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#2302119 Gold Farming - Do your Ascalonian Catacombs paths daily

Posted Nikephoros on 28 February 2014 - 04:40 PM

For what it's worth, the speed run record for AC p2 and p3 is about 10 minutes each.  For a pug group or a casual organized group make it 15-20ish.

Compare that to the following records

CM1/3 = under 5 minutes
TA(both) = under 7 minutes
SE1/3 = Under 6 minutes
CoF1= under 6 minutes
CoF2= 9 minutes
Cof 3 = 7 minutes
Hotw1 = 6 minutes
Arahp3 = 8 minutes
Arah1= 11 minutes (3g reward)
Arahp2 - 13 minutes (3g reward)

Double those for pugs/casuals: AC3 and even 2 are really not remotely worth doing until you've done the other faster paths first and are on DR

View Postilr, on 25 February 2014 - 11:45 AM, said:

Anyone else who DOESN'T sound insane wanna weigh in??  (P3 cats, long??... not even by most other SpeedRun metrics, nice try pal)

If only you knew what you were talking about...

#2203862 Location Hunt

Posted Themon on 20 May 2013 - 07:02 AM

Hello there, community!

I have a game for you. It's sort of a scavanger hunt, but with locations.

The idea is the following:
We post screenshots taken anywhere in the open world, one at a time, and the rest of us playing have to find out where it was taken.
Whoever finds the place first should post another screenshot of it, tell us where it is and, to keep the game rolling, give us a new place to find as well.

Are you interested?

To give it a test run, here is the first location you have to find:


Your post should contain your screenshot and the location it was taken at (even if the minimap is visible in the image).

Have fun.

(Post updated to reflect the current state of this game.)

#2021976 Account Hack FAIL

Posted Flavvor on 16 October 2012 - 02:19 AM

So I got an E-mail saying my account was trying to be accessed from "x" place and "x" router number. If I wanted to I could let it be accessed from there click this link. Of coarse I didn't want it accessed from there..lol

Not sure where they could of gotten my info from. E-mail accounts ya those are easy to get and my password wasn't that great. Could of been trial and error. So I switched my password to something like 16 characters long.

I wrote this to say the E-mail verification works great. Kept my account from being hacked. So ya, great job ANet.

#1933362 kind of getting bored already.

Posted Rukioish on 15 September 2012 - 04:18 AM

Am I the only one who likes to just wander around helping people out at 80? There is so much to do.

#1792983 Rank the last stress test classes, from "best" to "needs work"

Posted Colin Johanson on 23 August 2012 - 03:41 AM

Sandwichmancer = Unbalanced, still needs a lot of work before release.

#1793130 Stress Test -> 9:10 Pacific Time Tonight

Posted Colin Johanson on 23 August 2012 - 04:06 AM

Much as we love to troll you guys, this isn't trolling. There is a stress test starting in just a few minutes to help do a little bit of last minute testing. Begins at 9:10 PM Pacific Time, which is just about.....now!

#1758628 What should I name my Sylvari?

Posted Xlugon Pyro on 18 August 2012 - 10:35 AM

Morning Wood

#1761728 So is there a skill builder ect anywhere?

Posted TakumiUsui on 18 August 2012 - 09:58 PM

Try this maybe: http://bit.ly/NwE8Vm

#1665759 Guildwars 2 Inventory and You (Maximizing Space on the Cheap)

Posted Jerich on 02 August 2012 - 04:53 AM

I always run out of inventory space in any MMO I play.  The main problem is that I love to craft and quest and always have a ton of those items on hand.  Here are some things I've found out about GW 2 to help me plan my storage space.

