Guild Wars 2 Catch All

If you pvp at all (and play Revenant or Necromancer) you may want to buy some lube before reading these changes...

https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/disc...

While not massive or amazingly active by any means, I can toss my personal guild out there for folks still semi-active in GW2. We're only 15 strong right now, and bill ourselves in recruitment as people with jobs and lives outside of GW so no real rep requirements. We do try to do some guild missions or at least guild-focused activities on Sundays when people are on, but otherwise pretty laid back.

Given the incorporeal nature of the GWJ group, that may be an option for folks as well.

Got a name for that guild?

I'm on a Mac and trying to update the game after a month or two. All I get now is this notification:

"Coherent host crashed
A serious error has occurred that prevented the application from continuing. A report has been sent to ArenaNet to help determine the cause."

Any ideas?

Apparently, that is caused by using the 32-bit client, which is no longer supported. Download and install the 64-bit client instead, is the word.

garion333 wrote:

Got a name for that guild? ;)

Lateralus Legion. My handle is Aerthos.8012, so if you shoot me a message I can toss you can invite back.

Super Adventure Box is back, folks!!! And be sure to log in on April 1st, they usually have a surprise.

Finally, all those coins I saved are useful again! Yaaaay!

I've been playing for the last several weeks. I've bounced off of the game in the past, due to the crappy Mac client, and my computer being underpowered. With a new computer and a new client, I've really been enjoying playing my Charr Guardian (and I love her voice acting). I hit 80 a few days ago, and now I've purchased the expansions. The Path of Fire intro mission was great, but I will at least get through the main story before going back to it. Also, there seems to be a ton of references to earlier story beats that I would like to see for myself.

I'm in the GWJ guild, but it looks like you all are in ZoS. I guess I can join, but honestly I'm generally a solo MMO player. I do enjoy good guild chat.

ZoS supports players of all sorts. I'm mostly solo too, but like you I sometimes like to chat via text or TeamSpeak. What ZoS asks of players is civility and helpfulness when playing. I know some folks have issues with the repping requirement, but the people are really great, and they help draw you into the game and make it more fun, whether you like group stuff or not. And of course the well of experience from ZoS being literally the oldest surviving guild in the game is invaluable.

FWIW, ZoS is a really friendly and laid back bunch. I'm sure some of us can provide references, and the interview process is a really informal process. They do indeed require you to represent ZoS at all times, which really isn't that big a deal now that you can have all guild chats available at all times.

I joined up with ZoS today. Thanks all for the push. I'm Tiharra Faithmauler in game.

Welcome Tiharra!

This looks neat. A Tyrian Tarot by community artists.

Aristophan wrote:

This looks neat. A Tyrian Tarot by community artists.

I’m in!

So I recently heard on Massively OP that ArenaNet was using snooping software to detect cheaters. Can anyone confirm this? I’m really close to deleting GW 2 off my computer.

jdzappa wrote:

So I recently heard on Massively OP that ArenaNet was using snooping software to detect cheaters. Can anyone confirm this? I’m really close to deleting GW 2 off my computer.

Why? Pretty much all games with anti-cheat portions check for specific processes. You agree to it when you accept the ToS.

I have absolutely no information on the matter but have zero qualms about them seeking out and banning cheaters. I’ve reported one or two cases of cheaters in the past (suspicious characters “jumping from one node to another” in high end areas), and it’s not something I’d say is really prevalent. Like Ranalin said, it’s in the terms of service.

ranalin wrote:
jdzappa wrote:

So I recently heard on Massively OP that ArenaNet was using snooping software to detect cheaters. Can anyone confirm this? I’m really close to deleting GW 2 off my computer.

Why? Pretty much all games with anti-cheat portions check for specific processes. You agree to it when you accept the ToS.

Yes but I was under the impression that most anti cheat software is on the server side. Some of the people who were banned have proven they never ran the cheating software while playing GW, so the only way Anet could have known about the programs is scanning players hard drives. At least that’s what some people are saying which is why I’m trying to confirm it.

I’m not a programmer so don’t fully understand the specifics, but here’s a more detailed article from Vice: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/a...

jdzappa wrote:
ranalin wrote:
jdzappa wrote:

So I recently heard on Massively OP that ArenaNet was using snooping software to detect cheaters. Can anyone confirm this? I’m really close to deleting GW 2 off my computer.

Why? Pretty much all games with anti-cheat portions check for specific processes. You agree to it when you accept the ToS.

Yes but I was under the impression that most anti cheat software is on the server side. Some of the people who were banned have proven they never ran the cheating software while playing GW, so the only way Anet could have known about the programs is scanning players hard drives. At least that’s what some people are saying which is why I’m trying to confirm it.

I’m not a programmer so don’t fully understand the specifics, but here’s a more detailed article from Vice: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/a...

Again GW2 is not alone in this. This is what punkbuster(these days it seems battleeye is more prevalent) for shooters does. These are all client side. MMOs tend to use similar tools, but they vary. This is nothing new.

Edit:

The article essentially says the same thing i have. This isn't them scanning hard drives but processes. This isn't new.

the source for all these claims is one of the banned players who calls himself a "security expert" and admits that he does use several cheating tools, just not with gw2.

his "research" sounds plausible but until it's confirmed by a third party that doesn't have a bone to pick with anet, I'm taking the whole thing with a huge grain of salt.

jdzappa wrote:

Some of the people who were banned have proven they never ran the cheating software while playing GW, so the only way Anet could have known about the programs is scanning players hard drives. At least that’s what some people are saying which is why I’m trying to confirm it.

To me, that's weasel wording. That's *not* the only way ANet could know about it, since these tools leave chunks of code behind in memory, and possibly even startup hooks, both of which could be detected by a search through RAM. In the case of hooks, it could simply be a process.

I think that dude with the cheat tools on his system has to clear a higher bar to show that he didn't actually use them to play, but I find it hard to see how he would prove that. Why have the tools if they are not used? And saying "Oh, I used them for this, but not for that, trust me.". Yeah, for some reason, I'm not inclined to...

So there has been a follow up notice on the Guild Wars 2 forum that the software was limited to checking for the cheater programs and wasn’t collecting additional info. I feel bad for the folks who got false positives but a lot of my greater privacy fears are allayed.

Oh thank the stars, I _hated_ underwater combat.

I haven't had the chance to really hop back in since moving into my house (first house, yay!) but I keep seeing it staring at me with longing every time I have the chance to sit at my computer...

Grats on the house!

So, does anyone on here have any insight into getting an account restored? I've been waiting a week for a response from the support team.

My only insight would’ve been to contact the support team. I’ve always had a response within a day. If you still haven’t heard, try writing again.

10 or so days in I finally got a response. I got logged in after a few hiccups, and have no idea what is going on.

I got some birthday presents, I can level up some people to 20, 30, and 50. There are buttons. It's so strange coming back into something that you may have known what is going on, but have no idea now.

About anything.