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#1 sqwertty278448

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

How do you get points to spend on weapon skills?
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Are there attribute points in this game? like points to spend on thing like attack, hp, etc.

#2 Valkaire

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:46 PM

Weapon skills are unlocked by killing things. The more you kill with that weapon equipped, the more progress you get towards unlocking the skills for that weapon. Sounds like a bit of a grind but it's actually pretty fast, especially if you pick up a new weapon in later levels.

You have basic attributes such as Power, vitality, precision, toughness, etc which cannot be changed directly but you can pretty much pick and choose which stats you want with your gear. There are a multitude of gear types (rampager's, shaman's, cleric's, carrion, berserker's, etc.) throughout the game with a different stat mix.

Added to gear stats you also have 5 trait trees which will give you an extra way to customize your playstyle and a way to further customize your stats. The trees and exact bonuses vary per profession so it's something you should probably research a bit :P

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

few more questions.....

What is crafting and how do you craft?

How do you change what skills you have in the skill bar?

What are trait trees and how do you unlock traits in them?

What do you get each time you level up?

thanks for the help, i am a total noob :D

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

Considering the amount of questions you have, I'd suggest checking out the wiki: http://wiki.guildwar.../wiki/Main_Page

Just search whatever you need info about (eg. crafting or traits) and it should tell you everything you need to know instantly so you don't have to wait around for people to reply here!

#5 Daenerys

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:10 AM

View Postsqwertty278448, on 10 November 2012 - 06:30 PM, said:

few more questions.....

What is crafting and how do you craft?

How do you change what skills you have in the skill bar?

What are trait trees and how do you unlock traits in them?

What do you get each time you level up?

thanks for the help, i am a total noob :D

1. Crafting is, well, crafting. Crafting is where you make various items that can be used in the game. There are eight crafting disciplines, each of which make different types of items. All the information on crafting you will need is available here on the Wiki.

2. There are two types of skills. Skills on the left (1-5) are based on what weapons you have equipped, and the only way to change those five skills is to equip different weapons (double click on them in your inventory, or open your Hero panel and drag the weapon to whichever slot you'd like it!). Skills on the right side of your HP circle are called Utility skills. You can get more utility skills by opening your Hero panel, going to the second tab on the left side, clicking the Slot Skills tab and browsing the skills available. You need Skill Points to buy Utility Skills. You earn 1 skill point each time you level up (I think that starts at Level 5). Once you buy Utility Skills and are above level 5, you will be able to click a small Up arrow above a utility slot and select which skill you'd like to equip there.

3. Traits affect your stats and can unlock various buffs and bonuses for your character. Each profession has five trait trees specific to its profession, but the basic stats are all covered (although in a variety of ways). You can put up to 30 Trait Points into one trait tree, and you can have up to 70 total trait points to use as you wish. You unlock trait bonuses every 5 points you put into a tree. When you have 5, 15, and 25 points in a trait line you get automatic and self-assigned bonuses that you cannot change. When you have 10, 20 and 30 points in a trait line you can select a bonus out of a few options. Information on traits is available here.

4. When you level up before level 5, you don't get anything. When you hit level 5 you get one skill point, then you earn one skill point for each level you reach after that. You will earn your first trait point when you reach level 11, then you earn one trait point for each level after that.

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#6 Mystika

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:24 AM

You also get skill points by completing skill challenges....some of which are quite challenging to do.

#7 sqwertty278448

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

One last question :D
Can you level up, or improve items such as swords, axes, bows, etc? And if you can, how?

thanks for the help :)

#8 Valkaire

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

Weapons don't level up with you. You either find them, buy them or earn them from your personal story while you level up.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

View PostValkaire, on 11 November 2012 - 05:55 PM, said:

Weapons don't level up with you. You either find them, buy them or earn them from your personal story while you level up.

I know that, i mean can you improve, or add buffs to weapons?? Like can you do anything to improve quality of a weapon wihout buying a new weapon

#10 JasmineMcCoy

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

Or craft them. You can also upgrade a weapon with a sigil.

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View Postsqwertty278448, on 11 November 2012 - 06:18 PM, said:

I know that, i mean can you improve, or add buffs to weapons?? Like can you do anything to improve quality of a weapon wihout buying a new weapon
no.

Edited by JasmineMcCoy, 11 November 2012 - 06:21 PM.


#11 VanderBeltLegacy

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:41 PM

View Postsqwertty278448, on 11 November 2012 - 06:18 PM, said:

I know that, i mean can you improve, or add buffs to weapons?? Like can you do anything to improve quality of a weapon wihout buying a new weapon
kind of, you add runes etc to them, like "+5% damage against Krait", "cause bleeding with critical hits", etc. which are salvaged from other weapons etc. or can use a transmutation stone, keep a liked weapon skin, but put higher damage+buffs+rune from another weapon of the same type to that skin.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

View Postsqwertty278448, on 11 November 2012 - 06:18 PM, said:

I know that, i mean can you improve, or add buffs to weapons?? Like can you do anything to improve quality of a weapon wihout buying a new weapon

You can put sigils on weapons. They don't actually improve the weapon's stats as such. You can see what various ones do here:

http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Sigils

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:51 PM

Sorry for so many questions, but i am a total newbie

Question regarding crafting: I found a weaponsmith in the township of claypool, and became a weaponsmith. But, i still dont know how to craft weapons! :huh:  What are the specific steps you do to craft things??? and, Where can you find ore to mine in queensdale?

#14 Reflected Mirage

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

Ore is represented by little rocky images on your mini map. You need to buy a mining pick from a merchant to mine it.

As for crafting...I probably wouldn't be able to describe it very well. You need to refine materials before you can use them. You make bits of armour and an insignia, then go to the discovery tab and put them all together. SO for instance helmet casing, helmet padding and a precision insignia.

Edited by Reflected Mirage, 11 November 2012 - 08:56 PM.


#15 JasmineMcCoy

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

You might wish to check this guide: http://gaiscioch.com...post_35198.html in particular Part 3:  Crafting Explained (basic) and Part 4:  Gathering Explained - it is a bit outdated (for example you don't need to transfer materials from your bank to your inventory anymore) but still good. For full list of recipes for weaponsmith you can check wiki: http://wiki.guildwar...iki/Weaponsmith

Edited by JasmineMcCoy, 11 November 2012 - 09:47 PM.





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