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Guild Wars 2, 5v5 Weekly Cup #4

Some days ago we announced our weekly cup series. Today we want to announce our 4th cup. As last week the cup will start at 20:00 CET.
Also don´t forget that we will provide prizes worth $ 175 for the first 2 teams! So better spread the word and sign up!
The matches will be casted by  Sireph. So better tune in if you don´t have the chance to play! You can find his channel on TwitchTV! The stream will be casted by Sputti and ChroNickGamer. You can find the channel here! The chinese stream can be found on  Crispeke´s channel!In case you missed the matches of last weeks cup feel free to check the VoD´s of Jebro´s show on Youtube.Also feel free to leave feedback via support ticket, within the forum or as news comment!


 5v5 Weekly Cup #4 – 07/11/13

   5v5 Weekly Cup #4 – 07/11/13

 Date: 07. November 2013 20:00 CET
 Mode: 5on5 Single Elimination // 45 minutes per round
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 Prizes

Thanks to ArenaNet we are able to provide pizes worth $ 175 for this cup.


 1st place: 5x $ 25 gem codes
 2nd place: 5x $ 10 gem codes

 Check In

Step 1 – Reservation (green)
Here you can reserve a place in the cup, but you have to confirm your participation later.

Step 2 – Confirmation (yellow)
30 minutes before the cup starts, you have to confirm your participation, if you have done that, you’re in the Cup.

Step 3 – Entry (red)
You didn’t get a free place in this cup? If there are not enough participants, you can still entering the cup 20 minutes before starting!

 Upcoming Cups

 

Weekly Cup schedule
 Cup  Date  Sign Up  Rules
Weekly Cup #5 14/11/2013
Weekly Cup #6 21/11/2013
Weekly Cup #7 28/11/2013

 

 Winner Weekly Cup #3

After an intense rematch of past weeks finalists  Cheese Mode successfully earned the tournament win over  Who Gets Carried Hard.

 


Good luck & have fun!

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Guild Wars 2 Tower of Nightmares DLC Live, New Appearance

The steady flow of content updates for Guild Wars 2 hasn’t slowed since this past summer. The latest update marks the third just in October, and is called Tower of Nightmares, which is a fitting name for a Halloween week DLC release. Players will have to deal with the ever changing world of Tyria, which is always full of new dangers and dark forces looking to ruin the day of the world’s inhabitants. They will have to band forces and plan new strategies to take on the Tower of Nightmares, which was created by a mysterious reptilian krait whose ties to a dark force are a cause for concern.

In addition to the new mission the content update also adds a new rewarded skill called Antitoxin Spray, which allows any player to heal others around them from the various poisons and toxins that are affecting them. Those who are wily enough to take down the Tower of Nightmares will also receive a Krait Obelisk Shard to erect in their home instance.

For a better look at the Tower of Nightmares DLC content head on down past the break. The content is now live, so grab a few of your best buds and begin planning your attack on the Tower so you can reap the rewards for taking it down.

Guild Wars 2 is a PC only title that is currently available.

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Guild Wars 2 Backpack Cover,Your Choice

Equipment is definitely the everlasting pursuit to players in each video game, some of the players even spend money to buy gold or gems in order to get a suit of powerful equipment. Equipment in gw2 features the appearance rather than the attribute, so it is not difficult to get top equipment in this game. We are going to show you the most comprehensive selection of backpack cover for you in this article.

To start the selection, let’s talk about the ways to get backpack cover in guild wars 2 first.
1. Players will get backpack cover as a reward for completing the main storyline.
2. You can use the Karma to buy backpack cover from some special NPC.
3. Cover will fall off in the eight raids and Fotm, so it is also a good way to collect backpack covers.
4. Correspondent backpack cover will be released in each update, you can purchase it from the trading post.
5. You can also buy backpack cover from the vendors in the guild.

In the following part, let’s enjoy all the amazing backpack covers released before in guild wars 2!!!

Mad Memories

Mad Memories. It was released in last Halloween, which looks like a book. Mad Memories were awarded to players for completing the Halloween quests.

Toymaker's Bag

Toymaker’s Bag. As a release of 2012 Wintersday, this cover was sent to every player through email.

King Toad's Backpack Cover

King Toad’s Backpack Cover. It was released in the first season of Super Adventure Box. Actually, this cover has three different colors.

Fractal Capactor

Fractal Capacitor. It was released in the event called Lost Shores. This cover should be leveled up three times to sparkle.

Fervid Censer

Fervid Censer

Sclerite Karka Shell

Sclerite Karka Shell
The above two covers were released in Southsun Cove.

="Holographic

Holographic Dragon Wing Cover

Shattered Dragon Cover

Holographic Shattered Dragon Wing Cover

These two covers were released in Dragon Bash. You can still purchase the Holographic Dragon Wing Cover in the trading post.

Plush Moto Backpack

Plush Moto Backpack. It was from the second season of SAB. It looks very cute.

Wings of the Sunless

Wings of the Sunless. A cover from the Tequatl Rising. I don’t think this cover is popular due to its bad-looking appearance.

The part above collected the released backpack covers in gw2 for you. If some of the covers are missed, remember to tell us, we will add them in time.

