Talk:Nicholas the Traveler/Archive 8

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November 1st, 2010

Let the speculation/hunting begin. Yume 16:51, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Let's hope he gets proper dialogue this week. Waar Kijk Je NaarUser Waar Kijk Je Naar sig.png 17:01, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

From Pierstoval :

Nicho is at the south-west of Magus Stones !

Click on this link[1] to see where he is --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Nothing to see on that image ~~ --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).
im in the area already, ill head there to check Spark-TBa 18:36, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
location confirmed, and he wants 2 weaver legs per gift Spark-TBa 18:41, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
Yup that where he is. 2 Weaver Legs per gift in Magnus Stones. Here's a Screenshot: [2] Kylix 18:57, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
Fortunately easy farm. Good drop rate too. Usually 1-3 legs from a group. 20:05, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
"For example, if you take a Weaver Leg and wrap it in some of their webbing, you can fashion yourself quite an effective torch." Wouldn't it make more sense to just use a stick or something and ask for the webs instead? Though it's not like much Nick does ever makes sense... 16:58, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
Nic was feeling woozy from a spider bite. *Shrug*
You can also put a warshrag] on it for that fatass yakkington. --ilrUser ilr deprav.png 23:04, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Predictions on remaining items

Nicholas has now visited enough areas to allow some speculation on what he will collect on remaining areas, hasn't he? Well, I compiled a first analysis on my user page (truth is, it did not seem wise to add this amount of data on this already long talk page). Feel free to discuss it, especially if it allows for more accuracy. Kanda 08:15, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Your predictions assume that he collects trophies every time. But so far, 18 out of 82 times (22%) he has been collecting rare crafting materials, consumables or stackable salvage items. Furthermore, he doesn't always collect a trophy from the region where he is (From memory I can mention Gloom Seeds and Chromatic Scales). Finally, he has only asked for 64 of the 235 trophies in the game so far. --Manassas User Manassas Mannysig.png 11:36, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
Hence the abundance of 'most likely' ^^. I've added a note about it, but I have to take 4 cases out of your numbers: those when he wanted an item that could be obtained by trading local trophies. The rare materials and off-zone items remain, though, but are not really predictable as far as my skill goes. Kanda 12:34, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
You forgot the 5 times he has asked for salvage items. --Manassas User Manassas Mannysig.png 13:50, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
Such as Charr Hide, Luminous Stone, Roaring Ether Heart, Maguuma Spider Web and Pillaged Goods, indeed. Not exactly forgetting them, in fact I did include salvage items (except foe armors and half-digested things). For whatever reason I always considered them as trophies. Now that you say it I'll look at the list again, maybe I missed one or another. I'll now copy this on the article talk page for further suggestions. Kanda 14:48, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
It seems to me that he has a higher probability of accepting Canthan New Year Items as I have tried to save them up for the next one and he keeps asking for them foiling my efforts.Cinnamongod 15:46, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
I just hope he won't ever want ectos Aerials93 16:16, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
He's never asked for any of the more expensive materials, so I doubt he will ask for ectos. Besides, I'd rather just buy the gifts for 5k ea than give him an ecto that is more expensive than a gift. 01:58, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

November 8th

Anybody spot ol' Nick yet? 16:05, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Someone on guru reports he's in Factions. Kinya Province near the tengu camp. But no pics. 16:11, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
I will check it out :) -Liston --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).
pictures posted on guru and confirmed personally - 5 copper crimson skull coins per gift 16:18, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
Ah, thanks. I have a truckload of these in storage from the Gold coin farm earlier this year. 16:19, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
Confirmed --Manassas User Manassas Mannysig.png 16:22, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
I believe that The Siege at Tsumei Village would be a good quest to farm the coins. Haven't tested it yet, but we did it last night and I seem to remember lots of Crimson Skull coins dropping. --KOKUOU 22:06, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the tip! Hope you saved the copper ones. =) --Morgana1 22:50, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
The Siege at Tsumei Village is indeed a very quick and easy farm, just take a SoS Rit with the usual build and run out between the first set of trees, place spirits and eat popcorn. After a couple minutes of lolpwnage, run back in to Tsumei Village and abandon the quest and then grab it again from The Emperor's Blade. ®emi¢k§ 01:05, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Just what I did, too. Took 2 hours, but I finally got 25. I wish I didn't sell all of mine to make space in my bank thinking "oh, Nic'll never choose these buggers". Ifm2181 01:23, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Really? I farmed 100 in two hours for four accounts. There's actually two parts to the quest: one you go out into Sunqua and kill the waves there, and then go back into Tsumei and out into Panjiang and kill waves there. Then abandon and take again. You should be able to farm about 25 in 30 mins using a SoS ritualist. --KOKUOU 02:23, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

