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    Unhappy Cooking Nerf

    - The following Cooking Materials are no longer sold for Karma and are now acquired through drops, gathering nodes, or loot bags: Butter, Chocolate, Vanilla, Chili Peppers, Thyme, Black Peppercorns, Cinnamon, Bay Leaves, Walnuts, and Oranges.
    - Increased the karma costs of all Bulk Cooking Materials.

    That's sad. At least I got to 400, but I should've bought more karma stuff...

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    Eh, more like a "leveling cooking fast" nerf. To be fair, it was insanely fast and easy to do compared to all other profesions. Took me an hour and under 1g (and below 1k karma) to gather the materials and go from 0 to 400, while I spent a week gathering the money and materials to hit 400 armorsmith.
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    Nerf?Yesterday I was farming centaurs for bags, and 9 out of 10 bags had butter and chocolates!!!And I have no cooking...I have armorsmith and weaponsmith..

    it was pain in the ass to farm the fine materials before, now is super grind...no cooking isn't nerfed, 9 of 10 Dynamic events have centaurs/bandits and 9 of 10 bags that they drop with super high rate, have cooking materials.
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    I was wondering why is was getting piles of Cinnamon Sticks when hacking down trees. If you can get the cooking mats while going about my normal play then i like.
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    And I was thinking of leveling it up today.. awww. But then again it was strange that it was the only prof that didn't include rare mats that dropped of mobs.
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    Considering I picked up like a trillion sticks of butter and various other cooking items while leveling in Queensdale, I'm not overly concerned.
    I may pay my subscription every month, but I don't lose sight of the fact that the other 4/9/24/39 people I'm grouped with pay too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papajohn4 View Post
    Nerf?Yesterday I was farming centaurs for bags, and 9 out of 10 bags had butter and chocolates!!!And I have no cooking...I have armorsmith and weaponsmith..

    it was pain in the ass to farm the fine materials before, now is super grind...no cooking isn't nerfed, 9 of 10 Dynamic events have centaurs/bandits and 9 of 10 bags that they drop with super high rate, have cooking materials.
    What are you talking about? Ye, sometimes happens to find a bag, but cooking mats are rare as any other white thing you can find inside a bag, purely random. It's your illusion it's super grind, you was just randomly lucky to find so many mats. In the last 24 hours of gametime, i barely found 5 black peppercorns, and 2 butter.

    Seems they nerfed gathering points too, way less available for the most useful to boost cook. They made a real complete nerf. Stupid Anet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas Ashrock View Post
    What are you talking about? Ye, sometimes happens to find a bag, but cooking mats are rare as any other white thing you can find inside a bag, purely random. It's your illusion it's super grind, you was just randomly lucky to find so many mats. In the last 24 hours of gametime, i barely found 5 black peppercorns, and 2 butter.

    Seems they nerfed gathering points too, way less available for the most useful to boost cook. They made a real complete nerf. Stupid Anet.
    Obviously RNG is RNG, as for the person you replied to and as for myself we both got unlucky or lucky depending on how you look at it as far as bag loots and got mostly cooking mats from them... as in I opened 37 bags and 36 of them contained cooking mats, the only one bag that didn't contained ore, I was trying for cloth.

    Just because your RNG has been more balanced doesn't mean some people haven't had really good or bad draws as to the RNG and gotten mostly cooking crap when they are not leveling cooking, or almost no cooking stuff when they are trying to level cooking.

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    I still had like 200 extra of each of them even though i was 400 becasue I overbought them just for later or something.

    Went to sell all my stuff to make some gold and i saw that stuff was going for ridiculous prices, like 20copper a piece, I couldn't believe it, so I offloaded all of it and made about 4 gold...

    Could not believe it, prices crashed soon after so I was happy I sold it before it went down in price, found out a little bit later this was why they were going for so much. But I was super happy, decided to convert it to gems and buy 2 character slots, saved up a tiny bit more and got my 3'rd so I got 8 slots now super happy, now I have every class for spvp.

    It was good for me.

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    My only concern isn't for cooking, cooking is really easy to get stuff for now.. it's the only professions that relied on drops that these cooking materials are now coming from. I'm definitely having a harder time coming across some materials now, because I'm getting cooking materials instead (not exclusively, but the effect is that there's less of what I am trying to get when something else pops up in its place).

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    Fucking butter. I'm trying to get Jute and instead 80% of the bags I get to drop have gorram butter in them. This isn't nerfing Cooking. This is nerfing any chance at getting anything other than butter.

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    This isn't a nerf, it's a buff.

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    Glad I maxed out cooking before the nerf for 20 levels in an hour. So good.

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    i'm going to have to say that's a buff... at first iwas flipping tables and scarring my roommates, but after playing i was getting TONS of butter and the such and was actually ending up with more of it then i originally was.

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    This isn't a nerf, it's a buff.
    Yeah. It's funny because now a lot of the items they removed (like Oranages!) I had no chance of getting before (too low level!) and now they're selling like water on the trading post. It's actually made it easier for me to get free levels from cooking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    Yeah. It's funny because now a lot of the items they removed (like Oranages!) I had no chance of getting before (too low level!) and now they're selling like water on the trading post. It's actually made it easier for me to get free levels from cooking.
    I keep forgetting that trading post is working lol!! I'm so used to it being down i just no longer check!! But yeah, i love how since everybody can harvest stuff the crafting matts are all super cheap (unlike in wow where a hand full of people can take control of the market on each server)
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    Quote Originally Posted by papajohn4 View Post
    Nerf?Yesterday I was farming centaurs for bags, and 9 out of 10 bags had butter and chocolates!!!And I have no cooking...I have armorsmith and weaponsmith..

    it was pain in the ass to farm the fine materials before, now is super grind...no cooking isn't nerfed, 9 of 10 Dynamic events have centaurs/bandits and 9 of 10 bags that they drop with super high rate, have cooking materials.
    Yes, it is a HUGE nerf, would you rather spend 8 hours grinding mobs, or 30 minutes porting to a few different karma vendors, then 30 minutes cooking stuff to go from 1-400?

    One day everyone in my guild was ~150 cooking, I discovered the spreadsheet that was floating around that shows you how to go 1-400 with nothing but dirt cheap karma mats. By the end of the day like 10 people were at 400 cooking and had gained 5-10 levels from it.

    I expected this to get nerfed, I could have stocked up on mats to level an alts cooking, but I think someday I will enjoy leveling cooking "properly" considering I have almost 1 of every type of mat for it now.

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    Ah so that's why I get cooking crap from bags now. <_<

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