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Whats this for[edit source]

The page has this listed. Skills listed here use a 0...15 attribute level progression. GuildWiki uses a 0...12 attribute level progression when displaying skill information. Which has nothing to do with this article.--67.67.161.12 01:14, 6 June 2007 (CDT)

It is there because whenever a skill change is in a recent update, it lists the skill variance between 0 and 15 attribute points. This is confusing to most random visitors because the common and wiki method for variation on values in skills is on a 0 to 12 level. This note may not have much purpose on every single update, but it definitely has merit on those updates which include skill updates. — RabiesTurtle (contribs) 01:23, 6 June 2007 (CDT)
Yeah, we use 0...12 because that's the range used for the Skill Monitor tooltip. -- Gordon Ecker 01:56, 6 June 2007 (CDT)
It is in the wrong place. Someone needs to move it to a side panel - the top of the page should be the latest update, not some pedantic detail like this--Alexrob 14:10, 15 June 2007 (CDT)
Uhh... all it does is make it so you have to look half an inch farther down the page. It also helps prevent bad edits to wiki because people think the listing is 0...12 and so go change page values to that instead of the actual value --Gimmethegepgun 14:14, 15 June 2007 (CDT)

June 1 Update[edit source]

  • Updated some creatures so that they no longer have two elite skills in Hard Mode.

Which monsters and which skills? This is super-vague and I'd like for our notes to reflect on what they actually changed. -- JadeWarrior 22:47, 6 June 2007 (CDT)

Agreed, but due to the rather sparse notations on which monsters had which skills in Hard Mode before the change (and even still after it), we may never know. --Valentein 23:07, 6 June 2007 (CDT)
Southern Shiverpeak Grawl had "Victory is Mine!" and Battle Rage IIRC. --Kale Ironfist 23:23, 6 June 2007 (CDT)
And yet creatures in the FoW in NORMAL mode have 2 elites... - Yellow Monkey 04:56, 21 July 2007 (CDT)

June 1st Stealth Update?[edit source]

I noticed that since the June 1st update, bow names that aren't specifically listed as their type now have a added little info bit after the "Two-handed" line, Image. Luigi Luigi shodansig.jpg (T/C) 10:29, 7 June 2007 (CDT)

It was in the May 24 update.—├ Aratak 10:36, 7 June 2007 (CDT)
Okay, thanks. Illiteracy for the lose. Luigi Luigi shodansig.jpg (T/C) 11:10, 7 June 2007 (CDT)

Archived the page[edit source]

I just archived the page since it was way too long. For some reason though the TOC is gone even though I didn't remove anything but the sections and didn't add anything new. If someone sees what I am overlooking, please fix it. — RabiesTurtle (contribs) 12:04, 7 June 2007 (CDT)

And apparently it just took me adding a new comment. Nvm — RabiesTurtle (contribs) 12:04, 7 June 2007 (CDT)
ToC is automatically added once a page has 4 sections. --Rollerzerris.jpg <!--Zerris--> 17:09, 7 June 2007 (CDT)
Ah, that would explain it. Thanks for the info. I figured it was always there no matter how many sections. — RabiesTurtle (contribs) 22:06, 7 June 2007 (CDT)

June 7th Update[edit source]

→ Moved to Talk:Game updates/20070607

Return of Underworld Chests?[edit source]

I've been down to the underworld a few times this week and have actually been using more keys than I've been getting as drops (I was up to 28 in my inventory until this weekend). Could this be the return of the oft-elusive Phantom Chests that used to stand proud in each area, but have since disappeared or magically spawn at the completion of a quest? (and no, I don't mean "Chests" spawning, I mean actual Phantom Chests spawning when quests complete, typically in Ice Wastes for example) Maybe its to offset the insanely low ecto price >.< -SuperStretch 11:42, 13 June 2007 (CDT)

