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Galmac.4680Galmac.4680 Member ✭✭✭

Hi,

do I see that right, to unlock the new special missions I have to exchange 20 old special mission scrolla to 1 (one) new special mission scroll, with now about 30s per old scroll on the TP? Or do the new scrolls drop somewhere but I just missed that spot?

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  • Wizler.8192Wizler.8192 Member ✭✭✭

    The old scrolls will continue to drop from the old (south) meta. You can trade them for the new scrolls.

  • Aerinndis.2730Aerinndis.2730 Member ✭✭✭

    New scrolls do drop in the north part of the map but not as frequently as those in the south.

  • Galmac.4680Galmac.4680 Member ✭✭✭

    New new scrolls drop?? Killed so many bastards there, but not a single scroll so far. Perhaps they should do something with the drop rate.

    Praise Joko! And Bangar, we need to talk!

  • Infusion.7149Infusion.7149 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 31, 2020

    They drop from chests in north I think and also are in the dominion / frost legion commendation achievement "reward track".

  • Blueberry.8095Blueberry.8095 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 31, 2020

    @ffletcher.3468 said:
    This is the problem all right. By the time you have spent enough time on the map to unlock the missions, you (or I, at least) will have no interest in going back to get the mission completion. Really poor game design imo, and a recurring theme lately.

    Same... if the meta is half an hr, sure, I'll go back, but I've lost interest today after joining a full meta from start to finish, it took... up to 3 hrs off-peak. With that amount of stuff done during this whole 3 hrs, I still couldn't progress my achievements because I haven't unlock them yet? No thanks.

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just an FYI that the new special missions do not award AP nor is there an achievement tied to the completion of them.

  • Aerinndis.2730Aerinndis.2730 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 3, 2020

    Issue I am having now is that I got the Dominion and Corrupted missions all open and recently got a Corrupted Intel document that I cannot use now. I wish we could exchange it for one we don't have in addition to collecting the 20 special mission documents for the Charr Intel documents. All I can do is sell it for 5 silver....

  • Jilora.9524Jilora.9524 Member ✭✭✭

    @Aerinndis.2730 said:
    Issue I am having now is that I got the Dominion and Corrupted missions all open and recently got a Corrupted Intel document that I cannot use now. I wish we could exchange it for one we don't have in addition to collecting the 20 special mission documents for the Charr Intel documents. All I can do is sell it for 5 silver....

    Well no, they listable on TP. One of those still 90s and char still 6 or 7 gold

    WvW band wagoners ruin the game mode just like Karen's ruin these forums.

  • Aerinndis.2730Aerinndis.2730 Member ✭✭✭

    I was hoping they just overlooked being able to trade one commendation for others or maybe for several special mission ones towards buying the one you need.

  • Sylanna.1947Sylanna.1947 Member ✭✭✭

    this is their way of getting people to stay on the map longer. a 3 hour meta and scrolls that almost never drop

  • Manasa Devi.7958Manasa Devi.7958 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I unlocked my first northern special mission after doing the meta 4 times. At this pace, I'll never unlock them all.

  • Sylanna.1947Sylanna.1947 Member ✭✭✭

    @Manasa Devi.7958 said:
    I unlocked my first northern special mission after doing the meta 4 times. At this pace, I'll never unlock them all.

    I didn't realize at first that all the special scrolls can be purchased from the TP if you really want, the Charr ones are expensive, but the others are pretty cheap. You can at least get those out of the way and save up for the Charr ones with map currency

  • Manasa Devi.7958Manasa Devi.7958 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Sylanna.1947 said:

    @Manasa Devi.7958 said:
    I unlocked my first northern special mission after doing the meta 4 times. At this pace, I'll never unlock them all.

