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Disappearing exp?

I just got my my Raptor mount and realized that I have zero exp from before (the little gold number at the bottom left-hand corner is still at zero)! I had over 600k exp at lvl 80 before I started Part VIII - Victory or Death of my personal story...with each kill that I made I would get an annoying message that I could do masteries. I assumed that all that exp was racking up and would be available to me once I got my Raptor. What happened to my two days of grinding exp?

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  • Eros.6801Eros.6801 Member ✭✭✭

    Everything can be explained here https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Mastery

    • In short it's called Mastery where you able to process past level 80 BUT they are not actually level. Leveling up a Mastery Trait is like you level up normaly from before but the difference is you HAVE TO navigate to Mastery panel via pressing H (default button) and PICK which mastery traits you want to train and once the exp bar reach maxed you simply just open the panel again and spend your mastery points then move on to train other traits.

    • If you do not want to spend points or you don't have enough points then you can switch to other traits and train them otherwise your EXP bar will be stucked, that also answered your question, you either didn't train new one or unable to train because you need to unlock more mounts, this cause your EXP to stop processing until you able to train new mastery.

    • One more thing you need to know is there are 3 types of Mastery - HoT - PoF - Core Tyria, you can't level up or gain exp for PoF mastery if you play in HoT or Core Tyria. Your problem seems to be this case, you're stuck with Core Tyria mastery, try to play more in PoF zones or find more mastery points in Core Tyria to unlock more traits.

    MEH !!!

  • @Eros.6801 said:

    • One more thing you need to know is there are 3 types of Mastery - HoT - PoF - Core Tyria, you can't level up or gain exp for PoF mastery if you play in HoT or Core Tyria. Your problem seems to be this case, you're stuck with Core Tyria mastery, try to play more in PoF zones or find more mastery points in Core Tyria to unlock more traits.

    Ah, i see. I keep forgetting that this is a theme-park game and not a sandbox game. I'll just stick with PoF 'til I get all my mounts lvled. Now my question is this: will that missing exp be restored when I begin playing core Tyria content?

  • Hoodie.1045Hoodie.1045 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @Eros.6801 said:

    • One more thing you need to know is there are 3 types of Mastery - HoT - PoF - Core Tyria, you can't level up or gain exp for PoF mastery if you play in HoT or Core Tyria. Your problem seems to be this case, you're stuck with Core Tyria mastery, try to play more in PoF zones or find more mastery points in Core Tyria to unlock more traits.

    Ah, i see. I keep forgetting that this is a theme-park game and not a sandbox game. I'll just stick with PoF 'til I get all my mounts lvled. Now my question is this: will that missing exp be restored when I begin playing core Tyria content?

    No, it won't be restored. Any progress made on a specific mastery level is saved on any level 80 character.

  • @Hoodie.1045 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @Eros.6801 said:

    • One more thing you need to know is there are 3 types of Mastery - HoT - PoF - Core Tyria, you can't level up or gain exp for PoF mastery if you play in HoT or Core Tyria. Your problem seems to be this case, you're stuck with Core Tyria mastery, try to play more in PoF zones or find more mastery points in Core Tyria to unlock more traits.

    Ah, i see. I keep forgetting that this is a theme-park game and not a sandbox game. I'll just stick with PoF 'til I get all my mounts lvled. Now my question is this: will that missing exp be restored when I begin playing core Tyria content?

    No, it won't be restored. Any progress made on a specific mastery level is saved on any level 80 character.

    Wait...I'm confused. Are you saying that I must first establish a mastery track - say 'Pack Commander', for example - then my progress will be saved? I can then move from PoF masteries to Tyria masteries as I please?

  • Hoodie.1045Hoodie.1045 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 29, 2018

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @Hoodie.1045 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @Eros.6801 said:

    • One more thing you need to know is there are 3 types of Mastery - HoT - PoF - Core Tyria, you can't level up or gain exp for PoF mastery if you play in HoT or Core Tyria. Your problem seems to be this case, you're stuck with Core Tyria mastery, try to play more in PoF zones or find more mastery points in Core Tyria to unlock more traits.

    Ah, i see. I keep forgetting that this is a theme-park game and not a sandbox game. I'll just stick with PoF 'til I get all my mounts lvled. Now my question is this: will that missing exp be restored when I begin playing core Tyria content?

    No, it won't be restored. Any progress made on a specific mastery level is saved on any level 80 character.

    Wait...I'm confused. Are you saying that I must first establish a mastery track - say 'Pack Commander', for example - then my progress will be saved? I can then move from PoF masteries to Tyria masteries as I please?

    Exactly. You can switch mastery tracks whenever you want and your progress will be saved on that track. If you keep gathering unnecessary experience on a certain track and you switch to a newly unlocked and untrained mastery track, all of that experience gained will be transferred on that track.

