Trending Games | Elder Scrolls Online | WildStar | Star Wars: The Old Republic | Heroes of the Storm

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,643,971 Users Online:0
Games:681  Posts:6,077,615
Recent forum postsRSS
Active threads
Cloud view
List all forums
General Forums
Developers Corner General Discussion
Popular Game Forums
Click a status to find game forum
Game Forums
Click a letter to find game forum
A-C
2029 Online 2112: Revolution 2Moons 4Story 8BitMMO 9 Dragons A Mystical Land A Tale in the Desert III A3 ACE Online ARGO Online Aberoth Absolute Force Online Absolute Terror Achaea Adellion Aerrevan Aetolia, the Midnight Age Age of Armor Age of Conan Age of Empires Online Age of Mourning Age of Wulin Age of Wushu Aida Arenas Aika Aion Albion Online Alganon All Points Bulletin (APB) Allods Online Altis Gates Amazing World Anarchy Online Ancients of Fasaria Andromeda 5 Angels Online Anime Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord X Asda 2 Asda Story Ashen Empires Asheron's Call Asheron's Call 2 Astera Online Astonia III Astro Empires Astro Lords: Oort CLoud Asura Force Atlantica Online Atriarch Aura Kingdom Aurora Blade Auto Assault Avatar Star Battle Dawn Battle Dawn Galaxies Battle for Graxia Battle of 3 Kingdoms Battle of the Immortals Battlecruiser Online Battlestar Galactica Online Battlestar Reloaded Beyond Protocol Black Aftermath Black Desert Black Gold Black Prophecy Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Blacklight Retribution Blade & Soul Blade Hunter Blade Wars Blazing Throne Bless Blitz 1941 Blood and Jade Bloodlines Champions Bounty Bay Online Brain Storm Brawl Busters. Brick-Force Bright Shadow Bullet Run Business Tycoon Online CTRacer Cabal Online Caesary Call of Camelot Call of Gods Call of Thrones Camelot Unchained Canaan Online Cardmon Hero Cartoon Universe CasinoRPG Castle Empire Castlot Celtic Heroes Champions Online Champions of Regnum Chaos Online Chrono Tales Citadel of Sorcery CitiesXL Citizen Zero City of Decay City of Heroes City of Steam City of Transformers City of Villains Civilization Online Clan Lord Clash of Clans Cloud Nine Club Penguin Colony of War Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Company of Heroes Online Conquer Online Conquer Online 3 Continent of the Ninth (C9) Core Blaze Core Exiles Corum Online Craft of Gods Crimecraft Crimelife 2 Cronous Crota II Cultures Online Cyber Monster 2 Céiron Wars
D-F
D&D Online DC Universe DK Online DOTA DOTA 2 DUST 514 DV8: Exile Dalethaan Dance Groove Online Dark Age of Camelot Dark Ages Dark Legends Dark Orbit Dark Relic: Prelude Dark Solstice Dark and Light DarkEden Online DarkSpace Darkblood Online Darkest Dungeon Darkfall Darkfall: Unholy Wars Darkwind: War on Wheels Das Tal Dawn of Fantasy Dawntide DayZ Dead Earth Dead Frontier Deco Online Deepworld Defiance Deicide Online Dekaron Demons at the Horizon Desert Operations Destiny Diablo 3 Diamonin Digimon Battle Dino Storm Disciple Divergence Divina Divine Souls Dofus Dominus Online Dragon Ball Online Dragon Born Online Dragon Crusade Dragon Empires Dragon Eternity Dragon Nest Dragon Oath Dragon Pals Dragon Raja Dragon's Call Dragon's Call II Dragon's Prophet DragonSky DragonSoul Dragona Dragonica Dragons and Titans Dream of Mirror Online Dreamland Online Dreamlords: The Reawakening Drift City Duels Dungeon Blitz Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon Overlord Dungeon Party Dungeon Rampage Dungeon Runners Dynastica Dynasty Warriors Online Dynasty of the Magi EIN (Epicus Incognitus) EVE Online Earth Eternal Earth and Beyond Earthrise Eclipse War Ecol Tactics Online Eden Eternal Edge of Space Einherjar - The Viking's Blood Elder Scrolls Online Eldevin Elf Online Elite: Dangerous Embers of Caerus Emil Chronicle Online Empire Empire & State Empire Craft Empire Universe 3 EmpireQuest Empires of Galldon End of Nations Endless Ages Endless Blue Moon Online Endless Online Entropia Universe EpicDuel Erebus: Travia Reborn Eredan Eternal Blade Eternal Lands Eternal Saga Ether Fields Ether Saga Online Eudemons Online EuroGangster EverEmber Online EverQuest Next EverQuest Online Adventures Evernight Everquest Everquest II Everquest Next: Landmark Evony Exarch Exorace F.E.A.R. Online Face of Mankind Fairyland Online Fall of Rome Fallen Earth Fallen Sword Fallout Online Family Guy Online Fantage Fantasy Earth Zero Fantasy Realm Online Fantasy Tales Online Fantasy Worlds: Rhynn Faunasphere Faxion Online Ferentus Ferion Fiesta Online Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Firefall Fists of Fu Florensia Flyff Football Manager Live Football Superstars Force of Arms Forge Forsaken World Fortnite Fortuna Forum for Discussion of Everlight Freaky Creatures Free Realms Freesky Online Freeworld Fung Wan Online Furcadia Fury Fusion Fall
