Happy Birthday

It comes so soon.

Only three more years before I have to kill myself for being too old. Today marks the 27th anniversary of birth of such an uneventful person, me.

I did get myself a great gift last night. I’m playing my third Warrior Priest (you can read about the other two and why anyone in their right mind would play the same class 3 times), who has recently entered T4 and I picked up all my annihilator gear in under a day. “Wow” I thought, either the stars are aligned just right, or Mythic really got better about obtaining gear.  It’s hard to tell if it is a good thing. I have to hope that I just got extremely lucky. On all my other characters, by the time I finally won the chest piece in the set, I could wear the Conqueror one. Now I have everything just as I enter T4. Doesn’t seem right, was this Mythic’s intention?

But here I am, a 32/32 WP with 3 pieces on and 2 pieces ready to go. I picked up the gloves and the boots for extremely cheap in the AH (Auction House) for each piece under 5 Gold. It seems lately that like T4 for Phoenix Throne is way off balance. Either you are in a giant zerg, or you are getting rolled over by one. But I get nice drops constantly. I spent maybe 2 hours running about the RvR lakes and in 4 keeps I had the remaining 3 pieces. First the Cassock, then the Shoulders, followed by the Helm.


Which lead me to two conclusions as I talked to others about the amazing event. Apparently, I am not alone. Others shared with me, similar event occurrences. There is positive and a negative, and one that I don’t understand that I wish Mythic would confirm.

First the positive, unless I and many others just happen to experience the same thing, it seems that the likelihood that the item in the gold bag is actually what you need. I didn’t gain 2 helms and a robe, and now on the hunt for my shoulders, I received one of what I needed. Perfect. If this was Mythic’s intention, I give it thumbs up.
The middle: In two cases, I gained a gold bag and a high contribution to the roll for doing almost nothing. The first time, I chalked it up to the fact that maybe my Blessing was assisting others, so I was getting a giant contribution for it. I never had to heal, I never even hit the door, I didn’t even get up to touch the Lord let alone be a needed member of the 3 WB zerg we had. The forth keep capture I knew something was wrong. I almost missed the keep take all together. I had run off with a band and took 2 Objectives (BO) and was running to the keep. I just made it in keep zone range as the lord died. And yet, had the 4th highest contribution. Sure enough, gold bag after roll. Which lead me to believe (1) the system is completely broke more than ever or (2) it’s on purpose for low levels. I wonder if Mythic put giant contribution points in, just for being low level.

Here’s the bad news, and possibly one with silver lining; but the ease of gaining ‘Mythic’ Armor Sets is somewhat troubling. Maybe it’s a fluke and awesome luck I gained the full Annihilator Set in under 4 hours by rank 32. But I don’t see too many that don’t have full sets on. If the drops are that common and the ease of gaining them is that with lack of effort, then I don’t see the point of armor or putting in a false impression of earning it.  My other thought is maybe they made it easier for just the lower level items in T4, just because you are up against some well equipped veterans.
Hard to tell either way. But in any case, it’s a decent Birthday Gift none the less. Now to figure out how to get those forts down for my conquerors. I have some time to figure that out. I have a feeling I’ll be grinding the Tombs for Sentinel instead.


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