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What are you spending your festival tokens on?

What are you all buying, or planning to buy with your festival tokens?

I don't care at all about weapon or armor skins. I joined the Vigil and I only equip standard issue Vigil weapons and armor. I'm also not into crafting at all, so I have no interest in buying crafting supplies unless they can be resold in black lion. Should I buy some gathering nodes for my home instance? Which nodes provide items that can be sold at black lion, and which ones have the greatest value? I've been enjoying the festival but really don't know what I should do with my tokens.

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I bought pretty much everything last year, which leaves only any new divine sovereign weapons (2 so far that I wanted) and the legendary currency chests for 1k tokens

    The festival has been a bit anti climatic for me with nothing new in terms of content or rewards

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  • Dayra.7405Dayra.7405 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Good question: probably nothing, just earned them doing the achievements.

  • Etria.3642Etria.3642 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Even if I don't like a weapon or armor skin, if it's relatively easy to get, I do, because you never know when you'll get a blc key and get a wardrobe unlock.

    I would rather the unlock hand me something difficult or expensive.

  • What are you spending your festival tokens on?

    Spend? No one told me we needed to spend them.

    More seriously: I don't see a need to use currency just because it's there. I have nearly all the unlocks and since I largely don't use any of them, I'm not worried about the ones I don't have (skins have been available for cheap on the TP; recipes have had other sources). I'd rather preserve the opportunity to spend rather than buy a few gear bags; I already have plenty of those.

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  • Greg.7086Greg.7086 Member ✭✭✭

    @Danger Dave.9046 said:
    What are you all buying, or planning to buy with your festival tokens?

    I don't care at all about weapon or armor skins. I joined the Vigil and I only equip standard issue Vigil weapons and armor. I'm also not into crafting at all, so I have no interest in buying crafting supplies unless they can be resold in black lion. Should I buy some gathering nodes for my home instance? Which nodes provide items that can be sold at black lion, and which ones have the greatest value? I've been enjoying the festival but really don't know what I should do with my tokens.

    I'm buying the nodes for my home instance, never really bothered about my home instance in 5 years, but for the sake of getting them cheap for tokens its a no-brainer. Buying the Crystal, Sprocket, and Place of power thingy. But really home instance nodes are NOT away to make money: You can only get 3 Crystals off each node and they are dirt cheap to buy on TP anyway. Home instance nodes should merely seen as a "Game Feature" something nice you can call home and if you are lucky enough to have a full home instance (will cost a fortune), you can invite friends/other players to farm it. You will never profit from home instance nodes, UNLESS you had a full home instance when the server started, you farmed it every single day, and you continue to do so for the next 20 years, then you might break even!

    Other than nodes, I will buy the Gas Mask Skin and Dragon Helmet skin merely cos they look quite funky. Other than that rest of stuff I'm really not to bothered about. The weapon skins totally suck: Only worth getting if you bought absolutely everything else, and merely just want to use up your tokens.

    Don't just look at tokens or currencies for gold making, as largely in festivals or w/e they are not intended as that: Merely some light-hearted fun at gaining some cool novelties. I love festivals for the very fact its a break from the mundane, routine daily login normality of whatever your daily/weekly routine is: Fractals/Raids/HoT Meta Farm/WvW/PvP. Festivals also a cool way to rank up some Achievement Points, XP, zerging for loot in Crown Pavillion etc.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Very good question, spent them as material bags. 5000 for currency voucher is definitely too much... Eventually LS1 rewards if you want.

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  • Luthan.5236Luthan.5236 Member ✭✭✭

    My strategy (new to this festival and haven't bought anything from the rewards in previous years):
    Bundles of Loot: Getting all the stuff for 1600. Then trying to ignore treasure hunt focusin on dailies (for favors) and getting tokens.

    Since for Gauntlet I only have Liadri 8 orbs achievement left I won't buy tickets with tokens. (I'm more using the existing tickets from Blitz for daily gauntlet to get more tokens.)

    Going for a mix of favor + tokens, tokens-only and favor+gold stuff. The favor + token stuff is the most limited though since it needs both limited (one can farmed the other is hard limited through dailies) resources.

    A mix of minis and armor skins or other stuff first and then the weapon skins at the end and some token-only stuff. I don't know yet. The most important stuff I have bought already - which was cheap: 1 home instance noded that I still had been missing.

    Also I keep the chests you get after completing 5 dailies. Long term I'm aiming for all the unique weapon skins but I try to get other stuff before that first. Will take a few years and repetitions of the festival. (I'm not really using those skins though. Only for completion.)

    Don't care about legendary shards or Tyrian Exchange voucher. For some it might be interesting. (And even for me since I don't play dungeons.) But then again ... should I decide to go for legendaries some time in the future (not in the next 12 months I think) I can farm them then or still start to do dungeons after all. Also there'll be other festivals in the future.

    Since I played from release until end 2013 - then break until June 2019 - I have some skins already unlocked and someo f the nodes. Saved me a bit time. Also doing most of the achievements seems easier/faster than with Dragon Bash - even though there seem to be a lot more achievements. So I can concentrate on farming tokens the way I want (every now and then ... and then doing some other stufff and not being in the festival all the time anymore).

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

    Not much, have most things unlocked from the very first Four Winds/Queen's Pavilion. I need just one more Grand Catcher backpack. But that won't make much of a dent in them.

  • I bought most of the stuff last year. Bought the nodes with laurels ages ago. So now I am saving up for the panda mini and there was also some expensive tonic I may as well get.

    It's harder to find a use for the Favor of the Festival ribbon thingies. I don't like any of the weapon skins enough to spend the ridiculous amount of gold demanded for them in addition to the favors. (I would unlock them on principle if the price was reasonable.) And the favors actually take up inventory space, so don't want to bother saving them in case of next year having new rewards. I think there is some sort of materials chest you can get for them, but it seems like a lot of effort for probably a very minuscule payback.

  • Luthan.5236Luthan.5236 Member ✭✭✭

    There are bags I think from the quaggan - for favors - that also have an achievement for opening some of them which gives a few AP.

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I have most of the rewards either from last year or the first times the festival was around, the only thing I'm missing are the three Grand Catcher backpacks and the Sovereign weapons, I'll pick up the Grand Catcher backpacks but I doubt I'll bother with the Sovereign weapons.

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 5, 2019

    The tokens themselves not really much as I just do the dailies and then play something else so I don’t earn much. I am using the tickets you get from the daily towards weapon skins since I got all of the other rewards last year.

