lacisk84life wrote:HOW. I understand I'm behind cause I left some 30ish keys expire and spent about another 50 in the lowbie sectors helping others out, but still, I don't have anywhere near the refining mats or the gold to make those types of legends. I could have maybe 4-5 if I went at it full on...
Upgrading gear isn't as easy as it was pre-patch, but with the way loot drops now in A4, with sectors having 2x and 3x drops, I don't think it's that far-fetched to see people with 6+ legends. For people thinking I hoarded up amalgam and realgar pre-patch, I was still playing catch up with the rest of my guild when the patch hit, and I only had 2 realgar and 7 amalgam when the patch came out. Since the patch, I have been going to MI and JC on a daily basis. I've also been doing all of my keys each week.
Lets look at the gold:
10 teleport charges a week = 650 gold
Turning in 20 Emblems of Greatness = 2000 gold
Average of 20 upgrades per week = 4800
Total minimum gold per week: 7450 gold
I farm an average of 800-900 gold per hour without LM in KoE. I farm using daily buffs between JC/MI/AoD so that I don't waste the buffs sitting around in Yasker's Tower. I farm maybe 2 hours a day and thats enough to cover my weekly expenses, along with miscellaneous expenses such as elixirs for raids, purification scrolls, and even buying myself a FoD every now and then. Not to mention you make 100-200 gold per A4 run typically, it's not HARD to keep up with your weekly expenses. Certainly it's not quite as easy this patch, but it's definitely feasible.
Now onto the upgrading reagents:
Tier 2 allods earn a minimum of 55 drops of realgar per day assuming at the very least you can protect your own allod each week. 55 drops of realgar per day = 385 drops per week. Any plunders can easily bump this up to 500+ drops of realgar per week.
MI - average of 10 amalgam per day, assuming you're going in with a proper party and aren't getting stomped.
JC - minimum of 440 drops of amalgam per day, just from golem phase and getting race checkpoints. I've had great JC's with 15+ amalgam, but that's dependent on being able to kill and loot golems, and winning race/final chest.
AOD - Not sure on your server but AOD's have been popping more regularly on Nezeb. I think I've gotten into AOD 5 times in the past week, that can be an extra 6-13 amalgam per day.
I think it's safe to say you can get 15 amalgam per day, and if lucky, up to 30 amalgam per day.