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If you are desperate, how to farm a Vial of Mists Essence solo

19 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

Before last night I had done 5 level 10 dailies without a ring, and enough total fractal runs to have acquired almost 750 relics. I still had not seen a Mists Essence drop to make my back item, and I was sick and tired of trying to progress past level 11 with no agony resist.

I'm sure this horrid luck with drops plagues some of you as well, so this is how I farmed my Mists Essence solo:

I bought a full set of green Explorer armor, a full set of green Opal jewelry, 3 Major Pirate Runes, 3 Major Traveler Runes, a yellow Axe with magic find, a Major Sigil of Luck, and some peach tarts. These are not the best magic find items, but they offer a LOT of magic find for around 2 gold total.

I then went in and out of level 9 fractals until I found one that contained easy to kill mobs that respawned quickly and dropped loot. Surprisingly, many of the mobs that respwn indefinitely do NOT have a chance to drop any loot.

You can tell a mob has a chance to drop loot because your Sigil of Luck counter will only increment if the mob you kill has a chance to drop loot.

I finally settled on the swamp fractal. The Jungle Spiders, Mosquitos, Fireflys, and Slamoths all made the Sigil of Luck counter increment, so they all have a chance to drop loot. They die quickly. They respawn quickly. I ended up making a circuit killing the 3 Mosquitos near the pillars, then the 3 Jungle Spiders near the spider egg wisp, then the 3 Fireflies just beyond the annoying wall in front of the pillars. I skipped the Slamoths because they were more out of the way and the other mobs respawned fast enough.

After about 45 minutes of nonstop killing I finally got my first Vial of Mists Essence.

I know this may seem pointless to most of you that have gotten many of these vials to drop, but I was one of those unlucky few that has never seen one in dozens of fractal runs. This is a way to farm by yourself until you have some agony resist to help you get past level 10.

Does Mist Essence still drop AT level 10?

15 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

According to the patch notes:

"Vials of Condensed Mists Essence no longer drop after scale 10"

I am currently on lvl 11 and still haven't seen a single Mists Essence due to my normal terrible bad luck with all MMO drops since the genre was invented.

Can anyone confirm that they still drop AT level 10?

Why make it harder to get into fractal groups?

14 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

I had the hardest time getting onto an overlfow server last night. The rumor I heard was ANet made it harder to get onto overflows by increasing the number of players that could be in LA on your home server.

Why in the world woud ANet do this? Do they not realize the only thing making grouping for fractals possible formost people are those overflow servers and gw2lfg.com?

Why even bother meleeing as a Warrior?

11 December 2012 - 10:16 PM

Just for giggles I ran a couple fractals using just my rifle and kiting everything just like everyone else does. I was shocked at how easy it was to stay alive while constantly at 1000 range.

So my question is: why even bother with melee?

It's harder to dodge point blank skills. You are always ninja rolling all over the place or trying to time blocks. Constantly getting hit by everything so you are always trying to heal yourself or hope someone is nice enough to drop some healing near you.

So why not just equip a rifle and stay at range where the game is so easy my girlfriend can do it (she plays an Ele)? You still have the survivability of a Warrior, you just never get hit by anything.

Overflow server hopping?

26 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

Pardon my ignorance, but what does "overflow server hopping" mean? Is there a way to force yourself onto a LA overflow server to find a Fractals group, then have those people somehow switch to another overflow server to play the dungeon together?

Just trying to figure out a better way to find people at my current Fractal level.