But who said that HG is the best place for grinding? It’s kinda ok place to farm equip, and just one of the places.
Being a hardcore HG farmer durin 330 and 360 era, I completely gave up a Baubas 380 HG due to:
- Exp being meh
- Silver being meh
For me it’s easier and better to solo CM5 in terms of items and silver. But those people who want to grind in HG, tend to chose thaumalinker build. And, by the way, it’s arguable that thaumalinker is indeed a best grinding build for HG. Yes, you get 2x silver, items, exp that is nice. But (!) your speed of killing things is kinda low - need to wait for jp-hk-swell rotations CD, while other damaging chars/builds can just stomp and kill a lot of mobs, thus compensating the quality with quantity.
IMHO, the thing is why thaumalinker farmer builds are so attractive and popular - they are relatively cheap. You don’t need fancy items to farm, so I would rather see them as a must-have-character for new players.
Well, and after rebuild thaumalinker builds, at least, would have some variation in terms of damaging class. I would prefer Corsair, though, for maximum profit due to pillaging. But one can have assassin, rogue, bullet marker, sr and etc. I would say it’s quite a variety even with mandatory thaumalinker first two circles.
C’mon, all games has optimal builds/chars for every aspect of the game. Super effective farmers are somewhat useless/much worse in other fields. That’s mmorpg reality, I guess.