Chest spawn after completing quests and killing groups of monsters. What's so strange in that? — Poki#3 My Talk Page :o, 16:03, 13 June 2007 (CDT)
He is trying to say that he thinks that the chests have possibly returned back to the old system - atleast partially. --Gem-icon-sm.png (gem / talk) 16:35, 13 June 2007 (CDT)
That would be fantastic news, because as of 2-3 weeks ago the system was just plain stupid. My group was down in the Underworld for hours, clearing The Labyrinth, Forgotten Vale, Ice Wastes, Twin Serpent Peaks, and the Bone Pits. We did 3 reaper quests and cleared all but 2 sections of the underworld and found.....2 chests!
On the other hand, the average trip to the Fissure of Woe might turn up 6 chests just from the initial area, beach, spider cave, and questing to the Eternal Forge. Something was seriously off with the Underworld's chest spawning system, there was almost no point even bringing keys unless you had a group capable of clearing it. -Gildan Bladeborn 15:20, 10 July 2007 (CDT)

Dye drop weekend?[edit source]

No mention of the triple dye drop weekend? The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.97.25.93 (contribs) .

No, because the weekend events are not considered "updates". If an update(ie, a file download) is released pertaining to the weekend event, it will be noted with the update listings, otherwise they don't go here. DKS01 11:44, 14 June 2007 (CDT)
I kinda meant anywhere in the wiki. I just wasn't sure where to ask. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.97.25.93 (contribs) .
Good point, actually. There is the updates page, there is the (somewhat neglected?) news page but the in-game announcements (that may not be published in those pages) may go unreported in the wiki. Hmm. --Lazyeyes.pngIshmaeel .ping( ) ; .peek( ); 16:55, 14 June 2007 (CDT)
We don't document "Weekends". We only document actual events, such as the Dragon Festival. And remember to sign your comments on talk pages using 4 tildes (~~~~). — Poki#3 My Talk Page :o, 17:04, 14 June 2007 (CDT)
Why document events then. Once it is past it isn't really news worthy either.
Yeah, that's established, and what's there to document about a weekend anyway? However, we could have a single page where we track the in-game announcements, could we not? I guess that's what 71.97.25.93 tried to ask. --Lazyeyes.pngIshmaeel .ping( ) ; .peek( ); 17:10, 14 June 2007 (CDT)
Why have a wiki for the game at all. What is wrong with being complete about things happening in the game?
perhaps some type of rolling Weekend event schedule page which contains any information on weekend style events whenever we hear of them and one or two weeks past? be a good addition to the main page. --Honorable Sarah Honorable Icon.gif 18:27, 14 June 2007 (CDT)
More importantly, does anyone have a list of (almost) all past events? No sense starting from the middle, really. — Poki#3 My Talk Page :o, 18:43, 14 June 2007 (CDT)
It wouldn't have to be a complete archive of all the game announcements evar, at all. In fact, it would be useful if it just mirrored the login screen text continuously. You know, just as a convenience or heads-up for those people who are currently bored with the game (so don't launch it) but keep monitoring the wiki in case anything cool happens, see? --Lazyeyes.pngIshmaeel .ping( ) ; .peek( ); 19:05, 14 June 2007 (CDT)
I was thinking of creating a sample announcement page in my user space to illustrate this, but what do you know, the login screen article already had a red link to this : Announcements. Whaddayathink, y'all? --Lazyeyes.pngIshmaeel .ping( ) ; .peek( ); 19:24, 14 June 2007 (CDT)
Currently at Guild Wars login announcements. --Fyren 06:41, 15 June 2007 (CDT)

June 16 h00.25 CET[edit source]

→ Moved to Talk:Game updates/20070615

New NPC's[edit source]

→ Moved to Talk:Game updates/20070615

New Bug[edit source]

→ Moved to Talk:Game updates/20070615

Armor Stacking nerf[edit source]

→ Moved to Talk:Game updates/20070615

June 16th Update[edit source]

Not sure if this has been noted- I didn't see it anywhere on here. I can now convert a Skill point to a Hero Skill point by paying Hero Skill Trainers 1 Platinum. I am not sure if this was added with this update or not, as I don't frequently use the Hero Skill Trainers. -Zahrael

I am sorry, but this is just pure blindness! Read the last update, can you? Just read it from top to bottom, and don't skip things that aren't skill changes. — Poki#3 My Talk Page :o, 07:49, 16 June 2007 (CDT)
gg   Riven-sig.png   08:15, 16 June 2007 (CDT)
Heh. No need to get pissy- I simply missed it. -Zahrael

