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1 st year Birthday Present

I was wondering why I never received my first year birthday present on my character that is a ranger and I had been playing for over a year now and I noticed that I never got may of my first year birthday presents and I would like to know why.--Khartman4 12:41, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

See Birthday Present. Make sure that the game is actually calculating that 12 months have passed by using the /age command. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 13:06, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
Please note that the game counts it by character, not account. So even though your account may be over a year old, if you kept deleting and remaking your characters, you will not get a birthday present until that character reaches the 12 month mark. --Dragon Nataku talk to me 16:04, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Noticed in book I missed Vizunah Square

Completed Shiro's Return, Noticed in book I missed Vizunah Square. Now I am unable to get to Vizunah Square (Local Quarter) and quest Mayhem in the Market is not available to do?? Help I went to dcks but Rager/Quest giver is not highlighted to give quest. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Do you have the Foreign Quarter unlocked? That should count toward that mission as well. If not, check and double check you meet the requirements to take Mayhem in the Market. --User Wandering Traveler Sig2.png Wandering Traveler 06:43, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
No its not unlocked, I have completed all 3 games. What shoudl I do? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).
See Shiro's_Return#Notes - "If you do not have the book in your inventory when completing a mission, you can get the Kurzick Poet or Luxon Bard to fill in the page for 100 gold." User Ryuu R.jpg Ryuu - Meow~ 02:50, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
It seems like IP is claiming that they cannot get to either Vizunah Square local or foreign. Personally, I don't know how he/she could have "completed" the rest of Shiro's Return while skipping that mission. G R E E N E R 02:59, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Character names

I played Guild Wars a while back and stopped playing it for years after. I wanted to start playing the game again but I can't log in because I don't remember my character's name. Is there a way I am able to know what my character's name is again?

File a support ticket.--/ u /nendingfear 19x19px 18:41, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
Another less painful, and perhaps faster method is to look through any screen shots you might have of guild wars, and I'm sure your character names will be visible in them. User Ryuu R.jpg Ryuu - Meow~ 02:44, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Trial Account

I am a new player, attempting to test out Guild Wars, but i have encountered a situation. When I try to log in, it asks for a name of a character... The problem is that I have yet to create any characters!

Any aid would be awesome --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Leave it blank. –User Balistic B d-dark.pngalistic 22:59, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Unable to find certain hero skills.

I have finished the Prophesies campaign, and when I go to locales already explored to obtain specific hero skills I cannot find them from the skill traders who are supposed to be the providers of skill in question. What am I doing wrong, or what must I still do?-- 02:44, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Skill trainers will only show you skills for the professions you currently have active, so if you're looking for an elementalist skill, your profession (primary or secondary) must be set to elementalist. Which skills in particular are you looking for? -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 11:29, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

my account from mcsoft

i have just purchased and account for guild wars from mcsoft today and when i logged off i could no longer log in what should i do?

Have you typed in a correct character name?--Wingsy 23:39, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Challenge Mission Ladder and Scores

I have been doing these for days, and now finally I can do them in H/M. Does this matter in any way? By doing them now in N/M do my scores no longer count for daily scores? Thanks Yoe Dude 12:10, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Still having problems... I figured out the H/M doesn't do anything, but I still do not get my score posted on the daily lists in town, however I do get them posted on the GW site ladder, which I find quite odd. I do get a score posted when I beat my account record highscore, but on days when I don't I get no score. Yoe Dude 11:58, 24 March 2010 (UTC)


i only have prof and nightfall now ive got razah but i cant change my second proffession to ritaulist to obtain more skills ???-- 06:28, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

You can unlock skills for PvP by spending Balthazar Faction. Doing so unlocks skills for your heroes as well. Alternatively, there are a few skills you can get with hero skill points, but they may not be what you need. -- Armond WarbladeUser Armond sig image.png{{Bacon}} 06:41, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
Without Factions, you cannot change your secondary to a ritualist. G R E E N E R 10:34, 21 March 2010 (UTC)


<math>Insert formula here</math>I HAVE ACC'S NIGHTFALL AND PROFECIES i cant seem to get the hero skill necrosis(necro)no where i have tried-pikin,shilo,lebeh also baltezar priest no one offers it??-- 10:27, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Make sure you click on the Sunspear Skill option to look for Necrosis. It will not be under the necromancer section. G R E E N E R 10:31, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
Necrosis is a PvE skill, heroes are unable to equip PvE skills. --02:22, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
Ironic isn't it? 00:27, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Tilted camera after death?

