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Well look at it this way.

Other MMOs say hey, download this patch and go to this new place.

Guild Wars is download this patch and we'll have a party/story thing that leads you into the new place, even if I miss it I prefer this way.

Given also that exotics are easy to get and it's just a twenty slot box and the back brace exotic you get you can also buy with karka shells I just can't be bothered by the rewards. It was a three day long event, so might as well give out some nice stuff. Don't know about those legendary items, but truly not even bothered.

There is a gear cap and as I've been gearing up the passes few days I realized that I'm spending more time looking for a look than I am looking for stats.

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Well, I played through the events earlier today that involved the Ancient Karka (I don't know if they did another event after it as I basically stopped playing afterwards). First event where I could party around with my guildies (since they're all higher than me), and it was fun, if tedious at times. Everyone seemed surprised at the chest at the end, but of course the ones present didn't complain. Not everyone got precursors from what I've heard (I know I didn't get any, just the 20-slot bag and an Exotic; another guildie got a bunch of stuff he couldn't use as well). Besides, there're all level 80 and I can't use them for a long while.

As for the Fractals of the Mists dungeons, I kind of wish they didn't scale up lowbies for this, or at least do a better job at it. That was probably my main problem with them, sure I was temporarily level 80, but I didn't have the equipment or traits to back that up, so I spent a lot of my time either plinking away at giant slabs of HP, rezzing fallen party members, or being dead myself. I've also never been able to completed three dungeons in a row: the first two attempts, the game decided to freeze on me and I had no way of getting back to the party while they were in the dungeon. The last time, we ended up in an dungeon that my guildmates apparently considered BS, and when one of them realized what the dungeon boss was (after we were nearing the end), she promptly logged off. So I never saw the "final" treasure chest that indicates an increase in difficulty level.

Right now, I don't think they're worth it, at least not until I get a higher level...

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Well look at it this way.

Other MMOs say hey, download this patch and go to this new place.

Guild Wars is download this patch and we'll have a party/story thing that leads you into the new place, even if I miss it I prefer this way.

Given also that exotics are easy to get and it's just a twenty slot box and the back brace exotic you get you can also buy with karka shells I just can't be bothered by the rewards. It was a three day long event, so might as well give out some nice stuff. Don't know about those legendary items, but truly not even bothered.

There is a gear cap and as I've been gearing up the passes few days I realized that I'm spending more time looking for a look than I am looking for stats.

I think it's more of the fact that they decided to throw gear at people who took part in the events and alot of people who have other things to do then play video games didn't get anything.

I am not bothered at that but I am very bothered that they gave out a LEGENDARY for the people who prolly did nothing but just showed up. All legenderies take alot of gold and alot of time to get everything to make it. Then they decide to throw in a event just because.

If it was a exotic then I wouldn't care because hay it's exotic. It''s not like there isn't alot of them floating around out there but this is LEGENDARY the hardest and most time consuming item to get.

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I don't think you'll be up-scaled for that dungeon after the event though.

I guess it's because I don't care about legendaries at all. IF I ever get any it'll be the hammer on a guardian and the great sword o a ranger, otherwise no real interest in them. I guess giving them out like that was odd, but meh there will be other events.

I'm more concerned about them avoiding bugs in the next event next month and also possibly lowering the number of people on each overflow to lessen lag issues.

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More specifically, they were legendary precursors (ingredient exotics required to build a legendary), all of which go for hundreds of gold on the market. The thing that makes it worse is the fact that only a relatively small percentage of the population got them - meaning some players got rewarded several dozens of times more than everyone else, simply because they rolled better dice.

I take major issue with that. Major issue.

I played this game to get away from Korean RNG BS. Sigh!

You made a new asura, Zyu?

Yes. She's an engineer.

I do love just how utterly sly she looks. Like you can't take your eyes off her for a second...

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Wait until you start dropping 4 Rare Daggers in the Mystic forge to try and get a Spark of Rage and not being lucky enough to get any.

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Yes. She's an engineer.

I do love just how utterly sly she looks. Like you can't take your eyes off her for a second...

Another female? Thought it was a male again. :big_smile:

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Ugh I did that event over the weekend and it was tiresome. Took 2-3 hours from start to opening the chest most of it was mindless autoattacking of karkas over and over again. It was very buggy overall. Mobs weren't rendering until they killed you and their snares weren't showing up either so you'd be walking thinking your okay and bam locks in place and instant dead. THEN 5 veteran young karkas show up.

Good news is I got about 200 more rezzes in to get an achievement "No Mand Left Behind" and some free exotics to help bolster my wars funds. No precursor for me or anyone in my zerg as far as i know. (About 30-50 people) so I don't think that was super common. You may be getting worked up for nothing. I wonder if it really occurred at a considerably higher rate than any other high level meta event or if it was just there were considerably more people doing it because it a monthly event.

I still want Sunrise or Twilight but for now I'll just keep working towards. Vision of the Mists and a full nightmare plate set.

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I logged in and out until I got on a overflow that wasn't too full. :embarrassed: Which happened to have two devs on it too. Which was also further along in the event than the one I started on. Hohoho~

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2 Devs? How do you know they were devs? I was working that day in the afternoon so I didn't get to do it although I saw the loot that people got and...meh it waen't THAT great. I mean it's like a 80 version of the Hero's Band.

