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Request: Noxious Pod for home instance

I don't know if the topic has ever been brought up or not, but I for one would love to see Noxious Pods available for home instances like the other maps had for their respective nodes. I did a fair amount of Dragon Stand and still never got everything I wanted from it when it came to Crystaline Ore or even rare drops. With Path of Fire, I find it much harder to find groups for Dragon Stand. I'm sure they still happen, but with the times I'm on and have the extra two hours to spare I never seem to find one unless it's connected with a daily. But in hopes for feedback and maybe Anet seeing, I would love it if they considered this. To my knowledge the only way to get Crystaline Ore is via the pods or occasionally Guild commendations. A home node would give a method of obtaining the ore, albeit very slowly, for those who cannot find active maps or their Guilds may no longer do the content. I would even buy a home node from the gemstore if it had even just a chance for the rarer things like Crystaline, Amalgamated Gemstones etc (yes, I know Amalagamated can be forged and easier to obtain, but it's still one of the 'rarer' things that was rewarded via the Hero Chests in HoT). But did anyone else ever want a Noxious Pod for their home? :)

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  • I also agree, as this would hardly impact the economy or dragons stand in any way - you still need events in DS to get machetes after all.

  • I also agree on this idea!

  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭

    :+1: for this idea.
    I've been begging for this for years.

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

    @Carlin Sanders.3587 said:
    you still need events in DS to get machetes after all.

    No, you don't, you can buy them with other map currencys.

  • I hope they can find the time to add this to your home.

  • Please and thank you!

  • Bunter.3795Bunter.3795 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm for this idea as well.

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  • @Vavume.8065 said:

    @Carlin Sanders.3587 said:
    you still need events in DS to get machetes after all.

    No, you don't, you can buy them with other map currencys.

    Also there is that gizmo that lets you choose one HoT key a day.

  • Ardenwolfe.8590Ardenwolfe.8590 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm kind of surprised this hasn't already happened. Either way, sound idea.

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  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    They actually did make this based on the datamining results from way back but for whatever reason they didn't think it should be added. On the one hand I would get it but on the other hand you can go into pretty much any random DS(other than one than when it is about to close/reset) and get a bunch of pods anyway.

  • Plautze.6290Plautze.6290 Member ✭✭✭

    Actually a good idea. Agreed!

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  • Airdive.2613Airdive.2613 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just saying: you can find about 5-8 noxious pods on an empty Dragon's Stand map. Avoid enemy patrols, look around a bit, and you'll find them.
    That's not a complete freebie (although really easy to do), but it's also more than one noxious pod per day.

  • Goettel.4389Goettel.4389 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2, 2018

    I'd like me some noxious pod for my home too, shinies!

  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'd love that.
    I'd also love a Leyline Crystal node,
    since the Chak Gerent event is the only way to collect leyline crystals..

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  • lokh.2695lokh.2695 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I support this idea and always wondered why there was no pod in the first place when all the other maps had their "chest" put into our home instance.

    That being said, I doubt ANet will look back and do it. They don't bother much about the past as it is the future(LS4, Xpac3, yaddayadda...) that makes them money and pays their rent.

    Why bother, just delete the official Forum.

  • nekretaal.6485nekretaal.6485 Member ✭✭✭

    I'd like a noxious pod for the home too, but something OP said is wrong.

    With PoF it is easier, not harder, to find a "not full" version of Dragon stand. And if you can find a not full dragon stand, you can collect the 4 pods around the 6 waypoints very fast, and the swap characters and do it again until you run out of character slots.

    The machetes are account bound, most of the the pods spawn before the event is over, maps aren't always full, and mounts for fast travel. Opening pods has never been quicker or easier.

  • Taelac.7036Taelac.7036 Member ✭✭✭

    I would also buy this node.

    Good luck, have fun.

  • Endless Soul.5178Endless Soul.5178 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Count me in for the Node Brigade.

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  • OneYenShort.3189OneYenShort.3189 Member ✭✭✭

    @Vavume.8065 said:

    @Carlin Sanders.3587 said:
    you still need events in DS to get machetes after all.

    No, you don't, you can buy them with other map currencys.

    You can get one free one every day if you so choose.
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Ley-Energy_Matter_Converter

  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Oho, this one's made a comeback.
    Putting my hands together again to beg for this, ANet. If you hadn't made Dragon Stand such rubbish to get into, it might not have been a problem, but this is a fairly general need, especially since new legendaries seem to require Crystalline Ore outside of HoT...

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  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Maybe they haven't done it is because of the ties to the Machined Weapon achievement.
    None of the other nodes from HOT have an achievement attached to them.

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  • mtpelion.4562mtpelion.4562 Member ✭✭✭

    Generally speaking, I'm opposed to having noxious things in my home.

