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process priority

The process priority for GW keeps fucking changing all random-like. My Linux box has a GPU from the early 80s that displays two colors, light grey and off-white, so I have to do all my rendering projects on Windows. My fractal generator is polite enough to default to "low" priority so that it won't devour my entire processor before anything else gets a chance to run. GW is constantly switching priorities, from normal to low to various other settings. I keep having to change it back to "normal" so that it doesn't freeze while sixteen fucking thousand iterations of the Mandelbrot set cannibalize my CPU and allow me to use my graphics card as a central heating unit during winter.

Is there a way to lock GW's process priority? Something like nice but for Windows, and that won't change every time I tab out to look at porn reassess my priorities. Alternatively, if someone could explain why GW feels the need to drop to low priority for no reason at all, that could help me find a solution too. –Jette 04:48, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

This might be what you want, though I didn't know priorities would move themselves at all. I would assume therefore that the problem is Windows but I wouldn't know where to start Googling for that answer without what version you're using. --ஸ Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig2.png 14:06, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
Version 6.1, 64-bit, build 7601. Basically, windows 7 x64. Those look helpful for some situations, but I'm looking for something that can "lock" GW's priority. It seems like there should be a command-line switch for GW to disable the priority switching, maybe I'll ask Joe about it. –Jette 14:33, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
Google has nothing on that (or I have no idea what search to do), so I'm stumped. --ஸ Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig2.png 20:17, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
Don't quote me on this, but I believe that GW priority only changes if the window is not focused. (IE when you're not using it and don't actually need it to be prioritized.) Roar! Poki#3 (talk) 22:58, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Guild Wars crashing

why is my guild wars crashing before it opens --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 01:37, November 4, 2011 (UTC).

Some more information about your machine and what actually happens would be great, stating that it crashes doesn't help very much. Some basic suggestions though: Update Windows, graphics drivers, DirectX, etc. Also, depending on your system, you might want to try installing GW to a folder outside of Program Files (In My Documents for example) or running the program as an administrator. ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 04:37, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

missions done

How do I tell when I have done a mission in eye of the north, I have lost my way.

thank you 07:19, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

One easy way to tell is if you have the Hero's Handbook. Missions will be checked off when you have completed them. Aside from that, you can check your primary quests in your quest log for what to do next. --ஸ Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig2.png 19:29, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
If you don't happen to have one of those hanging around, check out the World Map page, that has a table with all the map icons and their meanings, including distinguishing between completed missions or not. ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 10:40, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Protector of Cantha Title

I am confused over the missions required to qualify for the above title. From what I can tell all the Wiki information says there are 13 missions that myust be finished with master's credit in Cantha but the descriptive listing of missions by title only numbers 12 missions. I thought the answer was Vizunah Square (listed by title only once) but which has two elements: i.e.; Local and Foreign. However, the text reads that regardless of where a character begins, this is only one and the same mission. I'm at a loss to identify the 13th mission. A guild friend told me I needed The Gayla Hatchery Mission but the Wiki text says The Eternal Grove is the alternate to completing The Hatchery. Please help me clear this up. Thanks. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Both The Eternal Grove and The Hatchery are required for the title, only one is required to complete the Factions storyline. You also don't need (for the title or storyline) to complete both sides of the Unwaking Waters mission. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 18:16, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Lost in night fall...

I logged in after several months of not playing. I cant find a quest or mission and have no idea what the last thing i completed was. there is nothing in my log and have no idea how to pull up what i have completed if i even can... When I logged back in i was in Pogahn Passage... Can anyone help me. Im so lost. I have wondered all over in every city and every zone inbetween and cant find anything to do but i know there is more to do!


First please Sign your comments with four tilde's (~). So we know who you are. I could try to help you in game, add Devi The Dark to your friends list and PM me sometime and I'll see what I can do. Otherwise, look at the Walkthrough's for all the Campaigns here and they should help you figure out where to go next. Usually in Nightfall you go do something, then go back to the Sunspear Command Post. But if you are in Pogahn Passage you probably need to go North to Moddock Crevice. Dervish-tango-icon-20.pngDevi 13:24, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
You should have the Moddok Crevice outpost unlocked if you completed Pogahn Passage or Rilohn Refuge. If not, then you need to complete Pogahn Passage. --Silver Edge 21:11, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Changing Factions

It seems that my son and I ended up on different Factions. How can we change Factions?-- 15:03, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

If you went to different sides on the storyline (Kurzick and Luxon), you can just take the other quest from Jamei at Maatu Keep and go to the other side. Neither one of those quests determines which faction you are allied with, and you can complete the quests and missions on both sides if you so choose.
If your guilds are allied differently, you can change that by talking to a particular NPC in Cavalon or House Zu Heltzer, I believe. --ஸ Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig2.png 16:48, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
Which is only if you're guild leader. If you and your son ended up in different guilds, one of you ought to just switch guilds. --Dragon Nataku talk to me 19:37, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

deadly paradox + dark escape.

