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Love the New Gathering Glyphs.

Great idea! Love this!

Can't wait to see it expanded upon! I can finally have a pick that is not a watchwork!

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  • katz.8376katz.8376 Member ✭✭✭

    bwahahahahahaahahahaha. so many unbreakable tools sets and transmutation charges are about to be bought...

    kitten where's my wallet >.>

  • STIHL.2489STIHL.2489 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I know right.. and the Unbreakable Set is 25% off.. Woohoo!

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  • STIHL.2489STIHL.2489 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Oooo good call for what to add! Was wondering what to do with my free glyph.

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  • STIHL.2489STIHL.2489 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 10, 2018

    They should take this time to put all the Mining Pick Skin Options back in the store.. for a limited time.. just so all the people that passed up on buying a style.. can get price gouged.. I mean.. given a chance to complete their sets, when they opted to take the watchwork instead.

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  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I dont think we needed more way to get free base mats. Oh well, the rest of it is cool.

  • Manpag.6421Manpag.6421 Member ✭✭✭

    @STIHL.2489
    Can't wait to see it expanded upon! I can finally have a pick that is not a watchwork!

    My biggest excitement is to have something when logging; I have the Lucky Dog for foraging and the Watchwork Pick for mining, but until now I've had no bonus on logging.

  • TheGrimm.5624TheGrimm.5624 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I think this will be a well received change. It also helps all us loons that had bought a permanent tool for an appearance that was later superseded by one with more utility. All I can say is "Oh Shinny!". Now where did I put that Skrit tool. Nice one.

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

    @STIHL.2489 said:
    Oooo good call for what to add! Was wondering what to do with my free glyph.

    PSA for those who haven't used the free glyph yet, don't be like me -- I was in a rush due to having to get out the door so I gleefully nabbed the leather glyph, then, subconsciously cued by the blog article, applied it to my Lucky Dog because I like leather better than trophies.

    Oops.

    That just overwrote my trophy glyph, so I actually lost a glyph doing that. I probably won't bother Support with it, it was me not taking time to understand the new system, but I hope to save others from the same error.

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 10, 2018

    @Donari.5237 said:

    @STIHL.2489 said:
    Oooo good call for what to add! Was wondering what to do with my free glyph.

    PSA for those who haven't used the free glyph yet, don't be like me -- I was in a rush due to having to get out the door so I gleefully nabbed the leather glyph, then, subconsciously cued by the blog article, applied it to my Lucky Dog because I like leather better than trophies.

    Oops.

    That just overwrote my trophy glyph, so I actually lost a glyph doing that. I probably won't bother Support with it, it was me not taking time to understand the new system, but I hope to save others from the same error.

    The glyph should have been put in your inventory, you're supposed to be able to swap them freely.

    From todays article: https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/the-gathering-storm/

    "Most tools in the game will now have an upgrade slot, and you can swap glyphs in and out freely without using an upgrade extractor. Glyphs applied to limited-use tools will go back into your inventory after you consume the final gathering charge."

  • STIHL.2489STIHL.2489 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @TheGrimm.5624 said:
    I think this will be a well received change. It also helps all us loons that had bought a permanent tool for an appearance that was later superseded by one with more utility. All I can say is "Oh Shinny!". Now where did I put that Skrit tool. Nice one.

    Yup.. love my molten harvesting tools, now I get to use them again!

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

    Checking ... nope. Probably because the trophy one isn't available yet? The only ones in the free box were swiftness, leather, cloth, and ... um ... I forget. Wasn't trophies though. Nothing else shows up in the gem store.

  • Anyone know where you can buy the temp ones? The only glyphs I've seen are the ones from the free black lion box.

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  • MachineManXX.9746MachineManXX.9746 Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 10, 2018

    @Donari.5237 said:

    @STIHL.2489 said:
    Oooo good call for what to add! Was wondering what to do with my free glyph.

    PSA for those who haven't used the free glyph yet, don't be like me -- I was in a rush due to having to get out the door so I gleefully nabbed the leather glyph, then, subconsciously cued by the blog article, applied it to my Lucky Dog because I like leather better than trophies.

    Oops.

    That just overwrote my trophy glyph, so I actually lost a glyph doing that. I probably won't bother Support with it, it was me not taking time to understand the new system, but I hope to save others from the same error.

    The glyph should have been put in your inventory, you're supposed to be able to swap them freely.