Strange I go to my logg in screen and I hear Lion's Gate music instead of NF music, anyone else get this? Was this around before and I just missed it?Phalmatticus 18:47, 16 June 2007 (CDT)

they randomly select a tune from any campaign you own, i think. --Honorable Sarah Honorable Icon.gif 23:42, 16 June 2007 (CDT)
O rly? I've never got anything but the NF theme music on login, and before that, the Tyrian one (if that's what it was). I know that after the first tune finishes, the music cycles to different ones from any campaign...I can wait a few mins and hear Pre-Searing, Crystal Desert, Kryta, Shiverpeaks...etc. But the startup, first tune should always be the same. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 17:48, 17 June 2007 (CDT)

About the option to swap skill points for hero points, IMHO, I think it is pointless. If you want a particular skill taught by hero skill trainers, but have run out of hero points, start doing lots of sunspear/lightbringer hunts in HM, or just buy it from a skill trainer. Batchie 09:37, 17 June 2007 (CDT)

If you've used all your points on normal skills and want to buy the Sunspear ones, paying a few plat is easier (lazier) than going off and farming. - BeXor Bexor.png 09:54, 17 June 2007 (CDT)
Likewise, if someone maxed(or nearly maxed, so that you can't just "quickly" farm a title level) both Sunspear and Lightbringer titles and already spent all their hero skill points(unlikely, but for someone going for UAS maybe), they have no other way of getting the Sunspear skills. I mean, I know I can get 1k gold a LOT faster than I can get a hero skill point once my title levels are moderately high. DKS01 09:58, 17 June 2007 (CDT)
For the Sunspear Skills, fair enough. But I was referring to the normal skills you can also buy from skill trainers. Batchie 11:39, 18 June 2007 (CDT)
There really isn't a point there either, because it costs the same as buying a skill normally, and to my knowledge every skill given by hero skill trainers have been introduced to skill trainers at or before that point --Gimmethegepgun 16:24, 18 June 2007 (CDT)
I think it's only there for people who want to get the Sunspear Title Track skills, since they can't get it from a normal skill trainer. Ghost1 17:35, 18 June 2007 (CDT)

June 17th[edit source]

→ Moved to Talk:Game updates/20070618

June 19[edit source]

→ Moved to Talk:Game updates/20070619

Hotkey bug[edit source]

I first noticed this around Monday. Occasionally, the number keys will open the chat box rather than activating skills like they're supposed to. Minimising and then switching back to Guild Wars fixes the problem. -- Gordon Ecker 20:46, 21 June 2007 (CDT)

I had that problem a couple of weeks ago. Got annoying fast. --NYC Elite 21:22, 21 June 2007 (CDT)
I always thought that was because my Shift key was sticking. Pounding on the Shift key a couple times always fixed the problem for me. I cleaned my keyboard and all, and the problem persists, so maybe you're right. - Candle.jpg Krowman (talkcontribs) 14:11, 22 June 2007 (CDT)
*duh* Had this long time ago and thought it was my keyboard as my keyboard sucks a lot. --Gem-icon-sm.png (gem / talk) 15:17, 22 June 2007 (CDT)
Yeah, I think it might be a sticky shift key. Hitting shift seems to correct the problem. Next time it happens, I'll check whether the text appears in all caps, if it doesn't then that would rule out a keyboard problem. -- Gordon Ecker 18:53, 22 June 2007 (CDT)
Holding shift and hitting the number keys is supposed to open the different channels, so yeah, that would make sense. ----GD 13:54, 28 June 2007 (CDT)
I had that problem the other day, it just went way after a few minutes, I kept pressing 2 for Barrage (I was running B/P), and Guild Chat kept coming up. Nhnowell 23:40, 5 July 2007 (CDT)
It's happened to me as well - very annoying when it happens. Usually if I close the chat box and hit shift a few times it clears it up. It's also humorous to be battling someone and suddenly see a string of numbers appear in the chat channel. You sympathize with the person since you know they are fighting it too. Shadowlance 15:54, 18 July 2007 (CDT)