An otherwise good way to get these coins is to enter Sunqua Vale from Minister Cho's Estate and follow the path westwards, following the right-hand wall. Lots of crimson skull hop down from the trees and such. At the end of the path is the portal to Kinya province, so you can just rezone and walk back. I didn't know about the quest, so I haven't tried that, but I think I got the coins in 15-30 minutes this way just running back and forth on my assassin. Vzrk 08:59, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
I used a Dwayna form derv, heal, hex removal, 1 hit kills, many times faster than SoS rit.--Derv Who Likes To 10:16, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Yes there is 2 parts to the quest but I found it quicker and the drops to be better from just doing the first part and abandoning and repeating. Took about 2-3 mins and averaged about 3-5 coins per run. When I did both parts I only got 1 or 2 coins tops on the 2nd half of the quest the few times I did it. ®emi¢k§ 13:44, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Might be a bit late or wrong place to ask, but I believe I have 5 or 6 spare coins (farmed them around the "port" and used all 25 already) - does anyone want them? Ru Vinn in game. 14:02, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

November 15

Anybody seen the lil' bugger yet? Wynterarwynrose 15:07, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Raisu Palace Explorable, at the waterside. Wants 3 soul stones per gift. Found him myself. Disconnect 17:13, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
location confirmed although i dont have picture, hes just north of the res shrine along waterside Spark-TBa 17:23, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
Confirmed. Western end of the harbor. Yume 17:26, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
I've added a picture to gwguru's thread. Can someone add it here for me? I'm off for dinner Disconnect 17:27, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
Seem farmable enough, groups drop 1-2 each, solo. 17:35, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
What are you soloing with? 19:42, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
Probably a SoS Rit, that's what I used for mine. ®emi¢k§ 19:49, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
Went SoS myself (figured it'd be easier in Unwaking Waters where there are about five groups) but I had to have someone assisting me with Spiteful Spirit on. Also, his dialogue made me laugh. Definitely his lamest ploy at being a nice guy and NOT trying to create a demon army of Nick'ken and whatnot. 21:33, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
Hnng, thankful I collected these early. Ifm2181 23:23, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

where do you guys farl soul stones? 11:09, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Doing the Raisu Palace mission (which was the zmission the other day, so I did it with 6 characters) nets a decent amount. Of course, you can also clear the explorable area. Ifm2181 11:14, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

November 22

Come out, come out, whereever you are...  :3 15:38, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

