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Duskslayer
12-14-2009, 09:50 PM
This is a simple (yet sad) request.

After Level 12, the shard needed to change any feats is named: Exceptional Suberys Dragonshard.

Now folks think this is some "exceptional" item - and are charging 1,000,000 for this on the Auction House.

Poor people (like me) are stuck for fixing our gimped characters as we now cannot afford these prices. (I need 2!!)

And FRED insists we give him these silly things.

Please either rename these to "boring" or "useless" or "trash"... (you get the idea)... or make them slightly easier to acquire. Dont PUNISH us for not being able to FIX our already troubled avatar lives. (Playerbase should be kept happy - not sad!)

Thanks.

rjedi
12-14-2009, 09:52 PM
Have you tried doing the quest by lockania (spelling correct?) in the marketplace she gives you a free feat exchange per character.

Hope this helps

knightgf
12-14-2009, 09:57 PM
I bet it would be easier to grind points and buy it from the DDO store than to try earning it in-game.

Personally, I think that at MOST, you should only have to work your way to a regular Siberys Dragonshard in-game. Anything higher than that is just not worth it. Period. Even then, you probably will be better off just grinding for points at the DDO store.

If you spot your mistakes earlier, of course, it will cost you less. I was fortunate enough to swap out whatever feats I didnt want at the time(I felt that I took maximize spell too early, so I got toughness instead), because if I didnt, I would be stuck with these feats the rest of my worthless character life until I grinded in the DDO store for these points.

But overall...meh, idk, its hard to get the shards above normal siberys dragonshards, but...ill just be neutral on this one.

Duskslayer
12-15-2009, 07:42 AM
Have you tried doing the quest by lockania (spelling correct?) in the marketplace she gives you a free feat exchange per character.

Hope this helps

Sadly, that was already done a long time back. Making a quad-class hybrid takes some tweaking around - and so some mistakes do occur over time. What we think is a useful feat earlier on - can become a burden at later levels when we realize the limitations our build is imposing upon us.

(Yes, its quad-classed. :P)

Gol
12-15-2009, 07:47 AM
(Yes, its quad-classed. :P)Uh, no, it's not. The game simply won't let you take more than 3. quad-PrE, perhaps, but not quad-classed.

Dawn_Falcon
12-15-2009, 08:44 AM
Now folks think this is some "exceptional" item - and are charging 1,000,000 for this on the Auction House.

No, that's entirely correct at the typical price for the base shards. A normal dragonshard is 100k, and this is 10 of them combined...

Samadhi
12-15-2009, 08:48 AM
Amusing, but the problem isn't the name, the problem is how incredibly rare of a random drop these things are. There have been multiple posts about this in the past and it doesn't look like they are ending soon.

/signed.

Aspenor
12-15-2009, 08:53 AM
Uh, no, it's not. The game simply won't let you take more than 3. quad-PrE, perhaps, but not quad-classed.

And this not until racial PrE's are released. Until then, only 3 PrE's (one per class).

Garth_of_Sarlona
12-15-2009, 02:27 PM
It would be nice if the description on the dragonshard had the level restriction on it

I keep forgetting which is which and when you see them all lined up on the AH I think it would help people from buying the wrong type.

Garth

Letrii
12-15-2009, 04:02 PM
And this not until racial PrE's are released. Until then, only 3 PrE's (one per class).

There already are racial PrE.

Lleren
12-15-2009, 04:06 PM
It would be nice if the description on the dragonshard had the level restriction on it

I keep forgetting which is which and when you see them all lined up on the AH I think it would help people from buying the wrong type.

Garth

That would be helpfull
Would be great if all the sizes stored in those ingredient bags as well

shaolaolint
12-15-2009, 04:15 PM
If you keep all your shards, the exceptional isn't so rare. Use the stone of change.

Strakeln
12-15-2009, 04:34 PM
If you keep all your shards, the exceptional isn't so rare. Use the stone of change.
Incorrect.

hydra_ex
12-15-2009, 04:39 PM
Incorrect.

I've been collecting for a while now... so close to being half way there...

PS The only 4-PrE I can think of is a 6 rogue/6 bard/6 fighter elven assassin spell singer kensei arcane archer. In that case, its gimp, and you should reroll instead of spending 200k pp.

Strakeln
12-15-2009, 06:03 PM
I've been collecting for a while now... so close to being half way there...
lol, exactly. And that's just one feat! :)

Korvek
12-15-2009, 06:46 PM
And this not until racial PrE's are released. Until then, only 3 PrE's (one per class).

Arcane Archer/Kensai/Frenzied Berserker/Warchanter.

Though that's not the greatest class split ever, to say the least. Perhaps a different Bard PrE, or Stalwart Defender could be substituted in there as well (Or Rogue/Paladin in place of Bard/Barb, now that I think about it).

Aspenor
12-15-2009, 06:50 PM
There already are racial PrE.

Unless I missed something having not logged in the past few weeks, no there are not. There have been plans to have racial PrE's, but no releases yet.

The only possible exception I can think of might be Elf: Arcane Archer, and this only because I'd never roll up something so gimp and would consider anybody that cared about its existence pretty stupid.

Letrii
12-15-2009, 08:07 PM
Arcane archer is possible if you are an elf, therefore we have racial PrE.

Aspenor
12-15-2009, 08:14 PM
Arcane archer is possible if you are an elf, therefore we have racial PrE.

It doesn't really count, because Arcane Archer is worthless.

Letrii
12-15-2009, 08:19 PM
Bad racial PrE is still a racial PrE, what is wrong with it though?

AylinIsAwesome
12-15-2009, 08:22 PM
Bad racial PrE is still a racial PrE, what is wrong with it though?


The fact that it's ranged, basically.

Think of it like this: Bastard swords might as well no exist because Khopeshes are so much better.


That said, I do have an elven Arcane Archer anyway.

Letrii
12-15-2009, 08:26 PM
The fact that it's ranged, basically.

Think of it like this: Bastard swords might as well no exist because Khopeshes are so much better.


That said, I do have an elven Arcane Archer anyway.

Personal preference, but my fighter is bastard swords and would never use khopeshes.