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Nephele

Member Since 27 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 22 2013 02:25 PM

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In Topic: Spending New Rank Points

28 March 2013 - 04:48 AM

Reduced siege damage is what I'm currently going for with my first rank points. I'll put 3-5 ranks in it before throwing everything else into +supply. Those are the only two that really seem worthwhile to me since I'm rarely using siege.

In Topic: Humans Walk The Catwalk [Image Heavy]

27 March 2013 - 05:08 AM

View PostNephele, on 12 August 2012 - 10:18 PM, said:

An Elementalist I created during the latest stress test.
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Still a work in progress. Something just doesn't fit right and I can't put my finger on it. I need another stress test to sort this out before release. I think it's the hair color. It needs to be lighter, or darker, or....  something.

Hey, I remember posting this! My ele looks kinda similar to that old BWE character, same hair anyway.

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In Topic: Undocumented Patch Changes

27 March 2013 - 04:53 AM

Elementalists no longer come back at half health when they rally during vapor form.

EDIT: This little trick was very handy in WvW, I miss it already.

In Topic: [Challenge] The Immortal

27 March 2013 - 04:50 AM

This has actually been a goal of mine since the game launched. Get to 80 with no crafting, no XP boosters, no deaths. I set aside first a necro, and now a mesmer as my "hardcore mode" character. The necro was too easy, actually. Their downed state is really good, and death shroud makes them extremely durable. I've been too busy to do much with my memser, but I like the idea of going with sword/pistol just to up the challenge a bit (melee is harder than ranged for this). I think I'll start a more serious effort this weekend.

In Topic: Precursor R & D Thread

23 March 2013 - 04:55 AM

View PostChuyDog08, on 22 March 2013 - 10:52 PM, said:

I refuse to spend coin on the Legendary outside the 120g required.  With that said, I was lucky to get Venom from a drop.  However, while grinding for my T6 mats, I have questioned if I want to build Kraitkin. I debate if I should make BiFrost instead as I may never make another Legendary.

I feel my luck with T6 Mat drops is horrible.  I farm Orr, Frostgorge, and Southcoast to reduce DR.  I am getting only a few T6 a night.  The good news is I get plenty of T5 mats.  I have now crafted over 150 rare staffs an donated them to the Mystic Forge with no Pre.  I do them in small groups.  The largest group was somewhere in the 40's.  My luck is so bad I have yet to get an exotic out of all the tries.

Probability is funny, you have a 20% chance to get an exotic out of your next 4 (level 80) rares regardless of how many exotics you've gotten in the past. After throwing hundreds of rares in myself, the best advice I can give you is don't expect anything out of it. Just make it part of your routine to save up mats for a batch of rares, then throw them in and start over. Think of it like doing the daily achievements. If you expect to get a precursor after some number of rares, you'll just get disappointed if that number goes by with no precursor.

My other advice is this: Assuming the currently accepted 0.3% chance to get a precursor by combining 4 level 80 rares, you'll have to make approximately 230 attempts (about 700 rares assuming you keep throwing the products back in) to reach a 50% probability of getting your precursor. If you're not willing to throw over 1k rares in there without seeing a precursor (which isn't terribly uncommon) then just save the gold up.