G-L
GalaXseeds Galactic Command Online Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Gameglobe Gate To Heavens Gates of Andaron Gatheryn Gauntlet Gekkeiju Online Ghost Online Ghost Recon Online Gladiatus Glitch Global Agenda Global Soccer Gloria Victis Glory of Gods GoGoRacer Goal Line Blitz Gods and Heroes GodsWar Online Golemizer Golf Star GoonZu Online Graal Kingdoms Granado Espada Online Grand Chase Grand Fantasia Grepolis Grimlands Guild Wars Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Nightfall H1Z1 Habbo Hotel Hailan Rising HaloSphere2 Haven & Hearth Hawken Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Helbreath Hellgate Hellgate: London Hello Kitty Online Hero Online Hero Zero Hero's Journey Hero: 108 Online HeroSmash Heroes & Generals Heroes in the Sky Heroes of Bestia Heroes of Gaia Heroes of Might and Magic Online Heroes of Thessalonica Heroes of Three Kingdoms Heroes of the Storm Hex Holic Online Hostile Space Hunter Blade Huxley Illutia Illyriad Immortals USA Imperator Imperian Inferno Legend Infestation: Survivor Stories Infinite Crisis Infinity Infinity Iris Online Iron Grip: Marauders Irth Worlds Island Forge Islands of War Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Jade Dynasty Jagged Alliance Online Juggernaut Jumpgate Jumpgate Evolution KAL Online Kakele Online Kaos War Karos Online Kartuga Kicks Online King of Kings 3 Kingdom Heroes Kingdom Under Fire II Kingdom of Drakkar Kingory Kings and Legends KingsRoad Kitsu Saga Kiwarriors Knight Age Knight Online Knights of Dream City Kothuria Kung Foo! Kunlun Online L.A.W. LEGO Universe La Tale Land of Chaos Online Lands of Hope: Phoenix Edition LastChaos League of Angels League of Legends - Clash of Fates Legend of Edda: Vengeance Legend of Golden Plume Legend of Katha Legend of Mir 2 Legend of Mir 3 Legendary Champions Lego Minifigures Online Life is Feudal Light of Nova Lime Odyssey Line of Defense Lineage Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance Lineage II Linkrealms Loong Online Lord of the Rings Online Lords Online Lost Saga Lucent Heart Lunia Lusternia: Age of Ascension Luvinia World
M-Q
MU Online Mabinogi Maestia: Rise of Keledus MagiKnights Magic Barrage Magic World Online Manga Fighter MapleStory Martial Heroes Marvel Heroes Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Marvel: Avengers Alliance MechWarrior Online Megaten Meridian 59 : Evolution Merlin MetalMercs Metaplace Metin 2 MicroVolts Midkemia Online Might & Magic Heroes: Kingdoms MilMo Minecraft Mini Fighter Minions of Mirth Ministry of War Monato Esprit Monkey King Online Monkey Quest Monster & Me Monster Madness Online MonsterMMORPG Moonlight Online: Tales of Eternal Blood Mordavia Mortal Online Mourning My Lands Myst Online: URU Live Myth Angels Online Myth War Myth War 2 Mytheon Mythic Saga Mythos N.E.O Online NIDA Online Nadirim Naviage: The Power of Capital Navy Field Need for Speed World Nemexia Neo's Land NeoSteam Neocron Nether Neverwinter Nexus: The Kingdom Of The Winds NinjaTrick NosTale Novus Aeterno Oberin Odin Quest Odyssey RPG Ogre Island Omerta 3 Online Boxing Manager Onverse Order & Chaos Online Order of Magic Original Blood Origins Return Origins of Malu Orion's Belt Otherland Forums OverSoul Overkings Oz Online Oz World Pandora Saga Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Panzar Parabellum Parallel Kingdom Parfait Station Path of Exile Pathfinder Online Perfect World Perpetuum Online Phantasy Star Online 2 Phantasy Star Universe Phoenix Dynasty Online Phylon Pi Story Picaroon Pirate Galaxy Pirate Storm Pirate101 PirateKing Online Pirates of the Burning Sea Pirates of the Caribbean Online Pixie Hollow Planeshift Planet Arkadia Planet Calypso PlanetSide 2 Planetside Planets³ Playboy Manager Pocket Legends Pockie Ninja Pockie Pirates Pockie Saints PoxNora Prime World Prime: Battle for Dominus Priston Tale Priston Tale II Prius Online Project Blackout Project Powder Project Titan Forums Project Wiki Puzzle Pirates Quickhit Football
