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hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited May 28, 2019 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

Welp the bar is full, nothing happened, nobody knows. But what is sure is that over 1 million mithril ingots were given to that hobo near the toilet. Any opinions?
For ethical science they said...

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  • This is a travesty to the good name of science. He isn't even writing down his data!

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

    You fell for the marketing schemes and have successfully rid the market of tens of thousands of materials that were flooding the market :)

    I rather choose death.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 28, 2019

    Well nope, I sniffed the scam/bug and only gave 4 mithril ingots. I feel like the event is bugged, progression bar at 100% and nothing... I wonder what is the mysterious reward :)

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    ->Project: ASURAN EXPANSION available on WIKI.
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  • Hitman.5829Hitman.5829 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 28, 2019

    Wild-Eye Miller is a crazy beggar found west of Fort Marriner.
    Practice ethical science!
    My pal Dr. Phlib and Me (Dr. Albeert Einstein) told you so.

    Edit:
    I told you so, jackanapes. Always listen to elite scientist! FOR SCIENCE!
    That is what you get for listening to a crazy beggar.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Stephane Lo Presti.7258 said:
    We are aware of the issue with the Mystic Forge event in Lion’s Arch and are working on a solution. Thanks for your patience

    Thanks for the answer, good luck to fix it.
    Appreciated.

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    ->Project: ASURAN EXPANSION available on WIKI.
    ->NEW: Crucible of Eternity path 4: Legacy on WIKI

  • Neo Mortem.3627Neo Mortem.3627 Member ✭✭
    edited May 28, 2019

    All of those ingots.... the thousands upon thousands of Mithril Ingots donated... Maybe even a million.... a grand sum worth hundreds of gold... just to get 5k karma in return.

  • How about a silk scrap mat sink event? :P

  • @Neo Mortem.3627 said:
    All of those ingots.... the thousands upon thousands of Mithril Ingots donated... Maybe even a million.... a grand sum worth hundreds of gold... just to get 5k karma in return.

    I didn't even get the karma T_T

  • magnusthorek.8027magnusthorek.8027 Member ✭✭✭

    Alright, it's a virtual currency bought with another virtual currency but still, this was outrageous! User Docs says we can contact ANet's people in-game, I saw 3 standing by the Mystic Toilet and two of them didn't say a word, the other only linked "True Mettle", apparently a pistol I couldn't find any information on the wiki.

    As a player, money comes and go, but as a customer, I feel... betrayed and offended. I know it's harsh words for the context but still, 5k Karma is offensive.

  • Changer the Elder.2948Changer the Elder.2948 Member ✭✭
    edited May 28, 2019

    How about something that eats auric dust and airship oil...

    Edit At least your bar got to 100%, ours got stuck at 20-ish and never moved past that.

  • @lapaer.7581 said:

    @Neo Mortem.3627 said:
    All of those ingots.... the thousands upon thousands of Mithril Ingots donated... Maybe even a million.... a grand sum worth hundreds of gold... just to get 5k karma in return.

    I didn't even get the karma T_T

    @lapaer.7581 said:

    @Neo Mortem.3627 said:
    All of those ingots.... the thousands upon thousands of Mithril Ingots donated... Maybe even a million.... a grand sum worth hundreds of gold... just to get 5k karma in return.

    I didn't even get the karma T_T

    Same here, donated about 170 odd ingots, so not a huge amount, but thought the bar had bugged out at 100% after 3 collections, so left the instance in case it was on my side. Came back, event is over and didn't get anything.

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

    @Blocki.4931 said:
    You fell for the marketing schemes and have successfully rid the market of tens of thousands of materials that were flooding the market :)

    This is exactly what I was telling people, but they wouldn't listen. ;)

    Anyway, I'd like to reach the 15 AP of the repeatable achievement, but where did he vanish to??

  • Astrolicus.3716Astrolicus.3716 Member ✭✭✭

    I donated like 600, and nothing happened. RIOT!

