It is meant to be hard to get.
Hard to get = rare. Thanks for agreeing with me!
That’s not agreeing with you. Yes, it’s meant to be hard to get; that’s clear from the stuff you need to make it. No, it’s not meant to be rare; it’s an goal open to every player in the game. Clearly, Anet make the methods to get the mats available to everyone to create it. It’s presence in the game is only limited by people’s willingness to make one. If everyone wanted it, then there is no reason that everyone can’t eventually get it on equal grounds.
I don’t believe there needs to be a mechanic ingame to increase the difficulty of getting one. The premise that one is needed to make current owners feel ‘special’ and maintain it’s rarity is rather stupid.
No one from Anet ever said it was meant to be rare. It is meant to be hard to get.
Absolutely. They never said, these will be rare items. What they did say is these are for everyone who wants to get one if you are willing to put in the time, effort and money. That’s why they are thinking about the scavenger hunt to get a precursor, to make getting one easier. It’s never been “you are a special, little snowflake”. If you ever thought that, you are living in a fantasy world and haven’t been paying attention to the actual game.
when they think to put an actuall scavenger hunt?
I would love to grab a precursor for guardian and one for war :B
Instead of feeding the guys that put them on the tp
I am not saying that EVERYONE will do EVERYTHING. First and foremost, Bosses will need to be increased in their difficulty (by adding more damage from their attacks rather than giving them more heatlh) to make it impossible to bring the exact same ZerkerFTW team to every battle. Second, there needs to be a clear split between how skills are effective in WvW and PvE just as there are PvP versions of PvE skills. This will allow for skills to be buffed without worry about their overpowered nature in WvW. And third, boons, conditions, cc’s, etc need to become much more effective so that they make actually be used to turn the tide of battle. However, I do think there will need to be a great deal of specialization. With my first example, I am saying that people in the group will need to be dedicated to snaring and no one else in the group at that time will be snaring. There will also need to be 2 people giving out swiftness, and no one else at that time. I am not saying everyone needs to be snaring and giving swiftness and all that. Roles will apply situationally. This is the best this game can do given the Developers’ vision and without returning to the problems of having a trinity.
Actually, make tanky build tanky? Make boss hit harder zerk guys and improve mitigation for toughness?
Right now Knight gear it’s good only for…cleaning my butt in all honesty lol, doesn’t matter if i have 3k tough or 900 tough i still get 2 shot from bosses.
Yeah, we should totally make people grind a 100 hours and then make them gamble their fortune away in the Mystic Forge to give them a chance for the new backpack.
Why do people in this thread keep assuming that grinding or rng are the only way to put out “exclusive” items? They could put out some hard content for people that want it and want exclusive rewards that aren’t based on ridiculous RNG or easy party favors.
Someone who has the “Dungeon Master” title, for example, has put in their time doing some of the more challenging content of the game without necessarily grinding at all. What if you actually got an item for challenges like that? What if, for the Southsun cove events, there were a few easy to get event items (like the Censer?) and there were also a handful of difficult bosses or event instances that dropped mystic forge parts for those who wanted hard mode and better reward?
Seriously, everybody would’ve got it anyways. It’s fine the way it is now, there isn’t much to discuss about.
I just find ridiculous that in a game where everybody can be everything warriors can’t be tanky for nothing.
i have nearly 3k toughness yet i still get 2shotted by dungeon bosses or by vets and champs. It’s ridiculous.
We have no protection and our defensive traits are laughable, not to mention our only defensive skill with a shield lasts barely 3 seconds and takes over 20 seconds to recharge :\
You can run cof p1 in an average of 8 minutes with a totally bs party.
You can run cof p1 in an average of 6 minutes with a totally tryhard party.
Find the difference.
Don’t be obtuse. I’m not going to get on LFG looking for a 4W1M group and do 1 run, 2 runs. I’m getting on to do an hour minimum. Maybe take a short break, then swap characters and do another hour minimum. Every day. For weeks on end. The time, and gold, adds up.
Also, if 6 minute runs is the way I want to play, who are you to tell me I’m not allowed to? There are plenty of people forming up mixed class groups to do COF, if you want one of those, go find one. Don’t try to intrude on my team and our gameplay just because you’re too lazy/selfish to do what’s needed to fit into a speedfarm group.