    I didn't realize at first that all the special scrolls can be purchased from the TP if you really want, the Charr ones are expensive, but the others are pretty cheap. You can at least get those out of the way and save up for the Charr ones with map currency

    I don't intend to because I don't see the point. In the south, the special missions were useful to advance the legion tracks. You got new missions hard and fast and they gave lots of extra commendations. If I'm going to have to pay to get the commendations faster, I'll just buy them at the Quaestors and save myself the trouble of having to frantically compete for mission achievement credit with other people in the mad zerg that is the northern meta.

  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ffletcher.3468 said:
    This is the problem all right. By the time you have spent enough time on the map to unlock the missions, you (or I, at least) will have no interest in going back to get the mission completion. Really poor game design imo, and a recurring theme lately.

    Heh, I'm already there, and have only 3 scrolls in my bags; in other words, I lost desire even before I could unlock the missions.

  • Sylanna.1947Sylanna.1947 Member ✭✭✭

    @Manasa Devi.7958 said:

    @Sylanna.1947 said:

    @Manasa Devi.7958 said:
    I unlocked my first northern special mission after doing the meta 4 times. At this pace, I'll never unlock them all.

    I didn't realize at first that all the special scrolls can be purchased from the TP if you really want, the Charr ones are expensive, but the others are pretty cheap. You can at least get those out of the way and save up for the Charr ones with map currency

    I don't intend to because I don't see the point. In the south, the special missions were useful to advance the legion tracks. You got new missions hard and fast and they gave lots of extra commendations. If I'm going to have to pay to get the commendations faster, I'll just buy them at the Quaestors and save myself the trouble of having to frantically compete for mission achievement credit with other people in the mad zerg that is the northern meta.

    Yea, it's pretty frustrating. Some of the north events end in about 4 seconds with the mega zerg

  • Jokubas.4265Jokubas.4265 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 5, 2020

    I think I've only seen one Charr Intel, one Dominion Intel, and one Corrupted Intel from natural drops in the time it took me to get 5000 Dominion Commendations. Also, during that time (doing the full meta multiple times), I only got about four or five miscellaneous scrolls from the original set. The conversion cost is absurd. I just bought my Dominion and Corrupted Intel from the Trading Post and ignored the expensive Charr ones for now.

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭

    They're dropping very rarely to never for me too. I bought 160 normal ones each day (I know, quite costy and my wallet still hurts) and exchanged them for the new ones.
    But the drop rate of newer ones is really a joke considering how much old ones cluttered up the inventory before the newest release.
    Maybe next time it would be nice to inform us when we need something for the future. Not everyone can spend gems all the time for new bank spaces or even can buy more spaces because they're maxed out already.

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  • Sajuuk Khar.1509Sajuuk Khar.1509 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Cynder.2509 said:
    I bought 160 normal ones each day

    uhh why?

    The Dominion documents are on the TP for 10s each, and the corrupted ones are on the TP for 50 silver each. That just leave the 10 normal charr document special missions, and at 20 scrolls each, thats only 200 of the old documents to unlock them all. You shouldnt need to buy 160 docs more then once.

  • Galmac.4680Galmac.4680 Member ✭✭✭

    But the charr scrolls are special. You buy the first one for 20 old ones. The second costs 40 and the third 100. Another reason why this episode is just a joke.

    Praise Joko! And Bangar, we need to talk!

  • Sajuuk Khar.1509Sajuuk Khar.1509 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Galmac.4680 said:
    But the charr scrolls are special. You buy the first one for 20 old ones. The second costs 40 and the third 100. Another reason why this episode is just a joke.

    The price resets back down to 20 every daily reset.

  • Galmac.4680Galmac.4680 Member ✭✭✭

    Sure, but the dominion scrolls for example stay on 20 scrolls!

    Praise Joko! And Bangar, we need to talk!

  • Manasa Devi.7958Manasa Devi.7958 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Either they changed the drop rate since yesterday or I've hit a spot of good luck, I got a whopping 6 northern special mission scrolls in one run today.

  • LucianDK.8615LucianDK.8615 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I ended buying the last 5 charrr special missions, as I came to see that several of them would activate on content I already was doing. Including one to off the claw.