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Repost: Vampiresbane's quick and dirty way to get 15 points in Hall of Monuments

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Posted On: 05/21/2012 at 02:43 PM
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I'm writing this guide to help folks that are playing Guild Wars mainly to earn free items in Guild Wars 2 and are probably playing Guild Wars for the first time.

As a mini intro, as you achieve certain things (get particular armor, titles, minipets, etc), you will earn points that will in turn earn Guild Wars 2 minipets, gear, and titles. Check out hom.guildwars2.com to see the actual Hall of Monuments. 

This guide will help newcomers "quickly" earn at least 15 points. Keep in mind, each successive point becomes more difficult to earn so earning points after #15 will be much harder, but this guide should at least get you started. 


First to unlock your hall of monuments (HoM), you have to obtain and display a Monumental Tapestry, either by earning one through finishing mainline in Eye of the North (EotN) or by purchasing them. I highly suggest just earning them through quests.


The order you should display your tapestries is this (at least what I recommend):
Devotion (minipets)
Fellowship (ranger pets/heros)
Honor (titles)
Resilience (Prestige armor sets)
Valor (Weapons)

The order you should pursue points is as follows:
Points:
1-3: Buy Guild Wars and at least the EotN expansion; I suggest just getting the whole set. (If you're planning on getting all the expansions, buy the full set at Walmart. Apparently you can get everything for around 40 bucks.)
4: Once you have about 500g to 1 platinum (1000g) you can afford a very cheap mini pet and display it. Be sure to only buy a white (common) mini pet at this stage. Gold mini’s cost 35k to 60k and Green mini’s are 75k and up and up.
5: Once you’ve unlocked MOX as a hero, display him. He’s the only hero that doesn’t require hero armor and can be displayed immediately.
6-7: Finish a single storyline and display your statue. 
8-10: Finish each storyline (Prophecies, Nightfall, EotN, Factions) and then go back and finish each mission and achieve the maximum completion. Most of these can be done solo, but don’t be afraid to ask for help on others. This will earn you 6 title statues (the point only requires you earn 5 statues) and 3 points. Note this will take a fair amount of work, but actually isn’t that hard compared to other point requirements.
11-12: Go back through the Factions expansion and tame the Black Moa. This is considered an unique pet and if you display it, it’ll give you credit for displaying any pet AND for displaying an unique pet. Make sure to use guild wars wiki if you’re having a hard time finding this creature.
13-14: Buy the unique drops that upgrade hero armor. I personally bought Cloth of the Brotherhood in the Central Transfer Area at the end of the EotN campaign. They typically cost about 8k to 9k a piece. Buy 3 of these for 3 of your heros and equip them. Then display those 3 heros in your HoM.  (Cost of these are currently about 4k, but may go down or up.  06/20/2012)
15: Your choice. You can either try for an easier set of armor, check with me, but typically each class has 2 (or more) fairly easy prestige armors that they can get. For instance, warriors can get Ancient or Sunspear armor (costs 50+ or 75+ plat respectively to make). The other choice is to buy a gold unique minipet for 35k to 50k and display it; make sure to shop around. Prince Rurik and the mini pig tend to be the cheapest, but prices vary widely. I bought my Rurik for 32k while it’s usually sold for 45k or 50k. Make sure to haggle. 

Hope that gets you folks started and enjoy Guild Wars storylines. They’re pretty enjoyable and that’s coming from a guy that doesn’t really like PvE.


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Sorry vamp mis-click deleted the original I pulled this from google cache.



» Edited on: 2012-06-20 06:53:10



» Edited on: 2012-06-20 06:55:51

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Vampiresbane
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Replied On: 05/21/2012 at 03:29 PM PDT

No worries.

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Replied On: 05/21/2012 at 07:27 PM PDT
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Looks like my questions were lost also. I believe they mainly where: 1) Since there isn't an AH, what method do people use to find minipets to purchase? 2) I'm currently a lvl 17 elementalist/ranger working through Eye of the North. Does it make sense to make the AF 60 non prestiege armor when I can afford it (think it costs around 5k) or just hold onto all mats to make prestige eventually? Thanks!

