Frequently Asked Questions

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#1 What is a guild and why should I join?

#2 How do I join a guild?

#3 How do I leave a guild?

#4 Can I be in more that one guild?

#5 What type of character is the best to be?

#6 What are "Skills"?

#7 What are "Hero Points"(Attributes)?

#8 What do I do with the things I find?

#9 What is "Salvaging" and How is it done?

#10 How can I increase my personal storage capability?

#11 How do I increase my characters level?

#12 Why can't I see anything on my maps?

#13 What are "Districts"?

#14 How do you play against other players?

#15 What are guild battles?

 

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#1 What is a Guild and why should I join?

Guilds are an integral part of the Guild Wars game play as many of the games features and challenges create a need to participate as a group. Due to the large amount of guild features available for players, the hassle of maintaining a guild is reduced and allows much more in-game interaction between the players.

Probably the most useful instance for a guild would be when participating in PvP combat, as groups which are organized almost always outmatch un-organized teams. A group which has had the time to effectively plan a strategy beforehand and puts it to good use through quality communication and devotedness to the tactics laid out is infinitely superior as Guild Wars is all about tactics, not senseless fighting. To demonstrate this through the use of a historical example, you want to be like the Roman army and not the Barbarians.

Available features:
Guild Chat – Allows players of the same guild to talk to each other, no matter where each character is located within the Guild Wars world. The text appears in green.


Guild Hall – Each guild is supplied with a fabulous guildhall, characters can reach it by using their world map. (More details bellow)


Tabard (Cape Emblems) – Each guild can create a custom tabard based upon certain pre-defined emblems. It can be customized by changing the overall look of it through the use of primary and secondary colors as well as changing the overall style. For those who are not quite sure what tabards are, they were often used in medieval times to designate who is who on the battlefield. Guild Wars fans have often referred them as “Hip Bibs”, as they have that certain Bib look at first glance (much more interesting and effective than it may sound).


Guild Tag – A sequence of four letters, which appears at the end of each players name (in brackets) and is used to designate which guild each individual is part of. Guild leaders can choose it when first creating their guild. Most often than not, it is an acronym of some sort. (ex: Warlords of Ascalon could use WoA as their tag).


Guild Roster – A complete list of each player within the guild and is separated by Leader, officers and members. Leader being able to kick and recruit members, while the officers being able to recruit and members being the peons.


Guild History – Displays the latest recruits and by who they were invited.


Guild Status – Is used to display a guild wide message.


Bulletin Board – An area for guilds to communicate between each other will be available at release.


Storage – Personal storage is available and shared Guild storage will be available at release. Exact details for Guild storage are unknown. Storage will probably be located within the guild’s guildhall.
Each guild has access to an impressive guildhall, in this location members are encouraged to organize and strategize. The large building is oriental in style and features very expansive fortifications and a slew of mercenaries. Guilds can launch attacks upon other guildhalls from this location, which is great for the competitive nature of many groups.

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#2 How do I join a guild?

If you have been invited to join a guild, an invitation will appear in your Guild panel, and you’ll receive notice in your Chat window when you log into Guild Wars. You can choose to accept or decline the invitation.

1.Press G to open the Guild panel
2.Select the invitation, and click Accept or Decline.

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#3 How do I leave a guild?

If at any point you should choose to leave you guild the following steps are how it is done. Be careful! Guild hopping can give you a bad name so choose carefully when you move.

1. Press G to open the Guild panel.
2. Click the Guild Roster tab.
3. Click the arrow next to your hero's name and choose Leave my guild

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#4 Can I be in more that one guild?

You cannot be in more that one guild at a time. Guilds by design are to form alliances and a dual membership would defeat the purpose. You are required to leave you current guild prior to entering or creating a new one.

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#5 What character is the best to be?

No one character is best. They are just different. Every character brings different abilities to the game. Each character also has it own set of weaknesses. Look over the character descriptions found in your manual or on this site to choose. You can create up to four characters so try different types to find one you like. Remember some characters start out weak in the game but if you stick with them and level them they can turn out to be quite powerful in the long run.

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#6 What are "Skills"?

Each hero has access to hundreds of skills that create advantages in battle either by damaging or weakening enemies or protecting and strengthening allies. Each skill set draws its strength from the unique attributes your professions provide, and each makes for a particular combat style. Warrior skills strengthen and protect for close-range battle, while Ranger skills give them power over nature as well as long-range expertise. Mesmer skills subvert enemy resources, and Necromancer skills exploit the dead and employ blood sacrifice. Elementalists call up the powers of earth, water, air, and fire, and wield them with devastating results.
You can learn hundreds of skills as you travel through Tyria, though you can carry only eight skills with you into each mission. Travel to a town or outpost to equip skills and arrange them in your Skill Bar.

Equip Skills

In towns/outposts:
Press K for the Skills menu and drag skill icons into the Skill Bar at the bottom of your screen.

Click and drag to rearrange skills in your Skill Bar.

 

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#7 What are "Hero Points"(Attributes)?

Every profession has a set of attributes you can build to improve the effectiveness of related skills (including weapon mastery) over time. Each level awards you attribute points to spend improving your attributes, like the Warrior’s Swordsmanship, which increases sword damage; the Monk’s Healing Prayers, which makes healing skills more powerful; and the Elementalist’s Energy Storage, which permanently increases maximum Energy, allowing you to use more skills more often.

