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-<color #​AB9D66>​**Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)**</​color>​ 
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-...written and maintained by Aardvark. 
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-[[https://​discord.gg/​npFXSUz| Discord Server]] 
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-====== Guild Wars 2 ====== 
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-===== Is it worth getting into? ===== 
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-Guild Wars 2 has been around since 2012, but it's still going strong! 
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-ArenNet just finished up The Icebrood Saga for us, which is also known as Season 5. 
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-Looking ahead, the GW2 Expansion Pack 3 is in active development! 
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-  * [[https://​wiki.guildwars2.com/​wiki/​Guild_Wars_2:​_Third_expansion|Guild_Wars_2:​_Third_expansion]] 
-  * [[https://​massivelyop.com/​2020/​03/​12/​guild-wars-2-just-announced-its-third-expansion-and-it-looks-like-cantha/​|Guild Wars 2: Expansion 3 - End of Dragons]] 
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-Further, Guild Wars 2 is being released on Steam! ​ This has been pushed back and will occur after the Expansion Pack 3 release. 
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-This platform puts the game in front of over 20 million PC gamers and is sure to make Guild Wars 2 the biggest MMORPG ever. 
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-  * [[https://​store.steampowered.com/​app/​1284210/​Guild_Wars_2/​|Guild Wars 2 on Steam]] 
-===== Huge Advantages ===== 
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-The following are advantages GW2 provides to players over other MMORPG'​s. 
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-  * No monthly subscription fees. 
-  * Free-to-play accounts allow you to reach the maximum level. 
-  * A max-level booster is awarded when you upgrade your free account to paid by buying Path of Fire. (aka PoF / Expansion 2) [[https://​www.guildwars2.com/​en/​retailers/#​UnitedStates-physical|Retailers]] [[https://​wiki.guildwars2.com/​wiki/​Level-80_Boost|Level-80 Boost]] 
-  * Player-vs-Environment (PvE), Player-vs-Player (PvP) and World-vs-World (WvW) content. 
-  * Extremely low cover-charge for paid accounts. Upgrading your free account to Path of Fire costs only about $15-$20 when you buy a "CD Key" online, and automatically gives you the Heart of Thorns expansion. [[https://​www.guildwars2.com/​en/​retailers/#​UnitedStates-physical|Retailers]] 
-  * The Guild Wars 2 player base is HUGE and it has remained among the top-10 MMO's. [[https://​mmo-population.com/​r/​guildwars2|MMO Populations]] 
-  * Almost no bans! ArenaNet will almost always suspend accounts rather than issuing permanent "​bans"​. If you get caught cheating, suspension times usually start at a week or two, and progress to a maximum of nine months after you've been caught cheating many times. Those who purchase gems seem to have reduced suspension times, so you should do that even if for no other reason than to support the game. [[https://​www.guildwars2.com/​en/​retailers/#​UnitedStates-physical|Retailers]] 
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-These advantages make choosing GW2 as your MMORPG an easy decision for everyone. 
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-**IMPORTANT NOTES** 
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-  * **<color #​ed1c24>​If you have access to a VPN, please connect ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF EUROPE before making any Minion key or addon purchases to avoid VAT tax. </​color>​** [[https://​tinyurl.com/​yajwypre|Private Internet Access]] **<color #ed1c24> is cheap, easy, allows up to 10 connections per account and offers a 7-day money-back guarantee.</​color>​** 
-  * **<color #​ed1c24>​Please use crypto to pay for Minion keys or addons for a 5% discount! </​color>​** [[https://​tinyurl.com/​CoinBaseDiscount|CoinBase]] **<color #​ed1c24>​is easiest to use and you get $10 of free Crypto for signing up!</​color>​** 
-===== Beginner'​s Guide ===== 
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-NOTE: The beginner'​s guide below came out before the HoT expansion was included for free when you buy the PoF expansion. 
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-  * [[https://​altarofgaming.com/​guild-wars-2-beginners-guide-welcome-to-tyria/​|Guild Wars 2 – Ultimate Beginner’s Guide (2020 Update)]] 
-  * [[https://​wiki.guildwars2.com/​wiki/​User:​Dak393/​New_player_Guide|New player Guide]] 
-  * [[https://​wiki.guildwars2.com/​wiki/​User:​Gulbasaur/​Things_I_Wish_Someone_Told_Me_-_A_new_player_guide|Things I Wish Someone Told Me - A new player guide]] 
-===== What profession should I play? ===== 
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-Consider not one profession, but the set of three professions you like the most by armor weight. 
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-  * **[Light Armor]** Elementalist / Mesmer / Necromancer 
-  * **[Medium Armor]** Thief / Engineer / Ranger 
-  * **[Heavy Armor]** Guardian / Revenant / Warrior 
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-You'll spend a lot of time and gold getting into full legendary armor, and being able to switch that set of armor around between your characters is really important. 
