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Nevermind the Timegate, Farmgate is waaay worse

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

    @Blacksarevok.8104 said:
    i wish they gave some kinda heads up how progressively worse and worse the collection gets. im like 75% done but if knew i needed 20+ charged quartz and 250 of each map currency (which i consumed many of not too long ago because how tf was i suppose to know i would need for a goddang mount?) i would have not even started the collections to begin with.

    but now that im close i feel obligated to finish and then take a few months off from the game

    Many people have simply expected it because Aurora had the same requirement. People weren't upset at all to "be forced to play old maps", everybody loved it.

    Smugly chuckling forever.
    My sentence doesn't make sense? Well, I probably forgot to write half of it before posting.

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

    @Blocki.4931 said:
    Implying that casuals are absoloutely unable to play on maps and get currency. 250 is not much. Half of that you can easily get in a single day without selling your life. Hint: This is not a race. If you are already on that step you must have rushed it from the start. That's not something a casual would do.

    or if you are simply well prepared ;)

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    That is from an account that hasn't even played any of LS4 and some of the items have been converted to VM.

  • Minna.7895Minna.7895 Member ✭✭

    @Gop.8713 said:

    @Crackmonster.2790 said:
    I get what you are saying i just wanna nitpick about one thing.

    Lets say you make a game, where you can buy everything. Does this not affect the game for everyone that wants to earn it?

    yes it does, it's not always win/win as you want to make it look like, i love the things that take effort unless its waaaaaaaay over the top or requires commitment to raid groups. If it's just about me putting in effort myself, i'm all for it.

    This is a really good point. One of the great strengths of gw2 is that it offers a variety of rewards that require different types of assets to unlock. So there are things for ppl who want to spend a lot, who want to invest a lot of time, who want to do competitive content or 'high-end' pve things, even rng-only items are great. All of these different means of acquisition are good for the game bc it emphasizes that having all the things isn't the goal. The point is to do the things you like and then enjoy whatever rewards follow . . .

    What makes the new mount not quite fall into that category is that it is story related, and anet has made clear that story-related content is intended for everyone. Happily, they created no obstacle to that in this case, which is why I continue to be mystified by the complaints about it. The highest hurdle to overcome in this collection is just access to all the LS4 maps, and I haven't really seen anyone complain about that at all . . .

    Actually one of the great strenghts was that you are able to pick your way to do it... not being forced to do specific grinds. (Play the way you want...remember?)
    Maybe I would have someday even enjoyed ls4 maps with a skyscale to explore them more, but surely not if im forced to grind them beforehand. TO GET A MOUNT, not a legendary item or anything- thats the issue here. Please stop comparing it to those.

  • Minna.7895Minna.7895 Member ✭✭

    @Khisanth.2948 said:

    @Blocki.4931 said:
    Implying that casuals are absoloutely unable to play on maps and get currency. 250 is not much. Half of that you can easily get in a single day without selling your life. Hint: This is not a race. If you are already on that step you must have rushed it from the start. That's not something a casual would do.

    or if you are simply well prepared ;)

    Imgur
    That is from an account that hasn't even played any of LS4 and some of the items have been converted to VM.

    Okay, how without ls4? Maybe I can make a way out of that for me... would appreciate tips just aswell to get these mats without setting foot on the maps (tradeable boxes that contain these?)

  • Miellyn.6847Miellyn.6847 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2019

    @Minna.7895 said:

    @Gop.8713 said:

    @Crackmonster.2790 said:
    I get what you are saying i just wanna nitpick about one thing.

    Lets say you make a game, where you can buy everything. Does this not affect the game for everyone that wants to earn it?

    yes it does, it's not always win/win as you want to make it look like, i love the things that take effort unless its waaaaaaaay over the top or requires commitment to raid groups. If it's just about me putting in effort myself, i'm all for it.

    This is a really good point. One of the great strengths of gw2 is that it offers a variety of rewards that require different types of assets to unlock. So there are things for ppl who want to spend a lot, who want to invest a lot of time, who want to do competitive content or 'high-end' pve things, even rng-only items are great. All of these different means of acquisition are good for the game bc it emphasizes that having all the things isn't the goal. The point is to do the things you like and then enjoy whatever rewards follow . . .

