They say patience is a virtue, and even with the rampant
craziness of the Mad King’s Festival, the saying rings true. Chattering Skulls,
Nougat Centers and Plastic Fangs are dropping in abundance from the Mad King’s
Labyrinth and the influx of Trick-or-Treat bags it gives, cluttering up our
inventories and taking up precious bank slots. At first glance from the Trading
Post, it might seem like a no-brainer to convert all of those festive materials
into their higher-quality equivalents.
Take the festive skulls, for example. Selling a Gibbering
Skull for 2 gold in comparison to getting a mere 44 copper for the Chattering
variety? Seems like a pretty sweet deal, right?
Stop. Think. Do the maths. Don’t be tempted by what seems
like the lure of immediate coin.
The fact is that even at 44 copper, it’s better to sell the
1000 Chattering Skulls it would take to create a Gibbering Skull rather than
convert it. Doing that will net you around 4 gold instead, and that’s from selling
it in the middle of the Hallowe’en event when the materials are widely
After doing a bit of digging on GW2Spidy, it’s even more
apparent that holding on to the materials that drop is the better option – even
with the dip in prices that comes from people flooding the market after the
festival ends, last year they steadily rose again until they averaged out at
about 1 silver each, and I suspect it might be the case again this year. Just
think how much more coin that’s going to bring in over the long term!
I’ll hold my hands up and admit that I nearly fell into the
trap of converting these materials to sell, so hopefully this stops the rest of
you from making the same mistake!