I just saw him in Watchtower Coast -- 15:45, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Without any sources or confirmation I highly doubt that statement. Care to be a bit more specific at least?--Fogeltje 15:54, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Vouch : North East Watchtower coast
I just made a quick tour through Watchtower Coast but I didn't do the NE corner, will check as well.--Fogeltje 16:04, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Follow the east wall from Beetletun , you'll find him near the sands.
Confirmed He's collection 3 Mergoyle Skulls per gift. --Se7en 16:06, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Weird, I have been in that exact spot. I'll restart my client, maybe he'll show up then :) --Fogeltje 16:07, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Is he there both in the normal and WiK instance? 16:09, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
I restarted, he's still not showing up for me. I have the normal instance, but I don't think that should matter. I think Watchtower Coast isn't different in WiK and normal.--Fogeltje 16:12, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Not there for me either. i've not got WiK on atm, but it certainly does affect watchtower, because the screenie of nick above is right where one of the bounty bosses spawnsNyb.thering 16:21, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
You are right, it does affect this zone, I was wrong there. I've heard people in Beetletun who have WiK going and get him to spawn. Maybe this is one of the many bugs regarding WiK. Sadly I have one toon who has completed WiK and the others are nowhere near to access it. Anet better fix this as this is an easy farm and I don't want to miss out on gifts.--Fogeltje 16:23, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm not certain about this but doesn't picking up one of the Wanted Quests (which are still available after WiK) re-enable all the WiK areas?
Yes it does, and i've got nicholas standing right next to Calamitous, so it seems he spawns only in WiK oddly enough Nyb.thering 16:28, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Just want to confirm, he's only spawning in WiK, should we add a note or a bug note? As shouldn't he be in both.--TimOfDoom 16:30, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
A friend with WiK unlocked just tried it, she gets Peacekeepers and stuff but no Nick. I'm going to try it with a Wanted quest now.--Fogeltje 16:31, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

K, guys i think hes been moved, seen him 30 mins ago, now hes not there the next time i went.

Alright, as far as I can tell: Me, having completed WiK, no spawn. My friend, having unlocked it, meaning finished Prophecies and EotN but not having done anything WiK related (not even access to LA Keep), no spawn. Me taking a Wanted quest, spawns. This is just too weird and I think it's a bug, not even an analomy.--Fogeltje 16:35, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

He shows during Wik quest but not before or after.

Yup, thats the same as i had; Finished WiK and all available thackeray stuff, dropped wanted quest i had to go look for him - not there. Picked up wanted and now he is (and yes he still is, i reran it a min ago). have to agree with the unsigned poster before me Nyb.thering 16:39, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
In response to his dialogue, just how strong is Nick? There should have been a costume brawl disguise with his build this past Halloween. 16:53, 22 November 2010 (UTC) -Yumiko Ishida
Anyone notice yet again that nick seems to be following the happenings of whats going on? (IE:Thackeray stuff releases and here is nick in the middle of where it was? Is there a trend or am I just seeing things?) Rogueonion 17:01, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Nick's path was determined before WiK development completed and certainly before HotN was fully fleshed out. I think there's more evidence that he is not following happenings. I think Nick's locations and WiK/HotN spawn points are partially determined by geography, so we should expect to see similar placement for both.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 17:25, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
I thought nick was set to randomly choose from a list, I may of course be wrong about this, but it does seem that he does follow events asking for wings when everyone was using them for black moa chicks when the HoM stuff released, asking for holiday items (items used to get holiday stuff) when that comes around. While I believe you, I need to start tracking this just to see for myself. Rogueonion 17:39, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
So what if you only have prophocies? I don't have EoTN which means I don't have access to WiK. I guess I will find out later. Jaida

(Reset indent) So far, I have seen a friend's toon fail to find Nick; they have EotN but have not completed it. My own toon was able to find Nick with only a completed Bounty on the quest list. (I haven't tried going there without any active WiK quests or bounties.)  He isn't there for the same toon after turning in the completed quest (and therefore leaving no active WiKs).

I also double-checked whether an WiK-eligible toon can bring a WiK-ineligible — unfortunately, the answer is no; Nick only appears if (any part of) WiK is active for all toons. Beginning A Good Deed counts; although that is logged as a Festival Quest, it can be taken after completing the EV quests in EotN.