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-===== Can I bot GW2 Free-To-Play (F2P) accounts? ===== 
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-Yes, but you should be aware that F2P accounts are restricted in every possible way from enriching anyone else. 
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-  * [[https://​help.guildwars2.com/​hc/​en-us/​articles/​230165307-Guild-Wars-2-Account-Types-Free-Core-HoT-PoF|GW2 Account Types]] 
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-It's best to spend a few bucks to upgrade your Free-To-Play accounts immediately with cheap CD Keys purchased online. This will start the timer towards removing restrictions,​ as the restrictions are not lifted immediately upon upgrade. [[https://​www.guildwars2.com/​en/​retailers/#​UnitedStates-physical|Retailers]] 
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-===== How can I safely and anonymously upgrade accounts? ===== 
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-Get your GW2 "CD Keys" from an official retailer. [[https://​www.guildwars2.com/​en/​retailers/#​UnitedStates-physical|Retailers]] 
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-You should also use these sites to buy 2000 Gem Cards when you need gems, so that you remain anonymous. 
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-You can give your new accounts a huge boost by buying two items from the gem store. 
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-  * [[https://​wiki.guildwars2.com/​wiki/​Copper-Fed_Salvage-o-Matic|Copper-Fed Salvage-o-Matic]] (800 Gems) 
-  * [[https://​wiki.guildwars2.com/​wiki/​Unbreakable_Gathering_Tools|Unbreakable Gathering Tools]] (2400 Gems) 
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-These items will allow you to free up a ton of inventory space and prevents having to visit vendors often. 
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-====== Licensing ====== 
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-===== How many accounts and keys do I need to buy? ===== 
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-You want one single Minion account under which all your bots will run. 
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-You'll then need one Minion key per GW2 account that will be botting simultaneously. 
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-Licensing Option 1 (multiple keys, botting simultaneously) 
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-  * Minion Account (Provides access to all addons) 
-    * GW2 Account 1 
-        * Minion Key 1 
-    * GW2 Account 2 
-        * Minion Key 2 
-    * GW2 Account 3 
-        * Minion Key 3 
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-Licensing Option 2 (single key, different time slots) 
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-  * Minion Account (Provides access to all addons) 
-    * GW2 Account 1 
-        * Minion Key 1 
-          * Schedule: Bots from 00:00 to 08:00 (12am - 8am) 
-    * GW2 Account 2 
-        * Minion Key 1 
-          * Schedule: Bots from 00:00 to 016:00 (8am - 4pm) 
-    * GW2 Account 3 
-        * Minion Key 1 
-          * Schedule: Bots from 16:00 to 00:00 (4pm - 12am) 
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-===== Keeping Track of Accounts ===== 
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-Maintain a text file with all of your account information. 
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-You may need any or all of this information to re-claim an account or work with ArenaNet customer service, and it increases the sale price significantly should you sell your GW2 account later on. 
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-__Example Text File__ 
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-  * MMOMinion Login 
-  * MMOMinion Password 
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-  * GW2 E-mail #1 (e.g. castrowalker@outlook.com) 
-  * GW2 Password #1 (e.g. p455w0rD) 
-  * GW2 Account Name #1 (e.g. castrowalker.9999) 
-  * GW2 Character Name #1 (e.g. Mrs Cla Castrowalker) 
-  * GW2 CD KEY #1 (e.g. 12345-12345-1234-123-123456) 
-  * GW2 #1 Minion Key (e.g. GW2abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890) 
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-  * GW2 E-mail #2 (e.g. walladazzle@outlook.com) 
-  * GW2 Password #2 (e.g. p455w0rD) 
-  * GW2 Account Name #2 (e.g. walladazzle.7777) 
-  * GW2 Character Name #2 (e.g. Walladazzle) 
-  * GW2 CD KEY #2 (e.g. 12345-12345-1234-123-123456) 
-  * GW2 #2 Minion Key (e.g. GW2abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890) 
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-__Additional Pro Tips__ 
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-  * Create e-mail addresses specifically for the accounts. Do not use your personal e-mail address. 
-  * Add all of the e-mail accounts to a single mail app on your phone so they'​re checked regularly and kept active. (e.g. BlueMail) 
-  * Do not use similar e-mail addresses across accounts. 
-  * Do not use similar character names across accounts. 
-  * You can use the same password for all of the GW2 accounts for convenience. They do not link accounts together that happen to have the same password. 
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-====== Purchases and Trials ====== 
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-===== When I attempt to buy a key code, it says "​please refresh the page to try again"​. ===== 
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-Try a different browser. 
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-Also disable any ad or script blockers. 
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-===== I bought a key code but it wasn't e-mailed to me. Where can I find my key code? ===== 
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-Your key code is found on the "​Keycodes"​ tab of the launcher. 
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-Key codes are not e-mailed. 
