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Extra-Pungent treats--how many did you use?

Just wondering, did you use the treats? If so, how many?

I used three, for both of the Jackal puzzles (I never use the Jackal, so I am very bad at controlling it.) and one for the final boss, because I just missed the event without being able to figure out how to get to it, and didn't want to sit in the brandstorm fighting elementals till it appeared again. I might have been tempted to use more, but there was a helpful mesmer porting at Goemm's Lab and one other JP, and someone invited me to TP to them in the quaggan cave.

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  • aspirine.5839aspirine.5839 Member ✭✭✭

    The first in jahai by accident cuase i just thought you had to use it always. I would have used it on the metrica jumping puzzle since I hate that one with a passion.

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

    bought and used all of them, just too weary of JPs to do any again

  • Samnang.1879Samnang.1879 Member ✭✭✭✭

    i think i used 4... i crafted 3. hate jp's... and i forgot how to do geomm's lab.

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  • Westenev.5289Westenev.5289 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I used one. Not for any specific purpose either, I just used it in the elon riverlands because it was the last location I needed to visit.

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

    None at all because friendly mesmers exist that also play at ungodly hours <3

    I even did the Coddler's Cove all by myself! The rest I simply skipped using mounts.

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

  • Daishi.6027Daishi.6027 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I used the one in vabbi when I couldn't be asked to do/wait for anomaly, when it was my last one.

  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @aspirine.5839 said:
    The first in jahai by accident cuase i just thought you had to use it always. I would have used it on the metrica jumping puzzle since I hate that one with a passion.

    I almost crafted all twenty before I even started bc this was the way I thought it worked too. But when I couldn't find the recipe on my chef I asked why in guild and lucky for me they explained how it worked before I crafted any. So I got through it all without using any and sold the one that you get in inv. I generally try to avoid skipping the actual playing part of the game if possible :p

  • Witch of Doom.5739Witch of Doom.5739 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2019

    One for the Vabbi champion, the one that showed up in my inventory.

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

    I used the free one and I didn't craft any additional. I was saving the free one for the difficult part...whichever one that was, but, as I progressed I made my way to the last task which was Golem Mark III, which had just spawned not long before and wouldn't spawn again till 3am my time (or 3 hours from where I was at the time). Pop the treat, collection done!

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  • Feothyr.6072Feothyr.6072 Member ✭✭

    I used the free one for the Ley Line Anomaly in Vabbi as I didn't want to wait for the event. Goemm's Lab aside, most of the required JPs don't require any difficult jumps at all and I urge people to simply give them a try. Especially one's like Rebel's Seclusion are ridiculously easy. Just because they're called JPs, doesn't mean they're as sadistic and hard as Chalice of Tears or the like.

  • notebene.3190notebene.3190 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I do a lot of the other content from time to time, like some of the JPs when they come up as a daily. I go through periods, usually off-event and off-living world times, when besides dailies, I do the old boss runs (still) for a little extra cash. I like those things. So, a good deal of them I do already, I'm familiar with them, and do them on my own without any other incentive.

    So, I used all 21. And, partly because I have some life issues happening right now, but I probably still would have done easily half of them, just because I could, and 80g isn't all that much, and comes back rather quickly.

    I'd be more fascinated to know what ANet's data reveals about that step when all is said and done. I'm sure, on the one hand, it was a way to offer us a different way to get steps like that done, since many of us have expressed concerns over having things like that tied behind meta content that gets a bit thinned out once the locust have rushed through. On the other hand, it presents an interesting opportunity to then track that and see how many people take that route. Then, they could go an extra step to see of the people that just paid the 80 and moved on, how many of them post in the forum about costs of steps? Availability of the resources to craft the food? Having to have cooking at 300? Not to 'name and shame', just...because it would be interesting. Of course, that is easily obscured by the number of people that post comments like that under accounts not associated with their main characters, so there is that to consider. :)

    In the event I don't get a chance, thank you all for the company and help when I needed it from time to time.

  • Illconceived Was Na.9781Illconceived Was Na.9781 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2019

    @notebene.3190 said:

    I'd be more fascinated to know what ANet's data reveals about that step when all is said and done.

    Yes, I hope that they publish that (although I doubt that they will, based on how stingy they are with that sort of thing).


    Here are some of the reasons stated above:

    • All; time is more valuable than gold.
    • 1+; didn't want to wait for the event(s)
    • None (friendly mesmers)
    • None ("like to do the content myself")
    • 1-5 (or more); "I hate JPs" and/or "too weary for JPs"
    • 1 exactly; "last one needed"

    (if possible, I'll keep updating this, as new reasons are added)

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  • ProverbsofHell.2307ProverbsofHell.2307 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I didn't use any and sold the free one. Worth selling!

  • Rukario.1695Rukario.1695 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2019

    One, free, to skip waiting on the Meta for Augury Rock.

    Everything else can be skipped or completed easily with the Springer and Griffon used together, dropping from a good height with Bond of Faith and using your glider where required.

