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Link to IRC

I was just wondering about putting the IRC channel somewhere, perhaps under the News section. Not the Official News section, but the Wiki News section. That being said, the current 6-blocked main page proposal would have it better suited under Wiki Community. Venom20 User Venom20-icon-0602-sm-black.png 05:31, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

How about a link to the official forum as well? 11:18, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
as far as I know that one is already being discussed and being implemented. --you like that don't you..The Holy Dragons 11:22, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

User Interface

Do you think we should add the User Interface (UI) to the Game mechanics section? Wobolo 20:48, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

speaking of interface... its probably to late since it beta soon to suggest and i'm not sure where it would be to put it... maybe some things in GW should work differently in GW2 the click to move i guess is gone, but i think maybe it would be nice if say you remove the trade button in your interface ppl couldn't walk up hit their trade button and make your trade box show up... or like unclicking all chat to not see it is nice... but why can you still type in all chat and everyone sees it but you don't (kinda sounds like an unwise combo in certain situations) really please move this to the suggestion page it belongs on maybe its how gw2 does work but maybe not could be a good idea for "online saftey" 09:46, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

you've come a long way, baby

Pages: 19,437
Content pages: 2,664
Uploaded files: 5,570
Edits: 195,398
Average edits per page: 10.05 User A F K When Needed Signature Icon.png A F K When Needed 21:17, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

New Main Page lay-out

Wow. The new main page lay-out looks awesome. Great job, guys. Pastafarian Hunter 16:16, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Indeed, although it's just a quick fix for now. The discussion is still going on on fine tweaking/tuning the page. Venom20 User Venom20-icon-0602-sm-black.png 16:52, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
News section is displayed incorrectly, it doesn't use the news template. Alfa-R User Alfa-R sig.png 16:57, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
And featured article should be replaced with a placeholder template. We should also find a good interim "featured article" before we set up the project. Aqua (T|C) 16:58, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
I actually think that the Movement of the World is a great candidate for the first featured article. Alfa-R User Alfa-R sig.png 17:09, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
I disagree. Featured articles are designed to showcase exceptional work on pages. Copy-paste is not exceptional work. Aqua (T|C) 17:20, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
The new Main Page look truly beautiful! Well done! Detom10 19:35, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
gj pushing the main page live even though people were not done discussing it. -User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 21:48, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
Sarcasm? Venom20 User Venom20-icon-0602-sm-black.png 21:55, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
did you read the discussion there?-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 22:01, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

I like the look of your monobook skin quite a bit, however, I feel it just looks a little off when viewing on the vector skin. Maybe if the side menu had a bit more spacing to it? You should really take a look at this however as when you make your eventual upgrade to MediaWiki 1.18 or 1.19 you will probably want to make Vector your default for everyone. Good job though and I look forward to contributing!--Cyns 18:35, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

(Reset indent) While I agree with Aqua on what the featured articles should be, I also agree that Movement of the World is a good placeholder for now. I don't know of any page that is close to being up to the standards of a featured article. While it is a copy-pasta it does give a good insight of the lore leading up to the beginning of GW2, which wouldn't be a bad thing to feature leading up to GW2 release until we have something else that meets whatever standards are set up. I do agree that once we get good articles going we shouldn't make a copy-pasta article the feature ever again. And Zesbeer, it was pushed live with the assumption that overall it was good but still needed discussion on minor tweaking. Why are you even fighting this when you were constantly the one rushing to get something done? User Mattsta Sig1.jpgUser Mattsta Sig2.jpg 22:15, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

its funny how miss understood i was about that hole thing i was fighting to get one design not for it to be pushed live there is a huge difference there. I always thought that they needed a lot of discussion before they went live but that step was skipped and that's what I have a problem with.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 22:25, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

This looks great, guys! One thing though... I kinda miss the GW2 logo with the profs bannered across the top... But with this new design, I don't think there's anywhere to put it. And besides, I think the front page looks much more organized and professional now. So... never mind I guess. Oh, and hi! I'm new here, but I've been a GW2 fan for a while xD (EDIT) sorry, I don't know how to add my name and the time at the end!--The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Thegingerdude (talk).

it was deiced after a long discussion that the logo and icons added nothing to the design so we removed them, along with the fact that the gw2 logo is seen on every page and was redundant.(the main logo at the top right) -User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 00:10, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
I understand. It makes sense; the logo was being overused a lot. Oh, and I think I figured out how to do the timestamp thing... -- 01:38, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
I just wanted to stop in and say awesome job with the new layout! Really like it! -Cirdan User cirdan signature.png 03:49, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
tl:dr but totally agree on an awesome job well-done! --User Karasu sig.png Karasu (talk) 10:14, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Awesome Job on the new Look...At first i was like... mehhhh not really easy to read... But it looks clear and i love the colours!User Sunny Storms sig.jpg Sunny Storms 11:58, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Love the new layout!--Nicky Two Thumbs 19:25, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. I really do appreciate all the work that went into this. User A F K When Needed Signature Icon.png A F K When Needed 23:39, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

