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TheThing

join:2012-08-10
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Re: Official Guild Wars 2 Thread

Who in the guild is your brother-in-law?

How is Monchis liking the game?

Yeah, makes sense you got it early on, before DR kicked in. Got mine the same way couple nights ago very quickly as well.

Either you get it quick or not at all.


I AM
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Blessedarrow. He's new to MMO's so don't expect him to always answer. He barely knows how to chat in party lol. Monchis is liking it.

Did WvWvW for about an hour this morning really fun.


TheThing

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GW2 is really several games in one

Dungeon game
Open world game
WvW game
sPvP game
Character story game

you could do just WvW and get lost in it... i still don't understand 100% how WvW works

back in WoW world I had every BG memorized like the back of my hand... pretty much have nothing memorized in GW2

Before I work on my caster... elementalist or mesmer... I want to:

Have banked at least 3000 gems (from in game gold to gems)
Have banked like 200 gold
Completed warr/guardian stories
Run fractals deeper

I haven't done the math, but after a certain inflation threshold it would be better at this point to save gold long term, in the form of gems, instead of just in gold

example, at launch:

600 gems = 2 gold?

now

600 gems = 10g?

if i left that 2g in my bank, it would be still 2g

BUT, if I saved them in gem form, when I cashed out the gems for gold, it would be worth about 7-8g now

THIS all under the assumption that inflation will continue... so maybe the best bet is to diversify, and to save half your gold as gold, and save half your gold as gems


Mcrobrewer
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said by TheThing:

GW2 is really several games in one

Dungeon game
Open world game
WvW game
sPvP game
Character story game

you could do just WvW and get lost in it... i still don't understand 100% how WvW works

back in WoW world I had every BG memorized like the back of my hand... pretty much have nothing memorized in GW2

Before I work on my caster... elementalist or mesmer... I want to:

Have banked at least 3000 gems (from in game gold to gems)
Have banked like 200 gold
Completed warr/guardian stories
Run fractals deeper

I haven't done the math, but after a certain inflation threshold it would be better at this point to save gold long term, in the form of gems, instead of just in gold

example, at launch:

600 gems = 2 gold?

now

600 gems = 10g?

if i left that 2g in my bank, it would be still 2g

BUT, if I saved them in gem form, when I cashed out the gems for gold, it would be worth about 7-8g now

THIS all under the assumption that inflation will continue... so maybe the best bet is to diversify, and to save half your gold as gold, and save half your gold as gems

I convert most of my gold into gems.... Gold actually becomes lest valuable over time whereas gems are the opposite...
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I AM
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Does Anet take a cut of the conversion?


Mcrobrewer
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said by I AM:

Does Anet take a cut of the conversion?

Not directly... but say you spend 1g on 100 gems... if you try to turn it right around and sell it... you will only get say 70 silver for it....

It is kinda like the bid and ask price of a stock... if you are familiar with that.
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I AM
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So buy gems low sell them high pretty much?

Also thinking about rerolling a warrior. My ranger is fun for sure but warriors seem to have all the fun. The class I think I see the most in game is guardians. Tons of mesmers as well in WvWvW.


TheThing

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said by I AM:

So buy gems low sell them high pretty much?

Also thinking about rerolling a warrior. My ranger is fun for sure but warriors seem to have all the fun. The class I think I see the most in game is guardians. Tons of mesmers as well in WvWvW.

Convert to gems the gold you do NOT need immediate access to.

Never convert the gems back to gold, UNLESS you need access to the gold. Gems gain interest, gold does not. Just let the gems sit there until you need to cash them out to buy something. If you try to turn your gems for a profit like weekly you are going to get burned.

Follow gem vs. gold prices for a couple weeks, then determine a treshold(rate) you are comfortable converting your gold to gems. Like 1g for 50 gems or whatever. Certain weeks you should NOT convert gold to gems because the market is bad for whatever reason.

