I’m completely support the premise of a scavenger hunt for precursors with a recent discussion on Reddit offering some interesting viewpoints. Although perhaps a little controversial, I don’t believe a scavenger hunt should allow you to obtain a precursor for much cheaper than what they are on the Trading Post. Inevitably, these are the building blocks for a legendary weapon and should be difficult to obtain. Perhaps the current prices for some precursors are too high (here’s looking at you, Juggernaut) but I believe it would be fair to see the scavenger hunt price the total cost as somewhere in the region of 250g.
What I would like to see is a scavenger hunt that draws parallels to the Paladin mount quest in World of Warcraft. During this quest it sent you on a lengthy adventure around the game world, but also cost you a significant sum of money based on what items you had to bring the quest giver. This worked out really well as it didn’t provide the Paladin with a mount advantage over other professions, it gave you something unique, while also providing you with a measurable goal you could work towards. It’s key for ArenaNet to identify this difference, so that for once, people aren’t at the behest of the gods as to whether or not they’ll land lucky and receive a precursor they can actually use.
What are your thoughts on the proposed scavenger hunt?