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Edited by DeclinedMercy: 8/10/2014 6:50:42 PM
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'Chest Farming' nerfing?

So as I am sure many have noticed, it is possible to go from chest spawn point to chest spawn point to create an unlimited cycle of farming glimmer and loot. In most of the other ways you can earn glimmer, it is given our fairly sparsely, so I do not think this was Bungie's intention. Being able to farm 10-20 thousand glimmer an hour seems like an exploit they wouldn't have included intentionally. Even gold chests don't give out nearly that much glimmer. I think glimmer is supposed to be somewhat rare and thus valuable. I am not trying to petition Bungie to nerf chest farming. That is entirely up to them, and it is doubtful they would do it before launch. It is more likely that would happen post launch, if ever. I am more looking for feedback on whether or not people think it is a good idea. Anyways, if chest farming were nerfed, I could see a two main ways they could do it. The first is to put all chests on the map on a timer like the shopkeepers on the Tower. Once a chest is looted, no other chests will respawn until the timer runs out. This wouldn't be difficult to do because they already do it with the shopkeepers. The second way I could see this happening is that chest do respawn, but only a limited number of times. I don't know the actual numbers behind how many chests are on a map, but imagine that there are 5 active chests on a map at a given time and 3 respawns. After 3 chests are looted, no more respawn for a given amount of time. So a maximum of 8 chests could be looted in this time. *edit: or maybe they could make it so the more recently you've searched a chest, the lower the reward on the next chest* If this is something that has been addressed already by Bungie let me know. Otherwise, let me know whether you think chest farming should be limited or if it should stay as it was in the beta. Or let me know if you don't care either way. Optionally, let me know what you think of my other thread: http://www.bungie.net/en/Forum/Post/67161729/0/0
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  • I farmed the heck out of some Glimmer during Beta, and used it to buy cosmetic items (emblems and ships), which made me feel cool, but did not affect gameplay. As others have stated, the only thing that could really get abused is the Cryptarch because of the need for other forms of currency (Crucible Marks, Strange Coins, etc) for the other vendors. If Bungie wanted to nerf the Cryptarch (only found engrams will increase Cryptarch rank), I wouldn't cry about it, but it won't bother me if they leave things as they are. :-)
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    • That wouldn't work, cause the reason it responds is because other players in the same world as you find then too not only you. If they did that the person that finds it 3 mins after you would get bs. Leaving the whole game unbalanced due to the multiplayer rules.
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    • Edited by Mayhem Jonah: 8/13/2014 11:40:10 PM
      Let people play the way they want. As mentioned before you cannot buy the super awesome gear with it and to be honest I would like to have the option if I need to quickly make 10k more to buy that super ship before the store refreshes... I wouldn't farm often or unless there was a reason... But grinders gonna grind Framers gonna farm Dancers gonna dance For hours and hours and hours... Don't want to do those things then don't. Not being agro but I have read so ment threads of people trying to get the game changed because it does not suit their play style. Find your way to play and enjoy.
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      • NERF EVERYTHING!!!!
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      • Yeeeaaa... This really isn't a really big deal. Sure people can farm for hours to get tones of glimmer, but most items that are pretty good are locked behind certain prerequisites. Ie: reputation of a certain shop, collecting items... The only thing you can really right out buy is random gear from the item discovery guy and basic weapons from the weapon smith. Essentially, there doesn't seem to be anything game breaking that you can right out buy...
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        • The other planets may have chests that drop even more money.... Things that force players to earn money more slowly or lower drop rate of engrams are all good things that raise the challenge of the game. And less effort should never equal more money.
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          • Im pretty sure this was only for the beta.
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            • No you be quiet don't ruin my farm:(
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              • I don't really want it to be nerfed because this is basicly the only fast way to earn glimmer.
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                • I don't see why it is an issue.................if someone wants to spend hours going from chest to chest to get money let them. I would rather be exploring and killing enemies than looping from chest to chest. So what if they have money to buy a chance at getting better armor or weapons.............they just spent hours collecting cash in one of the most boring ways I could think of.