  • HnRkLnXqZ.1870HnRkLnXqZ.1870 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 5, 2019

    The vendors are a bit overwhelming and underwhelming at the same point. You do not really know where to start or what would be worth to spend. At the Festival of the Four Winds, you can gain two different pieces of currency.

    • Favor of the Festival: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Favor_of_the_Festival
    • Festival Token: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Festival_Token

    There are a couple of LS1 items at the vendors, which can be obtained at two different vendors at the moment. You can purchase them for Tokens and 1 Laurel OR for 25 Laurels and 15 gold (each) at a Laurel Merchant. If you compare those two, you quickly realize: If you want any of those items, obtaining them during the Festival of the Four Winds is cheaper. Laurels have a high value in the endgame, so it is good not to waste them early. You cannot really farm them, except for Login-Rewards and Achievement Chests.
    Laurel: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Laurel
    Laurel Merchant: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Laurel_Merchant

    Home Instance Nodes


    Gift of Quartz - 400 Tokens
    This results in a personal Quartz Crystal Formation for your home instance (gathering/mining). There are a couple of places in the game where you can mine Quartz Crystal: Glint's Legacy in the Crystal Oasis (PoF), Drytop (Core Tyria) and of course Labyrinthine Cliffs during Bazaar/Festival of the Four Winds. All these nodes have one thing in common, they only loot regular Quartz Crystal (the blue one). Blue ones can also be purchased from TP. The special part about the Gift of Quartz, it has a chance to loot Charged Quartz Crystal. You can obtain 1 Charged Quartz Crystal per day, per Account if you fuse 25 regular Quartz at a "place of power" (= glowing floating orb, Hero Challenge, touch). To fuse them, you just need to have 25 or more in your inventory. Charged Quartz is used for a couple of annoying crafting-products. Most of them are trade-able and quite expensive, because the Charged Quartz is time-gated. Example: Piece of Skyscale Food
    Quartz Crystal Formation: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Quartz_Crystal_Formation
    Quartz Crystal: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Quartz_Crystal
    Charged Quartz Crystal: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Charged_Quartz_Crystal
    Piece of Skyscale Food: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Piece_of_Skyscale_Food

    Gift of Sprockets - 400 Tokens
    This results in a personal Sprocket Generator Node for your home instance (gathering/mining). Mining the Generator loots Watchwork Sprockets and Blade Shards. Watchwork Sprockets can be sold on TP, but are also ingredient for a couple of interesting recipes, which gain more money. The Blade Shards are a core-ingredient for the Spinal Blades Backpack. This is a special backpack that was introduced during the Escape from Lion's Arch and Battle for Lion's Arch (Living World Season 1), it has 5 tiers, where you constantly upgrade the current version until you end up with an Ascended Backpiece with selectable stats, that can be dyed (once per item).

    There also exists a recipe that helps creating Blade Shards with Watchwork Sprockets, to speed the crafting-process up. The skins are nice, as you can see in the links below.
    Sprocket Generator Node: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Sprocket_Generator
    Watchwork Sprockets: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Watchwork_Sprocket
    Blade Shard: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Blade_Shard
    Spinal Blades Backpack: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Spinal_Blades
    Escape from Lion's Arch: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Escape_from_Lion%27s_Arch
    Battle for Lion's Arch: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Battle_for_Lion%27s_Arch

    Krait Obelisk Shard - 400 Tokens
    This results in a personal Krait Obelisk Shard (hero challenge), which grants every character 1 Hero Point (touch). It counts as one of the above mentioned "places of power," which means you can also fuse 25 Quratz Crystals into 1 Charged Quartz Crystal there. That is all. Of all the three nodes, this one is really just optional. Can be unlocked once you have unlocked everything you really wanted. The access for the place of power is quite convenient though. A lot of players just grab 25 Quartz Crystals before they farm their home-instance and charge the Crystal on the go.
    Krait Obelisk Shard (hero challenge): https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Krait_Obelisk_Shard_(hero_challenge)
    Hero Point: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Hero_point

    Skins


    Fervid Censer - 400 Tokens
    The Fervid Censer is a yellow rose back-piece (rare) with a Settler's stats. It spawns particles around the flower and is the counter-part of the Desert Rose Skin you can buy on TP. It suits to a lot of different armor- and dye-combinations, especially those where no other backpiece really fits (imho).
    Fervid Censer: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Fervid_Censer
    Settler's stats: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Attribute_combinations#Three_attributes
    Desert Rose Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Desert_Rose_Skin

    Fused Gauntlet Ticket - 1,600 Tokens & 1 Laurel
    This is a 3in1 unlock, that means you unlock the Fused Gauntlet Skin on all three weights (heavy, medium & light). The tooltip appears to be a little strange, but it is pretty much exactly what you get. Upon using the Fused Gauntlet Ticket, you spawn a Vigil Requisitioner, who will exchange your Fused Gauntlet Ticket for any of the three weights, exotic item (Sentinel's stats). In addition the purchase unlocks the skins for the two remaining weights.
    Fused Gauntlet Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/a/aa/Medium_Fused_Gauntlets.jpg/220px-Medium_Fused_Gauntlets.jpg
    Fused Gauntlet Ticket: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Fused_Gauntlet_Ticket
    Vigil Requisitioner: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Vigil_Requisitioner
    Sentinel's stats: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Attribute_combinations#Three_attributes

    Gas Mask Skin - 1,600 Tokens & 1 Laurel
    Once again a 3in1 unlock, depending on how you dye the Gas Mask Skin, it can look rather scary or scientific. Sadly there is no skin for an Aqua Breather.
    Gas Mask Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Gas_Mask_Skin

    Mask of the Night Skin - 400 Tokens
    Although this is also a 3in1 unlock, the Maks of the Night Skin is rather cheap. It does not look very spectacular. Still, it fits to almost every Mesmer and a couple of other magic designs.
    Mask of the Night Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Mask_of_the_Night_Skin

    Twisted Watchwork Shoulder Scrap - 10 = 64 Tokens (1,600 Tokens in total)
    Long story short, you need 250 Twisted Watchwork Shoulder Scraps to unlock the Twisted Watchwork Shoulder Skin. The Scraps and the Fused Gauntlet Ticket are the result of what happens if you turn a meta-achievement/collection reward into a purchasable item. The old Living World was a bit weird in general. Sadly it is only one shoulder-piece and there is not much variety throughout the races and genders. Look at the link, if you don't like the skin, skip it till "later."
    Twisted Watchwork Shoulder Scrap: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Twisted_Watchwork_Shoulder_Scrap
    Twisted Watchwork Shoulder Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Twisted_Watchwork_Shoulders

