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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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Is the area between Kessex Hills, Gendarran Fields and Lion's Arch reachable?

Well, I always thought it wasn't reachable since it's inhabited by the tengu, blocked off by the Dominion of Winds. But when I browsed through the explored map on the Guild Wars 2 Wiki, I found the ...
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Winning outfits instead of buying them

Are there any outfits that are winnable into the game, instead of available into the shop ?
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How do I play with my friend in Guild Wars 2?

My and a friend wanted to start playing Guild Wars 2 together. Both of us selected the same server and created our characters. Once in-game, we opened the Contacts menu with Y, sent each other a ...
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How can I force my quest to progress?

I am working through the Flashpoint episode and am currently stuck on the quest, Arrival and Survival. My quest marker tells me to Check in with Vigil First Mate Bilgefire. However, when I talk ...
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Is all Guild Wars 2 voiced

I've seen videos on YouTube and Guild wars 2 was voice but when I played it, it was not do you guys know why? Is it that the whole game is not voiced, I'm in a beginner area, or I have to buy an ...
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How long is the Dominion of Winds in Guild Wars 2?

When I was browsing the map, I noticed that the Dominion of Winds only is partially shown on the map. Almost the whole eastern border of Caledon Forest is filled with the wall. In Kessex Hills, the ...
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Where does my gold go in Guild Wars 2?

It seems my gold resets to 0 every time I reach 100 coins. I can confirm this because I had 90 gold in my inventory and then sold something and my gold count changed to 12. I noticed that my gold was ...
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What exactly am I supposed to know when progressing through Personal Story?

I am under impression that either Guild Wars 2 is rubbish at introducing core concepts of the world, or I'm doing something horribly wrong. For instance, during the A Light in the Darkness mission (...
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What is the maximum amount of gold you can store in your wallet?

In the first Guild Wars, the Vault box could store up to 1000 platinum, and we were able to store 100 platinum on each characters. But what is the maximum amount of money you can get in your wallet in ...
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Can I equip 2 Mist Talisman?

If I purchase 2 Mist Talisman trinkets from the PvP League Vendor, can I equip both in the same character?
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How to do the “Wintersday Skritt Hit” daily achievement more easily?

There is a daily achievement during Wintersday called "Wintersday Skritt Hit". For this, you need to hit 10 Skritts with snowballs during the day. The most common way to do it is to give enough money ...
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Are invisible supply caravans still shown on the map for opponents?

In World versus World, there is some Supply Caravans to defend. Those are Dolyaks transporting supplies for a tower, a keep or Stonemist Castle. When a Supply Caravan is alive on the map, it appears ...
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Why is there demand for random gear drops on the player market?

I recently noticed that, instead of selling dropped weapons and armours to NPC vendors, I can sell them instantly for at least twice the money on the market, by fulfilling one of hundreds of buy ...
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Display Drivers Stopped Responding whilst playing Guild Wars 2

I have a computer that is running windows 10 with an Nvidia 660. The game runs perfectly fine for about 10 minutes, and then the display drivers stop responding and they do not recover.
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How do on kill sigils work together?

I have a Superior Sigil of Life (gain a charge of +10 healing everytime you kill a foe (max 25)) in my main hand and a Major Sigil of Restoration (gain health on killing a foe) in my offhand. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 what ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 (16/...
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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 ...