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Ok, apparently I MUST do WvW for my Legendary.

Going for Xiucuatl, yay, snepter. I am now at the stage that I NEED to do WvW for certain materials only available in this mode, that in no way you can get in the PvE.
However, I have never had fun with WvW, because either you are ALL ALONE, or you try to get in a group that just is ending their zerg or whatever. How am I as a solo player going to get enough material (memory of battle I think) WITHOUT having to do this mode?

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  • Load up a dps build with some sustain. Go to an Alpine borderland. Go from camp to camp and cap them. Hang out in spawn until they flip, then go reflip then. Do WvW dailies. Try a zerg build and join the big fights. Dying doesn't matter so long as you maintain participation.

    It's only 5-8 hours of your life, you'll make it, I believe in you.

  • @TheGrimm.5624 said:
    https://gw2efficiency.com/crafting/calculator/a~0!b~1!c~0!d~1-88576

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Memory_of_Battle

    Buy them from the trading post, they are not account bound, or get a WvW friend to send you a stack of theirs.

    Oh, thank you, I am not actually forced to do the WvW. I apparently must do fractals I think.

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 10, 2020

    So.., you don’t need the Gift of Battle?

    I find it hard to believe there is a legendary that doesn’t need this.... unless you already have it.

    Edit: yes, this weapon needs Gift of Battle. So unless you already have one, you need to do WvW to get one. Ensure you have the correct reward track selected.

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Xiuquatl

    Thank You for the {MEME}

  • Firebeard.1746Firebeard.1746 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 10, 2020

    @GewRoo.4172 said:
    Unfortunately you have "to do this mode" in order to get rewards. Welcome to the mode where Anet does not blow rainbows up your kitten.

    It's too bad there's not a "haha" button. This made me lol. But it is tradeable, right? He doesn't HAVE to.

    EDIT: the two other game modes I would say are far, far worse are sPVP and Raids. sPVP because if you haven't been doing it, you're literally fighting people with 8 years of experience and built up reflexes, so prepare to have your butt handed to you all the time while learning, and fighting other players is MUCH more required than WvW (even a good thief will do a hit and run to aide their team before stealing the other team's home).

    Raids because of the insane amount of training runs required before you can get into a static/get clear runs in RA.

    WvW really isn't that bad. Just kill guards and cap camps if you really don't want to fight people. You'll get ganked but just move maps if you're being targeted too much. There's 3. But I will DEEPLY encourage joining squads if you can. The extra pips will be nice for conflux should you ever decide to go for it, assuming you can help your world get to the top. 3/pips a tick sucks.

  • Swagger.1459Swagger.1459 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @DoggySpew.4529 said:
    Going for Xiucuatl, yay, snepter. I am now at the stage that I NEED to do WvW for certain materials only available in this mode, that in no way you can get in the PvE.
    However, I have never had fun with WvW, because either you are ALL ALONE, or you try to get in a group that just is ending their zerg or whatever. How am I as a solo player going to get enough material (memory of battle I think) WITHOUT having to do this mode?

    Yeah, you need to WvW for a Gift of Battle.

  • Justine.6351Justine.6351 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Yep just farm camps and sentries. Be sure to kill the southern towers' guards too. Or join a tag if they pop up on the map.

    Be mindful when setting up a build that the balance is different from pve.

    Anet buff me :-(
    Make me good at game!

  • Infusion.7149Infusion.7149 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 11, 2020

    If it's for gift of battle just collect the WvW potions then.

    If it's memories of battle you can buy them outright off trading post.

    edit:

    @Riktar.6813 said:
    Been playing this game for 2 weeks now, and imagine my surprise when I learned the requirements to infuse a ring when all I enjoy is pvp.

    You can buy a mist band which is infused already.
    Also if you only PVP you don't even need ascended gear at all.