    What makes the new mount not quite fall into that category is that it is story related, and anet has made clear that story-related content is intended for everyone. Happily, they created no obstacle to that in this case, which is why I continue to be mystified by the complaints about it. The highest hurdle to overcome in this collection is just access to all the LS4 maps, and I haven't really seen anyone complain about that at all . . .

    Actually one of the great strenghts was that you are able to pick your way to do it... not being forced to do specific grinds. (Play the way you want...remember?)

    When will people finally use this sentence as it was meant to be? It was never about specific rewards. We had dungeon skins from release that required specific dungeons and nobody complained about it. But it comes always up when people reeeally want specific rewards and don't want to do the requirements...

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

    Why so much entitlement? Theres nothing anticasual about having to farm materials, this collection looks to me like the replacement for aurora so its bound to require work from all diff parts of season 4.

    Furthermore, i though the problem was that timegate punished ppl who wanted to play at their own pace while this strictly doesnt.

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm OK with this as Aurora (which was the big finale for LS3) also required 250 of each LS currency. This seems quite reasonable to me.

    Although maybe if they're planning a similar big finale for LS5 they should announce it as an epic journey that requires all the previous episodes and will take many days to complete. Make sure people are well warned.

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

    @Minna.7895 said:

    @Khisanth.2948 said:

    @Blocki.4931 said:
    Implying that casuals are absoloutely unable to play on maps and get currency. 250 is not much. Half of that you can easily get in a single day without selling your life. Hint: This is not a race. If you are already on that step you must have rushed it from the start. That's not something a casual would do.

    or if you are simply well prepared ;)

    Imgur
    That is from an account that hasn't even played any of LS4 and some of the items have been converted to VM.

    Okay, how without ls4? Maybe I can make a way out of that for me... would appreciate tips just aswell to get these mats without setting foot on the maps (tradeable boxes that contain these?)

    Home instance nodes. I happen to be using the ones from my main account but I see people offering home instances in Rata Sum all the time and back when I was using the human home instance I saw people doing the same in Divinity's Reach. I believe someone in TTS does a similar thing in the reset Teq group. This is all on NA. No idea how things are like on EU servers.

  • Well, to be honest, I was ok with the 24h time-gate. It gave me time to "grind" for the stuff I needed.

    But that farmgate requires more than just 8-10h of playing. Even using PvP/WvW tracks, it takes at least 15 hours of playing with experience boosters to finish all of the reward tracks.

    It would be nice if they'd lower it, by a lot. If not, even though I love the Skyscale and its mechanics, I'll just have to pass that content. If ANet's goal was to create endgame content through a finale with a mount, that, even if good, doesn't compare to how a Legendary Weapon works, I'm sorry but that content is not suited for me - and for most other players.

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

    @Minna.7895 said:
    Okay, how without ls4? Maybe I can make a way out of that for me... would appreciate tips just aswell to get these mats without setting foot on the maps (tradeable boxes that contain these?)

    Just look in LFG for someone with a full instance (or at least all the S4 nodes) shortly before reset. You can gather about 3 of each mat per day. Yes, it will take about 3 months but you should only need to set foot in the final map so is perfect if you do not have all the zones unlocked. If you want to reduce that time a little you can buy a 4th one a day from the central UM vendor, but then your cost goes up.

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

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

    @DigiQWill.6378 said:
    Well, to be honest, I was ok with the 24h time-gate. It gave me time to "grind" for the stuff I needed.

    But that farmgate requires more than just 8-10h of playing. Even using PvP/WvW tracks, it takes at least 15 hours of playing with experience boosters to finish all of the reward tracks.

    It would be nice if they'd lower it, by a lot. If not, even though I love the Skyscale and its mechanics, I'll just have to pass that content. If ANet's goal was to create endgame content through a finale with a mount, that, even if good, doesn't compare to how a Legendary Weapon works, I'm sorry but that content is not suited for me - and for most other players.

