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  • Jayden Reese.9542Jayden Reese.9542 Member ✭✭✭

    Honestly with this being episode 6 and the possibility of a legendary trinket you should of had at least some saved. 250 isn't even terrible to get on most maps. Krak ore you can turn the mirror heart one on multiple chars for 25 ea. Branded mass you can do 1st heart in like 2 min inspiring troops. Diflorite drops off nodes easy. Mistonian you can do the plant seed heart on multiple chars. Kourna you get like 15 from meta and chests are everywhere. The new map is easy af and you should have 250 already. Now if you converted all these prior for gold off vm trade in that's on you.

  • Seteruss.4058Seteruss.4058 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2019

    I ll stick to my Griffon for now tyvm.
    The whole thing that I'm reading every day, turns me away from that mount more and more.
    Probably I'll do the collections sometimes in future.
    This way to far for a mount that goes up vertically or act like a helli.

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Turkeyspit.3965 said:

    @Blocki.4931 said:

    @Turkeyspit.3965 said:

    @Mil.3562 said:
    In summary, you'll need the following for the Skyscale Saddle :

    1. 35 Gold

    Anyone keeping count? The Devs said they wanted to make sure this mount wasn't a huge gold sink like the Griffon, but at one point the Grow Map was selling for about 50-65g, and with those two steps alone, you're 1/3rd the way there....

    That's because technically you don't have to spend any gold on that item. However, you need to buy several items for a few gold, I think it adds up to about 12g. So 47g and quartz.

    Of course, you don't have to buy them, but that doesn't mean they don't have a 'value'. If you can craft a 1500g legendary item completely from materials in your storage, that doesn't mean it doesn't cost 1500g to make - it just means you didn't have to spend any gold, but what you did was trade in 1500g worth of materials you owned for a purple :)

    "and quartz"

    Very passive aggressively chuckling, because I'm totally not mad on the Internet.

  • Rico.6873Rico.6873 Member ✭✭✭

    I used most currencies for ascended trinkets....

  • Knighthonor.4061Knighthonor.4061 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Rico.6873 said:
    I used most currencies for ascended trinkets....

    Glad crafting not my thing in this game

  • Lmao this just seems like a joke at this point rofl.

  • Urgi.3504Urgi.3504 Member ✭✭

    Just reduce the cost from 250 to 50, for example. If you want people to revisit old maps, add something to them, don't force people into them. I had easier time making Nevermore than this kitten.

  • Faaris.8013Faaris.8013 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @DutchRiders.2871 said:
    You riding a dragon that allows you to fly, ofcourse it's going to cost you. It's way better then a legendary.

    Having said that it will take a long time to farm that many mats.

    That's clearly a matter of opinion. It doesn't "fly", it hovers. And I don't find it better than a legendary item. I would rather add 1000 bucks to the whole thing to trade it for an actual legendary item, like an amulet.

  • coso.9173coso.9173 Member ✭✭✭

    how many collections are needed for this mount? it seems to go forever =o

  • eldrin.6471eldrin.6471 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2019

    i think its at 19 collections then you got 250 currency to grind out from each map.
    totally nuts

  • Menadena.7482Menadena.7482 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Seteruss.4058 said:
    I ll stick to my Griffon for now tyvm.
    The whole thing that I'm reading every day, turns me away from that mount more and more.
    Probably I'll do the collections sometimes in future.
    This way to far for a mount that goes up vertically or act like a helli.

    Part of the frustration is it does not even act like a helicopter. If the trade was you can not go as fast as the griffon but you can go up that that would be doable .... but no, you lose altitude the further from the launch point you go. The only workarounds are hitting volatile magic (which is only on S4 maps) or it looks like if you completely master it and are not in a hurry you can rest on walls.

    So far they have made both flying mounts way to messed up to get and with not even full functionality on other maps.

    As I have said before my peeve is not the cost, time, or anything like that. It is that it made the most sense lore-wise to be able to start the collection when you encounter them but instead the requirement is that they make you continue on with things that can have RL effects to those of us with certain medical conditions where we avoid things like flashing lights. There are WAY too many negatives to pursuing it, I just am having fun with the new zone instead.

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  • Safandula.8723Safandula.8723 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ronharshadow.5246 said:
    An entire stack for each LS4 map currency.... WTH this is beyond ridiculous and if ONLY we were warned to start farming and everything.
    Not to mention those who are just unlucky enough to not get the entire LS4 looks like they have to buy more gems to get that mount!