  • Widmo.3186Widmo.3186 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 11, 2020

    All of these voices inside of my head
    Blinding my sight in a curtain of red
    Frustration is getting bigger
    Bang, bang, bang, pull my Devil Trigger

    Dont mind me, I just randomly spam 35 skill-buttons
    25.02.2020 edit - Nevermind, now I spam only 29 skill-buttons

  • Raizel.1839Raizel.1839 Member ✭✭✭

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @DoggySpew.4529 said:
    Going for Xiucuatl, yay, snepter. I am now at the stage that I NEED to do WvW for certain materials only available in this mode, that in no way you can get in the PvE.
    However, I have never had fun with WvW, because either you are ALL ALONE, or you try to get in a group that just is ending their zerg or whatever. How am I as a solo player going to get enough material (memory of battle I think) WITHOUT having to do this mode?

    Been playing this game for 2 weeks now, and imagine my surprise when I learned the requirements to infuse a ring when all I enjoy is pvp.

    And why would you want to infuse a ring if you only play PvP? Infused rings don't have higher stats, they don't even have visual effects, they're only useful for fract, so for a PvPer they're totally useless.

  • lare.5129lare.5129 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @DoggySpew.4529 said:
    Going for Xiucuatl, yay, snepter. I am now at the stage that I NEED to do WvW for certain materials only available in this mode, that in no way you can get in the PvE.
    However, I have never had fun with WvW, because either you are ALL ALONE, or you try to get in a group that just is ending their zerg or whatever. How am I as a solo player going to get enough material (memory of battle I think) WITHOUT having to do this mode?

    ofc. Most player do it without any wvw.
    Enough do dayli big spender and get some needed track progress fro gift of balttle,
    and memory of battle easy buy from trading post!

    want solid balance ? - play chess.

  • if u find an eotm train its pretty much like a champ train in pve. assuming u can progress reward tracks in eotm... i cant remember

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 11, 2020

    @DoggySpew.4529 said:
    However, I have never had fun with WvW, because either you are ALL ALONE, or you try to get in a group that just is ending their zerg or whatever.

    1. Use team chat and map chat to find roamers that you can tag along, if you don't want to zerg.
    2. Use team chat to get the IP address for your server's TeamSpeak (or the Discord link), join voice chat and see where there are public zergs that you can join.
  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 11, 2020

    I just do my dailies in WvW, doesn't take much effort at all really.
    The experience items you get for doing them can easily be saved up for when you need certain items from reward tracks.

    I started doing it for Gifts of Battle so i'd never need to farm for one again.
    Just causally doing my dailies for a few months and i've got a few Gifts just laying around in my bank now.. and multiple stacks of experience items just waiting for a reason for me to use them.

    Doesn't even matter if you do all or just 1-2 WvW dailies per day.. it's worth it.

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ovalkvadratcylinder.9365 said:
    if u find an eotm train its pretty much like a champ train in pve. assuming u can progress reward tracks in eotm... i cant remember

    Yes. They can be progressed.

    Skirmish tracks are not in EoTM, but reward tracks are,

    Thank You for the {MEME}

  • @Raizel.1839 said:

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @DoggySpew.4529 said:
    Going for Xiucuatl, yay, snepter. I am now at the stage that I NEED to do WvW for certain materials only available in this mode, that in no way you can get in the PvE.
    However, I have never had fun with WvW, because either you are ALL ALONE, or you try to get in a group that just is ending their zerg or whatever. How am I as a solo player going to get enough material (memory of battle I think) WITHOUT having to do this mode?

    Been playing this game for 2 weeks now, and imagine my surprise when I learned the requirements to infuse a ring when all I enjoy is pvp.

    And why would you want to infuse a ring if you only play PvP? Infused rings don't have higher stats, they don't even have visual effects, they're only useful for fract, so for a PvPer they're totally useless.