    From todays article: https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/the-gathering-storm/

    "Most tools in the game will now have an upgrade slot, and you can swap glyphs in and out freely without using an upgrade extractor. Glyphs applied to limited-use tools will go back into your inventory after you consume the final gathering charge."

    Pretty sure you need to trade in any of the current bonus tools, such as the Lucky Dog, in exchange for the same tools, except you will get the tool back with the appropriate glyph. I'm guessing if you didn't turn it in to get the glyph, then there is no glyph to return to you when you added the leather glyph.

  • @Donari.5237 said:
    Checking ... nope. Probably because the trophy one isn't available yet? The only ones in the free box were swiftness, leather, cloth, and ... um ... I forget. Wasn't trophies though. Nothing else shows up in the gem store.

    Did u visit the npc to swap the tools with existing perks? it converts them to the new set up, where ur previous perk like unbound magic or sprockets becomes a removable glyph?
    But as you said, not sure about the doggy one as it's not one of the glyph that are available. However, the npc had the doggy conversion as well so not sure. I would still contact the support, they're very helpful and may fix it up for you.

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @MachineManXX.9746 said:

    @Donari.5237 said:

    @STIHL.2489 said:
    Oooo good call for what to add! Was wondering what to do with my free glyph.

    PSA for those who haven't used the free glyph yet, don't be like me -- I was in a rush due to having to get out the door so I gleefully nabbed the leather glyph, then, subconsciously cued by the blog article, applied it to my Lucky Dog because I like leather better than trophies.

    Oops.

    That just overwrote my trophy glyph, so I actually lost a glyph doing that. I probably won't bother Support with it, it was me not taking time to understand the new system, but I hope to save others from the same error.

    The glyph should have been put in your inventory, you're supposed to be able to swap them freely.

    From todays article: https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/the-gathering-storm/

    "Most tools in the game will now have an upgrade slot, and you can swap glyphs in and out freely without using an upgrade extractor. Glyphs applied to limited-use tools will go back into your inventory after you consume the final gathering charge."

    Pretty sure you need to trade in any of the current bonus tools, such as the Lucky Dog, in exchange for the same tools, except you will get the tool back with the appropriate glyph. I'm guessing if you didn't turn it in to get the glyph, then there is no glyph to return to you when you added the leather glyph.

    Ooh. That's unfortunate but makes sense. :(

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

    I bet that's what happened. Guess it is worth a ticket after all. Thanks for the clarifications, all.

  • STIHL.2489STIHL.2489 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 10, 2018

    Are you sure you applied the Glyph, I noticed that my Watchwork did not even have an Upgrade Slot available, until I traded it in.

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  • XMeK.9408XMeK.9408 Member ✭✭

    Regarding the Leather Gathering Glyph, I have only been able to get Thick leather in Lvl 80 gathering zones. Anyone get anything of a higher tier than that?

  • STIHL.2489STIHL.2489 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 11, 2018

    @XMeK.9408 said:
    Regarding the Leather Gathering Glyph, I have only been able to get Thick leather in Lvl 80 gathering zones. Anyone get anything of a higher tier than that?

    Good to know. Maybe it goes by your characters level.

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  • Chigs.9185Chigs.9185 Member
    edited April 11, 2018

    I got thin leather sections in brisban wildlands using a lvl 80 toon with mithril pick, coarse leather sections in dredgehaunt cliffs. will update on what map gives what leather.

    with guild gathering boost and surveying banner, mined the ff rich iron nodes and some iron ores on the way:

    brisban wildlands: 2 rich iron (thin leather)
    dredgehaunt cliffs: 3 rich iron (coarse leather)
    lornar's pass: 3 rich iron (thin leather)
    blazeridge steppes: 2 rich iron (coarse leather)
    fields of ruin: 2 rich iron (thin leather)
    gendarran fields: 2 rich iron (thin leather)
    harathi hinterlands: 2 rich iron (thin leather from Martyr's Tomb in Ruins of Demetra & coarse leather from the rich iron south of War King's Greatcamp near the ulgoth event)

    I didn't bother to mine kessex hills, snowden drifts and diessa plateau. I assume with the same recommended level of 15 - 25 like brisban wildlands it will also give thin leather.
    overall i got 331 iron ore, 59 thin leather sections and 26 coarse leather sections.

