Guild Wars 2 Catch All

Been playing around as a Virtuoso and really enjoying it. Although lack of clones means I spend more time getting hit than I'm used to because Mobs don't get distracted.

Dagger is still a ranged instrument humorously so I can stay most of the way out of trouble

Stele wrote:
ranalin wrote:

I really expected this and i think it's a good thing because dealing with ArenaNet and accounts is such PITA

Can I use my current Guild Wars 2 account to log into the game through Steam?

No, if you have a Guild Wars 2 account which was created through the Guild Wars 2 website, you cannot log into it through Steam and vice versa. You will need to continue playing on your account using the client from the Guild Wars 2 website. To be able to login from Steam, you must create an account via Steam and use the Steam client to log into the game.

Well ok. Also no linking, no merging or transfer. So start over if you want Steam. Yuck.

I would much rather have the game on Steam for auto updates. But dang, not throwing away my account for that convenience.

You can sort of link your account in by:

Right-click
Properties
Launch Options
Type in:
-provider Portal

That forces the Steam install to use the ArenaNet launcher. Then you just log in as normal. You lose the ability to buy upgrades through Steam though.

You can also bypass the download with a little command line trickery (have not tested this).
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfil...

mateo wrote:
Stele wrote:
ranalin wrote:

I really expected this and i think it's a good thing because dealing with ArenaNet and accounts is such PITA

Can I use my current Guild Wars 2 account to log into the game through Steam?

No, if you have a Guild Wars 2 account which was created through the Guild Wars 2 website, you cannot log into it through Steam and vice versa. You will need to continue playing on your account using the client from the Guild Wars 2 website. To be able to login from Steam, you must create an account via Steam and use the Steam client to log into the game.

Well ok. Also no linking, no merging or transfer. So start over if you want Steam. Yuck.

I would much rather have the game on Steam for auto updates. But dang, not throwing away my account for that convenience.

You can sort of link your account in by:

Right-click
Properties
Launch Options
Type in:
-provider Portal

That forces the Steam install to use the ArenaNet launcher. Then you just log in as normal. You lose the ability to buy upgrades through Steam though.

You can also bypass the download with a little command line trickery (have not tested this).
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfil...

Nope this just makes it so you can launch the game from Steam. It won't allow auto updates or friends list connections.

Does GWJ still have an active guild in GW2?

Active-ish? I can add you to the guild, but I have no idea what it's like in US evening hours, being over on the other side of the ocean. Your best bet might be a sister guild of ours, Zealots of Shiverpeaks. A lot of us joined both GWJ and ZoS (you can join more than one guild now), and they are an amazing bunch, very laid back, but quite active, organizing strikes, raids, or whatever it is (I can never join, because, again, six hours ahead of Eastern). It's well worth looking into, and I can put in a good word for goodjers. I'm still Grandmistress of the GWJ guild too, so if you're not in yet, I can still add you (it's a good way to look for goodjers).

Yeah the GWJ guild is a good way to see who has logged on recently. But it feels like most people actively playing are representing other guilds first.

Eleima wrote:

Active-ish? I can add you to the guild, but I have no idea what it's like in US evening hours, being over on the other side of the ocean. Your best bet might be a sister guild of ours, Zealots of Shiverpeaks. A lot of us joined both GWJ and ZoS (you can join more than one guild now), and they are an amazing bunch, very laid back, but quite active, organizing strikes, raids, or whatever it is (I can never join, because, again, six hours ahead of Eastern). It's well worth looking into, and I can put in a good word for goodjers. I'm still Grandmistress of the GWJ guild too, so if you're not in yet, I can still add you (it's a good way to look for goodjers).

I'm new to GW2 and feel incredibly silly, but how do I request an invite? I tried to find somewhere to search for both a GWJ and Zealots guild but can't find a guild search anywhere. I looked under the guild tab and in the LFG tab? A /who command doesn't seem to work and I'm not finding any options when searching around. Sorry for the noob moment here but how do I request/get an invite?

I believe that an officer in the guild has to invite you.

Invite has been extended. Welcome to the guild! Let me know if there's anything else I can do, hope to see you in there!