On pushing live

This is a bit tangental and specifically to address Zesbeer's question of why this version was pushed live within 24 hours of proposal, vs the months of discussion of various other proposals. The main reason is that it's the first version since the previous Main Page that a significant group of people have asked to be pushed live (rather than just proposing for discussion and improvement) that hasn't had something seriously wrong with it. The version asked to be pushed live back in... What, January? Was broken at various resolutions. So that wasn't gonna happen. Since then, I have not been made aware of a version with widespread support to be pushed live until this one. I looked at it, it didn't seem to be broken, looked at the discussion on it, it was proposed as an interim improvement and had a bunch of agreement for that, and a post or 2 discussing improvements that could continue to be hammered out. With both this and previous apparent consensus that the Main Page has been in need of change for some time now, I pushed it live. It was not my intention in pushing it, and I am reasonably confident it was not Infinite's intention in proposing it for pushing, to cut short the discussion process; if anything, I expect people who have otherwise been unaware of editcopy discussions (however that could happen) to be galvanized by the sudden change and join with whatever their protests and/or praise. Which they already are. So hope that clears it up, and please, by all means, return to your regularly-scheduled editcopy discussions. - Tanetris 13:47, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Or this could be the trigger for us to all work in mainspace instead.
What? Technically it's possible. :P User A F K When Needed Signature Icon.png A F K When Needed 23:39, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

April Fool's

I don't get the joke. Felix Omni Signature.png 00:08, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

What joke? Venom20 User Venom20-icon-0602-sm-black.png 00:11, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
Someone failed to follow all of those main page design discussions, clearly. - Infinite - talk 00:12, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
I keep telling myself it's all an illusion.. User Karuro Sig.png Karuro 00:25, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
It's one of them meta-jokes. snogratUser Snograt signature.png 00:34, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
I don't get the joke either. \o/ --Lania User Lania Elderfire pinkribbon.jpg04:32, 01 April 2012 (UTC)
My usual ritual to check on what's going on is to head to RC and tab a whole bunch of pages. Things quickly became very chaotic. And lute-y. And the minstrel, I swear he's... moving... oh dear... Redshift 05:03, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
There's no joke this year :( Just a new feature incorporating the GW2 soundtrack into the wiki. All you can hear right now is the GW2 main theme. Thunderduck 05:22, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
@Thunderduck, Ahem: March 2012: State of the Game. Aqua (T|C) 16:43, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
i know it's only for 1 day but can't someone with a little text color talent change the white on white type so ppl can at lleast pretend to find the links? Apologies in Advance Rudhraighe 16:51, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

(Reset indent) There should be any white on white... unless you're referring to the edit copy news section, which will be changed back when AFD is over. Aqua (T|C) 17:58, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

front page as seen thru IE9 Rudhraighe 19:19, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
That's an issue on your end, it looks perfectly fine for me in IE9. poke | talk 19:18, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
Found your issue: you're using Internet Explorer. A common fix is to download Firefox (Google Chrome works as well). Thunderduck 21:46, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
Oh hai Aqua, didn't see your reply earlier. I know about the TOTALLY FOR REALS state of the game - I was just keeping with the spirit of taking it seriously for the day, and implying not only that the minstrel music was a new feature, but that his song was the new GW2 main theme. I guess it was a little too convoluted (allthough I prefer "too subtle" :P). Thunderduck 21:50, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

(Reset indent) There is a joke in the page somewhere. You just have to find it --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

So guys, turns out it's not funny if you have NoScript running. Now I get it. Felix Omni Signature.png 01:39, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
That's funny, I said the same thing last night on IRC (gw2w channel). Venom20 User Venom20-icon-0602-sm-black.png 02:02, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
Line: 12 Error: Object doesn't support property or method 'play' Rudhraighe 02:55, 2 April 2012 (UTC)


I hereby cast my vote for the minstrel to become our new official mascot, permanently replacing the twogon logo. --zeeZUser ZeeZ Sig.png (talk) 21:50, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Seconded. poke | talk 22:06, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
Third...ed? I believe once it's been seconded we can move to a vote, but then again this isn't the Senate... Thunderduck 03:21, 2 April 2012 (UTC)


I don't know if there's a way to feedback you so I'm going to do it here: Thanks so much for this wiki! It's clear, well-written, well-designed and very beautiful, I wish I could also tell GW2 developers that so far the info is getting me very excited about the game as a whole and I just love it. Hope they don't add OP stuff in the game's microtransaction though... :) --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).


