Here are some of the answers to the many questions of Guild Wars 2 that is known. Now note these are subject to change and will be updated if answers do change. General Questions Will there be a monthly/subscription fee? No. You only need to buy the box or a game key for each account you want to have. You can play as much as you want for free for life. Will there be micro-transactions to buy items which don't come with the box? Yes. You will be able to buy items that are cosmetic and are not game changing or unbalancing to the game. Will players have housing? Each character will have a home instance in your capital city that will reflect what you do in the game. It will constantly change by your actions in the game. What is the level cap? The level cap is 80 Do I have to start a new character to play with a friend who started later then me? No. GW2 has a sidekick system that will scale you down and up to play the same content. Will there be crafting? Yes. There are eight crafting disciplines. Will GW2 characters be able to jump? Yes. They added jumping. Is there mounts in GW2? No. Will I be able to swim in GW2? Yes. ArenaNet has added swimming on top and under the water. Is there flying in the game? No How many character slots will GW2 have? There will be 5 at the beginning unless that changes before release. You will be able to buy extra character slots through the Guild Wars store as it was the same for the original Guild Wars. Will there be NPC hereos? No. Will there be healers or a healer profession? No. All characters will be able to self heal. Can I PvP and PvE with the same character? Yes. Will ArenaNet add more races in the future? Yes. ArenaNet has stated there will be more races added in the future. Will there be an auction house or a vendor type system in GW2? Yes. A market place that will support postings for selling and buying for players. I am a hermit so can I play GW2 solo? Yes. You can play the whole game solo. Can I be in more then one guild? Yes. Each character can be in mutiple guilds at once. What languages will Guild wars 2 support? At this time, English, French, and German and other European languages not specified at release. Asain languages will have support added later. Will I be able to play with my friends that live around the world? Yes. There is a restriction timer on PvP with transfering servers though. What are the specs for a computer on running Guild Wars 2? Guild wars 2 requirements are higher than the original Guild Wars but no requirements have been set in stone from the team. ArenaNet plans to keep the requirements low so that regular PC's will be able to play the game as well as gaming computers. Is GW2 only for Vista, Windows 7? No. Xp will also be supported. Mac and Linux systems at this time there is no support for it.