June 22[edit source]

→ Moved to Talk:Game updates/20070622

"Whats this for" - Take Two[edit source]

Ok. Now the note is perfectly accurate, factually complete, awfully pedantic, and totally unintelligible. Believe me if I say no anon will read it and say "hey, wait a minute..." before actually barging in and "fixing" the values. How about we put a note that simply says something along the lines of "Game update notes and game tooltips use different progression ranges for variable values. GuildWiki uses the in-game values in skill pages, but the update notes are transcribed verbatim. Please consider this before making any changes." and provide a link to a small page in the GuildWiki namespace where the gory details are presented? –IshmaeelLazyeyes.pngping/peek 05:41, 24 June 2007 (CDT)

Sure. -- Gordon Ecker 06:18, 24 June 2007 (CDT)~
Much better, thanks. –IshmaeelLazyeyes.pngping/peek 07:39, 24 June 2007 (CDT)
Have moved the warning to the right panel because I don't think it is part of the main updates text but a note about them. I do think it needs writing in a simpler way to be useful to average players (and experts don't really need it anyway) --Alexrob 12:48, 28 June 2007 (CDT)
I disagree with it being added to the side, the top section is used for extra notes which is why it was put there. It also looks really squished and the icon is totally out of place on the side. This is a notification, it is ment to be visible and so it should be the first thing they read as well as have a stand out icon when they view the article. -- Xeon 12:54, 28 June 2007 (CDT)
Moved it back. What Xeon said. --Fyren 14:20, 28 June 2007 (CDT)

Do newbs know what verbatim means?—JediRogue 13:03, 28 June 2007 (CDT)

It could say "word for word" and give the same meaning, with more clarity for those who don't use fancy English words like Verbatim. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 13:17, 28 June 2007 (CDT)
And it would be nice for the non-native English readers if they don't need to use the dictionary too often (if they use it at all). --- :Jill Bioskop X(T|C) 15:57, 28 June 2007 (CDT)
From time to time, you're gonna have to forgive me for being a smartass. I tend to use fancy words a lot, what with English being my second language :) –IshmaeelLazyeyes.pngping/peek 17:34, 28 June 2007 (CDT)
I wasn't making a joke about Ishmaeel's use of a big word. (only in cases of malapropism would I do such a thing). I commenting on the minds of n00bs. =D —JediRogue 01:05, 29 June 2007 (CDT)
Don't use big words where a diminutive one will suffice. 85.81.126.123 16:13, 29 June 2007 (CDT)

June 28th bug fix[edit source]

when was the last time any1 got into the jade quarry? seriously i've waited for months with nothing.

We sometimes organise alliance teams on both sides if someone needs to map it....other than that I've never seen more than 3 players in either outpost. Lord of all tyria 03:56, 29 June 2007 (CDT)
I got in through the french districts. sat for like 15 min and finally got in. that's how i got 95 % explored :p Falafel 05:25, 29 June 2007 (CDT)


Monthly cleanup[edit source]

I removed the May and April articles from the page and from teh table thing. along with teh notice that had to do with the Sunspear and Luxon/Kurzick skills. Archmaster936 (talk | contribs) 13:48, 5 July 2007 (PST)

That note is applicable for all changes in (future) skill changes, so i reverted that part; also it wasn't there just for the Sunspear/Faction skills, only the last sentence refers to those. --- :Jill Bioskop X(T|C) 17:32, 5 July 2007 (CDT)

Stronge bug[edit source]

I had a strange bug today i was afk with my para in the ring of fire mission, when i came back i was at the char screen and had 0 of 4 chars instead of 9/9 ? When i logged out and then in evrything was normal again. Got a real bad shock tho. Anyone had the same bug ? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Stive (contribs) .

