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Guild Wars 2 Forum » General Discussion » slot for Back? is that a guild cape?

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  comic1973

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OP  8/31/12 4:04:20 PM#1
How do I get an item for the "Back" slot? Is it for a guild cape?
  Weretigar

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8/31/12 4:07:46 PM#2
on the gw2head it shows backplates and backpacks. It really isn't being utalized right now by any class other then engineer's starting equipment.
  Vyrian

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8/31/12 4:10:03 PM#3
The only one I have found so far (I'm level 65) was a reward from a story mission, level 30 or 40 I think, don't remember exactely.
  Weretigar

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8/31/12 4:12:58 PM#4
Originally posted by Vyrian
The only one I have found so far (I'm level 65) was a reward from a story mission, level 30 or 40 I think, don't remember exactely.

I'd love to see a pic not many of those flying around if you wouldn't mind.

  Drachasor

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8/31/12 4:14:20 PM#5
Originally posted by Weretigar
on the gw2head it shows backplates and backpacks. It really isn't being utalized right now by any class other then engineer's starting equipment.

So like, Doc Ock's extra arms would go there?

  Wickedjelly

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8/31/12 4:16:08 PM#6
Originally posted by Weretigar
Originally posted by Vyrian
The only one I have found so far (I'm level 65) was a reward from a story mission, level 30 or 40 I think, don't remember exactely.

I'd love to see a pic not many of those flying around if you wouldn't mind.

Yeah I actually got a cape in AC as a drop. Kind of a bummer because it doesn't show on your character. Weak stats as well. Think it is +4 power +2 Precision. Has a slot to put a gem but for some reason it will not let me put any upgrade in there. Bugged it actually.

1. For god's sake mmo gamers, enough with the analogies. They're unnecessary and your comparisons are terrible, dissimilar, and illogical.

2. To posters feeling the need to state how f2p really isn't f2p: Players understand the concept. You aren't privy to some secret the rest are missing. You're embarrassing yourself.

3. Yes, Cpt. Obvious, we're not industry experts. Now run along and let the big people use the forums for their purpose.

  Weretigar

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8/31/12 4:17:03 PM#7
Originally posted by Drachasor
Originally posted by Weretigar
on the gw2head it shows backplates and backpacks. It really isn't being utalized right now by any class other then engineer's starting equipment.

So like, Doc Ock's extra arms would go there?

Yes or wings like when gw1 did the get free aion wings promotion.

  heartless

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8/31/12 4:18:14 PM#8
My thief got an item called Strong Back Brace as a reward for a personal story mission. It goes into a back slot and has an upgrade slot but I can't seem to upgrade it with anything. Neither gems nor runes work.

  Wickedjelly

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8/31/12 4:19:01 PM#9
Originally posted by heartless
My thief got an item called Strong Back Brace as a reward for a personal story mission. It goes into a back slot and has an upgrade slot but I can't seem to upgrade it with anything. Neither gems nor runes work.

So it is bugged then. Was wondering if it was just me or the item I got.

1. For god's sake mmo gamers, enough with the analogies. They're unnecessary and your comparisons are terrible, dissimilar, and illogical.

2. To posters feeling the need to state how f2p really isn't f2p: Players understand the concept. You aren't privy to some secret the rest are missing. You're embarrassing yourself.

3. Yes, Cpt. Obvious, we're not industry experts. Now run along and let the big people use the forums for their purpose.

  heartless

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8/31/12 4:37:45 PM#10
Originally posted by Wickedjelly
Originally posted by heartless
My thief got an item called Strong Back Brace as a reward for a personal story mission. It goes into a back slot and has an upgrade slot but I can't seem to upgrade it with anything. Neither gems nor runes work.

So it is bugged then. Was wondering if it was just me or the item I got.

I believe so. Unless there is some sort of a rune or gem that only works on the back items. At least the item has some stats on it, so it's not completely useless right now.

  Wickedjelly

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8/31/12 4:48:25 PM#11
Originally posted by heartless
Originally posted by Wickedjelly
Originally posted by heartless
My thief got an item called Strong Back Brace as a reward for a personal story mission. It goes into a back slot and has an upgrade slot but I can't seem to upgrade it with anything. Neither gems nor runes work.

So it is bugged then. Was wondering if it was just me or the item I got.

I believe so. Unless there is some sort of a rune or gem that only works on the back items. At least the item has some stats on it, so it's not completely useless right now.

Yeah I tried asking in chat about it and no one seemed to know except some asshole that berated me for wanting to put a gem in a white item. First and only person I have put on ignore.

