Kind of a Big Deal

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Kind of a Big Deal
Honor statue Max title rank progress.jpg
Campaign Core
Title type Character
Kind of a Big Deal is the title track that measures how many qualifying title tracks a character has completed; it is unofficially referred to as the Maxed Titles Rank.

Contents

[edit] Kind of a Big Deal title track

Rank Title Name Titles Maxed
1 Kind Of A Big Deal 5
2 People Know Me 10
3 I'm Very Important 15
4 I Have Many Leather-Bound Books 20
5 My Guild Hall Smells of Rich Mahogany 25
6 God Walking Amongst Mere Mortals 30

[edit] Acquisition

Progress is made indirectly by completing other title tracks. Completing any of the 43 separate title tracks on the Hero Panel will contribute one point to your Maxed titles rank.

[edit] Available title tracks

Each character can complete up to 43 separate title tracks. (God Walking Amongst Mere Mortals is a maxed title, but it does not add a point to itself once achieved.)

2 experience-based titles
20 mission, exploration and skill hunter titles
8 affiliation ranks
8 activity titles
5 PvP titles (All account-wide)

[edit] Guide to maxing titles

[edit] General suggestions

  • Make use of synergies (noted below) to reduce the overall amount of time spent pursuing all tracks.
  • Set short and long term goals for completing tracks.
  • Farm reputation titles after vanqiushing all of the areas that contribute to them, e.g. do not farm Lightbringer points until you finish vanquishing the areas that add those points; you might not have to farm at all.
  • Take advantage of weekly bonuses:
    • The double-points reduce the amount of required farming.
    • It will be easier to coordinate with others who have the same goals (making farming more fun and often faster).
  • Take advantage of various daily quests that increase the rate of progress against additional titles:
    • Some Zaishen Missions, Zaishen Bounties, and Zaishen Vanquishes add points towards reputation-based titles in Factions (Savior of the Kurzicks and/or Luxons), Nightfall (Lightbringer and Sunspear), and EotN (Asuran, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn).
    • Remember to capture skills from bosses, especially during Zaishen and Shining Blade Bounties.
    • Foes from Vanguard Quests in pre-Searing can be farmed to progress both Defender of Ascalon and Survivor titles.

[edit] Reaching rank 6 (GWAMM) quickly

The following priority order takes advantage of synergies to reach God Walking Amongst Mere Mortals "quickly":

Any character
  1. Master of the North, followed by the EotN reputation ranks (+1 +4; total: 5) (Allows using maximized PvE skills to progress other titles.)
  2. Protector and Guardian (+3 +3 +1; total: 12)
  3. Vanquisher, Cartography, and Skill Hunter (+4 +4 +4; total: 24)
  4. Sunspear and Lightbringer (which might already be maxed) (+2; total: 26)
  5. The two easiest consumable-based titles: Drunkard and Party Animal. (+2; total: 28)
  6. Then any two of the following seven (+2, total: 30):
Prophecies characters only

If possible, start with Legendary Defender of Ascalon before leaving Ascalon (pre-Searing); that will reduce the total number of titles needed at step six (above) by one.

[edit] Title requirement evaluation

This table compares the difficulty of reaching the maximum rank in each of the title tracks.

Title Count Cost Duration1 Mode Other comments
Legendary Defender of Ascalon 1 No Medium PvE Pre-Searing characters only.
Survivor 1 No Medium/Short PvE (NM/HM) Medium duration with safe tactics. Short duration if using risky tactics or trading for certain quest items. Vague synergies with Skill Hunter and any title that requires killing foes.
Protector 3 No Medium PvE (NM) Aim for masters on first try to reduce backtracking. Vague synergies if you wait for Zaishen Missions and use Zaishen Coins to buy items for consumable titles.
Guardian 3+1 No Medium PvE (HM) Aim for masters on first try to reduce backtracking. Vague synergies if you wait for Zaishen Missions and use Zaishen Coins to buy items for consumable titles.
Vanquisher 3+1 No Long PvE (HM) Caravan vanquish when possible. Synergizes with Cartographer. Vague synergies if you take advantage of Zaishen Vanquish to earn points towards reputation-based titles and use Zaishen Coins to buy items for consumable titles.
Cartographer 3+1 No Medium PvE (NM) Faster if using Texmod. Synergizes with Vanquisher.
Skill Hunter 3+1 ~290 Platinum + 194 skill points
(290 Signets of Capture)
Medium PvE (NM) Synergizes with vanquishing, cartography, and mission completion. (See main article for details on costs.)
Master of the North 1 No Long PvE (HM) Title is a combination of cartography, mission completion and vanquishing.
Reputation ranks (Asura, Norn, Deldrimor, and Ebon Vanguard) 4 No Medium PvE (HM) Speed book to turn in multiple Hero's Handbooks. Farm during Northern Support weekly bonuses.
Sunspear and Lightbringer 2 No Medium PvE (HM) Likely to max by efficient use of bounties while vanquishing. You can also farm The Sulfurous Wastes during Elonian Support weekly bonuses.
Kurzick/Luxon 2 No Long PvE and PvP Participate in Alliance battles, Fort Aspenwood, Jade Quarry, or speed clears of Mount Qinkai or Morostav Trail especially during Faction Support weekly bonuses.
Drunkard 1 2000 Platinum
(10,000 Dwarven Ales)
Short/Medium None Buy drinks from other players to reduce costs. Farm Gifts of the Huntsman.
Sweet Tooth 1 2000 Platinum
(5,000 Red Bean Cakes)
Short/Medium None Buy sweets from other players to reduce costs. Farm Gifts of the Huntsman or 10,000 War Supplies.
Wisdom 1 40 Platinum (400 Identification Kits) + cost of acquiring 10,000 gold/rare items Long None If possible, buy Identification Kits from outpost Faction merchants to reduce costs. Synergizes with Treasure Hunter, vanquishing.
Treasure Hunter 1 ~4800 Platinum Long PvE (NM/HM) Contributes to Lucky and Unlucky titles if using lockpicks. (Minimum 220 hours if committed to chest running.) Farm Golden Eggs during Sweet Treats Week.
Lucky and Unlucky 2 ~2206 Platinum
(by playing Nine Rings)
Long PvE Play Nine Rings (724 hours AFK) or open chests using lockpicks.
Party Animal 1 ~33 Platinum + 166,700Copper Zaishen Coin
(3,334 Crate of Fireworks)
Long/Medium None Buy party items from other players to reduce costs. Farm Gifts of the Huntsman, the Chest of Wintersday Past. Zone to/from guild hall to spam tonics and fireworks.
Gamer 1 No Varies None Can only be completed through special events' minigames.
Zaishen rank 1 100,000,000 Balthazar faction, 100,000 Tournament Reward Points, or 20,000Gold Zaishen Coin + 2000 Platinum
(20,000 Zaishen Keys)
Long PvP or
PvE (NM)
Farm Zaishen Elite or buy Zaishen Keys or Flames of Balthazar from players or play PvP.
1 Duration: generally assumes that players progress the various campaigns with reasonable efficiency; it is not meant to reflect the total spent by any particular player, which can vary substantially.
  • Short: the title can be easily spammed; there are substantial shortcuts available to everyone, no grind or resources are necessary, or it can be done easily while playing through the game (without too many other considerations). These titles require days (if not weeks) of effort. Some casual players will need more time to acquire these titles, e.g. Drunkard can take a while unless one buys alcohol from others.
  • Medium: requires some grind and consumes resources; there are shortcuts that a lot of people can manage. These titles require weeks (if not months) of effort. Some veteran players will manage these titles as fast as short (such as Survivor).
  • Long: requires substantial grind; few true shortcuts are available. These titles require months (if not years) of effort and/or significant investment of long-term resource.

