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    Default DDO Bonus Days!

    Get +25% Epic XP now through November 25th!
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    Why does it seem that there is usually some sort of "bonus" while there is an event going on? In this case, during the 2nd run of Mabar, which, considering the issues with the first run, there may be many people grinding out motes to finish items?
    It makes no sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post
    Get +25% Epic XP now through November 25th!
    Not bad, at least you do crappy epic xp bonus on holiday weekend so I don't have to worry about trying to play. Now if it was heroic xp on thanksgiving weekend oof that would be tough.

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    does it also include heroic xp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post
    Get +25% Epic XP now through November 25th!
    Both epic and heroic please.

    Why the need to drive everyone to one set of levels? If you want to give out an xp bonus, just give it out and let people play what they want to play.

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    Or people could just accept that it is a bonus and deal with it...
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    While I appreciate the bonus days, is there any reason why you guys keep splitting the epic and heroic xp bonuses, so we can only get one or the other? Personally, this particular bonus at this particular time is more disheartening than anything because the character I have that could actually make use of it TR'ed a few days ago and won't be in epic range again for a few weeks at least. It would be like splitting the challenge ingredient bonuses so that one time you get bonuses on cannith challenges, and the next you gain bonuses on eveningstar. I mean, if there is an actual reason for this somewhere, like coding limitations of something, that is one thing, but as far as I can tell, the heroic/epic xp split seems purely arbitrary and is quite frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkingwolfmike View Post
    Why does it seem that there is usually some sort of "bonus" while there is an event going on? In this case, during the 2nd run of Mabar, which, considering the issues with the first run, there may be many people grinding out motes to finish items?
    It makes no sense.
    What makes no sense is that people complain about free stuff.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post
    Get +25% Epic XP now through November 25th!
    Thanks Turbine for the FREE stuff! I really love the Bonus Days!
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    I love xp bonus, but I echo the voice of a few others, any possibly in heroic + epic xp?

    Thanks for the bonus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkingwolfmike View Post
    Why does it seem that there is usually some sort of "bonus" while there is an event going on? In this case, during the 2nd run of Mabar, which, considering the issues with the first run, there may be many people grinding out motes to finish items?
    It makes no sense.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gkar View Post
    Both epic and heroic please.

    Why the need to drive everyone to one set of levels? If you want to give out an xp bonus, just give it out and let people play what they want to play.
    And this is another reasons the Devs are insane.

    You have people complaining when a bonus is not narrow enough (it is given when another event is happening) and another person complaining the bonus is too narrow (there needs to be more than one happening at the same time).

    Each of these bonuses dilutes my player pool since I don't like Mabar nor doing Epic XP, but even I recognize that it is just a bonus that may not apply to my play style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Helmet View Post
    And this is another reasons the Devs are insane.

    You have people complaining when a bonus is not narrow enough (it is given when another event is happening) and another person complaining the bonus is too narrow (there needs to be more than one happening at the same time).

    Each of these bonuses dilutes my player pool since I don't like Mabar nor doing Epic XP, but even I recognize that it is just a bonus that may not apply to my play style.

    ... you just can't have nice things.
    In the defense of the two you quoted, they both raise valid, and quite separate, points. Why run two different and totally unrelated special events at the same time, forcing players to choose which one to participate in? Do I want to run mabar, or do I want to get some of those destinies out of the way with the xp boost? This could be easily fixed by simply staggering the events/bonuses so they don't overlap. The second point is that the xp bonus, unlike all of the other bonus day events, is split into two separate categories, with no apparent reason for it. Ultimately, someone (in this case myself and at least a few others) will see the current bonus and that it COULD apply to the characters we want to play at the moment, but it doesn't. For no apparent reason. Thus, the complaints. Just because the dev's give us something special once in a while, and we voice our opinions about how those special events could be made better, does not mean that we do not appreciate the events in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadereaper33 View Post
    In the defense of the two you quoted, they both raise valid, and quite separate, points. Why run two different and totally unrelated special events at the same time, forcing players to choose which one to participate in? Do I want to run mabar, or do I want to get some of those destinies out of the way with the xp boost?
    I view it more as supplying something for everyone...except Heroic people that don't like Mabar in this case, but they got bonus XP recently already.

    Heroic people that like Mabar: play Mabar.
    Heroic people that hate Mabar: play as usual, sorry no bonus for you right now.
    Epic people that like Mabar: play Mabar.
    Epic people that hate Mabar: get XP.
    Epic people that like Mabar and want XP: Sorry, pick one, or split your time. However, I'd say clearly it is in your best interest to take advantage of the seasonal event while it's here (if you need stuff from it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rimble View Post
    I view it more as supplying something for everyone...except Heroic people that don't like Mabar in this case, but they got bonus XP recently already.