The best bet for fixing a lot of the crycry about COF groups would be if the LFG site had an entirely different section for speedfarms and casual groups.
You’re free to play the way you want obviously, no mistake there, too bad lots of people don’t see it your way.
I’ve had people joining a party via gw2lfg, an obviously non tryhard party, and starting to moan around and even trying to kick people if it didn’t fit their way of playing, so yeah i’m starting to get the idea that speedrunners are the elitist jerks of the game.
And yeah the lfg site needs a section for that i guess.
Omnomberry bar = +40% gold
gold infusion on ascended amulet = +20% gold
6 runes of scavenging = +15% gold (does the 4 war, 1 mes elitists allows this runes?)
banner (if someone have) = +5% gold
1st boss drop 10s, 18s with all the boosts
last boss drop 16s, 28.8 with all the boosts
the chest before the flame balls drop 10s
Thats ~0.57 flat gold just from drop. No DR applies to it.
Most speedfarm groups would probably kick someone for wearing runes of scavenging. I would.
You can run cof p1 in an average of 8 minutes with a totally bs party.
You can run cof p1 in an average of 6 minutes with a totally tryhard party.
Find the difference.
you can still use the token from other dungeon to gamble precursor. But many people dont’ like rng.
lets put it this way. If you get a group of 4 zerker warriors and 1 mesmer (could be zerker if ur really picking, but i personally don’t care) you can finish a run in 6 minutes easily. That 1 run should give you around 90s – 1g 10s
So without a doubt running a zerker warrior and mes group will yield the highest return using the minimum amount of time
Considering that without zerk warriors you can do it in 8 minutes easy, this elitism around “OMG WE NEED ZERK WARRIORS OR GFTO” could even end right now lol.
The item is unique due to it’s looks and effects, not it’s rarity.
FTFY The item is unique due to it’s looks, effects, and it’s rarity.
Well news flash you cannot make the item more rare now.
Would be like throwing a cannonball i nthe face of players working hard for it since launch but that don’t have the time of the trihards that got it in1 month.
i’m using the pit fighter as well cuz i like to show off tatoos and my char bigness. Tough a bare chest or “hide part of chest armor” would be much appreciated
Just sell them you’re prolly gonna make more than enough money to buy whatever you need.
IMO better go for the safe money instead of risking to lose everything at RNG
What kind of monster does that ? ; / Anet really doesn’t care about players then…
It’s since halloween and the karka events that we’ve noticed that ._.
The tickets aren’t in the Black Lion Chest this time. There’s a new limited time RNG chest called the Consortium Supply Crate. It can (rarely) drop from mobs on Southsun Cove as well as being a cash shop item. This would be a perfectly fine solution if the drop rate of the ticket inside the chest wasn’t so ridiculously low.
Lol rarely. The drop rate is abysmall.
Loved how the achievement were structured this time around with nice reward.
Felt good doing something not boring and being rewarded for it.
Keep it up. And add speedoes and bikins to the gemstore!
Item collectors into an online game, they could easily decide to wipe out all those skins from one day to another, amazing collection you got there.
I’m running axe shield with high toughness…and i gotta say it’s much more fun than the old one. High toughness while still having 2k power and 60% crit, hitting autoattack for 1.5-2k constantly.
That said, i really wish that dual axe was viable >_>
I have a suggestion, and I will post it here, even if it won’t matter probably for no one, especially Anet.
Make weapon skins like they made it with Braham and Rox
Off hand weapons – 300 or 500 Gems
Main hand weapons – 600 or 800 Gems
Two handed weapons – 1200 or 1500 Gems
BUT ! Make it soulbound, not accountbound which means that Anet can make more money if someone wants another pair of skin on some other char. Like the pick axe thing. Isn;t that win-win ? Gaaaah, I must quit that forum cause I won’t stop bothering you and myself.
Keep it at 600 for anything.
Boycotting skins, but buying happily the skin they actually put on the company x)
for example, brhams shield it’s much better, cooler and amazingly looking than any shield i’ve seen so far, not even halloween, fused or eyed one are a deal. Heck it’s even better than the legendary.
haha, then try out a mace/shield build with 10(V)/10(IV)/30(VI/VII/IX)/10(VI)/10(V) and sigil of impact. All zerk and rubies.
ok thanks dude gonna check this out definitely!
