Karma and temple of balthazar
I don’t have a good answer for you for how to get karma quickly, given that you don’t want to do fractals or WvW. Honestly, I agree that this is a weakness in the current system.
As for Balthazar, it gets opened more often on the weekends. I recommend checking during peak times (afternoons and evenings) on Friday and Saturday.
Thank you very much.
I am glad to hear you see this as a weakness in the system. As what I have heard is guild wars 2 all about: play when you want how you want whenever you want. That is not the case now if I need karma as you see.
Especially for newcomers it will be difficult.
Are you meeting about this and try to fix this?
Why did you left out karma gain after completing normal dungeon? Before I got karma for those dungeons (at least give a bit karma)
Kill Tequatl daily (more chars = more karma): 14k karma
Level 1-10 Fractal (with karmic infusion): 9k karma
Level 11-20 Fractal (with karmic infusion): 9k karma
WvW: Unlimited Karma
Do this and you can farm 30k Karma a day in a couple of hours, if you don’t want to do this then maybe a legendary isn’t for you, a legendary weapon requires participation in all areas of the game.
Check here throughout the day to find which server Balthazar is open on, guest to that server, collect loots.
If this is too much for you, buy it from the trading post from someone who put the effort in.
op i agree on both items there should a little bit of karma awarded for completion of a path in dungeons and the opening up the temples should be scalable to how m,any are trying to do it either 5 or 100 so they are open more often. i wouldnt mind if they made rewards for doing temples better to compete with the farm trains per hour bring in
I think it really comes down to playstyle OP. Since the karma patch hit I think I’ve gained roughly 1 mil karma, though I mostly did world bosses and normal events (with some very limited WvW).
I believe that they took away karma from dungeons when they introduced ascended mats, so that’s the “compensation.” Similarly when they introduced luck they took away karma from the daily/monthly. Though besides ascended crafting they haven’t put in any other uses for karma, so it still stockpiles fairly quickly (again depending on your playstyle).
Technically if you are doing a fractal level at or above your personal reward level you don’t get any karma at all. It’s only when you start doing levels 10 levels below you that you get anything worth mentioning. And if you just wanted karma I’d argue that doing events will give you karma faster than fractals (if you want the gold and drops then fractals would be a better bet though). Also I’d say it is justified to give karma for lower level fratals just because it gives people already at the top a reason to help others get their own PRL up. Otherwise there’s very little reason to do a fractal level below yours. Dungeons don’t have that leveling problem and therefore don’t need the karma.
I hardly did any dungeons in the first year I was still able to get 1.5-2 mil karma (without consumables) before the karma patch, again just from doing events/world bosses. That hasn’t changed for new players, or for me really. I wish I could trade it in directly for t6 mats or lodestones, and not have to go through the clickfest of Orian boxes.
Heck if you just need karma I wish I could trade you some of mine for the mats/lodestones I still need for my legendary. But to be fair, getting a legendary does not really fit into the “play how you want” mentality.
Edit: Though I agree completely on how annoying it is to have to try to open Balthz for over an hour and still have nothing to show for it. If the other temps offered shards it’d make life a lot easier.
Do the champ farm train in Queensdale. I know it’s boring as you mentioned but there’s really nothing else.
You don’t need the temple open to get the Obsidian shards. You can also get them via Laurel vendor and the jewelry boxes sold in Orr. The amount you get is quiet less though.
IDK.. I have an abundance of Karma myself. Whenever I hit 1 million i head to orr and drop like 250k on jewelry boxes.
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