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How many of you are still grinding exotics?

Masa1Masa1 LapuaPosts: 318Member Uncommon

I'm still grinding exotics, although I pre ordered (not pre purchased) the game. I got it a few days later than the actual release, but still.. I've played the game for long time. Took me forever to get 80 and it seems to take even longer time to grind for exotics.


Although I play quite much I've made many mistakes, for example:

  • wasting my money on crafting (~0% profit even at 400 crafting)
  • playing WvW 90% of the time once I hit 80lvl
  • not running with swarm in WvW (or even aiming for easy events)
  • not doing any dungeon grind (I've completed story modes on max 5 dungeons)
So I currently have 2 out of {god knows how many} exotics. 0 exotic weapons.
Still this is not thread to list your uber awesome money making schemes. I just want to see if you are still grinding or not.

Soo.. I'm curious if I'm the only one who is still grinding for full exotic set. Are you still grinding exotics?


  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COPosts: 3,292Member Uncommon
    I am still looking to get exotic gear, but to be honest my case is that I spvp around 70% of my playtime.



  • dllddlld GöteborgPosts: 578Member Uncommon
    nope, got 40 or so exotics in total almost all of them was bought of the TP or crafted with mats bought through the TP, I was eventually aiming at having all different sets (like cleric,berserker etc) and all weapons (warrior) but that seems rather pointless now.
  • derek39derek39 StatesPosts: 242Member Uncommon

    Just finished getting all mine on my warrior today. Now I'm just WvWing and Spvping now, Waiting on the Lost Shores content.

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  • ThorbrandThorbrand West Palm Beach, FLPosts: 1,198Member
    Working full time, training for a marathon and playing Pathfinder on the weekends and I hit 80, completed story plus had full set of exotics in two weeks. Game doesnt' have much to offer.
  • meddyckmeddyck USAPosts: 1,198Member Uncommon

    I have all my exotic armor and a staff on my elementalist but I still need all the jewelry and upgrades. I've bought all my exotic pieces from the TP. It cost all the gold I had earned getting to 80 plus all the gold I had on my level 50ish guardian alt. I would have had a lot more gold if I had known from the beginning how expensive it would be to gear up at 80 and had known various tips I only learned near the end when the gold grind became clearer.

    I don't find WvW that great anyway, so I'm not really in a hurry to finish the elementalist's gear. I only play it a few times a week, so there's no rush. I'm making gold while leveling my guardian and I'll transfer that gold to my elementalist as I earn enough to buy each new exotic piece I'm lacking.

    The announcement of the new Ascended gear tier further diminishes my interest in completing my set of exotics (not to mention playing the game at all).

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  • mazutmazut SofiaPosts: 941Member Uncommon

    I have 3 sets of gear with different stats and related to different builds. I still need at least 3 more t cover most of the general ways I can play my necromancer. Count MF gear too. Also few weapons of the same kind with different Sigli.

    Also, working on alt basic gear -  exotic + weapons.

    Notice I dont talk about skins, this will come in time. I will transmutate better (in my eyes) skins to existing gear, but this take longer then completing sets itself.

  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAPosts: 1,585Member Uncommon
    i voted no.  not because i have them but, because i have no desire to.  
  • ClassicstarClassicstar rotjeknorPosts: 2,687Member Uncommon

    Ive never realy grind i play and enjoy having fun with the game and still have complete exotic gear and jewels, its easy.

    Ive only done 1 dungeon for nightmare staff and scepter in explorable mode.

    Im not conerned about gold or skins i just play and see what i gather while playing.

    Game is not work you know:)

    Getting karma is not realy hard, thus easy getting exotics.

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  • RagnorMalakRagnorMalak HeerenveenPosts: 115Member Uncommon
    I almost have a complete Orrian karma set. Really helped that you can now get liquid karma from doing daily achievement. Although if I had focused more on doing dungeons I would have had an exotic set a long time ago. I have been focusing on map completion and WorldVWorld mostly. I have 6 exotic weapons for my main, I just bought them off tp, they aren't that expensive... So it isn't at all difficult to get exotic armor in GW2, you just have to put your mind to it.

  • NaeviusNaevius Houston, TXPosts: 334Member Uncommon

    I have exotic armor and weapons on my first level 80. Only 1 set of armor, but I've swapped a few pieces around, so about the equivalent of 2 sets.

    Eventually I'll grind again on another character, but not yet.

    The most expensive by far was getting 6 superior runes.


  • trenshodtrenshod charlotte, MIPosts: 128Member
    Grind, hmm I thought that is one of the reasons to play GW2 because its not a grindy game. So in the end its just as grindy as all the rest.
  • sammyelisammyeli Fremont, CAPosts: 765Member
    completed my third set for my ele, 2 sets for my engi and 2 sets for my mesmer, I didnt grind anything I just play the auction house and each item is roughly 1.5 - 1.8 g except for accesories which i crafted.  Not only that but I run a guild and have geared atleast 2 - 3 people a week even more. when you work as a group its too easy.


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  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,836Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by trenshod
    Grind, hmm I thought that is one of the reasons to play GW2 because its not a grindy game. So in the end its just as grindy as all the rest.