According to, the preorder release date for Guild Wars 2 to is set for June 26, 2012. Have the gods finally answered our prayers? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jawby (talk • contribs) at 23:49, 4 April 2012 (UTC).

Unlikely. --ஸ Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig2.png 01:36, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
Gamestop is notorious for setting up a "release" date, it's generally something their systems apparently need. If it's from gamestop, it's generally unreliable. Venom20 User Venom20-icon-0602-sm-black.png 01:39, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
@venom i was just commenting about this with my friens on vent you sir are correct.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 01:44, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, Amazon put the release date at 2013. I would punish someone.... XD Kormon Balser User Kormon Balser Tango-dervish-icon-small.png 01:50, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
Media Markt employee insisted it'd be 3rd of july, even after I kept saying no release date was known. 13:01, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
I'll take August 28th, 2012 for $59.99 Alex. PixelMatt 14:29, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
Man, I'd hate to be a Gamestop employee when those release date signs went up. Kenrid 04:57, 1 July 2012 (UTC)


Currency under gear and inventory might need an edit to the 5 currencies known. 12:24, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

I agree. The currency section of the main page only lists 2 of the 5 currencies, coin and karma. Glory is listed under PvP, but there is no where on the Main Page that lists Gems or Influence. These two should be added, and maybe glory moved under currency? ~Ao Allusir 14:37, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

'Allo--the Main Page is back in talks to be revamped, and the current copy has changed Currency to Trading. Coin, karma, glory, influence, and gems are all present, and their positions can certainly be recommended to be changed again; the greater discussion has sort of pre-empted much of the fine-tuning for now. Redshift 15:51, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Titles vs. Hall of Monuments titles

do we need both? -- 21:09, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Main_Page/editcopy This is what gets updated for changes to the main page. It already has just the titles on that version of the main page. User Mattsta Sig1.jpgUser Mattsta Sig2.jpg 21:39, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

digital vs physical copies

I know there are 3 versions of the digital copies, but what about the physical version? I can find info on the collectors edition and on the non-collectors edition. Is there a 3rd version? 2nd question: The physical copy (non-collectors edition) is that the same as digital edition or the digital deluxe edition? Mainly I want to know about the extras that you get with the digital deluxe edition (things like Summon Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill, Rytlock Miniature, Golem Banker, Chalice of Glory, Tome of Influence). do I get those with the non-collectors edition (physical copy) of the game? Varuuth 14:00, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

There are 2 digital versions, the standard one and the digital deluxe. Beside those there are also 2 physical versions, the standard and the collectors edition. You can see the digital deluxe edition as the digital collectors edition, only without the physical extra's. You can find the extra's for each edition on the official purchase site: [1]. -- Cyan User Cyan Light sig.jpg 14:30, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
To help clarify your 2nd question. The Standard Physical Edition is exactly the same as the Digital Edition both in price and the extras you get. This came in over twitter last night, "For those of you asking, yes you will be able to upgrade from standard to Digital Deluxe, it will be linked within your account! ^AT". And just found out it is in the faq "Can I upgrade from a physical Standard Edition copy to Digital Deluxe? Yes, we will provide an upgrade path if you have Standard Edition and wish to upgrade to Digital Deluxe. We will release more information on this in the future." So if you want to pre-purchase the standard physical edition, you will most likely be able to pay the $20 extra (Standard is $60 and Digital Deluxe is $80) later on to upgrade and get the additional in-game extras. User Mattsta Sig1.jpgUser Mattsta Sig2.jpg 16:19, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

microtransactions stub

should we create a stub or page for these? 19:44, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Reintroducing class images on front page

Can we please re-add the collection of professions like we had it before? It was a nice, quick and conveniant way of accessing a profession. -User Mikkelet Eme.jpgikkelet 22:24, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

in the LONG discussion for the redesign of the main page, they were deemed useless and thus removed there is a new proposal, that i am sure people would love to hear your feed back. -User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 00:00, 3 May 2012 (UTC)


I think the dodge page should be added as a sub-section of combat here on the main page as it is unarguably a combat mechanic. LeonardMcCoy 08:09, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

It's a mechanic, but the three points currently listed are role archetypes. Unless you can make a meaningful difference in a fight by rolling around on the ground the whole time, it doesn't belong. Felix Omni Signature.png 08:14, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
I guess that makes sense. Thanks for the explanation. LeonardMcCoy 10:46, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
No problem. I also just noticed that Game mechanics is linked right above the Combat section and dodge is included there. Felix Omni Signature.png 21:59, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Transmutation Stones

The transmutations stones link on this page takes you to transmutation, requiring a second click to get to transmutations stones. I'd suggest either naming the link here 'Transmutation', or pointing it directly to transmutation stones. The current state is misleading/confusing 02:34, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Good catch. I've changed the link to point directly to the stones article because it provides more information. Felix Omni Signature.png 17:00, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Suggestions for new standards for city pages.