    Horns of the Dragon Helm Set - 400 Tokens
    The Horns of the Dragon Helm Set was introduced during the first Dragon Bash we had in GW2. It is another 3in1 unlock, for the Horns of the Dragon skin. You have seen it in the Loading Screen of the recent Dragon Bash in Hoelbrak, worn by a choya. Although it looks quite impressive, it only has 1 dye-channel.
    Horns of the Dragon Helm Set: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Horns_of_the_Dragon_Helm_Set
    Horns of the Dragon skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Horns_of_the_Dragon
    Loading Screen: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/3/30/Dragon_Bash_loading.jpg/800px-Dragon_Bash_loading.jpg

    Slickpack - 1,600 Tokens & 1 Laurel
    The Slick Pack was introduced in the Twilight Assault, Twilight Arbor Aetherpath release. Since the Engineer profession has lost the backpacks of the kits, this is a good looking alternative for both Flamethrower and Elixir Gun users. It also fits to other classes.
    Slick Pack: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Slickpack
    Twilight Assault: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Twilight_Assault
    backpack: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/File:Elixir_Pack_render.jpg

    Sclerite Karka Shell - 1,600 Tokens & 1 Laurel
    The Sclerite Karka Shell is a weird backpiece with 8 tentacles coming from The Secret of Southsun. It is an exotic item with Settler's stats again. There are not many looks this piece suits to, at least it is unique.
    Sclerite Karka Shell: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Sclerite_Karka_Shell
    The Secret of Southsun: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/The_Secret_of_Southsun

    Zephyrite Sun Helm Skin - 800 Tokens
    Zephyrite Wind Helm Skin - 800 Tokens
    Zephyrite Lightning Helm Skin - 800 Tokens
    Those also count as 3in1 unlocks, so you only have to purchase one of each type (Sun, Wind & Lightning) to unlock the skins for all three weights. The wind skin fits quite well to the radiant armor set from achievement-chests.
    Zephyrite Sun Helm Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/b/be/Zephyrite_Sun_Helm.jpg/241px-Zephyrite_Sun_Helm.jpg
    Zephyrite Wind Helm Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/e/ef/Zephyrite_Wind_Helm.jpg/256px-Zephyrite_Wind_Helm.jpg
    Zephyrite Lightning Helm Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/File:Zephyrite_Lightning_Helm.jpg

    Novelties


    Zephyr Sanctum Model
    This is probably the most entertaining Gizmo in the game. It is a small model of the old Zephyr Sanctum. It can be placed on the ground. People who interact with it can see the cutscene of the Sanctum. The real sanctum does no longer exist in Tyria. Its old location was, where Ellen Kiel's Phoenix Dawn is currently docked at the Labyrinthine Cliffs (south of the Skydock Waypoint).
    Zephyr Sanctum Model: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Zephyr_Sanctum_Model
    cutscene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30d3r9OKciM

    The other Novelties and Minis are also interesting. But if you are looking for worthy investments, I would start with those listed above. I explained what they are and how they can be useful. Again, you can also purchase each of them for 25 Laurels + 15 gold. In my opinion, the Festival Tokens are cheaper. It is just a personal recommendation.

    I am still busy with unlocking those. Once I am done with them, I'll go for the other vendors and skins. Since the Festival Tokens are a currency now, you are also not forced to spend them right now. Especially the Sovereign Weapons and Divine Sovereign Weapons cost a lot of gold in addition to the Favors of the Festival. I simply store the Favors in my bank and purchase the weapon-skins when I have enough gold.
    Sovereign Weapons: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Sovereign_weapon_skins
    Divine Sovereign Weapons: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Divine_Sovereign_weapons


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  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 5, 2019

    @Greg.7086 said:

    @Danger Dave.9046 said:
    What are you all buying, or planning to buy with your festival tokens?

    I don't care at all about weapon or armor skins. I joined the Vigil and I only equip standard issue Vigil weapons and armor. I'm also not into crafting at all, so I have no interest in buying crafting supplies unless they can be resold in black lion. Should I buy some gathering nodes for my home instance? Which nodes provide items that can be sold at black lion, and which ones have the greatest value? I've been enjoying the festival but really don't know what I should do with my tokens.

    I'm buying the nodes for my home instance, never really bothered about my home instance in 5 years, but for the sake of getting them cheap for tokens its a no-brainer. Buying the Crystal, Sprocket, and Place of power thingy. But really home instance nodes are NOT away to make money: You can only get 3 Crystals off each node and they are dirt cheap to buy on TP anyway. Home instance nodes should merely seen as a "Game Feature" something nice you can call home and if you are lucky enough to have a full home instance (will cost a fortune), you can invite friends/other players to farm it. You will never profit from home instance nodes, UNLESS you had a full home instance when the server started, you farmed it every single day, and you continue to do so for the next 20 years, then you might break even!

    Other than nodes, I will buy the Gas Mask Skin and Dragon Helmet skin merely cos they look quite funky. Other than that rest of stuff I'm really not to bothered about. The weapon skins totally suck: Only worth getting if you bought absolutely everything else, and merely just want to use up your tokens.

    Don't just look at tokens or currencies for gold making, as largely in festivals or w/e they are not intended as that: Merely some light-hearted fun at gaining some cool novelties. I love festivals for the very fact its a break from the mundane, routine daily login normality of whatever your daily/weekly routine is: Fractals/Raids/HoT Meta Farm/WvW/PvP. Festivals also a cool way to rank up some Achievement Points, XP, zerging for loot in Crown Pavillion etc.

    The Nodes, though your right they aren't really a source of mega income, do in fact reward more than three dependant on your gathering success.
    The crystal Node can award anything from 3 - 15 crystals and you also get three strikes at getting Charged Crystals as well.
    The Sprocket generator can reward bonus Blade Shards, which have a few uses including Mawdrey of course.
    The Krait Crystal is unfortunately a one per day thing, but as Charged Crystals are useful, its a nice extra as getting them outside of Wintersday is a little frustrating when you need numbers :)

    As for what I have spent them on.. well the only thing I seem to of missed from previous incarnations was the Infinite Dolyak Calf, so now I can turn my home instance Cattery into Ole McDonalds Farmyard... oink oink, mooooooo

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

    I agree that the home instance nodes aren't a great way of making money (although the prices do vary over time) but it's better than nothing and if you have a character to park in a city it only takes a minute or two to harvest them. And occasionally they can come in very useful - when the skyscale was released I made about 200g using charged quartz I'd saved from the home instance node and Wintersday Gifts to make Grow Lamps (in addition to making all the skyscale food etc. I needed).