It's probably just lag. A huge number of people are logged in this weekend due to the Dragon Festival event. -- Gordon Ecker 17:47, 7 July 2007 (CDT)


Paragon daggers[edit source]

Has that bug of paragon dagger attack animation not showing been confirmed by many? Cause I am quite sure that is because of corrupt files in the datapack (happened dozens of times with different animations, not showing or using a replacement), and in that case it shouldn't be displayed as a general update note. Prove me wrong, and I'll accept it. No trolling now. --Slvrwolf

how that bug was found i dont know...will test later. — ~Soqed Hozi~ 06:01, 11 July 2007 (CDT)
just tested and can comfirm they DO have animations. They are are the same as normal attack swings however, but are the ame each time and have a weapon aura. This is from the limited amount of testing I can do, but they are always the same and do have an aura. They just use the same swings as are used for the normal attacks. — ~Soqed Hozi~ 04:19, 12 July 2007 (CDT)
scrap that, they do have individual animations, but fox fangs is the same as a normal swing but with an aura. — ~Soqed Hozi~ 04:21, 12 July 2007 (CDT)

1.1Gig update[edit source]

Wow! I smell GW:EN! Copper Elf 17:19, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

I smell it too... -- Nova Neo-NovaSmall.jpg -- (contribs) 17:22, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
They haven't put anything onto their website, are you sure it was an update and not your first time going into an area? --Gimmethegepgun 17:22, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
It's 1.1 gig. and it's "new build, restart gw plox." -- Nova Neo-NovaSmall.jpg -- (contribs) 17:23, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
23997 files remaining ftl. -- Nova Neo-NovaSmall.jpg -- (contribs) 17:24, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
My -image finished around 557MB. MooMishka 22:40, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

How soon can we expect this page to be updated when it appears on the GW official site? --Cereseternal 17:25, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Probably when it appears on the site... --Gimmethegepgun 17:26, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
Are you sure it's not a bug? They didn't just overwrite all our files?--69.249.50.222 17:27, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
I got the info from the official wiki. Ghost1

Just under 9 MB for me. Are you sure you didn't re-download the whole client? --Roland icon.pngRoland of Gilead (talk) 17:28, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Doesnt help that my 4MB connection is somehow only downloading at 22Kb/sec 27% done and 1337 files remaining upon trying to log on to my presearing chara Dread Pirate Fargus 17:29, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

I'm at 13.6 MG and still 23k+ files to go. -- Nova Neo-NovaSmall.jpg -- (contribs) 17:31, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Updates so far= You can now "Choose best texture filtering" under Graphics and the line that says which attribute a skill belongs to has changed to dark red. And yes I didn't redownload whole client, try running an -image^^ Copper Elf 17:31, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Damn this one is big, and my character log-ing screen was making my characters' legs turn into solid clumps of lines that reached backwards. Still downloading too, started 10 mins ago ><. Phalmatticus 17:34, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

European English districts have been renamed 'Common' and now I can travel to American districts, even though I'm from Europe. What's the point?

Maybe something to do with GW:EN & GW2 and the non-isolated server things. Ghost1
Can you really travel from European districts to American, because I can't travel from American to European. Ghost1 18:05, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Argh 1,454 files remaining, DL speed 20kb/s ><

Yeh, I was running with -image. -- Nova Neo-NovaSmall.jpg -- (contribs) 17:43, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Keep getting err7 when I try to go from Euro to American district, gg anet.

lulz. -- Nova Neo-NovaSmall.jpg -- (contribs) 17:45, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Russian and Polish districts added too. The plus sign in the party menu now goes green when a person is selected.

sadly, Phalmatticus, the problem with your graphics probably won't be solved when the game finally loads - at least it wasn't for me... flesh still stretches to the sky. Lady Ryln 17:50, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

fer all o joo: [1]-- Nova Neo-NovaSmall.jpg -- (contribs) 17:51, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Another thing, the background on the log in screen now has a dark sky, I kind of like it :D. And you were right Ryln, still stretchy ><. Phalmatticus 17:57, 17 July 2007 (CDT)


Shouldn't the background have changed completely? And I still have 21k of files t-go. :( -- Nova Neo-NovaSmall.jpg -- (contribs) 17:58, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

I've had a large amount of my friends complaining about something like bars coming out of your body. So I get on Guild Wars and it's on me too. So WTF? [2] Theres an Image of what it looks like.