    Heroic people that like Mabar: play Mabar.
    Heroic people that hate Mabar: play as usual, sorry no bonus for you right now.
    Epic people that like Mabar: play Mabar.
    Epic people that hate Mabar: get XP.
    Epic people that like Mabar and want XP: Sorry, pick one, or split your time. However, I'd say clearly it is in your best interest to take advantage of the seasonal event while it's here (if you need stuff from it).
    Sure, there are solutions for the current situation, but why not run mabar this week, and then a universal +25% xp boost next week? Then, the people that like mabar can play mabar this week, and the rest play as normal, and next week everyone can benefit from the additional xp. Does the current set-up work? yes, but it could be improved upon, so why not make it better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadereaper33 View Post
    Sure, there are solutions for the current situation, but why not run mabar this week, and then a universal +25% xp boost next week? Then, the people that like mabar can play mabar this week, and the rest play as normal, and next week everyone can benefit from the additional xp. Does the current set-up work? yes, but it could be improved upon, so why not make it better?
    Why not add the loot bonus too? I couldn't play this past weekend but I certainly could use it now....

    Let's try and satisfy every niche with every conceivable bonus/event all at the same time. Gimme a break
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokiewa View Post
    Why not add the loot bonus too? I couldn't play this past weekend but I certainly could use it now....

    Let's try and satisfy every niche with every conceivable bonus/event all at the same time. Gimme a break
    Because exaggerating the situation and blowing it out of proportion totally strengthens you side of the dicussion. I can do the same thing. How about next time they give a loot bonus, they only apply it to chests in normal difficulty quests. Then, the time after that, they can apply it to hard level chests. Then, after that, they can do a round of elite level chests. And when they do challenge bonuses, they can split them up into cannith heroic, cannith epic, eveningstar arena fights, eveningstar dryad-trees, and eveingstar wizard defense. Hey, thats 5 different bonus days right there, just for challenge ingredients. Don't want to appease too many people at once, after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadereaper33 View Post
    Because exaggerating the situation and blowing it out of proportion totally strengthens you side of the dicussion. I can do the same thing. How about next time they give a loot bonus, they only apply it to chests in normal difficulty quests. Then, the time after that, they can apply it to hard level chests. Then, after that, they can do a round of elite level chests. And when they do challenge bonuses, they can split them up into cannith heroic, cannith epic, eveningstar arena fights, eveningstar dryad-trees, and eveingstar wizard defense. Hey, thats 5 different bonus days right there, just for challenge ingredients. Don't want to appease too many people at once, after all.
    Lol, yup I'm the one blowing it out of proportion. When was the last time there was a bonus to heroic xp? When was the last time there was a bonus to epic xp? There is the impact on Mabar as well. You can never please all of the people all of the time.

    There is no side. It's a bonus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadereaper33 View Post
    Because exaggerating the situation and blowing it out of proportion totally strengthens you side of the dicussion. I can do the same thing. How about next time they give a loot bonus, they only apply it to chests in normal difficulty quests. Then, the time after that, they can apply it to hard level chests. Then, after that, they can do a round of elite level chests. And when they do challenge bonuses, they can split them up into cannith heroic, cannith epic, eveningstar arena fights, eveningstar dryad-trees, and eveingstar wizard defense. Hey, thats 5 different bonus days right there, just for challenge ingredients. Don't want to appease too many people at once, after all.
    And all that would be fine, because its just free stuff.

    Shade, its like you feel like you are entitled to something. Really, Turbine could decide to never have a Bonus Day again if they wanted. They only do it to give us free stuff. But by the way some of us react, I would not be suprised if they just stopped doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jortann View Post
    And all that would be fine, because its just free stuff.

    Shade, its like you feel like you are entitled to something. Really, Turbine could decide to never have a Bonus Day again if they wanted. They only do it to give us free stuff. But by the way some of us react, I would not be suprised if they just stopped doing it.
    I really wish they would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jortann View Post
    And all that would be fine, because its just free stuff.

    Shade, its like you feel like you are entitled to something. Really, Turbine could decide to never have a Bonus Day again if they wanted. They only do it to give us free stuff. But by the way some of us react, I would not be suprised if they just stopped doing it.
    Why should those of us who feel that we have an idea that could improve an aspect of the game not make that idea known to Turbine? Why should I not tell them that I feel that their current bonus day leaves an unsatisfied feeling with me? Why should I not tell them that there little extra "hey, thanks for playing our game" event makes me think that they don't really understand their player base or what they want from these events? Some people are fine with taking whatever they are given, while others try to find ways to improve upon it for future iterations.

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