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Lilou
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Posted On: 02/27/2018 at 06:03 AM

Hi, all -

I played GW2 ages ago (not with Gaiscioch) and decided to try it again; however I have not been able to access my old account. Now I'm intimidated by the prospect of starting the game from scratch. Any advice or words of encouragement? 

Yours in bewilderment,

Lilou

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Briseadh
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Replied On: 02/27/2018 at 07:56 AM PST
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We have quite a few members who have just started the game, plenty that have returned to scratching their heads as they figure it out again, and the die hards that never left. In all that group there are plenty of people to help you have fun with it again from the ground up.

If you have not tried contacting ArenaNet about the old account, I would do so if you feel there was enough there to be worth it. I'm not sure how long you played or what you managed to acquire in the game. That will have to be up to you to determine the effort to sort out the access. If you only played the first year, you probably don't have crafting maxed, or ascended gear, etc. It isn't that hard to get going from scratch if you have to. Most of the work comes with catching up on later stuff and the Heart of Thorns and Path of Fire additions.

Whether you get the old one sorted out or go from scratch, your account has to be associated to the NA and not EU. You want to be on Sanctum of Rall to ensure if you go into WvW with us you are on the same side. Only WvW cares about the server being Sanctum of Rall. PvE is like a big megaserver for all of NA server setups.

No matter what you do, you will be with a crew of people with some that started this game in the past couple of months to people that never left. There is plenty of help to keep you going whether you get the old account sorted out or dive in fresh.

 

Don't mess with Mama Bear, I might hug you too tight. =D
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Lilou
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Replied On: 02/27/2018 at 08:32 AM PST

This is great to hear! Thank you so much. I was afraid I would be the only newbie/lowbie around. It has been so long since I played but I doubt I had characters much above level 20, so it's probably not worth the hassle of trying to get that account reopened. Anyway, thank you for the input! I hope to see you all on Sanctum of Rall soon.

 

Lilou

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Thoi
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Replied On: 02/27/2018 at 10:16 AM PST
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Welcome back!  If you can get your old account back, your characters will have birthday presents, which from the 3rd birthday onwards have very nice dyes to choose from.  Just something to think about.  

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Mika
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Replied On: 02/27/2018 at 10:45 AM PST
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Do you have details of your account? like serial key etc? because you can recover account if you have enough info regarding your account. I would first try to recover it using customer support. 

Of course if it doesn't matter to get your original account working, then Anet has added lot of good stuff through expansions. Latest expansion brought mounts which are pretty awesome. And GSCH is awesome community. There are lot of people who would love to help if you decide start from scratch. Also there are lot of events going on so participating on those get things going on for you.

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Maxina
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Replied On: 02/27/2018 at 10:55 AM PST
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"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none".
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Maxina
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Replied On: 02/27/2018 at 10:57 AM PST
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Welcome back! If you don't get your old account back, I have a level 20 Revenant who would love a friend to pal around with. Unfortunately I can't pronounce her name :) but it's Ilaa.

Max

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Lilou
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Replied On: 02/27/2018 at 04:15 PM PST

Thanks, everyone! I don't have the information I need to retrieve the account; I can't find the original CDs and I don't remember my characters' names. I'm sad, because it would have been lovely to have years' worth of birthday presents! :) 

I appreciate the warm welcome. If I can complete patching the game anytime soon, I'll see you there!

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Lilou
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Replied On: 02/28/2018 at 04:35 AM PST

Ok, so I don't think I'm ever going to get into the game. I can't get past character creation. So many choices!! :D

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Briseadh
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Replied On: 02/28/2018 at 01:16 PM PST
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LOL! You have more than one slot for that!  ;) but yeah the char creation is fun in looks and all that fun stuff.

Don't mess with Mama Bear, I might hug you too tight. =D
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Eiahn
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Replied On: 03/01/2018 at 07:08 AM PST
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Just enjoy yourself:) and the game! There is so much to do, learn, discover and explore!

Welcome back!

And l would suggest joining us on Discord. There are people on there practically all day long, that would be happy to answer all your questions or just chat. 

Also, perhaps joining some of the events Gaiscioch has in GW2 every week, will be a fun way for your to get to know other players and discover more about the game at the same time.

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Abbi
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Replied On: 03/05/2018 at 04:11 PM PST
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Make multiple characters, explore, and discover all the new stuff!! Then pick one you like most and run with it!! We will be here to help you along the way!!! Welcome back! AND! dont hesitate to ask for help or just ask questions!!

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Nuldii
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Replied On: 03/10/2018 at 05:01 PM PST
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Heya,  I am still newish to GW2?   I just level slow so if you need someone to hang with PM me here and we can see if schedules work.  I generally do cleric or healer bur am awesome with mage class.  Never really tanked..., just PM me and we can see.  EST Coast time

 

Nuldii

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