Category talk:Guides

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Steel ingots[edit]

wat shall i salvage to get steal ignots? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User: (talk).

See Category:Contains steel and Help:Ask a game question. -- Gordon Ecker 04:57, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Guild Searching[edit]

I would like to see a guide on how to find a guild in GW. I've been trying to ferret out a GvG guild that I can play with that's ranked something over a bazillion so I can get into GvG. But the guild ladder on the site doesn't list any character names, and you can't PM a guild. Watching observer is somewhat useful, but there aren't a lot of guild listed on this site as recruiting, and then, some that are, seem to have forgotten to list how to contact them! (I think most have fixed this now) — ( ɔ \ ʇ ) uɐɥʇıǝɹ Reithan Sig.jpg 17:51, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Try this ~ SCobraUser-SuperCobra-Sig.png 17:57, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
Add in: Category:Recruiting PvP guilds and Category:Recruiting PvX guilds. The latter has around 600 entries, so you're bound to find something. --Xeeron 18:06, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
I already mentioned the Recruiting GvG guilds category, SCobra. There aren't many guilds listed, some are inactive, most are European (I'm American - timezone issues). I tried just going through Recruiting PvP - but that didn't net much better results, and Recruiting PvX, as you said is like 600+ guilds, which is quite a mountain to deal with. If anything, again these things could use some sort of way to cross-reference. If I could just say search for guilds with an American tag, a PvP tag and a Recruiting tag, I'd probably get better results, as it seems not many use all the sub categories they should.
In any case, I was talking about a guide, as it could list several non-wiki sources (forums) to look on, tell how to best find guilds through observer, mention that the guild ladder on the official site is worthless for finding a guild to join, and probably many other things, like how to evaluate a guild as to if it's a good/bad fit for you, etc. Maybe cover some basic GW etiquette concering guilds? I dunno, it has possibilities. — ( ɔ \ ʇ ) uɐɥʇıǝɹ Reithan Sig.jpg 18:11, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Title guides[edit]

IMO we should create a "title guides" or "title-related guides" subcategory. -- Gordon Ecker 04:53, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Just go ahead and do it if you think it'll help organise the guides better. It's just a category. -- User Sig.png 10:21, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Reworking this section[edit]

I have an idea to help out the structure of this category. There's a lot of sub-sections (which incorrectly state 0 things inside of them for some reason? o.O), and the guides that are in the front fall into 3 categories: great for the casual player (there's 4 of em), playing GW on an emulator (pointless for the casual user who is probably playing on Windows), and PvP (great, but mixed among the PvE ones.)

Why not restructure this section so that it is useful for the casual user? We can put useful completed guides about important game topics to the front and move them out of sub-sections. The profession guides are all pretty good, they could use some updating to bring them into the current times, but otherwise, pretty good.

I think if we move those types of guides to the front while moving stuff like "Guild Wars on Fedora" and "Displaying Titles" into a "Technical Guides" subsection, we could use that as a pretty good stepping stone to branch off of. If enough people are interested in this idea, I wouldn't mind browsing through the various Profession guides and updating them in my spare time. I think once we move the guides that need to be moved, make a comprehensive PvP tactics guide that kind of adds all the PvP tactic terms into one page and describes them (you could keep the individual terms for when they're mentioned in articles.), and stuff, we can pave the way for lots of guides that could be useful for the average player! Some of the guides we have already could use some love, for example "Guide to making a build" could maybe use some examples with skills and such, to add more depth and be more helpful? :)

I think some sorting could be done too. Alphabetical is handy but it mixes the PvE and PvP related guides together, why not tag guides as PvE/PvP so it'll sort by PvE/PvP then alphabetically within that. Like PvP-Guide to Heroes Ascent? This way someone can find what they're looking for by game type.

Just a thought, questions/comments/suggestions all welcome, really want to see the Guides section be more useful for the average player without them having to click bunches to find something they might need! DarkNecrid 21:46, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

The numbers don't indicate the number of articles in the categories, they indicate the number of subcategories. You can see them by clicking on the pluses. -- User Gordon Ecker sig.png Gordon Ecker (talk) 07:10, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Ah, that makes sense, I guess. Any input on the idea I put forward? DarkNecrid 11:26, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
This is a relatively small category. I don't see a huge need to reorganize it as everything is contained on one page. Category pages should be an easy to use sorting device, and I think this one works fine the way it is. If you feel a page would fit better within a different subcategory (i.e. Heroes Ascent into pvp tactics) you can feel free to add that subcategory to the page, if someone disagrees, they can remove it, and then the two of you can discuss it. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 13:23, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Inventory Guide[edit]

The Talk:Inventory page has a request for an inventory management guide. I see it as a reasonable request. How do others feel? --Emkyooess 03:13, 21 April 2010 (UTC)