Home instance

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A home instance is an instanced area within a character's home city based on the character's race, which evolves as they progress through the world.

A character's home instance will change based on their progress and actions in their personal story. For example, character actions could determine the presence or absence of non-player characters, special merchants or even buildings.

Players can invite others to visit their home instance. If a character visits a home instance in a city other than their home city (for example, a charr visiting Salma District), they will see a basic version of the district without any story-related changes. However, most upgrades are available to all characters in the account and visitors to the instance.

Locations[edit]

Race Home instance Description Nearest waypoint
Asura tango icon 20px.png Asura Applied Development Lab A laboratory in Rata Sum. Magicat Court Waypoint —
Charr tango icon 20px.png Charr Hero's Canton The barracks in the Black Citadel. Hero's Waypoint —
Human tango icon 20px.png Human Salma District Residential district in the north part of Divinity's Reach. Salma Waypoint —
Norn tango icon 20px.png Norn Hunter's Hearth Upper levels of The Great Lodge of Hoelbrak. Great Lodge Waypoint —
Sylvari tango icon 20px.png Sylvari Dreamer's Terrace A garden nestled in the roots of the Grove. Ronan's Waypoint —

List of home instance upgrades[edit]

Upgrades can be added to home instances for all characters on the account. When entering as a group, the instance owner's upgrades will appear and can be used by other party members. Harvesting nodes and chests can only be gathered once per day per account.

Gem Store upgrades[edit]

These upgrades can be added by purchasing the relevant upgrade from the Gem Store.

Black Lion Chest upgrades[edit]

These upgrades can be added from very rare drops from Black Lion Chest.

  • Advanced Leather Rack.png Advanced Leather Rack upgrades your Basic Leather Rack
  • Advanced Cloth Rack.png Advanced Cloth Rack upgrades your Basic Cloth Rack
  • Hard Wood Logging Node.png Hard Wood Logging Node unlocks a node for Hard Wood Log
  • Elder Wood Logging Node.png Elder Wood Logging Node unlocks a node for Elder Wood Log
  • Ancient Wood Logging Node.png Ancient Wood Logging Node unlocks a node for Ancient Wood Logs
  • Iron Ore Mining Node.png Iron Ore Mining Node unlocks a node for Iron Ore
  • Platinum Mining Node.png Platinum Mining Node unlocks a node for Platinum Ore
  • Platinum Mining Node.png Mithril Mining Node unlocks a node for Mithril Ore
  • Orichalcum Mining Node.png Orichalcum Mining Node unlocks a node for Orichalcum Ore
  • Omnomberry Harvesting Node.png Omnomberry Harvesting Node unlocks a node for Omnomberries
  • Snow Truffle Harvesting Node.png Snow Truffle Harvesting Node unlocks a node for Snow Truffle
  • Lotus Harvesting Node.png Lotus Harvesting Node unlocks a node for Lotus Root
  • Orrian Truffle Harvesting Node.png Orrian Truffle Harvesting Node unlocks a node for Orrian Truffles
  • Flaxseed Harvesting Node.png Flaxseed Harvesting Node unlocks a node for Flax
  • Ghost Pepper Harvesting Node.png Ghost Pepper Harvesting Node unlocks a node for Ghost Peppers

Achievement upgrades[edit]

These upgrades can be added by earning the relevant consumable from achievements.

Vendor upgrades[edit]

These upgrades can be added by purchasing the relevant consumable from various vendors.

Toys

NPCs[edit]

See individual instances for specific NPCs, but some types are common in all home instances.

Notes[edit]

  • Certain personal story instances take place in the home instance instead of a separate instance.
  • The Home Portal Stone allows players to instantly travel to the home instance and return to their original location.
  • Gathering done in the home instance is applied to the regional gathering daily achievement, e.g. gathering in Salma District counts towards Daily Kryta Miner/Forager/Lumberer, so daily gather can be readily achieved by mapping to the appropriate home instance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d These nodes require historical achievements but can also be purchased from vendors.
  2. ^ Guild Chat, episode 48