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Thanks for the new patch... but some people may be happy if...

Abdel Muhti.6431Abdel Muhti.6431 Member ✭✭
edited February 11, 2020 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion
  • less ice shards and/or the possibility to exchange the shards for loot/resource bags at the fluffy bear vendor
  • place a treasure chests inside the empty "ravenspace" east of "Shrine of the vigilant eagle"
  • loot from mobs while fighting the way to Drakkar
  • 2nd Bjora Marches WvW reward track to get shiver-emote (i always liked this opportunity and often stayed in WvW for a long time after completing tracks)

Comments

  • Svarty.8019Svarty.8019 Member ✭✭✭✭

    You can change shards for map currency from previous season. That gives you a lot of options.

    Thief OP? Better nerf Scourge ... again.
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  • Abdel Muhti.6431Abdel Muhti.6431 Member ✭✭
    edited February 11, 2020

    Yes. I know. And get rid of all the karma. Why not go the easy way and offer bags for shards? (as a second option)

  • MikeG.6389MikeG.6389 Member ✭✭✭

    We still need = You want.
    And what you want is more loot, basically.
    Okay...
    You can get rid of excess ice shards easily, btw. Buy ascended trinkets or season 4 currencies that you can consume for volatile magic.

  • Exchanging 10.000 shards ~ 360.000 Karma... thats indeed not as much as i thought. I will try to find out how long it takes to get both units (karma/shards). Thats really interesting.

    But still the simple options to get bags for shards would be nice. Like exchanging casino coins for bags.

  • @Abdel Muhti.6431 said:

    • loot from mobs while fighting the way to Drakkar

    This is unlikely to happen, so as to prevent people from farming the mobs instead of engaging the boss. Most adds in boss fights do not give loot (Claw of Jormag, for example) for this very reason.

  • Abdel Muhti.6431Abdel Muhti.6431 Member ✭✭
    edited February 11, 2020

    Loot "on the way" to Drakkar... thats the way to get to the boss. At the boss the adds drop sometimes. The adds at the branded kitten. They drop... Put an aoe there next time. No problem. People kill kitten and dropping adds. (just one of many examples)

  • @MikeG.6389 said:
    We still need = You want.
    And what you want is more loot, basically.
    Okay...
    You can get rid of excess ice shards easily, btw. Buy ascended trinkets or season 4 currencies that you can consume for volatile magic.

    And converting to S4 currencies still cost karma which isn't recuperated anywhere along the trade.

    Example: I have an abundance of Mistonium. I "eat" i, converting it to Volatile Magic. I use this Volatile magic in combination with Gold to get Trophy Shipments. I sell these materials for Gold. Net result: Spent Mistonium, earned gold.
    However: I have an abundance of Eternal Ice Shards. I trade them + Karma into Mistonium. Proceed as above. Net result: Spent Eternal Ice Shards and Karma and earned Gold.

    Yes, I know a lot of people have a kitten-ton of Karma. Not everyone does. You gain 75 Eternal Ice Shards a lot faster than 2.7k Karma while playing in BM.

  • Manasa Devi.7958Manasa Devi.7958 Member ✭✭✭✭

    A resource that's as plentiful as those shards needs a real sink. The current sinks that also require karma actually feel more like karma sinks because karma is the resource being drained significantly. On days that I do little more than going after the essence chests (that includes doing the metas) for eitrite, I gain 3 stacks of shards and not nearly enough karma to spend along with the shards to not see my karma go down fast. It feels like all I'm earning is a new and undesirable way to spend karma.

  • Neutra.6857Neutra.6857 Member ✭✭✭

    there is another sink if you do the weapons collection, since shards can be turned into eitrite

  • I'm not likely to pay 1 Gold to turn 25 Eternal Ice Shards into 1 Eitrite Ingot. Not a very good sink.

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

    The Eitrite Ingot recipe is laughable considering how easy they are to acquire. I would prefer salvaging them for the lodestones.

  • @TheNecrosanct.4028 said:

    @Abdel Muhti.6431 said:

    • loot from mobs while fighting the way to Drakkar

    This is unlikely to happen, so as to prevent people from farming the mobs instead of engaging the boss. Most adds in boss fights do not give loot (Claw of Jormag, for example) for this very reason.

    Though with Drakkar I don't think this is an issue. Most "mob farming" in metas occur because of unlimited champs. Drakkar's mobs are never champs (except the three scripted) and there's a finite amount of them during the pre-event too.

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