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So I just finished doing the Trials of Koda Mastery achievement in order to unlock the Reliquary of the Raven and this is the content. The Reliquary of the Raven disappears from the vendor once you purchase it.

So I can only choose 1 skin and there are no chest piece or helm? What's going on? Where am I supposed to get more pieces?

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  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    You can get another from completing the Sanctifier achievement but that still leaves a few missing ... might be spread over multiple episodes like the corsair stuff

  • The Garb and Hood are containers in the API, so I'm guessing they will be available later, and/or in another way.

  • I know of three sources so far:
    1. Trials unlock from merchant
    2. Sanctifier achievement
    3. Tier 6 reward for Illuminated Boreal Weapon collection achievement (it's inside the Great Gift of the Ancestors box)

    The other three pieces (head, chest, shoulders) can also already be previewed in the Wardrobe. Not sure if the containers for those pieces are already in game yet, or if it's being rolled out in stages.

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

    So if I'm understanding this correctly, the entire set is not currently obtainable?

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  • Xenon.4537Xenon.4537 Member ✭✭✭

    @Super Hayes.6890 said:
    So if I'm understanding this correctly, the entire set is not currently obtainable?

    You can only get the boots/pants/gloves box from the kodan trials achievement, and the one from boreal weapons. The sanctifier one is bugged. There is currently no known way to get the hood or chest besides winning the lottery on daily drakkar, or daily strikes.

  • Xenon.4537Xenon.4537 Member ✭✭✭

    Why couldn't Anet have put ALL the armor pieces behind achievements? Or crafting? I mean the boreal weapon progression is nice, why can't the armor have the same treatment? I thought I would be playing the ICEBROOD SAGA content to EARN the armor. Not going back to old content to farm gold for the tp. But everyone I talk to doesn't seem to care so I guess things will never change.

  • Saw one person link a Container with the Chest piece in it. Said it dropped off a random mob in the zone.. GG. Sure hope this isn't the only aquisition method. :/

  • Batel.9206Batel.9206 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 31, 2020

    Well...it's apparently possible to get the full set of armor, as this showcase video proves...

    ...but I don't know how.
    [Edit: As Raknar explained in the post below, the Herald is a content creator/ArenaNet partner and thus has access to test servers with content the rest of us don't have permission to find yet. So, ignore this! :) ]

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  • Raknar.4735Raknar.4735 Member ✭✭✭

    @Batel.9206 said:
    Well...it's apparently possible to get the full set of armor, as this showcase video proves...

    ...but I don't know how.

    Partnered content creators have access to a server where they can try out sets / new skins for their videos afaik. Similiar to the press that have detailed articles ready about the content once a patch releases.

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  • Batel.9206Batel.9206 Member ✭✭✭

    @Raknar.4735 said:
    Partnered content creators have access to a server where they can try out sets / new skins for their videos afaik. Similiar to the press that have detailed articles ready about the content once a patch releases.

    Ah! That makes sense, given one of the Herald's comments about not having access to the test servers any longer. Thanks for explaining that. :)

    Sooooo I suppose my post can be safely ignored (I'll edit it to reflect that).

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  • videoboy.4162videoboy.4162 Member ✭✭✭

    I thought the chest and other items were possible rewards from the Drakkar fight and/or the new Strikes?

  • Xenon.4537Xenon.4537 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 31, 2020

    @videoboy.4162 said:
    I thought the chest and other items were possible rewards from the Drakkar fight and/or the new Strikes?

    Any piece can drop from the daily reward of drakkar or strikes. The problem is thats the ONLY way to get the hood and chest (that we know of) and the drop rate is pretty low.

    So you have 4-5 chances to win the lottery each day.

  • Raknar.4735Raknar.4735 Member ✭✭✭

    @Kitta.5412 said:
    If it is true that you can only get the chest and helm from RNG drop tables, that's a big fat failure on Anet's part. They should've just kept it to separate rewards as drops but the one armor they are promoting as the main reward? That's really unpleasant.

