Case in point, last Sunday’s Triple Trouble Wurm kill:
The group at Cobalt killed the phase 2 wurm head in, if not a record-breaking time, still a very good and respectable time.
Once Amber had killed theirs, it was the usual. Grab champion bag from the dead wurm, collect Golden Chest from the sidebar, take portal to big chest and get a whole lot of not very much scrolling down the side of the screen…
…is that something pink I see in my bags? Did I maybe get an Ascended chest (that will soon be able to switch stats to something useful) to sweeten the day?
*flips to the chat channel I’ve set for game messages*
Oh wait, it IS the last regurgitated armor chest (of three) that finishes my skin collection!
Feeling suddenly very celebratory and cheerful, I start the process of tidying up my inventory, which means breaking open the big golden chest to reveal more blue and greens and salvaging those, and then opening up the 5 champion bags that came out of the chest and getting even more blues and greens (plus crafting odds and ends) and salvaging -those-…
… Then I do a double take at the exotic that dropped out of the last champion bag.
That, for those who don’t recognize the skin, is Lord Taeres’s Shadow.
Something I’ve been oohing and aahing over for a long time and had my eye on, but hesitated to get at 60g on the TP. (It’s now worth 80g on the TP.)
Thank you, RNGjesus.
You have no idea how hard it is to decide whether to sell it or keep it – selling would give me enough gold to buy a Scientific skin (my new ‘chase’ goal in GW2, aka collect as many Scientific skins as possible) and keeping, well, saves me 80g and gives my future mesmer the most stunningly stylish sword one could ever ask for.
Being the hoarder that I am, I’ll probably go with the latter. Gold can be earned by other means, after all.
One lucky day indeed.