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Edited by Bricypoo: 7/20/2014 12:35:53 AM
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HOW TO: Farm for Glimmer

Now, before we get into the discussion whether or no this is a serious exploit in game, let me explain how it is done. I have not had time to try this in all area of Old Russia so we will be looking at just "The Divide". I will be referring to 3 different loot crate rotations in just the Divide. I am naming this rotations Alpha, Beta, and Charlie. (mainly because it's cooler than one, two, three) A loot crate will respawn after pick up every 90 seconds or so in one of the loot crate's spawn points. Each loot crate yield about 150 Glimmer per pick up. Here are the different rotations and their spawn points: (NOTE: I did not include all of beta or charlie's spawn points. If you want to get the maximum glimmer possible with this system you need to put in some effort your self and figure it out!) [b][u]Rotation Alpha[/b][/u] [quote][url=http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/Bricypoo/lootcrate9_zpsc8e51af8.jpg]Point One[/url] [url=http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/Bricypoo/lootcrate10_zps6a4ec9bb.jpg]Point Two[/url] [url=http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/Bricypoo/lootcrate16_zps93d0f465.jpg]Point Three[/url][/quote] Alpha's loot crates will respawn ONLY in thos three rooms. Though, the location in the room will vary. [b][u]Rotation Bravo[/b][/u] [quote][url=http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/Bricypoo/lootcrate8_zpsfbde410f.jpg]Point 1[/url][/quote] Yep, that's the only one for Bravo I'm going to show you. [b][u]Rotation Charlie[/b][/u] [quote][url=http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/Bricypoo/lootcrate13_zpsb9fb1926.jpg]Point 1[/url] [url=http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/Bricypoo/lootcrate14_zps2d67829f.jpg]Point 2[/url] [url=http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/Bricypoo/lootcrate6_zps9ee2675e.jpg]Point 3[/url] [url=http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/Bricypoo/lootcrate5_zpsa8ccbba0.jpg]Point 4[/url][/quote] There are not all of the points for Charlie either, I honestly would say Charlie is the hardest to figure out. [b][u]HOW TO FARM USING THIS KNOWLEDGE[/b][/u] Personally, I would say the easiest way to do this is start a timer as soon as you pick up a chest from Alpha. Then search the spawn locations of Bravo and Charlie until the timer hits the 90 second mark. as soon as it hits 90 seconds quickly check the three alpha spawns and grab the crate. Keep repeating until you are satisfied with the amount of glimmer you have. [b][u]How much Glimmer we talking[/b][/u] Well a rough Mathematical estimation could show you about how much glimmer you could gain per hour using this system. 1 Rotations = 4,500/hour 2 Rotations =9,000/hour 3 Rotations = 13,500/hour I did this by multiplying 150, 300, and 450 by 2 (for 2 minutes) So now you guys know how to farm the loot crate in Destiny. So now, is this exploit a major issue? Minor issue? Or should it be left alone? Also, If anyone wants to research other parts of old russia and figure out the rotations I could add them to the OP. But I currently do not have enough time to go through each area figuring out the loot crate rotations. [quote]DISCLAIMER: Everything in this thread is speculation from what I have seen in the Beta. This is how I have been getting a TON of glimmer. From what I cant tell this is how the loot crate system in Destiny works, though, I may be wrong.[/quote] [B][u]EDIT: THING TO KNOW![/b][/u] [Quote]1.There is no specific way the loot crates rotate. 2. They may respawn in the same "area" but not quite the same spot, technically a different spawn location.[/quote]
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  • Glimmer is too hard to get quickly to be honest.
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  • Edited by Bio Warfare: 7/21/2014 3:39:09 PM
    Or I can just get glimmer from playing PvP. This may be a more efficient way to procure glimmer but it also seems very boring.
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    • Edited by TAZ427: 7/21/2014 3:17:30 AM
      So far I haven't found a need to have to farm Glimmer. I've found plenty of chests just exploring and playing. And I've bought a few Greens from the Crypto and they're barely upgrades over what I had from random drops, but I still do it. And I still got tons of Glimmer left over, and I've not even used Glimmer Seeds. Basically so far, I haven't found a major Need for Glimmer beyond what I've naturally accumulate. I don't really care much for the emblems, am I missing something about them beyond being a fashion statement? So far I've almost always had weapons at or beyond my level. Heck I've collected a lvl 10 Hand Canon and lvl 10 Auto Rifle off of drops ranking up my Titan build today (lvl 6) and he has about 2K Glimmer. My lvl 8 Warlock has > 2K Glimmer and all equipment lvl 8 equipment. After I finish ranking up my Titan I plan to rank up a Hunter. So far I like the Warlock best, tossing a Nova Bomb is much better than an up close Nova Bomb IMHO.
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      • Bungie please nerf this
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        • Came across a small cave somewhere in the world of D with some buddies. The cave was small, the area was somewhere ;). Quite a few enemies just kept spawning; there was probably a total of 8 or so travelers like us killing with supers over and over. They just kept dropping glimmer and loot. It finally ended with each of us getting about 5k in glim glam, with our inventory (weapons, armor) nearly full. Glitch, or crazy awesome toast? I'm goin' toast.
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          • They'll just break this like they did with spin metal. Farming spin metal in the alpha was soo easy that I got 100 crucible and vanguard marks in a couple of hours. Now it's much harder to do. Spin metal farming is now pointless. However it is balanced with the explore mission which gives rep at a more sensible pace. The solution to your problem will be limit the spawn times so that chests hardly show
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          • Its funny people kinda of knocking this idea or talking about farmers doing it wrong in beta. I think this is a great report on how a potential system could be looked at and utilized for a cheap exploitation of glimmer. It gives bungie an opportunity to look at the system controlling it and wonder if and how they may or may not tune it to curtail this potential in their release. Good job on spending the time to see it and report it. :)
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            • what you are explaining is the spawn system for all chest i have been doing this all over old Russia and had same results, i do not think its an exploit and should be left alone simply because its boring and glimmer only gets you so much in this game for any real item you have to get motes of light or faction currency , also the faction missions are farm-able with a team of 2 as well but i will keep that to my self.
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            • Well the glimmer cap is 25,000
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            • how did you get the screen shot on your comment i cant figure it out?
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            • Did this on the Forgotten Shore for about an hour last night. Came on today to find most everything gone. Hunter cloak from Iron Banner included. Don't know if it's a bug, or they're watching it.
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              • People still use photobucket?
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                • Edited by Verachï: 7/20/2014 5:59:02 AM
                  Well shit, looks like I'm going to be making it rain.
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                  • Thank you soooo much!
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                  • Just go to the Rocketyard in Explore mode, there are lots of rooms that loot spawns in. Also, get Ether Seeds.
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                    • there is no real point of doing this if Bungie reset everything
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                      • If you find yourself farming for glimmer at all... ESPECIALLY in beta... then you are doing it wrong..
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                        • Just keep doing devils lair.
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                        • O_o farming for gimmers? I just hunt those speical Fallen with the yellow hp. Either that or run the mission again, but in hard mode...
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                        • The pictures don't help too much. o.0
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                        • Eh, it's the Beta so hopefully they'll just leave this alone.. it's the only method of effectively farming glimmer that I've seen thus far. Obviously they'll probably fix it for the full release though.
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                          • Edited by Hylebos: 7/20/2014 12:16:41 AM
                            I tried it out this morning (though I didn't have this spectacular guide to go off of, I only knew that you were doing it in the Divide) and I made about 6,000 glimmer which helped tremendously with Iron Banner rewards. The only way to fix it is to abuse it till Bungie notices it so...
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