don't know if its worth mentioning, but i remember getting a +3 UPGRADE tome of wisdom (+2 --> +3) from a quest reward in Vale of Twilight...
we all have noticed how epic'able quests change their rewards to suit the difficulty you have run them, so i am not aware if runing heroic content on norm-hard-elite has same system aplied. So, i remember it was an Elite run i did before picking the reward.
My 2 cents ^^
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So yea all Vale quests rewards = loot level 18, in line for +2 or +2 to 3 upgrade tomes.
I got a +2 to +3 upgrade tome from Foundation of Discord (on elite).
Saturday, 24 November 2012, 6:57:43 PM <-- is the date created for the SS so there definitively was no loot boost on.
EDIT: Read the OP and the tome is consistent with the formula. Yay!
Last edited by Deathdefy; 12-12-2012 at 11:35 AM.
Khyber: Aggrim (Completionist!)
In Von 3 the breakables in the Troll Ambassador optional room are slow to get to and unnecessary for ransack.
Blind insta-kills floating eye balls.
Had a +4 to +5 Con tome drop in EE The Druid's Curse underwater chest. +2 loot jewel running. (although i did not open the chest, not sure how exactly these jewel's work? i thought they only applied for your own loot if you OPEN the chest, in this case i did not)
Jewels apply to your loot, period. It does not matter who opened the chest, your loot is only generated when you click on it.
In this case though, the actual loot level isn't relevant to the guide since +4 and thus +4 to 5 tomes drop in all U15/16 EE chests, regardless of loot level, as bonus loot.
So if that tome in there in addition to another item, the jewel had no effect. If it was by itself, then the jewel potentially helped you. (preferably dont clear the extra loot in future ss's, so we can see which table it came from for refernece)
Not seen much real confirmation the jewels are even working at all lately though. So if that was the only item, and this was not during the +2 loot weekend, that could qualify as that I guess. (25 quest +2 jewle =27)
Unless there's some special consideration, the gems look like they're still working (23+2+2=27).
In case it's relevant it was off the red-named arcanaloth Oliq. Can't remember exactly which journal piece that is in the pic but it's either 30,34, or 35.
Some confirmation on loot bonus affecting breakables...
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We had a +5 upgrade tome (Dex) drop in a eHard ADQ2 on Monday night.
If you want I can confirm with the person it dropped for if they were using a jewel but my guess is she was.
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The first week update 16 came out I ran an EH OoB and pulled a +4 to +5 upgrade wisdom tome, now I recall someone else on this thread pulling a tome on EN so may the sands loot tables are borked?
Last edited by Lunytune908; 12-20-2012 at 11:40 PM.
I can think of two possible reasons why we are seeing anomalous results with +4 to +5 upgrade tomes.
One is that chest drop mechanics don't work quite the way we think they do. The other is that some chests don't have the level we think they do, whether by accident or design.
Since we have some dev confirmation of how tome drops work, but we can't tell what levels chests are, I think the second explanation is the more likely one.
Last edited by blerkington; 01-06-2013 at 03:37 PM. Reason: Comprehension failure
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Didn't see any mention of +4 tomes or +4->+5 upgrades in DQ1 yet, so here goes.
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No loot gem, no chest blessings nor maps used to increase the loot level. I don't think there was a global loot boost going on yesterday either.
Interestingly enough, the other tome mentioned in DQ1 in this thread was a +3 -> +4 upgrade that dropped in elite, while this one was on norm.
Further testing gave me interesting results. The scorpion chest drops loot I'd expect to pull in a level 22 quest, while monkey and octo...don't. Unless I farm it on a level 20 character instead of a level 25 character. Level 25 char pulled constantly min. level 24-25 stuff from those 2 chests, level 20 constantly pulled min. level 22-23 stuff. Could there be a loot level cap based on character level?
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Finally pulled my first upgrade +4 > +5 INT tome ,+2 jewel running named drider chest on EE .No loot bonus afaik was last night
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