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  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @MooseKnuckle.9562 said:

    @AoTsuki.8675 said:
    Since my friend who is relatively new to the game dropped a precursor, I would like to ask you guys, did you ever get one dropped?
    I play since launch and never had one drop, had to buy them all off tp or craft.
    I won't say that I am not salty because I am.

    I have been playing 5 years so far and I have never gotten a single drop ...I do not even have a legendary anything and I am wondering why I continue to play ....

    you are better off farming the gold as terrible as that is.

    Ive gotten 8 drops, 7 of which where from the forge and i spent quite a bit of gold to obtain those drops but i wanted to "earn" them instead of buying them outright. The only one ive ever had drop for me was the focus, and it was the first legendary i ever made. and ive been playing since pre release(off and on of course.)

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  • Frostfang.5109Frostfang.5109 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Two, since the release of Gw2. One Gun, and one sword. They droppen in fractals lvl 12 and from a Silverwaste champ.

  • Super Hayes.6890Super Hayes.6890 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Got the axe from a Silverwastes green bag on year 5 I think. Been playin since GW1. Farming gold and buying them direct is the best approach.

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

    Does the drop rate go up given the level of area you are in? Or a better chance in Fractals?

    I've never had one drop. At this point, unless it's one I'm interested in building, I'd try selling.

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  • In the 7.5 years I've been playing I've had 1 drop from a Risen mob (The Colossus) and 6 or 7 from putting rares in the Mystic Forge (Tooth of Frostfang, The Energizer, Carcharias, Venom and 3 times Leaf of Kudzu). All of these dropped for me after Heart of Thorns was released, so the first 3 years I got nothing. I've sold them all because I had already crafted all the precursors I wanted. Before Heart of Thorns I never bothered with legendaries, because there was no guaranteed way to get the precursor you wanted besides spending a lot of gold (they were more expensive back then and I wasn't as rich as I am now).

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

    Been playing from the beginning, I got 1 precursor in WvW. So 7+ years and that is the amount of loot I got from the game. Anet sure knows how to spoil us right?

  • I got a precursor about a year ago from a random identify and immediately sold it for gold. Nothing else that I can recall in my 6 years of on and off playing. I've recently started mystic forging my rate weapons tho so maybe that'll help?

  • keenedge.9675keenedge.9675 Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 21, 2020

    7 years and only 1 precursor drop just before PoF. Mostly my fault .. If you don't play events that drop Exotics you've cut your odds of ever receiving a PreCursor drop.

    There was a game bug that was silently exploited for 3-4 months at the start of PoF. Unidentified bags were affected by magic find and gave too many exotics. The inner circle farmed and bought those bags like crazy and opened them. THIS is why it seems everyone and their brother has a legendary now-a-days.

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  • For three and a half years, never a drop.
    In July the Mystic Forge gave me The Legend.
    Two days ago I finished crafting Bifrost, and the VERY SAME DAY, opening Common Unidentified Gear dropped DAWN.
    I am still in shock (and 400+ gold richer: don't care that much for the 1st gen greatswords.)

  • It isn't just precursors but exotics not dropping as much in general. Ever since the whole game was changed to drop unidentified, exotics don't drop as much. Which means not as many precursor chances either.

    Before I would get a precursor drop every 500 hours on average. This was when I could get three exotic weapon drops a day. I get barely more than 3 exotic weapons a week now. Haven't had any precursors in the last 4k hours.

  • I played since launch, and I finally got a precursor earlier this year. Got The Hunter from a chack enzyme node in my home instance. Never expected one from there!

  • DeanBB.4268DeanBB.4268 Member ✭✭✭✭

    My only precursor came from a JP chest in Caledon Forest. So no, doesn't have to be max level area.

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  • @AoTsuki.8675 said:
    Since my friend who is relatively new to the game dropped a precursor, I would like to ask you guys, did you ever get one dropped?
    I play since launch and never had one drop, had to buy them all off tp or craft.
    I won't say that I am not salty because I am.