  • Omnicron.2467Omnicron.2467 Member ✭✭✭

    Just want to add how much I love melting rich nodes with my upgraded unbreakable mining pick. +50% mining speed from glyph, +50% Speed from quickness, +20% from warrior dual wield trait. Like WOW so fast!! :D

    Thanks ANet !!!

  • artemis.6781artemis.6781 Member ✭✭✭

    @Donari.5237 said:
    I edited my post but that doesn't show my shame enough ... so I'll add a fresh post to note that I goofed, I didn't overwrite the Scavenger glyph, I just stuck it in another tool in a hurry and then ran off to an appointment. I realized when I got Thin Blood from logging today.

    My bad, so much my bad. I've closed my Support ticket on a chagrined note.

    At least you found it!

  • Rococo.8347Rococo.8347 Member ✭✭✭

    Has any kind soul out there done a 'for science!' check on what leather/cloth drops from home instance nodes?

    Also is there a ELI5 on the whole system? im sort of confused about temp glyphs and if its worth it,also where my 'free' one is best placed and which type- im assuming as the only regular gathering I do is in my home instance and most of it uses the mining pick that I should get a leather one and pop it in there?

  • STIHL.2489STIHL.2489 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Donari.5237 said:
    I edited my post but that doesn't show my shame enough ... so I'll add a fresh post to note that I goofed, I didn't overwrite the Scavenger glyph, I just stuck it in another tool in a hurry and then ran off to an appointment. I realized when I got Thin Blood from logging today.

    My bad, so much my bad. I've closed my Support ticket on a chagrined note.

    At least you didn't lose anything, no harm, no foul. life happens.

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  • Drarnor Kunoram.5180Drarnor Kunoram.5180 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 11, 2018

    @XMeK.9408 said:
    Regarding the Leather Gathering Glyph, I have only been able to get Thick leather in Lvl 80 gathering zones. Anyone get anything of a higher tier than that?

    While clearing my home instance yesterday, I got hardened leather (T6) from the Fire Orchid node. It is definitely a possibility.

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  • Palador.2170Palador.2170 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 11, 2018

    @Rococo.8347 said:
    Has any kind soul out there done a 'for science!' check on what leather/cloth drops from home instance nodes?

    Also is there a ELI5 on the whole system? im sort of confused about temp glyphs and if its worth it,also where my 'free' one is best placed and which type- im assuming as the only regular gathering I do is in my home instance and most of it uses the mining pick that I should get a leather one and pop it in there?

    I have the leather glyph in my mining pick. Tier 1 stuff, sadly, from all the mining nodes where I got a hit. Copper to Ori, it appears to count as a low level zone. Which is only fair, I guess.

    Edit: Post above mine seems to suggest that some of the nodes (maybe the LS ones) have better drop tables. I don't recall getting any leather hits on the LS nodes, so I wouldn't know if they work different or not.

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  • Does the glyph of industry stack with quickness or nah

  • Charrbeque.8729Charrbeque.8729 Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 12, 2018

    @STIHL.2489 said:

    @XMeK.9408 said:
    Regarding the Leather Gathering Glyph, I have only been able to get Thick leather in Lvl 80 gathering zones. Anyone get anything of a higher tier than that?

    Good to know. Maybe it goes by your characters level.

    It goes by effective character level and material type. This means a level 80 being downscaled in lower level zones will get lower tier materials from gathering nodes. https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Glyph_of_the_Leatherworker And since there's no upscaling character level, a level 60 gathering from a level 80 zone will only get T4 materials from the gathering tool glyph, even if you're gathering T6 mats like Orichalcum or Ancient Wood.

    And as far as Hardened Leather goes, it's always been hard to come by. Even with the leather farm in Lake Doric, players complained they seemed to get more Thick Leather than anything and hardly any Hardened.

  • I mined some ori nodes and got maybe 2 t6 leather and the rest t5.
    On my home instance all I got was t1 leather, very sad for that since I do home instance every day.

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Well looks like home instance count as t1 then.

  • Galaa.8475Galaa.8475 Member ✭✭✭

    ditto on the title man. great move on anet's part. now just need new sexier outfits to spend my cash on. cmon anet you can do it, i have faith in you. i have the cash and you design the outfits. win, win. no toddler dressed for winter outfits please.