That looks screwed, seriously. Copper Elf 18:14, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
Yeah I have the exact same problem, anyone not have this after logging in after the new update? Phalmatticus 18:18, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

I got that same graphical problem. wd anet you bastards

Does this mean no Eye of the North for me?--68.44.120.81 18:17, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
I Haven't got the graphical glitch thing. Copper Elf 18:28, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
Strangely, I don't get this bar glitch when I play on my warrior, and I don't see it on assassins either. Phalmatticus 20:42, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Anyone else notice that Tyria is a whole lot bigger? This is apparently a pretty major thing, so it'll probably take a while for them to work all the bugs out.--Mirutsa 18:34, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Huh? --Gimmethegepgun 18:36, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
He means the map is bigger. Yes it is bigger because GW:EN is coming out. It takes place in Tyria so thus the map gets larger.--Signature.jpgNanoWarrior (TalkContributions) 18:45, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
As of this update, when levelling up, it states how many attribute points you gained Copper Elf 18:54, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

This update is huge... and the cloud changes that I am hearing about most likely are going to mess up my Tyria Antimap. *Sigh* Back to work. That is if my image update ever finishes--Vulpes Foxnik.pngVulpes Foxnik 20:28, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Is it in this update they added a "new" option on the general tab of the option window ? It's about auto-targetting.... Look well.. It has two now... -- TůζipVõrζąx Talk 21:27, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

The animation for some spells seems to have changed - specifically female necro one second cast spells targeting self. Anyone else notice this?

RE: graphical glitch[edit source]

just out of interest, like myself with the major grapics glitch, does anyone else who has it run off a laptop, or a PC with the Intel Mobility 945GM chipset? I fear that this is the problem, and assume that Anet have either dropped the compatability with this chipset, or just forgotten about it in the update?!The preceding unsigned comment was added by 88.108.11.137 (contribs) .

I'd say remain calm. They've been fiddling with the textures (and perhaps models too) and this somehow slipped. It'll be fixed in no time, I'm sure. –IshmaeelLazyeyes.pngping/peek 18:55, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

yes i have that exact chip hope it gets fixed soon--82.153.199.177 18:58, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Mine is the Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset, so that may not be the issue. Lady Ryln 18:59, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Female Sin Animation[edit source]

When female sins use a Shadow Arts enchantment spell (I dunno if it's all Enchantments or just Shadow Arts), the animation used to cause a slight aftercast delay. The July 17 update fixed it. Would anyone confirm if it's all Enchantments or not then add it to the update page? Snow Phoenix

You mean different from the average aftercast delay? GDSig.JPG 10:17, 18 July 2007 (CDT)

WHOOPS GLITCH!![edit source]

  • OMG GLITCH!!!!

my.php?image=gw017ol7.jpg to reproduce this go on a char in pre searing and do these steps: 1) observe a guild match 2) press M 3) click ashford abbey and select the district you are not allowed to go (american for EU players and EU for american player) 4) you get d/c with err040 5) you get reconnected on a plain empty account!!! OMG (someone plz write this up^^)

I don't think I wanna try this...--Signature.jpgNanoWarrior (TalkContributions) 18:47, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

really!! it works... wait i add a youtube vid The preceding unsigned comment was added by 90.6.112.1 (talk • contribs) 19:49, July 17, 2007 (CDT).

It's only temporary untill you relog. --Simondesku 18:54, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

try it out if you dont believe me The preceding unsigned comment was added by 90.6.112.1 (talk • contribs) 20:21, July 17, 2007 (CDT).

I dont want to try this neither. :-P -- TůζipVõrζąx Talk 20:46, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

June 17th[edit source]

Added /ip command.  ??This has been in game for over a year I think, I've used it for many many months. Noodlewad 21:36, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Yep, it has been here for quite a while. Copper Elf 22:27, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

Gw.dat size[edit source]

My Gw.dat file, after using -image, is now 3.54 GB (3 803 725 824 Bytes). THis leave only 2 free GB on the partition where Guild Wars is installed. Maybe GW has to go to the gym... lol. -- TůζipVõrζąx Talk 21:08, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

