Guild Wars 2

Skinner

Molten Core Raider
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It's been several years since I've really ground out Wintersday but iirc the real reward is grinding out gifts and selling them on the TP. I think 3-5 hours a day every day at the JP getting near max runs in yielded me something like 1.5k by events end, but it's a maddening grind. No idea how profitable this is anymore but Halloween and Wintersday are usually the best gold farming holiday events. The karma run is really good too but unless you're out of karma the JP or Bell minigame should be prioritized. If you have Tac0 installed they have a really fantastic Orphan inlay.
 

ShakyJake

Golden Baronet of the Realm
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Yeah,

I still do not know what half the stuff in my Inventory is for. I know it is used either as a currency or for crafting. I play on and off. I enjoy it ok, but it does not hold my attention as much as I hoped it would. I think it just has to do with the amount of work you go through for small incremental upgrades or for a different look. I do love what they did with mounts. That is the game's best feature.
Gear wise, you can get ascended gear which is as good as you can get stat-wise. And there are websites that tell you precisely what to craft. It's not difficult at all. Time consuming of course then some materials are time-gated.

I had to play Guild Wars 2 for a while before the game finally "clicked" with me about the horizontal gear progression. There's no way I could go back a game with itemization like WoW. That shit is tired.
 

swayze22

Silver Knight of the Realm
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It's been several years since I've really ground out Wintersday but iirc the real reward is grinding out gifts and selling them on the TP. I think 3-5 hours a day every day at the JP getting near max runs in yielded me something like 1.5k by events end, but it's a maddening grind. No idea how profitable this is anymore but Halloween and Wintersday are usually the best gold farming holiday events. The karma run is really good too but unless you're out of karma the JP or Bell minigame should be prioritized. If you have Tac0 installed they have a really fantastic Orphan inlay.

I haven't got into Wintersday much. The vibe and decor and all that stuff is all A+, but I don't like the JP (or them in general) and some of the other games. It's also at least 5k snowflakes for any good reward. Even if you get the gathering tools that provide snowflakes it all just seems very very grindy. I could be missing something, but again the ambiance is great. I still haven't finished the "game" itself so I guess if you've already done everything over the years then these provide something good to pursue.
 
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Mahes

Trakanon Raider
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As I stated earlier, the grind is a bit long for what the reward actually is. In that manner, it has a Korean made game flavor to it. This game kind of suffers from the same thing World of Warcraft suffered from. What would I do with 230 different looking mounts? I am trying to just focus on one skin type to build which would include the gen 2 Bow. I have since found that Clovers are the wall to that lovely toy. Coins..easy to get. Clovers...not as much. I will choose one alternate art mount. Of course I still have to do the griffin and dragon quest.

I guess the other problem I have is that the second Ashes of Creation hits Alpha 2, this game goes into the review mirror for me.

That and Cyberpunk has eaten up a lot of my recent time.....
 

Skinner

Molten Core Raider
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Free Black Lion Claim Ticket right now in the gem store until the 26th.

You can use it to claim a Shimmering Weapon skin and then sell it on the TP for 60g if you wanted although the price is kinda falling fast with everyone doing just that right now. The skins also look kinda nice.
 
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