    How is 8-15 hours of play, spread across as little as 1 day to as much as the rest of the game's lifespan is bad?

    Pls im not buying the hour count, have you done the math?

  • @zealex.9410 said:

    @DigiQWill.6378 said:
    Well, to be honest, I was ok with the 24h time-gate. It gave me time to "grind" for the stuff I needed.

    But that farmgate requires more than just 8-10h of playing. Even using PvP/WvW tracks, it takes at least 15 hours of playing with experience boosters to finish all of the reward tracks.

    It would be nice if they'd lower it, by a lot. If not, even though I love the Skyscale and its mechanics, I'll just have to pass that content. If ANet's goal was to create endgame content through a finale with a mount, that, even if good, doesn't compare to how a Legendary Weapon works, I'm sorry but that content is not suited for me - and for most other players.

    How is 8-15 hours of play, spread across as little as 1 day to as much as the rest of the game's lifespan is bad?

    Pls im not buying the hour count, have you done the math?

    15 hours done while having finals is what pushed it for me to be honest. I was able to grind through the first 4(?) parts relatively easily due to having some breathing time - and that means a maximum of 8 hours spent in total on the collection. I didn't quite do the mathematics on it, though. It could be upwards 30-40 hours, at least from my full-time PvPer perspective that has a measly 3 hours to play per day.
    According to their Skyscale philosophy, they reduced the time gates to 2 hours. With that on my mind, I do believe that 2 hours vs 10 days is rather a harsh time to deal with - especially since you can do all the other collections in just about that, 2 hours (maybe 3 to 4 hours if you aren't being optimal).
    I'm not splurting out numbers though, I'm simply stating experimental facts for completing reward tracks in PvP. That is, it usually takes me around 3 hours per day, for a bit more than a week, to finish a reward track to get the 250 tokens for each map. It just doesn't fit their mentality of "2 hours time gates now", or I am dearly mistaken somewhere.

    (I think whilst I write, so I may be repeating myself or adding onto my arguments as I go along. Sorry if I'm confusing.)

  • Zoid.2568Zoid.2568 Member ✭✭

    Games are meant to be played. If you got the skyscale within 1 hour it would not be fun. The collections are good as it creates population in other zones and forces us to complete content we otherwise maybe would not have experienced. Also, it forces some people to buy season 4.

    Good collection arenanet. Well done!

  • Am I missing something or did they remove the vendor that sells all of the currencies for volatile magic? You can even buy the new map currency for karma. What is this complaint even about?

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

    @giromon.5960 said:
    Am I missing something or did they remove the vendor that sells all of the currencies for volatile magic? You can even buy the new map currency for karma. What is this complaint even about?

    Those currencies are time-gated to 5 per day each.

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I made it a thing to farm the new map currency at the onset of a new episode. I think the clue to this was seeing a map currency vender in the new maps. o/ I also do timegated mats and charged quartz, and yes i'm casual.
    I don't get this either. I do my daily thang then get on with farming my GS, or doing wvw or doing RL stuff. I just completed aurora and that need 250 each of season threes currency. If I want some thing, I just follow what i need to do. If I really want to, I could complain about all the JP's coming up as they bring on my motion sickness a treat but I understand i can by pass this, so I don't- and therefore potentially don't spoil it for people who like them.
    However on my journeys during this mount I have come across some extremely helpful people who have helped, either by showing where something is or a portal. These people deserve some recognition on how helpful our community can be.
    Such a shame that this sort of thing won't happen again and kudos to the dervs who spent time and effort making this achievement. I for one appreciate it.

  • Voltekka.2375Voltekka.2375 Member ✭✭✭✭

    First people whine about the timegate. Now its the farmgate. Then they rush content, then they whine there is no more content, dead maps. And the cycle repeats itself.

  • TheDraco.3965TheDraco.3965 Member ✭✭

    The thing that saddens me most about this is given that a stack of each LS4 currency is needed that likely means there for be a legendary trinket/ring this season. So the game is effectively dead in the water until season 5 comes out.