    If you're looking for something practical to buy with festival tokens those are definitely the best choice. Everything else is skins, mini pets and novelties.

    As for what I've been buying? I had a lot of stuff from previous years, including all my priority items (aka the mini pets) so I've been working through the rest of the list. This year I've actually gotten a few of the tonics which I never bothered with in previous years because until they were added to the wardrobe they seemed like a waste of bank space - something I'd never have with me when I wanted them.

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  • fixit.7189fixit.7189 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 5, 2019

    i use them on tyrian exchange voucher b/c it is only way i know how to get monk runes so i don't have to go through the misery of grinding the dungeon a billion times. ya, i have no friends so w/e.

  • Saving up for an exchange voucher or two, because I suddenly decided to craft my way through 3/4 of Incinerator one night this past weekend and now I need some CoF tokens to finish that up.

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

    @fixit.7189 said:
    i use them on tyrian exchange voucher b/c it is only way i know how to get monk runes so i don't have to go through the misery of grinding the dungeon a billion times. ya, i have no friends so w/e.

    There is the wvw and spvp reward ascalon catacombs tracks aswell.

  • Alexa Scorpionwitch.8567Alexa Scorpionwitch.8567 Member ✭✭
    edited August 6, 2019

    Got everything I wanted last year and really nothing this year interests me. I had 3000 bundles of loot sitting in my bank hoping the vendor would have something new, that didn't happen. Not interested in the weapons at all so most all my tokens will get converted to lanterns for GH decorations. I'll stash a couple of stacks each just to have a jump on next year in the hopes something new comes out.

  • Tukaram.8256Tukaram.8256 Member ✭✭✭

    I have a bunch of tokens and a few 'favors'. So far I have seen nothing to buy. Bummer. Maybe next year there will be something fun to buy. I have too many minis already, they were my main festival focus before. I could not care less about skins. But the boss bashing is fun, so there is that :)

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

    Thanks for this thread, I'd forgotten about guild decorations and the only things left on the vendors I could buy I don't want because I know I will never use them (the catcher backs. Also avoiding Gourdon mini for bundles in the hope that next year the bundles will go to something I do like). Now my guild hall has a sailboat and a second tavern window pane for symmetry! And I have over a thousand tokens left so I can donate lanterns to my other, newer guild.

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Not sure at this point. Normally I would unlock weapon skins but I do not like the idea that a reward is permission to spend money.

    The basic idea that the rewards for this festival are bought with gold is ridiculous to me.

    Anet: "Hey you completed these festival events, here is your reward."
    Me: "what is it?"
    Anet: "Permission to spend your money in our store."
    Me: "You consider 'allowing' me to shop in your store to be a reward....?"
    Anet: "yes."
    Me: "me giving you MY money is a reward for me?"
    Anet: "Kinda sounds bad when you put it that way."
    Me: "What way?"
    Anet: "You know, the way you put it..."
    Me: "You mean accurately and honestly..."
    Anet: "Uhh, yeah."

  • I bought the Kraft obelisk and the gift of quartz and gift of sprockets! I also got a longbow skin. :) I had SO much fun completeing the kookoochoo achievement and I just love love festivals so much! They’re so fun! I got tons of cool stuff at dragon bash too. I hope everyone else is having as much fun as I am haha 😅

  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I have all the home instance nodes, bought the dragon helms (for fun) and now I'm not sure what to do with them. I don't like the Sovereign weapons so probably won't be getting those, especially as they cost gold to boot.

    May just sit on them until the 2020 Festival where, hopefully, new rewards will be added.

  • Taelac.7036Taelac.7036 Member ✭✭✭

    I finished picking up the last of the minis I didn't have yet, unlocked a couple of novelties, bought several Zephyr Lanterns for my guild, and I'm debating unlocking a couple more novelties or unlocking some skins. I already had the home instance nodes, or I'd have probably done those first.

    Good luck, have fun.

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

    I haven't spent a lot of tokens and favors this year. There's nothing left for me to unlock (except the sovereign weapons) and I got all AP I can from Drooburt. There's nothing left that's worth spending them on. I won't be unlocking any sovereign weapons at all because I dislike them. They look like they've been carved out of sparkly cheese, not like weapons at all. They look like what someone who never saw a weapon in his life might imagine weapons would look like based upon second-hand accounts. And despite my dislike, I would be unlocking them for completeness sake if they didn't cost gold as well as favors. I'll be holding on to all tokens and favors in the (idle?) hope that there might be something new next year. I can spare a single storage slot.

  • Hamfast.8719Hamfast.8719 Member ✭✭✭

    @Greg.7086 said:

    I'm buying the nodes for my home instance

    What nodes? Who's selling them? Where? I can't find anyone at the Labyrinthine Cliffs who has any nodes. (Maybe I've already got them, so they aren't showing up?)
    Many of my achievements were completed last year, and the vendors don't seem to have anything of interest to me. So I've been kinda ignoring the festival this year, unfortunately. But if there are some worthwhile nodes, I'd have a little interest in doing something there.

    Build someone a fire, and they'll be warm for the rest of the day.
    Set someone on fire, and they'll be warm for the rest of their life.
    - Unknown Fire Elementalist

  • Tanner Blackfeather.6509Tanner Blackfeather.6509 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 7, 2019

    @Hamfast.8719 said:

    @Greg.7086 said:

    I'm buying the nodes for my home instance

    What nodes? Who's selling them? Where? I can't find anyone at the Labyrinthine Cliffs who has any nodes. (Maybe I've already got them, so they aren't showing up?)
    Many of my achievements were completed last year, and the vendors don't seem to have anything of interest to me. So I've been kinda ignoring the festival this year, unfortunately. But if there are some worthwhile nodes, I'd have a little interest in doing something there.

    Gift of Sprockets - gives the Sprocket Generator
    Gift of Quartz - gives the Quartz Crystal node
    Krait Obelisk Shard - give a Krait Obelisk Hero Challenge, useful for charging quartz, and also 1 HP for each character.
    All have been available for Laurels and gold before, so you might very well have them already.