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Guild wars 2 New WvW Card

For ArenaNet’s online RPG Guild Wars 2 WvW a new card has been announced called “edge of the fog.” The special feature of this new WvW card is that it requires no queues.
The proposed new map “edge of the fog” to make the WvW game in ArenaNet’s Guild Wars 2 MMORPG accessible. In contrast to the known WvW cards you can watch the edge of the fog fall any time in WvW battles without previously persevere in a queue. If the new area is full, it will give the new card WvW an overflow server. So you can watch any time bashing in the new card in WvW until a place in the regular ticket is free.
Your services in the edge of the fog will not count towards the points WvW your world in Guild Wars 2nd According to the developers from ArenaNet well populated server otherwise would have an unfair advantage over less densely populated worlds. But it should give special rewards that you can achieve your only in the edge of the fog. Which they should be specific, the developers of ArenaNet have not been betrayed. It should be including, among other bonuses that give you an advantage in the regular WvW.
The edge of the nebula is, by design, include many different aspects of Guild Wars 2nd The entire region consists of flying islands that float above the eternal battle fields. Each island will have a unique flair. There will be, for example, a city of ruins in the jungle or a temple between snow-capped mountains. Also, the game mechanics to conquer strategically valuable areas should be partially differ significantly from WvW standard.
The new WvW Card “edge of the fog” in Guild Wars 2 will be released until the spring of 2014. Who wants to see the new area previously, has the opportunity to log in with his guild to beta test. To enter your selection, you need only the application form fill, which will link your specified under the. The only requirement is that a player can give useful feedback to the developers in your guild in English. The original announcement for the new Guild Wars 2 card “edge of the fog” can be found on the official website of ArenaNet.

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GUILD WARS 2 DEC 10 CLASS PATCH PREVIEW