@Rogue Onion: random behavior will offer up coincidences. Long before HoM calculator was released, Nick collected other items needed for the Black Moa Chick: spiritwood, juni berries, herring, stone grawl necklaces for honeycombs — everything except for hardened/unhardened eggs and volcanic rock. Of those, only the Skree Wings were collected after the HoM/BMC frenzy began. The list is probably as random as the Zaishen Mish cycle — that is, it was randomized once and now follows a repeating cycle.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 18:12, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Seems that everyone must be eligible for WiK (or have already finished it). I.e. not eligible for WiK? No Nick. Finished WiK? Take a Wanted... quest and he'll be there. Taking along somebody ineligible for WiK? No Nick. Or, putting it another way, it rather seems that Nick is in the WiK version of Watchtower Coast, and no others. -- Splodge of Cat 19:00, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Just eligible for WiK doesn't work. I can spawn Nick with a Wanted quest. My friend has access to WiK content but hasn't done anything, not even unlocked LA Keep yet and she can't spawn Nick, but the Peacekeepers are on the map. The boss group in the spot were Nick's supposed to spawn as well is not present though. So it must have another WiK requirement, probably a Wanted quest for also those who are eligible for WiK. I wouldn't call this an anomaly but an outright bug as potentially a lot of players are excluded from Nick this week and I don't think that is the intention. I think Nick should spawn in Watchtower Coast regardless of WiK or stage of progression in WiK.--Fogeltje 21:06, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Yes, to see Nick, you must have any WiK related quest active in your log (including Wanted!/SBBs or A Good Deed). The boss group that overlaps with Nick has another set of requirements. I'm sure that ANet expected that Nick would instead spawn in Watchtower (normal) and not under WiK, which is the same behavior he displays everywhere else with conflicting quest spawns.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 21:14, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Is there any reason to believe this isn't just a bug? It's currently marked as an Anomaly. I've raised a bug report on this on the Miscellaneous Feedback Page. Kirbett 22:18, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
I have access to WiK and the A Good Deed quest is active and I can confirm that Nick still won't spawn there so yeah, bug indeed. Kougajin 22:28, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Bug is fair. Kougajin: your experience is different from mine. I have a friend with a toon that has finished EotN and the only possible WiK related quest she has is A Good Deed; the Watchtower spawns are WiK, not pre-WiK and Nicholas is present as well. Another toon on the same account (who has not take AGD) sees the original Caromi/Mergoyle foes and does not see Nick. Could you review your toon's quest log to see what else might be involved? What has your toon done to gain access? Maybe it's different from above and that makes the difference. Thanks.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 01:14, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

I have several toons in various stages, some aren't eligble to do WiK, some have done some WiK, and some have completed WiK. The aren't eligibles, and those who've completed WiK (but have no wanted quests) can't get Nick to spawn. The ones who've done some WiK, but haven't finished it, even if they don't have an active quest, can get Nick to spawn. And those who have finished WiK, can only get Nick to show up with an active wanted quest.--Warzog Watch your six! 05:00, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

