View Full Version : Make me want to buy/go to 3 Barrel Cove!

02-18-2012, 01:14 PM
Extend a number of the features from the Crystal Cove event into the 3 Barrel Cove wilderness and quests including:

1) Copper/Silver/Gold doubloon drops - 3BC wilderness
2) Map pieces - 3BC wilderness
3) Treasure Compass - 3BC wilderness
4) Dragonshards - 3BC quests : Only upon completion you get a "pirate booty" bag that you can trade in to a 3BC merchant for 5(norm), 10(hard), 15(elite) dragonshards.
5) The pirate hat & upgrade barter box

This would give players the incentive to purchase and run 3 Barrel Cove to be able to create customized pirate headgear (with the release of the challenges the ability to upgrade kobold miner impacting effects on pirate headgear would be a big boon!). The droprate on Dragonshards is low enough as to make 3BC quest farming for shards intended for use in upgrading epic items prohibitive but yet be viable for somebody who wants to upgrade a hat with some dedication/work.

What would not be included in 3BC is:

1) Any Crystal Cove gem drops required specifically for Crystal Cove item purchases.
2) The CC Item purchase/upgrade barter box
3) Kobold Miner requisition drops
4) Named treasure maps for random chest loot

Don't need to add an easy button for people to farm CC regular/epic items and consumables outside of the event.

02-18-2012, 11:23 PM
Wouldn't have to do all that just make the quests worth more XP its lame how little the xp is out there and the time it takes to do the quests so so so not worth it XP wise and its P2P which is sad. I think P2P should be better content IF im paying for it. it is totally not worth paying for probably the Worst Content in game.

02-19-2012, 10:13 AM
Just increase the XP and add some worthwhile loot to the pack. I haven't done it in a very long time, but I don't remember the content itself being bad.

02-19-2012, 10:22 AM
Make it worth the time to run to the quests via XP increase so that with BB we can go to 3BC and not lose xp/min even to do once each on elite.

02-19-2012, 10:24 AM
The XP isn't too horrid, but getting there certainly is.

It's a ripe are for something - and it wouldn't take much ... anything like

- Crystal Cove drops, as mentioned, and a barter box ... even minimal amounts and even if the barter was only for hats and not the other gear
- Higher chance at low level named items in end chests and rare chests
- even better things that are sought out as crafting blanks in the rare chests / end chests

People still farm the desert because many of the named items are pretty solid on the whole.

02-19-2012, 11:45 AM
Permanently reducing the price ?

02-19-2012, 12:58 PM
Permanently reducing the price ?

Thye could make it free to play peopel still wouldn't go there worst content in game. Little to no xp waste of time no good loot waste of time. ONLY good thing there is Favor even the favor is little to nothign which i am OK with my main concern is XP. Increase the xp and they will come.

02-19-2012, 01:29 PM
3BC - midlin' xp, only vendor trash as far as loot goes.

3BC should go from a P2P to a F2P adventure pack.


02-19-2012, 01:44 PM
3BC is pretty low on my list of things I'd like to see the devs work on. There is a ton of XP at that level, even 3rd lifers don't need more content at that level.

A little more XP would be nice, but 3BC is an out of the way area with no teleporter or guild ship entrance. The game has pretty much just passed it by IMO.

02-19-2012, 02:29 PM
IMHO (but not so imho btw) 3BC should be totally revised.

the pack is full of interesting possibilities... in fact i think they initially thought about it.
3BC at the very beginning of its developement was created to do great things... probably in the early stage they decided to drop out the pack unfinished.

But now, after the Crystal cove experience anyone (rightly) could think that 3BC should have something related to doublons, hats, kobold crystals, pirats or whatever gives a little more appeal to the pack.

I agree with any of the posts here.
the possibilities are :

1 - to leave the pack as it is and decrease, dramatically, the price.
2 - to add something related to crystal cove's things.

whatever is it should be done quickly and easily.

then there are some interesting points in 3bc's map.
For example:
- west wind mistress - a good raid or quest or challengequest here.
- the strange big hall entrance underwater near the dulse rare.
- the bell tower - another interesting point for a quest or whatever.

and why... dam why.. any of these packs are so difficult to reach ? add the access point to the ship navigator or to the teleport !! sigh

02-21-2012, 06:28 PM
Also, add a teleporter similar Gianthold!

02-21-2012, 11:10 PM
I bought 3BC. It's definitely a favorite area, for me, and I felt that it was well worth the cost of purchase. It offers lots of pretty scenery, with varied enemies and good variety in missions, as well.

That said, I'd like the loot to be improved, as well, and there have been a number of reasonable suggestions about how that could be done. Tying it to Cove rewards seems thematic and relatively straightforward, for example.

One reason for speaking up is that 3BC has some really nifty and creative features in it and I hope that those involved in making it don't end up getting discouraged from doing similar work because of some of the harsher and more dismissive criticisms being leveled at 3BC. I enjoy exploring and I would find the game much less fun if satisfying the urge of many players for PHAT LEWT and XPS PER MINUTE were far and away the dominant considerations for each and every P2P AP that gets released, in the future.

02-22-2012, 01:21 AM
I like 3BC, but the quests need some tlc. They also need more xp and everything else the op stated, and then 3BC will be worth the tp.


02-22-2012, 02:05 AM
I like the idea of an improved 3BC, especially the cove additions, so why not go the whole hog and have any loot out there designed to look "pirate", then if you find say an outfit of some description, it looks like a pirates outfit. Plus add some new kit, say the "sword of the swashbuckler", "the boarders axe", "pegleg of the giant pirate(greatclub)", and so on, with maybe boots of balancing and swimming. I'm sure there are folk with better imaginations , but this pack needs some love, and maybe even some kit that can be made epic.....(thats cove stuff then:))