Arenanet have released a list of the upcoming GW2 class changes for the upcoming Dec 10 patch on the official forums. Details are posted below.
General
These are the proposed balance changes for the Dec. 10th build. These changes are not final and are subject to change. We are posting them early so the community can discuss them with us. We wanted to be more transparent with the community about these changes to help expose problems that riskier changes might create.
Elementalist:
This patch’s goal for the elementalist was to increase the power of the Earth, Air and Fire lines, while taking away some of the need to go into the Arcane line. This was done by bringing up the base cooldown of attunements so that elementalists aren’t forced to go as deep into Arcane in order to get the old attunement cooldown %’s. In doing so, we decided put some of the most powerful Adept tier traits in Water magic and Arcane to the Master tier to avoid power creep that would have occurred by letting players gain powerful effects in Master and Grandmaster tier of Fire, Air, and Earth and still get the extremely powerful traits in Water and Arcane by only splashing in 10 points.
Fire II – Burning Fire – This trait has a new effect. Use Cleansing Fire automatically when you have a number of conditions on you. 3 conditions. 40 second cooldown. Moved to Master tier.
Fire VIII – Conjurer – Moved to Adept tier.
Fire III – Ember’s Might. The effect of this trait has been changed to Burns you apply last longer. 25%.
Burning Rage 25 – Increased damage dealt to burning foes from 5% to 10%.
Air V – Soothing Winds. Increased conversion from 5% to 7%.
Air XI – Tempest Defense. Decreased the cooldown from 60s to 25s.
Earth 5 – Stone Flesh – Increased toughness while attuned to Earth Magic to 1.5/level (120 at level 80).
Earth VII – Strength of Stone. This trait is now Gain condition damage based on your Toughness. 10%.
Earth XI – Diamond Skin. This trait has been redesigned. Conditions cannot be applied to you when your health is above the threshold. 90%.
Water I – Aquamancer’s Alacrity. Moved to Master tier.
Water V – Cleansing Wave. Moved to Master tier.
Water VIII – Arcane Abatement. Moved to Adept tier.
Water X – Soothing Wave. Moved to Adept tier.
Arcane III – Arcane Retribution. Moved to Master tier. Decreased cooldown from 90 seconds to 45 seconds.
Arcane IV – Final Shielding. Decreased cooldown from 90s to 75s.
Arcane V – Elemental Attunement. Moved to Master tier.
Arcane VI – Renewing Stamina. Moved to Master tier.
Arcane VII – Vigorous Scepter. Moved to Adept tier.
Arcane VIII – Blasting Staff. Moved to Adept tier.
Arcane IX – Windborne Dagger. Moved to Adept tier.
The following changes were done to reduce the necessity of putting points into the Arcane trait line.
The base cooldown of the attunement that you just left is now reduced from 16 seconds to 13 seconds. Attunement cooldown rate now increases by 1% per point in Arcane down from 2%. The end result is that now Attunements go from 13s to 10s instead of the old range of 16s to 10s.
Base global attunement cooldown is now 1.625 seconds. Global attunement cooldown rate now decreases by 1% per point in Arcane down from 2%. The end result is that now global attunement cooldown goes from 1.625 to 1.25 instead of the old range of 2.0 to 1.25.
Engineer:
We wanted to maintain the engineer’s core roles while still increasing build diversity. We also wanted to take out some of the random effects for some of the class’s traits. The biggest change here is allowing Modified Ammunition to work with any skills so that an engineer, regardless of build, can look at putting 30 points into firearms. By increasing the swiftness duration on Speedy Kits, we hope to allow Swiftness to be maintained more reasonably without having to constantly be swapping between Kits. This change will also bring down the total up time for Vigor due to its interaction with Invigorating Speed. We don’t like classes having permanent Vigor, and this is one of the areas we needed to tone down the up time of the engineer’s Vigor.
Explosives V – Incendiary Powder. Moved to Master tier.
Explosives VI – Exploit Weakness. Increased the health threshold from 25% to 50%
Explosives IX – Accelerant packed turrets. Moved to Adept tier.
Firearms XI – Modified Ammunition. This trait now works regardless of equipped weapon.
Inventions V – Energized Armor. Increased conversion from 5% to 7%.
Inventions X – Autotool Installation. Increased healing percent from 1% to 5%. * Decreased interval from 10s to 3s.
Inventions XI – Elixir Infused bombs. Increased healing scaling by 50%.
Alchemy V – Blood Injection. Increased conversion from 5% to 7%.
Alchemy 15 – Transmute. Increased % chance from 8% to 100%. This effect can now only trigger once every 15 seconds.
Tools VI – Speedy Kits. Increased Swiftness duration to 10s. This effect can now only trigger once every 10 seconds.
Tools XI – Armor Mods. Changed this to now trigger on struck instead of on critical hit incoming. Reduced the cooldown from 25 seconds to 15 seconds.
Guardian:
Tanky and supportive guardians are in a strong position in many gametypes. We do feel that damage guardians are not as powerful as they could be. While we don’t want guardians to be as strong offensively as some of the other classes (given their powerful defensive abilities) we opened up more offensive guardian builds.
Zeal V – Shattered Aegis. Damage instead of Burning.
Zeal VII – Zealous Blade. This trait now scales with Healing power (2%.)
Zeal XII – Kindled Zeal. Increased conversion from 10% to 13%.
Radiance V – Searing Flames. Reduced cooldown from 20s to 10s.
Radiance X – Powerful blades. Increased damage from 5% to 10%.
Valor V – Retributive Armor. Increased conversion rate from 5% to 7%.
Honor VI – Pure of Heart. Increased scaling with Healing power from 25% to 40%.
Virtues VIII – Supreme Justice. Number of attacks going from 4 to 3.
Symbol of Swiftness: This skill now applies 4 seconds of swiftness per pulse, rather than 8 seconds if you have no swiftness and 1 second if you have swiftness.
Mesmer:
The bulk of the mesmer changes are focused on two things. 1) Bringing up some of the mesmer support traits and condition removal traits. 2) Reduce dependency on certain trait lines. The changes to Mender’s Purity and Shattered conditions as well as the move of Dazzling Glamours are meant to accomplish the first of these two. The changes to Shattered Strength and Illusionist’s celerity are what we feel accomplish the second one. Before this change mesmers needed to place 25 points into Illusions for many of their builds. Now they can place only 15 points in there to get the Illusion cooldown which will give them back 10 more trait points to open up some new builds. Finally, we felt that the Mantra traits were fairly difficult to collect. Moving Mantra mastery to adept tier takes some trait pressure off of the Dueling line, allowing mantra mesmers to gain a good trait with only 10 points.
Domination XII – Confounding Suggestions. Changed to increase daze duration by 25%.
Dueling VI – Protected Mantras. Moved to Master Tier. Increase Toughness from 400 to 600.
Dueling VII – Mantra Mastery. Moved to Adept Tier.
Chaos 25 – Chaotic Transference. Increased conversion from 5% to 10%.
Chaos I – Chaotic Revival. Reduced cooldown from 35s to 10s.
Chaos VII – Mirror of Anguish. Reduced cooldown from 90s to 60s.
Inspiration IV – Mender’s Purity. Now removes 2 conditions.
Inspiration XI – Shattered Conditions. Increased radius from 240 to 600.
Illusions VI – Illusionary Invigoration. Recharge reduced from 90s to 60s. Moved to Master Tier.
Illusions VIII – Dazzling Galmours. Moved to Adept Tier.
Illusions 15 – Shattered Strength – Moved to Grandmaster tier.
Illusions 25 – Illusionist’s Celerity – Moved to Master tier.
Necromancer:
For the necromancer, we felt that a few traits and skills were too powerful, while others were lacking in efficacy. We brought down some of the raw DPS conditions that necromancer enjoys, while also maintaining their pressure and sustain elements. The necromancer’s mobility will remain where it is currently, as we want the Necromancers to be focused on sustaining themselves through death shroud, siphoning health, and slowing down their opponent’s ability to act.