    Yeah, I wish there was a non-RNG way to get the chestpiece.

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  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kitta.5412 said:
    If it is true that you can only get the chest and helm from RNG drop tables, that's a big fat failure on Anet's part. They should've just kept it to separate rewards as drops but the one armor they are promoting as the main reward? That's really unpleasant.

    Maybe it’s to get players to, you know, play the content.

  • Jayden Reese.9542Jayden Reese.9542 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 31, 2020

    Lots of games allow rare drops and seems GW2 is going more that way. That lets players who don't care about skins make gold if they get lucky. It also upsets the I need every item right away or a clearly designed path 1 per episode or I'm mad. I like this way better. Someone with gold gets set, Someone who don't care about set gets gold to buy something else. It's like if they made teq hoards sellable or Dragon fall ones. I'd buy those instead teq daily or looting a million chests

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kitta.5412 said:

    @Ayrilana.1396 said:

    @Kitta.5412 said:
    If it is true that you can only get the chest and helm from RNG drop tables, that's a big fat failure on Anet's part. They should've just kept it to separate rewards as drops but the one armor they are promoting as the main reward? That's really unpleasant.

    Maybe it’s to get players to, you know, play the content.

    I have 18.2k hours playtime in game since launch. RNG drops aren't the one force making me play the content. Armor locked behind RNG is not good and like my previous comment said when it's your MAIN reward that you've been promoting, to break it down the way they've done it is just bad. Everywhere it talks about unlocking the armor etc and literally nowhere does it say you have 1 attempt per day through 0.000% tables to get 1 piece of armor - better luck next day pal! The game doesn't even tell you how to earn it.

    Save your attitude for someone else.

    The game doesn't tell you how to earn most things. In fact, a lot of others games don't either. There are always online guides available if people need to be walked through playing games.

    The armor is a reward but not the main reward. They were promoting the new weapons just as much if not more.

    18.2K hours? That is definitely some dedication to the game as I think that's almost 7 hours a day since the game launched.

  • Hoover.6394Hoover.6394 Member ✭✭✭

    the chest piece looks good on female, but why it add extra layers for male!? why is everything looks boring for male!

  • Jables.4659Jables.4659 Member ✭✭✭

    @Hoover.6394 said:
    the chest piece looks good on female, but why it add extra layers for male!? why is everything looks boring for male!

    My suspicion is that the employees who design the armor are female in real life. They probably design the armor for female characters and then make an awkward port to the male ones.

  • @Jables.4659 said:

    @Hoover.6394 said:
    the chest piece looks good on female, but why it add extra layers for male!? why is everything looks boring for male!

    My suspicion is that the employees who design the armor are female in real life. They probably design the armor for female characters and then make an awkward port to the male ones.

    I don't really follow your argument, but (perhaps by coincidence) you're right in this case that the designer was female: Kristen Perry. And guess what? She agrees that the female version looks better! See page 7 of this. About the male design, she says

    If I had to do it again, I would have better figured out how to show more shapes of skin.

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ayrilana.1396 said:

    @Kitta.5412 said:
    If it is true that you can only get the chest and helm from RNG drop tables, that's a big fat failure on Anet's part. They should've just kept it to separate rewards as drops but the one armor they are promoting as the main reward? That's really unpleasant.

    Maybe it’s to get players to, you know, play the content.

    Hey, at least not just Charr players get the stick so to speak, its everyone! :D

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  • Jables.4659Jables.4659 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 2, 2020

    @Tommo Chocolate.5870 said:

    I don't really follow your argument, but (perhaps by coincidence) you're right in this case that the designer was female: Kristen Perry. And guess what? She agrees that the female version looks better! See page 7 of this. About the male design, she says\

    Its a pretty easy argument to follow. The designers are female, so they understand the female perspective. The result is that the female armors look like they were designed by someone who would actually want to wear them on their characters, and the male armors look like after thoughts.

