1. #32501
    You all make me wish I was farming so I could get my Bolt. =(

  2. #32502
    Quote Originally Posted by zed zebes View Post
    You all make me wish I was farming so I could get my Bolt. =(
    I think if I was farming the same events, by the time I was done I'd probably not want to play the game anymore...

  3. #32503
    There's even a discrepancy between farmers. I've made nowhere near 500-1000g. I've made at best 200g (excluding crafting materials) since the patch and that's with doing almost nothing but farming (albeit not always the most efficient ways) since the patch. (I've also had bad luck with exotic drops both in rate and quality.)

    Last night I dreamed about bouncing from champion to champion in Frostgorge, so that's not good. x_x I obviously can't do the mechanical farming I used to do, I'm having to take too many extended breaks which is cutting into profits. Frostgorge actually pushes my limits of what I'm willing to do because it's not relaxing at all (gauntlet is even worse, IMO).

    In terms of enjoyment I preferred the ground level of the Pavilion and watching loot bags pop up everywhere (though the legendaries take way too long to die), but it seems like a lot of people have moved on from that. I rarely even get into an overflow anymore and most people don't seem to be farming anything below anymore, not even destroyers. I guess they're either doing gauntlet, gorge, or Orr.

    I suspect gold->gems is going to skyrocket with the upcoming sale, which is probably why people are stocking up on them now.

  4. #32504
    There's even a discrepancy between farmers. I've made nowhere near 500-1000g. I've made at best 200g (excluding crafting materials) since the patch and that's with doing almost nothing but farming (albeit not always the most efficient ways) since the patch. (I've also had bad luck with exotic drops both in rate and quality.)
    That's because you're doing champion-farms, which are honestly about 10% as profitable as people want you to believe.

  5. #32505
    Well, what do you suggest? I really didn't find the gauntlet fun for multiple reasons (having to wait in line, others watching, failing/dying multiple times while trying to perfect fights, etc.) and the only other things I've seen mentioned were Frostgorge and embers, the latter of which as I said was just a bunch of death and chaos. :P

  6. #32506
    Gauntlet farming is the only way to get the kinds of large, consistent amounts of money that people are talking about.

    As for all the other traditional farming methods, for every person that says he got 200g in a night, there's hundreds that just got 2g worth of greens.

  7. #32507
    As long as gauntlet doesn't get nerfed too badly I'll theoretically still make some money off of it using whatever tickets I don't burn on Liadri.

    Unrelated, I wish I'd invested more in quartz when I had the chance. I didn't anticipate one person's speculative post on the official forums jacking up the price by almost 1.5s/each. -_-

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    Quote Originally Posted by zed zebes View Post
    I think the problem is that the gap between the have and have-nots will widen.
    I just do not see the problem, even if people manipulate the market, so what, and tbh the GW2 AH is just saturated anyway, it works both ways, if you're poor and you have a load of crappy mats you want to shift, at least you'll get more money as well. I was loaded in that ohter MMO, because of the server side AH I controlled certain markets, its not really the same in GW2. To me there is no problem.

  9. #32509
    I find it interesting when people talk about manipulating the market in WoW. I was quite well off and I never had to play the AH. Wealth was easily accumulated due to the fact that high levels were lazy and would grossly overpay for things. Being an altoholic was actually extremely profitable if you had 2x gathering skills and sold everything.

    Not much in GW2 below level 80 is worth anything, in fact, as you level the only things worth selling are if you get lucky with RNG on herb nodes. At least that's been my experience. I end up having to vendor most of the gear drops. Ore and wood barely sell for enough to bother gathering them. Salvaging is terrible. It's not like enchanting (WoW) or runebreaking (Rift) where the materials you get are useful and sell well, usually it's worth less than what you would have gotten just vendoring the piece (even whites).

  10. #32510
    Quote Originally Posted by Lane View Post
    Unrelated, I wish I'd invested more in quartz when I had the chance. I didn't anticipate one person's speculative post on the official forums jacking up the price by almost 1.5s/each. -_-
    I bought about 1k of quartz. Guessed it would go up a bit because of the lack of availability. Missed the 1.5s price though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lane View Post
    I find it interesting when people talk about manipulating the market in WoW. I was quite well off and I never had to play the AH. Wealth was easily accumulated due to the fact that high levels were lazy and would grossly overpay for things. Being an altoholic was actually extremely profitable if you had 2x gathering skills and sold everything.