Hey - I thought it would be great if we had a section in the infobox with Races in the city, and languages spoken in the city. I would also like it to be a standard to have a section of Notable Characters in each city page. What do you think? TheFrageN 23:24, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

This should be posted in the Guild Wars 2 Wiki talk:Community portal also from the last weekend beta event i did not hear anyone speak in another language.- User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 23:38, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Should Biography be on the front page?

Is there a reason why Biography should not be on the front page? Rudhraighe 02:07, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

add it to the edit copy.- User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 05:46, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

New Blog

There's a new blog up about how things in the Guild Wars 2 world are named. ~Ao Allusir 19:40, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

thanks that should be posted here: Template:News- User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 19:45, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Recent updates vs news

I would like to propose adding a section that makes more prominent recent certain types of "changes" to GW2. The News section is specifically for tracking three (and only three) recent official (or near-official) posts, but there are other bits of critical information that are lost in the clutter. For example these changes will soon be lost, but they are still useful to people who don't have RSS feeds and might only visit 1-2x/fortnight:

  • The reason there's no BWE scheduled...yet (popularity of pre-purchase → overloaded home worlds → ANet must complete deployment of new hardware).
  • The new formalized process for reserving names.

We could also include in this section important links: social presence (GW2@Facebook/Twitter are important sources of news, the BWE FAQ for people having trouble getting started, and the BWE Forum (with a note about it being closed outside of events).

Or, instead of using the main page's limited real estate, we could add a note at the bottom of {{news}} or an infobox at the top of News. The point is to give more weight to certain types of recent updates because they have a practical importance (e.g. reserving names) or otherwise might get lost (e.g. link to Facebook/Twitter). – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 02:39, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

I agree that something needs to be done. News articles that have direct gameplay implications like name reservations should have higher "importance" so that people can easily see it longer. I'd personally rather see something on the main page since the news page has like 1/12th of the view counts as the main page. --Lania User Lania Elderfire pinkribbon.jpg05:51, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Guild Wars 2 Wiki error

So, I don't know where exactly are wiki errors reported, so apologies if I'm doing this wrong, but I've been getting this error a couple of times since yesterday's site re-design. This is what the error says: Set $wgShowExceptionDetails = true; at the bottom of LocalSettings.php to show detailed debugging information. KQ My Talk 08:51, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

And here's the screenshot of it. KQ My Talk 09:00, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
known issue [2] - User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 09:01, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
Known and unresolved issue. Keeps happening and it's frustrating. Caused some conflicts and loss of edits made to me. Mediggo 09:04, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
for me the problems started when the fr and de Wikis went live. I'll add that to the section. -- aspectacle User Aspectacle.png 14:54, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Wonked out news system

I don't know if anyone else is having this happen, but the news tab is reverted clean back to the eighth, anyone else having this. 00:56, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Yeah that should be right. The last piece of news that was on there was when the BWE2 went live, and now that it's no longer live, it's no longer news. --Xu Davella 00:59, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
No, last I saw, it was changed to "BWE2 is now over." Also, by that logic, news from the eighth is less news than the BWE being over. 01:14, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
That wasn't official news, though. It was merely a reminder that a BWE was ongoing. It was removed because it ended. - Infinite - talk 01:28, 15 June 2012 (UTC)


Plural for armor is armor, not armors. Just on the title page. Also, it should be listed intuitively; weapons above armor. --Xu Davella 12:40, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Changed to "armor". I'm not sure why weapons>armor is more intuitive, so I'll leave that as a proposal instead of changing it myself. (You could change Main Page/editcopy to match the proposal.) pling User Pling sig.png 21:30, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
Weapons and weapon skills affect playstyle and builds most. Mediggo 06:42, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
The Plural of armour is armour unless meaning more than one type of armour. Like fish: 10 trout and no salmon there are some fish. 10 trout and 10 salmon, there are some fishes. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Guild Wars 2 Emotes

Me and a friend found this bug while playing Guild Wars 2 [3]

I was thinking what people would think about these being added to the game. I think it would bring a lot of fun to the game to be able to mess around with silly emotes such as this and would just improve the overall enjoyment of the game. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Sharpy (talk).