It seems that there has been another update because my dat file is now 3 807 947 776 Bytes. I was trying to login and had this tiny update... -- TůζipVõrζąx Talk 21:12, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
Guess you should partition or just delete and re-install. Mine is just under 3 gig. --Roland icon.pngRoland of Gilead (talk) 21:13, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
Maybe next month for the redownloading, 'cause my ISP limit download to 20 GB. No, for real, i'm too lazy and i know that seen size difference is a common thing. -- TůζipVõrζąx Talk 21:25, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
That's nothing. Mine is 4.54 GB. But I have dial-up, so I'm not going to try and re-download it, any other way to make it smaller? Bluemilkman 23:08, 17 July 2007 (CDT)
Take out any (preferably Nightfall) installation DVD, copy the contents to your hard drive, find the gw.dat somewhere deep in the folders and replace it by your current dat. Now uninstall the game and reinstall from that prepared copy. It will connect to the Internet, recheck and resort the files in the dat file and skip old ones that are now unused. That's a basic rundown. Search GWG for more info, because I think this also requires a slight modification of a ini file. — Poki#3 My Talk Page :o, 01:57, 18 July 2007 (CDT)
No need to uninstall, just copy the gw.dat file from the DVD and run gw.exe -image. This will still be a 700Mb download or so, so not fun on dialup. --Heurist 12:58, 18 July 2007 (CDT)
All I know is that if they hit the 4gb limit, users with FAT32 disks as install location will cause a problem. My only suggestion is delete the dat, copy it off your install disk, and do an image update overnight after GW:en is released. Also check the partition for any sort of errors. Mine is only 3.6GiB after today's image update.--Vulpes Foxnik.pngVulpes Foxnik 01:21, 18 July 2007 (CDT)

July 17th[edit source]

Vampirism is buggy, steals only 10 health regardless of your sunspear skill lvl

Party search[edit source]

The only thing I don't understand about this update is why Party Search is stuck in front of WTS/WTB/WTT. I hope it's a mistake because I don't see what trading has to do with Party Search. Surely it should say Trade Search or something like that? It's really bugging me. — Hyperion` // talk 11:15, 18 July 2007 (CDT)

The system is officially called "party search." If it bugs you that much, just imagine that you're searching for a "party" to trade with. GDSig.JPG 11:16, 18 July 2007 (CDT)
It's so that those that actually use Allchat to talk can do so and ignore those statements that start with Party Search. It also promotes you to use the panel to avoid having to spam Party Search. --VallenIconwhitesmall.JPG Vallen Frostweaver 12:38, 18 July 2007 (CDT)

Major drawback of the Party search feature is that anything you type is immediately truncated to fit into the Party Search box. So if you're adverting for 4 builds in HA with "Balanced GLF...", half of those builds will get cut off so that it all fits. Major annoyance, makes me have to type stuff like "GL F" to stop the trigger.

Compass Bug?[edit source]

I was out at Witman's Folly, and I noticed something awkward on the compass.Image. Is that due to this update? -- Ezekial Riddle 17:10, 18 July 2007 (CDT)

I've seen that too... been there before the update... i think Falafel 17:13, 18 July 2007 (CDT)
No, that's the "edge of the world" glitch that happens when you get too close to the actual boundaries of an area. They try to make it so wherever you go you will get to see something on the compass, but (usually from a glitch that allows you to be somewhere you aren't supposed to be) you can get to the edge --Gimmethegepgun 17:13, 18 July 2007 (CDT)
I've seen that ton of times since i've acquired GW. It has always been like that. -- TůζipVõrζąx Talk 23:30, 18 July 2007 (CDT)

BTF[edit source]

What does 'Use best texture filtering' do? 24.74.106.195 17:29, 18 July 2007 (CDT)

It looks a bit better, IMO. Turn it on and off and on and watch carefully. Spirit's Strength.jpg Issa Dabir 18:30, 18 July 2007 (CDT)

Bugged New Feature, Attribute Points[edit source]

"When a character levels up, the level-up message now includes how many attribute points that character has gained."