Each profession’s attributes are geared for a distinctive fighting style, and by choosing attributes for improvement you create a specialized style all your own. Your hero’s attribute pool is derived from the combination of your primary and secondary professions. Your Warrior/Ranger’s attribute set contains only those attributes that affect Warrior/Ranger weapons and skills, so you can’t go wrong when building up attributes. And attribute refunds allow you to adjust attributes later if you wish, taking points from one and allocating them to another

 

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#8 What do I do with the things I find?

There are basically four options.

1 Keep them and use them.

2. Sell them.

3. Trade them.

4 Salvage them.

Do you homework. Some merchants will give you more for certain items that others. There are also collectors that will trade items of value fore items you find as well. Also some items salvage out better than others so be careful you don't lose gold by salvaging.

 

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#9 What is "Salvaging" and How is it done?

Some merchants sell salvage kits that allow you to salvage crafting materials from items you find on your adventures.
Salvaging items breaks them down into their basic components, materials which can be used to craft new items or upgrade existing ones. A regular salvage kit produces common crafting materials, while an expert salvage kit can produce rare materials and upgrade components. Each salvage kit has 25 uses.

After buying a salvage kit, follow these steps to identify an item in your inventory.

1.Press I to open the Inventory panel.

2.Double-click the Salvage Kit.

Move the salvage cursor to the item you wish to salvage and click. Any materials salvaged from that item appear in your inventory, and a description of the materials salvaged appears in your chat window.
Expert Salvage Kits

Rare crafting materials, runes, and upgrade components can only be salvaged using an expert salvage kit. For example, a Staff of Fortitude might yield a Staff Head of Fortitude which you can use to upgrade another staff.

 

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#10 How can I increase my personal storage capability?

Click a Container icon to see the contents of that container. The number on each container shows the number of items that can be carried in it.You start out with a backpack only but you have inactivated bags and a pouch waiting for activation. Pouches and bags are purchased from merchants. To expand each additional containers capacity a Ruin of holding (A Magic spell that increase the containers capacity) must be preformed. Buy or find this Ruin and double click it to activate it. Then click on the desired container and you have instant added space.

The Xunlai Guild maintains a private vault for your extra inventory, which—through magical means known only to guild agents—can be accessed through any Xunlai agent in any town, city, or outpost in Tyria. Your storage vault is account-based, which means that items in your storage vault are available to all the characters on your Guild Wars account.

Open a Storage Account

1. Click a Xunlai Agent. Read the Agent's dialog.
2. Choose Yes, show me my storage account. A one-time charge will be deducted from your gold.
3. Click a chest to view your storage vault.
4. Later you can expand and upgrade your storage. Keep an eye out for agents that let you do this.

Drag and drop between the storage and your inventory to move objects. The deposit fields will allow you to transfer gold or platinum as well.

 

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#11 How do I increase my characters level?

Leveling occurs when you gain enough experience points in your current level to ascend to the next. Experience points are awarded when you defeat a creature of equal or higher level that yourself or as a reward when a quest or mission is completed. Each quest will tell you the experience reward at the bottom of its description. As creatures become easier to kill you will notice that you no longer gain experience points from them. Quest however will always give you experience points.

 

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#12 Why can't I see anything on my maps?

City's and roads are only revealed to you after you have traveled on and to them.The fasted way to expand you map is to perform quests and missions. Traveling with others that know the way also helps a great deal. Don't go it alone. That is what your guild is for.

 

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#13 What are "Districts"?

Basically districts are the computer servers that hold the game. The districts were created to assure that the game would not crash because of too many people on at one time. When using your map to teleport from one city to an other you must also be in same district as a fellow player in order to see them. The district function is found at the top left of your screen and a drop down menu allows you to switch back and fourth. If the district is full you will be denied access until it thins out.

 

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#14 How do you play against other players?

PvP battles consist of two or more teams of 4–8 players battling for supremacy. Team up with fellow guild members or other online players for PvP battles in Arenas, Guild battles, or Tournament play. Use Team chat and the mini-map to communicate strategy with your team, and be ready to adjust tactics on the fly!
You can create PvP Only characters that start at level 20 and can access any items your Role playing characters have "unlocked."

Unlock Items

Use your Role playing characters to unlock new skills, runes, and other items which your PvP Only character can then access and use at any time.

Arena Battles

Enter the Arena and compete in PvP gladiator-style battles for experience, or just for fun. The Arena is a great place to find PvP action any time.

There are two types of arenas: Team Arenas and Random Team Arenas. Team Arenas let you form your own teams before entering the arena, while random team arenas create teams automatically from available players.

To travel to an arena, press M for the map, click any red arena icon, then click Travel. For team arena matches, form a party to participate in a battle.

 

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#15 What are guild battles?

Guild battles pit guild against guild in a variety of situations that will test your guild’s skill and team spirit. Winning Guild Challenges earns ranking points for your guild, which improves your guild’s position on the Guild Ladder. Guild battles can be initiated from your Guild Hall.

Worlds at War

Each time your team wins the Hall of Heroes, you earn favor for your geographical region. When your region wins three times in a row, it earns the favor of the gods and holds the Hall of Heroes until another region is victorious.

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