For suggestions, please submit them to the appropriate section on Feedback:Guild Wars 2 suggestions. - Infinite - talk 17:17, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

PDT Clock Request

Since all of the official timings are quoted in PDT it would be really helpful if there was a PDT clock next to the UTC one at the top of the page. Seren 20:05, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

they typically also have the UTC time next to it as well...(or GMT, but for the sake of argument GMT and UTC are the same thing unless you need the correct time down to the n'th degree). 00:24, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Suggestion for location addition

One thing I keep running across that I wish there was a quick link for on the front page, is a link to exploreable zones. Plains of Ashford, Queensdale, etc. What do you think of adding Explorable zones under the location heading. It would get you quickly to a list of all the exploreable zones. Kenrid 05:07, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

add it to the edit copy that's what it is there for.- User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 20:30, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Release date

Just wondering if it would be a good idea to have the release date more prominently on the main page? It's the biggest news we've got on site. --Xu Davella 01:02, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

yea its big news but I think anyone who wants to get the game would have already bought it and played during the beta events, also if you are coming to the wiki its more then likely that you have already been to and or know about the release date already.- User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 02:13, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

User Guilds list

Anyone knows if anyone created categories, templates, example guild and similar stuff for user guilds yet? -- Sagi User Sagittario Asura symbol.png 07:17, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

It's been decided that, unlike GW1W, this wiki will not provide any standard model for guilds, including a dedicated namespace for them. However, users can still create pages for their guilds in their own userspace, and if anyone feels like creating templates for those pages, they can be categorized under Category:User templates. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 14:49, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
It's a pity, but I see why. Thanks for answer -- Sagi User Sagittario Asura symbol.png 07:17, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

PvP>WvW>Personell Upgrades

My OCD is tinging. This links to the wrong section, sort of. It links to the page, but not the sub-category. If someone with permission could change it to link to "" that'd be nice.

Since that's all on one article, it would make more sense to just condense the two links into one. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 15:54, 11 July 2012 (UTC)


moved to User talk:Mcicy

Someone forgot to give it a transparency. When you download the client and slap it someone on your computer, you can see it has a white background when you hover over it. It is dreadfully noticeable when adding it to a quick launch bar if it is a dark background. I'm still using the first client so maybe anet fixed it during later beta versions (dunno why you would have to download the client again though). In my version, it looks sloppy. 12:07, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

This is completely irrelevant to the wiki. However, to compromise your effort of posting this comment; the game client icon has an aesthetically pleasing white-ish glowing background. This is intended and not "sloppy." - Infinite - talk 14:23, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
I did not mean to upset you or insult anet. I meant well with the comment. That white glow is not aesthetically pleasing (seeing how it is subjective) hence the comment. It is distracting from the logo since the glow overpowers it. Can't tell it is a "2" in the quick launch...looks like a pink blob so I brought it to anet's attention and did not know where to address it. Keep in mind that I am addressing the smaller icon in the quick launch bar since it is small (losing detail) and the glow is always showing - that is why I said sloppy because that glow is not part of the logo. Awesome game anet. Job well done. 11:16, 28 July 2012 (UTC)
Your issue is related to the game client and not GW2Wiki. None of the people responsibile of aesthetical designs of the game or its assets visit this particular talk page (or it's reasonable to not expect them to) and as such you are more likely to meet people with similiar issues at the official forums, not this wiki. Mediggo 12:33, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

Post Beta Edition

Don't know where I put this, but just noticed that Arenanet just came out w/ this -- Thon GhulUser Thon Ghul Signature1.png 17:38, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Added here. -- User Sig.png 08:44, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Click To Move option

moved to User talk:


On the Guild Wars 2 Main Page there is now a countdown timer for when the 3-day head start, starts. Is there any way there could be some kind of small timer on the Main Page, across the top or something? ~ Allusir User Ao Allusir PhD Logo.png 11:43, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

I don't know about putting it up there, but it would look something like This, I got the Code worked out. Not difficult, very simple >_>, -- Thon GhulUser Thon Ghul Signature1.png 19:59, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
@thon ghul you seem to have broken your page...- User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 20:45, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Better now?, I knew that image had been messing up my page >_> -- Thon GhulUser Thon Ghul Signature1.png 20:51, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
nope it might be because i am viewing it in aurora but the nav and everything is squished together.- User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 21:55, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, that must be it, I'll try to make the sandbox a bit more browser friendly. But it looks fine to me atm. ....K Made the adjustments, should stretch better to the browser. -- Thon GhulUser Thon Ghul Signature1.png 22:01, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

August 12 Stress Test

Facebook page just updated with a new stress test Sunday, August 12 from 11:00 AM PACIFIC Time to 12:00 Noon PACIFIC Time. CrowBlackbird 03:02, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Did I read this correctly? A single hour? — Gnarf ~ El Psy Congroo ~ 07:12, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Quick access to the professions?

