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Legendary Defender of Ascalon Title - 2015 guide

06 August 2016 - 02:17 PM

Originally Posted by Wolftail

While i am aware of there being a few other guides on this title on this forum,i cant seem to notice they are outdated (2010/11).
If you want to use the "traditional" way of getting the title via death leveling go check those guides.

This guide will be about how to get LDoA title with vanguard missions.

+What is LDoA?
-Its a title available only to prophecies characters and only during the time they are in pre searing ascalon (the tutorial zone). It requires you to get to lvl 20 before leaving pre searing.

+Does it take a lot of time?
-Yes and no. Depends on how much help you get at some levels from other players, if you are able to solo efficiently as well as what vanguard mission you get

+Estimate time?
-Personally ive done it within 36 hours in 16 days of "casual" playing with a lucky mission and some friends helping out at early lvls a little bit

+Is it very grindy?
-While it will does require you to grind off levels there are some levels that you can "power" level trough, as well as levels that you can "skip".

+If i decide to make it a permanent LdoA pre character, how can i get the HoM reward for the title?
-You should talk to Kimmes the historian in ascalon city. He will add the LDoA title to HoM as well as other titles such as drunkard or sweettooth which are also obtainable in pre.


*If you are going just for the title only i suggest creating a elementalist as he is able to deal a ton of damage to a single target as well as aoe.

*Having the Igneos Imp helps you a LOT with your dps and it will enable you to solo a lot of parts which means more exp that goes to you!

*You are able to get Honey combs form Nicholas for some extra 10% moral boost tho it wont be necessary in most cases.

*You should NEVER FINISH ANY QUEST you find. You can accept them, and finish them but DO NOT TAKE ANY REWARDS. You may wish to use them all in order to skip a difficult level in order to progress further with the next easy level to save a lot of time.

LvL 1-5

Accept the first few quests that will introduce you to your professions trainer right outside Ascalon. This will grant you your first 2 skills.

From this point you should unlock all outposts in pre searing as well as killing everything you encounter.

Collect all quests that you find,this will most likely spawn new monsters for you to kill (remember you can freely do quests as long as you dont accept any rewards for them)

Now that you unlocked all towns you might want to get more skills.
Click here in order to check where to find your skills as well as some from another profession that you can temporary use and combine with your primary profession.

-Rangers offer a nice healing skill as well as the ability to charm a animal pet that levels up with you and deals a nice amount of dmg to your targets.

-mesmers also have a nice healing skill

-warriors offer healing signet...however its very risky to use it specially in higher levels

All other professions offer nice skills that one can use early,but because you cant put attribute points in your secondary profession (because you havent picked one yet) they become fairly weak later on

Tip from Gentleman Xander: "repeat the quest for elementalists in Wizard's Folly, that gives great exp for low lvls." He's referring to a quest given by the elementalist under the wizards tower. She grants you the spell Fire storm in order to aoe lots and lots of weak Ice elementals. Theres also a nearby cave there that has quite a few lvl 3 ice elementals as well

LvL 4-7

This is where youll start to grind a little bit.

At this point you should take the quest from Rurik in Ascalon.
His quest will lead you, Rurik, a npc healer and a npc warrior to the north wall gate where he will kill 4 lvl 5 charrs.

Remember NOT to claim the reward for this quest,but simply map travel back to ascalon,abandon the quest,retake it and kill the 4 charrs again and again.

Getting to LvL 10, 7-10

You should go in ascalon and look for another player to go over the northen wall and kill lvl 8-10 charr bosses now.

Depending on the hour of the day there will always be someone around that can take you for a few charr runs. Joining a alliance is also a good idea (i always see a few of mine in ascalon at all times)

There are also 4 lvl 10 boss charrs that grant double exp as well as a chance to drop a 10 slot green charr bag (350-500g) and a rare gold charr salvage kit (5/5=10platinum)

Vanguard Missins LvL 10-13

When you reached lvl 10 you are able to take Daily Vanguard missions that scale with your level as well as reward you with 1000 exp.