R-S
R2 Online RAN Online RF Online ROSE Online Rage of 3 Kingdoms Ragnarok Online Ragnarok Online II RaiderZ Rakion Rappelz RappelzSEA Realm Fighter Realm of the Mad God Realm of the Titans Realms Online Reclamation Red Stone Red War: Edem's Curse Regnum Online Remnant Knights Renaissance Repulse Requiem: Memento Mori Rift RiotZone Rise Rise of Dragonian Era Rise of Empire Rise of the Tycoon Rising of King Risk Your Life Rivality Rockfree Rohan: Blood Feud Role Play Worlds Roll n Rock Roma Victor Romadoria Rosh Online Roto X Rubies of Eventide Ruin Online Rumble Fighter Runes of Magic Runescape Rust Rusty Hearts Ryzom S4 League SAGA SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online SMITE SUN Sagramore Salem SaySayGirls Scarlet Blade Scions of Fate Seal Online: Evolution Second Life Secret of the Solstice Seed Serenia Fantasy Seven Seas Saga Seven Souls Online Sevencore Shadow of Legend Shadowbane Shadowrun Online Shaiya Shattered Galaxy Sho Online Shot Online Shroud of the Avatar SideQuest Siege on Stars Sigonyth: Desert Eternity Silkroad Online Skyblade Skyforge SmashMuck Champions Smoo Online Soldier Front Soul Master Soul Order Online Soul of Guardian Space Heroes Universe Spellcasters Sphere Spiral Knights Spirit Tales Splash Fighters Squad Wars Star Citizen Star Sonata 2 Star Stable Star Supremacy Star Trek Online Star Trek: Infinite Space Star Wars Galaxies Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Star Wars: The Old Republic StarQuest Online Stargate Worlds Starlight Story Starpires State of Decay SteelWar Online Stone Age 2 Stormfall: Age of War Storybricks Stronghold Kingdoms Sudden Attack Supremacy 1914 Supreme Destiny Sword Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
T-Z
TERA TS Online Tabula Rasa Tactica Online Tales Runner Tales of Fantasy Tales of Pirates Tales of Pirates II Tales of Solaris Talisman Online Tamer Saga Tank Ace Tantra Online Tatsumaki: Land at War Terra Militaris TerraWorld Online Thang Online The 4th Coming The Agency The Aurora World The Black Watchmen The Chronicle The Chronicles of Spellborn The Crew The Division The Hammers End The Legend of Ares The Lost Titans The Matrix Online The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot The Missing Ink The Mummy Online The Myth of Soma The Pride of Taern The Realm Online The Repopulation The Secret World The Sims Online The Strategems The West Theralon There Therian Saga Thrones of Chaos Tibia Tibia Micro Edition Tiger Knight Titan Siege Titans of Time Toontown Online Top Speed Topia Online Torchlight Total Domination Transformers Universe Traveller AR Travia Online Travian Trials of Ascension Tribal Hero Tribal Wars Tribes Universe Trickster Online Trove Troy Online True Fantasy Live Online Turf Battles Twelve Sky Twelve Sky 2 Twilight War Tynon U.B. Funkeys UFO Online URDEAD Online Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Ultima Online Ultima X: Odyssey Ultimate Naruto Ultimate Soccer Boss Uncharted Waters Online Undercover 2: Merc Wars Underlight Unification Wars Universe Online Utopia Valkyrie Sky Vampire Lord Online Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Vanquish Space Vector City Racers Vendetta Online Victory - Age of Racing Vindictus Virtonomics Vis Gladius Visions of Zosimos VoidExpanse Voyage Century Online W.E.L.L. Online WAR (Warhammer Online) WAR2 Glory WYD Global Wakfu War Thunder War of 2012 War of Angels War of Legends War of Mercenaries War of Thrones War of the Immortals WarFlow Waren Story Wargame1942 Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Warkeepers Warrior Epic Wartune WebLords Wild West Online WildStar Wind of Luck WindSlayer 2 Wings of Destiny Wish Wizard101 Wizardry Online Wizards and Champions Wonder King Wonderland Online World Golf Tour World of Battles World of Darkness World of Heroes World of Kung Fu World of Pirates World of Speed World of Tanks World of Tanks Generals World of Warcraft World of Warplanes World of Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online Xenocell Xiah Xsyon Xulu YS Online Yitien ZU Online Zentia Zero Online Zero Online: The Andromeda Crisis Zodiac Online Zombies Ate My Pizza eRepublik

