Last week while exploring my way through the cursed shore, I could not but help notice frequent chatter about ‘Plinx’ in the map chat. It seemed to be a popular event so I decided to get involved and asked where I should go to get in. A helpful player suggested I go to the R&D waypoint and head north.
I found the event chain and quickly realised why it is such a popular chain to run. It is a karma generating beast. I took the time to evaluate the events returns – lets have a look shall we?
It does not take long: I timed myself from the moment the last event ended and ran the entire event again to completion.
It took 23 minutes for the event to run and start over again.. About 5 of those minutes are waiting for the event to start again.
Keep your damage up and you can get gold contribution achievements, there are 5 official events in the chain, but there are 2 nearby audible events that come up a few times within the hour.
Gold events give 17,780xp 378 Karma and 1.86 silver
This means every run of Plinx event chain gives: 88,900xp 1890 karma and 9.3 silver
60 minutes in an hour / 23 minutes in the chain = 2.6 chains per hour
Nearby Audible Events:
Thoughts about the Plinx event:
I can’t say that running this event over and over is the most fun I have had in Guild Wars 2. This is assuredly the most ‘grindy’ activity I have done so far while playing the game. Its not usually the kind of thing I look to do. In fact, my favorite activities are running dungeons and sPvP – both require much, much higher levels of skill and concentration. So what could the Plinx event have to offer for someone like me? Well, there are plenty of times between other activities that I now will fill will regularizing this event.
The Plinx event chain has essentially become my go-to activity for down time, off-times, in-between times, you know the ones I am talking about. The event has kept my karma in good supply and also thrown a few rare items my way. Its worth investigating if you have some spare time.