    Can you not jam a third WVW infusion in them? If so that's not what I would call useless... again I am fairly new

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @Raizel.1839 said:

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @DoggySpew.4529 said:
    Going for Xiucuatl, yay, snepter. I am now at the stage that I NEED to do WvW for certain materials only available in this mode, that in no way you can get in the PvE.
    However, I have never had fun with WvW, because either you are ALL ALONE, or you try to get in a group that just is ending their zerg or whatever. How am I as a solo player going to get enough material (memory of battle I think) WITHOUT having to do this mode?

    Been playing this game for 2 weeks now, and imagine my surprise when I learned the requirements to infuse a ring when all I enjoy is pvp.

    And why would you want to infuse a ring if you only play PvP? Infused rings don't have higher stats, they don't even have visual effects, they're only useful for fract, so for a PvPer they're totally useless.

    Can you not jam a third WVW infusion in them? If so that's not what I would call useless... again I am fairly new

    It’s useless for sPvP. It doesn’t effect ANY of the sPvP stats. Those are run only by amulets, sigils and runes.

    It’s Not useless for the other aspects of the game. That was essentially why the poster you quoted asked it that way.

    Thank You for the {MEME}

  • Khailyn.6248Khailyn.6248 Member ✭✭✭

    if you use the badges of honor from general achievement milestones (5,000 achievement points, etc) and use them for the wvw daily (buying an item for 30 badges of honor) in the guild hall (badge of tribute or w/e) you can get a potion of wvw reward that way to progress the gift of battle reward track. takes a long while but doesnt involve any combat. alternatively, if you tend to buy black lion chests there is an occasional war chest which drops potions of mist reward which progresses both pvp and wvw reward tracks, but the last time it was offered was i think back in march.

  • Riktar.6813Riktar.6813 Member
    edited November 11, 2020

    @Strider Pj.2193 said:

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @Raizel.1839 said:

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @DoggySpew.4529 said:
    Going for Xiucuatl, yay, snepter. I am now at the stage that I NEED to do WvW for certain materials only available in this mode, that in no way you can get in the PvE.
    However, I have never had fun with WvW, because either you are ALL ALONE, or you try to get in a group that just is ending their zerg or whatever. How am I as a solo player going to get enough material (memory of battle I think) WITHOUT having to do this mode?

    Been playing this game for 2 weeks now, and imagine my surprise when I learned the requirements to infuse a ring when all I enjoy is pvp.

    And why would you want to infuse a ring if you only play PvP? Infused rings don't have higher stats, they don't even have visual effects, they're only useful for fract, so for a PvPer they're totally useless.

    Can you not jam a third WVW infusion in them? If so that's not what I would call useless... again I am fairly new

    It’s useless for sPvP. It doesn’t effect ANY of the sPvP stats. Those are run only by amulets, sigils and runes.

    It’s Not useless for the other aspects of the game. That was essentially why the poster you quoted asked it that way.

    Right, sPvP. Sorry I mainly play WVW, I am not with the gw language yet. I had the account made forever ago just never got caught in it, with the recent talk of stream release I had came to give it a good try. Is there another way to unlock the third slot for rings outside of PVE?

  • @DoggySpew.4529 said:
    Going for Xiucuatl, yay, snepter. I am now at the stage that I NEED to do WvW for certain materials only available in this mode, that in no way you can get in the PvE.
    However, I have never had fun with WvW, because either you are ALL ALONE, or you try to get in a group that just is ending their zerg or whatever. How am I as a solo player going to get enough material (memory of battle I think) WITHOUT having to do this mode?

    What Server are you on?

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @Strider Pj.2193 said:

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @Raizel.1839 said:

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @DoggySpew.4529 said:
    Going for Xiucuatl, yay, snepter. I am now at the stage that I NEED to do WvW for certain materials only available in this mode, that in no way you can get in the PvE.
    However, I have never had fun with WvW, because either you are ALL ALONE, or you try to get in a group that just is ending their zerg or whatever. How am I as a solo player going to get enough material (memory of battle I think) WITHOUT having to do this mode?

