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#1 Minami Kaori

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:19 AM

Hi Everyone!

I had a great 4 hours during the stress testing!
I bought some gems to use at headstart, but during the stress test, I immensely enjoyed myself spending all that money on miniature packs from the gem store, consequence free.

I took tons of screenshots, jotted down names, and when that was done, I headed over to the Mystic Forge to dump all my minis into it and see how it works and what the results were like.

It was a very interesting and immensely enjoyable 4 hours, and if you love minis like I do, check out the pics below for some icons, mini looks, Mystic Forge combos and rates of drops.
Hope you enjoy! ^_^

(P.S.: Click on the pics to make them big, otherwise you can't see the details as good)

Every single miniature I got out of 13 packs. 13 x 3 = 39 minis


Here are the screenshots of all the minis, with their names written on the pics, and their icons up in the corner. I don't think the icons are in perfect order, but maybe :)
Warning, the picture is BIG, takes a while to load.


Here are the pics of the Mystic Forge run.
You can only put in 4 of the same rarity minis (haven't tried it with anything else, so I don't know if this is true to everything).
I wrote on the picture the type of batch I put in, common or uncommon (green), and the result is visible right next to it.
There are also screenshots of the few new type of minis I got out of the forge this way.
This pic is even bigger than the other one.

EDIT2: The last 3 screenshots on the bottom of this one are placed next to each other for no reason other than me being too tired at 10 pm LOL. So they are: Vampiric Bat (Yellow/Rare), Snow Troll (Uncommon/Green), Fire Imp (Uncommon/Green).


EDIT: The reason I posted all the mini names in the beginning is for you to see what the "drop" rates are from a Miniatures Pack from the Gem Store. Duplicates are entirely possible, and WILL happen.

Edited by Minami Kaori, 03 August 2012 - 02:30 PM.


#2 Jokerx7

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:22 AM

So, it's like weapons/armor. You have a chance to get one from an higher rarity, if not you get a different one of the same rarity.
I saw some very good minis, but I doubt I will use gems on them. =/

#3 Lazmira

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:23 AM

Wow thanks for all the pics! :) Happy to see there are some pretty awesome ones in there! I need more BIRDS! <3

#4 Ingway

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:23 AM

Is there a way to get these minatures outside from the cash shop?

I liked the miniature Golem in that one, one thing that bugs me about miniatures is that they don't follow you on the same speed... it gets annoying having then all the way back there not following you fast enough.

Edited by Ingway, 03 August 2012 - 04:26 AM.


#5 AlucardsSoul

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:23 AM

Storm Imp and Ascalonian Mage are my favorite. The mage would be perfect for a Charr character.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:26 AM

View PostIngway, on 03 August 2012 - 04:23 AM, said:

Is there a way to get these minatures outside from the cash shop?
Trading Post. It can be more expensive than buying the gems and buying the minis tho. (Specially with the rare ones)

Edited by Jokerx7, 03 August 2012 - 04:27 AM.


#7 Maal

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:27 AM

I bought a mini set with my free gems in bwe2, took a screenshot of a green one i got (i think it was green) Flame Legion Shaman
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#8 Ingway

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:29 AM

View PostJokerx7, on 03 August 2012 - 04:26 AM, said:

Trading Post. It can be more expensive than buying the gems and buying the minis tho. (Specially with the rare ones)

Yeah i know that, what i meant is that if there's a way to acquire then without having to use the cash shop AT ALL, like some super rare drop from something or a reward for a certain task.

#9 Minami Kaori

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:43 AM

These are from the first Beta Weekend Event in April, also came from Miniature Packs:

Mini Asura Golemancer (if I remember correctly):

Drake:


Golden Moa:



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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:55 AM

View PostIngway, on 03 August 2012 - 04:29 AM, said:

Yeah i know that, what i meant is that if there's a way to acquire then without having to use the cash shop AT ALL, like some super rare drop from something or a reward for a certain task.
As far as I know, there isn't. :( Since it's purely cosmetic.
Mystic Chest and Personal Story seem to give some gem store items, but I haven't seen anyone getting a Mini from there. But it's not completely impossible.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:29 AM

View PostIngway, on 03 August 2012 - 04:29 AM, said:

Yeah i know that, what i meant is that if there's a way to acquire then without having to use the cash shop AT ALL, like some super rare drop from something or a reward for a certain task.

we don't know yet, I don't think they've ever confirmed either. But I personally assume we will get at least some of them from birthday presents

#12 Cherrie

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:20 AM

Thanks for sharing!
Can you tell me more about the Vampiric Bat? It seems to have more than one form or something?

#13 Kai Toa

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:55 AM

Thanx for the pics ans info I will be definately trying to collect all of the minis early on in the game, so any info at this stage is really appreciated :)

#14 Minami Kaori

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:03 PM

View PostCherrie, on 03 August 2012 - 09:20 AM, said:

Thanks for sharing!
Can you tell me more about the Vampiric Bat? It seems to have more than one form or something?

Ah no, sorry, that was just my mistake of putting the 3 screenshots next to each other. The bottom three screenshots are:
Vampiric Bat, Snow Troll, Fire Imp.

Sorry 'bout that!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

View PostMaal, on 03 August 2012 - 04:27 AM, said:

I bought a mini set with my free gems in bwe2, took a screenshot of a green one i got (i think it was green) Flame Legion Shaman
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A bit off topic but: what is that shield you're wearing? Quite a beauty.

#16 DarkCrown

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:25 PM

Wow! Thanks for the screenies. Love me some miniatures! ^_^

#17 Minami Kaori

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:31 PM

I knew I wasn't the only mini-loving person here xD Glad you guys like it ^_^

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:32 PM

View Posttallanx, on 03 August 2012 - 05:29 AM, said:

we don't know yet, I don't think they've ever confirmed either. But I personally assume we will get at least some of them from birthday presents
Actually one of the devs did state that minis were going to be Cash shop only items with maybe a rare event giveaway (say like for comic con or something of the sort)...they mentioned nothing about birthday give aways like they had in GW1

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:35 PM

Amazing work Kaori.  Very well done!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:43 PM

View PostSevens, on 03 August 2012 - 02:32 PM, said:

Actually one of the devs did state that minis were going to be Cash shop only items with maybe a rare event giveaway (say like for comic con or something of the sort)...they mentioned nothing about birthday give aways like they had in GW1

I sure hope they'll have birthdays in GW2... it was one of my most favorite moments in GW1, counting the months till my next char bday *grin* I like presents!
(the most frustrating too, as I've never gotten anything better than white text items :/)

View PostAzylynneN, on 03 August 2012 - 02:35 PM, said:

Amazing work Kaori.  Very well done!

Thanks! ^_^ You're welcome :)

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:44 PM

View PostMinami Kaori, on 03 August 2012 - 02:03 PM, said:

Ah no, sorry, that was just my mistake of putting the 3 screenshots next to each other. The bottom three screenshots are:
Vampiric Bat, Snow Troll, Fire Imp.

Sorry 'bout that!
  see. Thanks for the info and no need to be sorry!

#22 Maal

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:55 PM

View PostMouzone, on 03 August 2012 - 02:11 PM, said:

A bit off topic but: what is that shield you're wearing? Quite a beauty.

Sorry can't remember the name, dropped in the first bwe in Wv3.




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