I just tried with multiple toons: one which has done all up through the thackeray line and had wanted quest... (no Nick), another that had done up through thackeray with no wanted (No Nick), one who had just started WiK (NO Nick) and one which is incapable of getting WiK... (NO FRIGGEN NICK). Come on Anet, quit screwin up please. Or, if that's not an option, at least fix this particular screw-up. User Captain Bulldozer Bulldozer1.jpg Captain Bulldozer 05:43, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Why would Nick be "in the past"? I actually find it cool. Markus Clouser User Markus Clouser signature img.jpg 06:30, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
OK, I was wrong above. I abandoned Good Deed and no WiK bosses, no Nick (but: Peacekeepers and SB allies). Re-acquired Deed and returned: same spawns (nothing new). Short story: it looks like you need an active SBB to spawn him at the moment.
That strikes me as unintentional by ANet — everywhere else, Nick does not spawn when there are active local quests, but does when you drop them. Here, it's the opposite.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 08:19, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Just visited him on all my 6 accounts (yeah I know, you don't need to tell me). He shows up in the WiK version of Watchtower regardless of having wanted quests active or not. --Manassas User Manassas Mannysig.png 08:46, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Well, you have to define "WiK" version; there's at least two. As I said, I could get PKs without Nick. (And of course, no WiK at all, no Nick at all either.)  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 09:23, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Agree with Ernie. I have a character who has completed Prophecies but other than that has not started WiK. I get random Peacekeeper spawns in Watchtower Coast, but no WiK bosses and no large groups of Peacekeepers, and Nick does not spawn Magua 09:34, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
I had characters who had completed WiK but had an active Wanted quest (In order to spawn a WiK version of the instance) and he was there. I also had characters who hadn't completed WiK but had Wanted active and he spawned. Finally I had a character who had no Wanted quests and hadn't completed WiK either and he spawned. I think the only WiK version I haven't tried, is without a Wanted quest and without having access to LA keep yet. --Manassas User Manassas Mannysig.png 09:54, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
That's consistent with my experience: all of the later WiKers (completed or nearly so) can get Nick; all of the early WiKers (just completed EotN, just started WiK, just found SB Camp) cannot see him. The triggering event might be access to the Keep or it might be completing the initial (required) 3 bounties; I don't think there are any other major events which can affect spawns.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 11:32, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
At least one of my chars have not completed the 3 first Wanted bosses but had Nicholas spawn, so my best guess is that access to LA Keep triggers him. --Manassas User Manassas Mannysig.png 11:46, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
I hauled my storage acct char to nick with my norm acct char that has WiK. I wanted to see if he'd spawn with a char in the party that has WiK and with one that doesn't and sure enough he doesn't. After reading everyone's trials it appears he only spawns when there is a perfect recipe of active quests/finished quests/w.e. Obviously his spawns are not tested before his Monday move. I cannot imagine them leaving it like this, but I would wager that they do. 18:34, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Oh ye of little faith! They just fixed Nick, and you just lost your wager :) Kirbett 00:13, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Tis true. I only have prophecies and I went out and checked and Nick is there now. :) Jaida

Is it odd for peacekeepers to show up when I do not have EoTN at all? One of my accounts is experiencing this, just found it odd. Raminator Chick Pain Inverter.jpg

Big thanks to Anet for fixing this. @ Raminator_Chick, not that is not weird. If you have finished Prophecies you unlock the first WiK content. However without EotN you won't be able to progress.--Fogeltje 11:31, 24 November 2010 (UTC)
No what I'm saying is my one account that does not have EoTN still has peacekeepers showing up. I didn't think that would be possible without having the WiK activated and not having completed Prophecies. Either way I found it odd that peacekeepers still showed up when they shouldn't have. Raminator Chick Pain Inverter.jpg 07:16, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
Well, that's annoying. Then you sort of -have- to get EoTN to get rid of them again.  :/ 17:47, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

where do you guys farm mergoyle skulls? 09:21, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

My playpen for this week was Scoundrel's Rise, with a character that wasn't doing the War in Kryta. G R E E N E R 09:25, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

November 29

Where is he ? 15:49, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Next to Yakington-- 16:01, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
lol, thanks for making me choke on my coffee :) --Craz1 16:03, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
LOL. Rogueonion 16:18, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
I made this answer as Guild Announcement until he is found!!! LOL -- Pixy | Talk User pixy hand.png 16:28, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
When we find out, we'll say.--NeilUser Neil2250 sig icon6.png 16:29, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
UmMMM why was this reverted? Rogueonion 16:33, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
cause some idiot wants to be a narc --Craz1 16:37, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
I found him in Drakkar lake. Directly left to the lake. He collects piles of elemental dust. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Gitterrost4 (talk).
I guess the wisps outside EoTN outpost is an easily available source. 16:49, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
Been looking around. Can't see him. Anyone confirm this?- TheRave talk (talk) 16:53, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
Confirmation pic in Traveler tread on GWGuru. 16:57, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
Confirmed, directly to the west of the lake collecting 2 piles of elemental dust --Manassas User Manassas Mannysig.png 17:00, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
Wonder if anyone'll be selling the glitched dust from the Sacks of Random Junk. 17:09, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
No, he does not accept the bugged Piles of Elemental Dust. Means I'll be stuck with them longer. :'( Disconnect 18:14, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
Confirmed. Can someone update the page? Edit: forgot to sign Animalbrad 17:19, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
You forgot to restore my lol comment. Rogueonion 17:39, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
Forgot? I didn't find your comment when I looked at the revision history (even though I thought I saw you LoL at the Yakkington comment).  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 17:42, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