  • STIHL.2489STIHL.2489 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Exalted Quality.8534 said:
    Does the glyph of industry stack with quickness or nah

    I believe, according to this poster.. it does.. as well as other effects.

    @Omnicron.2467 said:
    Just want to add how much I love melting rich nodes with my upgraded unbreakable mining pick. +50% mining speed from glyph, +50% Speed from quickness, +20% from warrior dual wield trait. Like WOW so fast!! :D

    Thanks ANet !!!

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  • artemis.6781artemis.6781 Member ✭✭✭

    @Drarnor Kunoram.5180 said:
    To those saying "home instances are dropping T1", I can tell you're testing it in Salma District (home instance in Divinity's Reach).

    Salma District is inexplicably a level 15 zone while all other home instances (well, at least Rata Sum, Black Citadel, and Hoelbrak, I never go into the Grove) are level 80 instances.

    This DOES impact the results from the cloth/leather glyphs.

    Yes the leather I got in my home (Hoelbrak) was t5 & 6. I haven't tried the others yet.

  • One thing that would be really neat is an ability to (at a cost, of course) duplicate a gemstore-exclusive glyph that is already account bound.
    Currently getting an extra Watchknight, Scavenger, or Unbound glyph requires purchasing a new copy of said tool(s).

  • Charrbeque.8729Charrbeque.8729 Member ✭✭✭

    @Linken.6345 said:
    Well looks like home instance count as t1 then.

    Which is weird, because using the leather glyph in a home instance, the only type of leather I got from it was thick leather, which is a T5 material.

  • Drarnor Kunoram.5180Drarnor Kunoram.5180 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Charrbeque.8729 said:

    @Linken.6345 said:
    Well looks like home instance count as t1 then.

    Which is weird, because using the leather glyph in a home instance, the only type of leather I got from it was thick leather, which is a T5 material.

    Linken was harvesting in the human home instance, which is a level 15 zone. The other 4 are level 80.

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  • Charrbeque.8729Charrbeque.8729 Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 14, 2018

    Just wanted to point out something I noticed: while in a home instance you're not downleveled. I opened the hero panel while there and saw my level as 80. If I was downleveled the hero panel would say "Effective Level ##" to show what level you're downleveled to.

    So it seems the home instances are counted as level 80 zones. But even though I have gathering nodes of different tiers, I still only get Thick Leather from the leather glyph no matter what node I use it on.

    Edit: Just reread the item description: "Material types are determined by your character level and location in the world.". Doesn't mention the tier of node your gathering from. I think it means that it doesn't matter what type of node you're gathering from with the glyph. Only what your effective character level is depending on what map you're in. And since home instances count as level 80 maps, I'll only get T5/T6 leather from any type of node in the map.

    This whole glyph system is great, and I love it, but at the same time a little confusing. It is nice to finally be able to add a chance for extra mats to my Super Adventure Logging Bear. Watchwork Sprockets from trees? Leather from metal ore? Seems logical =)

    Oh and, my Glyph of the Leatherworker is from the free glyph choice in the gem shop (not from black lion chests or trading post).

  • Charrbeque.8729Charrbeque.8729 Member ✭✭✭

    Ooh! I actually got a Hardened Leather Section from the leatherworker glyph using it on my candy corn node in my home instance. So it seems it's not a myth.

  • Cragga the Eighty Third.6015Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 14, 2018

    "Material types are determined by your character level and location in the world."

    As far as I could tell from what I puttered with today (Lucky Dog with leatherworker's glyph), it pretty much all depends on the map level.

    I started out with a Level 80 character on a Level 80 map, and got all thick leather. So I gave it to my Level 40 character who was doing map complete on Plains of Ashford (Tier 1) and she got rawhide. Moved on to the next map or so and got thin leather on the low end and coarse on the high end. I actually had to get all the way to Fireheart Rise to get rugged, and my 40-level was getting swatted like a mosquito by casual mobs, so I gave the leather-lucky-dog to an 80-level character again, who got all rugged leather while doing Sparkfly Fen events.

    Maybe the place where your character level counts are non-level map areas like guild gathering. (Or are there any non-leveled areas?)

  • Charrbeque.8729Charrbeque.8729 Member ✭✭✭

    Effective level 66-69 I got rugged leather instead of thick leather. Seems to be working as intended, and I think I understand how it works now. All good.