I like it a lot back when the professions were "statued" on the front page. Is there any chance for that we can have that back? Or atleast make a tab under "Game Basics" called professions, instead of a detour to "professions? User Mikkelet Eme.jpgikkelet 22:48, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

I second that. Users should not have to scour around to get directly to a profession's page. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 15:01, 29 August 2012 (UTC).

New Link Format

First of all, sorry if this is not the right place to post it, but i couldn't figure out where this belongs. I happened to come across this site, GW2DB. For anyone familiar with Wowhead or other WoW sites, this site and it's links are the equivalent of Wowhead. It's an item and skill database and, most importantly, hovering over a link at (or based on) the site presents the item's/skill's in-game tooltip. This is very useful and I think we should look into implementing it.--Xhosant 08:53, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

We are fully aware of the GW2DB (see List of fansites), but the wiki can not allow documentation from third-party sources. In this case we must work independently and can not use the database as a source for any information. - Infinite - talk 09:26, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
He's not suggesting we copy GW2DB's data, merely that we copy the idea of popups when hovering links to skills/items. However, that would be very complicated to do right now - it'll be easier with SMW - so don't expect it to happen anytime soon. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 13:02, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
My bad, it draws the wiki's own tooltip, and here's how, hand in hand with this. Will it be easy to implement? I'm no wiki programmer to tell...--Xhosant 15:37, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
Their implementation is a lot more complicated than that one template. It involves multiple templates, some Javascript, and a couple custom extensions. We could probably adapt it to this wiki, but first we'd have to get them to release the extension code, which I wouldn't expect them to do willingly.
Once we get SMW (still no idea when that will happen), I'm pretty sure I can set something up without any extra extensions. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 16:18, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
Great, do just that. Depending on how long it takes, i just might get the knowledge to help in the meantime.--Xhosant 20:18, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Semantic MediaWiki

Have you guys explored the possibility of installing the Semantic MediaWiki plugin for mediawiki. I think the guild wars 2 wiki would be an excellent candidate for its functionality. For those unaware, it essentially enables you to tag information in your articles with certain attributes, enabling a user to do a query to produce a list of all pages that have that attribute.

An example might be a page about a specific zone you could tag the zone as [[has mineral::Iron]]. A user could then use a simple query to automatically create a list of all the pages that have the "has mineral" tag with Iron as its attribute, essentially creating a list of zones where you can find Iron.

I am probably not very good at describing this, so you should head over to their page for a better explanation and examples.--Cyns 19:02, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Yep, it's going to be installed along with MW 1.19, but the ANet guys are having a bit of trouble with them. Check out Guild Wars 2 Wiki talk:Requests for technical administration#Semantic MediaWiki and User talk:Stephane Lo Presti#wiki updgrade/SMW. pling User Pling sig.png 20:41, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, good to know! I'm new here ;)--Cyns 21:13, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
A new user with a working knowledge of Semantic MediaWiki? Quick, grab it before it gets away! (Welcome, Cyns ;)) — snogratUser Snograt signature.png 21:58, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Mystic forge

The mystic forge should be listed somewhere on the main page under items. It is a very important part of the game. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).


It looks lonely being the only one there that isn't a link... --Lustre Of Havoc 19:15, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Any suggestions on what to link to? -- User Sig.png 03:32, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Not satisfied

moved to Guild Wars 2 Wiki talk:Community portal#Item icons


moved to Talk:Inscription#Inscriptions

Interactive Maps?

I didn't know where else to put this idea, so if there is a better spot, please move it. I was thinking that we could make the maps of areas interactive on the wiki. I noticed that it was helpful with some of the Guild Wars maps like the one that i linked. Maybe we could do this for some/all of the GW2 maps? Darkshine 14:02, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

This has already been proposed, we're waiting on the installation of Semantic MediaWiki and Semantic Maps in order to leverage the features of those extensions. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 15:11, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
Okay thank you. I haven't been up on the Meiawiki/Semantic stuff, so sorry about that. I'm looking forward to that update. Thanks again on letting me know. Darkshine 15:40, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Portal for out-of-game topics?

