GW2: PSA – Where and How to Vote in Cutthroat Politics

I do not do purely informative posts often. But I’ve been seeing a spike in search engine stats from people just googling “gw2 voting” and I think they’re totally lost on where to go and what to do.

In a way, it serves as subtle criticism that ArenaNet’s made it not 100% obvious this time (because I too got a little lost looking for where the eff the support baskets were, having not read Dulfy this time around) and that players themselves often don’t pay enough attention to say, quest text in general or the stuff on the minimap in this specific case.

I assume you’ve managed to follow your mail and talk to Ellen Kiel and Evon Gnashblade to hear their stances. And clicked on the little “Show Me” button to see where they are.

The “Audience with the Master” small story cutscene is indicated on the minimap and is located on top of the Zephyr Sanctum airship.

airshipminimap

(If you do not have a Sky Docks waypoint already up from the last two weeks, you need to go to Lion’s Arch, catch the ship there to the Labyrinthine Cliffs, and work your way up using the aspect crystal jumping – or beg a kindly mesmer to help you skip the jumps.)

And so is “Candidate Support” – the location of the voting baskets where you throw your support tokens into.

supportbasketshere

You get two support tokens from your mail for free. You will get plenty plenty more doing nearly any content in GW2 – they randomly drop from mob kills and I’ve seen them turn up at the end of jumping puzzle and other hidden chests in the world, but activities related to Cutthroat Politics – like the new Southsun Survival and Aspect Arena minigames and the Candidate Trial challenges will tend to yield more guaranteed amounts.

You will then receive a representative token that you can double-click and show off a pretty icon floating either to your left or right shoulder to show your support for either candidate.

Doing things like dungeons, fractals and events in Ascalon and Kryta for the charr and human candidate respectively, with the support showing, will net you some achievements. Check your Living World – Support Ellen Kiel and Support Evon Gnashblade tab in your achievement panel for more details.

Yes, you can do both sets of achievements. As an achievement hound myself, despite my rhetoric, you can bet some votes snuck in there for Evon. His reminders are getting a tide annoying though, so once all the repping things are done, everything’s going into the other basket.

I’ll be back later with more analysis on the other stuff. Here’s a ❤ for the candidate trial design to tide you over. I’ll tell you specifically why later.

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6 thoughts on “GW2: PSA – Where and How to Vote in Cutthroat Politics

  1. bhagpuss says:

    Vote Gnasher!

    I just posted on this. Am I right in thinking this isn’t the actual Council Election at all?

  2. Heh, I’m just foregoing the achievement points for Evon entirely and dumping all my votes on Kiel. After I’m done with her aspect arena though I can see I’ll be playing Evon’s mini game more though. 😛

    Alas by attempts to sway others to vote for Captain Kiel isn’t working at all. 😛

    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/livingworld/cutthroat/Vote-for-Kiel-Vote-for-Art/first#post2476542

  3. João Carlos says:

    I am trying get both minipets…

  4. Jonathan says:

    As someone that is colorblind, I find locating the little icons on the minimap to be one of the more challenging things GW2 throws at me. Thanks for the informative post.

  5. mmoraven says:

    Oh how is miss guild wars 2. I am very tempted to play this game again. The more I read on your blog, the more my mouse is pointing towards the “install” file 🙂

  6. Mark says:

    the “show me” button shows me an unexplored area you can’t get too.

    arena net really needs to make things a lot easier. “oh i go there” but you can’t get there by normal means.

    sigh.

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