  • Jables.4659Jables.4659 Member ✭✭✭

    @Blocki.4931 said:
    You fell for the marketing schemes and have successfully rid the market of tens of thousands of materials that were flooding the market :)

    Hundreds of thousands.

  • @Neo Mortem.3627 said:
    All of those ingots.... the thousands upon thousands of Mithril Ingots donated... Maybe even a million.... a grand sum worth hundreds of gold... just to get 5k karma in return.

    i got nothing of that lol

  • sometimes i would get kicked after donating and i got nothing. i did in the end, after donating agian, get given the 5k karma. previous times i was just kicked after donating cuz game crashed, got sent back to several waypoints to where i was before. had to wp to LA 2 times after crashes.

  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I wonder how it was supposed to work. I thought it was just a mat sink for some ap/title . . .

  • @Gop.8713 said:
    I wonder how it was supposed to work. I thought it was just a mat sink for some ap/title . . .

    Based on the response from Anet, it was meant to work as it did, get people to chuck 1000s of gold worth of mats away, in exchange for 5k karma

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

    Wow, very glad I held on to my stacks! :o

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  • @Endless Soul.5178 said:
    Wow, very glad I held on to my stacks! :o

    Well... you could have sold them on TP. Mithril ingots went as high as 3s50 / 4s

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

    @Ox Lee.7319 said:

    @Endless Soul.5178 said:
    Wow, very glad I held on to my stacks! :o

    Well... you could have sold them on TP. Mithril ingots went as high as 3s50 / 4s

    I saw! But I'm saving them up for my next legendary project, and I'm at work during that spike anyways (Don't let my bosses see me typing here, shhh!).

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  • Kaliwenda.3428Kaliwenda.3428 Member ✭✭✭

    @lapaer.7581 said:

    @Neo Mortem.3627 said:
    All of those ingots.... the thousands upon thousands of Mithril Ingots donated... Maybe even a million.... a grand sum worth hundreds of gold... just to get 5k karma in return.

    I didn't even get the karma T_T

    Neither did I...I stood around and waited for a long time to see what would happen after the bar got full, but it just kept on taking ingots and not doing anything. So I left to work on my skyscale treats collection. I thought that maybe it was not completing to give people who hadn't gotten to play yet some time to donate, and that it would flip after a day or two.

    Oh well. I made enough money from selling ingots to cover the cost of a grow lamp. Thanks, Mystic Hobo! :)

  • That snake oil salesman got me for about 150 ingots, got 4/5 on the Achievement, I stuck around for about 45 minutes with the bar at 99% then I left the zone.
    I don't even think I got the 5000 Karma...

  • Mewcifer.5198Mewcifer.5198 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Does anyone know if the event happens again? I only caught the tail end of it and didn't have enough time to grab all my mithril off my other characters so I still need to buy one more donation for the achievement and title. :'(

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  • Etria.3642Etria.3642 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I didn't know about this, will it be back? Hope so!

  • archmagus.7249archmagus.7249 Member ✭✭✭

    How long should I hold on to my mithril...?

  • Drecien.4508Drecien.4508 Member ✭✭✭

    Send me your mithril and you'll get real life karma hahahah

    New mount skins?! Anet take my money!

  • CJH.2879CJH.2879 Member ✭✭✭

    I donated hundreds of mithril ingots, waited around 20 mins or so to see if any of us would get anything once the bar was full.... nothing happened. =(

  • @Mewcifer.5198 said:
    Does anyone know if the event happens again? I only caught the tail end of it and didn't have enough time to grab all my mithril off my other characters so I still need to buy one more donation for the achievement and title. :'(

    Not just that - there was NO warning what so ever of this event, and so it'd suck if people missed it because they didn't jump on the SECOND the new patch dropped.

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

    Honestly the moment a material that is available in heaps becomes required for anything you need to really perk them ears up because something smells like balancing the economy :trollface:

    I rather choose death.

  • Zhaid Zhem.6508Zhaid Zhem.6508 Member ✭✭✭✭

    You made me rich, thank you guys.

