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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Which map is the best for farming Foxfire Clusters?

I'm interested in farming Foxfire Clusters to make a Mawdrey backpiece. Which map(s) is/are the best for farming Foxfire Clusters? I'd like to be able to get at least 4 per day to keep up with the ...
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What is 'awesomium_process.exe'?

I have noticed that I have an erroneous process running that is apparently related to Guild Wars 2 called awesomium_process.exe. This seems to be launched along with the Guild Wars 2 executable from a ...
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What are each race's racial skills and how do they work?

I know in Guild Wars 2 each race has their own unique 'racial skills', but I am not sure how exactly they are unlocked/applied/used. It would be great to have this information somewhere so people can ...
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Does the Silver-Fed Salvage-o-Matic count towards the monthly salvage achievement?

The Silver-Fed Salvage-o-Matic recently came up for sale in the Gem Store. Before I buy it, I'm wondering if using it counts towards the daily / monthly achievement? I've been asking in-game but no ...
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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 deal with Warrior stuns?

Warriors (hammer-using Warriors in particular) seem capable of greatly turning the tables in their favor when they land a Stun on me, typically resulting in me losing about half of my health or more ...
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Can the Rata Sum city cube be seen from the world?

Is there a spot in the game where you can actually see the city cube on the horizon? Or get any external view of the city cube at all in the game? By viewable in game I'm thinking more about the ...
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What is the fastest way to get Bandit Crests?

Bandit Crests are a new "currency" added with the release of Living Story Season 2, Part 5: Echoes of the Past. They can be used to obtain skins, among other things. For the skins, it takes 1,000 ...
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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 does GOAT or 'GOATing' mean?

I've heard this a few times in Guild Wars 2. Usually in the context of a PvP or WvW match. Someone will be complaining that there was too much goating in that match or that guy is a ...
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Statistic difference between ascended and legendary?

Is there any difference between the statistics of an ascended weapon and a legendary weapon ? Now that you can select the category of statistics of a legendary, you can't see the stats in-game unless ...
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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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Quick way of selling at the trading post?

Is there a way to quickly sell goods at the trading post in GW2? I know there is the sell at trading post option by right clicking the desired item but that loads up the trading post every time and ...
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What is this staff skin?

In the Mad King's Labyrinth, what staff skin does this NPC have equipped?
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Do you lose any gold by listing a purchase offer, then removing it?

I almost have enough gold to buy my precursor, and I'd like to uppercut the current highest bid by a few gold every day, to try and make sure that my own bid is always highest. I am aware that there ...
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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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Best way of accumulating large amounts of Candy Corn in GW2

The new Blood and Madness season has begun in GW2. New items have become available from the TP. These items range in price from 1 - 12 Candy Corn Cobs. The only way I know to get 1 Candy Corn Cob, ...
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Can Order armour skins be used by characters from different Orders?

If my Ranger is in the Order of Whispers, I buy some of their armour and thus unlock that armours skin across my account, can my other Ranger, who is a member of the Durmand priory, then use that ...
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How does Stability interact with conditions?

I have noticed that gaining Armor of Earth does not release a player from an Immobilize condition. But, it does appear to remove the Feared condition. It also appears to make the player stand up after ...
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What are the rules of teleportation?

Teleportation skills like Lightning Flash, Blink, and Shadowstep* are extremely convenient and useful, however I oftentimes find myself falling victim to unspoken (or non-specific) limitations. The ...
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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 does “tagging” mean in WvW?

I am now reading some advice about how to level up in WvW with an Elementalist (I like WvW more than PVE). And, in some of the advice (for example here), I found that "tagging" is a good way for an ...
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How does the new trait system work?

So the new April feature pack is live and has made some changes to the trait system as well as introducing new traits. I logged into my lv31 Thief who has 20 trait points to find that all my traits ...
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Does a Charr take her partner's last name when she marries?

My wife and I are thinking of creating married Charrs, and we think it'd be cool if they shared a last name. However, we're also trying to stick to Guild Wars 2 naming conventions. Is there anything ...
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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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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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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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What useful applications do tonics have?

Fairly regularly (and especially in Black Lion chests) I seem to be given tonics whose description says will transform me into an ooze or a moa or what have you for 15 minutes. It also says I can't ...
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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 it possible to play from one account on other region servers?

I want to but GW2 and interested if it is possible to play from one account on servers from different regions (EU, USA and etc.). Is there any limitations for one account, like to play only in one ...
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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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What's the easiest or cheapest Ascended backpiece?

I've found it particularly straight-forward to get ascended pieces in all slots. All slots except the back. ...
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How can a roamer make a difference?

I am interested in separating from the zerg and becoming a roamer in World vs. World. However, I don't want to become useless to my world or become a nuisance to the commanders. What kinds of ...
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How long do I need to wait to re-complete a Jumping Puzzle?

I have a character parked at the ending chest in the "Not So Secret" Aetherblade jumping puzzle. I logged into the character 1 hour prior to the reset, opened the chest, and switched back to my main ...
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What's the difference between Stability and a Stun-break?

As an Elementalist, my primary source of both Stability and stun-breaks is [Armor of Earth]. As this is the only class that I play, I feel I have some misconceptions about what Stability is and what a ...
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Recreate the PvP Rampager's amulet

In PvP, the amulet are used to summarised all the armour, weapon and Trinkets stats. How did they come with the Rampager's Amulet +284 Power +798 Precision +569 Condition Damage +284 Vitality Plus ...
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Can I force an enemy to reveal themself?

According to the wiki: Stealth (http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Stealth) Hitting a foe with an attack breaks stealth; if the attack missed, was blocked, or was evaded, they will not break ...
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How can I obtain Blade Shards?

I am interested in obtaining an Ascended Tempered Spinal Blades back piece. In order to create one, I need a total of 925 Blade Shards. However, I appear to be gaining Blade Shards very slowly and I ...
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How do I identify Asura gates at a distance?

If I get within a few feet of an Asura gate, text will appear telling me where it leads. However, this is not very convenient in places like Lion's Arch, where there are many gates. Is there any way ...
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How do I get into the top 1000?

Guild Wars 2 has rankings for sPvP Solo Arena and Team Arena. If you are in the top 1000, your name is visible to everyone who goes through the list. Currently, I can only see what percentile of the ...
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Why is my World Completion at 99% with 300/303 hearts?

I just finished World Completion and got my 2 Gifts of Exploration. However, the "Been There, Done That" achievement is at 99/100 and my World Completion percentage is at 99% with 300/303 Renown ...
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Buying Grenth's hood?

I personally feel as though Grenth's Hood is one of the coolest helms in the game. Is there any way of knowing when it will be on the Gem Store again?
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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 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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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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Buying Weapons in PvP

Sorry, I'm a total noob. I've read that there should be a PvP Weaponsmith and PvP Armorsmith vendors in the Mists, with all the items for free. I can't find those vendors, and I suspect there has ...
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Which are the steps for crafting an Celestial (Exotic) armor?

In Guild Wars 2, there are armors with a Celestial bonus (which have all stats as a bonus), which were introduced some time ago, during an event. I know those are still craftable, but i can't seem to ...
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Can I spend event tokens after an event has ended?

The Festival of the Four Winds is about to end, and I realized that I don't know whether I have to spend all my Favor of the Festival and Festival Tokens before then. Will merchants taking the event ...
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What can I do with my excess skill points?

I have a level 80 character, and I've already unlocked all of my utility skills. At this point I have over 50 unused skill points, and I'm not sure what I should be doing with them. Miyani sells a ...
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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?