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-===== Can I get a free trial key? ===== 
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-Ideally just buy a trial key... they'​re super cheap. 
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-With that said, you can also visit ElitePvPers and reply to this thread for a free trial key. 
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-  * [[https://​www.elitepvpers.com/​forum/​gw2-hacks-bots-cheats-exploits/​3139288-gw2minion-bot-leveling-farming-questing-gathering-pvp-assist-more.html|GW2Minion on ElitePvPers]] 
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-====== Compatibility ====== 
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-===== GW2 TacO ===== 
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-Minion is compatible with the Guild Wars 2 Tactical Overlay. (GW2 TacO) Feel free to use it while running Minion. 
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-http://​www.gw2taco.com/​ 
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-===== Windows Insider builds ===== 
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-MMOMinion is not compatible with Windows Insider builds. 
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-===== Other DirectX hooks ===== 
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-At this time Minion is not compatible with many popular DirectX hooks including... 
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-  * ArcDPS 
-  * ReShade / GShade 
-  * DX12 Proxy 
-  * Radial mount 
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-===== Software with Known Compatibility Issues ===== 
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-The following software may cause game crashes, performance problems or other issues. 
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-  * AI Suite 3 
-  * AMD Gaming Evolved 
-  * Bandicam 
-  * EVGA Precision 
-  * FRAPS 
-  * Guildworks 
-  * MSI Afterburner 
-  * Mumble Overlay 
-  * Nahimic for MSI 
-  * Raptr Software 
-  * Razer Software 
-  * ReShade 
-  * Guru3D RTSS Rivatuner Statistics Server 
-  * ROG Game First 3 
-  * SweetFX 
-  * Valorant 
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-===== Can I run GW2Minion on Linux? ===== 
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-Only if you use a VMWare solution to host Windows virtual machines. 
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-  * [[https://​www.vmware.com/​products/​workstation-player/​workstation-player-evaluation.html|VMWare Player]] 
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-Other solutions like Linux Wine will not work. 
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-===== Can I run GW2Minion on Mac OS? ===== 
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-Only if you use a Windows virtual machine. 
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-  * [[https://​www.vmware.com/​topics/​glossary/​content/​windows-mac|What is Windows for Mac?]] 
-  * [[https://​www.vmware.com/​products/​fusion.html|VMware Fusion: Powerfully Simple Virtual Machines for Mac]] 
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-  * [[https://​www.parallels.com/​products/​desktop/​|Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac]] 
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-===== Guild Wars 2 in Full Screen ===== 
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-Full screen is not supported by Minion. You must play in Windowed mode, although Windowed Fullscreen should work. 
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-===== DPS Meter Options ===== 
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-You have 3 options to monitor your DPS. 
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-  - Use Minion'​s DPS meter, which is fairly accurate for your own DPS. You can find it on the menu. (MMOMinion -- GW2Minion --> DPS Meter) 
-  - Use ArcDPS on a different account that isn't running Minion. 
-  - Use BGDM, a deprecated DPS meter. [[https://​drive.google.com/​file/​d/​1n52iBjLPHr66U4e7nXD3ygWszxatLaYD/​view?​usp=sharing|BGDM]] Read the FAQ and do NOT ask for help with it from Minion folks, as nobody at Minion has anything to do with it.  [[https://​web.archive.org/​web/​20191216040900/​http://​gw2bgdm.blogspot.com/​p/​faq.html|BGDM FAQ]] 
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-====== Troubleshooting Crashes, Errors and Performance ====== 
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-===== Game crashes on startup or attach ===== 
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-  - Turn off DirectX 11 in the GW2 game options. GW2Minion is not yet compatible with DX11. 
-  - Trying deleting your \GW2\Bin64 folder, which will be regenerated the next time you start the game.  This removes all incompatible 3rd party DirectX hooks. 
-  - Minion isn't compatible with Windows Insider builds. ​ Don't attempt to run Minion on them. 
-  - Double check your installed programs to make sure another game has not secretly installed anti-cheat software. 
-  - Uninstall other software that has [[http://​wiki.mmominion.com/​doku.php?​id=faq#​software_with_known_compatibility_issues|known compatibility issues]]. 
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-When all else fails, please read closely and follow the Install Guide. 
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-  * [[http://​wiki.mmominion.com/​doku.php?​id=installation|Install Guide]] 
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-===== Game Started: Waiting to attach... ===== 
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-Check the e-mail you used to register your GW2 account. You likely need to authorize the network with the e-mailed passcode. 
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-===== Unknown Error: (Query/​Fail) ===== 
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-This error often results from not having the game fully downloaded or is caused by a VPN / Proxy / bitchy 3rd party antivirus or firewall. 
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-NOTES: 
-  * Disabled is not uninstalled! -> [[http://​wiki.mmominion.com/​doku.php?​id=installation|Install Guide]] 
-  * You may try to whitelist the whole minionapp folder if you run a 3rd party antivirus software. 