The wiki seems to be missing (or just not presenting) a set of pages that are more about the out-of-game aspects, such as the product editions, account features and add-ons, multiple accounts and multiboxing, etc. Basically information that would be relevant to someone who is interested in GW2 but not yet purchased/played it, so that they have a better understanding of the game's business model and how it might impact gameplay or the in-game economy. Currently I can only find technical articles about system requirements and the like. If someone could expand on the topics I mentioned or point me to where this information is, that would be much appreciated. 19:15, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

We don't have a portal page yet for that kind of content. If anything, they'll be most likely be placed into Category:Guild Wars 2. -- User Sig.png 06:13, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Wiki Ads

What's with the ads suddenly all over the wiki? Any chance we can change the ads text color so they look less like a link? They're kind of annoying when they pull in on important words that could actually link to another page until you find out that they don't. >.> -- Magic User Magic Icon.jpg Talk 05:10, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

The wiki has no ads. If you're seeing ads, either the page has been vandalized, or your web browser is infected and you should probably run some sort of virus/spyware scanner. - Tanetris 06:44, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Not posted daily

Could we please have the "posted daily" parenthesis after Game Updates removed as it isn't posted daily anymore?{{subst:User:Manassas/sig}} 07:54, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

Wiki and Patch client being used as marketing tool... to people already own the game.

Why is there no information in the news section of the front page about a change in WvW where the worlds would enter a weekly match-up? GW2-wiki and the patch client are being used as marketing tools in a subtle way to people who already own the game! Traumatized much about The Old Republic sinking? Paranoid much it just might happen to GW2? Yeah, yeah, we already know how GREAT the game is, but do you have to shove it down our throats how great it is? Be careful, we might just puke it all out.[[File:Engineer tango icon 20px.png]] 18:35, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

your point? - Yandere Talk to me... 18:51, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
Handily enough, a post on WvW just went up, so relevant link added. Bear in mind the news section, like the rest of the wiki, is edited strictly by the community, not Anet, so if you see a missing announcement, feel free to add it. - Tanetris 19:52, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for providing the link to the news section. I knew about the 2 week long WvW match-up, but I only heard people saying it won't start soon and we got 2 weeks or so to prepare. Then this comes up. What world/servers are the developers and the staff of Guild Wars 2 playing on? (for that matter, I move to ban employees of Guild Wars 2 from joining WvW or atleast randomize their account home server in the spirit of fair play and to prevent favoritism of worlds). When will the 2 week long matches start? Are they going to announce it 10 minutes before 2 week matches start?Engineer tango icon 20px.png Grenade Kit.png Bomb Kit.png 12:55, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
Forum post. poke | talk 14:33, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Trading additions

Can we move Karma from PVE to Trading? Can we add Token to the trading section? --Philoponeria 14:22, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

These kind of things are noramally discussedn the Talk:Main Page/editcopy.
I did a proposal to overhaul the whole Gear and equipment section, which would link the Currency article right under trading. Parhaps this is something you can get behind. - Yandere Talk to me... 14:32, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

upgrade components

needs to go on main page--Relyk 07:25, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Orichalcum Veins and Ancient Nodes

Hello, I belive that there should be an link to locate the spots of the nodes in all the areas that they are located at. Such as in "Guild Wars", "Nicholas the Traveler" was an guy that was randomly spwned and located in an varity of the world. Orichalcum Veins and Ancient Tree nodes are randomly spwned throughout the areas of "Cursed Shore", "Malchor's Leap", "Frostgorge Sound" and "Eternal Battlegrounds". Pandora Finder 21:50, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

That's already done for Orichalcum Vein. Nodes are listed in each area, not useful if you want a list of nodes for a given zone, but it's there if it's been added. Given the placement of nodes changes per server, you can't be more specific than that.--Relyk 22:33, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Mystic Forge link

Please add a link to Mystic Forge under the crafting section. It's an important aspect of crafting that's not accounted for.Strill 00:00, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

That definitely makes sense, and the Gear section is a bit empty anyway compared to the Game Basics section. I'll go add it. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 00:32, 19 October 2012 (UTC)
Good catch. I don't use that thing so I just didn't thought of it at the time. :P
But that sound definitly like front page material. - Yandere Talk to me... 07:08, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Special events link

We should add a link to a special event page, from where it is possible to browse to all special events. This page could be like the one in the GW1 wiki: . The current Special Event page is about the achievement, so we might have to rename that one, or make a new name for the new page.Shol 11:51, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

I agree, I think this is a great idea :-), please add this to the from page like GW1
I found the page it should be linking to: Holiday event. Is this a good name? Because I don't know if "Talk like a pirate day" and "April fool's day" are really holidays.Shol 01:16, 26 October 2012 (PDT)
For the time being, with there being only one such event, I think it suffices to include a "list of" on the page and make the achievements a section. If and when this becomes unwieldy we can decide how to separate them. 19:17, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Featured Article

Shouldn't the feature article rotate or at least change every once in a while? For as far as I can remember it has been on Hall of Monuments rewards since the beginning. For example since it's the Halloween event now it would be logical if the Halloween 2012 or Shadow of the Mad King page is the featured article. 08Ray 04:53, 26 October 2012 (PDT)