  • HazyDaisy.4107HazyDaisy.4107 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Dami.5046 said:
    I made it a thing to farm the new map currency at the onset of a new episode. I think the clue to this was seeing a map currency vender in the new maps. o/ I also do timegated mats and charged quartz, and yes i'm casual.
    I don't get this either. I do my daily thang then get on with farming my GS, or doing wvw or doing RL stuff. I just completed aurora and that need 250 each of season threes currency. If I want some thing, I just follow what i need to do. If I really want to, I could complain about all the JP's coming up as they bring on my motion sickness a treat but I understand i can by pass this, so I don't- and therefore potentially don't spoil it for people who like them.
    However on my journeys during this mount I have come across some extremely helpful people who have helped, either by showing where something is or a portal. These people deserve some recognition on how helpful our community can be.
    Such a shame that this sort of thing won't happen again and kudos to the dervs who spent time and effort making this achievement. I for one appreciate it.

    About those helpful port people. Me and a friend were doing Griffinrook last night and there was a tag there that couldn't "figure it out", so me and the friend get to the top and I dropped a port for the tag. Not only did the tag not say TY to me, he accepted all emails and thanks from everyone else he ported up after getting to the top via my port. So, yeah, that sort of "helpful" makes me personally not want to be helpful.

    [HaHa] Hazardous Hallucination - Sorrows Furnace

  • aspirine.6852aspirine.6852 Member ✭✭✭

    I'd say Bug-gate is the worst. There are a few annoying bugs in the dragonfall map that should have been solved already. They are stopping complete maps from succeeding.

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Blocki.4931 said:

    @Blacksarevok.8104 said:
    i wish they gave some kinda heads up how progressively worse and worse the collection gets. im like 75% done but if knew i needed 20+ charged quartz and 250 of each map currency (which i consumed many of not too long ago because how tf was i suppose to know i would need for a goddang mount?) i would have not even started the collections to begin with.

    but now that im close i feel obligated to finish and then take a few months off from the game

    Many people have simply expected it because Aurora had the same requirement. People weren't upset at all to "be forced to play old maps", everybody loved it.

    Weird, I saw complaints at the time. Im not saying that they were valid complaints, but, "everybody loved it," is not true.

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

    @Minna.7895 said:
    Why? Why do you hate casuals all of a sudden? Please at least give us alternatives for the 250 currency of each map

    What, you don't enjoy mindlessly running around pressing WASD and 1 for hours, maybe 2-5 and 6-0 on occasion, or just your left mouse button (wow), while your brain cells yearn for an intellectual challenge? I don't understand why. ;)

    Jokes aside, there are a few hearts that can be fun to do, but most are just as described and truly seem to drag on forever.

    @Blocki.4931 said:
    People weren't upset at all to "be forced to play old maps", everybody loved it.

    Grinding isn't playing a map, which is what we do now: grind. I was super happy about all the scavenger hunts we got in this mount collection, and the crafting, and the JPs, and the mini games. But then nothing for four days, and now this grind? Meh.

  • Excursion.9752Excursion.9752 Member ✭✭✭

    After all this all I can say is there better be some QoL changes to the way the snailscale behaves when you are on it. Because all of this is not worth it even with the masteries...

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  • Arkantos.7460Arkantos.7460 Member ✭✭✭

    yea ... and when ppl had their new mount ; what to do ... go offline waiting for the next part of livingstory ..GG

  • Blur.3465Blur.3465 Member ✭✭✭

    @Arkantos.7460 said:
    yea ... and when ppl had their new mount ; what to do ... go offline waiting for the next part of livingstory ..GG

    Not true, at least not in my case.
    Skyscale would motivate me to play more, especially on new map and finish off all the achievements as well. Grab all the masteries for it too.
    Right now, that motivation is disappearing and making me feel quite burned out.
    Reasons have been stated in my previous posts here.