    2 JPs have to be manually completed, both can be skipped with a Mesmer Porter.

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  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Only used the free one to avoid waiting for the Leyline event in Vabbi :)

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

    3 for the three bosses, as I could not be bothered with boss events again so soon. ;)

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Zero sold the free one.

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

    @notebene.3190 said:
    I do a lot of the other content from time to time, like some of the JPs when they come up as a daily. I go through periods, usually off-event and off-living world times, when besides dailies, I do the old boss runs (still) for a little extra cash. I like those things. So, a good deal of them I do already, I'm familiar with them, and do them on my own without any other incentive.

    So, I used all 21. And, partly because I have some life issues happening right now, but I probably still would have done easily half of them, just because I could, and 80g isn't all that much, and comes back rather quickly.

    I'd be more fascinated to know what ANet's data reveals about that step when all is said and done. I'm sure, on the one hand, it was a way to offer us a different way to get steps like that done, since many of us have expressed concerns over having things like that tied behind meta content that gets a bit thinned out once the locust have rushed through. On the other hand, it presents an interesting opportunity to then track that and see how many people take that route. Then, they could go an extra step to see of the people that just paid the 80 and moved on, how many of them post in the forum about costs of steps? Availability of the resources to craft the food? Having to have cooking at 300? Not to 'name and shame', just...because it would be interesting. Of course, that is easily obscured by the number of people that post comments like that under accounts not associated with their main characters, so there is that to consider. :)

    FYI, I remember reading that when a person has multiple accounts it's against TOS to post comments from any of those other accounts beside their main forum account.

    I dont know the extent of punishment or how they'd even check, but I've never done it just in case.

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  • Ototo.3214Ototo.3214 Member ✭✭✭

    None. I like JPs, the 2 world bosses required are back to back, and the Branded Anomaly thing I just memed in chat with people while waiting for it to come up. The money was more valuable than the like...maybe 15 minutes it would have saved me.

  • Just the one they gave me. The branded leyspark in the Domain of Vabbi is bugged, and it wouldn't spawn on the map I was on. My options were to either spend endless amounts of time trying to shuffle maps and hope for a non-bugged one, or use the cheat button the devs gave me.

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  • Esterie.7409Esterie.7409 Member ✭✭✭

    None, but I came close during the jackal puzzle in Crystal Oasis. I did all the JPs myself save for 2 (Griffonrook Run and Fawcett's Bounty) thanks to two wonderful mesmers whom I tipped. I really enjoy doing JPs, though.

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  • KidRoleplay.3615KidRoleplay.3615 Member ✭✭✭

    Did the JPs manually at first, but when I got to the Shadow Behemoth requirement, my impatience caught up to me at long last (considering the previous collection ordeals), and so I used them for the rest after that.

  • anninke.7469anninke.7469 Member ✭✭✭

    Three (for Glint't Legacy, Branded Anomaly and the jackal puzzle in Crystal Desert), but I'd have to use at least two more without all the good and helpful mesmers. So big thanks to them :)

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  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Not sure how well I remember now, but I know I used them for Buried Archives, Vabbi Ley-Line, and top of the dome in the ruined temple in Oasis. I think that's all I used. I was lucky that Behemoth was up when I was ready for it, and Golem was right after it. Mesmers were life savers on the longer jp's. Happily I have a mesmer of my own parked at Goemm's so I was able to portal others to it for a bit, plus help out someone who took me up on the offer after Golem.

    For Glint's Legacy it turns out that it's an easy griffon flight from the jackal puzzle atop the pyramid, huzzah!

    Overall it was a relaxing evening collecting them. I'm feeling the burn a bit more on gathering currencies, though I'm down to just 97 Jahai to get. Hopefully I have at least one more alt that hasn't done Jahai yet ...

  • Zephyra.4709Zephyra.4709 Member ✭✭✭

    Bought and used them all because I had the gold wasn't gonna use it for anything else, plus I was tired enough of having to go through old content again.

  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    none, easy 5G

    I Have No friends, so I Must pug

  • Illconceived Was Na.9781Illconceived Was Na.9781 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2019

    (duplicate post)

    Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"

  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I enjoy doing exploration and jumping puzzles, so I went in with following goal:

    • use the treats for annoying non Jumping puzzle related steps, try to not use treats. I was at this point unaware there was 1 free treat available

    What eventually happened was:

    • I used the initial treat for the anomaly because I really didn't feel doing this boss again. I made 3 more treats for the other world bosses because the Behemoth had just ended and I was limited on time that day

    So total 4 for the world bosses. I do like the implementation of this a LOT. I know some people do not enjoy JP's (while others like myself do) and to factor in for that is a great way of showing: the developers do care to provide alternatives. Way to little credit given imo.

  • Undertow.2389Undertow.2389 Member ✭✭✭

    2, because I didn't want to wait around doing nothing for who knows when the vabbi chest champ or augury rock events will happen. Goemm's lab was the only complex jumping puzzle of the bunch.

