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30 Jumping Puzzles for Monthly Achievement? Easy Mode Within

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Ralcore
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Posted On: 01/03/2013 at 06:43 AM

When I checked the Monthly Achievements the other day, I was at first very put off due to the 30 Jumping Puzzles it seemed I would be doing. I know some people like those, but I personally cannot stand them and avoid them at all costs. Figuring I would just get it over with, Pyanfar and I decided to spend some time and get it done.

A very frustrating hour later, we discovered that to get this achievement, you simply have to 'Discover' the puzzle, which only requires your physical presence at the BEGINNING of the puzzle; you do not actually have to COMPLETE or even attempt it. This lead to a bit of testing, and now I will share this with all of you:

* As stated, simply need to hit the entrance, no need to complete.

* This is recorded on a "Per Character" basis, meaning you can use your alts to get credit from the same puzzle.

* Did not test this as I have no spare character slots, but I am pretty sure you can create an alt, discover a Puzzle, delete it, recreate, rinse and repeat.

* Lion's Arch has 3 puzzles that anyone can very simply discover. Do this with 8 characters if you have one of each like me, or use the Reroll method to make alts over and over, port to Mists, then to LA. Each alt nets you 3 Discoveries.

I did do the puzzles as I was already there, and I found them to be fun (some of them at least) but if you really want to just get it out of the way, this is how. Hope it helps!

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JHCinSC
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Replied On: 01/03/2013 at 08:01 AM PST

Thanks for the info. I pray you are correct about just needing to show up at the jumping puzzle to get credit as I hate them and will not even consider working on a monthly achievement if they are involved.

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Ralcore
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Replied On: 01/03/2013 at 08:30 AM PST

Yeah, the Discovery part I am 100% sure about. The only part I am unsure of is the rerolling of new characters over and over to hit Lion's Arch, as I could not personally test this. Luckily, even with the default 5 character slots, Lion's Arch will earn you 15 of the 30 as quickly as you can port there / run to the starting points. Add to that the WvW puzzles (not sure if each Borderland counts individually, but I bet it does) and you're done.

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Replied On: 01/03/2013 at 08:45 AM PST
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It is definitely the starting points. I verified this yesterday on 6 different puzzles. Per some of the discussion about it in raidcall others have confirmed it is finding them only. Even better is it being charcter based rather than account based, so do save time on getting to the start of easy ones with multiple characters and there you have it.

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Replied On: 01/03/2013 at 09:51 AM PST
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Didn't we talk about this during Jexia's Harvesting zerg yesterday? I think there was a little discussion about it. I'm horrible at finding jumping puzzles, so this shall be an interesting experience for sure. I'll probably resort to asking the Family about it multiple times haha. I'm glad that you only need to discover them, though. I am okay at jumping puzzles, but I get easily frustrated when I can't finish them after falling too much. I have to take a step back and return at a later date. I like that I'm not pressured ti finish them.

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Replied On: 01/03/2013 at 10:32 AM PST
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Zoe
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Replied On: 01/03/2013 at 04:08 PM PST

There are 4 in Caledon forest too, 3 of which are pretty easy the 4th you've got to complete Morgain's leap to access which isn't that difficult :)

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Replied On: 01/03/2013 at 05:13 PM PST
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oooh! Thanks for the link, Xaviera. :)

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Replied On: 01/03/2013 at 05:28 PM PST

great! now can you figure out a way i can finish the fractal one without actually doing Fractals?

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Replied On: 01/03/2013 at 05:30 PM PST
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Done. Did the three in LA with each of my 6 toons for 18 of the 30. I got the three in Caledon with several of the toons. Got a few random ones based on where they were when I logged them in. I even tried jumping some of the puzzles and some times I actually I got them done. Really low score though - 10% completion to attempt rate.

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Susulemon
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Replied On: 01/03/2013 at 10:16 PM PST

I wonder if you can discover 3 in LA, wait for daily reset, and discover again, so that after 10 days on the same char it would still count as 30 :O

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Replied On: 01/03/2013 at 11:29 PM PST
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Just tested that out Sushi and you actually can rediscover them after the daily resets!

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Replied On: 01/04/2013 at 04:51 AM PST

This post just made my day! If you have been with me on jumping puzzles then you know why I am so thrilled! You ROCK for posting this because I went through somewhat of a bad night 2 nights ago trying and finally finishing a difficult puzzle in Malcor's Leap(sp?). I have been dreading completing this part of the monthly ever since the 1st. Thank you from one jumping puzzle impaired human! ;-)

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Replied On: 01/04/2013 at 07:25 AM PST
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Hey Sprong. You just have to do them fractals. Thankfully the four you must run through to complete a level count as four. So even if your group doesn't get through the four for the leveling part for whatever reason (disconnects kill fractals the fastest in my limited experience like with any dungeon) you get credit for each one you do get through. 7 isn't that hard, but be ready to jump on some of them. Or like me, do Guardian greatsword 3, your fellow cronies kill the guy as you leap so instead of stopping at him, you go FLYING....SPLAT! Hehe! I do all right in dungeons but I think I'm also the supplier of comic relief, too. ;) Oh good to know it resets daily too for those of you who are NOT altaholics like me. So with one toon and just doing the fast to get to LA ones you can do it in 10 days. If anyone needs help with the puzzle finding or the fractals just ask me - if my timing is good and I'm not already grouped in something else I'll gladly pop over to ya to help. Do this for random people I meet in the game leading to some interesting new acquaintences and well it makes the GSCH tag look good while doing what I would do anyway.

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Replied On: 01/04/2013 at 10:47 AM PST

I agree with you Sprong and actually would rather have to do jumping puzzles than dungeons. I stopped doing monthlys once they added dungeons to them.

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Replied On: 01/04/2013 at 11:03 AM PST

hi, so to be clear, the jump puzzles have to be the ones you have not done on each characters you have?

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Ralcore
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Replied On: 01/04/2013 at 11:15 AM PST

Ice, you can do any puzzle, even if you have done it before. It is on a per character, per server, per day basis. This means you can have 1 character do 30 puzzles, or 1 character do 1 puzzle every day for 30 days. Also, I was informed by Bwazo that you can actually just hop overflows in Lion's Arch (log out and back in again to accomplish this) and get them done in very short order. Have a character get to the discovery location for 1 puzzle, get credit for it, log out, log back in, rinse repeat.

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Replied On: 01/05/2013 at 03:11 PM PST

Ralcore is correct. I knocked out all 30 of my jumping puzzle discoveries today. It was a breeze. Now all I have left is my fractals for the month.

» Edited on: 2013-01-05 15:12:11

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Replied On: 01/06/2013 at 06:06 AM PST
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Thanks Ralcore!! I completed this yesterday just running the three in Lion's Arch like you said. My last character slot was for a warrior and I remade them a few times to find the puzzles then to see what all the cultural armor sets looked like. Settled on a Charr :)

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