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  1. #101
    The WvW badges are also great for PvEers who dislike WvW, but still want a Legendary. Now they can work towards their Legendary with achievementpoints as replacement for killing players in WvW for 500 badges.
    In other news, I'm really enjoying the PvE tokens I'm getting from chests!

    ....oh, wait.

    Kinda lame that on top of pretty much every achievement point in the game being from PvE, you also get Badges from the chests on top of it. Meanwhile I only have 200,000 more yaks to kill to get 5 achievement points! /grumble

  2. #102
    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    In other news, I'm really enjoying the PvE tokens I'm getting from chests!
    Maybe if they didn't have a separate currency for each dungeon. :P

  3. #103
    "Universal Dungeon Token" or something.

    Details, though. The point is that rewards are and always have been heavily unbalanced between the playstyles.

  4. #104
    Well, I've always hated the PvE and WvW/PvP interlace that exists in GW2. It doesn't seem like my dream of an MMO with completely separate PvE and PvP is ever going to be realized seemingly in my lifetime since I've already been waiting a decade for someone to do it and no one ever does. I guess more people like doing both than strictly doing one or the other, though that sucks for everyone else.

  5. #105
    It's about as separate as it gets for an mmo here

    except for

    Guild Wars 1

  6. #106
    By and large GW2 will let you do PvE and only PvE for 99% of the game. Yeah, you have to hop into WvW to finish world completion, and there's that kite in EB JP that's not actually required for anything.

    Other than that, if you don't like WvW/PvP you pretty much have all the game has to offer at your disposal. Now you don't even need to go there for the badges.

    On the other hand, if all you do is WvW, you'll be totally starved for achievement points and probably be broke most of the time (until you're fully geared at least, I guess) and you have to do at least some dungeons to get certain runes, and world completion is certainly much more PvE than WvW. =D

  7. #107
    Quote Originally Posted by Lane View Post
    Maybe if they didn't have a separate currency for each dungeon. :P
    A currency for every dungeon. Gold, gems, karma, laurels, pvp currencies, seasonal currencies, guild influence, guild merits...

    And I'm sure I missed something somewhere.

    The game does love it's currencies, but they really haven't figured out how to control the rate of acquisition/ disposition, so you either are starving, or sitting on hundreds of karma jugs with nothing to get. It'd be nice if there was a conversion method between some of them.

  8. #108
    Well, you can convert karma to gold now. And badges to gold. Laurels to gold. (basically just everything to gold I guess!)

    Not many other conversions. =(

  9. #109
    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    Well, you can convert karma to gold now. And badges to gold. Laurels to gold. (basically just everything to gold I guess!)

    Not many other conversions. =(
    Is this when someone comes in with "But you can get gemz from that gold!!"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinity divinity View Post
    well, you can convert karma to gold now. And badges to gold. Laurels to gold. (basically just everything to gold i guess!)

    not many other conversions. =(
    huh!! When did this happen??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    convert karma to gold now
    Please tell me you are not talking about Lost Orrian Jewelry Boxes.
    This is worse than saying "Yes, I have a job, I'm collecting bottles all the time!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    now
    Or have I missed something?

  12. #112
    Please tell me you are not talking about Lost Orrian Jewelry Boxes.
    This is worse than saying "Yes, I have a job, I'm collecting bottles all the time!"
    Really? It's only the best Karma/Gold conversion rate in the game, unless you're doing it completely wrong. (And doing it right is much easier right now!)

  13. #113
    What else would you spend your karma on if you have already gotten everything you need from it? The boxes do provide a way to use the excess karma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    Really? It's only the best Karma/Gold conversion rate in the game, unless you're doing it completely wrong. (And doing it right is much easier right now!)
    I don't get what is easier now. What is it that has changed? How is the conversion rate for you? I have the feeling I'm always getting junk and liquid karma /:

  15. #115
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhywolver View Post
    I don't get what is easier now. What is it that has changed? How is the conversion rate for you? I have the feeling I'm always getting junk and liquid karma /:
    That's pretty much it unless you get a rare mini pet. But...you can't get anything else really for Karma that you can get gold out of, at least in a direct way.

  16. #116
    It's easier right now because it's easy to get a karma boost kite versus using an actual booster or something. =D

  17. #117
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhywolver View Post
    I don't get what is easier now. What is it that has changed? How is the conversion rate for you? I have the feeling I'm always getting junk and liquid karma /:
    The junk can be quite valuable. It is random which is a pain but I have had a stint where I maybe made 5g off 200k Karma and the last time I made about 20g off 250k Karma with a few pets to show for it. The junk probably sold for 5g on it's own.

  18. #118
    I tried Orrian boxes and like everything else RNG-based I came away feeling like it wasn't worth it. I'd rather hoard my karma in case they ever do something worthwhile with the currency.

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    The trick for Orrian boxes is turn on every Karma booster you have and just cycle through them, I make a good chunk of gold everytime.
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  20. #120
    Quote Originally Posted by Durzlla View Post
    The trick for Orrian boxes is turn on every Karma booster you have and just cycle through them, I make a good chunk of gold everytime.
    Yes. I normally wait for a karma bonfire then eat some karma food, get a karma banner and ask the guild to pop the karma boost there. If you start with 400k Karma, you will probably have about 300k+ after your first run through. That's if you drink the karma jugs left over with the boosts still up.

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