  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Probably guildhall decorations, I've got no real use for th tokens at this point.. and today I maxed out the Droobert AP so the tickets are going to get stockpiled for weapon skins until i've the gold to buy them.
    Unfortuantely I was hoping to have more AP to farm for this year but the event is more or less a complete rehash of last years so there's almost no new AP to persue since most of the annual achivements offer 0 AP and only a small amount of new AP is available that isn't timegated which i've already got.
    At this point the 10 AP I get from several days of dailies is all I have to keep me playing the festival each day.
    Other than that i've little else to do in it.

  • Hamfast.8719Hamfast.8719 Member ✭✭✭

    @Tanner Blackfeather.6509 said:

    @Hamfast.8719 said:

    @Greg.7086 said:

    I'm buying the nodes for my home instance

    What nodes?

    Gift of Sprockets - gives the Sprocket Generator
    Gift of Quartz - gives the Quartz Crystal node
    Krait Obelisk Shard - give a Krait Obelisk Hero Challenge, useful for charging quartz, and also 1 HP for each character.
    All have been available for Laurels and gold before, so you might very well have them already.

    (Sigh). Yes, I have them.

    I have tried, but there just isn't that much to keep me interested this year. I wish the crystal search were available again. But having done it once, I guess I don't get to do it again if even just for fun and no special reward. It even took me awhile to find the baby dolyak race, which was always quick and fun. It seems to me that events were announced better in the past. I see the winners of the skimmer race, but I never catch the beginning. I guess they want me to go offline for schedules, or wait around at the start until it begins.

    Anyhoo, I'm just a bit underwhelmed / disillusioned this year. And not enough people are joining the boat for little mobile parties.

    Build someone a fire, and they'll be warm for the rest of the day.
    Set someone on fire, and they'll be warm for the rest of their life.
    - Unknown Fire Elementalist

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 8, 2019

    Minis, maybe a novelty or two, and

    Petrified wood (for accessories) and Winterberries (for breathers). I only need two more accessories to get all my toons to have them. And, only five breathers to go.

    If there are any left, dungeon currency (so I can get the Caudecus Manor weapon/armor collection completed). One more accessory!

  • Didn't buy anything last year because I was new to the game and didn't know what any of those things were. This year I got all the home instance nodes and the dragon helm just cause I had extra tokens.

    Everyone complains about not having new rewards in the festivals so I decided a while ago that I'd only aim for a few of the rewards each year, plus whatever I farmed by accident.

  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 9, 2019

    I only had the Mk II Watchknight tonic left from previous years (mostly S1) to unlock, so I've been planning to get that after spending 3k on legendary shards per week (due to being out of town, I've barely scrapped the 3k per week so far), and use remaining favors on sovereign and divine sovereign weapons.
    On my alt, I'm just slowly collecting the skins since it doesn't really have much.

    All these squares make a circle.
    All these squares make a circle.
    All these squares make a circle.

  • Zacchary.6183Zacchary.6183 Member ✭✭✭

    Making Guild Decorations.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Danger Dave.9046 said:
    What are you all buying, or planning to buy with your festival tokens?

    Since I already own everything else, I am collecting them for the Tyrian Exchange Vouchers or Legendary Shard Chests.

  • Calistin.6210Calistin.6210 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2019

    @HnRkLnXqZ.1870 said:
    The vendors are a bit overwhelming and underwhelming at the same point. You do not really know where to start or what would be worth to spend. At the Festival of the Four Winds, you can gain two different pieces of currency.

    • Favor of the Festival: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Favor_of_the_Festival
    • Festival Token: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Festival_Token

    There are a couple of LS1 items at the vendors, which can be obtained at two different vendors at the moment. You can purchase them for Tokens and 1 Laurel OR for 25 Laurels and 15 gold (each) at a Laurel Merchant. If you compare those two, you quickly realize: If you want any of those items, obtaining them during the Festival of the Four Winds is cheaper. Laurels have a high value in the endgame, so it is good not to waste them early. You cannot really farm them, except for Login-Rewards and Achievement Chests.
    Laurel: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Laurel
    Laurel Merchant: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Laurel_Merchant

    Home Instance Nodes


    Gift of Quartz - 400 Tokens
    This results in a personal Quartz Crystal Formation for your home instance (gathering/mining). There are a couple of places in the game where you can mine Quartz Crystal: Glint's Legacy in the Crystal Oasis (PoF), Drytop (Core Tyria) and of course Labyrinthine Cliffs during Bazaar/Festival of the Four Winds. All these nodes have one thing in common, they only loot regular Quartz Crystal (the blue one). Blue ones can also be purchased from TP. The special part about the Gift of Quartz, it has a chance to loot Charged Quartz Crystal. You can obtain 1 Charged Quartz Crystal per day, per Account if you fuse 25 regular Quartz at a "place of power" (= glowing floating orb, Hero Challenge, touch). To fuse them, you just need to have 25 or more in your inventory. Charged Quartz is used for a couple of annoying crafting-products. Most of them are trade-able and quite expensive, because the Charged Quartz is time-gated. Example: Piece of Skyscale Food
    Quartz Crystal Formation: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Quartz_Crystal_Formation
    Quartz Crystal: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Quartz_Crystal
    Charged Quartz Crystal: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Charged_Quartz_Crystal
    Piece of Skyscale Food: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Piece_of_Skyscale_Food

    Gift of Sprockets - 400 Tokens
    This results in a personal Sprocket Generator Node for your home instance (gathering/mining). Mining the Generator loots Watchwork Sprockets and Blade Shards. Watchwork Sprockets can be sold on TP, but are also ingredient for a couple of interesting recipes, which gain more money. The Blade Shards are a core-ingredient for the Spinal Blades Backpack. This is a special backpack that was introduced during the Escape from Lion's Arch and Battle for Lion's Arch (Living World Season 1), it has 5 tiers, where you constantly upgrade the current version until you end up with an Ascended Backpiece with selectable stats, that can be dyed (once per item).