Starting Inventory

  • 30 shared bank slots
  • Crafting Material / Cooking Material / Mini-Pet Storage... You can have 250 of each crafting item stored.
Per Character
  • 20 slot starter backpack
  • Four bag slots
  • You can have up to 5 characters

  • 4 slot bags can be purchased from vendors for 32 copper
  • 8 slot bags can be made by crafters (tailor, leatherworker, armorsmith) with 20 tier 1 materials (jute scrap, rawhide scraps, copper ore)
  • Each tier of crafting makes a higher quality bag (10 slots, 12 slots, 15 slots, etc).  In addition to raw materials, these higher level bags require an increasingly expensive vendor item called runes of holding.
  • 20 slot bags can be made at max level, and they require a superior rune of holding (10 gold) to make.
Specialty Bags
  • All three professions can make invisible bags (which don't show up when selling to merchants)
  • Tailors can make 8-20 slot Craftsman's Bags (New crafting materials are placed here first when looting)
  • Leatherworkers can make 8-20 slot Oiled Leather Packs (Junk items are placed here first when looting)
  • Armorsmiths can make 8-20 slot Reinforced Padded Equipment Boxes (Weapons and Armor Fill this bag First)
Gem Store Upgrades

   Free Storage
  • We start with 30 bank slots
  • Each Character Starts with a starter pack and 4 bag slots (100 maximum slots)
  • We can make 5 characters.
  • That means we all have 530 free slots without using the cash store (which is a pretty decent number considering we have seperate storage for crafting ingredients in our bank and can send crafting items to the bank while on the field)
Bank Tab Expansion
  • You can expand your bank 7 times for 600 gems each time
  • Each expansion adds another 30 slots
  • Since gems will most likely sell for 400 for $5.00, this each expansion will cost around $7.50.
  • Each extra equpment slot  bought this way is therefore 25 cents
Character Slot Expansion
  • You can buy more character slots for 800 gems
  • This is about $10.00 US currency
  • If you assume you can easily get 20 slot packs, you can get 100 equipment slots this way.
  • Each extra equipment slot bought this way is therefore 10 cents.
  • Even if we factor in the high price of 20 slot bags and just use 8 slot bags, each slot is still only 19 cents a piece
Bag Slot Upgrade
  • You can add an extra bag slot to a single character for 400 gems  (Up to 3 times)
  • This is about $5.00 US currency
  • If you assume easy 20 slot packs, this is 25 cents a slot
  • If you use 10 slot packs, this is 50 cents a slot
Tips to Maximizing Your Inventory on the Cheap

   How to get by without extra bag slots even if you are a crafter
  • Buying salvaging tools should be prioirty #1... Even if you don't craft, you will want to mine every ore node / chop down every tree you come across for experience and profit.  You can buy them from vendors in most starting areas.
  • You can buy a crude salvage kit at many renowned heart vendor for a small karma price.  Use these kits to break apart trash drops.
  • Send any crafting material directly to your bank by right clicking on it and choosing (send to bank)
  • You can quickly sell junk items to renowned heart vendors through the sell all junk items button.
  • You can post any item you think will selll (crafting ingredients will sell really well until bots ruin the market) by directly opening up the trading house.  I will write a guide on this later.
  • You can also mail items directly to an alt from the interface if you have a second account (directy from the interface without using a mailbox).  Tyr Odinson (on post 51) tested this and calculated you can get 100 extra spots of storage this way.  Check out his post here:  http://www.guildwars...ap/page__st__50
  • Using these steps, the default bag slots should be more than sufficient
Organizing your Bags
  • Ideally, I will organize my bags this way...  Starter Pack = Overflow and a space for my salvage kits
  • Bag #1 Reinforced Padded Equipment Box... All my salvagable loot will come here for me to quickly break apart or sell on auction house
  • Bag #2 Craftsman's Bag ... All crafting material will gather here for me to quickly righ click and send to bank.
  • Bag #3 Invisible Bag ... My Extra gear (extra weapons / armor, buffs, etc) that I don't want to sell on accident will go here.
  • Bag #4 Oiled Leather Pack ... Junk items will go here so I never have to sort through them.
Efficient Use of Gems
  • Buy Character Slots First:  If you find yourself running out of space... Your best bet is to make sure you are using all five of your character slots and then to buy more character slots
    • First... this is the cheapest use of gems by far (10 cents per equipment slot compared to 25 cents for the other options)
    • Second... It is quite possible that Arena Net will give each of your characters a birthday gift like they did in Guildwars 1.  These are usually worth money and on a per character basis.
  • Buy Extra Bank Slots Second:  I would only buy bank slots if you find the 30 default slots too annoying.  While not as good a deal as character slots, they are a quality of life issue and mean you won't have to mule as much.
  • Buy Extra Bag Slots Last:  These are not a good deal.  I would only buy them if you find yourself running out of working space consistantly and even then only for your main characters.
Part 2: Gem Store Upgrades vs 20-Slot Bags
As like any MMO, bags in GW2 get more expensive as you get better and better ones. Here is a table that lets you quickly see the scaling cost per inventory slot for each level of bag:

Note: (For a more detailed listing of how I calculated these numbers... go to http://gaiscioch.com...post_32754.html)

The Price of Bags
  • Starter Backpack (20 new slots):  Free!
  • 8-Slot Bags (32 new slots): 6 copper / slot
  • 10-Slot Bags (8 new slots): 3.47 silver / slot
  • 12-Slot Bags (8 new slots):  7.38 silver / slot
  • 15-Slot Bags (12 new slots):  17.60 silver / slot
  • 18-Slot Bags (12 new slots): 75 silver / slot
  • 20-Slot Bags (8 new slots):  6 gold / slot
*These costs are assuming 8 slot packs are 50 copper and other packs sell for 1.5 times the cost of the rune

The Price of Gem Store Upgrades
  • Extra Character Slot (80 new slots assuming 15 slot bags):  10 gems / slot
  • Bank Tab Expansions (30 new slots): 20 gems / slot
  • Extra Bag Slot (18 slots assuming 18 slot bags):  22.22 gems / slot   
When should you buy gem store upgrades instead of 20-slot bags?
  • Extra Character Slots:  Buy When Gems are Cheaper than 100 gems = 57 gold
  • Bank Tab Expansions:  Buy When Gems are Cheaper than 100 gems = 30 gold
  • Extra Bag Slots: Buy When Gems are Cheaper than 100 gems = 24 gold
Note: I don't think the price of 100 gems will reach 24 gold until at least a month after launch. If gems ever go over 57 gold per 100, that will probably be at least a couple months after launch. That means it will most likely be better to purchase gems for inventory upgrades instead of investing in 20 slot packs.

Edit:  Shayne Hawke created a rather epic Excel spreadsheet where you can input the current auction house price of bags.  It then tells you whether you should update your bag sizes or buy bag slots etc for EVERY type of bag.  Definitely worth checking out... Here is the Link: http://www.guildwars...ap/page__st__57

Part 3:  Adding Inventory By Purchasing Your Own Private Guildbank

We can be part of multiple guilds at once in Guildwars 2.  This means that you could create a dummy guild just for the sake of a guild bank.  While I think we should always represent our real guilds so that our task influence go to our guild, it is quite possible to buy the influence you need to purchase a guild bank.  Here are the breakdowns...

Cost of Hiring a Guild Promoter
  • 10 influence for 10 silver
  • 100 influence for 1 gold
  • 1,000 influence for 10 gold
  • 10,000 influence for 100 gold
Cost of adding a guild bank
  • 500 influence to research Architecture Level 1
  • 1,000 influence to research Architecture Level 2
  • 1,000 influence to add a 50 slot guild bank  (requires level 2)
  • 5,000 influence to research Architecture Level 3
  • ??? influence to research Architecture Level 4
  • 5,000 influence to add 100 additional slots to your guild bank (requires level 4)
  • ??? influence to research Architecture Level 5
  • 10,000 influence to add an additional 100 slots to your guild bank (requires level 5)

This means that it will cost a mere 25 gold to add the first 50 slots to your personal guild bank.  That is about 50 silver per slot and is comparable to the jump from 15 slot packs to 18 slot packs.