  • @Hoodie.1045 Ok, got'cha. That little voice in the back of my mind kept telling me to start on 'Pact Commander' masteries each time I made a kill! :anguished:

  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Hoodie.1045 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @Hoodie.1045 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @Eros.6801 said:

    • One more thing you need to know is there are 3 types of Mastery - HoT - PoF - Core Tyria, you can't level up or gain exp for PoF mastery if you play in HoT or Core Tyria. Your problem seems to be this case, you're stuck with Core Tyria mastery, try to play more in PoF zones or find more mastery points in Core Tyria to unlock more traits.

    Ah, i see. I keep forgetting that this is a theme-park game and not a sandbox game. I'll just stick with PoF 'til I get all my mounts lvled. Now my question is this: will that missing exp be restored when I begin playing core Tyria content?

    No, it won't be restored. Any progress made on a specific mastery level is saved on any level 80 character.

    Wait...I'm confused. Are you saying that I must first establish a mastery track - say 'Pack Commander', for example - then my progress will be saved? I can then move from PoF masteries to Tyria masteries as I please?

    Exactly. You can switch mastery tracks whenever you want and your progress will be saved on that track. If you keep gathering unnecessary experience on a certain track and you switch to a newly unlocked and untrained mastery track, all of that experience gained will be transferred on that track.

    Are you sure? Last time I checked, if you gained experience on a maxed track, spillover experience was automatically added to a random other track. If there is no other track available, which can happen in PoF if you take to long to acquire all the mounts, spillover experience is lost.

    Maybe I remeber incorrectly though.

  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @GW Noob.6038 said:
    @Hoodie.1045 Ok, got'cha. That little voice in the back of my mind kept telling me to start on 'Pact Commander' masteries each time I made a kill! :anguished:

    Experience from different expansions does not get shared.

    You can't leven core masteries (of which Pact Commander is one) with PoF experience.

  • Hoodie.1045Hoodie.1045 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @Hoodie.1045 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @Hoodie.1045 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @Eros.6801 said:

    • One more thing you need to know is there are 3 types of Mastery - HoT - PoF - Core Tyria, you can't level up or gain exp for PoF mastery if you play in HoT or Core Tyria. Your problem seems to be this case, you're stuck with Core Tyria mastery, try to play more in PoF zones or find more mastery points in Core Tyria to unlock more traits.

    Ah, i see. I keep forgetting that this is a theme-park game and not a sandbox game. I'll just stick with PoF 'til I get all my mounts lvled. Now my question is this: will that missing exp be restored when I begin playing core Tyria content?

    No, it won't be restored. Any progress made on a specific mastery level is saved on any level 80 character.

    Wait...I'm confused. Are you saying that I must first establish a mastery track - say 'Pack Commander', for example - then my progress will be saved? I can then move from PoF masteries to Tyria masteries as I please?

    Exactly. You can switch mastery tracks whenever you want and your progress will be saved on that track. If you keep gathering unnecessary experience on a certain track and you switch to a newly unlocked and untrained mastery track, all of that experience gained will be transferred on that track.

    Are you sure? Last time I checked, if you gained experience on a maxed track, spillover experience was automatically added to a random other track. If there is no other track available, which can happen in PoF if you take to long to acquire all the mounts, spillover experience is lost.

    Maybe I remeber incorrectly though.

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @Hoodie.1045 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @Hoodie.1045 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @Eros.6801 said:

    • One more thing you need to know is there are 3 types of Mastery - HoT - PoF - Core Tyria, you can't level up or gain exp for PoF mastery if you play in HoT or Core Tyria. Your problem seems to be this case, you're stuck with Core Tyria mastery, try to play more in PoF zones or find more mastery points in Core Tyria to unlock more traits.

    Ah, i see. I keep forgetting that this is a theme-park game and not a sandbox game. I'll just stick with PoF 'til I get all my mounts lvled. Now my question is this: will that missing exp be restored when I begin playing core Tyria content?

    No, it won't be restored. Any progress made on a specific mastery level is saved on any level 80 character.

    Wait...I'm confused. Are you saying that I must first establish a mastery track - say 'Pack Commander', for example - then my progress will be saved? I can then move from PoF masteries to Tyria masteries as I please?

    Exactly. You can switch mastery tracks whenever you want and your progress will be saved on that track. If you keep gathering unnecessary experience on a certain track and you switch to a newly unlocked and untrained mastery track, all of that experience gained will be transferred on that track.

    Are you sure? Last time I checked, if you gained experience on a maxed track, spillover experience was automatically added to a random other track. If there is no other track available, which can happen in PoF if you take to long to acquire all the mounts, spillover experience is lost.

