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    Stealth nerf to dwarrowgleam shard drop rate in 23.1.2?

    I have several alts able to run grey mountain resource instances. Before 23.1.2 I would see a shard drop about every 10 to 12 crafters boxes as well as every 80 to 100 nodes. Since the update where you get a rare crafters box at 20/40/60 resource resource quests I have not seen a single shard drop in over 150 crafters boxes and well over 300 nodes. So, did we just get traded a maximum of 3 shards per week guaranteed (from doing 20! Resource instances) instead of double or more probability based on RNG? Any other evidence or am I hallucinating? I have been keeping close track since I noticed after a day or 2 that no shards were dropping at all.

    Note that the grims in withered heath as of 23.1.3 no longer seem to be tough as the don’t reflect damage and do very little of their own. This is nice as you have to kill about 15 just to get through the instance.

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    I never once saw a shard in a crafter's box (other than the box that always has it) and I ran them all every day on 4 characters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frisco View Post
    I never once saw a shard in a crafter's box (other than the box that always has it) and I ran them all every day on 4 characters.
    same here. OP is just really lucky, I guess.
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    I never got a single shard from crafter box. And I frankly can't recall last time I got a shard from any resource node.

    The various containers (wooden chests, backpacks, corpses) seem to be the only viable source of shards.

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    Update: I think there has been a stealth nerf in 23.1.4. Since Nov 5, I have not seen a single shard from any container, and I opened quite a lot.

    The drop rate from resource nodes did not appear to change. Looks like the two shards you get from weekly RtG are now the only source of them.

    Good thing I already crafted everything I wanted to craft for my main.

    Nerfing chests is the last nail in the coffin. Ironfold crafting is now officialy dead.

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    I can't confirm that shards drop from containers (corpses, backpacks, etc), but I can confirm that they still drop from ore nodes.

    I saw this thread a few days ago, right now I'm running the Glimmerdeep resource instance on a toon that has prospector and a shard just dropped from an ore node in the instance. This was not from the "Reclaiming the Grey" meta quest, it was definitely from an ore node I mined.

    One shard isn't enough to say if the drop rate has changed, but it is enough to say that shards still drop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorrp10 View Post
    Update: I think there has been a stealth nerf in 23.1.4. Since Nov 5, I have not seen a single shard from any container, and I opened quite a lot.

    The drop rate from resource nodes did not appear to change. Looks like the two shards you get from weekly RtG are now the only source of them.
    Agreed -- the landscape containers no longer drop shards. . . very annoying.

    In doing the last batch of 50 RtG quests, I got one shard from an Ore node in Glimmerdeep - none from anywhere else. (Ignoring the chest rewards).

    On top of that, the truly anoying thing is I have yet to see any "Dwarf-Iron Fragments" appear anywhere -- not even on the Auction House!

    Without those Fragments, the shards are almost worthless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valamar View Post
    Agreed -- the landscape containers no longer drop shards. . . very annoying.

    In doing the last batch of 50 RtG quests, I got one shard from an Ore node in Glimmerdeep - none from anywhere else. (Ignoring the chest rewards).

    On top of that, the truly anoying thing is I have yet to see any "Dwarf-Iron Fragments" appear anywhere -- not even on the Auction House!

    Without those Fragments, the shards are almost worthless.
    Uhm, I got a shard the day before yesterday in the Ungoladan camp when I opened the backpack lying around there. It was my 2nd landscape shard since U23. So maybe the droprate is just really low.
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    I've gotten three so far in all the Questing in these areas. I just unlocked the Dailies and have finished up the Epic. I used to farm Mornaur in Udun and the drop rate of those Black Adamant Shards were probably one in twenty or so Chests. For the Dwarrowgleam Shards, I don't see much of a source here at all. The Crafting Chests are specific and unvaried in their drops. Backpacks are not common enough and have a very low rate to begin with.

    The need for Shards is also much higher for Recipes here as well.

    Then again there is that Dwarf-iron Fragment requirement as well for Armour crafting. Has anyone seen them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valamar View Post
    Agreed -- the landscape containers no longer drop shards. . . very annoying.

    In doing the last batch of 50 RtG quests, I got one shard from an Ore node in Glimmerdeep - none from anywhere else. (Ignoring the chest rewards).

    On top of that, the truly anoying thing is I have yet to see any "Dwarf-Iron Fragments" appear anywhere -- not even on the Auction House!

    Without those Fragments, the shards are almost worthless.
    The only thing to use those shards on are the weekly "ember-worthy craft for embers" exchange quest in Skarhald, but it required SEVEN shards for 1,000 embers. Expensive, but without Dwarf Iron Fragments what else do you have to use them on? Also, nobody is seeing 7 shards per week, period.
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    Well, I guess it was a streak of bad luck... tried farming my usual spot over this weekend, got some more shards. They definitely still drop. Maybe just less often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorrp10 View Post
    Well, I guess it was a streak of bad luck... tried farming my usual spot over this weekend, got some more shards. They definitely still drop. Maybe just less often.
    from nodes or chests/corpses?
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    My prospector managed to acquire four from nodes in about 4 hours of landscape roaming. All from skarn nodes, none from rich nodes.

 

 

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