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Ardeni

Member Since 28 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 22 2013 07:21 AM

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In Topic: State of the Dungeon Crowd - Good or Bad?

22 March 2013 - 07:24 AM

I understand why people are doing this. It is a fact that cof/TA speed farms are the most effective way of getting money in the game, and there always are people who are hunting for the maximum rewards no matter what they have to do.

Personally I did this cof farming (even though I mainly ran AC with my guild since I have the colossus fang recipe) to fund my 3 legendary weapons and aether but now since I have them, I no longer feel like doing this boring chore. Now, after getting the skins I want, I can play the game just the way I like (in which way I would never earn enough money to buy a legendary weapon). It is a matter of how much you want to achieve something. Some people think that getting a legendary is worth the cof farming and some don't. That is fine by me and since the elitism is about maximizing profits, I understand it, even though I didn't practice it in the groups that I made. Doing cof p1 2-3 mins slower wasn't a problem for me.

I think that there indeed is a problem in the game design. This problem is that there are specific places where you can earn money faster than elsewhere. I think that it would be fair that the dungeons would have approximately the same ratio for money earned in a specific time that was spent. This way you wouldn't have to do the same thing over and over again to earn money as fast as possible. Not all dungeons can be done with 1 mesmer and 4 warriors in berserker gear. It is just unfortunate that the one dungeon where this is possible has the best rewards in the game. Arenanet should boost money gained dungeons like Arah, hotw, coe, se and cm and perhaps nerf the rewards of cof. And of course there should be alternative money earning methods for those who dislike dungeons.

In Topic: Legendary Weapon - I can't decide if I really want one. Do you?

08 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

I already have Twilight and Bolt. I enjoy playing pve so getting them wasn't really a huge grind for me. In future I am still planning on getting aether and possibly more legendaries (bifrost, sunrise, incinerator) if I ever manage to get the second world completion done.

In Topic: Snowflake: Just got resolution for my banned account...

19 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

View PostLordkrall, on 19 January 2013 - 03:33 PM, said:

So it is not clear that crafting something and getting MORE stuff back from salvageing it is not intended?

Yes, it isn't. You don't get more stuff back, but different stuff back. As far as I know, you needed some mithril and a pristine snowflake to craft the earring. You got some (less) mithril and ectos back. It isn't clear that this provides you profit if 1) the price of the pristine snowflakes gets close to the price of ectos (they could always have made them rare) or 2) the price of ectos decreases. You can't know whether either of these were Arenanet's intentions on the first day(s) of the event. You couldn't have known it before Arenanet made the first changes to the recipe (I don't even know when).

Due to this everybody was in one of these categories:

1) Found out the recipe and thought that it's legal to use it as it requires no bug abuse (if you even thought about it).
2) Found the recipe but chose not to use it since it could have been abuse.
3) Found the recipe but didn't care about it.
4) Didn't know about the recipe.

Obviously people in groups 2-4 are the winners in this case. I was lucky to be in group 4. I would say that only a small minority of people actually think "could this be abuse?" every time when they find a way of making money. So, like I said earlier, in future it is for the best to avoid everything new until it has been declared a ban-proof activity. This goes for everything that could provide you gold, anyways.

In Topic: Snowflake: Just got resolution for my banned account...

19 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

View PostLordkrall, on 12 January 2013 - 07:01 PM, said:

Or maybe it is a good idea to not abuse something that clearly is not intended?

Sure, if we only knew what is "clearly not intended". This bug certainly wasn't.

In Topic: Snowflake: Just got resolution for my banned account...

12 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

View PostFlavvor, on 12 January 2013 - 04:09 AM, said:

The people who were banned know the game inside and out. They knew no other items give returns like the snowflake ring (exploit) did. They did this hundres of times.

But who would have known if Arenanet wanted to lower ecto prices? Nobody can know their intentions. The safest thing to do is to just avoid everything new for a good couple of weeks, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't serve anybody's best interests.