    Maybe I remeber incorrectly though.

    I forgot to mention that the experience you gain in a given region (Central Tyria, Heart of Thorns, Path of Fire) will only be transferred on the respective active mastery. You can max out experience for let's say 'Pact Commander', but if you switch to a different Central Tyria track like 'Fractal Attunement' especially if it's untrained, all experience gained will be transferred there and not on a Heart of Thorns or Path of Fire mastery track. Hopefully I made it clear.

  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 30, 2018

    @Hoodie.1045 said:

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @Hoodie.1045 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @Hoodie.1045 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @Eros.6801 said:

    • One more thing you need to know is there are 3 types of Mastery - HoT - PoF - Core Tyria, you can't level up or gain exp for PoF mastery if you play in HoT or Core Tyria. Your problem seems to be this case, you're stuck with Core Tyria mastery, try to play more in PoF zones or find more mastery points in Core Tyria to unlock more traits.

    Ah, i see. I keep forgetting that this is a theme-park game and not a sandbox game. I'll just stick with PoF 'til I get all my mounts lvled. Now my question is this: will that missing exp be restored when I begin playing core Tyria content?

    No, it won't be restored. Any progress made on a specific mastery level is saved on any level 80 character.

    Wait...I'm confused. Are you saying that I must first establish a mastery track - say 'Pack Commander', for example - then my progress will be saved? I can then move from PoF masteries to Tyria masteries as I please?

    Exactly. You can switch mastery tracks whenever you want and your progress will be saved on that track. If you keep gathering unnecessary experience on a certain track and you switch to a newly unlocked and untrained mastery track, all of that experience gained will be transferred on that track.

    Are you sure? Last time I checked, if you gained experience on a maxed track, spillover experience was automatically added to a random other track. If there is no other track available, which can happen in PoF if you take to long to acquire all the mounts, spillover experience is lost.

    Maybe I remeber incorrectly though.

    @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @Hoodie.1045 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @Hoodie.1045 said:

    @GW Noob.6038 said:

    @Eros.6801 said:

    • One more thing you need to know is there are 3 types of Mastery - HoT - PoF - Core Tyria, you can't level up or gain exp for PoF mastery if you play in HoT or Core Tyria. Your problem seems to be this case, you're stuck with Core Tyria mastery, try to play more in PoF zones or find more mastery points in Core Tyria to unlock more traits.

    Ah, i see. I keep forgetting that this is a theme-park game and not a sandbox game. I'll just stick with PoF 'til I get all my mounts lvled. Now my question is this: will that missing exp be restored when I begin playing core Tyria content?

    No, it won't be restored. Any progress made on a specific mastery level is saved on any level 80 character.

    Wait...I'm confused. Are you saying that I must first establish a mastery track - say 'Pack Commander', for example - then my progress will be saved? I can then move from PoF masteries to Tyria masteries as I please?

    Exactly. You can switch mastery tracks whenever you want and your progress will be saved on that track. If you keep gathering unnecessary experience on a certain track and you switch to a newly unlocked and untrained mastery track, all of that experience gained will be transferred on that track.

    Are you sure? Last time I checked, if you gained experience on a maxed track, spillover experience was automatically added to a random other track. If there is no other track available, which can happen in PoF if you take to long to acquire all the mounts, spillover experience is lost.

    Maybe I remeber incorrectly though.

    I forgot to mention that the experience you gain in a given region (Central Tyria, Heart of Thorns, Path of Fire) will only be transferred on the respective active mastery. You can max out experience for let's say 'Pact Commander', but if you switch to a different Central Tyria track like 'Fractal Attunement' especially if it's untrained, all experience gained will be transferred there and not on a Heart of Thorns or Path of Fire mastery track. Hopefully I made it clear.

    I was unclear but read up, I meant the experience you collect while your active mastery is full.

    All experience gained on any level 80 character on your account while in a given region will be applied to the respective active mastery. You can freely switch the active masteries without any cost, as the amount of experience previously gained will be saved until you return to train that mastery. Once the current active mastery is fully trained by obtaining enough experience, the experience bar will start blinking and you can spend a certain amount of mastery points in the Masteries tab to permanently unlock the mastery on your account. Before you spend the points or switch to train another mastery, any experience gained will be redirected to train the first unlocked, untrained, least progressed mastery track in the list for the same category instead, if one is available.

    Just a small difference in how excess experience gets distributed (you don't get to save it and place it yourself, it gets automatically redirected or gets lost if there is not more tracks available).

    To sum up:

    • experience and masteries does not get shared between expansions (core, HoT and PoF currently)
    • when no active mastery is selected or the current active mastery is full, all additional experience goes into a different available mastery
    • experience only gets lost if there is no mastery available to have experience put in
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