    Been playing this game for 2 weeks now, and imagine my surprise when I learned the requirements to infuse a ring when all I enjoy is pvp.

    And why would you want to infuse a ring if you only play PvP? Infused rings don't have higher stats, they don't even have visual effects, they're only useful for fract, so for a PvPer they're totally useless.

    Can you not jam a third WVW infusion in them? If so that's not what I would call useless... again I am fairly new

    It’s useless for sPvP. It doesn’t effect ANY of the sPvP stats. Those are run only by amulets, sigils and runes.

    It’s Not useless for the other aspects of the game. That was essentially why the poster you quoted asked it that way.

    Right, sPvP. Sorry I mainly play WVW, I am not with the gw language yet.

    Got it. WvW it is very useful in.

    Thank You for the {MEME}

  • Raizel.1839Raizel.1839 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 11, 2020

    WvW=/=PvP.

  • @Raizel.1839 said:

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @Raizel.1839 said:

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @DoggySpew.4529 said:
    Going for Xiucuatl, yay, snepter. I am now at the stage that I NEED to do WvW for certain materials only available in this mode, that in no way you can get in the PvE.
    However, I have never had fun with WvW, because either you are ALL ALONE, or you try to get in a group that just is ending their zerg or whatever. How am I as a solo player going to get enough material (memory of battle I think) WITHOUT having to do this mode?

    Been playing this game for 2 weeks now, and imagine my surprise when I learned the requirements to infuse a ring when all I enjoy is pvp.

    And why would you want to infuse a ring if you only play PvP? Infused rings don't have higher stats, they don't even have visual effects, they're only useful for fract, so for a PvPer they're totally useless.

    Can you not jam a third WVW infusion in them? If so that's not what I would call useless... again I am fairly new

    WvW=/=PvP

    I understand in the gw2 they are not one in the same. That said, it seems to get benefits in WVW you must PVE, that was my original point.

  • Raizel.1839Raizel.1839 Member ✭✭✭

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @Raizel.1839 said:

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @Raizel.1839 said:

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @DoggySpew.4529 said:
    Going for Xiucuatl, yay, snepter. I am now at the stage that I NEED to do WvW for certain materials only available in this mode, that in no way you can get in the PvE.
    However, I have never had fun with WvW, because either you are ALL ALONE, or you try to get in a group that just is ending their zerg or whatever. How am I as a solo player going to get enough material (memory of battle I think) WITHOUT having to do this mode?

    Been playing this game for 2 weeks now, and imagine my surprise when I learned the requirements to infuse a ring when all I enjoy is pvp.

    And why would you want to infuse a ring if you only play PvP? Infused rings don't have higher stats, they don't even have visual effects, they're only useful for fract, so for a PvPer they're totally useless.

    Can you not jam a third WVW infusion in them? If so that's not what I would call useless... again I am fairly new

    WvW=/=PvP

    I understand in the gw2 they are not one in the same. That said, it seems to get benefits in WVW you must PVE, that was my original point.

    Yep, sadly there aren't any other option for you to get the infused versions aside from PvE, however you are perfectly fine even without those extra infusions, because the gain they provide is minimal.

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @Strider Pj.2193 said:

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @Raizel.1839 said:

    @Riktar.6813 said:

    @DoggySpew.4529 said:
    Going for Xiucuatl, yay, snepter. I am now at the stage that I NEED to do WvW for certain materials only available in this mode, that in no way you can get in the PvE.
    However, I have never had fun with WvW, because either you are ALL ALONE, or you try to get in a group that just is ending their zerg or whatever. How am I as a solo player going to get enough material (memory of battle I think) WITHOUT having to do this mode?

    Been playing this game for 2 weeks now, and imagine my surprise when I learned the requirements to infuse a ring when all I enjoy is pvp.

    And why would you want to infuse a ring if you only play PvP? Infused rings don't have higher stats, they don't even have visual effects, they're only useful for fract, so for a PvPer they're totally useless.