  • Vyrulisse.1246Vyrulisse.1246 Member ✭✭✭

    So you had to be in Lion's Arch to get it? I donated a ton of Mithril but after an hour+ got sick of standing around... I got nothing. Great event.

  • Aaralyna.3104Aaralyna.3104 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 29, 2019

    What is this event? Where did they even announce this? I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere and I'm on forums/facebook daily :open_mouth: (and I was in game too... even in LA at a point...)

  • Zuldari.3940Zuldari.3940 Member ✭✭✭

    @Aaralyna.3104 said:
    What is this event? Where did they even announce this? I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere and I'm on forums/facebook daily :open_mouth: (and I was in game too... even in LA at a point...)

    I just got home and have no idea whats going on. It would be really unfair if this was something that only happened a short time while people were working. I may get a little salty.

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  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @confusedbat.5786 said:

    @Gop.8713 said:
    I wonder how it was supposed to work. I thought it was just a mat sink for some ap/title . . .

    Based on the response from Anet, it was meant to work as it did, get people to chuck 1000s of gold worth of mats away, in exchange for 5k karma

    No they said there was an issue, which would indicate to me that it did not work as intended. My presumption was when the bar filled it was going to flip over to some other mat that needed a sink, but that is a total guess with no supporting data other than that the bar was labeled something like 'current project' which would indicate there were other projects to come . . .

    It has to be an ongoing thing bc there is no way they would introduce that ap and title just for the ppl who were logged in for those few hours and sry tough luck for everyone else . . .

  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Eagerly awaiting the event where you dump in 100,000 planks to get 50 volatile magic.

    Dont look a gift Asura in the mouth.
    No seriously, dont. Shark teeth.

  • Zephyra.4709Zephyra.4709 Member ✭✭✭

    Sweet, what did I miss (living in a different timezone)?

  • Celldrax.2849Celldrax.2849 Member ✭✭✭

    Jesus, I can't believe how quickly that went. I'm probably one of the few on this side of the world who actually participated, but only because I stuffed up my sleeping.

    Creepy collector served a good cause though. My mithril ore and ingots were feeling pretty sad and lonely sitting in the bank. And I got a new title for throwing my possessions away. Awesome!

  • Astrolicus.3716Astrolicus.3716 Member ✭✭✭

    For the people who missed it: there is a new NPC in Lion's Arch, he is close to Mystic Forge, he is interested to see how Mystic Forge works. He accepts mithril lingots.

    You could donate your lingots if you wanted, people keep donating and donating, nothing happened. The developers literally make us donate our lingots for nothing. The event is bugged.

    Imagine you donated 900 of it. Nothing happens. You just wasted 900 lingots for nothing.

  • Neo Mortem.3627Neo Mortem.3627 Member ✭✭
    edited May 29, 2019

    @Astrolicus.3716 said:
    For the people who missed it: there is a new NPC in Lion's Arch, he is close to Mystic Forge, he is interested to see how Mystic Forge works. He accepts mithril lingots.

    You could donate your lingots if you wanted, people keep donating and donating, nothing happened. The developers literally make us donate our lingots for nothing. The event is bugged.

    Imagine you donated 900 of it. Nothing happens. You just wasted 900 lingots for nothing.

    He's not new. IIRC, he's Wild-Eyed Willie, the insane bum near the lighthouse. And he left as soon as the event ended, so he's back at his usual spot spouting the usual nonsense.

  • @Gop.8713 said:

    @confusedbat.5786 said:

    @Gop.8713 said:
    I wonder how it was supposed to work. I thought it was just a mat sink for some ap/title . . .

    Based on the response from Anet, it was meant to work as it did, get people to chuck 1000s of gold worth of mats away, in exchange for 5k karma

    No they said there was an issue, which would indicate to me that it did not work as intended. My presumption was when the bar filled it was going to flip over to some other mat that needed a sink, but that is a total guess with no supporting data other than that the bar was labeled something like 'current project' which would indicate there were other projects to come . . .

