Trevor Boyer.6524 Posted December 21, 2017 Share Posted December 21, 2017 I have 25,000 APs and have been playing Guild Wars 2 since day one release. I have never had any complaints about any of the currency in Guild Wars 2 until Elonian Trade Contracts. These things take waaaay too long to accrue for the kinds of items you use them to get. So, my particular situation is that I am trying to finish a Harrier setup for raid purposes. I only need two more items:https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Corsair%27s_Ringhttps://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Elonian_Transit_PassThese damn things are 1,500 trade contracts and 3,000 trade contracts. That's 4,500 trade contracts needed to just get these two items which significantly enough also cost an additional 55 Pulsing Brandsparks and 30 Laurels. This is pretty crazy considering that in spvp, wvw, or maps like Bitterfrost Frontier, you can obtain ascended trinkets with far far far less effort.I woke up yesterday morning and figured I'd grind this out and get it done. I ran a Soulbeast through PoF as the 2nd character I had taken through. I then kept grinding bounties/events/hearts and even tried mob hunting for the random contract drop rates. I've been grinding Elonian Trade Contracts for over 24 hours now. I started with about 840 and as of this morning, I have a total of 1,250. This is after 24 hours of full PoF clear and additional bounty/event hunting. This has only rendered +400 Elonian Trade Contracts? That isn't even close to half of what a player needs to go back after a full PoF clear and buy a single ascended trinket?Let's do the math here:24 hour full grind of PoF content "when I say 24 hours I mean 24 hours of actual gameplay" = 400 Trade Contracts.For a single ascended accessory you need 3,000 Trade Contracts.That's 8 days of 24 hour grinding that one would need to do, to accumulate 3,000 Trade Contracts.Realistically for the average player who plays 3 to 4 hours a day, that's 48 days to obtain a single PoF ascended accessory.For those who don't play pvp or wvw, you can imagine how long it would take to build even just: amulet/ring/ring/acc/acc/backpiece with the PoF content.Currently, a player can roll through one bounty/event after another and have a very rare chance of it dropping +25 trade contracts. Usually they almost always drop only 2 to 3, sometimes +5, rarely 7+. Hero Points are relatively the same but only happen once each reset and any other method to obtain these is just slow as all hell and entirely impractical. Here are my ideas to fix this problem:ALL legendary bounties drop 15 to 25 Elonian Trade Contracts, always.Bigger events such as House Of The Dead, should drop 15-25 Elonian Trade Contracts, always.Hearts should reward 2-3 Contracts.Normal events should drop 4-5 Contracts rather than 2-3.SLOW DOWN the DR for drop rates vs. mob packs dropping Contracts.^ All of the above or simply lower the cost of items in PoF that require Elonian Trade Contracts, significantly.But yeah, I do have to ask: Is there some secret way to quickly farm Elonian Trade Contracts that I am not aware of? I already watched youtube videos and hunted all through GOOGLE but the methods listed were not quite so good as made out to be in the videos/threads. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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