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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Party cinematics

Unless I am mistaken (I could be thinking about a different game) but when in a party GW2 used to play the cinematic for both players when one player started the conversation - has this changed? Is it ...
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In which locations can I mine the most iron ore?

Is there an area that has a lot of iron ore? I'm working on building up my armorsmith level and iron is the next step.
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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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Are there requirements to unlock the masteries in Guild Wars 2?

I recently came back to Guild Wars 2 and bought the expansion. Now I have a Revenant on level 80, the only requirement I know of. Are there any further requirements for me to level my masteries? If ...
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Where are crafting stations the closest to a Trading Post representative?

When I'm crafting, I often discover that I just need a little bit more of some material, and the Trading Post is obviously the best place to acquire more in a hurry. While you can make purchases on ...
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What personal story missions in Heart of Thorns require a specific mastery?

Every review I've read about Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns mentions a certain amount of frustration from the author in that certain personal story missions require the player to have a certain mastery ...
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Does Magic Find buffs also applies to loot bags I open

There are several ways to buff your magic find in Guild Wars 2 (Banners, Food, Black Lion Boosters, etc). Does any of those help get better loot when I open loot bags (e.g. Champion loot bag) ?
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How do I find Troll Salve?

I'm playing through the earliest content of a Sylvari ranger and there's this quest from Mender Aviala. It feels like it's a no-brainer; a go-do-this-simple-thing quest but I'm lost and my local ...
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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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Most efficient way to farm festive drinks

I am working on the Festive achievements this year and I am noticed that the Festive Imbiber achievement requires you to drink 10,000 festive drinks. That's a very large number of drinks! I figured ...
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Does leaning whilst gliding reduce altitude?

I'm interested to know if using Lean Techniques whilst Gliding reduces your altitude quicker. The documented effects are an increase in speed and faster depletion of your gliding endurance. However ...
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How to see your 'old' professions?

Is there a way to know which professions a character previously had on which level?
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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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What's the second area to explore in Brigantine Isles?

I am trying to get the Krytan Explorer achievement in Guild Wars 2 but I am stuck in the Brigantine Isles. Looking at the list of areas to explore for the achievement, I see that there are two entries ...
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Where is the greeter npc?

I wanted to check out the Guild Initiative Headquarters today but I got this message when trying to enter. It's devilishly generic, so I'm really not sure what NPC to talk to. Does anyone know ...
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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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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 to upgrade an infusion in an item in Guild Wars 2?

I have an ascended piece of equipment with a defensive infusion slot, which currently contains a +3 agony resistance infusion. I have now crafted a +6 agony infusion and I would like to replace the ...
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Creating Key Bindings for an Xbox One controller on Mac

I am really looking for a way to create key binding for an xbox one controller connected to a Mac. I know this is kind of a weird request, but I really want to try playing Guild Wars 2 with a ...
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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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What happens to Trick-or-Treat Bags after the Halloween event?

I've been farming for the past few days quit a few Trick-or-Treats Bags. I've been wondering if I should sell those now or wait until Halloween is over (since they won't drop anymore, their value ...
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What should I pick from Chest of Loyalty?

I just got my Chest of Loyalty, but I have no idea on what I should choose from it. What are the benefits of each of the choices?
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Why are some conditions greyed out?

With the release of Heart of Thorns, I've noticed fighting some bosses that sometimes the condition icons on their hud change from being red to grey. Here is a poor screen cap from a Youtube video. ...
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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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Is it possible to mouse walk in Guild Wars 2?

I'd like to walk using only my mouse, as I can do in other games like Diablo 3. I searched and didn't find an option for this in Guild Wars 2. Is there no option to do this? Is there a workaround? A ...
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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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What are the real perks of crafts, at endgame?

I'd like to know which are the real perks that each craft offers at endgame, in Guild Wars 2. With "perk" I mean things that you just couldn't do if you didn't have that craft. Anything that can be ...
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How do I change between orders? (Durmand, Whispers, Vigil)

At some point during the personal story the game forces you to choose one of three orders: Durmand priory Order of whispers Vigil The wiki says that once you've made a choice, you can change ...
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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 options are there for old soulbound gear in GW2?

My warrior recently replaced his Exotic amulet with an Ascended amulet. I was wondering what are my options when it comes to old soulbound gear. Naturally, it can't be used on any of the other ...
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Where do I buy gathering tools as low-level human?

Can I buy somewhere the gathering tools in Guild Wars 2 as a low level human? I've encountered some herbs and mines wandering around, so I'd assume I'd be able to gather them somehow… but I couldn't ...
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How do I get around needing administrator privleges, playing Guild Wars 2 on OS X?

During the install, Guild Wars 2 required administrator privileges. Since I didn't want to give them, I installed it to another computer, and moved the files. When I run it, it again asks for root ...
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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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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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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 "meta"...
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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 neutral,...
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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?