Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Unhappy Polished ore? What Polished ore?

    I have spent hours upon hours grinding away looking for Polished ore to no avail. I've read the threads in the forums, tried all the suggestions, hit all the most likely quests ... and found nothing. (I've run the Wheloon Prison backpack marathon so much the NPC's wave to me as I pass by ...) I've talked to guildies, advertised to buy or barter in the trade channel, nothing. (One person gave me the only Polished ore she had because she doesn't craft.) It appears that Polished ore has become scarcer than hen's teeth in DDO.

    So, other than being a waste of time grinding, (Well, okay. Not a total waste. I can use the other mats I find for the most part.) and irritating that I can't finish crafting a few items, what gives? I know it's a rare drop but I don't see the same significantly reduced drop rate on other mats that are "rare drops". Did Polished ore drops get nerfed during an update or other maintenance?

    Cheers.
    Last edited by TheDarkTraveler; 08-09-2019 at 11:40 AM.
    “A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” ~ Douglas Adams

  2. #2
    Community Member Potatofasf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Brazil, RJ
    Posts
    276

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkTraveler View Post
    I have spent hours upon hours grinding away looking for Polished ore to no avail. I've read the threads in the forums, tried all the suggestions, hit all the most likely quests ... and found nothing. I've talked to guildies, advertised to buy or barter in the trade channel, nothing. (Well, actually one person gave me the only one she had because she doesn't craft.) It appears that Polished ore has become scarcer than hen's teeth in DDO.

    So, other than being a waste of time grinding, and irritating that I can't finish crafting a few items, what gives? I know it's a rare drop but I don't see the same significantly reduced drop rate on other mats that are "rare drops". Did Polished ore drops get nerfed during an update or other maintenance?

    Cheers.
    I feel you!

    I had a hard time finding Polished Ores... so, I started farming Gorgoyles. Their drop sack has Polished Ore in their tabledrop. Some quests are easy to find them are Lair of the Summoning and Ruined Halls F2P Lv. 5-6 in Kundarak.
    (Sarlona) ACTIVE TRleveling Valenttina (Warlock - Past Lifes Monk X3 / Ranger x3 / Rogue / Warlock x2 / Fighter)

  3. #3
    Founder & Hero cdbd3rd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Escaping Mizzery in the Tavern Attic.
    Posts
    26,792

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkTraveler View Post
    I have spent hours upon hours grinding away looking for Polished ore to no avail. I've read the threads in the forums, tried all the suggestions, hit all the most likely quests ... and found nothing. (I've run the Wheloon Prison backpack marathon so much the NPC's wave to me as I pass by ...) I've talked to guildies, advertised to buy or barter in the trade channel, nothing. (One person gave me the only Polished ore she had because she doesn't craft.) It appears that Polished ore has become scarcer than hen's teeth in DDO.

    So, other than being a waste of time grinding, (Well, okay. Not a total waste. I can use the other mats I find for the most part.) and irritating that I can't finish crafting a few items, what gives? I know it's a rare drop but I don't see the same significantly reduced drop rate on other mats that are "rare drops". Did Polished ore drops get nerfed during an update or other maintenance?

    Cheers.
    Might also try posting a thread in your server's Markeplace sub-forum here on Forums. Different/wider audience than the limited chat channels in game.
    CEO - Cupcake's Muskateers, Thelanis
    DDO Freebies

  4. #4

    Default

    Thanks for the suggestions. I did farm those quests but turned up nothing. It appears that for me at least, gargoyles drop Chipped Bone Talisman and Ivory Scorpion Icons. However, I'll keep trying.

    I did take the suggestion and posted in the Khyber sub-forum. Some kind folks sent me the needed Polished ore. Now I can finish my crafting.

    Cheers.
    “A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” ~ Douglas Adams

  5. #5
    Community Member vryxnr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    1,471

    Default

    The best resource for collectibles is this thread HERE

    The relavent bit of info you need is thus:

    Polished ores are Tier 4 cultural.

    Unfortunately, all mobs are categorized as tier 1-3, so no mobs anywhere drop tier 4, 5 or 6 cultural in treasure bags. (Some high level mobs that should, like yuan-ti, don't appear to drop treasure bags at all.) So instead of treasure bags, farm tier 4-6 cultural with 'Any' dispensers: Adventurer's Packs and Rubble. Fortunately the devs seem to have planned for this, as packs & rubble appear to drop cultural around 40% of the time" ~EllisDee37

    Quests that contain a decent number (or easily accessed/farmable) T4 Any nodes are: Tavern Bral HE, Madstone Crater HE, A Cabal For One HE, The Prisoner EC, Fleshmaker's Lab HE, the Lords of Dust EC, Desecrated Temple of Vol HE, Mask of Deception HN, Terminal Delirium HC

    (and yes, the quest difficulty does make a difference)

    Good luck!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

This form's session has expired. You need to reload the page.

Reload