As if you don't get a crapload as it is and I don't even craft them.

1. For god's sake mmo gamers, enough with the analogies. They're unnecessary and your comparisons are terrible, dissimilar, and illogical.

2. To posters feeling the need to state how f2p really isn't f2p: Players understand the concept. You aren't privy to some secret the rest are missing. You're embarrassing yourself.

3. Yes, Cpt. Obvious, we're not industry experts. Now run along and let the big people use the forums for their purpose.

  Selro

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9/03/12 5:34:21 AM#12
Originally posted by heartless
My thief got an item called Strong Back Brace as a reward for a personal story mission. It goes into a back slot and has an upgrade slot but I can't seem to upgrade it with anything. Neither gems nor runes work.

The back brace you get doesn't have a lvl so anything with a lvl requirement will not work you can only use the lowest teir gems with it.

  MMOExposed

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9/03/12 5:45:08 AM#13
Originally posted by Weretigar
on the gw2head it shows backplates and backpacks. It really isn't being utalized right now by any class other then engineer's starting equipment.

no you are wrong. On my guardian I have a peice that goes in back slot.

 

It has no visual, just an extra stat piece.

kinda lazy for Anet to leave out visual capes and back armor.

its only for stats, like the rings and other stuff in that section are.

  User Deleted
9/03/12 7:20:20 AM#14

Around the lvl30 story you get one backpiece, which also has a marker.
This indicates you can turn visuals on and off.

However the lvl30 story backpiece has no visuals.
It's either intended or bugged.

Since every guild seems to spend it's points and (time) into upgrades other than armorer contracts (fluff) it might take some time till we can say if guild capes are in that slot with visuals.

  Raekon

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9/03/12 7:41:51 AM#15
Originally posted by skydiver12

Around the lvl30 story you get one backpiece, which also has a marker.
This indicates you can turn visuals on and off.

However the lvl30 story backpiece has no visuals.
It's either intended or bugged.

Since every guild seems to spend it's points and (time) into upgrades other than armorer contracts (fluff) it might take some time till we can say if guild capes are in that slot with visuals.

If your guild already has a emblem like mine does and you go into the sPvP, you will see your character having the guilds emblem on the chest and its back over a its armor so a real cape like in GW1 isn't there.

Same if your guild takes a keep in WvsWvsW, your emblem shows up on the flags/banner around the keep.

The guild armourer contract lets you make the guild emblem visible on your armor in PvE and WvsWvsW additionaly while the guild weapon armorer lets you make it visible on guns, bows, shields, swords and so on....

I think that the slot has a purpose and that we will probably get capes when the guild halls are introduced. :)

Our politics level 2 should be done by now though and I will start the guild armorer contract next so if there are any capes available after its done (probably by tomorrow), I'll let you know. :)

  Loktofeit

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9/03/12 8:05:01 AM#16
Originally posted by MMOExposed
Originally posted by Weretigar
on the gw2head it shows backplates and backpacks. It really isn't being utalized right now by any class other then engineer's starting equipment.

no you are wrong. On my guardian I have a peice that goes in back slot.

 

It has no visual, just an extra stat piece.

kinda lazy for Anet to leave out visual capes and back armor.

its only for stats, like the rings and other stuff in that section are.

Leave out? Capes are now mandatory for an MMO?

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  Loke666

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9/03/12 8:11:13 AM#17
Originally posted by Loktofeit

Leave out? Capes are now mandatory for an MMO?

Sure is but only for World of darkness online.

Really, I think they put in the slot mostly for future use even if there are a few things you can put there right now.

  Raekon

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9/05/12 3:37:57 AM#18

Hey guys! :)

Just a confirmation since I promised to do so.

After our guild armorer contract were ready yesterday, I went to the guild armorer and he had two tabs:

1) Guild Armor for light, medium and heavy (costs 1 gold each).

This armor piece is just a skin you can apply on any level armor you have.

2) Backpacks that are going to the slot we were talking about in this  thread.

The backpacks are for level 35 (costs 1 gold), level 60 (costs 3 gold), level 80 (costs 5 gold)

Each of these 3 levels are having a few variations of a backpack (not sure about the visuals but the stats were different) with every backpack have 2 different stats and 1 upgrade slot on them.

Hope I could help with this info and sorry for the lack of screenshots. ^_^

 

  moosecatlol

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9/05/12 4:40:15 AM#19
Backpacks have the stats of an appropriate level gem that fits in them, for example at 80 its 14, 14, 20.