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-===== Failed to download the update manifest ===== 
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-Error: Failed to download the update manifest for product ID=7. 
-Something has blocked the manifest, Minion will not work properly 
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-This is a problem with your Comcast/xFi Internet Service Provider. 
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-You need get on the Xfinity xFi app, select More > My Services > xFi Advanced Security > Disable. 
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-===== Unable To Open Archive File ===== 
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-"Guild Wars 2 is unable to access its archive file Local.dat. Please verify that this file is accessible and writeable, and that no other program is currently using it." 
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-This error occurs because you have another copy of GW2 running simultaneously. 
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-Run the following from an elevated command prompt to make sure all instances of GW2 are closed before attempting to launch it again. 
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-  * taskkill /IM Gw2-64.exe 
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-===== Update the Game Client ===== 
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-"​Update your game, there is an update available!"​ 
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-If the launcher tells you to update the game client, but it has already been updated... 
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-  - Try deleting cache2.dat in the MinionApp\Cache folder. 
-  - Some ISP's are caching old data. You can test with a VPN to work around the problem. [[https://​tinyurl.com/​yajwypre|Private Internet Access]] is cheap, easy, allows up to 10 connections per account and offers a 7-day money-back guarantee. 
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-===== Long Download Times ===== 
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-What if the Minion launcher is taking a really long time to update Minion? 
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-The problem could be your ISP.  Test with a VPN to Germany. [[https://​tinyurl.com/​yajwypre|Private Internet Access]] is cheap, easy, allows up to 10 connections per account and offers a 7-day money-back guarantee. 
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-===== Low FPS ===== 
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-Running the following from an elevated command prompt and rebooting can help with many FPS issues, including those that occur when moving the mouse. 
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-  * bcdedit /set useplatformclock false 
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-Minion will reduce your FPS due to its DirectX hook and all core bot framework running in the background. Some FPS loss is unavoidable. 
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-Many addons may cause additional FPS loss if they require a lot of computing power. You can uninstall addons temporarily to see if any are affecting your FPS. 
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-The most important thing you can do is changing the following in-game settings to "​Lowest"​. 
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-  * Character model limit 
-  * Character model quality 
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-Setting these to "​Lowest"​ will hide or dull the other players running around with pixel spam. 
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-===== Resetting Bot Defaults ===== 
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-You can reset the bot defaults by renaming the following folder. 
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-C:​\MINIONAPP\Bots\GW2Minion64\MinionFiles\Settings 
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-NOTE: This will not reset addon defaults. To reset addon defaults, delete and reinstall them from the Store in the Minion Launcher. 
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-====== Gameplay and Skill Manager Issues ====== 
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-===== When I start the bot on a new character it doesn'​t attack. ===== 
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-Some of the Skill Manager profiles have a requirement that you've unlocked weapon slot 3+. 
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-Try switching to a two-handed weapon. ​ If that doesn'​t work, try manually leveling up until you've unlocked a few weapon skills. 
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-[[https://​wiki.guildwars2.com/​wiki/​Skill_bar|Skill Bar]] 
-"​Weapon skills are acquired through levelling, with skill slot 1 being automatically unlocked at level 1 and skill slots 2, 3, 4 and 5 being unlocked at levels 2, 4, 7 and 10 respectively."​ 
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-Also make sure you have completed the tutorial mission on new characters. 
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-===== When I start the bot, my character constantly dodges/​evades. ===== 
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-Turn off double-tap to evade in the game settings. 
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-===== Game settings are not saved ===== 
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-Full screen is not supported by Minion. You must play in Windowed mode, although Windowed Fullscreen should work. 
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-To make sure your GW2 in-game settings are saved, load GW2 without Minion first and configure all the settings how you like.  Then exit the game and re-launch Minion. 
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-===== Default Skill Manager Profiles ===== 
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-The default skill manager profiles haven'​t been updated in quite some time.  They'​re missing a lot of skills and don't work well.  The default Skill Manager profiles will not be maintained due to the vast number of added skills and frequent "​balance"​ patches ArenaNet started that change them around. 
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-With that said, one of the best things you can do for yourself is learning how to use Skill Manager. ​ It was created with the intent to make managing skill usage easy for those who are not developers. 
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-===== Using Skill Manager ===== 
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-Skill Manager is located under the MMOMinion --> GW2Minion --> Skill Manager menu. 
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-Usually just put your heal skill on top, followed by elite/​utilities,​ followed by skills 5,​4,​3,​2,​1. ​ It casts in order from top to bottom. ​ It's a "​priority list", rather than a rotation. ​ If something can cast that's higher in the list, it goes first, and so on. 
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-Also remember to create a new skill manager profile from scratch before you start editing. ​ If you modify the default ones, they'​ll be overwritten the next time Minion updates, and your work will be undone. 
