Talk:Tonic

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Interacting with merchants[edit]

The article states "the player cannot fight or interact with merchants". Trying right now, and it seems that interacting with merchants is not a problem at all for me. Is this statement simply outdated, or does it vary depending on what type of tonic? Hakiki 18:37, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Confirmed. I can easily interact with vendors while under the effect of a tonic. (192.168.104.82 20:42, 14 October 2012 (UTC))

Account Bound[edit]

Are you kidding me. Most of us hate tonics with the possible rare exception of a tonic or two that we use on occasion for the fun of it. Their only value in GW 1 was trade value. Please allow these to be traded. Pretty please. Flushing all these tonics just seems a waste.

I'm still curious what is the use of this mechanic in the game since it doesn't seem to have any advantages for the player?
It has no use other than decorative purposes. It doesn't even have an achievement tied to it, which is odd.
Me I'm going to store them in case a achievement becomes available for them. But then I only really play one character so I have extra slots available. This solution is a problem for those who want to play several characters Varuuth 13:58, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
Their purpose is to tie up storage slots on the off chance they might become an achievement, thus forcing the purchase of additional storage. :)
Really I don't have a clue as to their purpose.
That sounds like good reason to me >:( I love my pre searing tonics, this is just stupid. An account bound treasure coming out of a chest you probably had to buy a key for with gems is not incentive to me. I think I might just store the chests instead on the hope that one day they start offering more regular key drops.Wonderland 05:25, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
Let's practice some general wiki rules when posting on the discussion page. Use a colon (:) each time a new line is started, and always use one more than the previous line. I've edited the article to reflect this. Also be sure to sign your post by either clicking the Signature icon Button sig.png or by typing four tildes (~~~~). Also try not having break lines/empty lines between your text, which makes it looks like multiple people are responding. As for uses of this tonic, I have a couple of points in an achievement that lists "Consumed food" or something along those lines, and the only thing I've consumed were 2 or 3 tonics. So they may be tied to that. Further verification needed. --Kristofferus 03:01, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

Suggest rename to something like "Transformation Items".[edit]

While I like to use the name "Tonics" because of GW1, I feel new players might get confused. In GW2 there seems to be a huge volume of items that are not tonics in name at all but provide the costume effect, for example: Ghost_Owl_Feather In addition, there are quite a few tonic or "tonic-like" items that drop randomly in dungeons, so I think it's fair to change the "Almost All Tonics..." to "Many Tonics.."Kaynide.png 01:33, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

More tonic[edit]

I got an "ursan tonic"

Ghostly Tonic[edit]

I see an entry in the top table (rare section) for "Ghostly Tonic|Human Warrior". Can someone please explain why it's laid out like this? (I had one drop, and couldn't find it's name in the list, but in the editable list, it's there.) Daddicus 05:19, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

When I created the table I looked at the actual transformation the tonics gave instead of the tonic name because some are different. But I guess this can be confusing since it's a list of tonics and not a list of transformations. I'll change it ;) — 08Ray 10:12, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
Done— 08Ray 10:33, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Deleted(?) Tonics[edit]

Does anyone know for sure that the Warm/Charged/Cold/Hard Potions are actually removed from the game? And what about some of the basic rarity tonics that we don't have a MF recipe for (e.g. Red Moa Tonic) but were in the game until 25/09/12? The patch notes don't specify what they did with these. I've asked for confirmation, but no response yet. Just can't imagine them deleting these for no reason. Also how will we handle deleted tonics? The potions are now removed from the list, but maybe we should make an expandable list of deleted tonics at the bottom (atm containing the Potions and unobtainable tonics)? — 08RayGame bug.png 23:30, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

They are not removed, or at least not completely. You can find Exotic versions of those tonics in the Orrian Jewelry Boxes, which are endless. Maybe the Rare versions are removed. Vahkris 17:10, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

No title/achievement?[edit]

Kinda surprised there's no party animal equivalent title or achievement for the single-use tonics, or do consuming these contribute to some other achievement that's just not been noted on the wiki? --Wolfie User Wolfie sig.jpg (talk|contribs) 14:59, 5 July 2013 (UTC)