Some deep thinking filled my head this morning. I was staring at an empty glass jar of Petite Dill Pickles. The delicious contents were consumed. Only the container remained. In the modern era, it is nothing more than trash. Yet, I thought about earlier times. A glass bottle like this might be more valuable to pre-industrial civilizations. I couldn’t understand my fascination. Why did I care about this today? I’m thinking that I must have some psychic link with ArenaNet. Nicholas wanted Tempered Glass Vials for this week’s Guild Wars scavenger hunt.
This week’s item is rare crafting material. That means it can be purchased from Rare Material traders. That’s when I decided to visit my good buddy “Reinard” in Gunnar’s Hold.
To max out this week’s mission, you’ll need 25 Tempered Glass Vials. I picked up 50 to test a theory on the Guild Wars economy. I’m figuring that Tempered Glass Vials will become more rare as the week progresses. If I remember correctly, the price for one was 260 gold. Quickly, I drove the price up to 270. So 25 x 270 = 6,750 gold. Maybe later in the week I’ll make a quick profit. Is there such a think as “Supply & Demand” in Tyria?
After loading up on Tempered Glass Vials, I wandered off into the wilderness. I’m not too familiar with the Kurzick area of Cantha, but that’s where I had to go. Closest outpost I had was Vasbur Armory. I struggled through Morostav Trail to get to the Durheim Archives. It wasn’t pretty. The monsters were pretty tough. I was wrong when I thought that this week would be a quick run. Even though I didn’t have to farm for the quest item, level 20+ monsters blocked my path.
Nicholas was hanging out by the waterfall. After all of the effort, I wasn’t too impressed with this week’s loot. Apparently, I’m supposed to be working harder on my party animal title. I received 5 Green Rock Candies, 10 Sparklers and 30 Champagne Poppers… THIRTY… that’s nuts. It took me about an hour to get this loot and it took like 20 seconds to use it up.
It was still a good run though. It was a new adventure in a game that I bought over three years ago. But unfortunately, my theory on the Guild Wars economy hasn’t worked out well so far. Tempered Glass Vials are down 50 gold. At last check, it was only 210 gold for one vial.