Back in my day

  • Hello, fellow travelers of bygone days. I was thinking that it might be fun to have a "back in my day" thread where people can look back with nostalgia and remember some commonplace (for you or everyone who played) things from back in the day. I would love to open up some old wounds and remember again the happenings of old that I might have forgotten and some people might not even know. Essentially, just say "Back in my day [blank]" and let us relive the times we've shared.


    To start it off, back in my day you would have to be rank 3 to get in a HA party, but needed to do HA to get rank 3.

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  • Back in my day, i wasen't good enough to run droknars forge but ran Camp Rankor > Deldrimor War Camp instead, charging 300-500g per player and was able to purchase Elite Gladiator Armor after a month or two of running.

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  • Back in my day, I would MQSC 300k faction a day.

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  • Back in my day:


    The run from Beacon's Perch to Droknar's Forge, aka Drok's run, there was this little Easter Egg. During the run down Southern Shiverspeak, in Dreadnought's Drift, there's a mysterious chest that usually spawns. This chest was called The Lost Strongbox. As you get closer, usually an Azure pops up and will start to attack. The chest would spawn some random items. Legends say that there's a possible spawning of the legendary sword, The Crystalline Sword. Sold for buku bucks to the rich and famous for bragging purposes. Usually I run there with my bags completely empty, with some exceptional salvage and ID kits. Run back to the portal and back to DnD. Repeat. I've never got one but a few friends of mine had.


    I have more, would you like to hear? Lol

    IGN: Ayu Chun Li

  • Back in my day:


    The title tracking system and Hard Mode wasn't introduced. For PvE mapping, missions, and skill hunting, I had to write them down on my notebook and check them off as I go.


    Vanquishing was introduced after the title system.

    IGN: Ayu Chun Li

  • Back in my day:


    The title tracking system and Hard Mode wasn't introduced. For PvE mapping, missions, and skill hunting, I had to write them down on my notebook and check them off as I go.


    Vanquishing was introduced after the title system.

    I'd be curious to see more of your odd stories that people thought like your chest story.

  • You got it!


    Back in my day:


    When the price for Superior Absorption (for warriors only) was the highest of all the runes. They were selling, at the highest was ~80k a piece. You can only get them with rare armour hides to salvage from. I've made a few builds for my warrior for soloing to get these runes. I found the best place for this was to kill Ettins, they have the highest drop rate of salvageable armours. I would start out in Bettletun, clear out all Ettins in Nebo Terrace and run towards North Kryta Province. Same thing, find and kill all Ettins as you go towards Gates of Kryta. Map back to Beetletun and repeat. Avoid all the Bog Skales and Tengus, of course. This run usually takes about 30-40 minutes.


    I did this for about a good 4 months or so. Whenever I need some cash, I'd hit up the "Ettin Run" and restock my storage. During a good week, I've manage to get about 2 average (superior absorptions) along with other runes too. Superior Vigor (averaging at ~60k) was nice to get, since those were the second most expensive rune. Overall, it was good money. Averaging of around 300-500k a week.


    I never post or share any of these information when I played. This was instantly nerfed when 55 monk bots came and Anet changed the Ettin skill sets and threw in more obstacles.


    I have screenshots of these somewhere on my hard drive. I'll post some when I remember to lol

    IGN: Ayu Chun Li

  • back in the day...there were DOZENS of districts for the mad king --and then it was only Lions Arch (and you didnt know what the hat was going to be until you attended).

    :mouse:where is the 'all you can eat' cookie bar? :cookie:

  • back in the day...there were DOZENS of districts for the mad king --and then it was only Lions Arch (and you didnt know what the hat was going to be until you attended).

    Correct me if I'm wrong, I remembered The Mad King only appeared once during every hour or so, he did his little speech and then you get the item in your inventory.


    In GW2 it's different.

    IGN: Ayu Chun Li

  • Correct me if I'm wrong, I remembered The Mad King only appeared once during every hour or so, he did his little speech and then you get the item in your inventory.


    In GW2 it's different.

    Once every 3 hours. Higher numbered districts have or had delayed starting times.

  • Back in the day:


    When the infamous "55 monk" build came out, the build went crazy once everyone heard about it. But! I had to reroll many characters to get my Grim Cesta (knife version with -50HP). Sold a bunch and kept a few as well.


    There were a few hot stops I heavily farmed at:


    * UW (not the 'Tombs UW') was hottttttt, also faster with a SS Necro. Or 55 Necro duo/ 55 Monk duo.

    * FOW, can only go as far as clearing out the beginning and heading towards the beach.

    * Prophet's Path outside of Augury Rock, Griffons and whatnots. I did this with a 55 W/Mo variation as well.

    * Talus Chute outside of Droknar's Forge, Minotaurs, Trolls and Mountain Ettins. I did this with a 55 W/Mo variation as well.


    Ah....... the good ol' farming days lol

    IGN: Ayu Chun Li

  • Back in my day, merching a Q7 or Q8 Max item that you don't want was intentional, not a stupid mistake like it would be today (I know some of you can relate to this hehe).

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  • I remember back in my day the 'foreign' monks who only wanted you to kill the first mobs in the UW and then would leave your team high and dry ....and there were no heroes.

    :mouse:where is the 'all you can eat' cookie bar? :cookie: