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allow us to access hidden arcana library/Durmand Priory at some point permanently without having to go thru story instance repeatedly or be at a specific step in legendary crafting


(I know it's not hard to set up so I always have access to it via 'being in progress of legendary crafting', but in case i actually want to complete those achievements for those legendaries or accidentally read the wrong book and lose my chance, it would be nice if there was another way.)

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Auto-equip gathering tools


When your tool runs out of charges while logging or mining, the interaction is canceled before the node is depleted.

When you attempt to gather again without a tool equipped, an error is shown: "No gathering tools equipped."


Can you change the gathering system to allow using tools from the inventory? Either by reducing its charge on every use (like a salvage kit), or by automatically equipping it on the first use.


Why? It's common to carry at least one spare tool. Manually equipping new tools after they break is inconvenient, especially when there are enemies nearby. If I have a tool somewhere in my inventory, I should be able to use it without opening the inventory or hero panel.



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Change world completion to a tiered reward system. Currently, it's an extremely long road with no rewards until the very end, which can be quite tedious.


25% world completion: Mystic Clovers and Obsidian Shards as rewards

50% world completion: 1 GoE

75% world completion: Mystic Clovers and Obsidian Shards as rewards

100% world completion: 1 GoE

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This isnt technically QoL.

Tho it is a suggestion and its purely visually and i have no clue how hard it is.
But this has been grinding my gears for a little while now. 


The Weaver's Antipodes Skin (aka the Weavers hand gear thing)
This is specificly made for the weaver and it fits its entire nature.


But the thing that i feel like was a big missing out is it working with your atunements.
Having left hand for the first atunement and right hand for the second. 
Is it please possible to make this item change it elements based on the atunements the Elementalist is. 
If its wielded by an elementalist that is not a weaver both hands will always be the same element.
For all other classes its just the standard Left Fire and Right Water.

It just bums me out to see tha my charracter is always wielding fire and water while her entire element is based on lightining.

Btw if the upper thing isnt possible, perhaps give them a special feature where you can manually pick the elements that you wield.
And please then add the visual eart and lightning once.
This is easily done by adding mutliple versions of this glove... that each have there own optional elements.


But i really would love to see the first suggestion that sounds just super cool!!!

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All the following suggestions relate to WvW:
- Make NPCs unable to tag towers and keeps, only camps (I dont like that dredge cannon can tag keep and tower in EB)
- Keep stacks from sigils when changing border (major annoyance, discourages border hopping)
- Make keeping a tower/garrison tagged require more and more people (so that a single person with stealth cannot keep a garrison continously tagged for hours).

- Make camps flip-able for supply at any time (the wait is awful game design), but make the score take longer (need to hold camps so and so long or something that makes capping possible but not always give score)

- Make teleporting to waypoint from stealth impossible (can teleport after leaving stealth for 3 sec). This is a huge annoyance for me. Searching for permastealth not even knowing if they ported. Tbh, parital removal of stealth based on proximity is needed in this game. Stealth as it is now is garbage.
- Stealthing puts and keeps you in combat
- Larger squads, or squads that can share player position information. Maybe this type of commander to commander functionality could be really cool.
- Give penalty to wvw exp when running hidden tag, give slight penalty to wxp while running closed tag

- Redesign rewards in wvw to discourage afk'ing (make it go to zero rewards much faster). Maybe a unique stacking form of debuff to players that stand still for more than so and so long, that kicks them eventually, much faster than now.

- Give new / all players option to purchase a temporary warclaw or something like that. Maybe they dont find a group right away and start disliking wvw because they get run down by groups (with warclaws)

- Encourage border hopping when there is queues, by allowing players to go back to previous WvW map for the next 3-5minutes. It hurts the game mode a lot that commanders for example start on EB, need to go to a borderland to defend, get stuck in the borderland because of queue. Find less content in the borderland. Then log off from the borderland because of queue(s). "Oh so you wanna win? Well then you need to go and not play for a while".

- More skins on warclaw and siege.

- More ways to make the guilds more flashy in wvw
- Make all the PoF / HoT skills have better ground telegraphs. Some area of effect skills dont have ground markings, which is unintuitive, trolly and plain old awful.

- Make all blocks only have partial damage reduction or work like barrier. To much invuln, block, etc. in the game now.

- Nerf ACs, improve balance, reduce lag, etc. 🙂

- Do more work on balance, to allow more specs. Don't lazily feel ok that one spec per class kind of works (even though some are far superior)

- Make WvW feel more alive, with some back-story or similar, and maybe a story quest to introduce the spvp and wvw game modes to newer players, with some hand holding / intro.

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3 hours ago, Krew.3081 said:

Please put the bear warclaw skin back in the gem store! Like half of my guild wants to buy that thing for WvW!!!!!!!!!

I definitely also want this

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1) Wardrobe templates: It costs transmutation charges to save/edit appearances to wardrobe templates. Loading/switching between saved wardrobe templates doesn’t cost any charges. The wardrobe template will save all appearances, such as dyes, outfits, gliders, which piece is set to show/hide, etc. This will lead to transmutation charge sales since many players do not have enough charges to save multiple wardrobe templates per character.


2) Mount templates: The template will save the skin and dye set ups for all mounts. There should also be an option to call a random mount template when the player mounts. For example, when I summon the griffon, it will randomly summon my template 1 griffon, template 2 griffon, or template 3 griffon. This would give players more incentive to own many different mount skins.

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I'll keep this edited as I find things that bother me while playing.