These are so easy to farm at Drakkar Lake!R U Who U Want To B 23:11, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

(Reset indent) I think it's quicker to reach Nick from Olafstad, although you can probably avoid foes from both outposts.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 02:55, 30 November 2010 (UTC) YES! I've been collecting every pile i get for 1½ year in the hopes i Nick asking for them. Now i have 81 to sell! Hehe

Heh, its all good man, I was not at all worried about it was just curious why the whole top of the conversation was wiped away - and for the record I was LOL'ing the coffee comment=) Rogueonion 15:52, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

December 6

Let the speculation begin anew. Yume 16:42, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Lets play find Yakkington instead of find nick today? Rogueonion 16:44, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Nobody has found him yet?

only 51 areas left for him. It should be getting easier to find him.Wasga 18:34, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
Be my guest in checking them all out. Yume 18:36, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
for him to appear once in every single explorable surely that leaves more than 51 areas in the whole of gw?Spark-TBa 19:04, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
He won't go anywhere twice, so that limits it a bit. 19:07, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
See these predictions or Guild Wiki's historical record. He's covered a lot of ground already.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 19:12, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
I've searched the Flame Temple Corridor and Dragon's Gullet, nothing that I could see. -Malchior 19:17, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
i've searched in Boreas Seabed,Archipelagos,Saoshang Trail,Drazach Thicket,Ascalon Foothills,Tears of the Fallen, Talmark Wilderness and Mamnoon Lagoon... nothing....-KingFlames 19:23, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
I've been through Xaquang, Shenzun and Nahpui (Explorable), no joy there either. Also tried Marga Coast, not there either. Wouldn't it be a hoot if they forgot to place him at all for a week ? Yume 19:23, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
I'm going to search Diessa Lowlands -Malchior 19:25, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

He is in frozen forest (east, near outpost) Browcio 19:31, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Seeking for alpine seeds (3x) Browcio 19:31, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
Actually, it's 2 Alpine Seeds per gift, hun Yojimaru 19:40, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
Confirmed, just a bit South of Iron Mines collecting 2 Alpine Seeds per gift. Kylix 19:50, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
My wiki-fu is weak. Can someone add the Dialogue for me? The stark beauty of this area is dulled by the lack of edible vegetation for my poor pal's rumbling stomach. The best local fare I've found for him is Alpine Seeds. Can you help me locate a few more? Yakkington gobbles them up faster than I track them down. Thank you, friend. It should only take 2 more to provide a a snack sizable enough to calm his overactive belly. -Malchior 19:58, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
Also here is a more direct routed screen shot. -Malchior 20:01, 6 December 2010 (UTC) Better with mission mastered. :O
Nice. I haven't done Hungry Devourer on my ele. Now to farm Junipers. 20:06, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
There is a typo on the Dialogue added to the article. I can't figure out exactly how to change it since apparently it comes from a dialogue page which doesn't I don't know of. It says "snake" instead of "Snack" towards the end. I'm all done spamming recent edits now, lol. -Malchior 20:08, 6 December 2010 (UTC)


I got some funky shit going down with Nick here...

User Neil2250 Funky Shiet.png

Sees to happen at Knockdown from the hearders, Anyone else get this?