    There also exists a recipe that helps creating Blade Shards with Watchwork Sprockets, to speed the crafting-process up. The skins are nice, as you can see in the links below.
    Sprocket Generator Node: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Sprocket_Generator
    Watchwork Sprockets: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Watchwork_Sprocket
    Blade Shard: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Blade_Shard
    Spinal Blades Backpack: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Spinal_Blades
    Escape from Lion's Arch: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Escape_from_Lion%27s_Arch
    Battle for Lion's Arch: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Battle_for_Lion%27s_Arch

    Krait Obelisk Shard - 400 Tokens
    This results in a personal Krait Obelisk Shard (hero challenge), which grants every character 1 Hero Point (touch). It counts as one of the above mentioned "places of power," which means you can also fuse 25 Quratz Crystals into 1 Charged Quartz Crystal there. That is all. Of all the three nodes, this one is really just optional. Can be unlocked once you have unlocked everything you really wanted. The access for the place of power is quite convenient though. A lot of players just grab 25 Quartz Crystals before they farm their home-instance and charge the Crystal on the go.
    Krait Obelisk Shard (hero challenge): https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Krait_Obelisk_Shard_(hero_challenge)
    Hero Point: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Hero_point

    Skins


    Fervid Censer - 400 Tokens
    The Fervid Censer is a yellow rose back-piece (rare) with a Settler's stats. It spawns particles around the flower and is the counter-part of the Desert Rose Skin you can buy on TP. It suits to a lot of different armor- and dye-combinations, especially those where no other backpiece really fits (imho).
    Fervid Censer: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Fervid_Censer
    Settler's stats: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Attribute_combinations#Three_attributes
    Desert Rose Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Desert_Rose_Skin

    Fused Gauntlet Ticket - 1,600 Tokens & 1 Laurel
    This is a 3in1 unlock, that means you unlock the Fused Gauntlet Skin on all three weights (heavy, medium & light). The tooltip appears to be a little strange, but it is pretty much exactly what you get. Upon using the Fused Gauntlet Ticket, you spawn a Vigil Requisitioner, who will exchange your Fused Gauntlet Ticket for any of the three weights, exotic item (Sentinel's stats). In addition the purchase unlocks the skins for the two remaining weights.
    Fused Gauntlet Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/a/aa/Medium_Fused_Gauntlets.jpg/220px-Medium_Fused_Gauntlets.jpg
    Fused Gauntlet Ticket: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Fused_Gauntlet_Ticket
    Vigil Requisitioner: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Vigil_Requisitioner
    Sentinel's stats: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Attribute_combinations#Three_attributes

    Gas Mask Skin - 1,600 Tokens & 1 Laurel
    Once again a 3in1 unlock, depending on how you dye the Gas Mask Skin, it can look rather scary or scientific. Sadly there is no skin for an Aqua Breather.
    Gas Mask Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Gas_Mask_Skin

    Mask of the Night Skin - 400 Tokens
    Although this is also a 3in1 unlock, the Maks of the Night Skin is rather cheap. It does not look very spectacular. Still, it fits to almost every Mesmer and a couple of other magic designs.
    Mask of the Night Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Mask_of_the_Night_Skin

    Twisted Watchwork Shoulder Scrap - 10 = 64 Tokens (1,600 Tokens in total)
    Long story short, you need 250 Twisted Watchwork Shoulder Scraps to unlock the Twisted Watchwork Shoulder Skin. The Scraps and the Fused Gauntlet Ticket are the result of what happens if you turn a meta-achievement/collection reward into a purchasable item. The old Living World was a bit weird in general. Sadly it is only one shoulder-piece and there is not much variety throughout the races and genders. Look at the link, if you don't like the skin, skip it till "later."
    Twisted Watchwork Shoulder Scrap: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Twisted_Watchwork_Shoulder_Scrap
    Twisted Watchwork Shoulder Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Twisted_Watchwork_Shoulders

    Horns of the Dragon Helm Set - 400 Tokens
    The Horns of the Dragon Helm Set was introduced during the first Dragon Bash we had in GW2. It is another 3in1 unlock, for the Horns of the Dragon skin. You have seen it in the Loading Screen of the recent Dragon Bash in Hoelbrak, worn by a choya. Although it looks quite impressive, it only has 1 dye-channel.
    Horns of the Dragon Helm Set: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Horns_of_the_Dragon_Helm_Set
    Horns of the Dragon skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Horns_of_the_Dragon
    Loading Screen: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/3/30/Dragon_Bash_loading.jpg/800px-Dragon_Bash_loading.jpg

    Slickpack - 1,600 Tokens & 1 Laurel
    The Slick Pack was introduced in the Twilight Assault, Twilight Arbor Aetherpath release. Since the Engineer profession has lost the backpacks of the kits, this is a good looking alternative for both Flamethrower and Elixir Gun users. It also fits to other classes.
    Slick Pack: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Slickpack
    Twilight Assault: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Twilight_Assault
    backpack: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/File:Elixir_Pack_render.jpg

    Sclerite Karka Shell - 1,600 Tokens & 1 Laurel
    The Sclerite Karka Shell is a weird backpiece with 8 tentacles coming from The Secret of Southsun. It is an exotic item with Settler's stats again. There are not many looks this piece suits to, at least it is unique.
    Sclerite Karka Shell: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Sclerite_Karka_Shell
    The Secret of Southsun: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/The_Secret_of_Southsun

    Zephyrite Sun Helm Skin - 800 Tokens
    Zephyrite Wind Helm Skin - 800 Tokens
    Zephyrite Lightning Helm Skin - 800 Tokens
    Those also count as 3in1 unlocks, so you only have to purchase one of each type (Sun, Wind & Lightning) to unlock the skins for all three weights. The wind skin fits quite well to the radiant armor set from achievement-chests.
    Zephyrite Sun Helm Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/b/be/Zephyrite_Sun_Helm.jpg/241px-Zephyrite_Sun_Helm.jpg
    Zephyrite Wind Helm Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/e/ef/Zephyrite_Wind_Helm.jpg/256px-Zephyrite_Wind_Helm.jpg
    Zephyrite Lightning Helm Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/File:Zephyrite_Lightning_Helm.jpg

    Novelties


    Zephyr Sanctum Model
    This is probably the most entertaining Gizmo in the game. It is a small model of the old Zephyr Sanctum. It can be placed on the ground. People who interact with it can see the cutscene of the Sanctum. The real sanctum does no longer exist in Tyria. Its old location was, where Ellen Kiel's Phoenix Dawn is currently docked at the Labyrinthine Cliffs (south of the Skydock Waypoint).
    Zephyr Sanctum Model: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Zephyr_Sanctum_Model
    cutscene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30d3r9OKciM

    The other Novelties and Minis are also interesting. But if you are looking for worthy investments, I would start with those listed above. I explained what they are and how they can be useful. Again, you can also purchase each of them for 25 Laurels + 15 gold. In my opinion, the Festival Tokens are cheaper. It is just a personal recommendation.