    Also, you presented the information about this woman agreeing that the female armor looks better as if it was a "gotcha", but that basically just proves my point. Even the designer knows that the male armor is lackluster.

  • Thornwolf.9721Thornwolf.9721 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ben K.6238 said:

    @Thornwolf.9721 said:

    @Frostfang.5109 said:
    Its sad how poor quality it is. It looks horrid in male charr and shoulders are missing (the feathered "necklace" could be made shoulders) And one big unirobe for medium as usual.

    Nothing I will even try to get.

    Wasn't made for charr, its norn ceremonial armor. You shouldn't even have access to it and it should be locked too the norn so be grateful that A-net allowed you and anyone else to even get the kitten thing. Us norn players are semi-annoyed by it but like A-net has ever cared about us...

    Would you prefer it to also be an ultra-rare drop that most people can only get for 8000g on the trading post?

    I would, Id love for some more norn EXCLUSIVE stuff. I mean our race gets little anything and honestly the charr are stealing the show, considering they sold me this saga as a "Norn" story. Seems like the norn are more of a lore and afterthought and the charr are the main meal so to speak~

  • Vinceman.4572Vinceman.4572 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Xenon.4537 said:
    I'm worried that the raven armor is going to look like this in 2 or 4 months.

    Could be possible. Maybe the drop rates are higher and we had a massive efflux of players over the last months. Reading here and on reddit it's not unlikely that many players aren't playing the content on a regular basis any longer which would result in low amount of drops. Guess we'll have to monitor that a bit more.

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  • Raknar.4735Raknar.4735 Member ✭✭✭

    @Xenon.4537 said:
    And this one just now. Notice the chestpiece is just gone. Supply isn't exactly very high.
    I'm worried that the raven armor is going to look like this in 2 or 4 months.

    Given that the chestpiece only seems to have 2 dye slots, I'm not sure i'm willing to pay that much.

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  • Raknar.4735Raknar.4735 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 2, 2020

    Small update: I just got a Ceremonial Sandals box from the Fraenir SM, so they also drop there.

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  • @Jables.4659 said:

    @Tommo Chocolate.5870 said:

    I don't really follow your argument, but (perhaps by coincidence) you're right in this case that the designer was female: Kristen Perry. And guess what? She agrees that the female version looks better! See page 7 of this. About the male design, she says\

    Its a pretty easy argument to follow. The designers are female, so they understand the female perspective. The result is that the female armors look like they were designed by someone who would actually want to wear them on their characters, and the male armors look like after thoughts.

    No, that argument takes as its premise that the designers are female, and infers from that that the female designs would be better than the male ones. The inference you were making before - as far as I can tell - was in the opposite direction: your premise was that the female designs were better, and your conclusion was that the designer was female. Those are different arguments. The part I object to, in both arguments, is the sweeping generalisation that female designers would only care about what the female designs look like (and, presumably, that male designers would only care about what the male designs look like).

    Also, you presented the information about this woman agreeing that the female armor looks better as if it was a "gotcha", but that basically just proves my point. Even the designer knows that the male armor is lackluster.

    I did nothing of the sort, and I really hadn't expected such a hostile response to a post that actually confirmed what you suspected.

  • @Zalani.9827 said:

    @Xenon.4537 said:
    I took this screen shot earlier today
    test

    And this one just now. Notice the chestpiece is just gone. Supply isn't exactly very high.
    test

    And just for kicks I looked up that charr helmet that's also pure RNG.
    test

    I'm worried that the raven armor is going to look like this in 2 or 4 months.

    Same, I was so excited about finally getting this armour in game too as I’ve been asking since I saw it in 2012.

