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 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 does Magic Find work in Guild Wars 2?

There are many items which grant increased magic find (+X% Magic Find), and I'm curious exactly how it works, since it varies from game to game. In some games Magic Find just results in more items ...
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How do combos work in Guild Wars 2?

I see some of my skills say something like 'combo finisher (projectile)', but I don't think I've ever done a combo. How do they work? I always solo, is this only for multiple characters or can they ...
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How is Precision used to calculate critical chance?

I am very confused by the Precision attribute. On the Guild Wars 2 wiki it says: Precision is an offensive character attribute. Attribute points put into precision increase the chance of a ...
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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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How can I determine if an enemy is within range of a skill?

Playing ranged characters, I want to take my first shot against an enemy from as far away as possible. However, there don't seem to be any obvious cues to tell me what that maximum range is. This ...
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What are Mystic Coins used for? (And what are Zommoros's favorite trades?)

Completing the Daily Guild Wars 2 Achievement earns some experience, coin, a chance at a black lion consumable, and a single Mystic Coin. The monthly achievement gives more of the same, including a ...
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In what ways can I “dodge” attacks?

It's clear that mobility is a huge part of combat in GW2. Obviously capital-D "Dodging" (i.e. double-tapping a movement key) allows you to avoid damage. Are there any other ways to avoid incoming ...
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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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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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When do the daily achievements reset?

Guild Wars 2 rewards you with a Mystic Coin if you complete a set of Daily Achievements. As their name might indicate, they reset every day, allowing you to complete them again for more arena net ...
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When do resource nodes respawn?

I know that resource nodes are individually instanced per player. However, I'm unsure what determines when the same resource nodes will respawn for any given player. I know they don't reset based on ...
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Are charisma, dignity and ferocity used for something besides NPC dialogs?

Besides the answers you can give in some dialogs (where I imagine that a kind of "roll check" is performed to see if it succeeds / fails) what are these atributes used for? Do they unlock special ...
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Shortcut keys for conversations

I am a keyboard guy. I move and fight with keyboard mostly. But when I enter a conversation. There doesn't seem to be a way to pick answers with the keyboard...I have to go get the mouse. Anyone know ...
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Cost for resetting Trait Points

Does the cost for resetting your Trait points go up depending on how many times you've done it in the past or does it go up depending on your level or some other factor?
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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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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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Traveling to waypoints without money

Traveling to waypoints in Guild Wars 2 costs money. I've found out that when you don't have money left in your inventory, the money gets taken from your bank. I was wondering if it would be possible ...
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Understanding the fine print for blindness

The description for blindness says simply that the "next outgoing attack" misses. What, exactly, for the purposes of this condition, constitutes an attack? For instance, if a warrior is blinded and ...
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When looting unidentified dyes, can I get a color I already own?

When looting unidentified dyes, can I get a color I already own? If so, will it consume the dye if I click on it?
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See completion of an area while not in the neighborhood?

In the map screen you have a nice breakdown of map completion in the current area. Is there a way to see completion of other areas too? (So that you know where to go next)
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How to decide whether an attribute scales well with certain skills?

Reading several guides and build regarding Guildwars 2 characters I often come across mentioning of attributes that scale well or not so well with certain skills. For example, power, supposedly, ...
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What is the best way to earn gold for a level 80?

Gold is very essential in the game. Tier 3 cultural sets cost over 100g. Many other stuff also requires a large amount of gold. What are some good methods of earning gold fast for a level 80?
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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 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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Which content can I transfer from Guild Wars 1 to Guild Wars 2?

As soon as Guild Wars 2 will be released, what content of my Guild Wars 1 account can I transfer over to Guild Wars 2?
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What do you get when you level after you have already reached level 80?

I have finally reached level 80 in Guild Wars 2 and I figured since that was the max level, my exp bar would just be perpetually filled and I wouldn't glow when I level. However that is not the case. ...
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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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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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What should I do with all this candy corn?

This week in Guild Wars 2, you can loot candy corn from the trick-or-treat bags randomly dropped by enemies, and mine it from candy corn veins scattered around the world. I've found a few uses for ...
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What is a contested waypoint?

I traveled to a waypoint, and died soon after. When I tried to respawn at that same waypoint it wouldn't let me and I saw it was "contested" showing a pair of crossed swords on the icon. I went there ...
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Best role specific pets for Ranger?

Following on from, this question about sharks!. What pets do Rangers mostly use for the various roles in game? Specifically I'm thinking of things such as, Tanking, whist you are ranged - ...
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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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How do I create a guild in Guild Wars 2?

I was just wondering how you create a guild in Guild Wars 2? Beta weekend starts tomorrow and I am going to need to create our guild, but I have not seen anything about how to create one in GW2. ...
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What is this new icon in some of the skills?

I notice in this last beta there's a new icon on some of the skills. It looks like a white triangle with a red 'X' on it. Any idea what this icon is suppose to mean?
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What is the Guild Wars 2 map overflow, and how does it work?

Last night a friend and I wanted to play the game together. We had chosen the same server and were both standing in the same location but we could not find each other. We did however get a message ...
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What is the most efficent use of karma?

Simply put, what is the most efficient use of karma at level 80? I've reached 80k karma or so, and I've been looking to turn this karma into gold profits. Most armor and weapons take far too much ...
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How do I reach this point of interest in the Black Citadel?

I've run around the "The Bane" area and inside the Core area, but I can't find the place to unlock this POI. How do I reach it?
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Will salvaging an item with a sigil always reward the sigil?

I have quite a few items with sigils in my inventory (i.e. Minor Sigil of Corruption gives +5 condition damage with every kill). I'd like to salvage the items for the sigils and then reapply the ...
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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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What are the gameplay implications for each of the Digital Deluxe items?

I am looking at buying Guild Wars 2, and I was wondering what the in-game implications of each of the items available with the Digital Deluxe/Collections Edition have? The items in question are: ...
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Daily kill variety. How to tell?

Is there any way to know what type of monsters have I already slain for the daily kill variety achievment? I randomly kill mobs untill I have it completed (10 different type of creatures), but some ...
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How does the level downscaling work?

When you visit lower level regions in Guild Wars 2, your level gets adjusted to the level of the area but what else is affected by this downscaling? I might be wrong since i didn't test it, but it ...
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Addon support in Guild Wars 2

Do you know anything about this? I'd like to write some mods but I can't dig up any information about the addon support. Some say that it is not planned. Any information?
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How do multiple combo fields interact with finishers?

If i have multiple combo fields below me and then do a whirl attack, which combo field effect get triggered? In one of the boss battles i had a fire, poison and light combo field below me but it ...
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How does armor work?

I know that armor reduces damage taken, but how is this reduced damage calculated? Does it differ between weapon damage and condition damage? For example, if I hit an opponent with a skill that does ...
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Does party size influence magic find percentage?

I have heard many a rumor going around in the Guild Wars 2 community that you get a hidden magic find buff if you are in a party of five. After looking everywhere I have found no evidence of this ...
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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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What are all the zone bosses?

I know some zones have "zone bosses" that provides quite an epic fight as well as a reward chest at the end of the event. Sunless, Shatterer and Claw of Jormag are the three i know of. Does anyone ...
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Mystic forge - demote crafting materials?

So there's the formula for promoting crafting materials.... Can you do it in reverse? Example to promote materials: Philosopher's Stone + Tier 2 Dust + Tier 2 Material + Tier 1 Material = Tier 2 ...