After minutes of dodging fatal blows, dancing around your enemy with unparalleled focus and calling upon every skill and every tactic you've mastered along your journey, you finally slay the mighty beast! You approach it's corpse and from it, you hold up... a chunk of ore! You hold this chunk of ore high with a triumphant roar!
Alright, so that wasn't the most epic ending to the dramatic encounter right? Well if you're like most Guild Wars 2 players, then you've probably had this happen to you before and are most likely under the presumption that the loot tables, for some of the more challenging monsters in the game, may be a bit off. Well it turns out that presumption isn't too far from the truth.