, making it difficult to know where to target ground-targeted skills quickly. This poor coordination can lead to situations ...
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Empowering Might radius

So I spec my guardian to precision damage and toughness. I noticed that some of my team mates are not getting might during the usage of Empowering Might on my guardian honor spec maybe it's because of ...
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How do I unlock recipes in Guild Wars 2?

I'm relatively new to Guild wars 2 as I turned to it after I felt reluctant to renew my WoW subscription. I started into leather working for my ranger class but I've only had access to the novice ...
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How to get out of PVP Zone

So, I got lvl 3 though zone stuff, then I entered the pvp zone, played some pvp and I'm done with this. So now I want to get back to my last location, but I don´t know how to exit this zone.
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What is the best race for Elementalist for WvW?

Which is the best race for Elementalist for mainly WvW? Mainly I want to participate in organized big group fights in WvW.
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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 is “meta” in the context of Guild Wars 2? [duplicate]

Due to the recent update to Guild Wars 2, which has changed the trait system, I've heard lots of people asking "What's the new meta?" and "Meta hasn't been outed yet" In this context, what does ...
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Starting Quests: Welcome Home not showing up?

I recently started Guild Wars 2 and I cannot seem to get the Welcome Home quest to work. I have leveled up to level 9 doing basic environment quests but when I try to look at my personal quest, I ...
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What determines how fast you revive someone in Guild Wars 2

In Guild Wars 2, you are able to revive other downed players and pets/NPC allies. To revive someone, you channel the revive skill and as you channel the skill, the person or animal you are channeling ...
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What determines WvW river drake disposition?

In the borderlands of WvW, there are some river drakes in and to the west of Battle's Hollow. Sometimes when I encounter these drakes, their names are shown in yellow to indicate that they are ...
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Black Lion Scrap drop chance from Black Lion Chest?

I'm curious to know what the drop rate of Black Lion Ticket Scraps from the Black Lion Chest. If I was to open 100 BLC's how many scraps should I expect to receive? It's linked in the 'Common drops' ...
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Does Guild Wars 2 have micro-transactions that give competitive advantages?

I am about to buy a new computer, because my notebook is weak. I desire to play Guild Wars 2, but I hate "pay to win" games. Since I will spend a good amount of money (computer and the game in Brazil ...
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Rewards of Hall of Monuments [duplicate]

I played Guild Wars (GW1) a long time ago, and I have all the expansions. Yesterday, I bought Guild Wars 2 (GW2), and linked my two accounts. I went to the Hall of Monuments with my PJ, and I saw ...
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How do I craft a legendary weapon?

By all accounts, Legendary weapons are of equal power to Ascended (Pink) weapons, and so do not confer a statistical advantage over their less impressive Ascended companions, but their Legendary ...
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Are there exotic versions of back gear?

So far the best gear I found for that slot would be from the guild armorer, which cost 5g for the level 80 rare version. Any idea if there are other sources?
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How do I get to Drydock Grotto?

In the Silverwastes map, how do I get to Drydock Grotto? Is it even accessible yet? I've ran around the map for a while and can't find a way in.
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Why can't I stack my Experience Scrolls?

I have 9 Experience Scrolls but I can only stack them in 4, 4 and 1. I can see the difference between one scroll and the rest, as 8 are 'Account Bound' and the odd one is 'Account Bound on Aquire', ...
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What determines bonus xp?

Sometimes when I kill an enemy, I get a popup saying that I received bonus experience for the kill. Why do I get this bonus XP? I can't seem to narrow it down the variables. It happens whether I'm ...
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How do you show FPS and ping in GW2?

I know for the original Guild Wars, there was a switch/option -perfs that displays FPS and ping in the upper-right corner. Does Guild Wars 2 have a similar option?
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Is there any exchange fee in the gem/gold trade?

Seeing how much the ratio of gem obtained per gold can vary, I wonder if I can make some gold by buying gems when prices are low and selling them when prices are high. My question is are there any ...
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Cheapest mystic forge recipes?

What are the cheapest mystic forge recipes? This information would be helpful for completing the Daily Mystic Forgesmith achievement regularly.
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How do you get the sigil of malice recipe?

I understand that there's a vendor with the recipe for the "Sigil of Malice" located in the crown pavilion, but as a player who was not able to access the crown pavilion during that event last year, ...
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What can I do if I don't receive the email for account authentication?