    It has to be an ongoing thing bc there is no way they would introduce that ap and title just for the ppl who were logged in for those few hours and sry tough luck for everyone else . . .

    Okay, that I was trying to make was that even if the event was bugged, the reward for this stage wasn't; many people got given 5k karma for donating, people who donated and left the instance got nothing. Point is that 5k karma is basically nothing compared to the amount of mithril sunk into that thing, esp if you didn't manage to complete the collection for the title.

  • Merendel.7128Merendel.7128 Member ✭✭

    @Astrolicus.3716 said:
    For the people who missed it: there is a new NPC in Lion's Arch, he is close to Mystic Forge, he is interested to see how Mystic Forge works. He accepts mithril lingots.

    You could donate your lingots if you wanted, people keep donating and donating, nothing happened. The developers literally make us donate our lingots for nothing. The event is bugged.

    Imagine you donated 900 of it. Nothing happens. You just wasted 900 lingots for nothing.

    not nothing. Got a new title and 9 achievement points out of it. kinda meh but I had a pile of the things siting in my materials tab (5 stacks per type in my case) and I'll probably fill that back up in a week or two. Mithril tends to be one of the mats I'm always haveing to offload to the AH because I filled up.

    I would like to know what that whole thing was about though as I had to leave after it was stuck on 100% for an hour.

  • Zephyra.4709Zephyra.4709 Member ✭✭✭

    @Merendel.7128 said:

    @Astrolicus.3716 said:
    For the people who missed it: there is a new NPC in Lion's Arch, he is close to Mystic Forge, he is interested to see how Mystic Forge works. He accepts mithril lingots.

    You could donate your lingots if you wanted, people keep donating and donating, nothing happened. The developers literally make us donate our lingots for nothing. The event is bugged.

    Imagine you donated 900 of it. Nothing happens. You just wasted 900 lingots for nothing.

    not nothing. Got a new title and 9 achievement points out of it. kinda meh but I had a pile of the things siting in my materials tab (5 stacks per type in my case) and I'll probably fill that back up in a week or two. Mithril tends to be one of the mats I'm always haveing to offload to the AH because I filled up.

    I would like to know what that whole thing was about though as I had to leave after it was stuck on 100% for an hour.

    Ooooof, what was the new title? This kind of annoys those that are capped on AP too so any little bits help.

  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @confusedbat.5786 said:

    @Gop.8713 said:

    @confusedbat.5786 said:

    @Gop.8713 said:
    I wonder how it was supposed to work. I thought it was just a mat sink for some ap/title . . .

    Based on the response from Anet, it was meant to work as it did, get people to chuck 1000s of gold worth of mats away, in exchange for 5k karma

    No they said there was an issue, which would indicate to me that it did not work as intended. My presumption was when the bar filled it was going to flip over to some other mat that needed a sink, but that is a total guess with no supporting data other than that the bar was labeled something like 'current project' which would indicate there were other projects to come . . .

    It has to be an ongoing thing bc there is no way they would introduce that ap and title just for the ppl who were logged in for those few hours and sry tough luck for everyone else . . .

    Okay, that I was trying to make was that even if the event was bugged, the reward for this stage wasn't; many people got given 5k karma for donating, people who donated and left the instance got nothing. Point is that 5k karma is basically nothing compared to the amount of mithril sunk into that thing, esp if you didn't manage to complete the collection for the title.

    Yeah I don't think the reward was bugged, other than that lots of ppl didn't get it. It was pretty clear from the outset that it was just a mat sink for ap and title, but we still don't know whether it was supposed to click over to a new mat when the old one filled, or if it's supposed to flip at reset, or if he's supposed to come and go randomly over time or what . . .

    What makes the most sense to me is that he would be there all the time and anet could flip him to a needed sink as the bar gradually filled over time, since after the initial push the bar would fill much more slowly . . .

  • Zaxares.5419Zaxares.5419 Member ✭✭✭

    How often does this event spawn anyway? I've been waiting in LA for about 20 minutes now and the event hasn't popped. Was it disabled for fixes?