I was just playing around with the a new character I made last week in Pre-Searing and while killing Charr I hit level 14, but the Message it displayed was wrong, it said I only got 5 Attribite Points when in fact I did get the correct amount of 10. WrongAttributePoints_JKougar.png Guess this is yet another bug? I'm not sure if it's only in Pre-Searing or if it's also happening in the rest of the game. ~ J.Kougar

Same thing happened to me. Level 13, ritualist at Zen Daijun. Message displayed 5 attribute points instead of 10.--GHP 23:17, 18 July 2007 (CDT)

Late reply but...this is because it's showing you how many you are NOW getting compared to before. At certain levels, you begin to gain an extra 5 attrib (5 attribs from 1-10, then 10 from 11-14). It's letting you know that you've gained an extra 5 before level I believe. - Yellow Monkey 11:54, 28 July 2007 (CDT)

Graphics Error[edit source]

hoping this applies to my comp, as I have horrible graphics errors on my LT :/. Readem (talk*contribs) 20:08, 18 July 2007 (CDT)

Bugged Mesmer "power" spells and Fast Cast[edit source]

Mesmer power spells seem not to interrupt Paragon's Chants. Moreover Fast Casting does not affect signets.

grayed out secondary drop-down isn't new[edit source]

In the "undocumented updates' section, someone put "The secondary dropdown box is now grayed out when it is not possible to switch secondary professions." This isn't a new change in this update. I believe it has been this way since NF release. My paragon who only has one available secondary has always had that drop-down grayed out. Someone please remove that, not sure how to here. Demonic Peaches 21:13, 19 July 2007 (CDT)

It did change. Before, the text was the only thing gray. Now the entire menu is. Having it up there is correct. — NessHrinIcon.png Ness 22:01, 19 July 2007 (CDT)

THERES AN UPDATE[edit source]

THERES AN UPDATETHERES AN UPDATE--68.124.191.161 19:26, 20 July 2007 (CDT)

July 21st[edit source]

Vampirism skill is still bugged after the update!

Message showing how many creatures that has been killed under a hunt/blessing is bugged. It sometimes gives the text "(creature-type) slain" but no number what so ever. ~Ichimaru 17:30 GMT+1, July 21th

I have this problem too. Should there be a note on this bug? --Loonsbury 11:12, 22 July 2007 (CDT)

Where are my collectors?[edit source]

In one of the recent updates, the icons for Collectors was said to disappear. Well look at this:

Collectors Bug.jpg

It appears that while the icons have disappeared, you can still hover your mouse over where they used to be and it will say what they are collecting. Not very useful anymore though, unless you have the locations memorized >.> Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 15:12, 21 July 2007 (CDT)

I believe the Resurrection Shrine icons are gone as well until you hover. Monk 17:09, 21 July 2007 (CDT)
Well, I am puzzled. I have found that some icons have disappeared, and others haven't. I have been on some Prophecies maps where there are Collector and Resurrection icons for some of them, but not for others...it makes no sense. It seems to be fixed for Factions and Nightfall, though...moreso than Proph anyways... Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 17:44, 29 July 2007 (CDT)
The collectors poofed with the giant update we had awhile ago, the 7/17 one to be exact.--Gigathrash 17:47, 29 July 2007 (CDT)

url for game updates[edit source]

they changed the front page and i cant find the game updates locaton. can someone please help me.204.112.155.71 22:12, 21 July 2007 (CDT)

Updates are still at http://www.guildwars.com/support/gameupdates/. -- Gordon Ecker 22:50, 21 July 2007 (CDT)

Minor Update[edit source]

It seems they have animated the flames on the login screen -69.158.25.32 20:03, 27 July 2007 (CDT)

Sure doesn't look like it, they're still these lame solid things --Gimmethegepgun 16:17, 1 August 2007 (CDT)
It's been animated since the big upload a while back. If you don't see them animated then perhaps you are experiencing a glitch? --VallenIconwhitesmall.JPG Vallen Frostweaver 19:29, 1 August 2007 (CDT)
It could be due to low graphics settings. Waterfalls are only animated at higher settings. -- Gordon Ecker 19:42, 1 August 2007 (CDT)
It might be just my computer, but the flames are "lame solid things" when my graphics are at 1/4th or higher, wich means they look better when I set my graphics crappier... Weird

Skill Template in Chat[edit source]

ANet ninja'd this, it doesnt has the ugly green text anymore Sometimes it does appear, other times it doesn't. Very strange.