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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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How to find enemy health in memory?

I'm playing Guild Wars 2 and I want to write a tool which shows me the health of my enemy in PvE. The game shows you a health bar but I want numbers. I don't want to cheat or hack the game. I tried ...
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How do I get to Drydock Grotto?

In the new Silver Wastes 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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Guild Wars 2 LFG Tool Abbreviations [closed]

I've been playing Guild Wars 2 for years, but it's only within the last couple of days where I actually decided to hook up with others and do some dungeons. There's a lot I don't understand in the ...
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Guild Wars 2 - Dead Equipment

Throughout Guild Wars 2, you acquire equipment and accessories that once they become obsolete, become 'dead'. What I mean by this is that the equipment cannot be sold, nor can it be recycled in any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?