MMORPG.com Discussion Forums

Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 

General Discussion  » Loving the game but have one moan

2 Pages 1 2 » Search
27 posts found
  chryses

Advanced Member

Joined: 5/29/07
Posts: 1438

 
OP  9/09/12 11:12:13 PM#1

I don't want to talk about all the things I like in GW2. I love the game (suits my busy RL) and there is enough threads on these points.

 

My biggest moan in GW2 so far are all the Green and Blue drops.  Within a 1 hour game slot I can pick up 6-12 Blue and Green items.  What does this mean for game play?

  • There are 300 of the same item on the Trade post.  No real feeling of 'omg I found something special'.
  • I am crafter at heart but as I am finding so many green / blue items, I find myself not caring about crafting armour etc as its not as good as the drops.
  • Being overloaded with so many good items is not realistic.
  • People stop using the Trading Post as they find all the weapons/armour they need.
 
IMO they need to make it a semi rare occassion when you find a blue/green item.  e.g. 1 per 1-2 hours if you are really active. This will:
  • Encourage crafters to make items.
  • Raise up prices on the Trade post 
  • Make it easy to sell or salvage gear as you don't have to deal with 24 'good' items.
 
They really need to scale back drops.  Other games you see 3-6 of the same item on the Trade Post.  Not hundreds. 
 
  Weretigar

Apprentice Member

Joined: 10/15/10
Posts: 626

If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s FF-XIV.

9/09/12 11:16:35 PM#2

Whats sad thou is unless you are a warrior only one of those items you can use lol. I like the drops the way they are personally all blues have the same stats at that lvl same as greens and yellows. It really shouldn't discourage crafters to know that they have a 1:1 ratio of making something just as good or if they can make yellows better then the drops. 

In other games for instance WoW(just off the top of my head) Drops are always better then crafting items. Until WotLK I never crafted and if they wouldn't have introduced bonuses for crafting I would have never even have done it ever. Took to much time to fight over nodes then to just kill a named mode for that rare that 10x better then all crafting items. 

  samuraislyr4

Novice Member

Joined: 6/03/09
Posts: 71

9/09/12 11:16:55 PM#3

I think it's fine the way it is. 

Whites are actually rare which fine to me, as you vender them all anyway.

