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Old May 10, 2012, 09:32 PM // 21:32   #1
doomfodder
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Default Well last night I exceeded 19Mil Balth faction earned...

... and decided since I have so much time on my hands, I'd do some type of a zkey "snapshot" to assess getting that elusive maxed title z12. The table below is from a spreadsheet I put together to LOL @ the magnitude of this title. I've only been playing GW for 78 months, but didn't really start to PvP until 05/08 when the ztitle was added to the game... Items in bold are my numbers, all others are calculated.

In a nutshell, it's taken me about 4 yrs to acquire almost 30 zkey stacks, so at this rate, I should be able to obtain the last 50+ zkey stacks in just 6 & 2/3 more years! Clearly earning balth isn't "the right way" to go about obtaining this title...

desired level of ztitle12
required qty of zpoints for desired level100000
existing qty of zpoints21800
qty of zpoints still needed to reach level78200
qty of zkeys still needed to reach level15640
qty of zkey stacks still needed to reach level62.56
amount of stored tourney reward points587
available qty of zkeys from stored tourney points117
existing qty of zkeys in inventory2850
net qty of zkeys currently available to use2967
balance of zkeys needed to desired level12673
balance of zkey stacks to desred level50.7
assumed value of each zkey $5,500
effective value of exisiting zkeys inventory $16,318,500
number of keys used so far4360
number of stacks used so far17.44
relative cost of title so far $23,980,000
$ to purchase sufficient zkeys for desired title $69,701,500
approx qty of balth points to date19,000,000
Assumed earning factor (amt after 05/08 devided by total amt)75%
approx qty of zkeys earned2850
approx qty of zkeys acquired through trades700
approx qty of zkeys purchased (used- earned- trades)810
approx cost of zkeys purchased $4,455,000
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Old May 10, 2012, 09:54 PM // 21:54   #2
Martin Alvito
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The only way to get that title exclusively through PvP is to be extremely successful at both GvG and Snowball ATs for years.

Otherwise, you're going to have to slug it out in the trading markets to get there.
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Old May 10, 2012, 09:57 PM // 21:57   #3
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Another bs grind title that im surprised to see hasn't been made easier to obtain like the others have.
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Old May 10, 2012, 10:14 PM // 22:14   #4
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i think they made some insane number for no reason at all. 20k keys for r12 z is insane seeing as how you get on average 500 faction an HA match or something and its 5k a key.
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Old May 10, 2012, 10:19 PM // 22:19   #5
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r3 is all that matters to transfer to GW2. Once I realized that, I stopped at r7. Wish I had been smarter about it and quit at r3. Oh well. It's my nub moves hard at work.
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Old May 10, 2012, 10:42 PM // 22:42   #6
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i lold when i saw 'elusive'.

i wouldn't be surprised if this crappy emote & title is the only thing motivating you to play.

but i think it is time for you to find a new game.
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Old May 10, 2012, 11:04 PM // 23:04   #7
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What else you gonna spend your money on?
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Old May 10, 2012, 11:33 PM // 23:33   #8
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Advice:

1) Power Trade for the rest. If you are good at that you can make a lot of zkeys very quickly.

2) Set up a zaishen service. You seem to have enough zkeys that you could viable do this. Common options for your clients are, they give you 1 zkey, you open the chest 4 times and all drops are theirs, they give you 2k per key and you open the chest and all drops are theirs, and one ecto equals 4 drops from the chest.

This option, while still costing you a good amount, could help ease the money drain associated with this title, as long as you don't mind giving up good drops.
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Old May 11, 2012, 12:24 AM // 00:24   #9
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... as long as you don't mind giving up good drops.
Good drops... best LAUGH I've had all day TY

off topic here sorry, but below a short list of "good drops" for me:
it took me over 13000 zpoints to get ONLY ONE etonic from the chest (none since)
1 q11 crys sword
1 q10 VS
8 draconic aegis (sold between 5k - 50k)
6 cel compasses (sold between 5k - 50k)
5 NON MAX celestial long bows 14-15/27 (merch fodder)
10-15 max inscriptions sold for 5k ea
a bunch of the following high req max merch fodder: pyroclastic axes, celestial axes/hammers/shields/swords (NO celestial STAVES or SCEPTERS), chaos axes/shields, eternal/storm bows, icy/fiery blade axes, elem swords, etc...
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Old May 12, 2012, 06:07 PM // 18:07   #10
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Originally Posted by doomfodder View Post
Good drops... best LAUGH I've had all day TY

off topic here sorry, but below a short list of "good drops" for me:
it took me over 13000 zpoints to get ONLY ONE etonic from the chest (none since)
1 q11 crys sword
1 q10 VS
8 draconic aegis (sold between 5k - 50k)
6 cel compasses (sold between 5k - 50k)
5 NON MAX celestial long bows 14-15/27 (merch fodder)
10-15 max inscriptions sold for 5k ea
a bunch of the following high req max merch fodder: pyroclastic axes, celestial axes/hammers/shields/swords (NO celestial STAVES or SCEPTERS), chaos axes/shields, eternal/storm bows, icy/fiery blade axes, elem swords, etc...
u actually are very lucky with ur drops, lol
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Old May 13, 2012, 08:49 AM // 08:49   #11
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Good drops... best LAUGH I've had all day TY

off topic here sorry, but below a short list of "good drops" for me:
it took me over 13000 zpoints to get ONLY ONE etonic from the chest (none since)
a bunch of the following high req max merch fodder: pyroclastic axes, celestial axes/hammers/shields/swords (NO celestial STAVES or SCEPTERS), chaos axes/shields, eternal/storm bows, icy/fiery blade axes, elem swords, etc...
I'm r6 Zaishen and I've had 2 El Unseen tonics (when they were 70e/ea at first release) using 11 keys. 1 El Asura and 2 El Searing tonics. Never had any decent weapons though. Except maybe 1 q9 Command Draconic Aegis that I sold for 30k.

Also, those in bold don't drop from the Zchest, that might explain why you never got them. Just saying.
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Old May 15, 2012, 03:19 PM // 15:19   #12
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a few months I saw a dude that had zaishen rank 12....he said he had it for years...so much for ''everyone that dupes gets banned... you dupe you get banned'' what a load of bullshit, you can do whatever you want as long as you tell noone arena doesnt care...
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