    Sad u can't buy brain with gems. I play for a bit more than a year and I knew farming those currencies will have a use 1 day "omg beyond riddicolulous" xD xD

    make prepardness baseline plz

  • Excursion.9752Excursion.9752 Member ✭✭✭

    I can't believe I am going to waste my map currencies on this thing... I ran into someone last night who had the mount in Divinities Reach and they warned me about the currency cost. I literally thought they were pulling my leg till I read this thread. Well I guess if you buy from the vendor and farm home nodes that's 8 per day without much effort.

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  • Eros.6801Eros.6801 Member ✭✭✭

    Welp. Speaking of Jahai Bluffs alone, it took me 6 hours farming non-stop with 5 brand new characters to get 250 Mistonium. Thing is Jahai probably one of the easiest map to farm in. 15 mistonium from hearts + 25 from rifts + 25 from map completion (if available) + 5 per meta events (optional), so i can get the minimum of 40 Mistonium per character but 6 hours is alot and i haven't do so for a long while, pretty tired.

    Idk what going to happen in other maps.

    MEH !!!

  • Jayden Reese.9542Jayden Reese.9542 Member ✭✭✭

    @Witch of Doom.5739 said:

    @Jayden Reese.9542 said:
    Honestly with this being episode 6 and the possibility of a legendary trinket you should of had at least some saved. 250 isn't even terrible to get on most maps. Krak ore you can turn the mirror heart one on multiple chars for 25 ea. Branded mass you can do 1st heart in like 2 min inspiring troops. Diflorite drops off nodes easy. Mistonian you can do the plant seed heart on multiple chars. Kourna you get like 15 from meta and chests are everywhere. The new map is easy af and you should have 250 already. Now if you converted all these prior for gold off vm trade in that's on you.

    Saying players "should have" done this or that is not helpful. Perhaps we like to buy things from the vendors with our accumulated currencies. Isn't that what the vendors are there for? I'm actually OK with having to acquire more currencies -- it will keep the maps busier -- but my beef is that ANet could have let us know we might want some a week ago when this whole Skyscale thing started. Considering some of us waited and waited behind timegates, we could have been putting our game time into acquiring some currencies versus others (like HoT ones) if we so chose.

    Sorry but you/they should of had some idea with the precedent of anet adding content that requires map currency. You/they shouldn't of converted your currency that's a pita to get if a 250 req is dropped on you without anet holding your hand with laying out all the reqs for the 6 stages before release. How fun that would be knowing everything prior. There are timegates/grinds you can't prepare for like the charged quartz but map currency with a free 250 storage so they don't even clog up anywhere but you/they chose to convert for a bit of gold sorry.

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2019

    @Eros.6801 said:
    Welp. Speaking of Jahai Bluffs alone, it took me 6 hours farming non-stop with 5 brand new characters to get 250 Mistonium. Thing is Jahai probably one of the easiest map to farm in. 15 mistonium from hearts + 25 from rifts + 25 from map completion (if available) + 5 per meta events (optional), so i can get the minimum of 40 Mistonium per character but 6 hours is alot and i haven't do so for a long while, pretty tired.

    Idk what going to happen in other maps.

    When I was farming Jahai, I would use teleport to the Sunspear Sanctuary and then do the heart just outside it and then the heart to the north as I had the combinations memorized. You can usually go to character select and log back in to get ported to the top of the map as Anet still hasn’t fixed that annoying bug. On new characters, I was completing an entire cycle every 7-10 min.

    For the new map, you can get 25 mistborn motes from map completion using new characters. The average is around every 15 min depending on how long it takes you to get into the map and how well you can avoid projectiles. This is probably the more efficient method as I had spent 90 minutes doing all events for an entire meta cycle and only ended up with 56 after the champ train.

  • lare.5129lare.5129 Member ✭✭✭

    nothing special, in chill mode without any heart make possible easy buy it each day fro vendor. Less than 2 month .. Why so worry some persons ?
    I play 5+ years, and don't need make everything in one day.

  • cptaylor.2670cptaylor.2670 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I just want to know how we’re going to make a saddle out of these currencies. Do they magically run into leather after we combine them? Are we getting leather from somewhere else and bedazzling it with magic? 250 is insane.... especially when two of the maps give 5!!!!!!!! for map completion when all others give 25. Where is the consistency?

