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Dulfy: GW2 World Boss Timer by that_shaman

GW2 World Boss Timer designed by that_shaman. Double click an event to add it to My Events for tracking and sound notification. Sound alert can be muted, or trigger when the event starts or 15 minutes before the event (default option, click on the sound icon to change).

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April 23, 2014 from Dulfy. View full article

Guild Wars 2 Trading Post: 10 Gold Challenge and 5 Qualities of Great Gold Makers

Can you turn 10 gold into 100? Even if you have a lot of skill, get 1000% profit on your investment is damned near impossible. It takes crazy changes like patch notes or game updates to achieve such numbers. The best way to make gold is slowly and steadily over time, sort of like building a financial snowball. You need to identify how much time can be spent on the trading post and try your best to earn gold while playing other aspects of the game. You'll also want to make gold while you sleep, reduce how much gold you spend on frivolous upgrades and sell the items you farm intelligently (don't just sell to the highest buy order every time!).

How you run your life's finances tends to have a direct correlation to your gaming experience. In most game scenarios with set goals, players will slave away on the figurative mouse wheel until they have just enough points/gold to purchase the next best item/gear. Is it the same way for you in real life? Are you saving up just enough to put the down payment on a house, then going back to living from check to check? For most people that is how they go through life. I'm not saying that's the wrong way to do things, everyone has different priorities and goals (children are expensive!), but when you're gaming there's no reason to add the stress of being poor virtually. This is because you have much more control over the factors that make you poor in an MMO versus real life.

The best advice I can give you is to slow the hell down. Enjoying the journey needs to be a priority.

I get emails from people who have begun earning far more gold thanks to reading this blog and the average time to turn 10 gold into 100 gold is approximately 4 to 8 weeks. It varies a lot based on play time, with some people doubling their gold in a single week, but regardless of skill or time invested, the mindset of these players is always the same as they follow these 5 Qualities of Great Gold Makers:

  1. Avoid spending gold on things they don't need. If these players can survive right now and deal decent damage, there's no reason for them to upgrade. Skins and dyes for personal use are a complete waste of gold when you're trying to save up.
  2. Make gold from the trading post. This will require research into crafting material tiers 1-6 and how their prices change throughout the week. When they log on, they do not know if they will be buying or selling; that decision is made after reviewing the current price compared to prices they've seen in the past.
  3. They start small flipping with easy markets like low level armor and weapons. These can be flipped on a daily basis, instead of having to wait multiple days like with step #2.
  4. Utilizing my forums and blog, these players know the best ways to convert kharma, skill points and laurels to gold.
  5. Never stop learning and experimenting.

See if you can turn 10 gold into 100 gold after one month of using these 5 qualities of great gold makers.

Guild Wars 2 Riches: Structured PvP = Reward Structure


I've always been a big fan of PvP. I played many battlegrounds in World of Warcraft (and would continue to if I had an active subscription); I've racked up 600hrs+ in Dota 2; I played a good bit of League of Legends before Dota 2 and, well, I'm fond of competitive play.

With GW2 I dabbled a bit at the beginning. The systems they've laid down are slick in PvP. Honestly it's one of the best PvP games I've played and perhaps the best MMORPG PvP system. I'll let others decide whether that's the case or not, but in my book I've not played better.

As I say though, I dabbled. The hugest of drives in an MMORPG for me, is financial security and progression in both PvE and PvP. GW2 kinda stumped me on a bit with PvE progression and continues to do so (I've not visited as many explorable dungeons as I've done, say, heroic dungeons in WoW). I should hook up with a regular PvE guild.



I also found PvP to be unrewarding. You gained ranks and had chances of gear but it was segmented from the main experience. I found this off-putting. I'm a massive fan of alts and being able to access everything I've unlocked on any character on any other character is a huge plus for me.

And so we come to the core of this post, as it were: I've been playing A LOT more PvP since the patch. Massive amounts more. The reward track system is cool but not the main selling point. It was the access to all items and looks across both modes that did it for me.

Having mentioned the reward system though, did you know it's probably the best way to get transmutation charges bar none? If you're like me and go through them at a huge rate, you might find you save a lot of gold > gems > charges if you just enter some sPvP.

You can earn a large amount more in gold with your time but saving is as important as earning and while the reward system isn't impressive in terms of financial throughput (gold per hour or minute) if you want to PvP anyway, you shouldn't feel that you're gimping yourself in terms of earning money.

PS/ I've been having so much fun and I've got so many classes to get to grips with (I feel like each of my six 80s deserve a run at least) I might end up sharing some tips or builds at a later date! Bear in mind I'm no expert... yet.

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April 23, 2014 from Guild Wars 2 Riches. View full article

Why I Game: GW2: You Get No XP For Running Away

This isn’t a leveling guide per se. I’m not teaching any shortcuts, efficient paths to circle around or profitable events or other things people do to SPEED their way through levels. That’s power-leveling. Such abnormal rates are best left to veterans to figure out for themselves when they want to level their alts (eg. via […]
April 23, 2014 from Why I Game. View full article

manylaughs: ESO: Poised to fail

The gaming world needs an MMO like The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). The gaming world almost cries out for an MMO that doesn’t have cute, cartoon characters and animals. The gaming world is looking for an MMO that’s more immersive, has a “real” feel to it. ESO fills this need in some ways: It feels […]
April 23, 2014 from manylaughs. View full article

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