  • FrizzFreston.5290FrizzFreston.5290 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Minna.7895 said:
    Why? Why do you hate casuals all of a sudden? Please at least give us alternatives for the 250 currency of each map (tradeable or better buyable for a fixed price in either gold or gems). You know I read the statement about lowering the timegates and wanted to vote with my wallet. I have a PSC lying around now, but not sure how and where (ANet?) to use it atm.
    You wrote in your statement you didn't want a hard gold price... but that would have been preferable because everyone would have the choice to farm for gold or to buy with gems (win/win right there for you, too). The way it is you have to farm (in my case for weeks maybe even months) .

    And btw for those of you thinking " Yeah its exclusive for farmers" ... how would you feel if you can't buy gems for gold anymore and all skins would be exclusively for shoppers? (I would not like that either, for me its about balance and options, wich up to this point we had)

    Because it's a game thats meant to be played, if you don't have time to play, then you don't get further in said game, as fast.

    It's an entertainment business, supposed to entertain you for some time , while playing. And farming, droning, grinding in one location is boring, and quite besides the point. Flipping open your wallet, swinging your creditcard around, saying its "win-win" clearly missed the point completely of what this or any other game is all about.

  • MoriMoriMori.5349MoriMoriMori.5349 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 22, 2019

    @Minna.7895 said:
    Actually one of the great strenghts was that you are able to pick your way to do it... not being forced to do specific grinds. (Play the way you want...remember?)
    Maybe I would have someday even enjoyed ls4 maps with a skyscale to explore them more, but surely not if im forced to grind them beforehand. TO GET A MOUNT, not a legendary item or anything- thats the issue here. Please stop comparing it to those.

    A mount you don't actually need, btw. Everybody have played this game for kitten 7 years, and never needed it. I don't even have griffon, and I don't really need it that much that I would do some stupid grind. And legendaries are a total joke, imo, with enormous grind - yet somehow it's ok for everybody. At least the mount is actually useful, and even not that grindy, comparing to the legendaries. Yet for some reason it's a problem. Why? How?

  • Ok, having played through all the steps myself. At reset tonight, I am on the last step. Most other steps I had all the items necessary or could buy them easily. I did the jumping puzzles which to me was fun going through all the maps I haven’t visited in forever. When I saw the last step requirements I had 3/6 currencies already. The others I can play and get 50-100 easily daily. Do the renown hearts, traverse the maps and harvest. Yes, it is not necessary immediately doable so you are the first one to get a skyscale, but if you don’t like it then don’t do it. I may or may not get everything this week, but if I don’t no big deal. I am just happy to be on the last steps and I see the end in sight.

  • HazyDaisy.4107HazyDaisy.4107 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm just glad I'd put off crafting the last 7 Incriptions I needed to start the Dragons Blood Weapons. I decided to save up 350 of them so I could knock out all 7 inscriptions at once, and had only gotten up to 288 masses when I heard about the LS4 currency requirements for Little Smoosh.

    Oh well, the saving starts over :(

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  • Well, for those who don't have home instance nodes, I'm sure that for at least a while, people who do will be issuing public invitations. Every little bit helps.

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

    @Bawi.9541 said:
    If I were in anet's shoes, I would have "leaked" the information that you'd need map currency for the next step during the time everyone was kitten on them for the timegating. Would've given people something to do during the time-gated steps, and would've softened the surprise farm step. But eh :3

    Quite a few people have predicted there would be something that needs 250 of every LS4 currencies. They might have been wrong about what it was for but they were right about needing them.

  • farming the map currencies isn't much of a problem to be honest.

    but not telling beforehand it will come is.

    so are those stupid trade contracts. Besides, after saving the people, they should be more than happy to shower me in stuff.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 22, 2019

    @Excursion.9752 said:
    After all this all I can say is there better be some QoL changes to the way the snailscale behaves when you are on it. Because all of this is not worth it even with the masteries...

    I was going to suggest they added another two mastery tracks to it. One that makes you ascend/descend a little faster, at least.

