Guild Wars 2 Wiki:FAQ

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The wiki[edit]

When was this site created?
ArenaNet started Guild Wars 2 Wiki in December 2007 so that the community would have a place to document the information as it became available. Emily Diehl said, "[W]e'd like to make sure that you guys have a good place to put that stuff when you get it, without having to move it later."
Are devs going to be able to talk about Guild Wars 2 here?
Since the launch of Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet staff have released game status updates. Beyond this, dev contributions have been limited, mostly pertaining to translation and transliteration of material from other ArenaNet sources.
Is the wiki accessible from in-game?
Yes; the in-game command /wiki will open a wiki page in your default browser. For example, /wiki Warrior will switch focus to your browser and open a new window/tab to the Warrior page. In addition, an ArenaNet blog post has stated that there will be "a much tighter system for accessing and consuming wiki content. This will greatly reduce the need to continuously jump out of the game to access web sites for information." Specifics haven't been revealed.
Are the rules here like Guild Wars Wiki? Are the same people in charge?
No... and yes. The Guild Wars 2 Wiki community is a mix of the communities from Guild Wars Wiki, GuildWiki, other Guild Wars fansites, and people who have had no previous interest in the original Guild Wars. This has influenced some of the choices made here, but this is a new community.
This site's practices and processes are the standards used here and include some notable differences from the other wikis.
Someone already uses my old wiki account name! How can I get it back from this evil imposter?
Login information was shared between Guild Wars Wiki and Guild Wars 2 Wiki until March 2014. If you created an account on GWW before that date, you don't have to register again and you can login on this wiki with the same user login details. Accounts created after March 2014 will have to register again on this wiki.
How can I customise my wiki signature for talk pages?
Follow the instructions on Help:Signatures.
How can I rename a page?
You're looking for the "move" button. This button appears for autoconfirmed users (accounts with 10 or more edits that have been registered for at least 3 days) near to the edit page button.
Will there be a place on the wiki for me to add my guild?
No, at least not in the way this was done on Guild Wars Wiki. However, you are free to create an article for your guild within your user space.

The game[edit]

I have questions about Guild Wars 2.
See the FAQ for the game. If your question isn't answered there, you can search the wiki for a keyword of your question. If you still can't find an answer, ask on the official forums (also linked at the top left corner of the page) or on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit, and the respective communities should be able to help.