    Really disappointed with how it’s aquired so far. Only have managed to get the pants since release because Sanctifier is buggy and I don’t have the gold to to buy everything else for Boreal(or even that tp price Jesus)

    This is probably going to be cheaper long run, if for no other reason that's it is not locked behind a very annoying jumping puzzle. Between the daily chances and event completion its not going to be as rare as a once a day loot chest at the back end of a easy to screw up JP.

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Head Kracker.4790 said:

    @Zalani.9827 said:

    @Xenon.4537 said:
    I took this screen shot earlier today
    test

    And this one just now. Notice the chestpiece is just gone. Supply isn't exactly very high.
    test

    And just for kicks I looked up that charr helmet that's also pure RNG.
    test

    I'm worried that the raven armor is going to look like this in 2 or 4 months.

    Same, I was so excited about finally getting this armour in game too as I’ve been asking since I saw it in 2012.

    Really disappointed with how it’s aquired so far. Only have managed to get the pants since release because Sanctifier is buggy and I don’t have the gold to to buy everything else for Boreal(or even that tp price Jesus)

    This is probably going to be cheaper long run, if for no other reason that's it is not locked behind a very annoying jumping puzzle. Between the daily chances and event completion its not going to be as rare as a once a day loot chest at the back end of a easy to screw up JP.

    the..khan ur helmet isnt locked behind a puzzle either. You collect keys and open the door, the drop rate for the item is just god awful low.

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  • Zalani.9827Zalani.9827 Member ✭✭✭

    @Head Kracker.4790 said:

    @Zalani.9827 said:

    @Xenon.4537 said:
    I took this screen shot earlier today
    test

    And this one just now. Notice the chestpiece is just gone. Supply isn't exactly very high.
    test

    And just for kicks I looked up that charr helmet that's also pure RNG.
    test

    I'm worried that the raven armor is going to look like this in 2 or 4 months.

    Same, I was so excited about finally getting this armour in game too as I’ve been asking since I saw it in 2012.

    Really disappointed with how it’s aquired so far. Only have managed to get the pants since release because Sanctifier is buggy and I don’t have the gold to to buy everything else for Boreal(or even that tp price Jesus)

    This is probably going to be cheaper long run, if for no other reason that's it is not locked behind a very annoying jumping puzzle. Between the daily chances and event completion its not going to be as rare as a once a day loot chest at the back end of a easy to screw up JP.

    Yeah I’m hoping that’s true, it’s just seeing that current large price for both of them is a banger to my wallet. X.x

    Gonna keep trying the rng way, at least Drakkar getting better drops as well soon.

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  • Zaxares.5419Zaxares.5419 Member ✭✭✭

    Apologies for the bump, but I've noticed that the price for the Ceremonial Garb (aka the chestpiece) has been shooting up a lot, and it coincides with the change of the strike missions to the new format via EotN. According to the Wiki, the Garb drops from the Whisper of Jormag strike mission, but when I previewed the Strong Echo of Whispers box, the Garb is NOT one of the possible drops from the Echo. Given that the Echo is supposed to be a reflection of the possible drops from the strikes, is it possible that the Garb was erroneously removed from the drop list for the Whisper strike (meaning that there is now no way to obtain more copies, which would explain the surging price)? Can somebody from ANet look into this?

  • Mouse.7382Mouse.7382 Member ✭✭✭

    I got the chest loot box to drop from daily strike mission the other day

  • Zaxares.5419Zaxares.5419 Member ✭✭✭

    @Mouse.7382 said:
    I got the chest loot box to drop from daily strike mission the other day

    Thanks for the confirmation. :) Still, it is odd that the chest box isn't included in the Echoes box, since the Raven chest box is basically THE most valuable reward for doing the Whisper strike. ANet, I'd consider adding it to the Echoes box as well if you want to increase/sustain player interest in the tougher strikes.

  • Nephalem.8921Nephalem.8921 Member ✭✭✭

    Not sure if intentional but droprate is either bugged or got lowered A LOT with latest strike release. Lowered by at least factor 10 which will bring it to 5k gold soon.

