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    A person with the Pyrestorm minion card can kill Pyrestorm and receive additional Pyrestorm cards (which they then can't use)

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    I love this adventure chain and working to get the minions and all that's involved. However, I feel that a rare drop off of a rare mob that is being hunted by a lot of the Rift population is making the Pyrestorm card way, way too difficult to earn.

    Another point I'd like to have clarified, please. Is it possible to get the card twice or can one only receive the drop if they haven't collected the minion yet? I know of a couple of players (and there probably are quite a few more) that are continuing to camp and kill Pyrestorm even though they already collected the card. If they are ruining the chances for the rest of us, I'd like to know.

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    Yeah, I'm also annoyed at Pyrestorm's rarity.

    Yesterday, after the NA shard crash (2 minutes after Deepwood came back up fourth) I counted 8 people already camping Pyrestorm.

    I've been trying for days as I am able (before work, between dungeons/other things), managed to kill him 4x and not received it. How much time do you want us to put into getting this minion, because this isn't fun IMO.

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    First I want to thank CS team and more specific GM Kaiokreese for understanding of the problem I had.

    Second, I reached a mission from the chain called "Pyrestorm Flies Bombing Drill" and it can be completed only by Pyrestorm. Thing is that my Pyrestorm has 0 stamina and I can't complete the mission nor skip it. I have either pay 117 credits for stamina recharge, shuffle the card for 20 aventurine or wait couple of hours. Thing is that if I shuffle the card I don't know when I will get it again, because it's probably from the chain. So, is there a way this card to show only if all requirements are met?!

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    I view this is particular chain as roughly analogous to a 'minion raid'. Getting it in the early days will require a fair bit of effort and/or luck. Getting it later on will be significantly easier as the crush dies down.

    I do understand that camping the rare spawn to be among the first to finish is not everyone's idea of fun though and I'm keeping a close eye on things.

    Quote Originally Posted by forbiddenlake View Post
    Yeah, I'm also annoyed at Pyrestorm's rarity.

    Yesterday, after the NA shard crash (2 minutes after Deepwood came back up fourth) I counted 8 people already camping Pyrestorm.

    I've been trying for days as I am able (before work, between dungeons/other things), managed to kill him 4x and not received it. How much time do you want us to put into getting this minion, because this isn't fun IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snedhepl View Post
    A person with the Pyrestorm minion card can kill Pyrestorm and receive additional Pyrestorm cards (which they then can't use)
    Oh, thanks, Snedhepl. That makes it a tiny bit better. But they can certainly sell it on the auction house for a LOT of plat. I just haven't seen or heard of one yet.
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    it gets more difficult to get the card if it is only available a limited time.. or from a rare mob.. RNG is never a good thing to base achievements on, that makes it no longer an achievement, but just a case of good/bad luck wether you get it or not..

    And some have the time to camp all day, others do not.
    And by all means.. camping a spot for a rare to get a random drop needed for a quest chain... That is no achievement, but RNG.. bad move, really bad move

    And it hurts game play.. For casuals who may have 2 hours daily to play, camping such a spot for an hour kills half their game time.. it is not fun, no achievement.. and reading in other threads how some have killed this rare over 50x without getting the drop..

    Persistence is one thing, but you do not want to lose players or their interest in the game and special futures in the long run.. If every special thing you introduce is based upon this time/mechanic feature, people will at one point just drop the whole thing, because it is no longer an achievement, but just a game of luck.. And for that, you may just as well go to a casino. At least there you are told upfront it is a game of luck.

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    Default loot goofed?

    Pyrestorm isn't even dropping blue loot anymore, 2 kills today on BloodIron and Brisesol and all that dropped for my alt was trash drop molten feathers.....

    Two kills yesterday and it dropped rare BoE gloves each time.

    What's up with that bird :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aranka View Post
    Persistence is one thing, but you do not want to lose players or their interest in the game and special futures in the long run.. If every special thing you introduce is based upon this time/mechanic feature, people will at one point just drop the whole thing, because it is no longer an achievement, but just a game of luck.. And for that, you may just as well go to a casino. At least there you are told upfront it is a game of luck.
    Just my opinion, but this seems like a bit of a stretch - just two weeks ago no one knew that any of this existed, and if not for a few people (e.g. Jonus, Crithappens, Accol) there wouldn't have been this crazy rush for a minion chain with prerequisites that didn't exist to the community.

    In retrospect I regret writing a guide because I should have figured this would happen... It's just a fun little side quest for a minion that (as of right now) is identical to Greatfather Frost. People seem to be taking it really seriously (which I don't begrudge them for), but it seems like people are getting needlessly angry/frustrated over a secret chain of adventures that was meant to be enjoyable - not a grind.
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    It is not just the pyrestorm camping

    It is the way trion deal with the whole minions thing and the promo events set up.
    Flipping 40 cards and getting no adventure related to the event is not fun..
    Camping a rare for a not guaranteed drop for hours is not fun
    Not being able to camp that rare all day and only end up finding a lucky few that got the drop from a fresh kill they just ran into is highly annoying.
    IF you make something part of a quest chain, then the prereqs should at some point be available to more people than the maybe 10? who got it at this point.

    And 2 weeks into the game.. does that really matter that much? I didn't ask for the achievements to be gotten in one day. I just asked for it not being a complete rng/case of luck.. but a real achievement.. something you work for.
    Just like a job, where you put in work to see the result at the end of the month, being your pay check. I bet you wouldn't like your job much if your salary was a chance at getting it, not a guaranteed reward.

    And please, do not consider this an attack/insult. I do appreciate your time/work into writing this guide. Hopefully it helps those people who will be starting on the minion hunt in the (near) future
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    camping 3 days, been hopping shard for some 4 hrs as I type this reply..

    2 kills
    1 on Laethys.. no drop or anything from Pyrestorm for me, just the kill crossed in the list for rares in goboro.
    1 on Faeblight.. lootrights were for another player, who could NOT loot anything from the corpse.. 'unavailable for looting' So that corpse remained visible for at least an hour before it vanished..

    This is not a grind for killing rares.. this is hoping for a random drop from a random/rare spawn to be able to do a chain of quests..
    And sofar, the fun has not been there for the past 3 days.. I want to do more in game than just standing at a spot hoping for a spawn to show up, kill it and then pray it will drop me that one thing..

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    just curious. I have been camping it as well and no luck even finding him up. Is this minion card soulbound? I ask since I have not seen it on the AH, meaning it is probably a SUPER RARE card, even worse than Orlan (spelling) from the GSB Intrepid Chronicle.

    I see those up often. Just wondering if this card can be traded. Thanks !
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    So if this is repeatable has anyone that finished it tried to do the Tsul questline in dendrome on an alt, or perhaps run Queens Gambit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorilton View Post
    So if this is repeatable has anyone that finished it tried to do the Tsul questline in dendrome on an alt, or perhaps run Queens Gambit?
    I think restarting the chain is either very easy to do or is bugged. I got it restarted on my 2nd idea so not sure if I had a very good guess or if it just randomly restarted. I spoke to others who said they got it to restart without trying.

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    I'm stuck. I did "Heist Team Manugo Party" like idk 10 hours ago, and flipping 5/15min mission since then and there is no special mission for each minion. They are all level 10+. Tried with attractor minions, with some of the minions sent on a mission, still nothing. Any hints?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snedhepl View Post
    A person with the Pyrestorm minion card can kill Pyrestorm and receive additional Pyrestorm cards (which they then can't use)
    Well I guess that in a round about way confirms there is no point trying to farm him.. its linked to something else.. an achievement, completed quest or a completed minion quest.

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