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-By default, Skill Manager Profiles are stored in the following folder. 
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-  * C:​\MINIONAPP\Bots\GW2Minion64\LuaMods\GW2Minion\SkillManagerProfiles 
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-If you're too busy to create and maintain your own Skill Manager profiles, you can choose to pay someone to do it for you by purchasing an addon in the store. 
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-  * Mirage Deluxe focuses on PvP, but also has some PvE profiles now. 
-  * Profile Bundler and Profile Bundler Deluxe focus on PvE/​Raiding. 
-  * Apophis is specifically for Engineers/​Scrappers. (and doesn'​t use Skill Manager) 
-  * Alhazred is specifically for Necromancers/​Scourges. (and doesn'​t use Skill Manager) 
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-Occasionally you can find a free Skill Manager profile in the forums. ​ (http://​www.mmominion.com/​forum-34.html) ​ Please note that these are unsupported and could cause problems with Minion if they'​re outdated. 
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-To install a Skill Manager profile from the forum, simply download the .SM file, copy it to the following folder, and then hit CTRL+L to have Minion reload. (adjust the path for your Minion installation) 
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-C:​\MINIONAPP\Bots\GW2Minion64\LuaMods\GW2Minion\SkillManagerProfiles 
-===== Assisted Play Unwanted Movement =====  
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-The bot is moving for me while in Assisted Play mode.  How can I turn this off? 
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-  * MMOMinion --> Main Menu --> Combat Movement (uncheck) 
-  * MMOMinion --> Main Menu --> AssistMode --> Assist mode --> Move into combat range (uncheck) 
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-===== Salvage Tools ===== 
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-Which salvage tools should I use for each item rarity? 
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-These are the unlimited salvage tools that you should invest gems in. 
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-  * https://​wiki.guildwars2.com/​wiki/​Copper-Fed_Salvage-o-Matic 
-  * https://​wiki.guildwars2.com/​wiki/​Silver-Fed_Salvage-o-Matic 
-  * https://​wiki.guildwars2.com/​wiki/​Runecrafter%27s_Salvage-o-Matic 
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-These are the rules you should follow by item rarity. 
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-  * Fine - Copper-Fed 
-  * Masterwork - Depends on the rune/sigil inside. If it contains those that give you the expensive symbols / charms you want to use Runecrafter'​s,​ and the rest Copper-Fed. If you don't want to bother checking the runes and want a simple rule, you should use Copper-Fed. 
-  * Rare - Sell everything above ecto price * 0.815 as you get on avg 0.815 ecto per rare.  If below  ecto price * 0.815, you want to salvage with Silver-Fed. 
-  * Exotic - Sell everything unless you have some nice rune/sigil inside. If so, then use a Black Lion Salvage Kit to get the rune/sigil + ectos + insignia / inscription and sell everything. 
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-===== List Manager (Blacklist) ===== 
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-If you want the bot to ignore a specific mob or event, add it to the List Manager. 
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-  * MMOMinion (Menu) 
-  * Lists (Sub-menu) 
-  * Select Type (Drop-down menu) 
-  * Select Desired Blacklist Item 
-  * Add Button 
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-===== Unlocking Maps ===== 
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-GW2Minion doesn'​t have the ability to use locked waypoints, although we've asked for the hack.  (no ETA) 
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-You have a few options to unlock maps. 
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-  - Rush through the personal story parts required to unlock the maps. 
-  - Do Map Completion repeatedly until you have enough single-use Teleport-To-Friend devices to unlock maps adjacent to all of the ones you want. 
-  - Purchase the Recharging Teleport-To-Friend device when it's available in the Gem Store. ​ Use it to unlock one new map per hour. 
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-Notes: 
-  * TP-To-Friend:​ If you have another account with access to all maps, simply group with it to unlock the maps you need.  Otherwise beg in Lion's Arch and someone will almost always help for free. 
-  * TP-To-Friend:​ Don't unlock adjacent maps with these. ​ (e.g. Don't unlock Desert Highlands and then Crystal Oasis with TP-To-Friend. ​ Simply move from Desert Highlands to Crystal Oasis normally.) 
-  * Portal Tomes: If you're using a new character on old account, make sure to purchase all the portal tomes/​scrolls. ​ Use those portal scrolls to unlock maps for new characters 
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-====== Bugs and Known Issues ====== 
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-===== Why doesn'​t Minion attack world bosses? ===== 
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-Minion will only attack world bosses with Skill Manager IF you manually target them. 
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-===== Is the bot destroying my items? ===== 
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-No, it's depositing them in your bank when possible. This feature is on by default. 
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-You may turn this off in the Settings menu. 
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-MMOMinion --> Main Menu --> Settings --> Ingame --> Deposit Items (uncheck) 
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-If the behavior persists, check if you've enabled any "Fast Deposit"​ options in addons. 
