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What to do with bags that are dropped in WvW? Open or sell?

What to do with bags that are dropped in WvW? Open or sell?

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  • aspirine.6852aspirine.6852 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Good question, I always sell them. In the beginning I always opened them but it seems they do not contain anything but useless crafting mats for me.

  • @Annihilator.2617 said:
    What to do with bags that are dropped in WvW? Open or sell?

    • Sell if you just want gold (most efficient option)
    • Open if you need the contents "soon."

    Selling is nearly always fine for material bags, because generally speaking, the market price for containers adjust quickly to the value of their contents. The exceptions are limited to:

    • Lottery-ish bags, e.g. Trick-or-Treat, Wintersday, when there are very expensive, rarely-dropping bonus items (e.g. infusions). People pay extra for a chance to roll the dice.
    • New bags. It takes anywhere from a few days to a month or two for the market to adjust.
    • Specific market disruptions. Most people shouldn't worry about this.

    An example of a market disruption: suppose a food that uses poultry meat becomes meta suddenly. The price of the food spikes, then the price of poultry follows reasonably quickly. And then people start realizing that they can maybe save some coin (or profit) by getting containers that drop poultry. The market takes longer to adjust for the last case, and does so more slowly. However, unless you are a power trader or have hoarded a gazillion of the relevant containers, the amount of gold you can make by worrying about this is negligible in the long run.


    tl;dr sell for the gold; open for mats
    if you have to ask, you can't profit from worrying about it ;)

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  • Zikory.6871Zikory.6871 Member ✭✭
    edited April 27, 2018

    I open them to stock pile mats over a long time. I don't really care about profit and for some reason I just like pulling mats out of my storage when crafting rather than buying them.

    That said, almost every person I've asked this, they say sell bags then buy mats.

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  • Is there a probability of dropping ascend gear from them?

  • Zikory.6871Zikory.6871 Member ✭✭

    @Annihilator.2617 said:
    Is there a probability of dropping ascend gear from them?

    If the wiki is correct, then no.

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Heavy_Loot_Bag

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  • @Zikory.6871 said:

    @Annihilator.2617 said:
    Is there a probability of dropping ascend gear from them?

    If the wiki is correct, then no.

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Heavy_Loot_Bag

    The wiki is correct. If you want specific data, in addition to the wiki, there's also GW2 Profits:
    http://www.gw2profits.com/bags.php

    Click the various options and it will show the drop rates of the contents (although not necessarily in easy-to-read format).

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  • ArchonWing.9480ArchonWing.9480 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I would sell. A lot of mats are worth so little that putting up with the RNG is not fun.

    But if you don't need gold right now, it doesn't hurt to hoard some and wait for better prices (warning: could be years)

  • Darlgon.9273Darlgon.9273 Member ✭✭✭

    @Zikory.6871 said:

    @Annihilator.2617 said:
    Is there a probability of dropping ascend gear from them?

    If the wiki is correct, then no.

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Heavy_Loot_Bag

    Then the wiki is wrong.. so says the two Ascended chests, 1 ascended hat, 12 rings and four trinkets that my characters are wearing or are in the bank. And i only spend about 10 hours a week out there, on the average.

    Open them.

  • Chaba.5410Chaba.5410 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Darlgon.9273 said:

    @Zikory.6871 said:

    @Annihilator.2617 said:
    Is there a probability of dropping ascend gear from them?

    If the wiki is correct, then no.

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Heavy_Loot_Bag

    Then the wiki is wrong.. so says the two Ascended chests, 1 ascended hat, 12 rings and four trinkets that my characters are wearing or are in the bank. And i only spend about 10 hours a week out there, on the average.

    Open them.

    Ascended drops come from WXP rank up chests.

  • Lahmia.2193Lahmia.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Until they added the open all option, I sold. Now I open all.

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  • @Darlgon.9273 said:
    Then the wiki is wrong.. so says the two Ascended chests, 1 ascended hat, 12 rings and four trinkets that my characters are wearing or are in the bank. And i only spend about 10 hours a week out there, on the average.

    Open them.

    You didn't get those from Heavy Loot Bags.


    Ascended gear boxes can drop from any loot table that drops exotic gear. The odds are worse than exotics, better than precursors. Heavy Loot Bags never drop any gear at all, ergo they cannot drop ascended gear.

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  • LetoII.3782LetoII.3782 Member ✭✭✭✭

    NEVER SELL ANYTHING, YOU DON'T KNOW WHO MIGHT BUY IT.

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  • @Darlgon.9273 said:

    @Zikory.6871 said:

    @Annihilator.2617 said:
    Is there a probability of dropping ascend gear from them?

    If the wiki is correct, then no.

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Heavy_Loot_Bag

    Then the wiki is wrong.. so says the two Ascended chests, 1 ascended hat, 12 rings and four trinkets that my characters are wearing or are in the bank. And i only spend about 10 hours a week out there, on the average.

    Open them.

    As others have stated already, Heavy loot bags do not give ascended items.
    The ascended chests (weapons and armor) you have a chance to get from some of the reward track boxes and the lords I believe, the rings you get from the rankup chests and the same sources as the ascended chests, and ascended earrings you can get from guild missions. You most certainly did not get them from heavy loot bags.

  • There was a video i saw where this guy had a silly number of them and he opened them up. You'd make more money selling them. I just usually open and DE everything myself. I have been saving up my bags for a bit now, i don't have many so for now i'm just stacking.

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  • Offair.2563Offair.2563 Member ✭✭✭

    First open, then sell the mats gives more profit.

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  • Brother.1504Brother.1504 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Save them for weeks and link them at the end of reset night raid claiming your got them all that night, thereby proving your the best at wvw ever.

  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭

    i open deposit and selk in bukj to influence the market

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