When I started Guild Wars 2, I received the following screen in the launcher: This appears to be waiting for a response to an email in order to verify authentication. What can I do if I do not ...
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How can you get your character to stop speaking?

I've started a new character in Guild Wars 2. Occasionally, at seemingly random times, it will say something like "A little help here" or "Never waste a corpse". Just speaking out loud to itself, it ...
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Best way to get a precursor in GW2

For now few weeks I decided to get a Legendary Weapon, all the recipes are pretty simple but yet quite expensive. T6 components are easy to find or at a reasonable price. Since the last Update ...
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Difference between PVP and sPVP

I was browsing some website about Guild Wars 2 and I saw that GW2 uses sPVP, but I don't know what it means and what are the differences between PVP and sPVP, what is the difference between GW2 and ...
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Which sword skin is this?

Can anyone tell me what sword skin this is? If you right click on the image and Open image in new tab, you can see the skin much better.
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Does Swiftness affect distance traveled?

When using skills that launch the player (eg. Burning Retreat, Burning Speed, Ride the Lightning), does Swiftness increase the distance traveled by the skill or reduce the time it takes to travel the ...
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Guild wars 2 crashes when entering world

When I select my character, and hit play the game crashes. A box with the crash report shows up. The game doesn't close, it just says explosive intellect (I think it's the starting area). My drivers ...
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What are the most beneficial ways to use experience boosters?

I've recently purchased a digital copy of Guild Wars 2 that came with 10 experience boosters. Those grant 50% bonus experience for one hour straight. How to make good use of this bonus and maximise ...
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Can I attack a World Boss, leave the area and still get a reward?

I've noticed that sometime I participate to an event (protect a random NPC, helping kill Centaurs/Ogres, etc.) but not on purpose. By not on purpose I mean that I simply crossed path with this event ...
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Does a higher resolution show more of the world, given the same aspect-ratio?

Does a 16:9 1920x1080 screen show more of the world compared to a 16:9 1600x900?
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What backpack skin is this?

What backpack skin is this? I haven't seen it before and the guy didn't speak English! If you right click on the image and Open image in new tab, you can see the skin much better.
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Where are all of the women?

In Snowden Drifts, there is a Hastily Written Letter in a Dredge cave with the following contents: Hastily Written Letter It is a strongly worded missive from a female dredge to her commissar ...
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Are there any foods usable by new characters?

When starting a new character, what food buff items are available? Or do all food buff items have a minimum level? What food items are available for low level characters and what benefits do they ...
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What do the different shades of green mean in Guild Wars 2?

Other players' names are different colours, yellow/orange for your guildmates, blue for players in your party and so on... This picture is pretty hectic but you can clearly see at least three ...
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Optimizing dungeon runs for max gold/loot return in Guild Wars 2

I'm looking to buy an Aetherized Hammer skin from the TP, costs around 500 gold. Atm, I have about 220 gold. I grind dungeons a lot as it's the best way I know of getting gold. One run of CoF p1, ...
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Is ascended gear worth the effort?

Take the following situation: You have a level 80 char, equipped with an exotic armor, exotic weapons, ascended trinkets, and a exotic back-piece. Everything has runes or sigils. Should I now get an ...
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What's the point of non-Agony Resistance infusions?

I've found four types of infusions that go in offensive and defensive slots in ascended equipment: Basic ones, bought with laurels, that grant a +4 bonus to an attribute. Fine ones, made from a lot ...
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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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Guild Wars 2 Critical Chance in PvP

For the Mesmer in GW 2 with various runes at level 80 it will have a very high crit chance in PvE somewhere in the neighborhood of 50-60% depending on what weapons used. Ferocity is at 170, but the ...
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How to defeat the Shadow of Modremoth

So in the latest episode of the current living story episode (s2p3e8 Point of no return) there is a boss battle. In the second round of this fight you have to light fires using the divine fire ...
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Is there a compelling reason to level crafting in GW2 if my character is already L80?

I leveled up a character to 80 in GW2. I tried crafting (tailoring and artificing) a couple of times and found it to be generally pointless – the items I was crafting were weaker than the items I was ...
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How do you get Black Dye besides buying it?

With a selling price pushing 3G, Black Dye is clearly in demand. Other than buying it, how can someone get it? Random drops only? Can it be forged with Mystic Coins?
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Is there any possible use for a recipe that I already know?

In Guild Wars 2, oftentimes (especially during the current Wintersday event) you get recipes that you have already unlocked. Typically, I just sell them. I recently learned that runes and sigils that ...
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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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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 ...