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Guild Wars 2 Forum » General Discussion » Where is everyone farming now?

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  Madimorga

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6/29/13 1:47:30 PM#21
I farm in other games.  GW2 is for logging in, doing my daily, logging out again.  Eventually I'll gear something up with Ascended (probably sometime after I'm old enough for the nursing home) then I'll log into WvW again.  Yeah right.  Honestly not sure why I even bother with the daily to be honest.  They did tweak staff ele a little though, got to give credit where credit is due for that.

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  Lord.Bachus

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7/01/13 8:55:44 AM#22

Why would you want to farm in this game...

 

i travel trough the wilds and things happen while i travel, dailys and loot just come on naturally.  I play like 3 evenings a week and the dynamic worlds and combat are still fun.  Just seeing NPCs on the move and hearing their conversations pointing me forward to my next adventure is just plain fun.

 

i bet more the half the players have never seen even half the events in this world, i still find new things every day.

Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations)
Currently playing : The Elder Scrolls Online and Wildstar

  Freezzo

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7/01/13 9:04:21 AM#23
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

Why would you want to farm in this game...

 

i travel trough the wilds and things happen while i travel, dailys and loot just come on naturally.  I play like 3 evenings a week and the dynamic worlds and combat are still fun.  Just seeing NPCs on the move and hearing their conversations pointing me forward to my next adventure is just plain fun.

 

i bet more the half the players have never seen even half the events in this world, i still find new things every day.

This is true. I guess most people don't care about the fun to be had immersing yourself into the world, they just see the skinner box of shinies and rewards. Higher mental processes don't seem to exist with the majority of the population.

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." - John F. Kennedy
And for MMORPGs ever so true...

  Homitu

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7/01/13 9:07:31 AM#24
I've never farmed a day in my life in GW2, so I really couldn't tell you.  There are usually some good ways to make money whenever a new content patch is released, though, that more than suffice to carry me through for a while combined with long term investments.  I made about 90g on the first day of the Dragon Bash, for example--30 from hunting coffers from holographs, another 60 from rapid buying/selling coffers as the prices shifted dramatically every single second.  I currently have 6000 coffers in my bank as well, which I bought for 1.1 silver (60g total).  After this event is over, I'll need the prices to rise to 1.26s to break even on my investment.  If they get back up to 3s after a few months, I'll make another 93g profit.  
  Lord.Bachus

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7/01/13 10:01:58 AM#25
Originally posted by Homitu
I've never farmed a day in my life in GW2, so I really couldn't tell you.  There are usually some good ways to make money whenever a new content patch is released, though, that more than suffice to carry me through for a while combined with long term investments.  I made about 90g on the first day of the Dragon Bash, for example--30 from hunting coffers from holographs, another 60 from rapid buying/selling coffers as the prices shifted dramatically every single second.  I currently have 6000 coffers in my bank as well, which I bought for 1.1 silver (60g total).  After this event is over, I'll need the prices to rise to 1.26s to break even on my investment.  If they get back up to 3s after a few months, I'll make another 93g profit.  

This is one of the downsides of the eonomy, its not the hardworking crafters making money but the brokers, to much like real life for me

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Currently playing : The Elder Scrolls Online and Wildstar

  Homitu

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Joined: 10/01/09
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7/01/13 12:16:17 PM#26
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
Originally posted by Homitu
I've never farmed a day in my life in GW2, so I really couldn't tell you.  There are usually some good ways to make money whenever a new content patch is released, though, that more than suffice to carry me through for a while combined with long term investments.  I made about 90g on the first day of the Dragon Bash, for example--30 from hunting coffers from holographs, another 60 from rapid buying/selling coffers as the prices shifted dramatically every single second.  I currently have 6000 coffers in my bank as well, which I bought for 1.1 silver (60g total).  After this event is over, I'll need the prices to rise to 1.26s to break even on my investment.  If they get back up to 3s after a few months, I'll make another 93g profit.  

This is one of the downsides of the eonomy, its not the hardworking crafters making money but the brokers, to much like real life for me

It's more like the problem is that there is no such thing as a "hardworking crafter" in the game.  I had all 8 trades maxed within the first month.  That said, crafting was probably my main source of money for the first 2 months of the game.  Now it's just a means of getting certain consumables or gear for alts cheaper than you can on the trading post.  

The origin of the investment based economy is inextricably linked to the way Anet adds new content with new items every few weeks.  As long as they keep adding new temporary items and they make these items tradeable, you're going to see their markets going wild.  From there it's just a matter of understanding when their prices are going to be at their highest and lowest.  You can go buy a couple thousand coffers right now if you want.  As long as you're OK with them taking up inventory slots for the next 3 months or so, you'll make a good amount of long term profit.  There's nothing stopping anyone from doing it.  

I actually have a problem with the entire reward system right now.  For one, lottery gambling is BS.  For another, there is not a single reward that feels like a...well...reward.  You got skin X?  Congrats on spending 50g!  You got a legendary?  Congrats on farming a couple thousand gold and karma!  Like, I see a legendary and I'm utterly unimpressed.  The worst player in the entire world can get one.

I'd also prefer all these temporary content items to not be tradeable.  I should have to earn a dragon bash skin by playing the (hopefully challenging) dragon bash content, not by buying hundreds of coffers.  The best temporary content thing I've done so far has been the Mad King's Clock Tower.  I've got a pair of slippers on 5 characters.  Unfortunately, nobody can see those slippers equipped, making the reward useless (the stats were already useless).  They have the potential to be solid rewards symbolic of a decent accomplishment, instead they're invisible.  They're not symbols at all.  

  Toxia

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Joined: 7/25/09
Posts: 1289

7/03/13 3:59:28 AM#27

I run all my 9 characters through high level zones snagging ori ore/anything else in my path.

Make about 12g a day off of that.

Then it's on to COF farming for a few hours, make 10g a day off of that (not sure how long it takes, i stop when i get to 10g made, the other poster who claims 10g per hour is fulla shit btw, I run with static group of 4 war 1 mes, 5 minute runs, ya dont get 10g per hour in anyway shape or form unless hacking, and even still it wouldnt add to that much. Here's another tidbit, ya dont get any rares that salvage into ectos from the dungeon runs, and spending the tokens on rares to salvage only pays for the cost of the omnoms. kthnxbai o/)

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