Oh and I found a funny bug today.

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I have to admit I like her better with her helm on

Also I have a Thief question. Is Power, Toughness, Condition decent duel dagger build? lots of power for backstabs and Death lotus stacks.

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It really depends on what you're going for but with those stats I'd get the trait for 100% crit in stealth, get as much stealth skills as I can, get a superior Sigil fo Earth to cause bleeds on crit and get a couple traits that cause conditions when you steal and since most of the time you steal stuff that give condition damage or give you ALL THE BOONS ALL OF THEM! you should see your foe's health ticking away like nuts.

Personally I wish I could find a Power/Percision/Vitality set, but unfortunately there is none.

In the mean time I'm trying to figure out this crit thing, because according to the calculations given on the wiki I should be swimming in about 55% but it's displaying 39%

Haha the VOED, used that in a later story quest.

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Ya that is the statics starter quest along with the M.I.G I think you see some other time to.

I think there is a power, persision, toughness set that you can get from dungen tokens because I was looking for that with my Engi....or that might haven been power toughness condition.....

anyways i will kinda work with both and see what fits. Also I feel better using the bow then I do the pistols when I want range. Is the bow actuallly good or is it because I haven't found a good combination with the pistol yet.

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Wait until you start dropping 4 Rare Daggers in the Mystic forge to try and get a Spark of Rage and not being lucky enough to get any.

spark of rage...what a name....

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SoKnife you still play? I never see you online.

Yeah Garzel that's the "Knight" stat set.

The bow IS good, it's mostly for AoE, or at least I use it that way, when I'm getting swarmed I kite and drop bombs and use my venoms and just kite and bleed em out. Also use a signet on the bow that causes AoE fire damage. The pistols are great for high damage single target focus, but I haven't used them that much, because screw guns.

I'd honestly prefer the Vit over the toughness though.

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I really wish ANet would change the mobile authenticator back.

Right now they have it so any remembered networks won't ask for authentication. I logged in from a friend's house, and it didn't ask me for authentication at all. Same ISP, different service. I can't even disconnect any connections to my account, as it just brings an error up.

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Wait, so you can get Legendary Precursors from the Temple events?

Why doesn't anyone ever do those!? Well they do the Melandru and Dwayna temple though, those are usually up.

So I ran into the Skritt Burglar. While you chase him he drops bags of loot. My character was only level 22 so I didn't get anything amazing but great gear for the level. If I hadn't been meticulously crafting exceptional gear for my Ranger.

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Wait, so you can get Legendary Precursors from the Temple events?

Why doesn't anyone ever do those!? Well they do the Melandru and Dwayna temple though, those are usually up.

So I ran into the Skritt Burglar. While you chase him he drops bags of loot. My character was only level 22 so I didn't get anything amazing but great gear for the level. If I hadn't been meticulously crafting exceptional gear for my Ranger.

You can get precursors from almost everything. They're obtainable from random drop too. Some just may not seem the effort I suppose.

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Man the way people were enraged about some dropping from the chests for the event made it seem like there was no other way to get it other than the mystic forge. also considering they apparently upped the drop rate from chests just before the event. Oh well.

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Man the way people were enraged about some dropping from the chests for the event made it seem like there was no other way to get it other than the mystic forge. also considering they apparently upped the drop rate from chests just before the event. Oh well.

The outrage came from because it was only an one time event, and the drop rate seemed way higher than others. Since that chest was guaranteed 2 (?) rares + 2 exotics + a box that contained a 20 slot inventory item/exotic accessory.

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Exotics and the 20 slot bag don't really mean that much in the grand scheme of things when you look at how easy it is to get exotics.

If you had almost everyone on all servers running those Orr quests I bet you'd get tons of legendary precursors floating around too. The exotic Accessory though, guess you just got to farm 100 karka shells for that.

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Think it was 1000. But the fact that it had 2 guaranteed exotics boosted your chances a bit more than regular events - which has loot tables for a wide range of things.

But anyway, I contacted support and apparently you can't currently manage remembered or denied locations for your account. That's a bit annoying. And makes me feel less secure.

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That's no good, you'd think that'd be a basic function of the system itself considering what it's mean t to do. Protect your computer even if you login from a Web café and such.

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I am still having trouble figuring out what to play. I wish there was like a cronomage or someone with can control time or some kind of time magic....I think I will try ele again.

There was some math being done and apparently the ascend gear has a decent impact in WvW....Like unless they add a WvW type gear that you can get from Karma and badges then you need to farm the new dungeon or always be with a group.

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Man finally figured out my whole precision issue. Now I'm working on mah sweet sweet gear.

Loving the hell out of my Ranger. I'm such a badarse with her. Pretty much solo'd the Krait slaver event, just jumping around swinging my great sword and switching to my bow and junk while everyone else fell like flies. Then I saved them all. Felt epic. While I can do well on my Thief I can't do as amazing in a huge mob of monsters like that.

Also hate Krait less because my Ranger doesn't have as much trouble with them. They are still huge sucky douches though.

Still hate them actually.... I can just manage em a lot better.

But then again I was always really good with archer type classes in PvE anyway.

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