Yeah, I have come to the conclusion that I like my warrior much better than my guardian. HOWEVER, in dungeons my guardian is superior to my warrior because of all the heals, shields, protections, burns, cleanses he can do.


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So I have a weak amount of 11g at the moment. How much gold do you guys usually carry?

Gems gain interest over time?


TheThing

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said by I AM:

So I have a weak amount of 11g at the moment. How much gold do you guys usually carry?

Gems gain interest over time?

They don't literally gain interest. But with inflation, Gems gain value vs. gold over time... so it's kind of like interest.

It's like a checking and savings accout. Keep in your checking(gold) what you need for monthly expensive. Put in savings(gems) whatever you don't need access to for a while. Like a CD.

If you are leveling a warrior, and want to gear him up asap, I wouldnt put any of that gold into gems. Your going to need it at a minimum to buy Runes, Jewels, and Sigils. Hopefully you'll have the karma to buy fulle exotic karma set.


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Yeah so. I just now figured out to do that daily stuff haha. I find finding different enemy types can be hard. So I do that part between characters in different zones. Do you guys have a set path etc?

I'm waiting anxiously for April. I want to explore some dungeons!


TheThing

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said by I AM:

Yeah so. I just now figured out to do that daily stuff haha. I find finding different enemy types can be hard. So I do that part between characters in different zones. Do you guys have a set path etc?

I'm waiting anxiously for April. I want to explore some dungeons!

I have 2 low level "go to" zones for this. Rapid cycling events, tons of kill variety and gathering. Next time you are on ill show you. Teleport there get-er-done in 20 minutes.


bionicRod
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said by TheThing:

said by I AM:

Yeah so. I just now figured out to do that daily stuff haha. I find finding different enemy types can be hard. So I do that part between characters in different zones. Do you guys have a set path etc?

I'm waiting anxiously for April. I want to explore some dungeons!

I have 2 low level "go to" zones for this. Rapid cycling events, tons of kill variety and gathering. Next time you are on ill show you. Teleport there get-er-done in 20 minutes.

Killing the local non-threatening wildlife helps with this as well, like the bunnies, rats and moas. Also if you are near a body of water jump in and kill everything that moves.


I AM
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THE BUNNIES!!!!!!


bionicRod
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Aaaaaah hate that rabbut.


Ghastlyone
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reply to bionicRod
said by bionicRod:

said by TheThing:

said by I AM:

Yeah so. I just now figured out to do that daily stuff haha. I find finding different enemy types can be hard. So I do that part between characters in different zones. Do you guys have a set path etc?

I'm waiting anxiously for April. I want to explore some dungeons!

I have 2 low level "go to" zones for this. Rapid cycling events, tons of kill variety and gathering. Next time you are on ill show you. Teleport there get-er-done in 20 minutes.

Killing the local non-threatening wildlife helps with this as well, like the bunnies, rats and moas. Also if you are near a body of water jump in and kill everything that moves.

I tried this before when completing the daily achievements and never got credit for killing any critters.


puppy

join:2010-01-28
Critters work for me. Ghastly, next time when you start a fresh daily, look at the count # (should be 0), kill a critter, then look at the number again.


bionicRod
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said by puppy:

Critters work for me. Ghastly, next time when you start a fresh daily, look at the count # (should be 0), kill a critter, then look at the number again.

Yeah they work for me too. I've fulfilled a daily on a bunny before.


TheThing

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I think its buggy. Some times I get credit for killing racoons and sometimes I don't... even on the first kill... I don't get it...

Leave it to BioR testing it on bunnies... and then he posts screenshots in the other forum lol


I AM
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It is because you have a noble soul Ghastly.


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I finally now just started to understand crafting lol. Doing it to level my alt warrior.


Mcrobrewer
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said by I AM:

I finally now just started to understand crafting lol. Doing it to level my alt warrior.

Ya it is great for leveling alts.
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TheThing

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that's why Gold is so powerful in this game, probably too powerful

Gold = gems, leveling alts, and gear