    I am still busy with unlocking those. Once I am done with them, I'll go for the other vendors and skins. Since the Festival Tokens are a currency now, you are also not forced to spend them right now. Especially the Sovereign Weapons and Divine Sovereign Weapons cost a lot of gold in addition to the Favors of the Festival. I simply store the Favors in my bank and purchase the weapon-skins when I have enough gold.
    Sovereign Weapons: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Sovereign_weapon_skins
    Divine Sovereign Weapons: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Divine_Sovereign_weapons


    As our forum still breaks links, I used another format. Every blue object is listed below the paragraph with the suitable link. Just copy/paste it into your URL bar. Sorry for the inconvenience. @ forum-team: This-Is-Tedious-And-Takes-Ages!


    This is an awesome post. For new players like me it can be a little daunting figuring out what the big hoopla is about festivals events and what we should be doing as first time participants to make the most out of it the first time around.

    This post here really helped me feel like I did npt waste a good opurtinuty due to lack of knowledge and made it easy to figure out what i wanted get done in it. Seriously I bookmarked this thread for this post alone!

    Thanks!

  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Nothing so far. It's all account bound trophies and stuff.
    So, they're just stockpiling in my wallet

    To defeat the dragons, see the good in them.
    Zhaitan reunites lost ones, primordus creates fertile land, mordremoth spreads the green, and jormag..
    ..jormag? Who's that?

  • ProtoGunner.4953ProtoGunner.4953 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I don't like the (Divine) Sovreign Skins and there is nothing really interesting to by in my opinion. So, but at least I got most achievements that I missed or didn't do last year. Like Liadri and some other stuff.

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

    Its baffling how expensive the currency voucher is for another seasonal event. SAB got it spot on.

  • Calistin.6210Calistin.6210 Member ✭✭✭

    @HnRkLnXqZ.1870 said:
    The vendors are a bit overwhelming and underwhelming at the same point. You do not really know where to start or what would be worth to spend. At the Festival of the Four Winds, you can gain two different pieces of currency.

    • Favor of the Festival: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Favor_of_the_Festival
    • Festival Token: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Festival_Token

    There are a couple of LS1 items at the vendors, which can be obtained at two different vendors at the moment. You can purchase them for Tokens and 1 Laurel OR for 25 Laurels and 15 gold (each) at a Laurel Merchant. If you compare those two, you quickly realize: If you want any of those items, obtaining them during the Festival of the Four Winds is cheaper. Laurels have a high value in the endgame, so it is good not to waste them early. You cannot really farm them, except for Login-Rewards and Achievement Chests.
    Laurel: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Laurel
    Laurel Merchant: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Laurel_Merchant

    Home Instance Nodes


    Gift of Quartz - 400 Tokens
    This results in a personal Quartz Crystal Formation for your home instance (gathering/mining). There are a couple of places in the game where you can mine Quartz Crystal: Glint's Legacy in the Crystal Oasis (PoF), Drytop (Core Tyria) and of course Labyrinthine Cliffs during Bazaar/Festival of the Four Winds. All these nodes have one thing in common, they only loot regular Quartz Crystal (the blue one). Blue ones can also be purchased from TP. The special part about the Gift of Quartz, it has a chance to loot Charged Quartz Crystal. You can obtain 1 Charged Quartz Crystal per day, per Account if you fuse 25 regular Quartz at a "place of power" (= glowing floating orb, Hero Challenge, touch). To fuse them, you just need to have 25 or more in your inventory. Charged Quartz is used for a couple of annoying crafting-products. Most of them are trade-able and quite expensive, because the Charged Quartz is time-gated. Example: Piece of Skyscale Food
    Quartz Crystal Formation: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Quartz_Crystal_Formation
    Quartz Crystal: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Quartz_Crystal
    Charged Quartz Crystal: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Charged_Quartz_Crystal
    Piece of Skyscale Food: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Piece_of_Skyscale_Food

    Gift of Sprockets - 400 Tokens
    This results in a personal Sprocket Generator Node for your home instance (gathering/mining). Mining the Generator loots Watchwork Sprockets and Blade Shards. Watchwork Sprockets can be sold on TP, but are also ingredient for a couple of interesting recipes, which gain more money. The Blade Shards are a core-ingredient for the Spinal Blades Backpack. This is a special backpack that was introduced during the Escape from Lion's Arch and Battle for Lion's Arch (Living World Season 1), it has 5 tiers, where you constantly upgrade the current version until you end up with an Ascended Backpiece with selectable stats, that can be dyed (once per item).

    There also exists a recipe that helps creating Blade Shards with Watchwork Sprockets, to speed the crafting-process up. The skins are nice, as you can see in the links below.
    Sprocket Generator Node: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Sprocket_Generator
    Watchwork Sprockets: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Watchwork_Sprocket
    Blade Shard: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Blade_Shard
    Spinal Blades Backpack: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Spinal_Blades
    Escape from Lion's Arch: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Escape_from_Lion%27s_Arch
    Battle for Lion's Arch: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Battle_for_Lion%27s_Arch

    Krait Obelisk Shard - 400 Tokens
    This results in a personal Krait Obelisk Shard (hero challenge), which grants every character 1 Hero Point (touch). It counts as one of the above mentioned "places of power," which means you can also fuse 25 Quratz Crystals into 1 Charged Quartz Crystal there. That is all. Of all the three nodes, this one is really just optional. Can be unlocked once you have unlocked everything you really wanted. The access for the place of power is quite convenient though. A lot of players just grab 25 Quartz Crystals before they farm their home-instance and charge the Crystal on the go.
    Krait Obelisk Shard (hero challenge): https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Krait_Obelisk_Shard_(hero_challenge)
    Hero Point: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Hero_point

    Skins


    Fervid Censer - 400 Tokens
    The Fervid Censer is a yellow rose back-piece (rare) with a Settler's stats. It spawns particles around the flower and is the counter-part of the Desert Rose Skin you can buy on TP. It suits to a lot of different armor- and dye-combinations, especially those where no other backpiece really fits (imho).
    Fervid Censer: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Fervid_Censer
    Settler's stats: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Attribute_combinations#Three_attributes
    Desert Rose Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Desert_Rose_Skin