Blues are decent quality and common, I'd say blues are the new whites in GW2. 

Honestly, I rarely see greens drop. Usually only from personal story quest completion, and in dungeons thus far. 

  TheIronLegion

Apprentice Member

Joined: 9/06/12
Posts: 270

Act with wisdom, but act.

9/09/12 11:18:04 PM#4
The thing is...theyre not very rare drops. If you found a gold drop every few minutes, then there'd be reason to complain. Honestly the blue and green drops are for vendoring or for extracting for mats. Plain and simple. Or you can use them if you don't have anything better. It's once you start to get gold items that you start to break into the realm of rare. blue drops are almost like white drops and white drops are almost always for salvaging. grey drops just go to the vendor. I think in my time playing ive only gotten a few gold drops, if that.

  Boldyn

Apprentice Member

Joined: 12/29/04
Posts: 247

9/09/12 11:22:27 PM#5

Agreed to a point. The Font of Randh mini-dungeon has a boss who drops around....10+ chests with 3 items in each. That feels more than a little silly :)

 

In general yes, there are alot of drops and I bet alot of people don't even react to the green ones, let alone the blue. SO crafters need to spend Karma to buy the recipes for the yellow ones. I went all out support on my guardian so I bought the recipe to make a yellow healing mace (well I bought the recipe for an imbued ingredient, but used that to create a healing mace)

 

I made one extra and thought to myself: sure, why not try the AH. 48 silver later.... and that's for a lvl35 healing mace in a game that has no healers ;)

 

i think all mmo's suffer a bit when it comes to armor/weapon crafting, specially before max level. You tend to make money with the professions that make bags or and only craft armor/weapons for yourself, or your alt.

 

But I agree, unless you really want a specific combination of stats on your gear and that perticular combo hasn't dropped, then I guess you wont be crafting much for yourself in GW2- This is for armor/weapon oriented professions, I find myself using jewelry a fair bit.

 

My biggest issue is my crafting being behind my level. And to raise it I need to gather...and craft, making me go up even further in level. Not to mention all the DE's and stuff I run into while gathering. But hey, now I derailed ;)

  rodingo

Elite Member

Joined: 1/18/07
Posts: 1382

9/09/12 11:23:36 PM#6
The issue with gear is becuase this isn't an overly gear dependent game.  I know some people (refering to the usual suspects who will chime in here eventually to tell you "you are not alone, derp!" , and not you) still havn't accepted the mechanics of this game being more based on skill than anything else.  Those mechanics of making gear drop less frequently in other games is part of the way they keep you paying a monthly subscription.  You keep playing a raid over and over or farming an area over and over some rare drop.  GW2 has that type of stuff, just not so much with gear and not to the extent of most other games either. Have you tried going to the mystic forge with all of those drops to actually make something unique or salvage those items for crafting? 

"If I offended you, you needed it" -Corey Taylor

  observer

Novice Member

Joined: 2/17/05
Posts: 2008

First came pride, then envy.

9/10/12 12:13:58 AM#7
I agree. There's way too many drops and this causes too much supply, and they just end up being vendored.
  EricDanie

Tipster

Joined: 2/10/05
Posts: 2244

9/10/12 12:26:17 AM#8

I agree with equipment pinata being an issue, it's my opinion though. This just isn't the game for crafting in the way it should be - equipment should be basically supplied only through crafting, with monsters providing only the materials for the crafting, and rare monsters/bosses providing exclusive materials.

There's just too much equipment being dropped and acquired from quests. Anyway, I am still mid-leveled so I don't know how it works on end game, but I don't expect it to get much better either since there is no kind of equipment decay.

They've done the trading post perfectly though, it is actually too good for the game (I love it). Don't forget that the kind of item you expect to be rare has also a few dozen other sellers but this is the supply from players from ALL servers, so if there's only 50-100 people selling it, it is rare indeed or people just don't bother listing it since there is no demand.

  dariuszp

Novice Member

Joined: 1/19/12
Posts: 187

9/10/12 12:41:50 AM#9
Originally posted by chryses

I don't want to talk about all the things I like in GW2. I love the game (suits my busy RL) and there is enough threads on these points.