I was just wondering why deadly paradox has no effect on dark escape. Because i've used deadly paradox, and then i use dark escape but the skill still doesn't recharge faster. deadly paradox' says 'your assassin skills recharge and activate 33% faster, well 'dark escape' is an assassin skill, but how come it doesn't take any effect? 17:08, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Because both are stances, the first stance ends before the other takes effect, so you are no longer under the effect of Deadly Paradox when you use Dark Escape. --Valshia 17:44, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Underworld SC

I would like to know what the "T's" professions are when doing the Underworld SpeedClear. For example, T1 (Tank1) what professions (2) does he/she have, then T2 (Tank2), what professions does he/she have, and so on for T3, and T4. Please and thank you! 00:42, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

As with most builds, the best place to check would be somewhere like PvXWiki, in this case the build is called UW Terraway. Almost all of the info is on that site, including builds, weapon suggestions, and video walkthroughs. Have fun and good luck! ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 05:18, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

Concise Description introduction date?

I had thought concise descriptions were officially introduced in the March 13, 2008 update, but in researching Verata's Aura, I noticed the revision history for this skill on Guild Wiki features concise descriptions as far back as May 10, 2006. Can anyone please verify? -- Azasuke1988 03:35, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

No, concise descriptions didn't exist before that game update. When you are viewing an old version of a wiki page, the current version of the template used on that page will be displayed, hence why there would be 2 descriptions. --Silver Edge 05:33, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the info. Pretty much made sense of it. -- Azasuke1988 15:34, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

Can't find any quests!

I have a level 9 ranger/monk playing the original guild wars. I have completed all of the missions in Piken Square, even the ones that led into Diessa Lowlands. I went up to Grendich Courthouse, and I have explored through The Flame Temple Corridor up to Dragon's Gullet. But I cannot find my primary quest or any other missions to do. My last quests were from Piken Square that asked me to kill some charr boss and flame lords (something along those lines) in Diessa Lowlands. What can i do now?! HELP!!! --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 17:57, 2 December 2011 (UTC).

Press M and open the world map. You started off in Ascalon City which has this icon: TownIcon.png... Then to start the "missions" you're looking for this icon: MissionIconIncomplete.png The mission sequence in ascalon is Great Northern Wall, Fort Ranik, Ruins of Surmia and then Nolani Academy. Which of these have you got on your map?
It sounds like you're confusing "quests", which are obtained from npcs with exclamation marks above their heads, with "missions", which are seperate areas where you meet Prince Rurik. I'd guess that you never started the Great Northern Wall mission. If that is the case, then use your world map to travel to Ascalon City - and then talk to "Warmaster Tydus" (who will give you a quest!) and follow the green quest marker on your compass/minimap to the Mission outpost where you can start the Great Northern Wall. File:User Chieftain Alex Chieftain Signature.pngChieftain Alex 20:34, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
For a guide to what-to-do-and-when, see List of Prophecies missions and primary quests. (There's one for each campaign and links from the main page.) – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 20:44, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

underworld terraway, graspings .

i was wondering why the graspings in the underworld when i run the speed clear won't be affected by "pain inverter", there's nothing in the description that says it doesn't affect "x" enemies, i would like to know please and thank you99.253.118.180 22:27, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Perhaps the ally that is being attacked is blocking? or that the grasps are using Distracting Blow dealing zero damage? or the foes are blinded perhaps? :/ File:User Chieftain Alex Chieftain Signature.pngChieftain Alex 00:48, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Young hero's of Tyria handbook

How do u do chahbek village when you are trying to finish the young heroes of tyria handbook and your character is not from nightfalls? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 01:04, 4 December 2011 (UTC).

In Kamadan, walk to the south to Churrhir Fields and talk to Second Spear Binah to let you in. Walk through the Churrhir Fields to the south-east to Chahbek Village and talk to Historian Laharo to let you in. Then you are in the mission outpost and you can start the mission! User Judas Sig.pngudas 00:40, 4 December 2011 (UTC)
(EC'ed) I'd typed that same stuff, but also Chahbek_Village_(outpost)#Getting_there tells you the same stuff :) be self sufficient :D File:User Chieftain Alex Chieftain Signature.pngChieftain Alex 00:50, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

What happens after completing UW or FoW?