  • Blur.3465Blur.3465 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2019

    As I suggested earlier, make it so that not all currencies require a whole stack.
    The Domain of Istan one can easily be 250 req, as you get around 20? from the hearts and those are quite easily farmable too, meaning you don't have to kill yourself farming them.
    The other currencies should require less. 50-100 at most, as most of them are a chore to get, taking too long and not getting enough from heart vendors...plus hearts are super slow and annoying to do, especially if you've done them a HUNDRED times!

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

    @DutchRiders.2871 said:
    You riding a dragon that allows you to fly, ofcourse it's going to cost you. It's way better then a legendary.

    That's subjective, but in addition, Skyscale isn't the only way to "fly" in GW2, and a Griffon takes about 1/3rd of the time and effort to acquire (which btw, is still less than it takes to acquire a Legendary weapon)

  • Shabari.1504Shabari.1504 Member ✭✭

    I now take back being one of the few that said "I have enjoyed the timegated collections for the Skyscale" . This having to go back and grind each map for the map currency at 250 a pop is uncalled for. I like many do not have any saved and stored. After using what I needed for mini's and such from the map, I used any left over to turn into VM. The mount does not do anything super magical for this much work to make it worth this much effort. At this point I would rather pay the 250g like the Griffon and be done with it. The excitement of getting closer to seeing my baby hatchling grow up to be a big girl is slowly fading.........................................................This just popped the daily excitement of doing the next steps of progression.

  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @aspirine.6852 said:
    :D wow. I didnt even know I was making a legendary.

    you aren't

  • Menadena.7482Menadena.7482 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Eros.6801 said:
    Welp. Speaking of Jahai Bluffs alone, it took me 6 hours farming non-stop with 5 brand new characters to get 250 Mistonium. Thing is Jahai probably one of the easiest map to farm in. 15 mistonium from hearts + 25 from rifts + 25 from map completion (if available) + 5 per meta events (optional), so i can get the minimum of 40 Mistonium per character but 6 hours is alot and i haven't do so for a long while, pretty tired.

    Idk what going to happen in other maps.

    Time wise, your best bet is to farm home nodes ... either have them yourself or look for someone doing instance farming before reset. Yes, it will only be ~3 of each type per day, but you can not beat how much time it takes. If you are not in the HAVETOHAVEITNOW camp you can do whatever you want in gw2 and will have a full stack of each mat before the next ep comes out (plus plenty of UM for whatever you want .... oh, and the same for S3 things .... ascended stuff anyone).

    New to the game? Feel free to give a yell if you need PVE help.

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Eros.6801 said:
    Welp. Speaking of Jahai Bluffs alone, it took me 6 hours farming non-stop with 5 brand new characters to get 250 Mistonium. Thing is Jahai probably one of the easiest map to farm in. 15 mistonium from hearts + 25 from rifts + 25 from map completion (if available) + 5 per meta events (optional), so i can get the minimum of 40 Mistonium per character but 6 hours is alot and i haven't do so for a long while, pretty tired.

    Idk what going to happen in other maps.

    Mistonium is far easier to get than Difluorite Crystals at least. I needed 100 inscribed shards because I forgot I crafted the Commander Backpack recently and didn't stock up on them again. Took me 2 hours, doing 4 out of 5 hearts on 2 characters and joining meta whenever it was up while listening to a podcast. That is to say I didn't even try to be efficient while doing it. It was fun too. People should chill out a bit, there's no rush. Nobody can be the first anymore.

    Very passive aggressively chuckling, because I'm totally not mad on the Internet.

  • Witch of Doom.5739Witch of Doom.5739 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @cptaylor.2670 said:
    I just want to know how we’re going to make a saddle out of these currencies. Do they magically run into leather after we combine them? Are we getting leather from somewhere else and bedazzling it with magic? 250 is insane.... especially when two of the maps give 5!!!!!!!! for map completion when all others give 25. Where is the consistency?

    I want to thank you -- truly, not being sarcastic -- for the image of using a Bedazzler on this magic saddle. It will help sustain me in the coming weeks. I don't actually mind spending days or weeks getting the map currency, just wish we'd had a bit of a heads-up about the requirements but oh well.

    It would have been fun if after Step 4 (which I haven't even gotten to yet) we received our Skyscale and then ridden it bareback as a very basic mount with no extra abilities. Completing Step 5 would have given us a Bedazzled Saddle and new abilities.

  • Magnus Godrik.5841Magnus Godrik.5841 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Lol wow lucky for me i have plenty just playing normally. And the home instance nodes helped as well. Personally i think they should have added a material/gold sink.

