Not So Secret

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Not So Secret

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Map of Not So Secret

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Not So Secret

Not So Secret is a jumping puzzle in Gendarran Fields with two routes. The first leads to the Not So Secret achievement and the other to a pair of Diving Goggles.

Getting there[edit]

The puzzle is at the Second Aetherblade Site, which is located south of
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Broadhollow Waypoint in Broadhollow Bluffs in Gendarran Fields. Use the jump pad to start the puzzle.

Tips[edit]

  • This puzzle requires the use of launch pads that fire every few seconds, launching any players on it up into the air. Take time to get used to how these work early on, as they are used repeatedly throughout the puzzle.
  • Zip pads fire every few seconds and send your character flying forward in whichever direction the character is facing. They are shaped like gears. Use these to traverse longer jumps normally impossible.
  • It is very easy to jump too far and fall off platforms, as several jumps in this puzzle are shorter than a full jump, and many times you are aiming for a thin landing point.
  • The early portions of the puzzle includes passages hidden by holographic walls. If you can't see a way forward, watch for shimmering cave walls.
  • To make it easier to survive your jump with the diving goggles, have a party member wait in the water below you and aim towards their location.

Shortcut[edit]

This method still works after the March 16, 2015 update.

Beneath the hull of the airship is a deep hole with water and a chest at the bottom. To the southwest of that well is a large green vertical pipe with rock jutting up beside it. It's possible to use the rock to get up to the ridge around that pipe, then jump over to the ridge around a nearby pipe (this is a long jump so you'll need a speed boost), then use a skill to get up onto the platform that has a single Aetherblade enemy on it (for line of sight teleports, you will need to be standing on the northwest side of the pipe edge, and target the closest bit of the raised platform). If you can do this, it lets you skip having to go through the ship to get to that platform. This avoids quite a bit of jumping.

Profession-specific tips
  • Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Lightning Flash can skip to the portion directly above the well.
  • Guardian tango icon 20px.png Judge's Intervention can skip to the portion directly above the well.
  • Thief tango icon 20px.png Infiltrator's Arrow or Shadowstep can skip to the portion directly above the well.
  • Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Blink can skip to the portion directly above the well. Portals can be used to avoid having to restart parts of the puzzle.
  • Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Summon Flesh Wurm can skip to the portion directly above the well. Spectral Walk can be used to "undo" a failed jump if used prior to jumping and then recalling in mid-air.
  • Engineer tango icon 20px.png Jump Shot cannot jump to the same spot as the above three, but can jump with the skill to the tip of the wing of the ship.

Walkthrough[edit]

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During Sky Pirates of Tyria[edit]

The first time a character opened the chest during this part of the Living Story, the chest yielded shoulder armor dependent on the character's armor type:

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Foes[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Unlike most chests found in the end of Jumping Puzzles, the chest at this Jumping puzzle drops two Masterwork, Rare, or Exotic pieces of equipment rather than one.

Trivia[edit]

  • The mysterious rock formation that holds the jumping puzzle first appeared with the Dragon Bash update; the puzzle itself was introduced with the Sky Pirates of Tyria update, but did not become available until July 1, 2013. The goggles in the secondary route are the 38th pair added since release.

Bugs[edit]

  • There was a bug that prevented the zip pads from working, this has been resolved. [1]
  • This chest does not respawn on your server immediately after the daily reset. If you want to claim the reward after a reset, you can guest to another world.
  • In the event of a server lag spike, launch pads may launch players shorter than its intended height, and zip lines may send players shorter than its intended length.
  1. ^ https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/support/bugs/Jump-Puzzle-Bugging-Out