Why are you letting rarity of an item change your opinion of it? You said it yourself: it’s so sweet that it blows you away. Even if every single player on the server had it, it would still be so sweet that it blows you away.
I hate elitists who feel the need to exclude others from having cool gear just so their fragile egos can be stroked a bit.
That is SO frigging true.
It’s just that brhams mace and shields are SOOOO tempting xD
As you allready have thee boonduration-runes, you can try this:
It’s good damage, a lot of support and you can have fun with all four combo-finisher in groupplay. With weaponswap you can even hold 25 mightstacks on your own. If you like it more complicated, you can go with:
In solo-play i exchange banner of discipline and on my mark with signet of fury and signet of might.
mh interesting. Full zerk but one handed?
Gonna give it a shot soon i suppose. Does it work if i go for axe mace or dual axe instead of wh?
And i would still like to hear opion about axe/mace + shield, if someone is willing to share their toughs =3
I managed to get a fused skin but took my entire bank and collections to do so – no RNG gambling for me for the next 6 months it takes to rebuild those stocks.
yeah? it did? now think only that some guys got it randomly without effort at the first try.
Spent 20€ on keys trying to get a fused skin. Got nothing.
Never bying any rng stuff from the store.
I would gladly buy any other kind of “shown” stuff tho. really looking forward the new armor and got bhrams shield and mace a swell.
So, i’m currently running a critboon build ( http://www.guildwars2guru.com/topic/74697-build-sonic-boon-shout-greatsword/ ) and i’m having a ton of fun with it.
Sure i don’t crit 40k like zerk, i can get up to 20k at most, but at least i don’t go down with a fart and i can support a bit with shouts.
But i’ve been thinking of switching. Greatsword’s getting boring, i would love to find some Axe / Axe or Axe / Shield (i love axes yes, especially spinning axes ) oriented build (focus on pve atm), still focusing on dealing damage while not being a total squishy. Even mace would be good.
Has any of you got any suggestion to make?
Also if anything, i’m wearing 3 knight and 3 zerk pieces, so if you think i should adjust my equipment just tell me that as well ^^
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Difficulty is fine for me, i lag so hard with 30+ people doing them that if they were a bit more demanding i wouldn’t even be able to get close to them :\
There isnt much difference between SFR and ER , SFR isnt a T2 Server. They just let themself down and refused to play WvW. At the Moment they are at least as dominant as ER was. And judging from ERs T1 PErformance, Sfr just had the Weapons to fight and stay in T1, but didnt do that.
i hope that frigging precursors doesn’t increase in prince, that’s all.
Meh again with this rarity/uniqueness stuff.
e-pen seems to be SO MUCH important these days instead of actually just caring about how kitten your character looks.
I agree, why aren’t we getting swimwear?
Because at the moment whenever we dive with our town clothes we switch automatically to our armor, since going underwater involve equiping our breather and trident.
So unless they deactivate that or allow us to equip our town clothes on our armor instead of swapping, getting any kind of swimwear is unlikely and pointless… Except if you want to walk around in bikini on the beach/everywhere else without swimming.
I love how you assume people give a rat’s behind if they can swim in the skin or not. I’ll give you a hint: they don’t. Even if this game didn’t have water people would want a swimsuit skin.
we would like a mod to reply here!
I just wish they would “prestige” type items that weren’t pure rng. something like the fully upgraded fractal capacitor, maybe with less grinding one thing
Eidt: nvm readed it the wrong weay.
Yeah this achievement is dumb as hell. You’ve gotta be playing with complete morons for them all to get rolled at the same time (while you are holding the crab no less). At least there is no title associated with it.
Actually there is i think.
I want to dress my norn with super tight speedoes and bunny ears.
Make it happen.
Crabtoss is just unplayable lol
Ah crap well I’m never going to get 25/25 achievements:(
Just keep at it, I’m sure you can. There are more than 25 total achievements, so you have options on what you plan on doing. Every achievement counts towards it, so go do a few of them and you’ll be there before you know it.
So i can actually skip crabtacular?
i needed that garrison and i couldn’tenter wvwvw. PROFOUND SADNESS.
Legendaries aren’t made to be unique, limited time skins are made to be unique.
I just got GW2 yesterday, and I did not know what was going on.