After completing the final quest in the Underworld or the Fissure of Woe, is there a timer that will send you back to where you entered those areas from? -- 23:14, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Once you finish the area and collect from the chest, you need to resign or map out. There is no forced return to outpost.--User Pyron Sy sig.png Pyron Sy 23:16, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Resetting "Closer to the Stars" if quest does not unlock The Nahpui Quarter for mission

I apparently have run into the bug noted in the Closer to the Stars page/ How do I correct the problem? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 22:54, 5 December 2011 (UTC).

Does returning to the outpost put the quest back to step 1? Else I would hazard a guess that you go to an outpost, abandon the quest, and seek out nika again in Bukdek Byway. File:User Chieftain Alex Chieftain Signature.pngChieftain Alex 22:07, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Master's reward in Nightfall for foreign character

How do I get Master's level in 20 missions in Nightfall for a Prophecies born character? I have 14 - all the ones possible starting from Consulate Docks plus Chabeck Village which I got back to, so now 15 and I might find Jokanur Diggings and Blacktide Den but this is still not 20. The tally does not include Jennur's Horde and Nundu Bay ( both of which I have done as 2) Thanks Jay --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 19:40, 8 December 2011 (UTC).

Depending on which hero you picked you could have these two unfinished/incomplete:
--19px Chieftain Alex 18:47, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
Nearly everyone I know pursuing the NF mish title tracks ends up missing one...and can't figure it out (guild chat is peppered with similar questions). Alex has listed the most likely gaps.
If you are still missing something, the most reliable way to figure out what you are missing is to systematically review the list against the world map for your toon. You can use List of Nightfall missions and primary quests or {{Nightfall missions}}. Good luck. – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 19:05, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your replies. I have checked again and found one mission Expert not Master. Back to work! Jay --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 08:53, December 9, 2011 (UTC).

Is there a way to undo weapon customization?

Is there a way to undo weapon customization?

-- 04:30, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Nope, sorry. ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 04:32, 9 December 2011 (UTC)


When i'm doing UWSC, and i always get lagged what do i do about it? There's always this one spot that i run to, and i get lagged back, all the time!, i'm concerned if there's a bug or something, and i'd really like to know what i can do about it. Please and thank you

What you are referring to is probably not lag, but a phenomenon called rubberbanding. The game is programmed so that the client shows you where it thinks you're going, not where you necessarily are. This works most of the time. Every now and then, you get caught on something and the client gets ahead of itself, so it looks like you're going somewhere when really you're going nowhere. Using the /stuck command will force the client to get location information from the server, which will put you where you really are.
Rubberbanding is usually caused by small openings, body-blocking, models that aren't in sync with the collision system (rocks you can pass through, for instance), and crappy connections. There's nothing you can do about some of those, but if you avoid tight clusters of enemies and keep a wide berth between yourself and walls/rocks/edges/whatever else, you're less likely to get rubberbanded. –Jette 15:50, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

People Just Leaving the Game

is it okay to report someone if they just leave in the middle of the game, during a mission with an 8-player team party?, without saying anything either, and they just left with doing things on our own, when we're more than halfway into the run. I am deeply concerned, so please answer. please and thank you. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

The answer you are looking for is no, in PvE there isn't any way to report leavers. The only advice i can give you is to choose better your teammates --User Kyx signature Skull.gifKyx 17:28, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
Actually, you can report anyone by contacting support: either create a ticket or send them an email. Include (a) toon name; (b) time/date (and time zone); (c) location (e.g. Oola's dungeon); and a brief statement of what happened.
ANet will investigate. They are unlikely to take action for this alone, unless the player(s) has shown a pattern (including whether they leave FA/JQ when the score is 5:1 against). You usually will receive an email, which will only tell you if an action was taken (but not why). (For example, you might report a leaver who only got DC'd for 15 min. But, while investigating, ANet discovers the player uses bots, resulting in a ban.)Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 17:47, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
Some people have issues... What if this guy just lost power, or his internet went out, or has an annoying kid/cat/walrus/dead friend who is a ghost who likes to unplug his power cables. Or his house was on fire ^<__<^;; Sometimes real life gets in the way, and there are more important priorities than a game ^<__<^;; --Dragon Nataku talk to me 19:42, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
Then they won't mind spending a few minutes away from PvP. Dishonor is a pretty meager penalty. --ஸ Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig2.png 07:06, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
Sounded more like the OP meant PvE but regardless~ --Dragon Nataku talk to me 19:25, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

great norn bugmoot

Despite the fact that this quest overly annoying due to lack of description where the slalom lane is, I still gave it a chance. Now I wonder — is it normal for Modniir, Whisps, Myish, Bunnies and the likes to spawn there? 13:12, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