Featured or not, current festival info should always be linked from the main page. Please get on this someone. 12:46, 26 October 2012 (PDT)
[4]- User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 20:12, 26 October 2012 (PDT)

Account Creation

On trying to create an account, I receive a redirect to an empty page with the message "Could not open socket". Is this recent? - 17:04, 28 October 2012 (PDT)

Known bug. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 17:38, 28 October 2012 (PDT)
Confirmed to be fixed. - Dvorak 00:37, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Other languages (security note): If I go to Español, Isn't THIS wiki. It's another wiki! I need another password. I write my actual password (ups!) there: fail. I think so better read "Other wikis" where say "Other languages" here (more secure). --Kinesfera 13:44, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

While the wiki understands the confusion, the "other languages" wikis are all official wikis, which is why it reads "other languages" instead of "other wikis." If we rename it to "other wikis," users may assume we affiliate with fanwikis.
The reason why the accounts aren't shared with the other-langauge official wikis is because they were added later, adopting promising fanwikis (and then turning into official ones). These wikis already had their user databases and logs, so merging them would be detrimental for those wikis.
In short, we shouldn't change the header of that section, but we can't offer a compromise on having to create separate accounts for the other official wikis.
If it is of any consolation, GWW and GW2W still share accounts. AFAIK there are no plans to change that. - Infinite - talk 14:33, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

prefix/suffix classification

I keep wanting to look for a page that describes the various prefixes and suffixes like "Knight's Coat" or "... of the Cleric" and such so I can more easily find a combination of the primary and secondary attributes I want between various pieces of equipment. Does a page like this exist, and if not, does it warrant one? And if it does, would certain unique stat distributions be included on that page? -- e.g. Ascalonian Catacombs armor has power (primary)/toughness/vitality, a combination you can't find on standard prefix/suffixes (in PVE, anyway). tanpopo 02:33, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Item nomenclature. There are quite a number of redirects that point to it, so I'm surprised you hadn't found it yet. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 02:43, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
I'm a fairly average user and I've -never- seen that page. I think the problem is that an average person that's looking for these pages isn't going to naturally going to figure that "Attribute combinations|item nomenclature" is what they should be searching for, i.e. "nomenclature" isn't a word most people often use in daily life and might be hard-pressed to apply correctly to this scenario. They'd be more likely to look up an item with the prefix they want and work backwards from there, assuming they can't directly find what they want. Also, any redirects to that page are pretty inconsistent. For example, try finding any link from the nomenclature page that actually leads back. The page for for Condition Damage links back, but not Vitality. Affix redirects (which I only found using a site-focused Google search for 'Attribute combinations|item nomenclature'), but not suffix or prefix. Malign redirects, but not Cleric or Knight. 05:08, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
So just add them missing ones. Problem solved. -- User Sig.png 08:33, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
Adding the missing redirects wouldn't hurt, but personally, when I started researching endgame equipment options, I didn't realize that all the options were derivatives of named prefixes/suffixes, so it didn't occur to me to search for those. There's quite a bit of equipment in the game that follows the prefix patterns but doesn't actually use the prefixes in the names (dungeon rewards, unique drops, jewelry...), and also a lot of adjectives that appear in item names that aren't actually connected to the stats (e.g. "krytan" or "orrian"), and with the stat combinations being fairly complicated, I just didn't realize that each combination had a proper name. It took me days, and a fairly remarkable stroke of luck, before I found the page I was looking for.
Even if every single prefix and suffix in the entire game were to redirect to Item nomenclature (which isn't even close to true at the moment), that's only one logical path to finding it; that does not qualify it as easy to find. I'd like to see a lot more links to it from pages about related concepts (I added several just yesterday, but there's probably a still lot more places where links would be helpful). --Felbryn 22:13, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
Feel free to improve on the structure or the content of Item nomeclature page, perhaps adding a section on what's not a standard item prefix. Or to introduce what you think are more paths to find the prefix information. -- User Sig.png 02:54, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Big news: account restoration system announced

Account Restoration -- should be linked from the main page. 21:42, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Flame and Frost: Prelude I think the Flame and Frost event should be more there instead of WvWvW 00:13, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

How do we put a big: All Servers Down - Not Announced on ANet's own Website! Message here? Illiander 08:18, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Do they normally announce scheduled server maintenance on their main news feed? They announced it in-game, and I'm pretty sure I saw something about it on their forums, too. Estimated downtime was 4 hours. --Felbryn 08:50, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
It is actually on their own website as well... Fail :P And the servers are already back up again, took them about two hours less than expected so be grateful ;) — 08RayGame bug.png 10:39, 13 February 2013 (UTC)