For example if you are lvl 10-13 the missions will spawn lvl 8-10 monsters
at lvl 14-16 =11-14mobs, and at lvl 17+=15-18

These monsters might be tricky sometimes as some use self healing skills, bleeding-deepwound, hexes and other nasty skills so at first it might be wise to go with another player.

-Having a active Vanguard mission will grant you the Vanguard Initiate which will boost your base armor by A LOT.

Personally i keep the mission before i go to sleep, or before the new vanguard mission comes out cause having that additional armor makes the life much more easy.

What to actually do during these levels?
Besides doing the missions daily for the extra 1000exp you would want to keep farming charrs until you get lvl 14. Make sure you have that Vanguard Initiate buff.

Getting from lvl 13-14 might seem like one of those lvls that you just want to skip. This is because you are fighting mobs that are 5 lvls under you (the lvl 8 chars). Trust me, you dont want to skip this. Getting 5%exp per charr run is GREAT!

LvL 14-15

At this part charr runs give no exp, except the 4 bosses that give low exp and take a lot of time to get to them....

At this time you should take whatever vanguard mission you get and spam it in order to kill your lvl 11-14 mobs. Check the mission you have on the wiki and study the map to check where the mission mobs spawn. Make a route that seems to be the most efficient way to kill as many groups as possible with the ability to rezone and start right over.

LvL 16

This is probably the most horrible level you can be at...you are lvl 16, it takes a LOT more exp to get to the next lvl and all you get is mobs that are 5 lvls under you (lvl 11).

This is personally the best time to go and finish all of your quests that you saved by now. It should lvl you up to lvl 17 without any problems.

If you are still stuck at lvl 16 after finishing all the quests you may try to grind as much as you can, or simply be casual about it and do the missions only...tho the difference in these 2 methods could be between 1-4 days...

LvL 17-20

Your last 3 lvls should go fairly easy and smooth as you will be facing lvl 15-18 mobs all the time. Even at your last lvl 19 you wont have to kill mobs that are 5 lvls under you...

Remember to keep accepting the rewards from the mission daily,as well as have 1 mission always active as even if you upgraded your armor with the collectors armor its nothing when you get hit by a flare that deals 100dmg every second...

Helpful tips

-You might help people out in ascalon by offering Gate Monkey services (GM)
Players that wish to go and solo the charr need another player to open the gate for them. You simply join their party ,pull the lever and get paid 100-200gold (some even give more)

While having extra gold is always nice this might also help you get to know other people that also go for LDoA. If you are lvl 13 and you find another lvl 13 player that is looking for a gm, he might invite you as a party and hunt charr together which is essentially much faster (and cheaper for him)

-At early levels you might wanna find and kill some lvl 4-5 mobs that are constantly in the world.
Lakeside country has a lvl 5 drake,a lvl 5 bull, a lvl 4 scale brood (tons of dmg,carefull)
The catacombs has a lvl 5 boss skeleton (double exp!"
Regent valley has a lvl 5 oakheart as well as 2 lvl 5 melandru's stalkers

Sometimes you might even see friendly animals around,they are usually lvl 3 and reward you with some nice exp as well.

-A very special Vanguard mission would be Rescue Farmer Hamnet

If you ever get this mission i highly recommend NEVER EVER to finish it

This is a mission that offers the fastest grinding in any possible situation (after lvl 13)

You are able to rezone from Foible's Fair and right outside form it to the north there should be 1-2 groups of high lvl monsters that you can aoe down and quickly rezone back to repeat it.

There is also a rezz shrine right outside it so there should be a npc monk that will heal you if you are in trouble.

