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"Bonus Experience - When you kill an enemy in the world, you might see 5 xp + 2 xp pop up . What this means is you’ll gain bonus experience depending on how long an enemy has been alive in the world, which gives you even more incentive to explore." Enemies that have been alive (bear with me, that's a huge article. Somewhere halfway through) for a longer ...


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So here's the dirty little secret of Guild Wars 2 - targeting enemies is mostly a formality. The majority of your attacks work equally well with or without a target. What this means in practice, is that whether or not you're being targeted is irrelevant. Are you in the path of the projectile, standing in the fire, or within the weapon attack cone of the mob?...


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With the September 2014 Feature Pack, 3 new Renown Hearts were added (though, not mentioned in the patch notes). If you have previously completed the zones that the Renown Hearts were added to, then you will still be able to receive your Gifts of Exploration upon map completion. However, the full world map will still be technically incomplete. You can find ...


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Each combo begins with a Combo Field that places an AoE/barrier field and ends with a Combo Finisher, which is triggered by Blasts, Leaps, Projectiles, or Whirl finishers. You can see in the description of a skill whether or not it will combo. If a skill can combo at all, it will list it as the last item in the skill description. The following table shows ...


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If you want to know the range of your skill, it's located on the tooltip. But knowing the numerical value is only useful for estimating whether you might be in range. To know if you are, you need to look at the icon for the skill itself. By default, skills which are out of range will have a red bar along the bottom of the skill icon. If this bar is present, ...


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All classes can switch between DPS/tank/support depending on how they decide to trait, so this isn't a characteristic that's necessarily exclusive to the Guardian. However, you are correct in your assessment that your effectiveness in each role, in general, will be rather dependent on how you have set your traits. When talking about Traits, we're talking ...


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The awesomium_process.exe is a lightweight web browser based on Webkit, that is used by several games (including Guild Wars 2 and Lord of the Rings Online). In Guild Wars 2 specifically, it is used for the Black Lion trading post screens (Gem Store, Currency Exchange, Trading Post, etc). Killing the process will result in the process being relaunched the ...


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For skill specific details this is fully covered at the Guild Wars 2 Wiki on the page Racial Skills. The summary from there says: [Racial Skills] can be equipped on the five last slots of the skill bar, depending on their type. They may have various effects, such as condition removing or changing to a bear form, but they are all projected to be ...


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All characters start with 4% natural critical chance. Your base precision is effectively ignored by the system. Additional critical chance is only provided by precision from your weapons/armor/jewelry/traits. The amount of additional precision (not base) required to increase the chance of a critical hit by 1% is determined by the following formula, where ...


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You can pay real money to purchase gems, which introduces new gems to the system and balances out those gems spent on gem store purchases. If the rate at which gems are spent outpaces the rate at which they are bought, the total number of gems in circulation will decrease, and the gold:gem ratio will increase until it reaches a point at which people are more ...


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No, GW2 is not a "pay to win" game. Microtransactions in GW2 are made with an in-game currency called Gems. Gems can be traded for gold or spent in the Gem Store. This means that anything that can be bought using only in-game gold can essentially be bought using real-world money. This would be problematic in games where having the highest stats is rare, ...


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If you're just going to play PvP then your level doesn't matter, because you're boosted to level 80, and have all your skills and trait points unlocked. However, in WvW only your stats are boosted to level 80. You'll still need to unlock skills and trait points by leveling up, they won't automatically be unlocked when you're in WvW like they are in PvP.


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It's complicated, but you're right that you're not as well off as a true level 80 character. Your attributes are scaled up to what they would be if you were level 80 (916 in each attribute). The footing is perfectly even for this aspect. Your equipment is scaled up to have the same relationship to a level 80 character that it normally has to your level. So ...


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TL;DR : Guild Wars 2 isn't pay to win but pay to look pretty. You can indeed use real money to get in game gold, however the gear you can aquire with this gold has the same stats than lower priced gear with the same rarity. This come from the fact that stats on gear don't have random values but fixed values. Which means you can buy an exotic weapon for 1 ...


