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#1791247 Zhaitan spotted!

Posted Datenshi92 on 22 August 2012 - 11:28 PM

Yep, it was also on this site:

I figured someone would post it eventually. Big dragons means we're gonna need big weapons. Really, big weapons.

"Yo, I heard you wanted to fight dragons, so I placed dragons inside your dragon so you can fight dragons while fighting a dragon."

Sorry, had to do it XD

#1787320 Hall of Monuments & You

Posted Jenn on 22 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

Requests closed for the time being as I update the list and get rid of inventory. Please do not post "just in case" responses - they'll be ignored. Thanks everyone! I'll be on sporadically from now until the end of the weekend. After that I'm moving across the country and won't really have access to computer/internet for a while, so get in touch with me (if you're on the list) while you can!

My mental list of people I can potentially help:
  • AMIX_GW2: will buy 7000 sweet points if they 'make good' on other titles for 50/50
  • SuLor: can get husband to 30/50 (+4 points) via 3 armor points & 1 valor (weapon) point
  • neoryudo: can get 35/50 (+4 points), 1 fellowship point, 1 valor point, 2 resilience points
  • mataor: can get to 40/50 (+5 points), 4 in valor, 1 in fellowship
  • Aeronite: can get 35/50 (+5 points), 4 in valor, 1 in resilience
  • grayskull8: can get 35/50 (+5 points), 4 in valor, 1 in resilience
  • Aesa: can get 35/50 (+5 points), 4 in valor, 1 in resilience
  • Vahrkis: can send some cash for skill cap things your way, as well as some hero armors
  • Joandir: can get 48/50 (+3 points), 3 in valor
  • Jormag: can get 40/50 (+5 points), 4 valor points, 1 fellowship point
  • TheZoobler: can get to 35/50 (+5 points), 1 in resilience, 4 in valor
  • Swater96: can get to 30/50 (+4 points), 3 in resilience, 1 valor
  • SilentFlare: can get to 30/50 (+3 points), 3 valor
  • donf: give monies to this person!~
  • Operetta: can get to 35/50 (+5 points), 2 resilience, 3 valor
  • Galwen: can get to 35/50 (+4 points), 3 valor, 1 resilience
  • Eon Lilu: can get to 35/50 (+2 points), 1 relience, 1 valor
  • Jentari: can get to 40/50 (+2 points), 2 valor
  • Kentaro: can get to 35/50 (+5 points), 3 valor, 2 resilience
  • Zeratulz: can get to 30/50 (+5 poitns), 3 in resilience, 1 in devotion, 1 valor
  • demons_carnage: can get 35/50 (+5 points), all in valor
  • Ishmar: can get to 45/50 (+2 points), 2 in valor
  • zeekaya: can get 35/50 (+5 points), 3 fellowship points, 2 valor points
  • Classy Girl: armor set (+1 Resilience), torment weapons (+2 Valor)
  • Kerseimonou: can get to 35/50 (+5 points), 2 fellowship and 3 armor
  • miniforst: can get 40/50 (+4 points), 4 in valor
  • notunique: can give rest of ectos for Obsidian & 50/50!
  • victor78: can get to 35/50 (+5 points) via weapons & perhaps some armor
  • Imaginos: can get 35/50 (+4 points), 2 in valor, 1 in fellowship, 1 in resilience
  • Beodyn: +1 valor point, materials & crafting cost for a destroyer weapon
  • Aeryxia: have a "rare" minipet to give (+1), some hero armors (+1) & torment weapon (+2)
  • Xpheus: can get 40/50 (+3 points), 3 in valor
I'll be working from this list for now. I haven't even gotten through all of the posts, yet!
If your name is on this list, it is up to you to PM me here and arrange a time to meet in game! Or, just find me in game (IGN: Illfated Fat). Also, it's "first come, first serve." Even if you're on the list, I can't guarantee that supplies will last!


Pre-release is in a couple days, full release in just under a week.

I have a bit of a dilemma. I've already got a couple GWAMMs and a 50/50 HoM, but still have hundreds of armbraces and thousands of ecto. I've been holding on to it for some unknown reason over the years. I haven't really played Guild Wars in a couple years and I'm starting grad school in the fall so I won't have much time for Guild Wars 2 (not like GW1 wealth would benefit me at this point). So... what 2 do?

It's time to give it away. It's just time. Consider me your personal bank, except the only thing you do is make withdrawals.

Couple notes & restrictions:
- You must post your Hall of Monuments link and preferably your IGN
- You must have at least 25 points (if you don't by this point, I'm assuming it didn't matter much to you)
- You must have the intent of playing Guild Wars 2
- Do not PM me on the forums or in game unless I contact you first or you're 'on the list'. No begging, no expectations. Not everyone may get something
- I'm going to fking lynch any scammers and shut this down immediately if I come across one. Don't be a selfish prick.
- Addendum: if you're going to ask for help on consumable titles, please post your progress on them! =)

When you post, I'll check out your HoM and see how many points I can get you reasonably easily (no, I'm likely not going to buy anyone a full Drunkard Title. If it's half done, that's another story).

I can has sum free stuffs?
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Yes, you can has sum free stuffs!

Happy Guild Wars 2, everyone. :) May the legacy continue!

P.S. In case anyone wonders - I'm posting it here instead of GWG because the people on this forum actually show interest in GW2
P.P.S. I had to post this again because my last attempt at giving my stuff away didn't work. I guess I wasn't obvious enough D:

If you would like to whine, criticize, rage, cry, send me pictures of sad kittens, or otherwise comment on just how unfair and unjust this kindness is, please direct those comments into my inbox. This thread is for people who are requesting help with their HoM. The guidelines have been decided and that's that.

#1758924 What should I name my Sylvari?

Posted Siumai on 18 August 2012 - 12:23 PM

I'm naming my Sylvari after a nice-sounding plant Scientific name.  

Here is a BIG list of garden plants from Wikipedia:


#1738136 The WoW tombstone

Posted MaZt on 15 August 2012 - 04:32 PM

Believe it or not it seems ArenaNet has put a nice and clever joke in one of the tombstones in Divinity's Reach using the language of new Krytan.

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If you happen to know how to translate new Krytan it says "I played WoW and look at me now. If only I had been like you and stuck to playing GW2."

This is the source of the pic if you want to check it out http://www.chronicle...raft/#more-1553

#1671046 What the massive loss in subscribers means to Activision-Blizzard

Posted Bennyandthejets on 03 August 2012 - 09:18 AM

I say this somewhat reluctantly as some of my fondest gaming memories were playing World of Warcraft back in the day, but I hope Acti-Blizzard goes bankrupt.  It will likely never happen but I hope they do.

I cannot trace exactly when the decline began but the closest thing I can point to is after Pre-BC.  Its like all of the sudden they completely stopped listening to the player base.  They destroyed Alterac Valley by removing npcs, ruined PvP with Arena/inflating hp/adding resilience, nerfing (x) class constantly..the list goes on.

While I was satisfied with Starcraft 2 overall.  Something was missing from the multiplayer.  Just didn't have the replay value SC1 did.  The ending to the campaign also put bad taste in my mouth with the whole "We need to make Kerrigan Human again, Lets insert magical object (x) that does exactly that".

Diablo 3...well...lets just say its the worst purchase I have made in several years.

To top everything off, anytime you speak out against Blizzard or even provide constructive criticism on any of their official forums it is immediately deleted.  Just shameful business practices & I for one want no part of a company where the "player" is not put first.

#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.

#1379076 Whats your desk for GW2'ing look like?

Posted Invisible on 27 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

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