    Not much in GW2 below level 80 is worth anything, in fact, as you level the only things worth selling are if you get lucky with RNG on herb nodes. At least that's been my experience. I end up having to vendor most of the gear drops. Ore and wood barely sell for enough to bother gathering them. Salvaging is terrible. It's not like enchanting (WoW) or runebreaking (Rift) where the materials you get are useful and sell well, usually it's worth less than what you would have gotten just vendoring the piece (even whites).
    I think in GW2 it's about gradual accumulation. I have spent about 1.2k of gold on gems so far. Most of that came from either selling my precursor drop (310g) or selling the raw mats and rares/exotics that I get from events. I run a full MF set and normally do about 5-10 events per day. The quicker ones. I also explore a bit and finish off what's left of my dailies. I haven't done any farming of the arena although I did get 3 lodestones doing the daily queens events. I am not really too concerned about gold. I did have to sell some laurels (through inks), my stash of globs, orch ore and some of the rarer T6 items to get enough for the unlimited axes but that was the only time I was pushed a bit.

  11. #32511
    Quote Originally Posted by Lane View Post
    I find it interesting when people talk about manipulating the market in WoW. I was quite well off and I never had to play the AH. Wealth was easily accumulated due to the fact that high levels were lazy and would grossly overpay for things. Being an altoholic was actually extremely profitable if you had 2x gathering skills and sold everything.
    I never really played the AH in WoW. I hoarded most of my mats, made what I needed and never really wanted for much. When I quit, I unloaded the stuff from my bank and it brought me like 150k, though I kept some stuff in case I ever return (can't waste Khorium...).

    I did have fun seeing how high folks would pay for a Lifelike Mechanical Toad at various points. Mats cost around 5-10g I think and I was selling them for 300 at one point, I think they got even higher around the achievement's system release and I imagine there was a big jump when pet battles were introduced.

    Not much in GW2 below level 80 is worth anything, in fact, as you level the only things worth selling are if you get lucky with RNG on herb nodes. At least that's been my experience. I end up having to vendor most of the gear drops. Ore and wood barely sell for enough to bother gathering them. Salvaging is terrible. It's not like enchanting (WoW) or runebreaking (Rift) where the materials you get are useful and sell well, usually it's worth less than what you would have gotten just vendoring the piece (even whites).
    Too many folks would post something to the TP just to clear it out of their bags while adventuring, so a lot of stuff just never really became profitable.

  12. #32512
    Look all I wanted was to PvP till 3 when they release the update, but they have to turn off PvP and WvW for.... 3 hours now and going to be another 3 hours just for this update.

    what

    the

    fuck

    If the update isn't coming soon don't turn off parts of the game for it ":/

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    With you 100% on that.
    Alas, this happens every sodding patch, they close wvws/bgs for hours & let the pvers have their funsies.

    I was pottering about in borderlands, duelling some & laughing at others. Then we get the yellow text of doom that any time from 2 hours to twenty years we`ll be booted. Finally was, so few guildies went guilds server for duels & ta-da, that closes in minutes.

    As if tht isn`t bad enough, the wvw points still keep ticking :$

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    Patch downloading now!
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    Lmao, it appears that 2nd gen exotic minis now attack in combat.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pnAiQhkcmQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq9BbMWu0X8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karizee View Post
    Lmao, it appears that 2nd gen exotic minis now attack in combat.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pnAiQhkcmQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq9BbMWu0X8
    Possible hint towards the mini-pet arena being playable soon?

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    I am a cruel person: I have sent many a mini to their diminutive little death, reveling in their tiny little screams as I shoved them mercilessly into the forge.
    Most of them squeak.
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  19. #32519
    Quote Originally Posted by zaxlor View Post
    Possible hint towards the mini-pet arena being playable soon?
    No, we need Polymock!

    ("Fixed an issue whereby some mini-pets could enter combat.")

  20. #32520
    Quote Originally Posted by Cowt View Post
    That's what I meant (couldn't think of the word, was going to say Polyjuice but that's Harry Potter, right?), but it's a shame it was only a bug

    Still, if someone was fiddling around with code for the Polymock arena, maybe that'd affect the minipets too?

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