  • Endless Soul.5178Endless Soul.5178 Member ✭✭✭✭

    With the exception of Mistonuim, I have more than enough to complete this step, and I only need to farm Mistonium for about a day. Yay me I guess.

    I'm sorry for everyone else that has to farm these items though.

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  • Cragga the Eighty Third.6015Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2019

    @Daishi.6027 said:
    I do wish vouchers gave resources for these maps, and there really needs to be a gold or gem based method to acquire these resources.

    Seconded! Hey, Anet, how about at least updating the Tyrian Exchange vouchers to include S3/S4 currency?

    Jahai Bluffs is going to be my home for a while, it seems. Since I always buy the home nodes, and the new currency farms fast (nodes everywhere) i've got enough of everything except Mistonium, because I was just getting close to finishing unlocking that armor set.

  • @casualkenny.9817 said:
    Well iirc someone on forum was asking for a legendary Mount with legendary requirements...

    If this as a mount worthy of the title "Legendary Mount" then I'd agree, but since it doesn't do anything I can't do with my springer and gryph I don't get why its SO grindy/costly. I mean fine, draw it out I guess, but this is a bit ridiculous.

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

    @Blocki.4931 said:

    @Palador.2170 said:
    That sickening "crunch" you hear is many players slamming headlong into this barrier, especially the Mistborn Motes.

    Also, how the HELL does this make sense? For the Roller Beetle, we brought in a few things and Gorrik managed to craft a floating, high-tech saddle for us. But the saddle for the creature we've shown we can ride without any saddle at all needs huge amounts of resources? From a storytelling front, this is absolutely horrid.

    I have over a stack of them and I haven't even played for the last 4 days... All it takes is a couple meta events.

    People have been getting the ascended trinkets, minis, tonics and armor skins for the currency. Not everyone has been hoarding like yourself. ;)

  • Ragnarox.9601Ragnarox.9601 Member ✭✭✭

    I'll rather open my credit card then farm this kitten again, I just cant farm anymore....ty anet i am starting to hate this game. I really hate wow cause of grinds but you are No1 hating game now.

  • @DutchRiders.2871 said:
    You riding a dragon that allows you to fly, ofcourse it's going to cost you. It's way better then a legendary.

    Having said that it will take a long time to farm that many mats.

    Fly for a limited time and cannot re-up unless near a ledge, as opposed to a gryph that if flown right can gain altitude and also move way faster.

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  • MokahTGS.7850MokahTGS.7850 Member ✭✭✭

    So the griffon was too much gold so their solution was to make the skyscale massively tedious.

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm just grateful that you can buy 25 pieces of Kralkatite Ore from the vendors so that it only took me two hearts to have 250 of them complete. The other currencies however are much more of a grind for me as there are only 5 distributed by each heart vendor which I don't quite understand why 25 of the Kralkatite or and 5 of every other. Why not 25 for all currencies?

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  • @Cynder.2509 said:
    I'm just grateful that you can buy 25 pieces of Kralkatite Ore from the vendors so that it only took me two hearts to have 250 of them complete. The other currencies however are much more of a grind for me as there are only 5 distributed by each heart vendor which I don't quite understand why 25 of the Kralkatite or and 5 of every other. Why not 25 for all currencies?

    Probably because Kralkatite is used as a crafting material.

    Does map completion on LS4 maps reward you with a reasonable amount of map currency? Might be time to send the alts to the desert...

  • Excursion.9752Excursion.9752 Member ✭✭✭

    250 of Each is to much. 100 of each would be better but still feels like a lot at this point. No matter what this needs to be reduced.
    Legendary SnailScale Hover Chair is really not worth the effort. Especially for how it feels when you use it...

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  • Kal Spiro.9745Kal Spiro.9745 Member ✭✭✭

    @Faaris.8013 said:
    Remember that you can do reward tracks in WvW and PvP to get the currency. Each completed reward track of the specific map will give you the choice to pick 50 of the currency. If you have 500 Potions of WvW Rewards in your bank, that's 300 currency of your choice. Or you simply do the reward track, which in case of Blood Rubies for Aurora was my choice ^^

    Also, I rather do map completion with all characters than doing events. I think each completion gives 25. Plus, a chance to get a BLC key.

    That's an interesting thought, I have 21 characters, I only need to do map completion on 10 each at that rate

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

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:

    @Cynder.2509 said:
    I'm just grateful that you can buy 25 pieces of Kralkatite Ore from the vendors so that it only took me two hearts to have 250 of them complete. The other currencies however are much more of a grind for me as there are only 5 distributed by each heart vendor which I don't quite understand why 25 of the Kralkatite or and 5 of every other. Why not 25 for all currencies?