    Can you not jam a third WVW infusion in them? If so that's not what I would call useless... again I am fairly new

    It’s useless for sPvP. It doesn’t effect ANY of the sPvP stats. Those are run only by amulets, sigils and runes.

    It’s Not useless for the other aspects of the game. That was essentially why the poster you quoted asked it that way.

    Is there another way to unlock the third slot for rings outside of PVE?

    I do not believe so. I think to ‘attune’ a ring that is also ‘infused’ gives it the third slot for infusions.

    And I believe that the only way to get that is via Fractals. As some of the materials needed For this are account bound.

    Here is the wiki link for ‘Attuned‘ rings. It has a link for how to ‘infuse’ them as well, but it sounds like that part is covered for you.

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Attuned_equipment

    Thank You for the {MEME}

  • Voltekka.2375Voltekka.2375 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Get t6 participation. Semi afk and cap a nearby camp/tower every 10ish mins. Use boosters. Voila. 4-5 hours of minimal effort.
    Enjoy your leggy.

  • Vavume.8065Vavume.8065 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @GewRoo.4172 said:
    Welcome to the mode where Anet does not blow rainbows up your kitten.

    But some thieves do.

  • nthmetal.9652nthmetal.9652 Member ✭✭✭

    You know what is worse? Apparently the game forces me to do PvE, if I wanna make a legendary weapon! (at least those, that I can't straight up buy from TP - and even then, due to efficiency reasons, it's way better to do PvE, if you just wanna buy a legendary)

    "and then we know that we have looked back through the ivory gates into that world of wonder which was ours before we were wise and unhappy"
    -- H. P. Lovecraft - Celephais

  • lare.5129lare.5129 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 13, 2020

    if each day do few easiest wvw dayli, and get pots the wvw track progress it is fast. Aslo no participation not dissapear if be out of wvw.
    So if not look on wvw track and wait, but come do fast few dayli - progress is fine.
    If plan make lege - make rule include one or two dailes from wvw each day. It is very very help.
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Potion_of_WvW_Rewards
    80 potions - one gift.
    So in chill fast dayli mode per 12-40 days you get FREE gift of battle.

    want solid balance ? - play chess.

  • @Samug.6512 said:
    Hurrdurr. Well I never enjoyed doing map completion and it's necessary too, and takes way more effort than capping a camp once every 10 minutes.

    exactly. Us poor WVWers are forced to do map completion to get our legendaries and that takes waaaaay longer than what OP is forced to do.

  • Kovu.7560Kovu.7560 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Spartacus.3192 said:

    @Samug.6512 said:
    Hurrdurr. Well I never enjoyed doing map completion and it's necessary too, and takes way more effort than capping a camp once every 10 minutes.

    exactly. Us poor WVWers are forced to do map completion to get our legendaries and that takes waaaaay longer than what OP is forced to do.

    To speak nothing of the HoT/PoF legendaries... those are a chore. Anet wants you to play their whole game to earn your shiny stick, the wvw portion is probably the easiest.

    ~ Kovu

    Ranger, Necromancer, Fort Aspenwood.

  • Fueki.4753Fueki.4753 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Do you remember when world completion included WvW?
    I wish Arenanet had never removed that, just for all the salt on the forums.

  • @DoggySpew.4529 said:
    Going for Xiucuatl, yay, snepter. I am now at the stage that I NEED to do WvW for certain materials only available in this mode, that in no way you can get in the PvE.
    However, I have never had fun with WvW, because either you are ALL ALONE, or you try to get in a group that just is ending their zerg or whatever. How am I as a solo player going to get enough material (memory of battle I think) WITHOUT having to do this mode?

    Assuming you do, for something, consider that whatever server you're on and whatever time zone you play in, there might be a friendly guild you could join that would help facilitate what you need to get through this terrible task. IF you were on FA or a linked server, I could give you a few friendlies to try.

    Good luck.