  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @mtpelion.4562 said:
    Generally speaking, I'm opposed to having noxious things in my home.

    You afraid of taking the Noxious Pod Challenge?!?

    Ask a child a question and you'll get a childish answer.

  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ayakaru.6583 said:
    I'd love that.
    I'd also love a Leyline Crystal node,
    since the Chak Gerent event is the only way to collect leyline crystals..

    That is just wrong unless you are using the wrong name. Leyline Crystals(TD's currency) are available from crystallized caches, doing events, killing random mobs if you have the Nuhoch hunting mastery, chests that are spread around TD, and the adventures that are in TD.

    @Rauderi.8706 said:
    Oho, this one's made a comeback.
    Putting my hands together again to beg for this, ANet. If you hadn't made Dragon Stand such rubbish to get into, it might not have been a problem, but this is a fairly general need, especially since new legendaries seem to require Crystalline Ore outside of HoT...

    You are mixing up can use versus must use. Either that or you are confusing Crystalline Ore with Amalgamated Gemstone.

  • digitalruse.9085digitalruse.9085 Member ✭✭
    edited March 2, 2018

    It was data mined a while back and is even in the API if I recall correctly. Never been pushed live though.

    http://blog.thatshaman.com/2016/04/upcoming-features-from-april-19-patch.html

  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Khisanth.2948 said:

    @Rauderi.8706 said:
    Oho, this one's made a comeback.
    Putting my hands together again to beg for this, ANet. If you hadn't made Dragon Stand such rubbish to get into, it might not have been a problem, but this is a fairly general need, especially since new legendaries seem to require Crystalline Ore outside of HoT...

    You are mixing up can use versus must use. Either that or you are confusing Crystalline Ore with Amalgamated Gemstone.

    I was going to refute, but instead I found something worthy of a PSA:
    HMS Divinity, Binding of Ipos, Shooshadoo, Shining Blade, Sharur, and Flames of War are listed in the wiki has either Maguuma Mastery or Desert Mastery, requiring Crystalline Ingots (and thus Ore) or Funerary Incense (which can be purchased with Ingots but have other sources).
    That's actually pretty awesome, and I appreciate ANet more for doing it.

    Sadly, Astralaria, Chuka and Champawat, Eureka, HOPE, and Nevermore aren't listed with that formula. Can anyone confirm if these do or don't also follow that pattern as the rest of the Gen 2 legendaries?

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  • MithranArkanere.8957MithranArkanere.8957 Member ✭✭✭✭

    While I'd like to have a node for each map currency, and each unique map chest, some people would just use their daily machete on this node and go less often to Dragon's Stand.

  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Khisanth.2948 said:

    @Ayakaru.6583 said:
    I'd love that.
    I'd also love a Leyline Crystal node,
    since the Chak Gerent event is the only way to collect leyline crystals..

    That is just wrong unless you are using the wrong name. Leyline Crystals(TD's currency) are available from crystallized caches, doing events, killing random mobs if you have the Nuhoch hunting mastery, chests that are spread around TD, and the adventures that are in TD.

    You apparantly haven't had the misfortune of working on the Chak collection yet.
    The gerent event is the only reliable method that won't drive you insane.
    Chests drop crystals about 1 in 5 chests, and usually it's number is about equal to the average age of an asura when they build their first thermocollector.
    Every odd year mobs will also drop a bag containing 5-10 crystals, yes, but I don't have 10 years to finish the collection.
    The only way to make more than 20 crystals in a day is to do the Gerent event.
    unless your RNG was somehow cursed by seventeen demons to make you think the drop rates from mobs, chests and events were somehow.. considerable..

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  • Drecien.4508Drecien.4508 Member ✭✭✭

    This is truly needed.

    New mount skins?! Anet take my money!

  • Steve The Cynic.3217Steve The Cynic.3217 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 16, 2018

    @Drecien.4508 said:
    This is truly needed.

    No it isn't. If you have enough other map currencies, you map into DS, top up your stock of Machetes if necessary (that's what the other currencies are for), and then run down each of the three lanes. You can collect 6-8 pods per day that way. (Possibly per character - I haven't tried that yet.)

    Use mounts to help you avoid the patrolling groups of Mordrem (Raptor jumps past, Griffy lets you fly above them, etc.), and go for it.

    EDIT: 6-8 per day if you do that run only once a day, of course. YMMV on how many runs you can do, but each character can only do one run per meta cycle.

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  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Tisiphone The Just.9237 said:
    I know they won't add it because it's been so long, but come on, my home feels incomplete!

    That's certainly part of it. But mostly I'd rather get 1 C.Ore per day without having to deal with shoddy map design (map itself is good, but the forced timer and glut of taxiing...) and actually get to do other things.

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  • As a node collector, I'd like this too. It does feel like an omission.