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-===== The Screen is Black ===== 
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-If the entire screen has gone back but you can still see chat and the skillbar, you've turned on "​Disable Rendering"​. 
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-This option is located on the main menu under MMOMinion --> Main Menu --> Setting --> Ingame --> Disable rendering. 
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-You can also type the following into the console to turn it back off. 
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-Settings.GW2Minion.disablerendering = false 
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-===== Mouse Buttons Do Not Work ===== 
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-If the bot is in "No Downtime"​ mode, you might not be able to click things in the game. 
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-Copy/Paste the following line into the console (CTRL+C) to work around the issue until the bot is updated. 
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-GUI:​CloseCurrentPopup() gw2minion.versionchecked = true 
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-===== Personal Story ===== 
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-GW2Minion lacks the API'​s/​functions to do the Personal Story in GW2. 
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-Specifically,​ GW2Minion cannot: 
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-  * Open reward chests that have a choice of rewards. 
-  * Read incoming mail. 
-  * Change the Personal Story to different chapters. 
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-You can use the "​Scotty"​ addon to quickly teleport through the Personal Story, and even have it automatically handle some dialog. 
-====== Gold ====== 
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-===== Transferring to Main Account ===== 
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-How can I get earnings from my "​alt"​ accounts to my "​main"​ account? 
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-Start your own guild. Have alts deposit gold or high-end stackable items in the bank. Withdraw up to 500g/week or an unlimited number of high-end items from the bank using your main. 
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-You may alternately mail high-end stackable items to your main, but this is riskier than using a guild bank. 
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-It is not recommended to mail gold directly to your main account. 
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-===== Getting Rich ===== 
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-If the default bot modes, Grind and Gather, are not getting you enough gold per hour, there are a lot of options to choose from in the addon store. 
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-Take the time to review the addons available in the store. Join the Discord channels specifically for those addons or reply to the forum threads for them to see what other users' experience has been and what they recommend. 
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-Most have a trial period, and you have Minion'​s 3-day money-back guarantee on top of that. 
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-===== PvP Tracks ===== 
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-Which PvP track makes the most gold? 
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-If you don't yet have a set of full Legendary armor, I'd highly suggest the Glorious track until you have enough Mist Core Fragments to create a set. 
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-  * https://​wiki.guildwars2.com/​wiki/​Legendary_armor#​PvP_Components 
-  * https://​wiki.guildwars2.com/​wiki/​Glorious_Reward_Track 
-  * https://​wiki.guildwars2.com/​wiki/​Mist_Core_Fragment 
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-If you're just doing it for gold generation to be fed to your main account, there are a lot of opinions. 
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-  * https://​en-forum.guildwars2.com/​discussion/​67013/​most-profitable-reward-track 
-  * https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​Guildwars2/​comments/​ai2khr/​whats_the_most_profitable_pvp_reward_track/​ 
-  * https://​fast.farming-community.eu/​wvw/​reward-track 
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-====== Suspensions and Avoiding Them ====== 
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-===== Is Minion detected? ===== 
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-No. 
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-ArenaNet once illegally deployed spyware to catch cheaters and ended up suspending the accounts of many innocent players, resulting in an attempted cover-up and public relations nightmare. Future attempts to catch bots or cheaters based on collecting client-based data are very unlikely to happen again now that better global consumer protections exist such as GDPR and APPI. 
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-  * [[https://​www.vice.com/​en_us/​article/​7xdmgq/​guild-wars-2-used-spyware-to-catch-cheaters|‘Guild Wars 2’ Caught Using Spyware to Catch Cheaters]] 
-  * [[https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​Guildwars2/​comments/​8c2j0y/​a_technical_analysis_of_the_spyware_arena_used/​|A technical analysis of the spyware Arena used for the banwave]] 
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-With that said, your behavior may be detected server-side. ​ It is generally recommended to not bot 24x7 or do anything repeatedly for many hours. 
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-Here are the most common times GM's appear to be "​hunting"​ for bots, inclusive of ALL games modes and ALL server locations. 
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-  * Start Time: [[https://​www.wolframalpha.com/​input/?​i=6+pm+UTC|6 pm UTC]] 
-  * End Time: [[https://​www.wolframalpha.com/​input/?​i=5+am+UTC|5 am UTC]] 
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-The closer you bot to this time frame, the higher the risk of getting caught. 
-===== Are "​hacks"​ detected? ===== 
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-No, but you'll get suspended if people see you using them and you get reported many times within a short time frame. 
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-===== How are suspensions handled? ===== 
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-  * Suspension times range from a few hours to a max of 9 months. ​ Bans are extremely rare and usually reserved for suspected RMT / gold sellers. 
-  * Suspensions for non-paying customers are harsh, and often begin at the max of 9 months. 