1) I'd really like to be able to alter a bag's type in the mystic forge, similar to changing the stats of weapons and armor. For example, if you have a 32-slot Marshal's Pannier, but want a 32-slot Orichalcum Locker, you can get one by combining the following:


32-slot Marchal's Pannier

4 Spools of Deldrimor Thread

12 Supreme Runes of Holding (making it cheaper and using Anthology of Heroes would be nice)

10 Silver Twitching Forgemetal


Although expensive, it's still cheaper than starting the whole process over if you no longer have need for a specific type of bag, or lack the profession to make the type of bag you're after. It's a reliable alternative. There is nothing more frustrating than having a very expensive bag you have no use for. Making them tradable on creation, and account-bound on use (rather than soul-bound) would be a nice touch.


2) Add collections to production discoveries with decent rewards and/or titles.


The problem with discovering some items is they lack value (other than leveling craft), and you don't know what you're making unless you look it up online. A popular example are some runes and sigils. If they aren't optimal in any way, then why throw away great mats to gain a few levels when there are other better options for discovery that actually net something worth using or TPing?


Discovering every recipe a crafting profession has to offer should feel rewarding, but it doesn't, and is pretty pointless once you are capped unless it's something you need. Incentivizing it would give discovery more value to the account.


3) Make Rice Balls and other account-bound food ingredients more accessible and allow them to be purchased in bulk.



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Whenever we get a new skin we may not always have a free character or weapon to add it to when we get it so we have to either save it for later (taking up inventory space) or trash it (wasting a transmute charge later if you do want it). Sometimes the rewards we get from content is not actual weapons but skins alone and they all add up eventually. If they were weapons/armor then at least we could salvage and the trade off is a few materials but with skins, nothing. I was thinking as a QoL upgrade you could add an option to skins to either convert them into a transmute charge or add it to the wardrobe as a free change later on... think of the scarecrow finisher and how you hold hundreds of them as a consumable (never need the infinite one). If we could do either of these things it would free up so much space and make skins a worthwhile reward on their own even if you totally dislike the skin or have tons of variants of the same items (think SAB weapons).

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I just played through Scarlet's Ley Line cave area and was able to play as a steam golem for a bit.  That is just an awesome skin that needs to see some more light.  How about a WvW skin for the golem?  What about a personal transformation ala the Watchknight?


More Steam Golem please!

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Suggestion: Remove Aegis Special effect when NOT IN COMBAT MODE.

I'm pretty sure this has been suggested in the past and got ignored, so I'm re-suggesting it hoping that it will be noticed this time.

Everyone here knows how Aegis looks, I don't think there will be any issue removing the Special Effect of Aegis when your Character is NOT in Combat Mode



Since you already removed the Retaliation Boon from the game and replaced it with Resolution...
The new Resolution Boon has no Skill Effect.

Making the old Skill Effect of Retaliation Boon Non-Existent in the game. 


You can just use that old Skill Effect of Retaliation Boon to Aegis Skill Effect since it's no longer being used by the Game.

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It seems to me that PvE content is moving more and more to private instances with squads, rather than open world: fractals, strike missions, DRMs.


I'm not sure if this is the general direction of PvE, but I'd like to cast a vote for the open world system. My love for GW2 lies mostly in map events: world bosses, metas, general mayhem. There are already story episodes that are private instances. More and more, GW2 is taking place behind closed doors. Being able to join a DRM group randomly is nice. Wish that option existed for fractals. But still, I love how much of GW2 takes place out in the open. I really hope that doesn't change for the PvE portions.


On that note, I'd also like to suggest moving things like legendary requirements away from being exclusively available in WvW tracks (like the Gift of Battle). Those of us exclusively PvE players just sort of hit a wall with things like that. Given that 99% of Frostfang is to be found in open world with a few fractals, having to go through a WvW track for one item is more frustration than it's worth.


Since a legendary precursor certificate is a major reason for completing Return to Dry Top, I've kind of lost motivation to complete it. The finished legendary will no doubt require a Gift of Battle. No interest in the legendary locker, since mine will be empty. No reason to do fractals, since I was mostly doing them for legendary collections.


There's just a whole bunch of the game that stopped being interesting to me because of one item. I'm glad WvW exists for people who love that dynamic, but it seems really silly to force people to essentially learn and play an entirely separate game to gain access to one item they can use in the game they want to play.


Please reconsider this.



Edited by Danger Ferret.6342
Really fed up at game doors being slammed in my face
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Hot-keyable inventory slots (thinking mostly about bundle items here).


Current implementation of using consumables and bundle items is tedious. I've always wanted to hotkey my Watchwork Portal Device, Harpy Feathers or Throw Gunk I bought from the Skritt, or whatever other interesting gismo I've sourced from a vendor out in the world. They are flavourable, fun, but currently tedious to use with how you need to open your inventory and double click each time. There's honestly something delightful about finding a vendor, purchasing bundle items, then using them in your adventures; an MMO experience that feels somewhat lacking in GW2.


Could offer a lot, be very easy to implement (and monetize like shared inventory slots if so desired), and be an easy way for Anet to add more flavour to the open world experience. Easy to expand upon as well by releasing new bundles items, which with hotkeyable inventory space, actually becomes substantial "content". IE; by having hotkeys, you essentially recieve new skills for your class, and opens up an underused facet of exploration and buildcraft. Yes please.

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I will ask something that as fellow programmer i know is very very simple to be done.

In "options" I want a checkbox that gives option for skills to pop the description while hovered with mouse or not while in combat.



[] Show skill description while in combat.



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