While we don't know right now how much architecture level 4 and 5 will cost, let's assume that they are 10,000 and 20,000 respectively.  This means that the next 100 slots would be 200 gold or 2 gold a slot.  The final 100 would be 300 gold or 3 gold a slot.  Note that both of those are better deals than moving to 20 slot packs  (although using this route will probably take over a month of real life time).

I hope this helps!

- Jerich of Gaiscioch / Sanctum of Rall

P.S.  Thank you Shayne Hawke for pointing out a minor calculation error (which caused around a 10% error)!  I have modified the OP to reflect this.

#1639031 Dungeon Weapons Collection

Posted Neo Nugget on 26 July 2012 - 05:44 PM

Hot on the heels of our Dungeon and Racial Armor Extravaganzas, we're here to finish things off by giving you all of the dungeon weapons you can get in Guild Wars 2. These are all available in Lion's Arch in exchange for each dungeon's respective reward token.

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#1623949 Dungeon Armor Extravaganza

Posted Neo Nugget on 23 July 2012 - 07:53 PM

View PostTilcir, on 23 July 2012 - 07:49 PM, said:

Wish someone would have done this with the racial armors too :)

Those should be out tomorrow, followed by dungeon weapons ^^

#1623877 Dungeon Armor Extravaganza

Posted Neo Nugget on 23 July 2012 - 07:38 PM

Over the course of the weekend, our lovely staff nabbed screenshots of all of the dungeon armor you can get in Guild Wars 2 so far. We also have dungeon weapons and cultural armor to show you, so keep an eye out for those soon!

Asura Male, Light to Heavy

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Asura Female, Light to Heavy

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You can find the rest of them under the spoiler tag!

#1619634 What is the point of "Norn"?

Posted Magikarp on 22 July 2012 - 12:15 PM

or because you haven't played Guild Wars 1 and looked at the significant role the Norn race played in the story of EoTN.

Moot post is moot.

#1618508 Cultural Armor Screenshots

Posted dansamy on 21 July 2012 - 02:17 PM


I thought that since we now have all 5 races available and a preview option, it would be nice to have a thread with cultural armor screenshots. I have found three tiers of cultural armor sold in Rata Sum. I have also found the Sylvari. For this thread, I want only the race-specific armors. Generic armors have been posted in lots of places. Crafted armors have also been posted in a multitude of locations.

This album is female armors for Asura, Human, Norn and Sylvari.


Anyone have the Charr or any of the male armors to share?

#1604011 Sylvari's informations grows with JeuxOnline

Posted Jurian on 16 July 2012 - 01:08 PM

Hi everyone !

Last week we introduced you to the fourth race, the Asura. (Thanks to Khalija for the thread) Many people were very exciting by these little arrogant creatures, but also, a lot of people were disappointed to not see anything about the Sylvari. (except one stolen thing, but it's outdated now)

I'm pretty sure, that our article today will fix that. Today we can introduce you, the fifth and final race, the Sylvari.

You can find our article here (in french, sorry about that)
http://guildwars2.je...s-lierre-guerre (http://translate.goo...s-lierre-guerre)

If anyone wishes to provide a better translation of the article then feel free. (I know people here are better than google translate)

Below, you can find our videos on the Sylvari including the character creation, personal storyline vids and even a video on the grove.

So enjoy!

Chara Builder :

Another presentation - Glaystal

Sylvari Tour :

The Grove - Jurian
Caledon Forest - Jurian

Story :

The green hunter 02/02 - Glaystal
The white deer - Jurian
The white deer 01/02 - Glaystal
The white deer 02/02 - Glaystal

Dynamic Event :

Caledon Forest - Glaystal
Caledon Forest - Melila

Others :

Sylvari and Asura Jumping Puzzle
Equipment preview
A few weapons skins from Asura design

You gonna found all our stuffs on jeuxonline.info and on our channels

ps: Here you can find a picture with all the pre-made characters by races and classes.