In fact, its so easy that i was watching streaming anime on one half of my monitor,and spamming rezones with that mission on the other half of my screen Posted Image

-There is a way to get the last 1-3k exp to get to lvl 20 easy and without grind.
If your last vq was farmer hamnet its most likely that quest will be "old".
What you want to do then is finish him for 1k exp, then finish the current VQ for another 1k exp and then finish the next one that comes tomorrow for the 3rd 1k exp.

You can also time it so you dont have to wait all day long for the 3rd VQ. Just check when the daily VQ is reseted at your local time

Hope you liked the guide and it was helpful.
As always, additional tips and additions are always welcome.

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GWDressUp by Argos

06 August 2016 - 02:16 PM

With GwDressUp, you can try armors directly on you character, dyed as you want.
You are the only one to see changes, everything is graphic, if you rezone or disconnect, the effect ends.


How to use ?

1) Run Guild Wars
2) Run GwDressUp, after few seconds, GwDressUp appears on your screen.
3) GwDressUp is ready to use, you can choose armors in drop-down lists, and choose dyes in colors pickers.
Have Fun : )

Download : Posted Image GwDressUp.exe

Introducing Minimalus UI: A hyper minimal, feature-rich texmod interface!

06 August 2016 - 02:14 PM

Originally posted by Naiobwyn

I have been playing Guild Wars off and on for the better part of a decade now, and I've always been bothered by the HEAVY, DISTRACTING bloat of the default interface. I recently migrated to a tiny (11.6") laptop, and the bloated interface greatly detracted from my ability to enjoy Guild Wars because the entire game was masked behind layers of white and beige interface grime!!! So I decided to do something about it. Posted Image


Introducing Minimalus UI: the cleanest, slimmest, most feature-rich interface ever made for GW!!

Brief overview:
  • Perfect 1px borders across entire interface.
  • Uniform window opacity & perfectly flat buttons for minimized visual impact.
  • Super slim compass.
  • Unique STACKABLE hero panels to save screen real estate without masking hero casting!
  • Boldest, brightest overhead health bars for best visibility.
  • see release page for more features!!!
Click for full resolution! Notice the gorgeous, high-fidelity lines!

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Compass featurette:
  • Slimmest compass border with NO MORE N/E/S/W NUBS!!
  • Clean, bold hero flags with NO swooping "blade" to obscure environment behind them.
  • Smaller, brighter compass dots for optimum visibility in close combat.
  • Placed hero flags are now circles.
  • All new off-compass indicator and quest starburst.
  • Hyper-minimal earshot and spirit range indicators.
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Stackable Hero Panels Featurette:
  • Stacked hero panels free screen real estate.
  • Visible skill casting even when stacked!
  • Gorgeous accented hero command buttons!
  • Notice how much the colors of the skills pop!! Love it.
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Here are some before/after GIFs.
  • Notice how much clutter is wiped away. It's like Windex!!
  • Look how much more the game's colors pop out when you sweep the bloat away!
Click for full resolution.

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If you like what you're seeing, check out the download link at the full release thread right here. Posted Image

I'm still tweaking this thing and updating every few weeks, so let me know if you notice anything broken or want anything extra!! Comment below and let me know what you think!

GEMFX+SweetFX For Guild Wars

06 August 2016 - 02:13 PM

Originally posted by Nekodesu: Can also be found on steam HERE(Easier/shorter version)


Copied from my tumblr. Original post here(if you're looking for GW2 install 64 bit go on that link and read install). Click album at the bottom of the page if you wish to have a look at what it can do! Keep in mind that this program is created to suit your computer specs if you tweak it to look the best for YOU.

Introduction: Want to take your game to the next level!?(of niceness!?!?) If your answer is yes, you're gonna like this enhancement mod!

After getting asked a lot about GEMFX I thought I may as well make a guide! It’s easier that way and a go-to if someone’s asking about it. Now, GEMFX is as easy as it gets, but getting it just right can be a bit tedious. And as I experienced a bit tricky to get just right when using both SweetFX and GEMFX in one go. I have included my preset in this guide, for both Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 should you feel like you want a base to work from.

