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    Thumbs down Saga Rewards - Really?

    Just completed the Huntsilver Saga on hard.

    My reward list:

    84k xp - really? I could get that in a good run of VON3, or by zerging ID, graves and rusted blades in less than 15 min.

    Disable Device +3 tome - I'm a Favored Soul

    Spellcraft +3 tome - already ate one, it's BtC, so useless

    7.5k renown - my guild already level 100, again useless



    I'm actually kind of glad the rewards are such junk. Now I can just ignore sagas. Such a transparent ptw money grab, just like the rest of the expansion. However, each new fail like this detracts from the overall game experience.

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    I know right, I hate it when I get rewards for doing stuff I was going to do anyway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadnettle View Post
    I'm actually kind of glad the rewards are such junk. Now I can just ignore sagas.
    <shrug> I think they're awesome. Running sagas is a much cheaper method to get +3 skill tomes than buying them from the store, and I was going to be running the content anyway, for XP, favor, and loot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadnettle View Post
    Such a transparent ptw money grab
    Huh? Sagas are giving away free extras. How is that a money grab?

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    Actually I like the rewards. Get something more for stuff I was gonna do anyways....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirValentine View Post
    <shrug> I think they're awesome. Running sagas is a much cheaper method to get +3 skill tomes than buying them from the store, and I was going to be running the content anyway, for XP, favor, and loot.



    Huh? Sagas are giving away free extras. How is that a money grab?
    It's transparent enough so that you don't see it, obviously.

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    So 84k FREE xp to run quests you were most likely already going to run is bad?

    To add on to the fact epic hard is a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadnettle View Post
    Just completed the Huntsilver Saga on hard.

    My reward list:

    84k xp - really? I could get that in a good run of VON3, or by zerging ID, graves and rusted blades in less than 15 min.

    Disable Device +3 tome - I'm a Favored Soul

    Spellcraft +3 tome - already ate one, it's BtC, so useless

    7.5k renown - my guild already level 100, again useless



    I'm actually kind of glad the rewards are such junk. Now I can just ignore sagas. Such a transparent ptw money grab, just like the rest of the expansion. However, each new fail like this detracts from the overall game experience.
    I wouldn't call them junk. 84k xp is additional xp for completing the saga and its nothing to sneeze at. I would imagine you would run at least most of the quests in the saga anyways, wouldn't you?

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    Guild renown reward is great for everyone who are not in guild lvl 100.

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    That actually sounds like pretty cool free stuff to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadnettle View Post
    Just completed the Huntsilver Saga on hard.

    My reward list:

    84k xp - really? I could get that in a good run of VON3, or by zerging ID, graves and rusted blades in less than 15 min.

    Disable Device +3 tome - I'm a Favored Soul

    Spellcraft +3 tome - already ate one, it's BtC, so useless

    7.5k renown - my guild already level 100, again useless



    I'm actually kind of glad the rewards are such junk. Now I can just ignore sagas. Such a transparent ptw money grab, just like the rest of the expansion. However, each new fail like this detracts from the overall game experience.
    1. Play Saga in Fury.
    2. Switch to Magister.
    3. Take XP reward.
    4. Go back to having fun in Fury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadnettle View Post
    Now I can just ignore sagas.
    You're about the only one I've seen who seems to view it that way. Most of my guild and a lot of user channel members I know are now doing the sagas. It is a free bonus that you get for running content you normally would run. How that is a bad thing I have no idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Systern View Post
    1. Play Saga in Fury.
    2. Switch to Magister.
    3. Take XP reward.
    4. Go back to having fun in Fury.
    That's what I've been doing, just, with different destinies.
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    Given that Von3 is a magical experience point candyland which anyone who wants XP and is able to run, will run - getting a comparable amount of experience as a saga bonus really isn't an indictment on the system.

    The skill tomes are certainly nothing to sniff at, either. Just because you didn't pull one that would help you doesn't mean that it's not a fantastic entry on the reward list. They're rare and valuable and otherwise extremely hard to obtain outside of the store.

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    Don't see what you're not liking. To me it sounds like extra stuff for things I was gonna do anyway. And the xp is very decent.

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    Extra xp for stuff I'm already running? I fail to see the bad in that.
    It's definitely an N-word.

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    That all sounds uh, pretty nice

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    Wait! are we outraged or not?


    I do think the BtC tome is pure carp tho. Particularly if the Saga was done on Epic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadnettle View Post
    84k xp - really? I could get that in a good run of VON3, or by zerging ID, graves and rusted blades in less than 15 min.
    You can gain 84,000 XP in 0 additional minutes. If you can get that from any of the quests you mention in 0 minutes then I'd be very impressed.

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    Disable Device +3 tome - I'm a Favored Soul
    This life. Think outside the box.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadnettle View Post
    Spellcraft +3 tome - already ate one, it's BtC, so useless
    Lucky you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadnettle View Post
    7.5k renown - my guild already level 100, again useless
    Ah, you want them to bring back renown decay again to make your renown rewards useful to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadnettle View Post
    Such a transparent ptw money grab, just like the rest of the expansion.
    How much did you pay for the new free saga system?

    If you're going to have a rant, you need to do better than this. If you're not happy with your tome selection, maybe man-up and get some of your level 100 guild mates to carry you through EE so you get a choice of 4 tomes

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    I think his money grab complaint comes from the ability to skip quests. I don't think it's a money grab but the ability to skip a quest does seem wrong, feels like paying for raid completions or something like that for an analogy.

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    Switch to a destiny that has no XP in it, and take the 84k XP.
    Advocating repeated nerfs in the name of "balancing the game" then complaining about how DDO is moving away from D&D, is a direct contradiction in logic - D&D 3.5 (what DDO is based on) is not a balanced game. We can either have a balanced clone MMO with homogenized classes, or we can have a D&D game. We cant have both.

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