Didnt even know that this is a limited time content only…
Im disappointed that i missed some parts of the game.
you did not muss just living story, you missed the karka event, the toy factory, the super adventure box, the halloween thingy…oh and the best dungeon in the game.
Yep, aside the “seasonal” stuff that hopefully gets repeated every year, yep, you lost quite a bit. Cheers for the extreme and empity proudness of this game about awarding unique stuff to players. Both with one time stuff tha gets removed after a while, literally blowing out any sense of change and “game growth” and making the “endgame” being a boring farmfest and fight against the strictest RNG i’ve ever seen in a mmorpg again.
It would be nice if they focused on long term, long lasting content that could actually enhance the experience of the game both for old players than for newcomers instead of this crazy research of uniqueness they’re having right now.
I like this game, it just feels like they’re smashing it to pieces instead of polishing it.
/shrug no idea what happened there, but jade sea bl has been fun the whole day, we kept most of it under control.
But no garrison while i was there at least, dang it! >:c
How does that exactly works? the more people buying gems with gold the cheaper they become or what? o.o
For example, if i actually wanted to make a ton of gold with 800 gems, when would be the best time to do so?
Again, from everything you’ve said, you don’t seem have a problem with RNG, you have a problem with its level of difficulty obtaining it.
You haven’t answered my question from my previous post. Would you be still unhappy at RNG if BLT chests had a 99% chance to drop what you want?
And would you be happy with “working our butts off” if Anet gave you a ticket in exchange for turning in 300 BL keys?
99% chance? what’s the point then, make me buy it right away no?
1% as it is now? it’s just ridiculous.
Make it i dunno 33% or so :B
@Dudeaboveme: Fine, defend it and have fun doing so.
No matter what i say, there’s always gonna be you fanboys whining about others and entitlement, and there’s gonna me rational guys that see their current anet politcs as bad. You heard other guys in the threads around, 270 chest per ONE ticket? come the kitten on. SO yeah that’s how i provide clarity. I already said what’s the solution would be: SAB like weapon, a wider much bigger selection of stuff on black lion chest, drop the stupid rng.
There we go with entitlement, please go back again to play my little pony or smthing else.
Yeah SFR is in an even worse shape so we feel your pain.
On another personale note: FFFFF only missing JS garrison to be done with maps in wvwvw \m/°A°\m/
urgh, the hell how you made all dat money XD seems like people have a magic hat to get those kitten precursor i barely get over 50g
Sounds like that might be your problem. :p
YES I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MONEY! ;^; LEAVE ME ALONE
/cries in a corner
Yep, i tend to spend as soon as i have moneys to buy something xD
Then your personal luck sucks. It doesn’t say one word for all those that have found exotics, one or hundreds of times by now. And by consequence, it says nothing about the RNG except that it’s random.
Sorry, but after months of events and chests and dungeons, i can at least say that it’s a crappy random? C:
Can i have a personal opinion?
Or shall it be eaten by fanboys as well?
I want things easier my amazing, round bubbly rear. We proposed stuff in this thread (or in other countless threads) about having to work our butts for it, but you guys seems to not understand it: RNG sucks in general, let people work for stuff.
If you don’t understand it, cya.
Lol. Ya. Brilliant. Just take a look at the glut of threads about precursor prices, lodestone drop rates, or T6 mats just for starters (don’t even get me started on dungeon difficulty). If what you say were the case, people being willing to “work their butts for it”, then they wouldn’t exist. But nope, just a bunch similar rants and whines to increase drop rates, or such.
Much respect to those silent players who play the game, and through time and effort eek out the rewards they deserve. Grats to those who knowingly take a chance on rng and beat the odds.
As for the trolls, who rant and rage and want the game changed according to their inadequacies due to their own ignorance, lack of understanding, sense of entitlement, and selfishness well, they’re good for a laugh.
Making people work to get something in a SAB fashion. Do you want me to be even MORE clear?
LoL, I got decked out in MF once and it felt like it took an hour to kill something. I’ll just stick with the food for my extra magic find. Gear never really got me anything except headache. Then again I’ve NEVER had any sort of good fortune with rng in my MMO days.
If you never had fortune in any mmo, go figures with this incredibly stupid RNG they’re using.
In a month of pandaria i dropped at least 3-4 epix from mobs, in guild wars after 8 months i still have to drop an exotic.