“GEM - Graphics Enhancement Mod is a new shader collection (GEM) and a new injector (GEMFX) I implemented which also utilizes the SweetFX shader stack and is inspired by SweetFX/Enbseries to improve the look of TW(and other)-Games.” - LuciferHawk

Neither GEMFX or SweetFX is illegal to use while running GW or GW2. It's a program that works with DirectX only, which changes the appearance of the game for you ONLY.

Quote: Before you install: Make sure all your drivers are up to date!(this is super important) Your C++ , Net.Framework drivers as well as your graphic card drivers. GEMFX is just like SweetFX and will work on the same games. I use GEMFX currently on Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. Some games install differently but most games can be installed right into their bin folder.

Quote: How to install:

* Double click the downloaded file to start the installer.
* Guild Wars: Install all the files into any folder you have your gw.dat file and the rest of your files. Make sure that you run the game as administrator if you need that. Always run GEMFX_Configurator as administrator if you need that. You can use this tool while playing the game so that you can see its effects as you tweak it. It should now look like the picture below.
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Quote: Before you start up: Now that you’ve installed GEMFX you can open it and tweak it. When you start up the game the preset is pretty ugly, and it might look very dirty/weird. This is easily fixed in the configuration! Take some time to look at the settings and get familiar with them. If you chose to, I have a preset that you can use to get started.

Download the preset here!
Install it to: -> C:\Program Files\Guild Wars\GEMFX\Presets\current - You’ll find the GEMFX folder where you installed it to.

Your Configurator looks like this:
* Don't tickle the experimental settings unless you're positive you know what you doin'.
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Quote: All that’s left is to start up your game and have fun with your newly polished game! Posted Image

https://sfx.thelazy....es/preset/3898/ (The preset on the database)
http://imgur.com/a/JbaIO (GW1 the Arid Sea)
http://imgur.com/a/ZTqlt (GW1 Amnoon Oasis)
http://imgur.com/a/VmNdw (GW2 with comparing pictures)
If something’s not here or you wish I covered something else, let me know.

Good luck and have fun!

Quote: Troubleshooting/FAQ:
* Make sure you look at the SweetFX troubleshooting page.
* If you're using WINDOWS 8.1 and it's telling you you're missing a .dll file it can most likely be sorted by installing DirectX End-User Runtime, which you can find here.
* A lot of problems can be sorted by setting "run as administrator" on both Guild Wars and GEMFX.
  • * It's not really colourful enough for me, what should I do? In your configurator click SweetFX, then tick CURVES. Under the General tab is the Curves tab, click this and make sure it's set to 1 and not 0 on the first bar. This will add more colour. Otherwise, if you're still not pleased, take some time to get familiar with the settings in the Vibrance and Curves tabs and adjust to personal preference.

  • * Can I get banned for using this program? No. It works with DirectX, it changes only what you see, it gives no game advantages.

  • * Do other people see the changes too? No, only you.

  • * Do I need a high-end rig to use this? You should have a decent enough computer to run GW by now unless you're still on a potato(A computer worse than the best 11 yrs ago). But this program uses your graphics card so you will notice a few frames dropping if you are playing on a really bad computer.
Quote: Updated:
22/04/2015 - Added MediaFire links to download the presets for easier and more convenient download. Corrected some grammar/spelling. Added picture of the configuration.
19/05/2015 - Worded a sentence differently.
28/05/2015 - Don't tickle the experimental settings.
06/06/2015 - Did a seductive intro. Posted Image
08/06/2015 - Added FAQ and a link to the SweetFX database.
15/08/2015 - New version of GEMFX is now in the links, left both versions in case new doesn't work.
Quote: Contact: Should you feel that I'm missing something or you need extra help troubleshooting feel free to contact me on my tumblr(http://epilum.tumblr.com/). I do not spent time on this forum anymore sadly as I do not play GW anymore, but I'm happy to help so send me a message should you need!