Drop-rate bug with Mists Essence? — Guild Wars 2 Forums

Drop-rate bug with Mists Essence?

Hi Anet, I'm noticing that Glob of Coagulated Mists Essence is dropping at a far lower rate than both other types of Mists Essence.
Picture of my bank after a few weeks/months of fractals: https://i.imgur.com/VgfuUjZ.jpg

Intended or bug?

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  • RoseofGilead.8907RoseofGilead.8907 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 11, 2018

    One possible explanation could be that you just don't do 21-50 Fractals as often as the 51-100 (which is the tiers Shards drop from). The Vial of Condensed Mists Essence drops most often from 1-20 but can drop from all tiers, as far as I know, which could explain why one would have more of those than the Globs, too.

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  • Illconceived Was Na.9781Illconceived Was Na.9781 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 11, 2018

    It might be annoying, but it's not that big of a deal in the end; it's easy enough to convert the mist essences that do drop into the kind you need.


    In theory, globs are supposed to drop from higher tiers. In practice, I hardly ever see them.

    However, there's a decent recipe to convert one shard into three globs: shard + mystic coin + master sal kit + crystalline dust.
    Cost per glob: ~35s, about 50% more than the cost of an infusion extractor.

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  • @RoseofGilead.8907 said:
    One possible explanation could be that you just don't do 21-50 Fractals as often as the 51-100 (which is the tiers Shards drop from). The Vial of Condensed Mists Essence drops most often from 1-20 but can drop from all tiers, as far as I know, which could explain why one would have more of those than the Globs, too.

    Well I do T4 + recs every day, so it makes sense that I have more of the tier 3 essences. However, that wouldn't explain why I still have plenty of the tier 1 essences but almost none of tier 2.

  • @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    It might be annoying, but it's not that big of a deal in the end; it's easy enough to convert the mist essences that do drop into the kind you need.


    In theory, globs are supposed to drop from higher tiers. In practice, I hardly ever see them.

    However, there's a decent recipe to convert one shard into three globs: shard + mystic coin + master sal kit + crystalline dust.
    Cost per glob: ~35s, about 50% more than the cost of an infusion extractor.

    Yeah I mean if this is the intended drop rate I have zero problem with that; I will respond accordingly by buying/making the essences I need. Just alerting them to a potential discrepancy.

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