 

My biggest moan in GW2 so far are all the Green and Blue drops.  Within a 1 hour game slot I can pick up 6-12 Blue and Green items.  What does this mean for game play?

  • There are 300 of the same item on the Trade post.  No real feeling of 'omg I found something special'.
  • I am crafter at heart but as I am finding so many green / blue items, I find myself not caring about crafting armour etc as its not as good as the drops.
  • Being overloaded with so many good items is not realistic.
  • People stop using the Trading Post as they find all the weapons/armour they need.
 
IMO they need to make it a semi rare occassion when you find a blue/green item.  e.g. 1 per 1-2 hours if you are really active. This will:
  • Encourage crafters to make items.
  • Raise up prices on the Trade post 
  • Make it easy to sell or salvage gear as you don't have to deal with 24 'good' items.
 
They really need to scale back drops.  Other games you see 3-6 of the same item on the Trade Post.  Not hundreds. 
 

Economy is player driven so you don't just rise prices on Trade post mate :| I have no idea why some people don't understand simple things like that. Are you one of those people that go cry to goverment when peple don't want to buy 1l of milk for 10$ ? :|

You can turn items into resources and upgrades using salvage tools. Better the tools, better stuff you get. Keep 2 of them in inventory and you will always have it nice and clean.

Now, there is 300 items on TP because people want to sell it. Who are you to decide what people want to sell ? And what, you want every sword to be one and unique ? And what will happen when someone who have it stop playing ? No sword like that in the game for rest of your life ? Also you are not overloaded with good items. Good items are still rare. 

Learn how to discover recipes. Trust me, you can craft better items that you drop in the world most of the time. I know because I run around in crafted items. Problem is - great crafting recipse are not easy to find. I discover many combinations just to learn - there is more. Each item for example can be crafted with different insignia. And that's not everything. Trust me.

  User Deleted
9/10/12 12:47:59 AM#10
Originally posted by chryses

I don't want to talk about all the things I like in GW2. I love the game (suits my busy RL) and there is enough threads on these points.

 

My biggest moan in GW2 so far are all the Green and Blue drops.  Within a 1 hour game slot I can pick up 6-12 Blue and Green items.  What does this mean for game play?

  • There are 300 of the same item on the Trade post.  No real feeling of 'omg I found something special'.
  • I am crafter at heart but as I am finding so many green / blue items, I find myself not caring about crafting armour etc as its not as good as the drops.
  • Being overloaded with so many good items is not realistic.
  • People stop using the Trading Post as they find all the weapons/armour they need.
 
IMO they need to make it a semi rare occassion when you find a blue/green item.  e.g. 1 per 1-2 hours if you are really active. This will:
  • Encourage crafters to make items.
  • Raise up prices on the Trade post 
  • Make it easy to sell or salvage gear as you don't have to deal with 24 'good' items.
 
They really need to scale back drops.  Other games you see 3-6 of the same item on the Trade Post.  Not hundreds. 
 

their drops are required to direclty subsidize the crafting professions via salvage kits. You would never get enough cloth, leather, specialized collectibles from just standard bags'o'things you find on humanoids or creatures for that matter (leather). so no they don't need to stop the drops. or lower them.

  lilHeala

Novice Member

Joined: 8/30/11
Posts: 528

9/10/12 1:14:05 AM#11

It's fine the way it is, gold items don't drop nearly as often and are more rare, sell really well on the trading post even the lower level ones.

Because typically almost none of the item drops are for your class, and if they are then the chance is big it doesn't have the stats that suit your build,  you can salvage them for materials to craft your own of the same quality, but with exactly the stats that you want. If you check what's on the trading post for a particular item you'll notice that certain stats are more rare than others, so crafting those cost little to no effort but is still an almost guaranteed sell.

I think folks wanting an upgrade for their level still rather buy it on the trading post then needing rng luck to get something for their class that also has the stats they want from a mob drop.

One may have a point though if arguing that the downside of the trading post being x-server is that there's so much competition that it drives all prices down and if you don't use the option "match lowest seller" for setting the price you'll likely never sell it unless it's a really rare item. But still the x-server has more positives than negatives imo (I remember low population servers in other games like SW:TOR where there was literally almost nothing on the AH).

  latinkuro

Novice Member

Joined: 8/04/11
Posts: 122

I do not know, is the beginning of knowledge, wisdom and understanding.

