Fleabite.7528 Posted May 9, 2018 Share Posted May 9, 2018 I really like the addition of glyphs to gathering tools - and it was a nice surprise to see them added not only to the unlimited tools but also to the one-time use ones. It’s also great that the drops vary by level and zone. In theory it’s a great incentive to up our gathering. And it should be a nice money earner for Anet too - by encouraging us to buy more unlimited tools. But here’s the problem. The glyphs are only dropping as very rare items from Black Lion Chests. The resulting scarcity sees the most useful ones now selling in the TP for 750g (50% boost); 250g (leather) and 205g (tailoring.) That’s almost 1,000g per useful set. I would love to equip all 10 of my characters with glyphs - but that would need an absurd amount of loot. In turn that means I’ve no incentive to buy more glyphs, or unlimited tools. So both Anet and myself are losing out.Why not assign each of the 6 glyphs to a profession, and allow us to make account bound versions? Perhaps high end player-made glyphs (slightly inferior to BLC drops?) could only be used in unlimited tools - with less good ones in the trashier tools? Heck, why not incorporate glyph-making into craft leveling itself?Glyphs are a great addition. But as things stand, the present scarcity-based system surely appears to be acting as a disincentive to their use. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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