Mark of Blood. Removed 1 bleed in PvP only.
Signet of Spite: Removed one bleed.
Spite 15 – Death into Life. Increased conversion from 5% to 7%
Spite X – Chill of Death. Increased trigger threshold from 25% to 50%.
Curses IV – Weakening Shroud. Increase recharge from 15 to 25.
Curses VIII – Banshee’s Wail. Increase cooldown reduction from 15% to 20%.
Death 5 – Reanimator. Decreased cooldown from 30s to 15s.
Death VIII – Reaper’s Protection. Decreased the cooldown from 90s to 60s.
Death 25 – Deadly Strength. Increased conversion from 5% to 10%.
Blood Magic 25 – Blood to Power. Decreased health threshold from 90% to 75%. Increase Power from 90 to 120.
Soul Reaping II. Vital Persistence. Increased reduction of life force drain from 25% to 50%.
Ranger:
For the ranger, we’ve adjusted the placement of some traits so that rangers should have more build combinations. For example, by swapping Nature’s Vengeance and Spirits Unbound so that rangers can have spirits follow you in tier 2, players can now opt out of the higher damage output from spirits and still have options elsewhere. We also brought up some Marksmanship and a Skirmishing trait to make power specs more appealing. We feel like rangers also currently have too much endurance regeneration through traits. Due to this, we’ve made adjustments to Wilderness Survival traits, and we’ve also brought down the passive of Sun Spirit and the active effect for Storm Spirit.
Long Range Shot. Increased the damage at 500 range by 20%.
Long Range Shot. Increased the damage at 500-1000 range by 15%.
Marksmanship V – Predator’s Instinct. Increased the threshold from 25% to 50%. Increased the Cripple Duration from 2s to 10s. Increased the cooldown from 15s to 30s.
Marksmanship VI – Beastmaster’s Bond. Decreased the cooldown from 90s to 60s.
Skirmishing XII – Moment of Clarity. Stun Duration increased from 50% to 100%.
Wilderness 5 Natural Vigor. Reduced the increased endurance regeneration from 50% to 25%.
Wilderness VIII – Oakheart Salve. Decreased the recharge of this trait from 20s->15s
Wilderness XII – Bark Skin Increased the damage reduction from 30% to 50%.
Nature Magic I – Circle of Life. Cleared up the text of this trait to clearly identify that it happens when downed, not defeated.
Nature Magic V – Strength of Spirit. Increased conversion from 5% to 7%
Nature Magic IX – Two Handed Training. Added the following functionality to this trait. Greatsword and Spear attacks have a chance to grant Fury on hit. 50% chance. 3s Fury. 10s cooldown.
Nature Magic X – Enlargement. This trait now uses Signet of the Wild to trigger. This reduces the cooldown to 60 seconds and allow it to interact with the Signet of the Beastmaster and Signet Mastery traits.
Nature Magic VII – Nature’s Vengeance. Moved to Grandmaster Tier.
Nature Magic XI – Spirits Unbound. Moved to Master Tier.
Beastmastery VI – Mighty Swap. The might from this trait is now applied to you and your pet.
Sun Spirit. Reduced the passive burning from 3s to 2s.
Storm Spirit. Reduced the damage from the Call Lightning skill by 33%.
Thief:
One of the issues we are working on for thieves this patch is the dependence on the traits which boost initiative. We did this by shaving a significant amount of initiative gain from these traits while simultaneously boosting the generic rate of initiative gain by 33%. We have also somewhat reduced the effectiveness of high evasion thieves by reducing vigor up time and adding some cast time to the Shadow Return skill on the sword. This prevents these thieves from evading too much and too easily dealing with being disabled (stun, daze, fear, knockdown, etc.). Also we are trying to improve the survivability of thieves in the Acrobatics line through easier access to the Hard to Catch trait and increased effectiveness of the Assassin’s Reward trait. This will reward thieves who are actively engaged in the fight rather than those who are just dodging over and over again. The change to Infusion of Shadow is meant to stop players from gaining initiative by applying stealth while already in stealth. This should keep thieves from being able to recharge all of their power while idling in a very long stealth. We felt that using a lot of different abilities to maintain stealth is ok, but re-using the same ability over and over for almost permanent stealth was just bad for the game, especially when gaining large amounts of initiative.
Increased the base rate of initiative gain from .75/second to 1/second.
Shadow Return on Sword. Renamed to Infiltrator’s return. Added a 1/4s cast time.
Pistol Whip. Reduced the after cast on the first half of this skill by .25 seconds.
Deadly Arts VI – Sundering Strikes. Increased the trigger chance from 50%. Remove ICD. Decrease Vulnerability duration to 6s.
Critical Strikes VI – Practiced Tolerance. Increased conversion from 5% to 7%.
Critical Strikes 15 – Opportunist. Increased trigger chance to 50%. Increase cooldown from 1s to 5s.
Critical Strikes VIII – Signet Use. Reduced initiative gain from 2 to 1.
Critical Strike X – Critical Haste. Increase trigger chance to 25%.
Shadow Arts V – Infusion of Shadow – This trait functionality has been changed to “Gain initiative when you enter stealth.” 2 init.
Acrobatics III – Vigorous Recovery. Reduced Vigor duration to 4s from 8s.
Acrobatics IV – Assassin’s Retreat. Increased swiftness duration to 20s.
Acrobatics IX – Quick Recovery. Reduced initiative gain from 2 to 1.
Acrobatics X – Assassins Reward. Increased healing scaling by 35%. Moved to Grandmaster Tier.
Acrobatics XI – Hard to catch. Moved to Master Tier.
Trickery 5 – Kleptomaniac. Reduce initiative gain from 3 to 2.
Trickery IV – Flanking Strikes. Move to Master tier.
Trickery VII – Bountiful Theft. Reduced vigor duration to from 15s to 8s.
Trickery VIII – Trickster. Move to Adept tier.
Warrior:
The overall goal here is to reduce the damage for the very high control warriors. This means reducing some dependency on going 30 points into discipline for Burst Mastery, making warriors spend 20 points in Arms to get the benefit of Unsuspecting Foe. We also reduced the damage on the hammer’s burst skill to separate the control from the damage. We don’t mind warriors doing massive damage, or doing great area of effect control, but we’re trying to prevent them from easily doing both. We also increased the readability of Skull Crack, which will allow opposing players to more easily react to it. Combustive Shot on longbow also saw some rework. It will scale better with adrenaline levels, and still provide strong burning per adrenaline level, but the raw damage was toned down slightly.
Strength 5 – Reckless Dodge. Increased Damage by 25%
Strength III – Great Fortitude. Increased conversion rate from 5% to 7%.
Arms IV – Unsuspecting Foe. Moved to Master Tier.
Arms VII – Crack Shot. Moved to Adept Tier.
Arms XII – Last Chance. Increased the threshold form 25% to 50%. Reduced the cooldown from 45 seconds to 40seconds.
Defense 25 – Armored Attack. Increased conversion rate from 5% to 10%.
Defense XII – Spiked Armor. Reduced the recharge from 15s to 10s.
Tactics 5 – Determined Revival. Now correctly displays the amount of toughness.
Tactics 25 – Reviver’s Might. Now applies 3 stacks of Might instead of 1.
Discipline II – Thrill of the Kill. Increased Adrenaline gain from 1 to 10.
Discipline XI – Burst Mastery. Reduced damage increase from 10% to 7%. Removed erroneous adrenaline gain fact.
Earthshaker. Reduced damage by 20%.
Staggering Blow. Reduced damage by 23%.
Skull Crack. Increased the cast time from 1/4s to 1/2s. Updated the animation and effects of this skill to be more clear.
Combustive Shot – Increased pulse duration to 3s. Increased burn duration per pulse to 3s. Normalized damage per pulse. Updated pulses per tier to 2, 3,and 4 respectively for tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3.
Thank you for your patience!

