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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How similar are the non-class summons in GW2?

While not all professions in GW2 have built-in "pet" skills, any profession can use summons that are triggered by equipment. What differentiates these summons aside from visual appearance? E.g., do ...
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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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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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Guild Wars 2 cosmetic armor works only on one armor?

I have bough Guild Wars 2 Heroic Edition and I have got that items, that can change the way that armor looks, I'm only level 10 and I'm not sure how does this armor works. So I'd like to ask if it's ...
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What Is My Bottleneck? (Gaming Rig, i5-2500k @ 3.3ghz, 8gb ram, GTX770, Xonar DG, SSD for 64bit OS and Games) [on hold]

I'm always wondering what I should upgrade next. My current mobo is an ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, and I am not overclocking my CPU. I am air / fan cooled in a Cooler Master mid sized tower w/ a side and ...
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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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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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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 is the maximum possible bonus to Karma?

I've been saving my Jugs of Liquid Karma from completing daily and monthly achievements, and I've got quite a few stashed away. Since it's possible to get bonuses to Karma through things like guild ...
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How does the gold/gem exchange rate get determined?

I am very confused by how the gold and gem exchange rate works in guild Wars 2. I want to understand it a little better so I can optimize the amount of Gems I can get and when to best buy it. First ...
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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's the best way to get exotic armor in Guild Wars 2?

What's the best way to get exotic armor in Guild Wars 2 using in-game means? I'm specifically looking for ways to in-game, that is, excluding buying gems with real money. Best in this context can ...
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Black Lion: upcoming sales and 40% off key bundles?

Is there a way to know if a sale will be coming to an item soon? Essentially just marking an item into a "wishlist" of sorts and being notified when it's on sale. And -- excuse the closely-related ...
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What is Iron Ore used for in leatherworking?

I have been mining Iron Ore and I have maxed out my collectibles store (250 lumps). I've been able to use it since I became level 75 in leatherworking, but I have no idea what I can use it for. What ...
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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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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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How do you enter a dungeon if your group is already in there?

I joined a group for CoF that stated in LfG that they were already inside. They told me to join them, I asked how, and they kicked me. Okay, pretty standard for Guild Wars. But now I want to know. The ...
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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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Can you send mail to offline players?

I have been playing since the pre-release weekend and the mail system has been quite the roller coaster ride. One day I send mail fine, the next the mail is down, the next I am not receiving mail. ...
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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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Is it possible for a Jumping Puzzle / Dive to be Bugged in a subset of Servers?

I just changed servers on GuildWars 2 from "Anvil Rock" (US) to "Ruins of Surnia" (EU) because Anvil Rock is full, and I have 5 friends that recently bought the game. Even though I know that they ...
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How do I get the “Experience without Dying” portion of the monthly achievement?

For experience without dying, what counts as dying? If I'm downed, but rally myself, does that reset the counter? What if I die completely, but someone else revives me before I return to a waypoint? ...
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Is it possible to stunlock in PvP?

Is there any profession capable of stunlock in PvP? How would that work? "What do you mean by stunlock? Unable to act or move for 5 seconds? For 10 seconds? Indefinitely?" (Question made by @Brant) ...
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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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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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What is the most profitable way to get rid of equipment?

I have acquired a lot of nice blue and green equipments ~lvl 20. I have no use for these since my class can't equip them. Should I just npc these or salvage them? What is the most profitable way?
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Person to Person Trading in Guild Wars 2

The one thing I couldn't figure out this weekend if it was possible to do person to person trades like you can in Guild Wars 1. Is that possible or will it only be limited to the Auction house or ...
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Duration (remaining) for Living World content

Every few weeks, new Living World content is released. And with that, every few weeks the old Living World content stops and goes 'away'. Currently, Blood and Madness is running at the same time as ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to run Guild Wars 2 from a USB-connected drive?

My machine is an early 2011 17-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.2 Ghz Core i7, 4 GB RAM, and a Radeon HD 6750M with 1 GB of VRAM. Based on the published system reqs, I think it should be able to run the ...
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Why are there champion trains in low-level maps?

I recently started playing GW2 again and noticed that there are champion trains in low-level maps like Queensdale. A champion train seems to be a semi-organized group of people killing the champions ...
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Node gathering on 2 other guest servers in guild wars 2?

From what I read that besides my home server I can gather nodes (orichalcum, ancient wood) on 2 other guest servers. After I gathered on IOJ (home server) and tried guesting on SBI/JQ, I cant seem to ...
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How to open a stack of loot bags in one go?

Simple question really but it annoys me every time. Sometimes I buy 250 of the same bags, for example 'Heavy Moldy Bag' from the TP. When I have them all in my inventory I end up clicking 500 times on ...
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Where can I find the Eye of Power Scepter recipe?

I'm trying to find the Eye of Power Scepter recipe, and can't seem to find it. I thought it might be in Sparkfly Fen, but I have failed to find it. I'd like to get this recipe so I can complete my ...
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Which profession has the longest ranged attack?

According to this site, warriors and mesmers have the longest ranged attacks, but this doesn't take into account traits which can increase range. If traits are considered, which profession has the ...
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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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Can I still get the back piece from Secret of Southsun achievements?

I started the achievement with my lv56 Mesmer a while back, then finals happened and I don't have a computer that can play the game on for the time being. Will I be able to log back in and complete ...
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What's the quickest and most reliable way to untarget your current target in GW2?

Something that's been bothering me with the Guild Wars 2 controls is that there seems to be no way to deselect a target if you have a target selected. From looking at the list of control bindings ...
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Can Vitality and specific class help in Belcher's Bluff?

Belcher's Bluff is a minigame based on exausting the opponent life before yours using various skills and strategies. That said, it is already confirmed in various guides that using foods as mango pie ...
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Guild banners, influence bonus and activation

In the guild panel, it is possible to craft some stuff. For example, I created a Karma banner. I get that it will be placed in any location I choose to activate it, and that guild members can click on ...
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What skills are affected by critical hit chance?

For example, a Guardian has five skills of which four damage an enemy. Does critical hit chance effect on all of them, or do only certain skills get affected by critical hit chance (like the very ...
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How do I survive as a Solo Elementalist?

I've been trying to play an Elementalist on the Crystal Desert server, and given the fact that the party system is bugged, more often than not, this means going solo, as my friends are elsewhere. ...
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Getting an exotic armor with different prefixes

Twilight Arbor armor can be picked with one of the following three prefixes: Rampager's, Rabid or Magi's. But I'd like the Berserker's prefix on the armor pieces. Is it possible to have this specific ...
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What are my “bank” and “guild bank” and how do I access them?

I had the same question as StrixVaria -- what happens when you "deposit all collectibles" in your inventory. However, I didn't completely understand the answers -- the two banks mentioned -- how do ...
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Guild Wars 2 Downloading Problems

I'm currently downloading Guild Wars 2, which shows that it's downloading the pre-update files but then the speed just drops off. The window then disappears, reappears for a split second saying that ...
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Do Sigils of the Night stack?

If I put a Superior Sigil of the Night on both my main hand weapon and my offhand weapon, will they stack to +20% damage? The other two static damage bonus sigils, Sigil of Force and Sigil of ...
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Sigil of Force + of the Night, and dual-wielding

Will a Sigil of Force + Sigil of the Night give +15% at night when dual-wielding? And does it matter which weapon the sigil is on? For example, I have Superior Accuracy on my main hand and Superior ...