So with the new Molten Facility, there are now two new unique items, a decorative jetpack back item, and a new miniature that many people are after. (there’s a bunch of other stuff that I don’t feel like listing.)
The dungeon is only around for a very limited time, and these two items in particular have a very low drop rate. This leads to only a handful of people having a small chance at getting these cosmetic items. Limited time only items are nothing new at all, but the way it’s being done this time is really bothering me.
It doesn’t matter how many times I run the dungeon, there is a very realistic possibility that I will never see them even if I run it every day for the duration of the event. I have no real way of making progress towards these items, my only options are to either hope for a small random chance at getting one, or spend a ridiculous amount of money at the trading post.
The Super Adventure Box on the other hand allowed people to work for account bound versions of the items that could be gained by making actual progress by completing the event. There was a small chance at getting ones you could trade, but more importantly is that you could make solid progress towards your own personal goal.
Unfortunately, that isn’t the case with the Molten Facility and this is making me feel very pressured and forced into running this dungeon a lot more than I want to. It is incredibly disheartening to, after running this dungeon several times each day, never see any progress towards an item I am trying to get. I feel like I’m getting burned out for the first time since I started playing GW2 because of the combined limited time this event is available and low chance of obtaining an actual reward for doing it.
Does anyone else think it would be better if we would get tokens at the end of the event that we could exchange for a soulbound/account bound version of the new items?
As an asura, I do this all the time.”