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GUILD WARS 2 TOWER OF NIGHTMARES PATCH RECIPES

To acquire these recipes, you must have completed the Toxic Spore Sampler achievement by giving Marjory 50 Pristine Toxic Spore samples. This will open up Marjory as a merchant in Kessex Hills.

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Super Sigil of Torment

gw2-superior-sigil-of-torment 30% chance on crit to cause 8s of AoE torment (7s cooldown)
  • Each recipe costs 250 Pristine Toxic Spore Samples + 1 gold and require either 400 Weaponsmith, Artificer, or Huntsman
  • Ingredients: Huntsman/Weaponsmith/Artificer (ingredients are all identical)
    • 1 Orichalcum Ingot
    • 100 Pristine Toxic Spore Samples
    • 2 Globes of Ectoplasm
    • 60 Lumps of Primordium

Superior Rune of Antitoxin 

gw2-superior-rune-of-antitoxin (1): +28 Condition Damage 

(2): -4% condition duration applied to you.

(3): +55 Condition Damage

(4): -8% condition duration applied to you.

(5): +100 Condition Damage

(6): -12% condition duration applied to you. Gain 5 stacks of might for 10 seconds on incoming poison or torment (20s cooldown).

  • Each recipe costs 250 Pristine Toxic Spore Samples + 1 gold and require either 400 Tailor, Leatherwork, or Armorsmith
  • Ingredients
Armorsmith Leatherwork Tailor
  • 1 Orichalcum Ingot
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
  • 40 Lump of Primordium
  • 50 Pristine Toxic Spore Sample
  • 1 Cured Hardened Leather Square
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
  • 40 Lump of Primordium
  • 50 Pristine Toxic Spore Sample
  • 1 Bolt of Gossamer
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
  • 40 Lump of Primordium
  • 50 Pristine Toxic Spore Sample

Toxic Sharpening Stone

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    • Recipe costs 250 Pristine Toxic Spore Samples + 1 gold and requires 450 Weaponsmith
    • Ingredients (makes 5)
      • 3 Piles of Crystalline Dust
      • 10 Pristine Toxic Spore Samples
      • 100 Piles of Bloodstone Dust

 

Toxic Maintenance Oil

gw2-toxic-maintenance-oil 

  • Recipe costs 250 Pristine Toxic Spore Samples + 1 gold and requires 450 Huntsman
  • Ingredients (makes 5)
    • 3 Piles of Crystalline Dust
    • 10 Pristine Toxic Spore Samples
    • 100 Piles of Bloodstone Dust

Toxic Focusing Crystal

gw2-toxic-focusing-crystal

  • Recipe costs 250 Pristine Toxic Spore Samples + 1 gold and requires 450 Artifice
  • Ingredients (makes 5)
    • 3 Piles of Crystalline Dust
    • 10 Pristine Toxic Spore Samples
    • 100 Piles of Bloodstone Dust

Marjory’s Experimental Chili

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Healing Tome: Antitoxin Spray

  • Marjory sells this for 250 Pristine Toxic Spore Samples  and 5 gold but it is more expensive to buy it from her. You can also get this skill by spending 25 skill points in your hero window where you acquire the other healing skills.