    Fused Gauntlet Ticket - 1,600 Tokens & 1 Laurel
    This is a 3in1 unlock, that means you unlock the Fused Gauntlet Skin on all three weights (heavy, medium & light). The tooltip appears to be a little strange, but it is pretty much exactly what you get. Upon using the Fused Gauntlet Ticket, you spawn a Vigil Requisitioner, who will exchange your Fused Gauntlet Ticket for any of the three weights, exotic item (Sentinel's stats). In addition the purchase unlocks the skins for the two remaining weights.
    Fused Gauntlet Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/a/aa/Medium_Fused_Gauntlets.jpg/220px-Medium_Fused_Gauntlets.jpg
    Fused Gauntlet Ticket: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Fused_Gauntlet_Ticket
    Vigil Requisitioner: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Vigil_Requisitioner
    Sentinel's stats: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Attribute_combinations#Three_attributes

    Gas Mask Skin - 1,600 Tokens & 1 Laurel
    Once again a 3in1 unlock, depending on how you dye the Gas Mask Skin, it can look rather scary or scientific. Sadly there is no skin for an Aqua Breather.
    Gas Mask Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Gas_Mask_Skin

    Mask of the Night Skin - 400 Tokens
    Although this is also a 3in1 unlock, the Maks of the Night Skin is rather cheap. It does not look very spectacular. Still, it fits to almost every Mesmer and a couple of other magic designs.
    Mask of the Night Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Mask_of_the_Night_Skin

    Twisted Watchwork Shoulder Scrap - 10 = 64 Tokens (1,600 Tokens in total)
    Long story short, you need 250 Twisted Watchwork Shoulder Scraps to unlock the Twisted Watchwork Shoulder Skin. The Scraps and the Fused Gauntlet Ticket are the result of what happens if you turn a meta-achievement/collection reward into a purchasable item. The old Living World was a bit weird in general. Sadly it is only one shoulder-piece and there is not much variety throughout the races and genders. Look at the link, if you don't like the skin, skip it till "later."
    Twisted Watchwork Shoulder Scrap: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Twisted_Watchwork_Shoulder_Scrap
    Twisted Watchwork Shoulder Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Twisted_Watchwork_Shoulders

    Horns of the Dragon Helm Set - 400 Tokens
    The Horns of the Dragon Helm Set was introduced during the first Dragon Bash we had in GW2. It is another 3in1 unlock, for the Horns of the Dragon skin. You have seen it in the Loading Screen of the recent Dragon Bash in Hoelbrak, worn by a choya. Although it looks quite impressive, it only has 1 dye-channel.
    Horns of the Dragon Helm Set: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Horns_of_the_Dragon_Helm_Set
    Horns of the Dragon skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Horns_of_the_Dragon
    Loading Screen: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/3/30/Dragon_Bash_loading.jpg/800px-Dragon_Bash_loading.jpg

    Slickpack - 1,600 Tokens & 1 Laurel
    The Slick Pack was introduced in the Twilight Assault, Twilight Arbor Aetherpath release. Since the Engineer profession has lost the backpacks of the kits, this is a good looking alternative for both Flamethrower and Elixir Gun users. It also fits to other classes.
    Slick Pack: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Slickpack
    Twilight Assault: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Twilight_Assault
    backpack: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/File:Elixir_Pack_render.jpg

    Sclerite Karka Shell - 1,600 Tokens & 1 Laurel
    The Sclerite Karka Shell is a weird backpiece with 8 tentacles coming from The Secret of Southsun. It is an exotic item with Settler's stats again. There are not many looks this piece suits to, at least it is unique.
    Sclerite Karka Shell: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Sclerite_Karka_Shell
    The Secret of Southsun: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/The_Secret_of_Southsun

    Zephyrite Sun Helm Skin - 800 Tokens
    Zephyrite Wind Helm Skin - 800 Tokens
    Zephyrite Lightning Helm Skin - 800 Tokens
    Those also count as 3in1 unlocks, so you only have to purchase one of each type (Sun, Wind & Lightning) to unlock the skins for all three weights. The wind skin fits quite well to the radiant armor set from achievement-chests.
    Zephyrite Sun Helm Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/b/be/Zephyrite_Sun_Helm.jpg/241px-Zephyrite_Sun_Helm.jpg
    Zephyrite Wind Helm Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/e/ef/Zephyrite_Wind_Helm.jpg/256px-Zephyrite_Wind_Helm.jpg
    Zephyrite Lightning Helm Skin: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/File:Zephyrite_Lightning_Helm.jpg

    Novelties


    Zephyr Sanctum Model
    This is probably the most entertaining Gizmo in the game. It is a small model of the old Zephyr Sanctum. It can be placed on the ground. People who interact with it can see the cutscene of the Sanctum. The real sanctum does no longer exist in Tyria. Its old location was, where Ellen Kiel's Phoenix Dawn is currently docked at the Labyrinthine Cliffs (south of the Skydock Waypoint).
    Zephyr Sanctum Model: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Zephyr_Sanctum_Model
    cutscene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30d3r9OKciM

    The other Novelties and Minis are also interesting. But if you are looking for worthy investments, I would start with those listed above. I explained what they are and how they can be useful. Again, you can also purchase each of them for 25 Laurels + 15 gold. In my opinion, the Festival Tokens are cheaper. It is just a personal recommendation.

    I am still busy with unlocking those. Once I am done with them, I'll go for the other vendors and skins. Since the Festival Tokens are a currency now, you are also not forced to spend them right now. Especially the Sovereign Weapons and Divine Sovereign Weapons cost a lot of gold in addition to the Favors of the Festival. I simply store the Favors in my bank and purchase the weapon-skins when I have enough gold.
    Sovereign Weapons: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Sovereign_weapon_skins
    Divine Sovereign Weapons: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Divine_Sovereign_weapons


    As our forum still breaks links, I used another format. Every blue object is listed below the paragraph with the suitable link. Just copy/paste it into your URL bar. Sorry for the inconvenience. @ forum-team: This-Is-Tedious-And-Takes-Ages!


    You forgot one home node but is only available at festival vendor in hooligans area in Lions Arch.

    Gift of Candy Corn

  • Azraeil.7013Azraeil.7013 Member ✭✭
    edited August 19, 2019

    I bough both tonics for watchknight since i already had the nods.
    I like there model and also that you can use them in combat

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