“Bodies wear out to remind us they are temporary, and force us to spend more thought on our spirits”
? Morgan Llywelyn, Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish
So yeah... but no. I do not believe it.
It's definitely an N-word.
But still, a system where pots/vip/tomes are useless is ridicules.
If nothing else those things should give you a bonus to Valor gain, perhaps +2 Valor per 5% xp bonus.
Taenebrae, Daemonsoul, Daemoneyes and Daemonheart of Argonessen
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I must admit, I don't really get the complaints.
Is it really a problem if you run some of those quests while already being level 28?
What's the advantage of running EXACTLY THE SAME number of quests, but being lower level while doing so?
More XP just means you spend the same time getting comms for a heart, but part of that time at 28 instead of lower level. Why is that bad?
Not to say 4200 is a great number, but the "drop VIP, die, re-enter, don't use Voice or ship XP buff" stuff doesn't make any sense at all.
42 is the Answer to The Ultimate Question of Past Life, the DDO Universe, and Everything. The devs had problems with granularity, because people should run more than 42 quests to get an epic TR heart, so they choose finer granularity i.e. 42*100=4200.
So, to not mess up with the laws of time and space turbine should not lower the comms needed, they should rather increase the commendation drops.
Last edited by morkahn82; 12-02-2013 at 07:10 AM.
"Our current plan is that Iconic and Epic Hearts of Wood each require 4200 Commendations of Valor. This is close to our estimate of how many Commendations of Valor you would get from playing Epic Hard, non-ransacked quests and usually taking Commendations as the end reward, based on how many quests characters would finish between levels 20-28 (again, on Epic Hard)."
This seems clear and not open to misinterpretation for me. I ran EH, except for the EEs (which gives more comms than EH), and I ended up with around a third of the comms needed to get a heart. I did not "usually" take comms, I took them every single time except once, and my total was with the 33 I did not take included.
When you're at cap, you lose the sense of progress. So yes, it's a problem that this mechanic does not reward purchases/VIP status etc, since you're going to get to the goal at exactly the same speed as not having those boosts. It seems counterproductive to me to lessesn the value of store purchases/VIP in this way.
The number of comms needed for a heart was supposed to be based on running EH oncer-per-day quests to cap. This is NOT the case in the game as it is. I would like the devs to actually stand by their word and make the comms needed close to the comms gained.
I did not force them to make the statement, but they did - and thus, I'm not asking for anything not promised.
It's definitely an N-word.
Really it's not a question of why not keep using XP buffs, but why pay to use them if they don't get you the intended result.
(Ninja'd by Dandonk )
[Many Casual & Average players] quietly moved on without needing to do the "Look at me strut out the door in my drama queen dress" routine -Ungood
...make the favor, experience, and loot the same across the board, regardless of the difficulty ...Then, folks can set the difficulty to their enjoyment level -TerysDethswind
I'm sure the preference would be for people to still buy all the stones, pots, and tomes and then buy a heart on top of that. But, while noting that I have no sales data to back up my assumptions, my gut is telling me that won't be the outcome.
I sympathize with the OP. My two mains were capped, or nearly so when update 20 went live. Every day since then I have spent at least half my time running the same three boring quests over and over and over again, punctuated by more boredom running the sagas over and over. I always take the coms. I could quite literally have leveled back to 28 two times over at this point.
I have just over 3000 coms and I am sick to death of it.
I signed up for VIP to get a heart on all my toons. I will cancel my sub the day after they get them.
There is no way I will ever buy a heart for 4200 coms either. I will wait for them to lower the price or find something else to do.
In a nutshell: I find it offensive that I am forced to effectively level to 28 three times just for the honor of doing it one more time with benefits. Whoever thought 4200 coms was a good number needs their head examined.
Last edited by Katie_Seaglen; 12-02-2013 at 10:02 AM.
Turbine's solution will be to halve XP rewards for epic quests. Then they will halve them again. Then they will adjust them back upwards but still be below the original halving.
For those who aren't paying attention, this is how they destroyed challenges and made it so no one ever did them ever again. (And since they don't give comms no one will really ever ever do them again)
You will all owe me a cookie when history proves me right.
Last edited by oweieie; 12-02-2013 at 10:25 AM.
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