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Guild Wars 2 Fast Leveling Guide

For those who want to dominate the game early, we are going to talk about how to level up efficiently and quickly in Guild Wars 2. Like all other MMORPG Games, leveling up is essential if you want to get far ahead of your competitors. Leveling higher gives you a chance to fight stronger enemies and acquire better items. The faster that you can level your character, the better your items and equipments will be!

You can read one of the best Guild Wars 2 Game Guide now before we start rolling!

The Fastest Way To Level Up In Guild Wars 2

In most MMORPGs, the initial excitement in questing and exploring the world map can easily get you sidetracked from leveling. By doing pointless quests which only give little experience and engaging in activities that waste your time, your leveling speed is drastically affected. Aside from this, most MMORPGs follow an exponential leveling rate. That means that the next level will be harder to reach, making it difficult to level on a consistent basis.

To create a new approach in playing the game, Guildwars eliminates grinding to encourage players to explore the game. Even with the level cap placed , the next level is not that exponentially difficult to reach. Aside from this, the things that you perform in Guild Wars 2 also affects your experience points. That means that even simple and seemingly useless quests can help make your leveling faster

In Guild Wars 2, kill stealing is not a problem anymore. Even if you kill-steal from another player, both of you will get the maximum experience points possible. This encourages players to play with one another. Separate loots are also dropped for every player who attacked the monster so stealing the loots from other players is not a problem any longer.

(Be sure to also check my other Guild Wars 2 Skill Points Strategy Guide and Guild Wars 2 Combo Guide for more information about the game!)

More Chances To Level Up Faster In Guild Wars 2

In most MMO’s, Crafting is just a side profession that doesn’t add up to your character’s leveling experience. But ArenaNet and Guild Wars 2 rewards you by giving you some experience whenever you engage in crafting gears. By adding this facet in the game, players will now have more leverage to actually craft items. This is another way to remove the boredom of level grinding and another positive way to level up fast in Guild Wars 2.

With all of these new introductions into the game, you now have a lot of options to consider if you want to level up faster in Guild Wars 2. You can now allow other players to help you defeat enemies since both of you will gain the same experience anyway, making your leveling faster. If you think fighting with enemies is too tiring, you can also try your luck out in WoW and PvP battles. And when all of the fighting is said and done, you can also craft items since they also add up to your own leveling experience.

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Guild Wars 2 Team Structure

What Are Squads?

Squads are our solution to some of the communication difficulty we experienced early on in WvW. Good communication is an inextricable part of excelling on the battlefield, and our existing channels weren’t quite meeting our needs. Team chat was too large because everyone in the entire map could talk in it, resulting in too much noise. On the other hand, parties—which are capped at five members—were too small. In order to bridge that gap, we designed the squad system, which allows communication on a larger scale than parties, but in a much more focused manner than team chat.

 

A squad is a one-to-many command structure, with one commander at the top, and his followers underneath him. Each squad receives its own chat channel, which all members can see, but which only accepts chat from the commander. Normal members can only see what the commander says and cannot speak back.

 

Additionally, commanders gain access to a small set of squad map markers, which they may place on the map just like their normal party waypoint. All squad members will see these markers on their maps and compass. They represent orders such as “attack,” “defend,” “rally,” and “bring supply.”

 

We made squad communication flow in one direction because we wanted to keep it as simple as possible. We discussed complex hierarchical command structures, but decided they would be too difficult to learn and use. Joining a squad is simple and fast, and allows players to jump into the action right away with clear goals. Players in a squad shouldn’t feel alone or lost in the massive and hostile WvW landscape.

 

Squad Management

Joining a squad is just as easy as sending a whisper or a party invite. Simply select a teammate and right-click their portrait. If they’re in a squad, you’ll see an option to join their squad. Click that and you’re in! The commander doesn’t have to approve your request—you can join and leave freely. It doesn’t matter whether you click on a commander or a squad member. You’ll join the same squad as the person you clicked on, so you don’t have to worry about chasing down a commander in order to join a squad. In the party menu on the quick-launch bar, there’s a small squad panel.  From there, you can leave the squad you’re in if you want to join a different one, or if you’re just done for the day.

 

This same panel can be used if you desire to become a commander yourself. When not in a squad, you’ll have the option to create one. Creating a squad will make you a commander. You’ll receive a special map marker that other players can see, and you’ll have an icon over your head that lets teammates around you know that you’re a commander. The icon is not visible to members of other squads, but it is visible to your squad’s members, other commanders on your team, and players not in a squad so that they can easily identify you. Once you’re a commander, you’ll have the ability to speak into your squad channel and place order markers on the map for your members. It’s definitely nice to strut around with your special commander icon, but being in charge is also a big responsibility. The right to become a commander must be earned.

 

In each team’s portal keep in their home map, and in the major cities, there is a Master Strategist merchant. For a substantial sum of gold, you can buy a manual that grants you the right to become a commander when used. This is a permanent right, so the manual only needs to be bought once for each character. The hefty gold cost is in place because we want to discourage people who aren’t really interested in being leaders on the battlefield from becoming commanders. The high cost also makes it likely that any commander you see knows the game well. We decided that gold would be a more fitting restriction for this than character level, because experienced players who start new characters will still have the gold required to buy the manual.