  • LazySummer.2568LazySummer.2568 Member ✭✭✭

    How is this farmgate worse than timegate? the latter one actually has no way around it other than to wait. Moreover, like many have said, it's not even that bad of a farm and it's on something that doesnt affect gameplay. There's also something called the griffon that's strictly more useful than this farmgated content.

    The farmgate for mastery that came at the beginning of HoT was actually bad because it affected gameplay by blocking maps and stories.

    The only issue i can see with this skyscale farmgate are for people that like to not actually play the game and instead like to show off by afking in DR or LA with their shiny new toy/skin (often times obtainable through their credit card)

  • I'll link this Reddit thread about the skyscale stuff you need to get for the saddle: https://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/br8kjl/how_to_easily_obtain_season_4_currencies/

    It's doable in a reasonable amount of time - I'd approximate it to lower than the time I sent above from PvP/WvW grinding, possibly doable in 3 to 5 days from scratch. There's going to be a lot of trains for those, at least I anticipate them, so keep your eyes open!

  • Zaklex.6308Zaklex.6308 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Turkeyspit.3965 said:
    Time gating was a fundamental flaw in their design, and will be rectified. As for farming, while you could say this collection is way too massive, that's just a preference. I don't think the Skyscale mount is worth the amount of work required, so I'm not going to bother. IF my opinion on that should change when players actually HAVE the mount and can showcase it's abilities, I'll go back and complete it.

    People already have it, so you might want to start asking...just go to Dragonfall and find one...there were several of them yesterday during the Meta. As for LS4 map currencies, those are easily obtainable while just roaming the maps doing events, won't take weeks and weeks to gather the 250 each necessary, and people should stop wasting them on Volatile Magic, everyone should know by now that ArenaNet will always find a use for something many months down the road after introduction, better to just store it in the Wallet and leave it there for future use.

    Yes...no...maybe...what do you want, can't you see I'm busy saving the world...AGAIN!

  • Aaralyna.3104Aaralyna.3104 Member ✭✭✭

    Unpopular opinion I guess but I'm cool with the living world season 4 currency requirement. Just take your time and do some events/meta/hearts/story on alt on map and gather all you pass by. You have the required amount before you notice. And you can also get it via reward tracks if pvp/wvw is more your thing. Idk why ppl always want new shinies on day 1 for the least effort possible. Unlock mount, get masteries on day 1 and be bored again.... And indeed, don't touch your map currencies unless you really need it (be it an item/fast volatile magic).

  • Ayalet.4970Ayalet.4970 Member ✭✭

    It feels like a punch in the face .... sigh

    dramatic realization parody
    "Hey guys you want our new mount!?" Is nothing THAT fancy is not even a legendary. But hey ! you have to go all over Tyria for this one!.
    Return to Guild wars 2 Classic. Play the whole core Tyria once more ~ Enjoy our forgotten Jumping Puzzles that nobody really jumps anymore.
    Explore and come back to living world season 4. ~ Cause there's nothing important or exiting metas to do there. Except for our new map Dragonfall (awesome map though ) which is actually rewarding.

    Join into the timegate of Skyscale you will waste your precious time on collections and golds without thinking how much you wasted on it already. Just to have the new part of the content you all been waiting for months!! Just to have your precious a normal default new mount called the Skyscale !!!.

    imagine the small font pls
    (you might use this by just afk on LA or maybe use it 5% of the time for uuhmm something_) Enjoy ~
    Can't believe this mount costs more than a griffon now. Aurene had less maintenance.

    ☆ Fear, not this night. You will not go astray. Though Shadows fall still the stars find their way. ☆

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

    Well, results of putting a listing on LFG to farm my instance. No takers for 18 S4 mats. Only one person joined the party but they decided they wanted to farm Teq instead.

    I wonder if people just want to complain? sigh

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

  • preacher.9370preacher.9370 Member ✭✭✭

    @Blur.3465 said:

    @Samnang.1879 said:

    @Menadena.7482 said:

    @Samnang.1879 said:

    @Menadena.7482 said:

    Thanks, I have no problem with dropping more gold (I have 3 paid accounts and the login rewards tend to pile up) or spending the time. Even the 250 mats is no biggie as I have all the S4 nodes, the only one I probably do not have around 250 of is the new one. What gets me is the content gate: The blood collection and the final instance aggravate real world conditions for me and I am not about to trade that for a game item.

    which step we have to get 250 of map currencies?

