Why is Volatile Magic so hard to come by? — Guild Wars 2 Forums

Why is Volatile Magic so hard to come by?

Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

We still have no infinite gathering tools for it, and the common ones cost karma, which is also sparse due to the fact that many items in LWS4 require karma as a currency.

When will we finally get better means to farm Volatile Magic?

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  • Kheldorn.5123Kheldorn.5123 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Infinite tools have already been datamined. About magic itself, I'm closing to 40k and have literally nothing to spend it on.

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

    @Kheldorn.5123 said:
    Infinite tools have already been datamined. About magic itself, I'm closing to 40k and have literally nothing to spend it on.

    That's probably because you saved and didn't spend. Other people might have bought trinkets or map boni or other much needed stuff. ;)

  • Kheldorn.5123Kheldorn.5123 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Kheldorn.5123 said:
    Infinite tools have already been datamined. About magic itself, I'm closing to 40k and have literally nothing to spend it on.

    That's probably because you saved and didn't spend. Other people might have bought trinkets or map boni or other much needed stuff. ;)

    I don't know. Except from minis (which I don't collect) there are better ways to get trinkets than LW4, so what is there to spend magic on?

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

    Don’t the enemies in Istan drop them fairly frequently?

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 3, 2018

    LOL! As if I could feel it coming ;) (and nope, don't read Reddit, so I didn't know about the datamining, obviously):
    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/unlimited-gathering-with-volatile-magic-gathering-tools/

    @Kheldorn.5123 said:
    I don't know. Except from minis (which I don't collect) there are better ways to get trinkets than LW4

    Ascended trinkets, by the way. What better ways are there in open world PvE for the new stats?

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 3, 2018

    @Kheldorn.5123 said:

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Kheldorn.5123 said:
    Infinite tools have already been datamined. About magic itself, I'm closing to 40k and have literally nothing to spend it on.

    That's probably because you saved and didn't spend. Other people might have bought trinkets or map boni or other much needed stuff. ;)

    I don't know. Except from minis (which I don't collect) there are better ways to get trinkets than LW4, so what is there to spend magic on?

    Yeah, it's a useless currency alright if you don't want minis. I certainly wouldn't buy an infinite tool that gave it.

    You can't even use it to buy all that many trinkets right now, just 1 ring and 1 accessory. The only thing you can spend it on is the various Crafting Material Shipments, which cost 1G and 250 Volatile Magic. They mostly drop T5 materials so it's a really terrible idea to buy those, in every case you can get a lot more materials just by spending your 1G on the TP.

  • Tanner Blackfeather.6509Tanner Blackfeather.6509 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 3, 2018

    @Pifil.5193 said:
    The only thing you can spend it on is the various Crafting Material Shipments, which cost 1G and 250 Volatile Magic. They mostly drop T5 materials so it's a really terrible idea to buy those, in every case you can get a lot more materials just by spending your 1G on the TP.

    Except there is currently a ~60s profit (after the gold cost and TP tax) from the Trophy shipment. If you have use for both t5 and t6 - like any gen 2 legendary - it's a gain.

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Tanner Blackfeather.6509 said:

    @Pifil.5193 said:
    The only thing you can spend it on is the various Crafting Material Shipments, which cost 1G and 250 Volatile Magic. They mostly drop T5 materials so it's a really terrible idea to buy those, in every case you can get a lot more materials just by spending your 1G on the TP.

    Except there is currently a ~60G profit (after the gold cost and TP tax) from the Trophy shipment. If you have use for both t5 and t6 - like any gen 2 legendary - it's a gain.

    Ahh, I completely misread those tables, thanks for clearing that up!

  • @Pifil.5193 said:

    @Tanner Blackfeather.6509 said:

    @Pifil.5193 said:
    The only thing you can spend it on is the various Crafting Material Shipments, which cost 1G and 250 Volatile Magic. They mostly drop T5 materials so it's a really terrible idea to buy those, in every case you can get a lot more materials just by spending your 1G on the TP.

    Except there is currently a ~60G profit (after the gold cost and TP tax) from the Trophy shipment. If you have use for both t5 and t6 - like any gen 2 legendary - it's a gain.

    Ahh, I completely misread those tables, thanks for clearing that up!

    Noticed a bir of an oops there, the profit is of course ~60 silver per shipment, not gold :D

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 3, 2018

    @Pifil.5193 said:
    just 1 ring and 1 accessory

    If you have only one character...

    Anyway, people here say it was just for minis, but that is not true. If you are running short on Karma, you need VM to boost it on the new maps. Karma items are gimmicks like the Prototype Position Rewinder (175,00 karma) or the Orr back pieces (315,000 karma).

    It is all interconnected, so yeah, it can cause an issue for many players who are interested in those things, and up until now we were running short on VM.

  • Illconceived Was Na.9781Illconceived Was Na.9781 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 8, 2018

    So I think this is more a matter of perspective:

    • It happens many people have plenty of UM to fulfill their needs, from whatever existing sources. It also continues to grow sufficiently quickly.
    • It similarly happens that the things that some folks like to do most don't generate much VM, so it appears to accumulate slowly.

    In actual fact, there are lots of sources of each and some people feel that they have more than they can spend, some too little.

    (Also: not sure why karma-based tools are rejected, but gem-based tools are requested; surely karma is about as easy to farm as gold.)

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