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#1 Calypso589

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 02:34 PM

I did a search on this and turned up some results, but the main thread devolved into an argument about trade laws and ethics. Gamers are morons sometimes  

Anyway.....

I'd like go know what the best way to acquire silver doubloons is.
The TP is obviously the quickest and ill no doubt buy a good amount that way but I'm looking for alternative, financially friendly means.

I'm not trying to find the most efficient method, really. I'm just looking for a way or a number of ways that reward a silver doubloon at a reliable, steady rate.

Some methods I've heard that I would like some feedback on concerning their level of success:

-T2 gems/pebbles in the MF
-farming JPs in lvl 20-30 zones
Or conversely
-farming JPs in lvl 20-30 zones with a toon in that rĂ nge (not sure if thats more effective over simply using my 80)
-buying and opening bags of skritt shinies

Lemme know if these are valid methods or if there's any other ways I'm missing. Thanks  


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:28 PM

I got one today from a bag of skritt shinies while I was in Lornar's Pass

#3 Captain Bulldozer

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:49 PM

As far as I know, its not really possible to farm these specifically.  They're one of a decent number of rare drops from a certain tier of chests/containers.  If you want a stack of them for a certain popular legendary, and you don't want to do the same level stuff for a year to get them, I'm afraid the TP is the only way to go.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:00 AM

I got all of them from doing JP's. You could park a few of your chars at the chest and see if it works i think?

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:15 AM

The pirate JP in LA drops Doubloons a lot. If you want the silver one just park whatever 20-30 chars you have at that chest and you're bound to get some. If you park 80s there you'll get platinum doubloons.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:20 AM

I have 3 alts that i don't use (reletively low levels) parked on each of the 3 puzzles in LA. Silver Doublons drop in those puzzles more often that i have seen anywhere else. The alt in the Trolls End puzzle seems to be the one getting more doublons. Droprate seems to be around 30% for me.

#7 Calypso589

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:47 PM

View PostGonzo, on 13 August 2013 - 07:15 AM, said:

The pirate JP in LA drops Doubloons a lot. If you want the silver one just park whatever 20-30 chars you have at that chest and you're bound to get some. If you park 80s there you'll get platinum doubloons.

View Postdarksuzaku, on 13 August 2013 - 09:20 AM, said:

I have 3 alts that i don't use (reletively low levels) parked on each of the 3 puzzles in LA. Silver Doublons drop in those puzzles more often that i have seen anywhere else. The alt in the Trolls End puzzle seems to be the one getting more doublons. Droprate seems to be around 30% for me.

Good stuff. I figured I would try that. I'm waiting for my "birthday" before I start parking alts in those locations. I'm got a lvl 10 warrior i'll lvl to 20 naturally and then I want to start a mesmer and he'll get the Scroll of experience (so 10 levels aren't wasted on the warrior lol)

Question now is does guesting work to loot a chest at the end of a JP multiple times? For example I'm on Maguuma. I do the LA pirate JP. I loot the chest.
I guest onto a diff server. Can I loot the chest again?

Thanks for the help :)

#8 darksuzaku

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:04 AM

View PostCalypso589, on 13 August 2013 - 08:47 PM, said:

Good stuff. I figured I would try that. I'm waiting for my "birthday" before I start parking alts in those locations. I'm got a lvl 10 warrior i'll lvl to 20 naturally and then I want to start a mesmer and he'll get the Scroll of experience (so 10 levels aren't wasted on the warrior lol)

Question now is does guesting work to loot a chest at the end of a JP multiple times? For example I'm on Maguuma. I do the LA pirate JP. I loot the chest.
I guest onto a diff server. Can I loot the chest again?

Thanks for the help :)

Guesting another server doesn't work for JP. You will have to wait for the daily reset.

As for waiting for your "birthday" to park your alts, remember you can always travel to wvw, access the bank or merchants there and log out. When you you log back in you will be again at thte end of the JP.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:35 AM

Easiest way now is to farm champs and use the money to buy them. In the end it is easier to farm something profitable and use the money to buy what you need than it is to farm something less profitable in the hope a few of these will drop, as odds are they won't. Then there's the joy of diminishing returns to contend with. I saved these up as I found them over the last year not knowing what they might be good for and never had more than 5 of them. I am a heavy farmer with 5 level 80s all leveled through PVE or crafting. Do the math.

I know this doesn't answer your question but I trust you can see that return over time is better for the one option than the other.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 06:21 AM

View Postdarksuzaku, on 13 August 2013 - 09:20 AM, said:

I have 3 alts that i don't use (reletively low levels) parked on each of the 3 puzzles in LA. Silver Doublons drop in those puzzles more often that i have seen anywhere else. The alt in the Trolls End puzzle seems to be the one getting more doublons. Droprate seems to be around 30% for me.

View PostCalypso589, on 13 August 2013 - 08:47 PM, said:

Good stuff. I figured I would try that. I'm waiting for my "birthday" before I start parking alts in those locations. I'm got a lvl 10 warrior i'll lvl to 20 naturally and then I want to start a mesmer and he'll get the Scroll of experience (so 10 levels aren't wasted on the warrior lol)

Question now is does guesting work to loot a chest at the end of a JP multiple times? For example I'm on Maguuma. I do the LA pirate JP. I loot the chest.
I guest onto a diff server. Can I loot the chest again?

Thanks for the help :)

You can do it only once per day per character, but you can do it each day - it resets with dailies.
You need to be at least level 21 and at most level 35 (tier 2 gem drops)

I suggest you park all characters you do not use there - L68s to 80s can get rares and even exotics and orbs. And any lower level characters get a lot of junk sor salvage monthly. You will also get tons of marks which can be mystic forged (i keep them for dailies). So dont wait before parking :-) It is also neat for when there is jumping puzzle daily.

You you want to so something with thouse character (craft, deposit in bank, mystic forge, whatever) you can go to WvW borderlands - when you relog, you will be back at end of puzzle.




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