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    Default How much has the challenge xp changed to?

    Usually I run Buying time CR20 3 stars for the first time and will get 21k xp.(when Im under lv20)
    Today I ran one...same thing 3 stars....it only gave me 8k xp...what the...

    man a lv20 challange with first time stars bonus only giving me the xp of a lv6 elite quest?Is this WAI or another TB style miscoded.

    When I heard about the xp nerf of challanges I thought it was for lv20+ players epic lvls.Why is the first time only xp bonus for heoric lvls getting nerfed.doesnt make any sense to me.
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    I ran through CR25 Buying Time just now(Im still under lv20).
    First time bonus 3 stars gave me 10124xp(30% xp pots + 5% shipbuff)
    2nd run (watch this) with 3 stars gave me 2531 xp....

    Oh well I almost thought it was April 1st except that the temperature is much higher.Nice joke TB as usual.
    A lv25 challange is giving me 2531 xp a run.Its 500xp/min and they call it "a more reasonable amount of XP/minute" in the release note.
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    Challenge exp was nerfed HARD.

    At best challenges are worth a single run but only if you can guarantee a 5 or 6 star run. If you can't guarantee 5-6 stars then you are much better off doing quests as they have no failure mechanic that can cost you 30% of their exp in the last 3seconds. Plus they would be better exp per minute on a bravery bonus anyway.

    Most challenges also require several coordinated characters to achieve the necessary number of stars so you can forget about pugging them. Or running them at all if you are less than three players. Oh and don't forget that all the dragons hoard challenges have no shrines. Oh and rushmore use to be barely 1k per minute on a perfect 6 star run before the two nerfs. I didn't have the heart to check how low the exp on a first time 6star run is now.

    Second and later runs are completely out of the question for xp hunters. Challenges on second and later runs are giving less exp per minute than korthos quests to level appropriate characters. That is not an exaggeration.
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    6 Star non-1st time Heroic Time is Money = 2033xp with 5% voice, 10% pot, 3% ship buff.

    It's pretty weak.
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    Yep, it's absolutely pointless to run challenges now.

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    I bet that the manual lever they can switch, which was initially used to lower challenge XP wasn't switched off. so it's been double nerfed

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    But they buffed the reward droprates!


    Oh wait, they didn't actually do that, I guess that was just something tolero said to shut us up.

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    I might run them occasionally if I have 10 mins to spare with the free token, since I am often in a situation I could be interrupted and I can at least make some nifty items.

    I am, of course, talking about Eberron challenges here. I am at a loss to determine what the Forgotten Realms ones are actually for....

    I was waiting till the pack came on sale before. (sorry 1295 is still waay too much). Now I don't know if I will bother. If it goes below 600ish, maybe.
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    Simple bait and switch, or similar shady move. I'd love a refund. For now i will warn everyone to not buy the pack, or any challenge pack.

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    thought about getting an epic ring of the stalker.

    6 star level 20 picture portals. got 73 ingredients because he's level 25. :/

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    From what I've heard...they planned on nerfing xp in the last update, but b4 that they did a hotfix and cut the xp in half and raised rewards. So there was no need to nerf it in the actual update, but they did again so now it's about 30-40% of the old xp. And I haven't noticied much of an increase to rewards so they probably failed to increase them.

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    "Hey, you know those Cannith Challenges that most people don't run? We should make them less attractive to run. Also, we should make the pack cheaper, so that those who bought it are twice as screwed."

    So Turbine will be refunding the TP I spent on the pack equal to the amount of exp I can no longer pull from it, yes? Because unlike all your VIPs, I actually bought the damn thing.

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