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100% map complete bug. tryed it all[edit]

i currently have all poi's all 719..loged out says 100% complete, checked cheeb 100%..have title..iv tryed order of wispers in trinity..still no chest or star..when i did gointo order of wispers. i did recive a empty chest if that helps..

More Image Questions[edit]

Checking my list of needed images I came across some things I'm not sure what to do with. Let me first give 3 examples:

  • Risen Hand - Attacks things close and does many different effects. Sometimes player interaction causes normal Risen monsters to spawn. Found under a few slightly different names. Sometimes killing them is involved in Heart Quests. (This monster has some dead page links already.)
  • Risen Rotmouth - Poisons those players that get too close and spawns Risen. Found under different names. Sometimes killing them is involved in Heart Quests.
  • Corrupted Drake Egg - Does not attack but will sometimes spawn Risen Drakes and Hatchlings. Involved in Heart Quests.

The closest match already existing on the wiki I can find for these is Corrupted Ice Formation which is very similar to the Risen Hand. So my questions are:

  • Would all of these be considered "Objects" or "NPC" as far as what template to use?
  • If they are Objects do we need a new group for these objects? (Corrupted Ice Formation is listed as an Destructable object, which is a page that doesn't exist yet. Is this correct?)
  • In the case of the eggs, Do we want to try and make pages for these types of objects? They are very close to other various quest objects, roadblocks, lab tables and the like. These also may need their own group if we decide to make pages for all this stuff.

I think that covers my questions for now. Was just trying to get some advice before starting what may be a silly project. Yoe Dude 17:48, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

This question would be better on the object page or general formatting, but I'll just post here. These are all destructable objects, they just fight back. There hasn't been discussion about it yet and isn't handled with object infobox (which doesn't get much love). We know they are "destructable objects" because they display the same properties as passive destructable objects and they differ greatly from NPCs.
  1. They have the same yellow text indentifying them as objects.
  2. You can attack them from any range without getting invulnerability like with NPCs. Can abuse this to plink them down from safe spots.
  3. You cannot inflict conditions, only damage.
  4. They don't have an affiliation or race, so enemies can't heal or buff them.
  5. They don't heal automatically, I think certain Risen Rotmouths are a special case.
They use monster skills that inflict effects like any NPC would, like Risen Hands. I think the only difference is that we have a Skills section and name/ability when possible, nothing would be added to the infobox.--Relyk ~ talk > 19:16, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Today's update notes refer to these things as "gadgets". Unfortunately, that's also a skill type. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 21:28, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Poi, heart, and skill points missing[edit]

I have map completion on a character and now i can not see any hearts, poi, or skill points no longer on my map. Is there a key binding for it or hows does that work. I cant get my other toon to 100 % yet because i can not see what i dont have.

Open up the map and there is an option called legend I believe. There you can check mark to show things like hearts and pois. Psycho Robot (talk) 00:35, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Major Overhaul Needed[edit]

Hey guys, I plan on cleaning up this FAQ page a lot. In particular a lot of the questions are outdated. I plan on removing the questions that ask when is the game going to be released, and also cleaning up the section on how to submit a suggestion as posting a suggestion on the original guild wars wiki is NOT the right way to go right now. I was wondering if there was a way to add a warning on the page stating that the information is outdated and is planning to be updated soon. I would like to get multiple people to help me out with this, I want to make sure that before people buy the game the information provided is correct rather than outdated (like the PvP Section) Deyadissa (talk) 23:49, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Added the outdated notice. Have fun! —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 00:12, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
I noticed that you didn't rewrite any of the questions into present tense, leaving them in the future tense from before release (e.g. "What languages will be supported?" instead of "are supported"). I started editing to fix those, then got caught up in clarifying and consolidating stuff, and ended up only getting through the first two sections. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 03:30, 12 July 2014 (UTC)


The section "What is the fastest way to..." is really going beyond the purpose of an FAQ and should be split off into a guide of its own. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 14:56, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Ish, I believe one of your suggestions was the inspiration for this section. I feel the entire article is long enough to warrant using [[Template:Top]], but have not yet done so. What would ""splitting it off" look like? ~ 1Maven (talk) 15:32, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
Still no on that template.--Relyk ~ talk < 15:34, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
What would it look like? Uh... you remove the content from this article and put it on a new one. That's what it would look like.
On second thought, actually, that might fit better in Tips rather than being stand-alone. Because that's all it is, is giving people tips on how to do things faster. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 16:32, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
Although "What is the fastest way to..." questions are the most frequently asked in chat that I've noticed, the section has been moved to Tips as requested. ~ 1Maven (talk) 11:09, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Avoiding usage of first-person?[edit]

The FAQ could do with lack of first-person wording. While I believe that the article is trying to be reassuring for the reader's concerns, any author's experience ought to stay away from mainspace articles with potentially multiple authors/editors.