    Probably because Kralkatite is used as a crafting material.

    Does map completion on LS4 maps reward you with a reasonable amount of map currency? Might be time to send the alts to the desert...

    Hearts are still the faster route but it’s certainly an option if you dislike them. Map completion is the quicker route on the new map compared to doing the meta.

  • Faaris.8013Faaris.8013 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kal Spiro.9745 said:

    @Faaris.8013 said:
    Remember that you can do reward tracks in WvW and PvP to get the currency. Each completed reward track of the specific map will give you the choice to pick 50 of the currency. If you have 500 Potions of WvW Rewards in your bank, that's 300 currency of your choice. Or you simply do the reward track, which in case of Blood Rubies for Aurora was my choice ^^

    Also, I rather do map completion with all characters than doing events. I think each completion gives 25. Plus, a chance to get a BLC key.

    That's an interesting thought, I have 21 characters, I only need to do map completion on 10 each at that rate

    I found out that some maps only give 5 currency as completion reward, don't know exactly which ones though. And one map requires you to do a dwarven dungeon puzzle or buy the plate for 3 gold, or do both meta events, to get the annoying POI, that's Thunderkitten Peaks. Having done it with another character doesn't help.

  • Jayden Reese.9542Jayden Reese.9542 Member ✭✭✭

    @Witch of Doom.5739 said:

    @Jayden Reese.9542 said:

    @Witch of Doom.5739 said:

    @Jayden Reese.9542 said:
    Honestly with this being episode 6 and the possibility of a legendary trinket you should of had at least some saved. 250 isn't even terrible to get on most maps. Krak ore you can turn the mirror heart one on multiple chars for 25 ea. Branded mass you can do 1st heart in like 2 min inspiring troops. Diflorite drops off nodes easy. Mistonian you can do the plant seed heart on multiple chars. Kourna you get like 15 from meta and chests are everywhere. The new map is easy af and you should have 250 already. Now if you converted all these prior for gold off vm trade in that's on you.

    Saying players "should have" done this or that is not helpful. Perhaps we like to buy things from the vendors with our accumulated currencies. Isn't that what the vendors are there for? I'm actually OK with having to acquire more currencies -- it will keep the maps busier -- but my beef is that ANet could have let us know we might want some a week ago when this whole Skyscale thing started. Considering some of us waited and waited behind timegates, we could have been putting our game time into acquiring some currencies versus others (like HoT ones) if we so chose.

    Sorry but you/they should of had some idea with the precedent of anet adding content that requires map currency. You/they shouldn't of converted your currency that's a pita to get if a 250 req is dropped on you without anet holding your hand with laying out all the reqs for the 6 stages before release. How fun that would be knowing everything prior. There are timegates/grinds you can't prepare for like the charged quartz but map currency with a free 250 storage so they don't even clog up anywhere but you/they chose to convert for a bit of gold sorry.

    I did not choose to convert for gold. I bought things from vendors for map currency. Is that not what they're there for? And to reiterate, shoulda woulda coulda is not helpful.

    Neither is incessant whining but that hasn't stopped 50 threads but yeah just stop replying to my comments and i'll do the same. gl

  • Matt H.6142Matt H.6142 Member ✭✭✭

    Next they’ll be discounting the AP rewards. I’m at 29,500 points. Don’t cheapen my radiant chest piece! So, there’s a set recipe on getting the season 4 reward? Work for it. Have fun. Post in chat when you get it like a legendary. Frack, I’d rather it only go to the die hards anyway.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2019

    Fortunately, I "only" need to farm 4 out of the 6 maps, but alas, I couldn't even finish my fifth run through those today, because it was so aggrevatingly tedious.

    I recall passing through some of those maps for an earlier collection the other day, thinking, "Thank God I never have to do those hearts again!" Talk about irony. :s

    .
    P.S. While I enjoy some of the hearts, like the one where you talk to the three parties in Jahai, most are just chores and include no intellectual involvement whatsoever, not even on a basic level (jump up, grab food, jump down, give it to NPC, or just go kill tons of mobs and the like).

  • Klipso.8653Klipso.8653 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I dont understand how anyone doesn't already have almost 1k of each of these saved up with how long these maps have been out.

    Even the new map they just released- I've already got over 400, and I'm not even grinding it.

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