When I play the game, the camera angle is perfect, but if I die, after I am revived the camera seems to be tilted towards the ground so much so that if I use first person mode I can only see the ground. It's making the game extremely difficult because I cannot see very far on front of my character when being attacked. Is there any way to stop this happening?

-- 18:06, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Holding down the right mouse button and then moving your mouse around should change the direction it's facing. Using the mouse scroll should zoom in and out. LastDay 00:52, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Big Words and Headache, Sick and Tired

Hello, I have problems with English a lot, and Guild Wars uses very big words I don't understand, so it's so stupid. Some people out there want to play Guild wars but can't because of the big words they use in the game. It makes me furious! I just want to point that out to you, some people can't learn how to read or understand English that well. So please, understand that I don't know fucking English! I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FINISH THE GAME OR THIS SHIT!!! I am very upset and I have to try to explain to you how difficult it is for me. 22:59, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Go away. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 23:07, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Try changing the language settings, they're built into the game. -FireFox User FireFox av.png 23:17, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your help, but my language is not in the game apparently. Thank you anyways for your help. I'm very stupid right now. 23:36, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Just to let you know, we are NOT anet and this question really isn't asking about the game. It's just a rant about your inability to speak English. This really isn't the place for posts of this nature. -- Salome User salome sig2.png 23:44, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps French or English as a Second Language courses might be useful for you, being in Canada, for things other than just guildwars too. 00:30, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

warrior-attack speed

hi if i use beserker stance(att speed +33%) with burst of aggression(att speed +33%) will my attack speed increase with 66% thx??-- 05:19, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

attack speed. -Auron 05:20, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
Also, Berserker Stance and Burst of Aggression are both stances, so you can only have 1 active at a time. --Silver Edge 13:52, 24 March 2010 (UTC)


how do i uninstall guildwars? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 13:50, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
If you don't have GW actually installed on the computer, you can just delete the folder the game is in. GW doesn't create any other files anywhere else (unless the program doesn't have write rights on Vista or 7). Make sure to keep any screenshots or skill / equipment templates that you like or may need later. Roar! Poki#3 (talk) 01:02, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Earth Day And Weekend Event

Hi, I am wondering about the 8 hours without electricity affecting several countries participating in Earth Day. Thus will affect GW's Weekend Event right?

--EcoMan 07:21, 26 March 2010 (UTC)EcoMan

GW won't be shutting down the servers, if that's what you're asking. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 10:58, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

I thought the question is pretty obvious. To clarify, I meant since electricity is off for 8 hours we cannot access GW and so will lose these number of hours of play to take advantage of the event. So, does that mean we have to forfeit 8 precious hours or will Anet take this into account and extend the event? EcoMan 04:42, 27 March 2010 (UTC)EcoMan

You will be forfeiting those 8 hours. The Guild Wars Live Team doesn't know how to adjust the length of events. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 05:07, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
Yeh earth day is optional, its your choice to not play guild wars for 8 hours, just like it would be any other weekend. Tidas 09:15, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Hero Skill Acquisition

How do I get elite skills for my heroes if they can't use Signet of Capture, and they are of a profession different from my primary and secondary professions?-- 01:41, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Once you advance in the game, you'll be able to change your secondary profession. You can also receive skills through Hero skill trainers, Balthazar faction, or creating different characters with the requisite profession. Your heroes can use any skill unlocked on your account. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 01:43, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

What if I don't want to change my second profession? Can I change it more than once, I'm a War/Monk, could I change Sec. Prof. to Elem. to get elite skills for Vekk, then to Der, to get elite for MOX, then back to Monk again?-- 20:57, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Once you "buy" a specific second profession, you are allowed to change to it whenever you want (in an outpost of course) –User Balistic B d-dark.pngalistic 21:05, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
You can pay a profession changer in Senji's Corner (Factions) or Sunspear Sanctuary (NF) or the one in Great Temple of Balthazar a one-time fee of 500g per new profession you unlock for each of your PvE characters. If your character is a Prophecies character, you can do some rather short quests in the Crystal Desert to unlock the other core secondaries you've not got yet without having to pay for those. After unlocking the new secondaries, you can then change your secondary in any town whenever you want in the K (skills) menu by using the drop-down field near the top (pictured here, the blue drop-down next to the word "Profession"). This ability to change secondaries is also the key to getting the Legendary Skill Hunter title, in case you were wondering about that. I hope that helps! --Dragon Nataku talk to me 00:43, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

How to Obtain Ectoplasm

Hello. I'm wondering how to get the glob of ectoplasm without farming by yourself, because the builds don't work anymore from recent changes to some of the skills so I'm just wondering how to get the rare material.