The following example uses first-person wording and could do with a rewrite:

"I like rated PvP, but I generally don't get a very high rating and tend to get harassed by elitists... how does the game handle this?"
"Rating is only visible to you and your friends, they could technically add you to friends list and wait an hour for the leaderboard to update but from my experience this has never happened to me or my friends."

The sentence begins with a "they could technically [...]" and ends with "from my experience [...] has never happened to me or my friends". Worst case scenario, since the question is worded with "tend to get harassed by elitists", this could mean that the harasser is actually stalking the ratings. I feel like the answer could be rephrased better, namely to answer the question of "how does the game handle this?" --BryghtShadow (talk) 14:08, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

I feel like that isn't a frequently asked question in the first place.--Relyk ~ talk < 14:12, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
If removing, the part about leaderboard could stay and be merged with the previous question of "Is there a rating system implemented in PvP?" --BryghtShadow (talk) 14:44, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
FAQ answers should never use first-person or any mention of experiential or anecdotal evidence. Questions can be first-person where necessary to give the proper context. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 14:50, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
To clarify my intention about merging the info about leaderboards into the "Is there a rating system" question, something like... "Yes, there is a rating system in both Structured PvP for tournaments and WvWvW. Your rating is only visible to you and your friends via the leaderboards, which publicly displays the top 1000 players." --BryghtShadow (talk) 15:03, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Different region play misinformation[edit]

There's error regarding other region play, i play on EU and i can't guest to NA servers, only available option are transfter -- 01:21, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Information Out-of-date[edit]

This page needs some updating. A lot has changed since inception. When I have time, I will try to add some current information. Inculpatus cedo (talk) 05:04, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Always appreciated, especially on pages like these which generally don't attract "veteran" players who would know appropriate answers to said questions. The forums and reddit may be good sources to see what's actually commonly asked. G R E E N E R 05:24, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
Well, I wasn't planning on changing the questions, just the out-of-date answers. Though, it was a question on the forums that brought me here. I was going to reference this page, or somewhere on the Wiki (or in the Knowledge Base), but there was no mention. =) Inculpatus cedo (talk) 05:43, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
Sure, sure! Perhaps I should go back and rephrase by saying "what's actually commonly answered"? ; ). Thank you, though, for both finding this page and realizing that there is out of date info. I believe there's more merch than from just SteelSeries; that new choya pin is just too cute. G R E E N E R 05:51, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
I am not versed enough in builds, but I think the section, 'I heard there are no tanks, healers, etc...' section should be rewritten with less bias. Inculpatus cedo (talk) 07:10, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
Don't know if anyone already edited that section but, if you or someone else is going to edit it maybe change: "I heard there are no healers or tanks in this game, is this true?" to Is it true that there are no healers or tanks in Guild Wars 2" and see if the answer can be shortened. Hirukaru (talk) 16:52, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

ArenaNet FAQ[edit]

The link to the 'ArenaNet FAQ' is no longer viable. Inculpatus cedo (talk) 19:13, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

I removed the link. Thanks for noticing! G R E E N E R 19:33, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Feedback 2018/06/13[edit]

All will there be, can be replaced with is there or are there. This because the game is released. only for things related to possible future content the will there be question can stay. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hirukaru (talk) at 22:30, 12 June 2018 (UTC).

Good idea. Go ahead and make the change. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 22:39, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
This article is currently featured on On Wiki of Gold, so if you do decide to make the changes, feel free to sign your name on Set 476 to earn some gold! --Idris (talk) 00:53, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
It was featured, seems like it is closed. Gold is not the most important thing, we should try and help each other right. I will sign my name, so people can see I did edit some things on it Hirukaru (talk) 17:03, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
It is not closed, it is still in the set 476. As long as it remains on the page and not in archive, you are good to contribute :) Sime (talk) 17:23, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, now I understand the system, I thought it was time based. Made some changes to make the layout more organized, changes small text (that talked like the game was still not released etc. and some other minor changes.

1 Guild Wars 2 and ArenaNet

1.1 The original Guild Wars

Maybe it is better to have it

1. Guild wars 2 and Arenanet

2. Original Guild Wars

Because in books and articles you would want to avoid a single sub chapter (if there would have been a 1.2 it would have been oké) and for trouble shooting I can understand a single sub chapter (even though troubleshooting can be a separate page all together at some point I guess. Hirukaru (talk) 16:46, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Feedback 2018/07/26[edit]

want to pay for guild pvp arena- LgoT simple pleasure, payment due after the 30 days was up 60 g for additional 30days. Where do I pay this? -- 03:18, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

You will not be able to find the answer to your question on the wiki. We document aspects of the game, not the offerings of individual guilds. See below. G R E E N E R 16:35, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
If I understand correctly, this player is looking for a link to the Custom Arena Time Token article. Dashface User Dashface.png 19:13, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
Ah, thank you! G R E E N E R 19:33, 27 July 2018 (UTC)