The complete opposite rather, grind spots are even more important (although, 3T is especially overcrowded), directly BECAUSE the economy's in the [filtered]ter. You don't sell any of this stuff on the broker, except maybe good cruxes; but I always just stash mine. 300g per hour is scrub tier. Idk how else to put that. If you're only making 300g/hr at 60, you're a mystic or just really, really bad.
Pre-dps patch, a lancer in spire gear with 4x hunters (which are like 25g ea), glyphed for dps (10g) could grind out 650g/hr to 950g/hr - dependent on gold weapon drops. That is, straight profit, sold to the NPC, not AH'd. Hardly any of T13 even, is worth AHing. Gold weap fodder, chest fodder. The rest has too low a margin combined with brokerage fees to worth bothering. Now, that's lancer. We do have a high sustained dps (not burst), but as other DD classes have an overall higher dps on average, why are you falling behind?
The only thing you seriously need for farming, is patience + an eye for efficiency. Max out your invent, empty out all the crap you don't immediately need into your bank, glyph your frequently used/low cd/high dps skills for +%power/-cd, glyph for -cd on your dash skills, throw on some music, and go pretend you're a chinese gold bot.
Bams are okay, but they are highly depend on the fodder market - that is, they were great right after the enchant patch, when white/green fodder - the most common drop, were selling at 300-400g each. It was stupid efficient to farm bams (upwards of 3k/hr) for the first few days after that patch. But now? White armor fodder is down to 30-40g, green fodder around 100, depending on type. Weap fodder g/w's are npc-tier. You'll be lucky to get more than 600g/avg per hour, often not even breaking 400g. It's very much, much more dependent on RNG style of farming than straight grinding is. If that's your thing, fine - but it's not reliable. To say that they're much more efficient than straight grinding, is blatant ignorance.
MES, again, depend on current market. Atm on TR, they're around 200g ea. If you can get more than 4 MES per hour per character in party, farm MES. When I try to decide what to grind, I usually go by "will it earn me more than 900g/hr?" as that's roughly the average grind$/hr in non-3T spots.
The KN example you gave is rather exaggerated, as most thrown-together parties can't even clear that damn instance in 20 minutes. Even if I personally find it easy, it's not a good example. If you're going to run with a static, or assume a decently geared/competent static, you might as well be running ACHM and above, which is vastly more efficient *given competency*.
ET duo's okay for MES though. NPC the golds, split the MES. 12-15/min run ideally, 20min runs if undergeared. Still has the same scroll output, and relatively no risk of wipe due to incompetence.
Edited by: hqDM
6 months ago
- Reason: typos