... can be a little strange. Especially if you are used to the old version or any other board on the internet. Writing certain things like a guide or a detailed list turns out to be difficult and the formatting options are quite limited. But who am I telling this? There have been a few topics about this already. I do not want to complain here, I want to offer some alternatives until ANet gets the job done for good. I ran a few tests and tried out a lot of weird stuff over the past hours.
The good news: HTML seems to work.
Embedding pictures finally works. Thank you ANet!
<font color="red">TEXT</font> = TEXT
<font color="green">TEXT</font> = TEXT
<font color="yellow">TEXT</font> = TEXT
<font color="orange">TEXT</font> = TEXT
<font color="blue">TEXT</font> = TEXT
<font color="brown">TEXT</font> = TEXT
<font color="white">TEXT</font> = TEXT
<font color="grey">TEXT</font> = TEXT
<font color="black">TEXT</font> = TEXT
<font color="pink">TEXT</font> = TEXT
<font color="purple">TEXT</font> = TEXT
Separating Text with lines
<u>TEXT</u> = TEXT
<center>Aligning text to the center</center>
Text as link
<a href="www.guildwars2.com">Guildwars2</a> = Guildwars2
<cite title="Hello World!">Pumpkin</cite>
Update: This feature was silently removed from the forums. If you do that now, it just turns the target-text red. I think they do not like hidden messages. If you or anyone else edits the post, the code and the hidden text are still visible.
Those seem to work, but you cannot enable borders, what makes them look really weird. Creating a table is a bit complicated in my opinion. If you google for "html table editor" you can find excellent programs which create you the code so you only have to copy/paste it.
This is the most basic one I found so far: http://html-tables.com
Things I have tried out which not seem to work at all:
EDIT: Embedding pictures was finally enabled at 10/11/2017.
changing text size
Bugs I found so far:
The spoiler-tags use "[" and "]" while all other tags use "<" and ">"
Combining these seems to cause some weird text glitches and shows some tags you have never written. Avoid doing that.
Sometimes, text written below a spoiler disappears once you save the post. The instant you edit the post, the text re-appears again, but goes away when you save again.
If I run into a problem/obstacle, I try to solve it. If that does not work either, I improvise. I have not touched HTML for the last 15 years, but google helps a lot. Anyway, this is not a solution. A solution will come from the owners of this board, ANet. It will come, sooner or later and make this post obsolete. I am looking forward to it.