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Besides the story, what am I missing if I don't get the LW packages?

I played a long time ago in HoT for a month or two, but never really invested much in the game. Now I'm bored at quarentine and want to give it a go again.
I will buy PoF but I'm reading a lot of mixed comments about the LW parts that you need to buy with gems.
My question is, if I don't care much about the story, what else am I missing if I don't get the other LWs?
(I only have the 4th unlocked)

Do I miss stuff like gear, mounts, achievements, skins and other cosmetic related things?

I'm from Brasil and the currency exchange makes everything quite expensive for me, so I would love to know beforehand where to put my money.
Any help is appreciated :)

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 26, 2020
    • Story
    • Maps (6 in ls3 and 6 in ls4)
    • Some ascended (la3 has a few ascended trinkets and backpacks)
    • Season related skins
    • Season exclusive legendary trinket (Ls3 and ls4)
    • Beetle mount (ls4 ep3)
    • Skyscale mount (ls4)

    I’ve included ls4 stuff anyway even if you have it just as an overview. LS2 is mostly skins as I think you can access the maps regardless

    The ls3 maps are quite varied and fun

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .

  • Tails.9372Tails.9372 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Endless combat tonics and gizmos like the Prototype Position Rewinder.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Besides the above, the LS maps contain faucets of mats via nodes and loot and vendor exchange. They also count to their region's dailies so if you have the portal tomes you can knock out many dailies in under five minutes for a set of three, depending on that day's set.

    The maps also tend to have metas of varying degrees of fun, though now that the dailies rotate through the maps you probably won't be able to do whichever one you feel like but will want to focus on that day's map in order to get enough other players to successfully complete the meta.

    And of course there are a ton of achievement points to be gained as well as unique skins rewarded for doing enough of a map's achieves, plus mastery points that count to that expansion's masteries. In fact there are also some handy masteries, eg Ancient Magics which includes a fifth downed state skill that knocks everything down around you and can make the difference between rally and defeat.

  • rsiloliveira.6429rsiloliveira.6429 Member
    edited June 26, 2020

    Hmmm so it's probably good to get all of them. I don't want to miss out on any content.
    Thanks guys

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Randulf.7614 said:

    • Maps (6 in ls3 and 6 in ls4)
    • Some ascended (la3 has a few ascended trinkets and backpacks)
    • Season related skins
    • Season exclusive legendary trinket (Ls3 and ls4)
    • Beetle mount (ls4 ep3)
    • Skyscale mount (ls4)

    These are the most important mentions: Exclusive armor and weapons sets, tons of ascended trinkets (one type that can even swap stats), the Roller Beetle and the Skyscale mounts. I am not into the legendary trinkets due to their annoying effect presence, but many love collecting those.

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Tails.9372 said:
    Endless combat tonics and gizmos like the Prototype Position Rewinder.

    This one has been endlessly useful.

    Unfortunately, we haven't seen anything unique from a vendor since.