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Old 05-09-2017, 08:05 PM   #226 (permalink)
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Yes, my main thing for LS3 right now is bitterfrost. Even if I do nothing else I wind up getting stuff from all the home instance LS3 nodes every day. I am taking a semi-break from UM farming since I will be on vacation next week and have lots to do this week.

Yes, have level 3 karmic in bitterfrost and ember. Handy since those are the LS3 zone I kill the most mobs in.
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:35 AM   #227 (permalink)
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Yes, my main thing for LS3 right now is bitterfrost. Even if I do nothing else I wind up getting stuff from all the home instance LS3 nodes every day. I am taking a semi-break from UM farming since I will be on vacation next week and have lots to do this week.

Yes, have level 3 karmic in bitterfrost and ember. Handy since those are the LS3 zone I kill the most mobs in.
ow, sorry. For some reason I had the impression you hadn't spent much time in Bitterfrost.
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Old 05-10-2017, 05:18 AM   #228 (permalink)
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Bitterfrost is my mainstay, I have yet to do the story but go there and do the berry bushes, frozen chests, dailies (sans elixir), and a few events. I have everything on an excel worksheet and at the moment am splitting most of my S3 time between there and ember.

I have not completed stories after ember though. They have all had final instances that sounded no fun to complete (not that the first was either but did not have much choice).
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Just seeing if this works ....... the excel workbook of what I have, The 'ascended stuff' and 'weapons' tabs are the most intelligible.

edit: It looks like the format will not upload, ah well.
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Old 05-11-2017, 05:31 AM   #230 (permalink)
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Just seeing if this works ....... the excel workbook of what I have, The 'ascended stuff' and 'weapons' tabs are the most intelligible.

edit: It looks like the format will not upload, ah well.
oh, shame. It sounds interesting.


It's kind of odd how different the maps are.

Bloodstone Fen is where I'd get most of my trinkets from if it didn't take so long to get rubies (pretty sure they nerfed the drop rate from nodes and it wasn't that high to start with). Being able to change stats for 100 UM is really extremely nice.

Ember Bay is okay. Faster to get wood than to get rubies and easier to kill mobs than in Bloodstone Fen. Hearts can be sort of slow, though.

Bitterfrost sort of has everything. Pretty quick hearts, tons of berry bushes, tons of mobs to kill, respawning chests for lots of salvage loot. And you can get rings, accessories and backpacks there, even (well, and breathers, which was quite a surprise. I haven't bought any, but I suspect I will, just for that completion feeling on characters who have everything ascended).

And then there's Lake Doric. Mobs are tough, hearts are extremely slow to do, the nodes barely give you any fragments, and you can't buy much for them anyway. Really strange map. I don't know if the leather farm was supposed to be the main attraction of it or what.
I like the feel of the map, but I spend very little time there.
[Edit: hm. This bothers me, actually. I think Lake Doric was meant to be more like the old maps, more for exploring than for farming, and I don't like that my first thought now is a lot more 'what can I farm here?' than 'what can I experience here?']


I've also spent very little time in Draconis Mons so far (only done the first instance of the LS chapter, even, so I've been way slower than I usually am), but it didn't seem like the one heart I did do was quick at all. Nor like there were all that many nodes.

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Old 05-11-2017, 05:40 AM   #231 (permalink)
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Yes, if it was possible to get everything from BF but as it is my largest source of rubies is my home instance node. Stat changing was a nice feature. A shame. I would gladly trade the heat seeking rocks for hearts.

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This is probably something everybody but me knew about, but I stumbled over it while looking for something else on the wiki and it's a rather excellent hat, at least for Asura, so just in case:
https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Iro...ilpipe_Bandana

You get it by solving a puzzle in Iron Marches.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:52 AM   #233 (permalink)
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I think that skin is soulbound for some odd reason. I sent one character to get it then realized I wanted it for someone else.
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I think that skin is soulbound for some odd reason. I sent one character to get it then realized I wanted it for someone else.
huh. I thought I got the 'unlocked skin' messages (one for each armor class) on the right side of the screen when I solved the puzzle. And I think I also sent the skin consumable to another character than the one who did the puzzle.
I'll have to check, but I know two of my characters are using it and I've only done the puzzle once.

Edit: yeh, it's unlocked for all armor classes for me. Even my newest ele, who hasn't been anywhere near Iron Marches yet, can use it.

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Old 05-20-2017, 09:35 AM   #235 (permalink)
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Hmm, maybe a balance patch fixed that? I thought it was odd when I could not use it by all characters on my account.
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Also, least fun mechanic of GW2: Mesmer moa.

Fought the same mesmer in WvW several times and got moaed every time. Nothing you can do against it on necro and you just die.
Then I had a long and fun fight with a thief and the same mesmer came along, moaed me and I was dead. Takes no skill at all.

Whoever came up with it must not play the game at all.


Edit: ow. I think I somehow managed to replace my other post instead of posting a new one... (I was a tad drunk, but still, that's a first).

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Old 05-22-2017, 05:31 AM   #237 (permalink)
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You mean the moa skill is not just a joke?
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You mean the moa skill is not just a joke?
Well, if it is, it's not a very funny one, at least. But it is weird because it must have extremely limited use in PvE (maybe it's good against breakbars on champs, but I've never heard of anyone using it for that), so basically it's only a PvP thing and there it is seriously overpowered.
Perhaps it takes a little skill against guardians, because you have to time it so it hits when there's no stability or aegis, but against other classes it takes no skill at all; just turn them into a moa so they can't defend themselves and then gank them (and I've often seen it used against WvW commanders, who are always guardians, with at least a second guardian as support, so guardians can't really be much of a problem either).

It must theoretically be possible to dodge it, I guess, but since a mesmer can have five illusions up at the same time, it's practically impossible to figure out which one is the real mesmer (who is likely stealthed anyway). I don't know that it has much of a tell in any case; I've certainly never seen one.

I can't think of another skill that has as much impact as moa, and is as unfun.
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Yes, about the only time I have seen it used in PVE is from a NPC (who I assume is a mesmer) at a hero point. I tried randomly using it on a couple bosses to see what it would do but no effect so pretty much a pointless skill in PVE.
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Yes, about the only time I have seen it used in PVE is from a NPC (who I assume is a mesmer) at a hero point.
oh right. Fort Trinity, I think.

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I tried randomly using it on a couple bosses to see what it would do but no effect so pretty much a pointless skill in PVE.
yeah, I think I tried it once or twice a long time ago and didn't see any effect either.

Weird idea, really.
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Yes, the ft Trinity one.

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hrmm. Unlimited unbound magic tools...

I think I'll have to get them because I spend so much time grinding UM, but that's quite a few gems and I also don't like the effects and animations much (really wish we had wardrobe tool skins).
The Dulfy video makes the sickle, especially, seem pretty slow.
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