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#1 ChuyDog08

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

I recently started my quest to obtain a Legendary.  I then realize I need 500 Badges of Honor for one of the 'Gifts".  To my suprise I already had around 70 Badges of Honor in my inventory from playing WvW casually from time to time.  I have been playing on average about 2 hours a day in WvW the last week, but have only been average about 5 badges an hour.  One night I got 9 badges in one hour.

I play with my warrior and always in the middle of battle trying to do max DPS to whoever gets in our way.  I run with the zerg and we battle large groups most of the time (Dragonbrand server).  I rarely see a drop from an enemy player and get most of my badges from Champion Keep Lords.

I know I can do the Jumping Puzzles and get a better return.  The problem is I suck at jumping puzzles and also feel that it is a cheap short cut.  I would rather "earn" my Legendary by being Legendary.

Is my drop per hour within the norm?

Is there something I can do differently to help increase this drop rate?

#2 Bonana

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

View PostChuyDog08, on 19 February 2013 - 09:01 PM, said:

I recently started my quest to obtain a Legendary.  I then realize I need 500 Badges of Honor for one of the 'Gifts".  To my suprise I already had around 70 Badges of Honor in my inventory from playing WvW casually from time to time.  I have been playing on average about 2 hours a day in WvW the last week, but have only been average about 5 badges an hour.  One night I got 9 badges in one hour.

I play with my warrior and always in the middle of battle trying to do max DPS to whoever gets in our way.  I run with the zerg and we battle large groups most of the time (Dragonbrand server).  I rarely see a drop from an enemy player and get most of my badges from Champion Keep Lords.

I know I can do the Jumping Puzzles and get a better return.  The problem is I suck at jumping puzzles and also feel that it is a cheap short cut.  I would rather "earn" my Legendary by being Legendary.

Is my drop per hour within the norm?

Is there something I can do differently to help increase this drop rate?

In 20 mins I sometimes gain about 15 badges. On my thief alone...


Usually, joining a party or group in wvw will improve on your drop rate. You need others to tag enemies for you, this should help you gain more badges. Also, join a wvw guild.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

View PostBonana, on 19 February 2013 - 09:06 PM, said:

You need others to tag enemies for you, this should help you gain more badges.

Pretty sure it doesnt work like that.

#4 heatrr

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:04 PM

There is no "norm' for obtaining badges of honor - you either tag or kill, simple as they, and to boot, you are not guaranteed a badge of honor a/per kill.

1856 and counting...

#5 Stylo

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:06 PM

Re-trait your character for lots of AoE and you'll get lots of badges.

#6 Moxtidus

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

I made 135 Badges yesterday evening (3hours of play) with a mesmer build i found on official forum.

I gonna try to get more tonight !

Btw is there a DR on badge loot? It feels so.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

View PostMoxtidus, on 20 February 2013 - 12:43 PM, said:

Btw is there a DR on badge loot? It feels so.

What "feels" and what is are two different things. There is no DR on badge loot.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

The real problem I see is that you are on Dragonbrand server. Move to Fort Aspenwood and your badge problems will disappear

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:09 PM

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View PostChuyDog08, on 19 February 2013 - 09:01 PM, said:

I recently started my quest to obtain a Legendary.  I then realize I need 500 Badges of Honor for one of the 'Gifts".  To my suprise I already had around 70 Badges of Honor in my inventory from playing WvW casually from time to time. I have been playing on average about 2 hours a day in WvW the last week, but have only been average about 5 badges an hour.  One night I got 9 badges in one hour.

I play with my warrior and always in the middle of battle trying to do max DPS to whoever gets in our way.  I run with the zerg and we battle large groups most of the time (Dragonbrand server).  I rarely see a drop from an enemy player and get most of my badges from Champion Keep Lords.

I know I can do the Jumping Puzzles and get a better return.  The problem is I suck at jumping puzzles and also feel that it is a cheap short cut.  I would rather "earn" my Legendary by being Legendary.

Is my drop per hour within the norm?

Is there something I can do differently to help increase this drop rate?

That's low badge drop rate if running with a zerg. Are you guys winning the zerg vs zerg clashes ? What about rest of the team, how do they fare for badges ?

I did ask last week during one of the sessions. Think it was 3 hours in and I had 145 badges. Figured that was high for the opposition we were facing ( T1 ) but guildmate had 200 + badges for same session. I don't get to join them daily but we mix things up. 50 - 150 badges per session would be range for me.

#10 Lunacy Polish

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

It can really vary.  You tend to get "bumper crops" of the things in pitched zerg vs. Zerg battles where your side wins if you are playing something that has good AE.

Ironically I get less of them playing as a thief or warrior vs. Playing a necromancer.  But this actually makes perfect sense because as a necro I have a much greater area of effect and the thief does better than the warrior thanks to the SB.

The whole dynamic is just messed up.  While AE attacks and siege gear are vital to put pressure on zergs to GTFO, winning also depends on players individually going in and killing enemy players one at a time.  Standing safely behind the front line push and mashing gets you more rewards than getting your hands dirty. I am not saying we do not need those people, sometimes I am one of those people.

