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Why I LOVE my Skyscale.

Hi ArenaNet.

So 6 months ago I wrote a thread on why I could not get a Skyscale (https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/78566/why-i-will-never-be-able-to-get-a-skyscale#latest). You addressed the topic and since then I have had my mount for many months and I absolutely LOVE it! It was worth all the gold and time I spend unlocking it. It has opened up the whole game for me and I can finally get 100% map completion much easier now. Thank you!

My Springer and Griffon have been retired to a farm somewhere and they are resting. I take them out now and again so they don't get jealous of the Skyscale. :-)

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

    I'm glad you were finally able to get the skyscale, and that you're enjoying using it. :)

    It's my favourite mount too and I love using it (although I still use the griffon and springer regularly too) and it definitely helps with map completion.

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  • LucianDK.8615LucianDK.8615 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I am completely unable to use the griffon again, because of the constant need to hit space to flap. As the skyscale does not have that issue.

  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 26, 2020

    i didnt get my yet =/, but is most cuz im burned out from past stuff like Aurora. anyway i still completed lots of stuff of LS4 like get the Joko staff.

    i farmed some gold on pvp, 200g is enough to complete skycale?

    main pvp: Khel the Undead(power reaper).

  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭

    well i cheked the wiki had a good summary of costs/time https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Skyscale

    main pvp: Khel the Undead(power reaper).

  • Still use springer for CC, and griffon for ultra-high-speed-dives off clifftops (I believe you can hold down spacebar to flap, heh).

  • Firebeard.1746Firebeard.1746 Member ✭✭✭

    @The Quad.8625 said:
    Hi ArenaNet.

    So 6 months ago I wrote a thread on why I could not get a Skyscale (https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/78566/why-i-will-never-be-able-to-get-a-skyscale#latest). You addressed the topic and since then I have had my mount for many months and I absolutely LOVE it! It was worth all the gold and time I spend unlocking it. It has opened up the whole game for me and I can finally get 100% map completion much easier now. Thank you!

    My Springer and Griffon have been retired to a farm somewhere and they are resting. I take them out now and again so they don't get jealous of the Skyscale. :-)

    You know, it's my favorite mount too, but i'm still finding uses for the others. I like to use Springer and raptor in the bjora marches meta ending area with the champion creatures because they don't get stuck on environment features that shelter mining nodes. The auto-grip feature of the mount is kind of annoying. It's also one of the slower ones. I feel like it's barely slower than raptor, which makes it the second slowest (but it can still out maneuver raptor in some situations).

    I actually am finding their mount system really well done. It doesn't feel like any of the mounts are obsolete. They all have their purpose.

  • LucianDK.8615LucianDK.8615 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The doublesdash with Bond of Vigor allows the skyscale to rapidly ground for a fairly decent distance.

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    as long as it's a time gated thing with map currencies it's gonna be a never ending story of me never ever getting it.

    the truth is harsh, my opinions are too.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    That's what I thought, too, but even I was finally able to manage it and I play very casually.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Firebeard.1746Firebeard.1746 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 27, 2020

    @sorudo.9054 said:
    as long as it's a time gated thing with map currencies it's gonna be a never ending story of me never ever getting it.

    It's not really that time gated any more. You can trade volatile magic and eternal ice shards for them (it's an easy 300 volatile from the strikes). Also i thought every alt can buy like 5 for karma, so you can cycle through alts at hearts. Between season 4 dailies, strike, karma swapping, currency node farming and eternal ice shard farming i could easily kill a play session just working it (if you don't need the currency from that map, convert to, volatile magic) . You can also do pvp reward tracks too, though it's not the fastest way.

    It is however, a lot so take it in doses you can stand so you still enjoy the game.

  • I think they've nailed the mounts very well, and Skyscale is the default on all of my characters now. I still use the Griffon, Roller Beetle, and Skimmer, and the and I have to admit that the Griffon is way smoother and more agile than the Skyscale -- it's more fun in some sense -- but the Skyscale is a workhorse that handles a wide variety of tasks well and deserves to be the default.

    That said, I absolutely do not look back on the Roller Beetle or Skyscale grind with fond memories. I didn't rush to get them done in the minimal time, but it was slow, painful, and felt like Anet had all the devs throw various ideas for tasks onto a whiteboard and then instead of picking the best they decided to use them all. I can't lay out a better plan -- you do have to earn this elite mount -- but I think they could've cut out a third of the jumping puzzles, collectible items, etc, and still have had a reasonable challenge. (Yes, some people would rush through it in a matter of hours and complain how "easy" it was, but...)

  • Aru.4156Aru.4156 Member ✭✭✭

    OP I've seen your previous post when it first came up and I'm happy to know you've gotten the skyscale! Congratulations!!

    I agree with the fact that I love the skyscale. Definitely my favorite mount no matter what!

  • Azure The Heartless.3261Azure The Heartless.3261 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 27, 2020

    @The Quad.8625 said:
    Hi ArenaNet.

    So 6 months ago I wrote a thread on why I could not get a Skyscale (https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/78566/why-i-will-never-be-able-to-get-a-skyscale#latest). You addressed the topic and since then I have had my mount for many months and I absolutely LOVE it! It was worth all the gold and time I spend unlocking it. It has opened up the whole game for me and I can finally get 100% map completion much easier now. Thank you!

    My Springer and Griffon have been retired to a farm somewhere and they are resting. I take them out now and again so they don't get jealous of the Skyscale. :-)

    I'm so happy to just see objective joy coming from players flying with dragon buds all over the map.
    That's real wholesome.

    @kharmin.7683 said:
    That's what I thought, too, but even I was finally able to manage it and I play very casually.

    This. I live in Heart Of the Mists and havent gotten my skyscale yet, but between the wiki and a little furstration Ive made some progress on it. Only a matter of time, a little grind here and there.

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  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Azure The Heartless.3261 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:
    That's what I thought, too, but even I was finally able to manage it and I play very casually.

    This. I live in Heart Of the Mists and havent gotten my skyscale yet, but between the wiki and a little furstration Ive made some progress on it. Only a matter of time, a little grind here and there.

    Keep plugging away. You'll get there, eventually!

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • My skyscale is still on the naughty list after his shienangans. I love him, but he came close to desering a spanking or at least a timeout.