-  * If you've bought any gems, the first suspension is typically 2 weeks to 3 months, depending on the GM. 
-  * If you've regularly bought gems, the suspension times can be as little as 6 hours or less. 
-  * Gem-buyers are likely to get a one-time reprieve if they contact customer service upon getting their first suspension. 
-  * Suspensions for PvP botting seem to be handled separately, and are usually addressed by hitting the account with 3 days to 9 months of "​Dishonor",​ which prevents participation in PvP.  You will still be able to bot any other game mode. 
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-===== How can I prevent getting suspended? ===== 
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-  - Don't bot inhuman hours and certainly don't bot 24x7. 
-  - Don't run multiple bots on the same machine. 
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-===== Multiple Simultaneous Account Suspensions ===== 
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-ArenaNet attempts to tie accounts together and will often suspend them all at the same time if one gets caught. 
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-Here's how ArenaNet ties your accounts together and what you can do to prevent it... 
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-  * Billing Information - All accounts are stamped with your payment information,​ including your name and billing address. To work around this, never give ArenaNet any of your personal information. Buy a "CD Key" to upgrade free accounts and only use gem cards to purchase gems. [[http://​wiki.mmominion.com/​doku.php?​id=faq#​how_can_i_safely_and_anonymously_upgrade_accounts|How can I safely and anonymously upgrade accounts?]] 
-  * Hardware ID (HWID) - All accounts are stamped with the hardware ID of all the machines they played on, so it's best to use virtual machines. VMWare Player is free for personal use and works well with GW2Minion. 
-  * Phone Number - Never secure your accounts with your phone number or an authenticator. 
-  * IPv6 Address - If you have an IPv6 address, they consider that to positively identify your machine. ​ Disable IPv6 to work around this. [[https://​medium.com/​@JockDaRock/​disabling-ipv6-on-network-adapter-windows-10-5fad010bca75|Disabling IPv6 on Network Adapter Windows 10]] 
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-===== New Accounts are Auto-Suspended ===== 
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-I was suspended, and now any new accounts I create are automatically suspended too. How can I get around this? 
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-You can try changing your network card's MAC address AND windows machine name to work around this.  NOTE: Any accounts that have already been "​stamped"​ are tied together, so do this before creating any new accounts. 
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-  * https://​www.groovypost.com/​howto/​change-mac-address-windows-10-why/​ 
-  * https://​www.groovypost.com/​howto/​rename-windows-10-computer/​ 
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-===== Best PvP Strategy ===== 
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-  * Use MadaoPvP. It's smarter than PvPTool and looks less like a bot. 
-  * Lose your first 10 matches of the season to get into Bronze tier. 
-  * If you get above Bronze tier, play with stupid/​mismatched Runes, Sigils, Traits and Amulets until you're in Bronze. 
-  * Try to win just under 50% of your matches to stay in Bronze. 
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-__Why?__ 
-  * There'​s no bonus reward for playing higher tiers until Platinum, which is difficult to maintain and will generate tons more reports against you. 
-  * Players in Bronze are noobs, and are less likely to realize they'​re playing with bots. 
-  * Players don't tend to care if they win or lose in Bronze tier, so they'​re less likely to get upset and report bots for being dumb. 
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-__Other Advice__ 
-  * Please encourage others to file stupid reports in PvP as often as possible. Right now it seems all reports are trashed in this game mode due to 99% of them being false, and we want to keep it that way. 
-  * It appears playing < 2000 games per season will avoid getting automatic Dishonor (soft ban for 9 months from PvP) on the EU servers. 
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-====== Satisfaction Guarantee ====== 
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-You can always purchase from MMOMinion with confidence! 
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-===== How can I get a refund? ===== 
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-You can always make Minion purchases with confidence thanks to the user-friendly refund policy. 
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-[[http://​www.mmominion.com/​misc.php?​page=refundpolicy|Refund Policy]] 
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-====== Support ====== 
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-===== Discord Server ===== 
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-You can join Minion'​s primary discord server by clicking [[https://​discord.gg/​0iAWExfcHtob4DtI|this link]]. 
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-https://​discord.gg/​0iAWExfcHtob4DtI 
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-===== How can I get support for an addon? ===== 
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-Support options are typically listed on the information page in the store. 
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-You can also choose to filter addons by developer on the Store page of the Minion launcher. 
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-Some support options by developer are listed here. 