    [UNIV] GL, [TLC] Squirrel Wrangler, devotee of [POO] the number 2 guild on Fort Aspenwood.

  • jul.7602jul.7602 Member ✭✭✭

    Talk about entitled mindset... Yes in WvW there are rewards.
    Definition of reward: a thing given in recognition of one's service, effort, or achievement.

    In order to be rewarded something, you must first do something.

  • sorry but stop crying about that... tis is still NOTHING compared to what main Wvw players gotta do for our legendaries... after 3 years, i am still not past precusor dawn3 beginning of that one, because this pve jumping puzzle stuff absolutely gets me seasick. and our problem wouldn't be solveable by making materials sell-able via the trading post :P

    i have like 50+ gifts of battle i don't need, several ascended boxes i cannot use yet (bc no stat changing inscriptions) etc

  • @kamikharzeeh.8016 said:
    sorry but stop crying about that... tis is still NOTHING compared to what main Wvw players gotta do for our legendaries... after 3 years, i am still not past precusor dawn3 beginning of that one, because this pve jumping puzzle stuff absolutely gets me seasick. and our problem wouldn't be solveable by making materials sell-able via the trading post :P

    Yeah, thats a lot of JPs for Dawn. But as I see, most of them are GW2 vanilla content. So they sometimes appear in the dailies. I‘m not sure about the Southsun JP.
    So, if you‘re still on to it, see if some of them are on dailies. Visit their location on prime time and you will often find a mesmer to port you to JPs end. And if you‘re nice, spend him some silver or gold. :)

  • about the infusion thingy... yeah i think u don't need the pve infusions. getting the +9 sounds minmaxing on the one hand, but the Wvw ones have all special effects and are greatly cheaper. i don't own any over +5 infusion anyways, so upgrading them would cost crazy amounts of time.

    i literally exclusively log in to play Wvw, cannot motivate myself usually to PvE. i have not even done the Icethingy Episode before this one that released on 17.11. thaha. but well, we got another lockdown here in austria anyways, therefore might do it now at some point.

    i'm aware that the JP often have players that help jumping invalids like me to make that, this still requires camping there for some time till u get lucky to really find one. had my rev parked for over a week in the hidden garden JP lol.

    realistically, it's easier to just buy any of the legendary swords for the 2k-3k gold. i can make that by just selling mats like coins, clovers... if our server wouldn't been ruined by the emigrations and unlinking (2 times this years...) it'd be really chill to farm reward tracks for rare mats that other ppl apparently need. the stuff us Wvw player gets drowned in is either not rare or not sellable.

  • XECOR.2814XECOR.2814 Member ✭✭✭

    I have to do pve masteries to get legendary. Ughhhhhh.

  • Bigpapasmurf.5623Bigpapasmurf.5623 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Uh why do I NEED to do PvE to get my gen 1 legendaries?

    /s

    If WvW/PvP'ers have to suffer getting GoE, you can for GoB (even tho its faster to get GoB than GoE, so its still in your favor compared to ours)

    Red = Dead...or someone runs away. Either way it's gone.
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    Lover of Jumping puzzles, Squirrels, WvW, and Taimi
    CLOK Commander and all around nice bro

  • asterix.9614asterix.9614 Member ✭✭✭

    @DoggySpew.4529 said:
    Going for Xiucuatl, yay, snepter. I am now at the stage that I NEED to do WvW for certain materials only available in this mode, that in no way you can get in the PvE.
    However, I have never had fun with WvW, because either you are ALL ALONE, or you try to get in a group that just is ending their zerg or whatever. How am I as a solo player going to get enough material (memory of battle I think) WITHOUT having to do this mode?

    If I could I would give you my gifts of battle and the badges, one has so many :/

  • u can literally BUY memories of battle. in the trading post. may be not cheap but yeah.

    the badges are really a crazy overloaded currency. u need them for dailies mainly and for very basic food/utility as newbie, but later u have over 10k without much serious ways to spend them.