    I got a random precursor identifying an Uni'ded green. It's the one and only I've gotten so far, have played on and off since LW seasoon 3.

    That said, there's ways to gamble for a precursor with loaded dice that I abuse with the mystic forge (but still haven't gotten, admittedly). IF you feel you can spare 4g, you can use 4 exotics of the particular weapon type for a shot. If you want a much cheaper shot (but less likely) you can use 4 rares. The latter is especially useful on Mystic Forger daily days as if you're not squeamish about selling the coin, you can actually make a profit with the attempt.

  • 15K hours and one pre a few years back. Thank-you dragonbrand platinum scout in SMC.

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Never had a pre drop, never had what I would consider a good drop for that matter. Not going to lie, a loot system that is centered around getting tiny incremental bits of kitten that might have a tiny bit of value when sold in bulk kills the sense of being rewarded in game for me.

  • Bast.7253Bast.7253 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I've had two drop from wvw, an axe and a torch I believe.

    I had my first ever pre drop from the mystic forge just the other week, after 8 years of playing this game. I don't know why but I randomly decided to forge some of my rares from a Dragon Fall run and the first rares I forged I got Storm.

    Of course I was also in the middle of working on the wvw legendary trinket and Shining Blade and don't have map completion on anything else yet, but it's a nice goal to have for in the future.

  • Hannelore.8153Hannelore.8153 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 15, 2020

    I've dropped three, all within a few weeks of each other. Never saw one before or after that. I get alot of Ascended drops though, and I hear those are nearly as rare, with some people not getting a single chest in years of play.

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  • Ototo.3214Ototo.3214 Member ✭✭✭

    I've had 3 drop. The harpoon gun during the lake doric leather farm, the collosus during the Istan meta, and Storm like last week from something in Drizzlewood. Storm was either from a chest that I didn't notice I got for a while, or from a blue unidentified gear, cause i noticed it in my inventory right after identifying all my blues.

  • I got my 2nd PreCursor drop last week from a recent opening of a Blue unidentified gear bag. I've been playing 8 years. Some people are lucky, some follow a PreCursor build quest and the rest just save gold and buy from TP.

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  • Esterie.7409Esterie.7409 Member ✭✭✭

    11,565 hours and I've had 2 precursor drops, both within the span of a few months. Got Dawn from an unidentified gear bag, and got The Hunter from the Matriarch chest in Verdant brink. Sold both to fund other legendaries. Within the span of those 2 precursor drops I also got the Aurillium infusion from Auric Basin (which I also sold to fund HOPE). Crazy, crazy RNG and now nothing for 2+ years.

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  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Hannelore.8153 said:
    I've dropped three, all within a few weeks of each other. Never saw one before or after that. I get alot of Ascended drops though, and I hear those are nearly as rare, with some people not getting a single chest in years of play.

    An important factor with ascended chests (and ascended drops generally) is that they only come from specific places. The only source in open-world content is a very rare drop from exotic champion bags and world bosses. Other than that it's Fractals, Raids and WvW and PvP reward chests. So people can have dramatically different chances of ever seeing an ascended chest drop based on the type of content they do. Someone who does daily Fractals or regular raids and world bosses will almost certainly get more ascended drops than anyone who spends the majority of their time playing open-world and story content.

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

    I have 2 accounts, and had one drop on each. Frostfang pre on my main, Bolt pre on my other..

  • I've had 3 drop for me, Carcharias, The Colossus and Rage... all in the first year of the game... think I used up this accounts "luck" as I haven't seen one since

  • Almost 8 years, and the only precursor drop was the Chaos Gun (for Quip) - a whopping 65g on the TP. Be still my beating heart. Yet, as I read through the above, and people I know, who seem to get a precursor once a week - from either the mystic toilet or from some random drop.

  • I've had ZERO precursor drops; been playing for years. My friend who only played for 6 weeks got one. Anet hates me.