9/10/12 1:25:15 AM#12
Originally posted by chryses

I don't want to talk about all the things I like in GW2. I love the game (suits my busy RL) and there is enough threads on these points.

 

My biggest moan in GW2 so far are all the Green and Blue drops.  Within a 1 hour game slot I can pick up 6-12 Blue and Green items.  What does this mean for game play?

  • There are 300 of the same item on the Trade post.  No real feeling of 'omg I found something special'.
  • I am crafter at heart but as I am finding so many green / blue items, I find myself not caring about crafting armour etc as its not as good as the drops.
  • Being overloaded with so many good items is not realistic.
  • People stop using the Trading Post as they find all the weapons/armour they need.
 
IMO they need to make it a semi rare occassion when you find a blue/green item.  e.g. 1 per 1-2 hours if you are really active. This will:
  • Encourage crafters to make items.
  • Raise up prices on the Trade post 
  • Make it easy to sell or salvage gear as you don't have to deal with 24 'good' items.
 
They really need to scale back drops.  Other games you see 3-6 of the same item on the Trade Post.  Not hundreds. 
 

Hmmm I see the issue, actually blue and green drops are not that rare...!

rare drops would be yellow, orange or red color items, remember this is not your typical mmorpg where blue is better than green and so on. As a crafter yellow gear is what you want to craft and sell as it does have a demand and not such a large supply.

  chryses

Advanced Member

Joined: 5/29/07
Posts: 1438

 
OP  9/10/12 7:11:25 AM#13
Maybe I am just used to seeing Green/Blue drops being 'rare' in other games and I am just getting too many.  I tend to salvage most now and I am hording craft items.  Might see if I can craft some rarer recipes and see how it goes.  Completely forgot about the mystic forge. Need to look that up!
  Loke666

Hard Core Member

Joined: 10/29/07
Posts: 16024

9/10/12 7:17:15 AM#14
Originally posted by chryses

I don't want to talk about all the things I like in GW2. I love the game (suits my busy RL) and there is enough threads on these points.

My biggest moan in GW2 so far are all the Green and Blue drops.  Within a 1 hour game slot I can pick up 6-12 Blue and Green items.  What does this mean for game play?

  • There are 300 of the same item on the Trade post.  No real feeling of 'omg I found something special'.
  • I am crafter at heart but as I am finding so many green / blue items, I find myself not caring about crafting armour etc as its not as good as the drops.
  • Being overloaded with so many good items is not realistic.
  • People stop using the Trading Post as they find all the weapons/armour they need.
 
IMO they need to make it a semi rare occassion when you find a blue/green item.  e.g. 1 per 1-2 hours if you are really active. This will:
  • Encourage crafters to make items.
  • Raise up prices on the Trade post 
  • Make it easy to sell or salvage gear as you don't have to deal with 24 'good' items.
 
They really need to scale back drops.  Other games you see 3-6 of the same item on the Trade Post.  Not hundreds. 
 

Blue items are crap, you should have seen that since they dont even bind on use. Green is not much better and after you get to 35-40 you should only go yellow or better. The rest is more or less vendortrash or salvagestuff.

On the other hand is it the same in most MMOs, or even worse. In EQ2 legendary used to be good but eventually became close to vendortrash,

Just sell the crap to a vendor or turn it into crafting mats,, that is what I do. The good stuff is hard enough to get already.

  Loke666

Hard Core Member

Joined: 10/29/07
Posts: 16024

9/10/12 7:20:11 AM#15
Originally posted by chryses
Maybe I am just used to seeing Green/Blue drops being 'rare' in other games and I am just getting too many.  I tend to salvage most now and I am hording craft items.  Might see if I can craft some rarer recipes and see how it goes.  Completely forgot about the mystic forge. Need to look that up!

From crafting skill 125 you can buy rare item rec from the vendors close to the crafing station (at least in DR) and they are a lot better. As an example I crafted 2 daggers lvl 35, a sword and a greatsword yesterday, and they bring in a rather good price.