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                  • Edited by Gromit858: 8/14/2014 5:54:14 PM
                    Maybe a stupid question: what's the point of glimmer? I didn't buy any weapons or armor after the first mission (and I think those were free). Everything I found outside of the tower, or was rewarded, was superior to the stuff up for sale. All of the high-end equipment seemed to cost Vanguard or Crucible points rather than glimmer. All I used the stuff for was a new ship (which doesn't do anything), and a new sparrow (because the golden one didn't match my armor).
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                    • They should get rid of the chests and have the mobs drop more glimmer instead. I did some farming, and it quickly becomes tedious. Kill all mobs, check all chests, repeat. (well, killing is always fun) But it is also incredible cost-effective, since you get very little glimmer from killing or dismantling loot. Putting them on a longer timer will just cause people to fight over them, and start camping spawn points. If we absolutely must have them, they should be on a personal timer, and only visible to you. But I really think it is a mistake to have the money in the game spawn as a resource, at least in these amounts. So get rid of random chests, and increase the rewards. The one-off chests should stay, they are rewards for exploring.
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                      • Yeah, me and my friends thought it was a glitch.
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                      • The simple thing is that if that was not the intended way to get huge loads of glimmer with 0 effort it will be removed. And ppl that try to argue about remove a abuse are just kids that want all easy
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                      • One day when I didnt feel like doing anything official in game I just ran around, killed whatever, farmed the chests and picked spin metal. In many ways I found it a very carefree zen like experiance. VtxR - PS3
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                        • I don't find this as a problem, knowing that the game when it releases will give you more glimmer at higher leveled places. Not to mention that the items you dismantle will provide a lot more than what you get out of chests (unless there was a item in it for you to dismantle it!). If someone needs glimmer, they go out and get glimmer. What is the shame in that? How else would you get materials in WoW, go around and follow the designated trail of ore to mine the fastest. In Destiny's case, go around and search for designated areas where the chest appears.
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                          • There is no economy so what does glimmer farming hurt?... nothing really...
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                            • So that may be one of the reasons beta got a wipe. I definitely see this cut off in release. Sad that probably if ppl didn't exploit the abusabilty we could have not lost our beta guardians Well now I know it was needed
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                              • I don't see a problem with it. Good way to make some money. Killing stuff, and dismantling things really does not make a whole lot of cash.
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                                • I really have no problem with the way it is now, no different than in any other MMO when certain people just farm gold/plat/credits what have you. At one point in the beta I had about 15k glimmer and ran to all the vendors and there was nothing I could buy as I did not have the rank and or faction along with the faction currency to buy anything so I wasted it on a ship and getting my crypt tech rank up. Even if Bungie did restrict the chest spawns like you suggest people are still going to farm them so then you will have people complaining on these boards about the inconsiderate farmers and that chest spawns need to be increased.
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                                  • [quote] I think glimmer is supposed to be somewhat rare and thus valuable.[/quote] I think you may be mistaken I dont see it as an issue at all and I would expect that you will end up with more glimmer than you know what to do with regardless of how you get it. And fwiw, the chests only had around 100-150 in each one that I found, so it'll take days of graft to get tens of thousands... so let them
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                                    • Edited by REXEL: 8/10/2014 9:10:53 PM
                                      I don't see the point in nerfing chest farming. Most of the time you only got glimmer, if you were getting green items more often from chests i could see a nerf being needed.
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                                      • I'm more surprised that people even felt the need to do this. I pretty much only played Crucible and I had 10,000+ of Glimmer that I just decided to waste on the gun vendor and the emblems and stuff ontop of anything I needed. Glimmer isn't particularly hard to gather anyway without the need to grind.
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                                        • If I had time to kill I might do it. If I really wanted something & just needed a little $ I would hop on like a 1/2 hour before my clan planned on joining me and pick up some money. Who knows what else we'll find exploring too. But yeah...continuing to do this would be boring.
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                                          • If you're willing to run around in circles to get that much glimmer and bore yourself for an hour, I say more power to you lol. It won't be how I'll be spending my time in the game, but if that's your deal, then go knock yourself out imo. Go for it! Drive your sparrow around to 5 caves repeatedly til you can't handle it no more!
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                                            • During the beta experience was buffed, what tells us that chest respawn was not much faster than it would really be ? Also, considering the fact that there is no trading or auction house, it doesn't matter how much glimmers one person has.
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