    It's still listed as possible in the notes here - https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/API:2/account/home/nodes

  • Astralporing.1957Astralporing.1957 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Khisanth.2948 said:

    @Ayakaru.6583 said:
    I'd love that.
    I'd also love a Leyline Crystal node,
    since the Chak Gerent event is the only way to collect leyline crystals..

    That is just wrong unless you are using the wrong name. Leyline Crystals(TD's currency) are available from crystallized caches, doing events, killing random mobs if you have the Nuhoch hunting mastery, chests that are spread around TD, and the adventures that are in TD.

    Still it's the HoT map currency that's the hardest to farm.

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  • MithranArkanere.8957MithranArkanere.8957 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm also a home instance collector with a full home instance, and while I am not against new stuff for it, I doubt it will happen because of the daily machete people can get from the Ley-Energy Matter Converter.

    If we had a home instance noxious pod, people picking one of those daily machetes could use it on the home instance, instead having to go to Dragon's Stand after gathering a while, probably on the day when it's a daily achievement.

    I would also like to see nodes for the other 2 remaining map currencies: Airship Parts and Ley crystals.
    But there's too many nodes being added, gathering the home instance is getting too long.
    So I would prefer if nodes could also have upgrades and if some nodes could be merged.

    • Buying the Airship parts node would share a spot with the sprocket node, and they would merge into a single "Machine Scrap" node if both have been added. Each swing of the pickaxe would give both sprockets and airship parts in the same amounts as gathering two nodes separately.
    • The Bloodstone crystals and Jade Fragments nodes could be merged into a single "Bloodstone Slab" node with both shards and fragments coming from it, giving 1 gathering of each per swing.
    • The Ley crystals node from tangled depths could be merged with the bloodstone nodes, merging into a "Crystallized magic" node with bloodstone, jade and ley crystals coming from it, and giving 1 gathering of each per swing. Any other nodes that are crystallized magic would also get merged with this node.
    • Quartz could have 2 upgrades that can be purchased after unlocking the node: 1 in Dry Top, 1 at Destiny's Gorge, for a total of 9 gatherings, a 3rd upgrade could be available in the future, and after 3 upgrades, the node would have a total of 10 gatherings.
  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Still waiting for that home instance pod. I don't even buy daily machetes, nor do I think I likely would, because I'd rather get the Tangled Depths keys.

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  • Overlord RainyDay.2084Overlord RainyDay.2084 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 22, 2018

    Heart of thorns was released quite some time ago (almost 3 years), and we've passed another expansion and are well on our way towards the next. I don't see why we can't have a few things that would make things a in older expansions a little more easier or convenient. It's not like you can't zip around Dragon's Stand on a mount to trade your one free machete for a single ore and a handful of greens and millstones, would having that in your home instance really make it too easy?

    Same for map currency nodes. I doubt getting handed a few extra crystals or airship parts would throw off the balance of the HoT economy. If conserving real estate in the home instance is the issue, just make them upgrades to the Aurillium node, make it give out a random mix of parts, aurilium, and ley crystals, then let us hit it extra times depending on how many types we have unlocked.

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

    A node from every Living World and Expansion chapter for your home. Maybe a trading contract item and a random trader's cache each day on top of that.

  • Plok.5873Plok.5873 Member ✭✭✭

    Another notorious node collector here (also alliteration-affine.) supporting OP's request.

    Side note: I still want home instance dogs. Too much cat-partisanship in this game!
    Whooo... still didn't let the dogs out?

  • OneYenShort.3189OneYenShort.3189 Member ✭✭✭

    @Plok.5873 said:
    Another notorious node collector here (also alliteration-affine.) supporting OP's request.

    Side note: I still want home instance dogs. Too much cat-partisanship in this game!
    Whooo... still didn't let the dogs out?

    Problem. Cats will for the most part go and use the litter box.
    Dogs will... for the most part go wherever when you look at the designs of the home instances. Frankly, I dont' want to step in "dog bombs".

  • DarcShriek.5829DarcShriek.5829 Member ✭✭✭

    seems like a harmless idea. At least throw it in the loot boxes

  • Mewcifer.5198Mewcifer.5198 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Plok.5873 said:
    Another notorious node collector here (also alliteration-affine.) supporting OP's request.

    Side note: I still want home instance dogs. Too much cat-partisanship in this game!
    Whooo... still didn't let the dogs out?

    I feel them adding an equal number of dogs would make things crowded and difficult. But maybe they could add some kind of home instance device that turns all the cats into dogs. That way you only have to run around everywhere once and there won't be too much crowding from having a bunch of dogs and cats in the home instance.

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  • qbalrog.8017qbalrog.8017 Member ✭✭

    I would love a home instance pod. As to running DS it seems pretty active to me. Finished most of my HOT spec weapons in the last month without camping it or feeling it was hard to find a group except for late at night.