  • lare.5129lare.5129 Member ✭✭✭✭

    don't see any problem,
    1)this is not part of some collection
    2)it is exist on TP

  • Fueki.4753Fueki.4753 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @lare.5129 said:
    don't see any problem
    it is exist on TP

    Not everyone has multiple thousand gold to spent though, like the prices are for the bare foot skins.

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 4, 2020

    Actually, never mind there's no point.

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

    @lare.5129 said:
    don't see any problem,
    1)this is not part of some collection
    2)it is exist on TP

    Wouldn't be a problem if they would advertise it as a difficult to get bonus in upcoming content and not as a feature. "This next release will have a new set of armor" does not prepare us for what we actually got which is "This next release will have a new set of armor for all of you that enjoy a grind."

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  • lare.5129lare.5129 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 5, 2020

    @Fueki.4753 said:
    Not everyone has multiple thousand gold to spent though, like the prices are for the bare foot skins.

    price as for me valid. So anyone can choose - go and try luck each day. Don't believe ? But anyway want this non collectable item ASAP ?

    Most expensive Reliquary of the Raven Ceremonial Garb. Current price 1600 gold aprox. No one cant stop you buy gems, convert to gold, and get that Raven Ceremonial Garb.

    @Super Hayes.6890 said:
    Wouldn't be a problem if they would advertise it as a difficult to get bonus in upcoming content and not as a feature.

    This can be be a problem if this is part of meta achievement, or part of some collection. But not. This is not. So not any problem expect "ou, I want this".
    Want but not want try? Buy. Or demand. 1k current.

    "This next release will have a new set of armor for all of you that enjoy a grind."

    Like grind? Joke ?The current buy price is only 1600 gold. This is 53 hours action. People who like grind do grind years, but not hours.

  • lare.5129lare.5129 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 5, 2020

    @Amy of Darkness.5248 said:
    You look at that top and think it's worth $100? One hundred dollars of REAL money?

    Why not??? Why not $1000 ?? People buy toy for cats whit same price. And if most can't do same no one cry.

    Who has that kind of money to spend just on ONE item that's not even ascended rated?

    someone who think that he need that item.

    I mean I know that rich people spend that kind of money like nothing

    So you ask why title "I am rich" is so expensive?? :) They have and they spend. Should I ask why people buy Bentley and Ferraro, and I have only bus pass ??

    but making decisions that only benefit rich gamers

    don't feel like loser - pay or play. And again, make attention, that this item is not part of any collection . You can imagine it as expensive item in gem shop and feel more easy.

    This whole set should have been acquirable the way other armors always were, especially after pushing it as a selling point for the new content.

    It is already very easy acquirable. Part from achievement, other part from TP. It cost less than one legendary weapon .. Make it totally free no any reason for me.

  • Skotlex.7580Skotlex.7580 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Eh... if a single skin is going to cost hundreds or thousands of gold, it better be something so dazzling that the whole map can't help but stare at one. Like legendary weapons are meant to stand out.

    The design for this armor set just doesn't seem to get there. I find it pretty ridiculous when a skin is more expensive than a precursor, but nobody else but yourself is going to notice it.

    But then again, it's ANet's prerogative to determine how valuable they want an item to be, as they have the means to adjust acquisition rates.

  • Fueki.4753Fueki.4753 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 5, 2020

    @lare.5129 said:
    It is already very easy acquirable. Part from achievement, other part from TP. It cost less than one legendary weapon .. Make it totally free no any reason for me.

    It seems you didn't grasp the core of the problem:
    Many people want to actually be able to work towards their armour pieces and not be at the mercy of pitifully low RNG drop chances.
    And no, farming gold doesn't count as working towards such a goal.

    It's the same with the bare foot skins, that are victim to pitifully low drop chances and only available in outdated content.
    And these aren't even special like the Raven tatters. These literally just hide an armour piece and should have been a toggle.