    I think people have said it is the 4th one? That might be wrong though. In any case, I would look to party up with someone who has all the S4 nodes ... you will get them 3 times as fast as just buying them and the only gold you will spend is on the gathering tools.

    :rip:
    i guess i wont be rushing "troublesome skyscales" then... 250 of each map is A LOT....and am not casual...

    Yup...
    As I said in my previous posts, I used to live on the maps before and farm these for volatile magic to exchange for leather crates.
    I literally have to do it all over again.

    I'd lie had I said this didn't make me feel sick and unmotivated now :D

    If anything, the previous season should have showed you to save at least a full stack of each, as was required by aurora. I expected something like this and was prepared with 1/2 of them (took a break from game, only logged in for story updates).

  • Eros.6801Eros.6801 Member ✭✭✭

    The game punish you hard for having 5 character slots and one or two lv80, i have 10 but using 9 for this and still feel the farm is just too much, otherwise my friends who new to the game, they really want skyscale but after heard what i said they all feel very depressing to the point i have to halt all my progress and only bring 1 or 2 characters farming with my friend to encourage them not to give up.

    Have fun farming, take it slow guys, the skyscale will be your sooner or later.

    MEH !!!

  • @Menadena.7482 said:
    Well, results of putting a listing on LFG to farm my instance. No takers for 18 S4 mats. Only one person joined the party but they decided they wanted to farm Teq instead.

    I wonder if people just want to complain? sigh

    Getting 3 of each mat once per day will take 84 days. Your map instance isn't worth anything.

    "Self awareness is knowing when you're sitting at the throne of ignorance." --Leo G.

  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Minna.7895 said:

    @Gop.8713 said:

    @Crackmonster.2790 said:
    I get what you are saying i just wanna nitpick about one thing.

    Lets say you make a game, where you can buy everything. Does this not affect the game for everyone that wants to earn it?

    yes it does, it's not always win/win as you want to make it look like, i love the things that take effort unless its waaaaaaaay over the top or requires commitment to raid groups. If it's just about me putting in effort myself, i'm all for it.

    This is a really good point. One of the great strengths of gw2 is that it offers a variety of rewards that require different types of assets to unlock. So there are things for ppl who want to spend a lot, who want to invest a lot of time, who want to do competitive content or 'high-end' pve things, even rng-only items are great. All of these different means of acquisition are good for the game bc it emphasizes that having all the things isn't the goal. The point is to do the things you like and then enjoy whatever rewards follow . . .

    What makes the new mount not quite fall into that category is that it is story related, and anet has made clear that story-related content is intended for everyone. Happily, they created no obstacle to that in this case, which is why I continue to be mystified by the complaints about it. The highest hurdle to overcome in this collection is just access to all the LS4 maps, and I haven't really seen anyone complain about that at all . . .

    Actually one of the great strenghts was that you are able to pick your way to do it... not being forced to do specific grinds. (Play the way you want...remember?)
    Maybe I would have someday even enjoyed ls4 maps with a skyscale to explore them more, but surely not if im forced to grind them beforehand. TO GET A MOUNT, not a legendary item or anything- thats the issue here. Please stop comparing it to those.

    I didn't. Sry if you misread . . .

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Blood Red Arachnid.2493 said:

    @Menadena.7482 said:
    Well, results of putting a listing on LFG to farm my instance. No takers for 18 S4 mats. Only one person joined the party but they decided they wanted to farm Teq instead.

    I wonder if people just want to complain? sigh

    Getting 3 of each mat once per day will take 84 days. Your map instance isn't worth anything.

    Surely you wouldn't just leave it there? For example I needed a few branded crystal. 4 hearts gave me 20, 5 from new instance plus a few from gathering the node on the map and the 3 from my hubby's home. It mounts up (no pun)

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