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The icon is saying that Smoke Screen can not be used underwater. It is actually a water drop with an X over it.


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From Guild Wars 2 Digital Strategy Guide: Even after reaching level 80, your hero learns more about him- or herself and about the world. Experience at that lofty height still goes onto your bar, eventually leading to new “levels” that grant free skill points. You won’t rise above the level cap, but these points let you learn new skills or buy ...


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When you identify a dye, what color you get is totally random and will not be affect by what color dyes you have already unlocked. If however you do get a color that you already have, the dye will say in red text: "You have already unlocked this dye!" You will NOT be able to accidentally unlock the dye again on an character that has already unlocked that ...


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Yes, you can. If you keep holding the left button of your mouse, you can hold your right button to make your character walk. Changing the view angle will make your character move to the pointed way. Tip: You can click R to enable auto-run.


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I've played this game on and off for over four years, and no longer have a single character that is below level 80. Once you get to that stage, you'll find that your drops are almost all level 80(ish) drops, which means that when you salvage them, you'll get only high-level (T5 & T6) materials. So the best way of getting lower-tier crafting materials (...


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You do not need a charter or to go to a special area, though you can create a guild by speaking to a Guild Registrar in a city. You will need to have 1 silver in order to create a guild. Then all you need to do is open the Guild window (G by default), choose a name (31 character limit) and guild tag (an abbreviation that will show up next to your character ...


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It sounds like you're coming from Guild Wars 1, where the behavior you're asking about was indeed implemented. However, these changes have not been carried over to Guild Wars 2. No, there is no way to auto-follow someone in GW2. The developers have stated that this is to help discourage botting and also to keep combat and moving through the game world ...


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As written in the Notes on the wiki you linked there is currently a bug with them: There are three variants of this scroll. One variant is from achievement chests and the other two are from the first and second birthday. While they stack with themselves, they cannot stack with each other. This sounds like what you are experiencing.


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You can view your FPS and Ping at the bottom of the first tab of the options window (F11).


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Overflow servers are created when the zone or world you're attempting to join is full. They're basically just another zone instance that's made. When you try to join a world/zone that's full, you will automatically be placed in an overflow server. You can earn XP and other rewards as normal on an overflow server, and it will consider you "in queue" for the "...


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Each class has a specific "F" skill, or multiple "F" skills. Some only have a single ability on F1, while others have 3 or 4 going up through F2, F3 and F4. These are unlocked at different levels, depending on the class, and in some cases depending on your current weapon/skill loadout (or pets when it comes to the ranger). Warrior - F1 only. Burst skills. ...


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Brian has some basic advice that you should try to follow first. If you are still doing poorly after the fact, it's nothing to be embarassed about since story scaling will pit you against equal skill mobs almost all the time. I remember having a hard time with my story as well from the point where I was trying to find my parents. Using skills effectively is ...


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Sounds like you need a Horadric Cube! While there isn't any direct upgrade path, if you place four runes into the mystic forge, you will indeed get a random higher level rune out of it.


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The key is used to open a door north of the Grey Road Waypoint in Dredgehaunt Cliffs, which starts the event Kill the imp lord to stop him from summoning more imps. The event is a battle against a Veteren Imp and small horde of Imps. After finishing the Event you'll be able to loot a chest, which will be located in the room behind the door. The door is ...


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The cost for resetting trait points in PvE is 5 copper per point. As such, the cost for resetting them at level 80 is 3 silver and 50 copper. It doesn't matter how many times you do it, that cost at cap will remain the same. Alternatively, your trait points reset when you use Training Manuals, so take advantage of the free reset when you buy a manual at ...


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If you're willing to buy exotic armor with karma, then indeed, the Mortal armor of Grenth sold in Temple of Grenth seems a good option. If you're looking for runes which cause condition damage, you can check them here. Another interesting dungeon armors with different attributes you could take a look: Flame Legion armor Condition Damage + Power + Vitality ...


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