You need 15 of the uncommon mat though, and some wood and iron to make them, takes some farming.

  Tonin109

Apprentice Member

Joined: 6/15/12
Posts: 202

Our Opinion May Differ

9/10/12 7:22:32 AM#16

you lvl so fast in this game so the drops of blue and green are logical for me

you got a good green but maybe one hour later it will be crap for you and need a better one

crafting is not useless since you can make yellow gears wich it last more longer than blue and green

  bcbully

Elite Member

Joined: 3/03/12
Posts: 6482

9/10/12 7:33:15 AM#17
Waaay too much loot drops in this game. I'm sure intentional.  It's away of keeping profits down. It's much easier to pay 10$ verses grinding 2 gold.
  sfc1971

Hard Core Member

Joined: 10/05/08
Posts: 418

9/10/12 7:35:16 AM#18

The drops are messed up.

For instance light armor is far more often white then other armor types. 

But greens depends on level it seems as well. Do something 4-5 levels higher, and the greens drop like flies. Do something far higher (being a twinkie as you glance far to often to fight on your own) and drops seem to become less good.

For instance, swamp Behemoth at lvl 8, crap loot. At lvl 10, wow!. At 15, decent.

Regular mobs as a 26 guardian in a 30-32 mob area, 3 mobs in 1 fight, 3 greens.

Of course, the human being often tries to see patterns where there aren't any. 

For me, it means I have given up on crafting armor and just go to the AH for now for insanely cheap green gear.

Frankly it is a nice change with GW2 and its cheap AH after then 2 million pax for a crafting kit on The Secret World. 

The economy is insane right now but the OP just seems to be one of those pricks who ruined Age of Conan with their wish for bound items because "if rare loot isn't bound, I am not special for being able to spend 10 hours a day grinding an instance over and over".

Right now, mortals can actually buy decent gear on the AH in GW2. I fail to see how this is a bad thing. And blue items can be shared between characters. Even better.

  Wickedjelly

Apprentice Member

Joined: 4/19/09
Posts: 5064

The Dude abides

9/10/12 7:41:49 AM#19
Originally posted by chryses

I don't want to talk about all the things I like in GW2. I love the game (suits my busy RL) and there is enough threads on these points.

 

My biggest moan in GW2 so far are all the Green and Blue drops.  Within a 1 hour game slot I can pick up 6-12 Blue and Green items.  What does this mean for game play?

  • There are 300 of the same item on the Trade post.  No real feeling of 'omg I found something special'.
  • I am crafter at heart but as I am finding so many green / blue items, I find myself not caring about crafting armour etc as its not as good as the drops.
  • Being overloaded with so many good items is not realistic.
  • People stop using the Trading Post as they find all the weapons/armour they need.
 
IMO they need to make it a semi rare occassion when you find a blue/green item.  e.g. 1 per 1-2 hours if you are really active. This will:
  • Encourage crafters to make items.
  • Raise up prices on the Trade post 
  • Make it easy to sell or salvage gear as you don't have to deal with 24 'good' items.
 
They really need to scale back drops.  Other games you see 3-6 of the same item on the Trade Post.  Not hundreds. 
 

 I don't see why they need to with those considering you can just get those types of items from karma vendors anyways. They aren't that good anyhow. Yellow+ are the items you should be really striving for.

1. For god's sake mmo gamers, enough with the analogies. They're unnecessary and your comparisons are terrible, dissimilar, and illogical.

2. To posters feeling the need to state how f2p really isn't f2p: Players understand the concept. You aren't privy to some secret the rest are missing. You're embarrassing yourself.

3. Yes, Cpt. Obvious, we're not industry experts. Now run along and let the big people use the forums for their purpose.

  BadSpock

Hard Core Member

Joined: 8/21/04
Posts: 7649

Logic be damned!

9/10/12 7:44:03 AM#20
Originally posted by chryses  Other games you see 3-6 of the same item on the Trade Post.  Not hundreds. 
 

Well, to be fair - other games don't have every server in a region sharing the same Trading Post.

Now Playing: D3:RoS
Looking Towards: Destiny

2 Pages 1 2 » Search