 

Not Just for WvW

All of these communication features make WvW operations easier, but they will also be helpful for big PvE events as well. That’s exactly why the squad system is currently usable in both WvW and PvE maps. It works the same way no matter where you are, so whether you’re attacking a keep or teaching a big dragon bully a lesson, you can squad up to help get the job done. As with all our features, we’ll continue to polish and adjust squads as necessary to make sure they provide what is needed and fulfill their purpose well. In the meantime, I’ll be looking forward to seeing all of you commanders out there bravely lead your squads into battle.

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GW2 Some pictures of the Tower of Nightmares

More screenshots? Yes please! With the Guild Wars 2 Halloween festivities reaching it’s high with Mad King Says approaching; we’ve got the Tower of Nightmares patch rolling in as well! TheTower of Nightmares you ask? Well if you’re out of the loop you might want to pay a visit to Kessex Hills in the near future. In the meantime, you can check out these screenshots!

As you can see in the picture above, a mysterious veil has been constructed in Kessex Hills. Hidden behind its magic protection, the treacherous krait have been working on some new menace. Marjory Delaqua (right) and Kasmeer Meade (left) have set up a camp to survey the veil and attempt to find a way to pierce it.

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Kessex Hills has been poisoned, and the krait are to blame!

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The Tower of Nightmares is a terror the likes of which have never been seen in Tyria. Monstrous and massive, it has tainted all of Kessex Hills.

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What—or who—could have caused the quarrelsome krait and dark Nightmare Courtiers to work together? Whatever their cause, this new menace must be stopped.

One of the images that really caught my eye was the one that made part of Kessex Hill look like a barren wasteland. By the way krait, not cool. The reason it caught my eye is that the damage done looks similar to that of The Dragonbrand left by the Elder Dragon Kralkatorrik. On that note, I hope that this content is foreshadowing something really big.

Those weapons in the last picture look fairly decent, especially those weapons the corrupted krait is holding. I assume that we can get some of those weapons somehow. My Sylvari can always look more awesome with more plant themed like weapons.

Like what you see so far? Do you have high or low expectations for this patch? As always, let us know in the comments below!

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Guild Wars 2 From The New Update On The 29th

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Tower of Nightmares

What happens when the evil agendas of the krait and the Nightmare Court align? The answer can be found around Viathan Lake in Kessex Hills, where a dreadful tower has risen to spew poison into the sky. It’s causing hallucinations and illness in all who breathe in the spores. The malevolent forces behind it have Tyria’s subjugation in mind.
Story

  • Track down Marjory Delaqua and Lady Kasmeer Meade in Kessex Hills, and help them investigate the sinister nature of the massive “Tower of Nightmares” in the waters of Viathan Lake.
  • When entering Kessex Hills, players with an actual level higher than 25 will automatically be redirected to a story instance.
  • Players level 25 and under may still opt to play the story instance by speaking to Marjory in Kessex Hills.
    • This solo story instance will introduce players to the new threat of the “Toxic Alliance” between the krait and a faction of the Nightmare Court. Players will encounter the Toxic Alliance’s unique and deadly skills firsthand as they battle their way to Marjory and Kasmeer.
    • Players may leave this instance without penalty, and they may retry it at any time by speaking to Marjory in Kessex Hills until the instance has been completed.
    • Once the instance has been completed, it can be replayed by another character.

Open World

  • Kessex Hills
    • Kessex Hills has become even more of a war zone than usual! The Tower of Nightmares has completely changed the area around Viathan Lake, spewing toxic pollen and gases into the air, turning the sky a dark and sickly hue. The Toxic Alliance, flooding from the monolithic tower, is working to cement a foothold in the region. Seraph forces are trying to stem the tide, but the tower itself appears impenetrable and is surrounded by a wall of suffocating toxic gas that prevents entry.
    • The Toxic Alliance appears to be here to stay. They’ve been taking territory from both allies and enemies alike, from Mudbay Digs to Greyhoof Meadows and all points in between. As players battle through a variety of new dynamic events, they will wage war on this new threat on multiple fronts around the base of the Tower of Nightmares.
    • The Tower of Nightmares is also creating smaller offshoots of itself at several locations around the map. Players must aid the Vigil, the Order of Whispers, and the Durmand Priory as they attempt to destroy these toxic offshoots with siege weapons.
    • Marjory Delaqua, an expert in poisons, is working hard to formulate an antitoxin from a camp at Thunder Ridge so that the heroes of Tyria can enter the tower and take the fight to the Toxic Alliance on their own turf. Players can help Marjory’s research efforts by bringing her Pristine Toxic Spore Samples, which can be found by completing related events and destroying Toxic Alliance enemies.
  • The Toxic Offshoots aren’t just limited to Kessex Hills. The wind has carried these vile blooms into the neighboring zones of Caledon Forest, Metrica Province, Brisban Wildlands, Queensdale, and Gendarran Fields. They have even been spotted in the Eternal Battlegrounds!
  • The Durmand Priory has been investigating the involvement of the krait, a normally xenophobic and hostile force. They are convinced that the krait have been gifted with something very important to their culture: shards of one of their great obelisks. Krait obelisks factor heavily into the krait religion, so Priory Arcanist Dolja will task players to find and transcribe the energy signatures of 24 of these obelisk shards across Tyria.
  • The Toxic Alliance is the toughest force yet, and their arrival brings with it the debut of the elite species type. With its difficulty level situated between a veteran and a champion, elite enemies are designed to challenge small groups of players outside of group instances.
  • Blood and Madness content and achievements will still be available to play until November 11, including decorations, activities, Haunted Door events, and story instances. Also, a single Halloween-themed daily achievement will be available.
    • Mad King Thorn will visit Lion’s Arch between 9 a.m. PDT on October 30 through 9 a.m. PDT on November 1. During that period, the Mad King will tell jokes as he wanders the Mystic Plaza and play Mad King Says in the Grand Piazza. This is the only time players can gain the A Royal Tradition achievement, which awards successful players with the Mask of the Night Skin.