  • GWMO.4785GWMO.4785 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2019

    3 here. Jumping puzzles are generally pretty easy. If not there is/will always be some mesmers portalling people. I used the food for the Hall of Ascension, Branded LeyLine Anomaly and Behemoth world boss cause i didnt want to wait for them to proc. Golem Mark II was nearly up by the time finished the jp's so i did that one legitimately.

  • Irreverent.3594Irreverent.3594 Member ✭✭✭

    Two. One for Branded Leyline Anomaly and other one for Hall of Ascension.

  • Aerlen.5326Aerlen.5326 Member ✭✭✭

    All of them. I was so irritated no mesmers were porting and so frustrated with the currency grind that I just went "kitten it", crafted them all, and skipped the entire thing. I normally love exploration (but hate JPS) however at that point I was just annoyed with the entire quest and couldn't waste more time.

  • hash.8462hash.8462 Member ✭✭
    edited May 24, 2019

    Only the free one at the anomaly, I was bored waiting.

    Just a note, with the griffon you can glide from the spot over the pyramid to the top of the jackal JP.

  • I used 0 because the tasks were stupid easy and there were a million mesmers and squads up doing them.

    IMO it was a bad idea to add the option to buy out of doing the content. It's f2p economy 101, even though in this case the players could craft and sell between themselves the items needed. Next time they will be on the gem store and people will buy them because instant gratification. Meh.

  • Ultramex.1506Ultramex.1506 Member ✭✭✭

    None cause i don't like skipping stuff............also cause i didn't know, i just do the collection right away. Took me 2 hours but i enjoy it.

  • Etria.3642Etria.3642 Member ✭✭✭✭

    1 but I would have used 2 if I was alone. I used the teleport to friend device on the jackals puzzle and when we got to the last step it was late and we both were like aww check yeah. TREAT. Last one being Vabbi.

    Btw a huge thank you to all the mesmers out and about. I did use some of the portals. My daughter and I took turns tipping after we realized we were both sending mails. Same amount in total. This was mostly to save time though.

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

    Two world bosses as I didn’t feel like waiting for them

  • Aaralyna.3104Aaralyna.3104 Member ✭✭✭

    I used none and sold mine.

  • videoboy.4162videoboy.4162 Member ✭✭✭

    I didn't realize that I didn't have to use them, so I used 21. Made it go by really fast though. =D

  • Lamont.5973Lamont.5973 Member ✭✭

    2 - ley anomaly in Vabbi, and giffon's hook because I just don't like that puzzle.

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    1 at Augury Rock after I switched maps to get an open one and got booted out of Augury Rock when I was 20 feet away from the skyscale.

    It was a nice option, I think.

  • Vancho.8750Vancho.8750 Member ✭✭✭

    -1 cause I sold my free one.

  • Dragana.1497Dragana.1497 Member ✭✭✭

    I crafted 10 (just in case) so I had 11 in total. Used one for the ley-line and one for Augury Rock cause I didn't feel like waiting. And one for the jp in Frostgorge since there was no mesmer or tp to friend option. Sold the rest for 7 and a bit gold each. Surprised at how quickly they sold considering not that many were needed.

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

    Currently leveling cooking because I hate JP

    -Balwarc [ICoa]

  • @Dragana.1497 said:
    I crafted 10 (just in case) so I had 11 in total. Used one for the ley-line and one for Augury Rock cause I didn't feel like waiting. And one for the jp in Frostgorge since there was no mesmer or tp to friend option. Sold the rest for 7 and a bit gold each. Surprised at how quickly they sold considering not that many were needed.

    Same, I made about 18 (because I could) and listed the leftovers for over 7g, and was shocked when most sold instantly. The remaining three sat there till the next day, so I decided the market had dropped and cancelled those and just instantly sold them for 5.80.

  • Liston.9708Liston.9708 Member ✭✭✭

    I WILL use 40 (2 accts) to get it done before WVW reset...

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Used my freebie for Inquest II. Didn't feel like waiting for a schedule time gate after all the other ones.

  • Merendel.7128Merendel.7128 Member ✭✭

    I did the first couple the normal way then decided my time was more valueable than the 4 gold per sub achievement so just bought the remaining 15 vendor components I needed, cooked everything up on my chef, drooped them in a shared inventory slot as I was too lazy to even go to the bank and bounced around to each map called for and poped the things.
    I actualy apreciated the design of this leg of the collection. an easteregg hunt to go through a pile of jumping puzzles and a few world bosses or the option to just throw gold at the problem. Frankly if throwing gold at it would have worked I'd have done that for a couple of the saddle collection bits as well.

  • rotheche.2964rotheche.2964 Member ✭✭

    Only the free one, on the bugged Anomaly bit. The rest went pretty quickly - there were a couple of trains running today so I got lucky with a couple of ports, and the Augury Rock chain was just wrapping up when I landed.

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