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#1996419 Gearing up at L80 - a semi comprehensive guide to endgame gearing

Posted dulfy on 05 October 2012 - 10:20 PM

Updated Feb 27, 2013 to include items from the latest update

Hey everyone, it has being more than a month since GW2 was released and alot of you are probably reached or about to reach L80. I thought this would be a time to release my endgame gearing guide that I wrote in the past week. Basically, if you are not sure what to do at L80 to get all exotics, then this might be a worth a read.

Guide here: http://dulfy.net/201...-gearing-guide/

The guide is fairly lengthy and and to reduce the amount of vertical scrolling, I have enclosed most of the information in dropdown boxes. This allow you to skip the sections you don't want to read and jump onto the important bits right away. I will also include a TL:DR summary here.
Those who care only about exotics might find these three charts helpful Basic Information

· Item tiers (White (trash) < Blue (fine) < Green (masterwork) < Yellow (rare) < Orange (exotic) < Ascended (Red-pink) <Purple (legendary)

· Item affixes (Berserker, Rampager etc)

· Salvage everything that is L70+ for rare mats w/ discussions on salvage kit usage

· Map Completion your 60-70 and 70-80 zones for L70+ exotics

Trinkets & Backpieces

· List of masterwork, rare trinkets you can craft or buy from TP

· Mats you need for exotic trinkets and guide to getting Ascended ring

· List of masterwork, rare, backpieces with guide on geting ascended backpiece

Armor

· Fine/Masterwork: Cursed Shore karma vendor location and stats

· Fine/Masterwork: WvW karma vendor location and stats

· Rare: What mats you need to get a full set crafted (1.5-2 gold for the full set)

· Rare: WvW karma vendor also sell a rare set for 95k karma

· Exotics: Select sets based on your stats preference

· Exotics: Four ways to get full exotics: crafting (10-12 gold for full set), Dungeons (token grinds), WvW (Badges of Honor grind), or Karma (Orr Temple karma grind at 42k karma/piece)

Weapons

· Fine/Masterwork: Cursed Shore Karma vendors or WvW vendors

· Rare: WvW karma vendors or T3 cultural vendors if you got spare karma

· Rare: How to get them crafted w/ full mat list.

· Exotics: Full mat list for regular crafting, mat list for mystic forge crafting, you can also get them from dungeons and wvw

Runes/Sigils

· A list of most exotic runes/sigils in the game with methods on obtaining them (mat list for those that are crafted)

Food

· Peach tarts for 26% magic find and +60 power (<20 copper each)

· Onomnomberry stuff if you want 30% magic find

· Lotus Fries are a cheaper alternative if you just want 30% magic find (1/3 price of Onomnom stuff)




#1841299 Chinese hacks confirmed - where are the authenticators/security concern?

Posted Netherscourge on 29 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

Lately, the #1 way hackers steal people's gaming accounts is by hacking into Gaming Fansites (which usually have really crappy security) and lifting unencrypted e-mail/password RIGHT OFF THE SITE'S DATABASE SERVER - IN SOME CASES, IT'S RIGHT IN PLAIN TEXT.

Once they get that, they try to log into ALL you accounts with the same e-mail/password combo.

So, if you are LAZY and you use the same e-mail/password for all your online accounts, chances are, all your accounts are compromised.

Best way to avoid this common hacking method is to have completely different passwords for every single e-mail/account/fansite/game that you log into on the internet. And your passwords themselves should have different letter cases and special characters and numbers in them to make Brute-Force attempts virtually impossible.

If you use the same password and e-mail for every log-in you have, then you will be comprmised. Guaranteed.

Only the top companies actually even encrypt account information to begin with. So even if they get hacked, at least your data is still sitting behind a very tough to crack encryption.

However, fansites usually live off of drive-by advertising and I can pretty much assure you that they don't store your data securely at all. These sites are where most hackers are getting people's information and then the hackers try the same log-in information against all your other online accounts. Not too mention that Fansite Employees can access your log-in details and there is really no credibility or background checking that you can rely on when it comes to fansites. You have no idea who can see your data or what their motives may be.

TL;DR - change all your passwords and make sure they are all different and unique and never use the same password for more than one online log-in account.

EXAMPLE: IF YOU LOG INTO THIS SITE WITH THE SAME PASSWORD YOU LOG INTO GUILD WARS 2, YOU BETTER CHANGE BOTH PASSWORDS TO SOMETHING DIFFERENT RIGHT NOW. AND IF YOU HAVE THE SAME PASSWORD FOR YOUR E-MAIL TOO, CHANGE THAT TO SOMETHING DIFFERENT TOO. AND NEVER USE THE SAME PASSWORD FOR ALL YOUR ACCOUNTS.

(I'm not accusing guildwarsguru2 of being shady - I'm just saying any good hacker using a SQL Injection attack can get through this site's security and how your data is stored on the Curse.com's servers is anyone's guess)


#1816354 Cant Log In?

Posted Underdog on 25 August 2012 - 12:10 PM

View PostAmon, on 25 August 2012 - 12:07 PM, said:

Any official word on this?
"We are aware of issues with server connectivity. We will keep you up to date with our progress. ~DO"  about an hour ago on facebook and twitter