Since I don't have much money, and each glob is 7k how do I obtain it without the use of money?

Please reply and thank you. 14:04, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

The only place it drops outside of Underworld or Fissure of Woe (i.e., free) is Tomb of primeval kings, which can be completed with heroes and henchmen. However, there's only a couple of enemies that can drop it there, so you usually won't even get one for a complete clear in a full party. Manifold User Manifold Jupiter.jpg 14:34, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
In ToPK, farming the first bunch of terrorwebs and horses is probably the most profitable, however, since you can solo it with Shadow Form. ··· Danny Pew Pew
You can farm Underworld in Normal Mode with a ritualist and signet of spirits. It's best done as a duo, with one rit taking Channeling spirits and one rit or ranger taking Communing spirits (a Communing rit should use Soul Twisting; a ranger should use Signet of Ghostly Might). The bars are as follows:
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Just put down spirits and aggro one group at a time (pull with Painful Bond). Make sure Shadowsong is always up. If your spirits are taking too much damage, heal them with Summon Spirits. It's pretty ridiculously easy. User Raine R.gif is for Raine, etc. 19:37, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
The best way however is to find a team of people to go with you if you don't have a ritualist available. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 04:39, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
Personally, I'd suggest farming zkeys in some bad PvP area like Jade Quarry, selling those, and buying ecto. It's fast and about half your teammates are afk or bots, so it feels just like PvE. If you feel like getting the UW chest, though, stick with Wyn's advice. ··· Danny Pew Pew

view my character

This is really pissing me off. why can't i see my character?-- 03:19, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Please elaborate, are you zoomed in too much? If so, zoom out with the mouse wheel. --Lania ElderfireUser Lania Elderfire pinkribbon.jpg 04:35, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
first, try zooming out. if that fails, try -image. ··· Danny Pew Pew


Hey guys I know the answer to the question but my friends are to scared to ask it lol. Which is better Guild wars or WoW? :D I know its stupid but you know... ---- Master Levan talk 20:38, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

I lol'd. GW is soooooooo much better. Btw, wrong section to post this =/--/ u /nendingfear 19x19px 22:09, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
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This is the "Ask a game question" page. User Raine R.gif is for Raine, etc. 22:44, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
Exactly... the fansite forums are over here [1]. --Lania ElderfireUser Lania Elderfire pinkribbon.jpg 02:04, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
If GW is better, why does WoW have 17 times as many players every day? ~Shard User Shard Sig Icon.png 02:29, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
If Linux " Windows "? User Raine R.gif is for Raine, etc. 02:32, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
Handy article says hai--/ u /nendingfear 19x19px 02:35, 31 March 2010 (UTC)


while playing polymock i cant get the quest for dune teardrinker or master hoff i have dont and beaten all the others and received the skills and game piece what do i need to do to get the game to let me do the last quests so i can get the skills? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 01:34, 31 March 2010 (UTC).

Eye of the North outpost

I just bought Eye of the North and am wondering if the Eye of the North outpost is one of the first or last EotN outposts characters arrive at, because the Eye of the North (outpost) page doesn't have a "getting there" section and I'm debating whether to wait until I get to that outpost to learn some of the skills offered by the skill trainer there or unlocking them with faction and then using skill tomes. Thanks. -- 05:07, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

The eye of the north outpost is one of the first outposts you will come to in the EotN expansion. In fact in order to even leave Ice Cliff Chasms you must enter the eye and receive quests there. If you would like a map of the region here. --Master BriarUser Briar Sig 2.jpg 05:16, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
Your character will enter the EotN campaign in Boreal Station. The next place they will go is Eye of the North (outpost). -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 07:22, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Dasha Vestibule

How do I get to Dasha Vestibule I'm Pretty confused I got whispers and I dont know how to get to Dasha Vestibule Can you Give me a Full Detail how to get There Please --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

See Dasha Vestibule (outpost)#Getting there. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 21:42, 31 March 2010 (UTC)