  • Charrbeque.8729Charrbeque.8729 Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 16, 2018

    Hmm........got T1 leather from leather glyph on my gathering tool with my human ele. I noticed my human's effective level in the hero panel was 15 while in the home instance. Until today I was playing my asura, and that character wasn't being downleveled while in home instances. Her effective level was 80.

    Seems to be a bit of inconsistency here.

    Edit: It seems only humans are downleveled to 15, but only in the human home instance. All 4 other home instances they're level 80.

  • @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:
    "Material types are determined by your character level and location in the world."

    As far as I could tell from what I puttered with today (Lucky Dog with leatherworker's glyph), it pretty much all depends on the map level.

    I started out with a Level 80 character on a Level 80 map, and got all thick leather. So I gave it to my Level 40 character who was doing map complete on Plains of Ashford (Tier 1) and she got rawhide. Moved on to the next map or so and got thin leather on the low end and coarse on the high end. I actually had to get all the way to Fireheart Rise to get rugged, and my 40-level was getting swatted like a mosquito by casual mobs, so I gave the leather-lucky-dog to an 80-level character again, who got all rugged leather while doing Sparkfly Fen events.

    Maybe the place where your character level counts are non-level map areas like guild gathering. (Or are there any non-leveled areas?)

    One thing remains to be properly tested: Underleveled characters. Does a lvl 40 in VB get Thick/Hardened Leather or Coarse/Rugged?
    I think it scales to effective level, that is it takes downleveling in consideration.

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Tanner Blackfeather.6509 said:

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:
    "Material types are determined by your character level and location in the world."

    As far as I could tell from what I puttered with today (Lucky Dog with leatherworker's glyph), it pretty much all depends on the map level.

    I started out with a Level 80 character on a Level 80 map, and got all thick leather. So I gave it to my Level 40 character who was doing map complete on Plains of Ashford (Tier 1) and she got rawhide. Moved on to the next map or so and got thin leather on the low end and coarse on the high end. I actually had to get all the way to Fireheart Rise to get rugged, and my 40-level was getting swatted like a mosquito by casual mobs, so I gave the leather-lucky-dog to an 80-level character again, who got all rugged leather while doing Sparkfly Fen events.

    Maybe the place where your character level counts are non-level map areas like guild gathering. (Or are there any non-leveled areas?)

    One thing remains to be properly tested: Underleveled characters. Does a lvl 40 in VB get Thick/Hardened Leather or Coarse/Rugged?
    I think it scales to effective level, that is it takes downleveling in consideration.

    A level 40 get level 40 range materials even if they are in a 80 area.

  • Drarnor Kunoram.5180Drarnor Kunoram.5180 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Charrbeque.8729 said:
    Hmm........got T1 leather from leather glyph on my gathering tool with my human ele. I noticed my human's effective level in the hero panel was 15 while in the home instance. Until today I was playing my asura, and that character wasn't being downleveled while in home instances. Her effective level was 80.

    Seems to be a bit of inconsistency here.

    Edit: It seems only humans are downleveled to 15, but only in the human home instance. All 4 other home instances they're level 80.

    Salma District (home instance in Divinity's Reach) is a level 15 zone. Everyone is downscaled to that, not just humans.

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  • Charrbeque.8729Charrbeque.8729 Member ✭✭✭

    @Drarnor Kunoram.5180 said:

    @Charrbeque.8729 said:
    Hmm........got T1 leather from leather glyph on my gathering tool with my human ele. I noticed my human's effective level in the hero panel was 15 while in the home instance. Until today I was playing my asura, and that character wasn't being downleveled while in home instances. Her effective level was 80.

    Seems to be a bit of inconsistency here.

    Edit: It seems only humans are downleveled to 15, but only in the human home instance. All 4 other home instances they're level 80.

    Salma District (home instance in Divinity's Reach) is a level 15 zone. Everyone is downscaled to that, not just humans.

    Oh! It seems you're right. I checked charr and asura and they were downleveled in Salma District (home).

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    There's a fix in the works for the L15 Salma District, due out in a release or two.
    I think it would be great if each Home Instance was a different range of levels; then you could choose which Tier(s) you would like to harvest.

  • Biff.5312Biff.5312 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I have the unbound magic unlimited set, and by swapping out the axe glyph for a leather one I find I get a much better proportion of benefits. Now I don't have to buy leather, and I still get enough unbound magic to keep up with my LS3 mat farming. It's a huge benefit.

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