    All MMO's have some grind, the difference here is this is for LOOKS NOT for STATS. In Rift, you you want to do the harder dungeons, you have to grind out gear to be able to get a group, Does that explain it for you?


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  • itgrowlsitgrowls newport news, VAPosts: 2,951Member
    Originally posted by botrytis
    Originally posted by trenshod
    Grind, hmm I thought that is one of the reasons to play GW2 because its not a grindy game. So in the end its just as grindy as all the rest.

    All MMO's have some grind, the difference here is this is for LOOKS NOT for STATS. In Rift, you you want to do the harder dungeons, you have to grind out gear to be able to get a group, Does that explain it for you?

    Still grinding for my second set. Ever since they added that annoying DR system to the open world (no it's not limited to the dungeons) and they screwed the pooch on the MF system I've had a difficult time getting ANY rares to drop off anything period.


    And yes there is a problem with dungeons. Requiring people do dungeons for ANYTHING is not a good game plan because it further separates the community.

    Already there are requests flooding the forums on their website for things like gearcheck, dps meters etc basically EVERYTHING that became such a huge problem even in WoW. Not only does this go 180 from what type of game this would be but it also does irreparable harm to the communities involved.

    What I don't understand is why is it that they suddenly decided to listen to players who are 1: the minority 2: are only interested in the next shiny and will leave this game in a heartbeat for the next shiny (instead of those of us who hang around for a long time) 3: suddenly decided the best gear should only come from dungeons. What changed. Did someone get promoted over the lead dev? Was there some wallstreet buy out we're not hearing about? What?

    I just hope they don't let their game become another SWTOR.

    If the Ascended gear is easily obtainable that is...tokens.

  • BanquettoBanquetto CityPosts: 1,037Member Uncommon
    I was until yesterday. Now I'm just playing lowbie alts - no point playing a level cap character in the lead-up to a new instalment on the gear treadmill being released.
  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 3,506Member Rare

    I abandoned crafting early.  I also lost interest after buying cheap rares from the TP.  That gear was good enough for my needs.  I didn't enjoy dungeons enough to grind them for minor improvements and nothing else in the game held my interest long enough to want to farm better looking gear just to farm DE's for karma.


    If GW2 was the only game available I would have spent a lot more time in it.  But with so many games competing for our time, it just didn't stand out enough for me.

  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILPosts: 3,159Member
    I have no interest in getting exotics, so would that be a yes or a no?

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  • WhitebeardsWhitebeards TokyoPosts: 778Member

    People grind for exotics? ok!!

    I got mine as soon as i hit 80. Bought all armor peices from the TP

  • L0C0ManL0C0Man Puerto OrdazPosts: 1,065Member Uncommon
    My highest level character just turned 61 last night (guardian, with two other chars in the 30-40's, and one more 20something)... so I haven't even started the grind yet.. :)

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  • HomituHomitu Hometown, HIPosts: 2,030Member Uncommon

    I mean there are still pieces I'm pursuing on each of my characters (have 3 80s), but I don't feel there ever was a "grind" for exotics, at least not for me personally.  I was pretty much able to make myself full sets of exotic gear the moment I hit 80 on all 3 of my characters.  Crafting's pretty badass like that in this game.  

    I'm also inclined to disagree with the slight insinuations in the OP that there is no profit to be found in crafting, or rather that it is nothing but a gold sink.  I have all 8 trades at 400 (2 on each of 4 characters) and would say I "sunk" maybe 1 net gold into each character for crafting (so about 50s per craft.)  Now, I leveled my crafts while I leveled my characters each time, so I was able to gather most of the basic raw materials, but still.  I still regularly make rare level 80 gear to sell for profit (about 4-5 pieces per day for a total of about 1g profit.)  Which pieces are most profitable fluctuate, but there is always profit to be made somewhere.  

    But yeah, exotics seem to come easily.  Most of my grindy pursuits come from trying to mix and match the perfect pieces for a desired look.  There are currently 2 pieces of sylvari T3 cultural armor I have my sights set on for my elementalist, for 37g total.  

  • MosesZDMosesZD Kirkwood, MOPosts: 1,383Member Common
    I haven't even started.   There are other things in the game that interest me far more.
  • kuuujokuuujo AwesomePosts: 10Member

    Made first exotic full set somewere in second week of playing, it was everything including jewelry and weapons. Weapons were mystic, and I regreted wasting my skillpoints on them later when I started collecting stuff for legendary. But I spent many hours in those first two weeks.

    Made another exotic set with jewelry and weapons much later, because I wanted to check citical build.

    Started making third exotics set to check magic find, but got to 3 pieces. Also got only two gifts for legendary (the obvious dungeon gift, and my precious gift of metal xd), and started collecting gold for max slots equipment, but then I stopped playing and everything is waiting for me now. But I have no desire to get back yet, maybe on the next big update.

  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABPosts: 3,317Member Uncommon
    I've completed my 3rd dungeon run.  I'm only doing it for the fun though, I'm not real excited about any of the armor sets available. Some parts of the flame legion ones look pretty cool though.  I'll get there eventually, but I don't feel rushed because I will probably change the skin to something more to my tastes anyhow.

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