Rewards

  • Finishing the Tower of Nightmares meta-achievement will reward the player with a personal Krait Obelisk Shard, a place of power for their home instance. It can be used to obtain a skill point and to charge Quartz Crystals once per day.
  • Finishing the Toxic Krait Historian achievement will reward players with a Scroll of Knowledge, which allows them to obtain five skill points.
  • Marjory Delaqua will accept extra Pristine Toxic Spore Samples as trade for various new crafting recipes and a new heal skill at the Thunder Ridge Camp in Kessex Hills.
    • Antitoxin Spray: This new heal skill is usable by all professions in PvE and WvW. Players can use the antitoxin to heal themselves and nearby allies while also removing toxic pollen, poison, torment, and confusion.

Achievements

  • Tower of Nightmares, the meta-achievement, will task players with bringing down Toxic Offshoots, gathering spore samples to complete Marjory’s research, seeking out krait obelisk shards, and destroying Toxic Alliance forces and their champions.
    • During this release, completing Tower of Nightmares daily achievements will contribute to the meta-achievement. These are earned by participating in specific Tower of Nightmares content each day.

BALANCE, BUG-FIXING, POLISH
General

  • PvP Glory and Rank rewards have been revised. Personal score no longer grants rank. Instead, there are now flat bonuses for playing and winning games. Games lasting less than 7 minutes will have proportionally downscaled rewards.
  • The Special Event UI has been updated to help direct players through Living World releases.

Items

  • The crafting recipe for Bolts of Silk now requires 3 Silk Scraps.
  • The crafting recipe for Cured Thick Leather Squares now requires 3 Thick Leather Sections.
  • The icon for the Scroll of Knowledge has been updated.
  • The icon for the Experience Scroll has been updated.

Profession Skills
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  • Conjure Fiery Greatsword—Firestorm: Fixed the radius skill fact and included a duration skill fact.
  • Mist Form: Added a skill fact for the movement-speed increase.
  • Undercurrent: Added a radius skill fact.
  • Tempest Defense: This trait now lists the appropriate damage increase to stunned and knocked-down opponents.

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  • Scatter Mines: Added radius and damage skill facts.
  • Reinforced Shield: This trait now indicates an increase to toughness, rather than adrenaline.
  • Low-Health Response System: Added a trait fact for the health threshold.
  • Napalm Specialist: This trait now displays its duration increase when used with skills that apply burning.
  • Elite Supplies: This trait now appropriately reduces the recharge time of mortar abilities.
  • Infused Precision: This trait now lists the chance to activate on critical hits.

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  • Smite: Added a skill fact for the number of impacts, and removed the number of attacks from the damage skill fact.
  • Protector’s Strike: Replaced the range skill fact with a radius.

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  • Veil: Fixed the duration skill fact to properly indicate its duration, with and without Temporal Enchanter traited.

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  • Malicious Training: Updated multiple pet abilities to reflect when this trait is equipped.
  • Juvenile Brown Bear:
    • Shake It Off: Fixed an issue that caused the condition-removal effects to behave erratically.
  • Sword—Slash: Removed the skill fact that displayed bleeding condition removal.

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  • Shadow Refuge: Added a pulses skill fact.

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  • Hundred Blades: Fixed the skill fact to properly update when traited with Slashing Power.

World vs. World

  • Fixed an issue with a couple of dolyak caravans that caused them to path to the wrong objective in some cases.

BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE
New Items and Promotions

  • Three new sets of armor skins are now available in the Gem Store: Phalanx armor skins for heavy-armor wearers, Viper’s armor skins for medium-armor wearers, and Trickster’s armor skins for light-armor wearers. Each armor-skin pack is available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 800 gems.
  • A new permanent finisher is available for WvW and PvP combat. The fearsome new Toxic Offshoot Finisher is available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 600 gems.
  • Dreamthistle weapon skins are now available from Black Lion Weapons Specialists and cost only 1 Black Lion Claim Ticket from now until November 25. Players can get Black Lion Claim Tickets and Black Lion Claim Ticket Scraps from Black Lion Chests, which can be unlocked with Black Lion Chest Keys available in the Consumable category of the Gem Store.

UPDATES
ITEMS

  • Some sylvari cultural armors have been upgraded to glow as was originally intended and has been highly requested. To give the most flexibility in the armor design, the dye masks have also been altered so that players will have more control over the results of the armor glow. This currently affects Medium Tier 2 (legs will be re-addressed for glow and dye alignment) and Tier 3, Light Tier 1 (female only), and Light Tier 3. The other weights and tiers will be assessed for a similar pass to give glow or upgrade glow results when possible.
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