I just wanted to post my frustration with local leves and the lack of guild marks.
I dinged WVR27 last night. Every reset I go to all three towns religiously. For a DoW/DoM that would mean 9-18 leves of your targetted rank, guaranteed. For DoH, however, 5 is a good day, less than 3 is pretty likely. And this is when even targetting leves 6+ ranks lower than me, simply because I am desperate for guild marks. I find the selection of leves terribly frustrating and disheartening.
As for guild marks, the extremely low droprate on them almost makes me sick. Again, I do local leves religiously, every reset, and in all three towns. As a WVR27, guess how many guild marks I have? ~2600, and 2000 of them came from the rank 20 quest. That means in 7 ranks, doing leves whenever possible, I've earned a total of 600 marks. It was around 250 the first time I received them and around 350 the next time I did.
This is a total morale killer. I really want to craft, but I'm so disheartened by the fact that I'm jumping through all the hoops I'm supposed to, and at the end of the day, I'm a victim of terrible random number generators.
Please fix this, S-E, and hopefully sooner rather than later. I haven't seen a WVR guild mark in over 30 rank 20+ leves. Something is wrong here.
All the Lalafell...
None of the bad aftertaste...
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