Rather I am saying we need a more sophisticated reward system or at least a much more generous one.  For example I think if there are at least five enemy players within 150 range of you when you defeat an enemy you should get like 3 to 6 badges.  The quality and character of your contributions and the risk taken are not proportional to what you receive at all.  This is to say nothing of players who know when to stop and Res so your side does not wipe.

It really is one of those terrible systems in the game.  The players who run back to grab supply to build the arrow carts etc. are doing so much more to help their side win than people who just keep fighting and killing constantly.   Following dolyaks or intercepting them doesn't get you many either.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:58 PM

I would agree with everyone else, it really depends on how well you are doing with whoever you are running with.  I think its just a percent drop rate based on kills if you get a bag or not and then a % chance for the bag to contain a badge.  So the more people you kill or tag and are part of the kill bumps your chances to get a bag drop and ergo a badge drop.

I probably see between 50-150 each night I play if I run 2-3 hours.  I have seen 15 badges after a single long drawn out fight but those don't happen every day....

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

As mentioned in this thread, get in a full party/group and run with the zergs and try to do as much AoE damage as possible to tag multiple enemies. You could mix this up with jumping puzzles. Mostly there are Mesmers saying they will teleport people in /M or /T.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:05 PM

I was at about 180 when I started framing them for my legendary. I saw drop rate sucked, so I did jumping puzzles.

Regular ones, 3 maps, around 5 badges per one, thats 15.
EB puzzle, with mesmer portal trixxies, was 15-18 badges.

Take in to account you can do it with a different character, thats 30 badges per character per day. I have 4 80s and a 30.

Thats around 120 badges per day. That's if you're in a hurry. Took me three days :)

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

Necro and elementalists just swim in badges. If you are looking for pvt armor or trinkets though you can get everything from the temples in orr.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

While doing wvw i got plenty of bags drop but the rate of badges was abysmal. In the end i got my 500 by mapping wvw zones on alts and doing the eb jp over and over.

Not how i wanted to do it but my average was approx 1 badge an hour so...

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

Most inportantly, join a group. As said above, if you're in a group, it's much much faster. Like and I mean actually get invited or invite someone to group with you (party it's called in this game).

Any time someone is porting for jump puzzles, go get some there then go get your alts and do the same. Badges are account bound. Any character you own can use them.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

They really need to remove the jump puzzle from WvW. It takes away slots from people actually trying to WvW. Not only that, if you want badges, you should be forced to earn them by killing players.

On a good 3 hour play session it is not uncommon to get 250+ as long as you are grouped, you excel, and you win fights.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:26 PM

Until they fix the looting system for bags, the JP is the best route for getting your badges.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:44 PM

View PostHennet, on 22 February 2013 - 11:26 PM, said:

Until they fix the looting system for bags, the JP is the best route for getting your badges.


Sadly this ^ is true, even considering the fact that you can only do each puzzle once per day per toon.

It's also especially true & sad for guardians because much of WvW is keep seige warfare & for that you need reliable ranged damage.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

My average drop rate of badges is around 20 on my mesmer and bit more on my necro.
I do JP's when i need more sieges and only when my allies wont need any help in that borderland.
2789 badges and still counting.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:28 AM

Wish Badges were auto-looted. Usually when I'm in WvWvW we run and strike fast, then move on. I rarely have time to pick up bags.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:13 AM

I made a badge farming tutorial a while ago, you will need a good and coordinated group for it to work though:



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

View PostVDa, on 23 February 2013 - 10:28 AM, said:

Wish Badges were auto-looted. Usually when I'm in WvWvW we run and strike fast, then move on. I rarely have time to pick up bags.

This right here.

But you know, considering everything I can get with badges is junk compared to the stuff I can get with other currencies (legendary aside, cuz I'm not going that route), I don't care about the badges as much as I do the actual loot. It's always the same thing. I see the box (the chest), I am right on top of it, then the cull bomb hits, I'm dean, no rez, halfway to hell and gone from the nearest waypoint with some SoS creep face-sitting me. By the time I get back... it's gone.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

I've killed people 1vs1 before in wvw and didn't get any badges all I get is a claw and a few copper. This is on my necro.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:37 AM

Group up. Many people have experienced that you get less loot if you're not in a group.

Edited by nasl1nkz, 28 February 2013 - 01:39 AM.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:15 PM

I'm an aoe/mobility ele always grouped and badges drop like a hooker's panties.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

Do EB jump puzzle on all your chars (I got 9 chars now), takes ~30 mins when a mesmer is there from your server (including all loading screens and putting badges in bank) for around 110 badges.
Do it 5 days in a row and you'll have minimum 500. :)

#28 CalmLittleBuddy

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

I got 30 badges in one 5 minute battle today.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:49 PM

View PostCalmLittleBuddy, on 28 February 2013 - 04:08 PM, said:

I got 30 badges in one 5 minute battle today.
Please share your profession and traits?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:42 PM

View PostQuack530, on 28 February 2013 - 11:49 PM, said:

Please share your profession and traits?

Mesmer confusion build. AoE. Nothing special. Two big zergs facing off and I stayed back and popped targeted AoE and bags kept falling. I didn't even move much. I was pressing F and it kept prompting me to search. This is close to the number because I didn't have my badges in inventory, and when I was done with that encounter it was close to 30 badges.





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