[edit] Title synergies

You can progress several titles at once, reducing your overall investment of time. Some of these synergies include:

Survivor +
Skill hunter +
Protector
A fun way towards Survivor, and less to do later.
Vanquish +
Cartography +
Skill hunter (pick up as you go)
Scrape areas as you Vanquish them, and bring some cap sig's if your build permits it. Less to be done later.
Vanquish in Elona +
Sunspear +
Lightbringer
It should be enough to max Sunspear, and less to farm for Lightbringer.
Protector to access any later areas Always try for Protector if you need to do a mission, unless it puts a risk on Survivor.
Allegiance +
Treasure Hunter +
Wisdom
Find a spot with bounties or repeatable quests that also have chests scattered along the way.
Allegiance or Vanquish to finance other titles Farming and keyless chest runs may provide better income, but they don't contribute to titles.
Treasure Hunter +
Wisdom +
Lucky/Unlucky
Using lockpicks will give credit towards the Lucky or Unlucky tracks depending on whether they break or not.
Keyless chest runs +
Wisdom
If doing keyless chest runs to finance other titles.
Treasure Hunter +
Wisdom +
Lucky/Unlucky +
Drunkard +
Survivor
Repeat the Fronis Irontoe dungeon (HM) - there's always a locked chest there so don't forget to bring a lockpick and you get two Ales from the dungeon chest. (KOs don't count as deaths, that's where the Survivor title fits in.)
Party + Sweet Tooth +
Wisdom +
Treasure Hunter +
Lucky/Unlucky +
Deldrimor
Farm Snowmans Dungeon in HM to yield around 3k deldrimor points and sweet tooth/party points from the end chest. There are also 4-5 locked chests, which often contain golds.
Zaishen +
Wisdom
Weapons that come out of the Zaishen Chest will always be golds.
Lucky/Unlucky +
Kurzick/Luxon +
Treasure Hunter +
Wisdom
These titles are account wide; once maxed, they apply to all characters, reducing the overall time spent pursuing GWaMM for more than one character.

[edit] Notes

  • The Rainbow Phoenix will appear in the Hall of Monuments to characters that have maxed ten titles (People Know Me).
    • It can also appear for Kind Of A Big Deal (five titles) if other conditions are met, the exact details of which have not yet been confirmed (see the pet's talk page for the research).
      • It will always appear in individual-accomplishment mode if all monuments are filled (i.e. are displaying the maximum number of statues).
      • It will usually appear in account-wide mode if the character has added their own tapestries and all monuments are filled.
      • It can also appear in either mode with fewer statues.
    • The Rainbow Phoenix will only appear if an eligible character enters the Hall of Monuments alone; it will not appear if there are other players or heroes in the party.
  • The title can be displayed (for linked accounts) in Guild Wars 2 after reaching rank 6.

[edit] Trivia

[edit] See also


Titles
Character titles
Core Cartographer Drunkard Guardian Maxed Titles Party Animal Protector Skill Hunter Survivor Sweet Tooth Vanquisher
Prophecies Legendary Defender of Ascalon
Nightfall Lightbringer Sunspear
Eye of the North Asura Deldrimor Ebon Vanguard Master of the North Norn
All campaigns Legendary Cartographer Legendary Guardian Legendary Skill Hunter Legendary Vanquisher
Core Champion Codex Gamer Gladiator Hero Lucky Treasure Hunter Unlucky Wisdom Zaishen
Factions Kurzick Luxon
Retired Commander
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