--NeilUser Neil2250 sig icon6.png 21:31, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

HAHA wow that's interesting.... Nick: HEIL HITLER! 08:11, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

^...first comment; sudden death-of-convo. --NeilUser Neil2250 sig icon6.png 19:17, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
That's cause we all know this convo can't be topped off anymore ... Sneaker 19:54, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
His arm is straight up and not angled. Just saying. InfestedHydralisk 23:03, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
Obviously they swapped Nick with Alternate Nick to see if we'd notice. Daine 10:52, 10 December 2010 (UTC)
Trying to change a lightbulb I guess..... -- 08:33, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
@InfestedHydralisk: You're just Nick-picking. Haaaaa! - 17:02, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

He just /waves once in a while. MithUser MithranArkanere Star.pngTalk 19:06, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Im sure thats not it, im sure thats actually his knockdown animation, its a wave.--NeilUser Neil2250 sig icon6.png 19:15, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

December 13

So where is good old Nick hiding this week? Let the search begin! ®emi¢k§ 15:27, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
-2 Silver Bullion coins on the bridge in Mehtani Keys--SunJinyu 16:26, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

There is more than one bridge in Mehtani Keys. 16:33, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
Confirmed it, it's the second bridge. Screenie here: --Fogeltje 16:34, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
Saw him there too! Indeed gathering 2Silver Bullion Coins --Priest Tully 16:36, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
Yes. And there are bunches of coin dropping corsairs near him. Farmed mine in one run and just went straight to Nick for gifty goodness. 16:57, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
Yep, the zone is absolutely crawling with Corsairs, if you solo all of them you should easily net enough in one run for all 5 gifts. Lyra ValoUser Lyra Valo Sig.jpg 21:12, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
Gotta love people like remick (nothing to post, but gl on finding nick for me!)... I cant believe its only 2 coins. Thats not a bad thing but im sure someone will be selling/buying for 1k each. Justice 21:58, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
Hey, I was bored and figured I'd just start the "Where's Nick this week?" section as I went searching for him :) ®emi¢k§ 07:00, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
This was my first visit to Nick, as I haven't been playing all that long and I have only one character outside of pre-searing. It was a great visit. Not only did I get to beat up Corsairs, but I received a moss spider egg and 3 disco balls. Beginner's luck and all that. --La Visiteuse 07:22, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

December 20

It's that time of the week again. Release the hounds. 16:36, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

My Alliance Chat points to Xaquang Skyway near the burnt out Vermin area, wanting 3 Vermin Hides. Haven't seen him myself yet.--Fogeltje 16:46, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
I found him in Skyway, but he's actually more near the center of the map. (Near the two bridges). And it's 3 vermin hides. 17:03, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
Goddamnit.. i once had a stack of those hides, Now this?! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU --NeilUser Neil2250 sig icon6.png 17:05, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
Confirmed, just north of the two bridges. Tub 17:12, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
Secondary Confirmed, I'll churn a map out in a few minutes. edit:map [3] Animalbrad \ 17:44, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Farming Vermin Hides

how the hell do we farm this stuff? 10:52, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

See: Guild Wiki's IotW farming guide  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 11:27, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
How to farm it? Find Vermin, then kill them, rezone, repeat. 21:00, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

December 27 2010

Christmas is over/time to hunt the Traveler/Eagle eyed observers find Yume 16:09, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

For once i hope its something a bit harder to farm, its been so easy lately its been boringSpark-TBa 16:54, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Wikia says 1 bottle of vabian wine in vehtendi valley-- 18:35, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Not likely: it's not a trophy, rare mat, or used for the Black Moa Chick; there's only a single foe that drops it.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 18:39, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
and yet in the past he asked for booze you can buy from a merch in propheciesSpark-TBa 18:41, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
But not impossible. Busy checking, but I'm skeptical since there's no precise location information given. Yume 18:41, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
wikia also says it's Chuck Norris weekend try the new site Bob soddoth 18:42, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Guilde claims to have seen him collecting one Vabbian Wine - near the mesmer boss. Haven't confirmed myself yet. (edit: forgot to sign) Zohane Trueaim 21:00, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
it's true, just went and checked Refia 18:47, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
This was posted by someone on guru ~ ~ --Find And Seek User Find And Seek sig.png 18:50, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Confirmed. Yamesh Mindclouder's field, then walk up to the rocks ENE of him. One Bottle of Vabbian Wine. Yume 18:54, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Yeah he's there. 1 Bottle of Vabbian Wine per gift. Screenie is not a fake. Disconnect 18:54, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
So what we're getting is essentially 25 sentient spores then, since it's not the brightest idea to use trade contracts for the wine. Clobimon Craiggy 18:59, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, no way am I using my contracts for wine. The drop rate on spores isn't great, been at it 20 minutes solo for 5 of them. 19:15, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Eh, just saw the map location now. They must have some kind of fetish with that spot. Seems like I've had to go there way too often lately, like for The Killing Joke during Halloween for instance. Clobimon Craiggy 23:02, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Isn't it faster to do 5 trade contract quests than farm 25 spores? U can use the time saved to for more contracts? 23:12, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Trade contract quests aren't repeatable and trade contracts are way too valuable to use for this .. that's why --Manassas User Manassas Mannysig.png 23:39, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
7 trade contracts = 1 sapphire = 12k or 5 trade contract = 5 bottles of vabbian wine = 5 gott = 20k.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 03:12, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
If this were facebook, I'd like that comment. -- 02:42, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