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Replied On: 05/22/2012 at 11:35 AM PDT

1) I use Lion's Arch or that main city in EotS area (forget the name) and just spam in the trade channel "WTB X Minipet." For someone just starting out, you'll want to go for the year one pets since they're much more plentiful and as a result, much cheaper. 2)I'd wait if you can handle it. Especially since you're a caster class. Prestige armors are expensive enough that you'll want to start saving up cash and mats now.

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Replied On: 05/22/2012 at 02:11 PM PDT
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Thanks! I do have one mini pet so far which is my year one birthday pet. I've had the game for a bit, but just started playing it again recently. I should actually have a fairly old account (I purchased my first copy of GWs when it originally came out) but I couldn't figure out the login or character names so I just started over before Rift came out. I figure that I only lost the birthday gifts since I didn't make it to 20 back then. I was playing DAOC too much. :)

» Edited on: 2012-05-22 14:11:58

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Replied On: 05/24/2012 at 01:57 PM PDT
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I really appreciate the guide, but it does bring up more questions, such as How do you display (pets/armor/etc)? Do you have to go somewhere for that and if so how can a newbie person get there? I know it's a loaded question and if someone just wants to link a guide, I'd be appreciative. The sheer amount of data and information from Guild Wars is overwhelming!

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Replied On: 05/24/2012 at 02:21 PM PDT

Guild Wars wiki should be able to describle the Hall of Monuments and how it works. Let me know if it doesn't.

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Replied On: 05/24/2012 at 02:21 PM PDT
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Denvasslav, You do need the Eye of the North expansion and what I found is that as you level up, you'll eventually be given the opportunity to visit the area where the Hall of Monuments is located. The Hall of Monuments is a room where there are platforms to display your various items. If you run a search for Hall of Monuments on YouTube, I found several great walk through videos. I'm still feeling a bit overwhelmed myself though!

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Replied On: 05/24/2012 at 04:10 PM PDT
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Ah that helps Gwen. That is the one expansion I do not have. I'll do some price-checking and think about it. Thanks again guys :)

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Replied On: 05/31/2012 at 07:55 AM PDT
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Vampiresbane or others: Which prestige armor set do you feel is the easiest/fastest to get for an Elementalist? Seems like Ancient maybe a good choice. Thanks!

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Replied On: 05/31/2012 at 10:54 AM PDT

I'm not sure how much bolts of damask go for, but Ancient Armor for Elementalist does seem to require the least amount of mats and coin. Just make sure to buy the prestige version so you don't waste anything on the lower version (since they require similar mats, just different amounts).

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Replied On: 06/01/2012 at 07:33 AM PDT
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Thanks! I'm probably going to start with that one since it doesn't have a rep requirement associated with it that I know of. I was planning on crafting some of the damask myself and hope for some lucky salvages. What is an average price to keep an eye out for rare crafting materials?

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Replied On: 06/20/2012 at 07:00 AM PDT

Just try to do your best to always buy mats from players. The rare material and material traders always add a 20% charge to the cost of the mats they sell, but be sure to check the merchants to make sure players are giving you a fair deal. For instance, a single obsidian shard costs 5.5 plat from the merchant but if I sold one to the merchant he would pay me 4.5 plat. As a result if I buy or sell an obsidian shard to a player, it should go for 5k (5 plat). If the player is buying in bulk, he'll pay less. If he's in a hurry, he'll pay more.

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Replied On: 08/30/2012 at 08:06 AM PDT

Here's a question for you all. Is it worthwhile to take time away from having a great time in GW2 to play GW1 to get these HoM things?

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Replied On: 08/30/2012 at 09:19 AM PDT

Since GW2 is the new "shiny," it's tough to pull away from it. However, when you feel like it, I think it's definitely worth playing through GW1 for the story and the HoM stuff is a nice bonus.

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Replied On: 08/30/2012 at 09:56 AM PDT

Yeah I played a bit when it first came out. Can't recall if I finished the main campaign or not, probably not. I also purchased the expansions a while back but never got back into playing it. I'll just have to make it a side project to fiddle with now and then. :)

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