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The Future Of Leveling In Guild Wars 2

We all hate it, we all love it, most importantly, we can all agree, there has to be a better way to do it.Leveling, is boring.
You can still be a die hard leveler who loves to make 80’s on the fly and even you will admit that doing it for the tenth time in a row, gets taxing, tiring, repetitive and downright mind numbing.The biggest problem with Leveling, is not in the leveling itself, grinding is a method, and for some its enjoyable, but for a lot of us it is not.

So whats your alternatives?

World Vs World:
– This is a double edged sword, with a mass population server this works favorably, but if your population is low, it rarely ends well.
– You can use this as a means to get about 20 levels a day if you’re patient enough.
– Its a chore for the hardcore, but not so friendly for casuals.

– Dependent on being a minimum of level 30+ to start using this method to reach levels.
– Fast per run.
– Dependent strongly on having people willing to run them.
– LFG has created a toxic community of Achievement level specific players that wont take you in unless you get to X achievement level, so you better farm achievements if you want to be apart of it.

– LFG, see Above.
– Good if you’re able to adapt on the fly, but you’ll be farming lower fractals for a while just to get fast levels.
– People rarely want to boost people this way, ever.

– You can buy Level up Tomes with successful PvP Glory oh wait-
– Future PvP methods might have better ways to add leveling to the game.

– Works if you are patient, and have A LOT of money or are willing to buy gems to make a lot of money.
– Not so good if you lack the above two.

Living Story:
– Most LS content will boost you to 80 and allow you to participate in Zergs.
– Effective, but repetitive and boring after a while.
– Depends strongly on grinding for the most part.
– Battle for Lions Arch also awards level up tomes for 100 found belongings acquired per mob roundup.
– Advise having strong AOE heavy class for this.

World Quest/Exploration:
– Grindtastic Heart Quest Farming and reliance on Events.
– Easier to do but slow as hell.
– Will take you quite some time to do solo.

Personal Story:
– Only really works if you have farmed to later levels before hand.
– Not the best way to level quickly as later quests become too hard for you to do alone.

Whats the problem then?

Leveling is a bandwagon, especially in a game like GW2, where the content is end game heavy, and earlier game light.

Before one says, there’s no end game, there is, it lasts 2 weeks an episode before moving on with or without you.


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Posted by on June 27, 2014 in Guild Wars 2 Tip


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Guide to Making Money Additional Tips

As you can see, reselling at 12.4s with a buy price of 10s will only net you a 54c profit which is hardly worthwhile unless you are dealing in bulk trades. You will want to be making about +10% of your buy price per sale (which means ideally reselling at just over 30% over buy price).

I hope this helps some of you, and please and feel welcome to let me know if I have made any errors in my calculations.

Additional tips:
As soon as part of any buy order is partially completed, immediately turn around and re-list the item for sale at the T1 or T2 price point (which ever is lower than the current Sell price). You are going to make most of your money through these rapid trades.

However, watch out for items with a lot of trader activity as it can sometimes pay off to only list 2-3 of that item at a time to avoid market saturation.

Cancel all buy orders once you are done with your trading session as you don’t want the market collapsing on you overnight. This is a really easy way to lose lots of gold.

Don’t make your buy orders too big. It works best to limit your buy orders to a maximum of ten units for any non-crafting materials, again this helps to prevent you holding too much stock in any item in the event of a market crash.

Choose maybe 5-10 different items that are providing a good margin and rapid turnover and focus on those exclusively. If a buy order is not fulfilled within 30 minutes then you will probably want to cancel that order and find something else.

Test each potential trade opportunity by first placing buy orders for 1-2 or that item and then seeing how long it takes to resell. Again, if you cant comfortable resell within 30 minutes then make a note. I would advise just re-listing at slightly above the BE value just to get your money back in these situations.

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Posted by on June 24, 2014 in Guild Wars 2 Tip