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#1 Nephele

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

The high level explorable tokens (CoF and higher) can be traded for level 70+ rare armor. Each piece only costs 30 tokens, so a single run gives you two rares that can be salvaged into ecto. With the current prices being so steep, I cashed in my spare high level tokens for almost 40 ecto (almost 10g at current prices).

Just thought I'd share a tip for some quick cash.

Edited by Nephele, 09 November 2012 - 01:12 PM.


#2 Shadow209

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:18 PM

how many rares did you have to salvage for 40 ecto?

#3 Nephele

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

Mid 30s, I didn't really count. I got a little over 1 ecto per rare.

EDIT: Price of ecto is already down 3 silver from when I posted, I think I hit a bubble.

Edited by Nephele, 09 November 2012 - 03:48 PM.


#4 Ophois

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

Thx very much for the tip!

#5 Shadow209

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:43 PM

At the moment ecto is around 20s. If you have lots of tokens it might still be worth it, though prices could rise again maybe, so if you don't need the money/ecto I'd wait.

Do you get more ectos, if you use a better salvage kit, or does this only affect rare materials like orichalcum? What kit did you use?

#6 Pipples

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:17 PM

View PostShadow209, on 09 November 2012 - 08:43 PM, said:

Do you get more ectos, if you use a better salvage kit, or does this only affect rare materials like orichalcum? What kit did you use?

Use the rare (yellow) vendor-purchased kit. I get a decent number of ectos with it, though once in a while I get none at all

#7 YggdraAshlander

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

Edit: nvm........

Edited by YggdraAshlander, 09 November 2012 - 09:43 PM.


#8 matsif

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:07 AM

I just started doing this last week for entirely different purposes, getting ecto for ilya or lyss or both maybe.

#9 Bronthophobia

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:16 AM

i was wondering... atm i'm not able to check it out... did someone tried to put weapons you get with tokens into the mystic forge? is it possible?

#10 SevereEpicz

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:31 AM

never thought of this

#11 danitheqt

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

Ye, its possible. 1560 Tokens = 4 Exotic Staves (which i used).
= Always 2gold+.

/e: ive used asc catacombs tokens, the armorparts that cost 30tokens are only lvl 35 rare, not so useful.

Edited by danitheqt, 10 November 2012 - 09:33 AM.


#12 Bronthophobia

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

so not really worth it... i was wondering maybe it has some higher precursor chance... but getting off topic, so nevermind it.

i do have some CoF tokens, as i don't wanna get that gear(every third 80 in game has it), will probably use it for ectos, ty for tip ^^

#13 Himei

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

This method also works with soulbound karma items.  Just the other day I put in some 70+ greens from karma and got 2 80 rares and 1 exotic (Super lucky).

#14 Mr.Kotte

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:25 AM

300 CoF tokens gave me 10 rares which gave me 9 ecto with BL Salvage Kit. Also I have 101% MF but I don't think that does anything.

#15 Eon Lilu

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

lol this cant be intended, thats an infinite supply of free ecto's lol

Now we know how all those players farming the exploitable cof dungeon made all there money at the start of the game....

5 minute runs, crap ton of ecto's, full dungeon set in no time = super rich at start of game. lol

I think Anet dropped the ball on this one. :P

Edited by Eon Lilu, 15 November 2012 - 01:51 PM.


#16 ZudetGambeous

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

View PostEon Lilu, on 15 November 2012 - 01:44 PM, said:

lol this cant be intended, thats an infinite supply of free ecto's lol

Now we know how all those players farming the exploitable cof dungeon made all there money at the start of the game....

5 minute runs, crap ton of ecto's, full dungeon set in no time = super rich at start of game. lol

I think Anet dropped the ball on this one. :P

Yes doing a 30 minute dungeon run for 2 ectos = infinite free supply :rolleyes:

I get more then that just farming in Orr.

It probably was a efficient way before they changed the 5 minute runs, now it is below average and can only be done 3 times a day and then it gets even LESS efficient then it already was.

It's a good thing to do with spare tokens, but that's pretty much it.




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