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#1 Castaa

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:22 PM

How have you spent (saving for) with your Laurels?

http://wiki.guildwar...Laurel_merchant

Personally, I'm saving for the 30% magic find trinket/infusion.

Edited by Castaa, 13 May 2013 - 09:44 PM.


#2 Scorpion

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:48 PM

Ascended items only so far, bought one so far. The 50 ectos is going to kill it for the accessory.

Edited by Scorpion, 13 May 2013 - 04:50 PM.


#3 KeybladeMaster

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:51 PM

i want the dog mini pet lol

#4 Metalgemini

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:34 PM

Probably ascended gear.  Still havent committed to one main to spend the laurels on tho :P

#5 Juanele

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:42 PM

just the rings and amulet, I'll just stick with exotics for accessories as the cost is way too much for the ascended version

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

If A.Net would come out and say that the gear we have now will always be the best gear available, then I'd go with ascended stuff. But since they haven't, and I imagine better gear will be available, I'll probably just waste the laurels on dye.
There's no point in getting the best gear in the game just so that I'll have to replace it in a few months, if the non-max gear I have is perfectly sufficient for the stuff I am doing.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:52 PM

I bought the basic 30 and 35 ascended gear, now I'm aiming for obsidian shards for the mystic clovers, just for laughs.
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:54 PM

View PostRitualist, on 13 May 2013 - 05:46 PM, said:

There's no point in getting the best gear in the game just so that I'll have to replace it in a few months, if the non-max gear I have is perfectly sufficient for the stuff I am doing.

This is what I have told myself for so long, and is the reason I don't buy the most expensive gear/weapons/etc. No point in having the absolute best, when the next best thing is just as good(for me).

#9 jthamind

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:54 PM

ascended amulets for my characters. got enough rings from fractals, and our guild does enough missions to get plenty of commendations for earrings.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:01 PM

wasting them on t6 mat bags because I only run fractals on 1 or 2 characters (no point in getting the amulets), guild runs missions weekly so I can get earrings from commendations, and nothing else from laurels is interesting.

#11 Bonana

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:04 PM

gilded infusions~

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:11 PM

So far, just an amulet and karmic infusion.  Planning to get rings and amulets for other characters as I go.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:22 PM

View PostRitualist, on 13 May 2013 - 05:46 PM, said:

If A.Net would come out and say that the gear we have now will always be the best gear available, then I'd go with ascended stuff. But since they haven't, and I imagine better gear will be available, I'll probably just waste the laurels on dye.
There's no point in getting the best gear in the game just so that I'll have to replace it in a few months, if the non-max gear I have is perfectly sufficient for the stuff I am doing.

Pretty much.  The only thing with any permanent value will be the tonics and mini pets.

The Ascended stuff will get invalidated when ArenaNet releases that expansion NCSoft says they're working on, but Colin Johansen denies.
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:32 PM

Have not spend any of my laurels.

#15 Juanele

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:34 PM

View PostMazingerZ, on 13 May 2013 - 06:22 PM, said:

Pretty much.  The only thing with any permanent value will be the tonics and mini pets.

The Ascended stuff will get invalidated when ArenaNet releases that expansion NCSoft says they're working on, but Colin Johansen denies.

I would take anything the NCSoft suits say with a grain of salt. I remember them saying GW2 would be released within 6 months at one point and it ended up being released 2 years later.

#16 KaanTheImmortal

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:44 PM

I've bought 4 amulets so far. It's a pretty big grind to equip all my alts, but without them, I feel like their incomplete.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:44 PM

Have 5 alts... just going to get an ascended amulet with a utility infusion for each. Don't hope for much more, as that will easily take a year or more.

I may get into fractals for rings, but generally don't like pugging for 5 man content, and far prefer to just play with my GF or close friends when they're on. Therefore, ascended largely isn't for me, so I'm trying to ignore it and be happy without it.

I may pick up Chauncey some time far in the future. Top hats are classy.

Edited by Vancext, 13 May 2013 - 06:45 PM.


#18 Draino

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:54 PM

got ammy, accessories, and one ring for my main, but at this point in time the voices in my head are indicating Chauncey. Darn voices.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:00 PM

View PostScorpion, on 13 May 2013 - 04:48 PM, said:

Ascended items only so far, bought one so far. The 50 ectos is going to kill it for the accessory.

Even small groups can easily do guild bounties/treks & rushes. My advice would be to diligently do them every week even if it means joining a guild just for access to them (you don't always have to rerisent said guild).

You can easily get 1 trinket every 2-3 weeks doing this without all the money spent on ectos.


As for what I spend em on, I'm on nearly every day at least for a couple minutes & usually get my monthly done easy enough so thats about 40 laurals a month. I also have 5 lvl 80s at this point so give it around 5 months & each should have an amulet, & one trinket + rings since I run lvl 30 + fractals.

#20 Graka

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:18 PM

View PostCastaa, on 13 May 2013 - 04:22 PM, said:

What have you spent (saving for) with your Laurels?

http://wiki.guildwar...Laurel_merchant

Personally, I'm saving for the 30% magic find trinket/infusion.

Its 20% and not much point since they already said they want to get rid of Magic find on gear. Waste of laurels. Best use, ascended gear for alts, or the pets

#21 Eon Lilu

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:19 PM

Ascended Utility Amulet + 20% gold from monster kills gilded infusion because it makes you more money in dungeons from boss's etc.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:45 PM

Don't really care for anything at the moment. I'm saving them in case they add something I want.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:49 PM

ascended necky and either a MF or gold drop infusion to go with it, then maybe the cat tonic if I play long enough to get it :3

not going for the ascended earrings, going to do guild missions for that.

Edited by lmaonade, 13 May 2013 - 07:50 PM.


#24 Malganis

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:02 PM

I bought the Chauncey von Snuffles mini, and an ascended ring.  I'm not sure what I'm saving for next.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:07 PM

Got the Cat Tonic when I reached 100, now saving up for Chauncey.
After that, I'll take it easy.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:37 PM

View PostRitualist, on 13 May 2013 - 05:46 PM, said:

If A.Net would come out and say that the gear we have now will always be the best gear available, then I'd go with ascended stuff. But since they haven't, and I imagine better gear will be available, I'll probably just waste the laurels on dye.

I have a similar kind of paralysis. I don't play enough to accrue many laurels at the moment for various reasons, but with every update there seems to be some new currency or new stat combination or whatever, and after the bait-and-switch that was Ascended gear, I don't trust Anet not to come out with some other optimal piece of equipment to buy next month. I don't honestly know what to spend my hard-earned laurels on because whatever I spend it on, I'll probably wind up gimping myself and wishing I'd held onto them.

So they sit there, accumulating, and I don't spend them at all :P Alas.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:08 PM

View PostGraka, on 13 May 2013 - 07:18 PM, said:

Its 20% and not much point since they already said they want to get rid of Magic find on gear. Waste of laurels.

"They want to get rid of it" means we'll see something next year. Plenty of extra drops to be had in the meantime.

Edited by FoxBat, 13 May 2013 - 11:08 PM.


#28 Jetjordan

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:08 PM

well I spent 50 of them on a +30 Magic find set amulet that is now going to be phased out....

Edited by Jetjordan, 13 May 2013 - 11:09 PM.


#29 Mournblade

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:10 PM

ascended ring, earring, and amulet, with slot fillers. I guess i'll get the minis someday if nothing new is added.
(though I really wish they'd add in all the varieties of stats to the laurel vendor)

#30 Daesu

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:34 PM

Nothing, until I have enough for ascended jewelries for all my alts which would take me at least 1.5 years from now.




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