No, it isn't normal. You must have wandered outside the alemoot zone; there are still monsters in the rest of the area. -- Hong 13:39, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
I was attacked and nearly killed ON the fair ground. 13:45, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Guild Wars mouse

Can the Guild Wars razer gaming mouse be for the Vista?

Razer mice blow. But yes, they will work with Windows Vista and Windows 7, as well as most versions of Windows after Windows 2000 inclusive. –Jette 18:11, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Beat the Game?

what is there to do when I finish all the missions in GW? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 17:38, December 15, 2011 (UTC).

Most players are gearing up for Guild Wars 2, including acquiring as many Titles as possible. There are quite a few and some of them require a lot of work, but if you're looking for a basic walkthrough, the Guide to earning Hall of Monuments rewards has a list of everything needed to maximize your HoM rewards. Another big end-game activity is farming the elite zones, Underworld, Fissure of Woe, and Domain of Anguish for instance. There's also PvP, I believe there are still some dedicated groups out there, and there's always Random Arenas. It really depends on what you want to do, that's the beauty of MMOs. ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 18:08, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Snowball GvG

I admit I'm relatively new to organized PvP. I participated in the automated snowball tournament today and got no tourney points. The tournament and tourney point pages don't say anything on the subject (at least from a quick read-over), but the snowball fight page says I should be getting reward points. My guild went 3-2, and I was there for all 3 games we won. Should I be getting the points, and is there a delay in receiving them? It's been a long time since I GvG'd and I've never done GvG snowball. --ஸ Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig2.png 05:13, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Also, the other guild members who participated did get points. --ஸ Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig2.png 16:15, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
Received answer on Talk:Dwayna Vs Grenth#Tournament points. --Silver Edge 07:12, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

forgot all character names

Hi, I have recently decided that I would like to play guild wars after taking a really long break from it, the only problem I have is that I forgot my character names and I need a hand getting them as I want to start playing again.

Thanks Billy.

Please check the FAQ. Roar! Poki#3 (talk) 09:09, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Wintersday - Festival Hats

I was wondering when Wintersday is, because I wanted to get the festival hats and it only says that its available AFTER the annual Wintersday Festival. 00:55, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Wintersday is going on right now. However, the hats will not be available until the event Finale (see Wintersday 2011 for the times). After Wintersday, you will be able to purchase the hats from one of the candy cane shard collectors that will appear then. (Again, see the main article for the timing.) – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 01:07, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Acquisition of snowballs

how do i get snowballs --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

You get snowball skills automatically during certain wintersday quests and in Dwayna Vs Grenth --zeeZ 22:47, 24 December 2011 (UTC)


emotes----I don't know how to use emotes---what is dialogue? 16:14, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

Please don't post your unrelated question in someone else's topic. In other news, the list of emotes is here. Basically, you would type it in the chat box, so, to laugh you'd type /laugh, and so on. As for dialogue, it means basically a conversation. So when an NPC is speaking to you, what he has to say is dialogue. I hope that helps! --Dragon Nataku talk to me 17:12, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

Rescue at Minister Cho's Estate...Abandon.. still get the hard foes

I took my Ranger char to minister Cho’s Estate to do hard mode for vanquishing. I am getting the same set of enemies that I get with the ‘Rescue at Minister Cho’s Estate’ cleansing quest. I have abandoned that quest because, frankly its too hard and I cant beat it. Im still getting those enemies. It is not the same set that I get if I take in my Rit.

I posted this as a problem and Arena net replied that its not a problem and that it is documented on the wiki.

I cant seem to find anything, so if anyone has a link to somthing to correct this, I would appreciate seeing it. You would think they could have added that to their reply. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 19:08, December 31, 2011 (UTC).

Sadly, there is no way to go back to the "original" mobs. The comment ANet's referring to is probably this one. Unlike War in Kryta, once you activate Winds of Change, it stays activated. If you're having serious trouble with the zone I'd recommend trying Cons as well as checking our the GW Guru forums and Google for builds and strategies that work well for that zone. Good luck! ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 22:02, 31 December 2011 (UTC)