^ ^Thats assuming people have any trade contracts left after the mad scramble to trade them in for gems for Vabbian armour after the HoM calculator update. If I have to run around to do more quests for trade contracts (assumming I even have any left) I'd might as well stay in 'Holding of Chohkin' and prune some plants. Wrei110.175.241.56 12:13, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Also wrongly assuming that everyone sells all of their gott or the items received within. Clobimon Craiggy 17:41, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
The numbers are in response to trade contracts are way too valuable [to use on vabbian wine] — that's clearly not true for people who sell traveler's gifts. It's even less true for people who don't sell them because, just as clearly, non-sellers value gott even more than the market does. (To test that proposition, ask those who don't sell them if they would sell 5 gott for 100 ectos... or a mini Yak or... Since the answer is going to be yes, we know that we are just haggling over the price; that establishes that 5k is too low for non-sellers and that some higher price would be enough.)
However, monetary value is only one factor in decision making: just because trade contracts are demonstrably worth more this week if devoted to gott doesn't mean that any particular person should use them for that purpose.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 18:24, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
20k-12k for Ruby/Saph =8k gain. It's still a gain, but a much smaller gain than simply farming. 17:21, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Template for location

The main page uses a template to show Nick's current location. Is there some special reason why we require this page to be manually updated? (At the moment, two pages need to be updated every week; we could change that to one; see Guild Wiki's solution.)  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 20:10, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

You suggest that when the article about Nic is edited, the front pages picks up on it automatically? Even though only registered users can edit the article itself, that functionality in combination with the 'hotness' of the information, would make it an awfully attractive target for trolls. Since wiki is maintained mostly by players and not by Anet staff, I think it would be best that the wiki's main page only reflects the new info after it has been confirmed. Disconnect 21:54, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
I believe TEF was looking for Nicholas the Traveler/Research to update both the mainpage and the NPC page, instead of just the former. I may be wrong, as this headache has made me delusional. G R E E N E R 22:21, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
What Greener said: I'm recommending that we should only need to update the research page (which is semi-protected) to update both the main page and this one. Currently, updating the research page updates Main (but not Nick's article).  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 22:47, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

please label maps

Whoever does the maps please label the outposts. Maps without labels are rather useless. Ramei Arashi 18:54, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Rather useless? How is that? You know he's in Vehtendi Valley, of which there is only one, so I fail to see the problem. Labels would be nice, perhaps, but even without them I'd hardly call them useless. --KOKUOU 19:27, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
They are in fact super useful, and besides anybody with a registered account can upload a better version if they think they can do better. Beleeth 05:33, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
Ramei: I agree that maps would be better with labels. If you don't have a good image editor (as many of us do not), you could update the caption for the map(s). I usually add text identifying the starting and ending locations, e.g. Path to Nick from Kodash Bazaar.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 06:08, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
Ramei's been complaining about everything as of late. Honestly, I wouldn't really care about anything he says... -- Konig/talk 03:14, 30 December 2010 (UTC)