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-__**Discord Support**__ 
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-Developer: Black117 (aka Hanaumi) 
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-Discord Server: https://​discord.gg/​JjpMrRu 
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-http://​www.mmominion.com/​user-53516.html - User 53516 
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-Developer: DeathCallsYou 
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-Discord Server: https://​discord.gg/​DXwJuA4 
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-http://​www.mmominion.com/​user-29489.html - User 29489 
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-Developer: DopeEx 
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-Discord Server: https://​discord.gg/​ktxNQds 
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-http://​www.mmominion.com/​user-37293.html - User 37293 
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-Developer: Frenkey 
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-Discord Server: https://​discord.gg/​JQrsX3HP7s 
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-http://​www.mmominion.com/​user-37159.html - User 37159 
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-Developer: Madao 
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-Discord Server: https://​discord.gg/​fd5Ht6D 
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-http://​www.mmominion.com/​user-48120.html - User 48120 
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-Developer: Modera 
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-Discord Server: https://​discord.gg/​ApqjdWG 
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-http://​www.mmominion.com/​user-52225.html - User 52225 
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-Developer: NullPtr 
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-Discord Server: https://​discord.com/​invite/​RJt8vFw 
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-http://​www.mmominion.com/​user-64993.html - User 64993 
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-Developer: Urguwno 
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-Discord Server: https://​discord.gg/​npFXSUz 
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-http://​www.mmominion.com/​user-516.html - User 516 
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-__**Forum Support**__ 
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-Developer: FxFire 
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-Forums: Find and reply to the correct forum page for the addon. http://​www.mmominion.com/​forum-170.html 
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-http://​www.mmominion.com/​user-2.html - User 2 
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-Developer: Jorith 
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-Forums: Find and reply to the correct forum page for the addon. http://​www.mmominion.com/​forum-170.html 
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-http://​www.mmominion.com/​user-6085.html - User 6085 
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-Developer: MMOAlt 
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-Forums: Find and reply to the correct forum page for the addon. http://​www.mmominion.com/​forum-170.html 
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-http://​www.mmominion.com/​user-11004.html - User 11004 
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-===== I installed an addon but it isn't showing up in game. ===== 
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-  * Try reloading LUA with CTRL+L and/or restarting the game client. 
-  * Check the addon descriptions to see if they'​re supposed to show up in the Addons menu (MMOMinion --> GW2Minion --> Addons) or if they only show up as a bot mode in the main menu drop-down. 
-  * Check the addon descriptions to make sure any prerequisite addons are also installed. (e.g. Modera Base is required for Modera Profile Bundler, Madao Datapack is required for Madao PvP, etc.) 
- 
-===== Prime Time Dodger ===== 
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-I purchased Madao'​s WvW Roamer addon and it doesn'​t work, telling me that the "Prime Time Dodger"​ is activated. ​ Why? 
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-Madao is trying to keep WvW botting on the DL so that we can all continue to enjoy it with no action from ArenaNet. ​ So far there have been no suspension "​waves"​ for bots in WvW, and that's likely largely due to the WvW bots not running during prime-time -- when they'd get mass-reported far more often. ​ Given that WvW, unlike PvP, has a join limit, ArenaNet would certainly take action if they got a lot of complaints about WvW queues being very long due to bots. 
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-We have to remember that our bots are currently living in relative harmony with ArenaNet... driving sales and the 11+ million player base they constantly boast about. ​ There'​s no reason to rock the boat by causing them and real players grief. ​ Let their design and dev teams focus on new content, like the upcoming Expansion 3, rather than having to spend dev and customer service cycles addressing bot complaints. 
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-====== VMWare Optimization ====== 
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-The following recommendations may help you optimize your VMWare virtual machines for the best performance. 
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-  * [[http://​wiki.mmominion.com/​doku.php?​id=vmware|VMWare Optimization]] 
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-====== Uncategorized Questions ====== 
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-===== Is there a "God Mode" or Damage Hack? ===== 
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-No. The health and damage output calculations are all server-side. 
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-Available hacks can be found in the Dev Monitor addon under the "​Hacks"​ section, or you can look in Dev.lua for examples. 
-===== Does GW2Minion support crafting? ===== 
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-Not at this time, due to a lack of LUA API functions. 
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-With that said, crafting in GW2 is just a matter of throwing a lot of gold at it and spending a few minutes following one of the “fast” guides on the Internet. 
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-https://​gw2crafts.net/​ 
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-===== Do I have to use Minion'​s launcher to start the game? ===== 
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-No. You can start the game, then have Minion attach by not filling out your game username and password in the launcher. 
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-===== How can I write my own addons? ===== 
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-Read up.  Also feel free to learn LUA from YouTube University. (i.e. search YouTube) 
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-Minion'​s LUA API - http://​wiki.mmominion.com/​doku.php?​id=lua_api 
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-LUA Reference Manual - https://​www.lua.org/​manual/​5.3/​ 
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-Outdated Wiki Examples - https://​github.com/​MINIONBOTS/​GW2Minion/​wiki 
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-Free Examples in Forum - http://​www.mmominion.com/​forum-45.html 
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-Minion'​s GUI API - http://​wiki.mmominion.com/​doku.php?​id=gui_api 
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-Examples of almost everything you can do with the bot are in \MINIONAPP\Bots\GW2Minion64\LuaMods\Dev\Dev.lua