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Topic: Dream World / Support needed - Target: Reaching Energy Cap

Not wishing to appear stupid, but:
1) How have you managed to stick at level 8 (100%)?
2) How do you buy mist potions when you have full (or more than full) energy?

 
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Topic: Dream World / Lack of lvl cap rasie

I understand your reasoning kingk, but I don’t agree with it :p

Regarding your first point (which I did think of before): simply, I don’t believe that’s the case. :p
There is no need for a ‘finish line’ – DW isn’t the kind of game you play to ‘finish’…
You play because it’s fun, or you enjoy the community, or (most relevantly) you play to level up to get to new stuff… You want to get to new areas, new bosses, new gear etc.
There’s no incentive to try to get to a finish line in 300th place…

Your second point is not something I had thought about before, but I don’t think the problem is where you think it is…

Originally posted by kingk:


In the end, we are forced to release contents that make the very top players feel are meaningless, because they can easily kill the newly released bosses.


I don’t think you should be forced to do that at all – I don’t believe that new content HAS to be targeted at lower level players…
Remove the level cap, and aim the major new bosses/areas at (currently) level 97+ (possibly accessible to lower, but almost impossible for them)…
Scale your expansions with, for example, the top 50 or top 100 players in mind…
This gives incentive to the top guys to play, since a) there’s new stuff that challenges them and b) the ‘race to level X’ actually means something to them, since they’re in the running…
It also gives incentive to lower players to get leveling so they can enjoy the new content as well – you have a target that’s not just ‘Level 100: Game Over’ as it basically is now, rather it’s ‘Level 100, cool new dungeon/mobs/gear etc’…

Lower players have all the stuff (and more) that the now-99/100s had, it should be plenty to keep us busy…
The little tweaks like enchanted stuff in BM, class changes etc is enough to keep things interesting for us, while expansions at the top level give us something to look forward to as well as giving the top players something to do…
And if you want to make an expansion targeted at top players and still give something all the lower people want, make more stuff vaultable… Something for everyone :p

On a few other points you raised:
The whole ‘grinding FW for your guild’ thing is altruistic, but it’s nowhere near as good an incentive as personal character improvement…
If you keep the level cap now, and hope people come back when it’s raised at a future update, they need to know EXACTLY when to expect that update…

Sorry if this post is kinda rambling, it’s taken me ages to write :p

 
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Topic: Dream World / Lack of lvl cap rasie

Originally posted by kingk:

If the level cap is raised as soon as a few player reach it, then it’s not really a level cap.

True…
But why would you desire a level cap? What’s the point?
If it’s not a technical limitation, from a player’s perspective I can’t see any reason at all to essentially end the game at level 100…

I’m only level 94 so it doesn’t affect me, but it seems like a very odd concept…

 
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Topic: Dream World / ITS HAPPENING!!!

Clever to give us (conceptually) half an expansion – I guess the other 4 levels of Hell are still to come! :D

EDIT: Looks like they’re giving us 9 levels of Hell, so it’s a 3-part expansion :D

 
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Topic: Dream World / Images from new update

Dude actually has a volcano on his back… :D

 
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Topic: Dream World / problems logging in DW fixed now ;-)

Same here, however I can confirm that pavlos’ solution does fix the issue :)

 
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Topic: Dream World / Magic Tailsman

There is another way to get it – buy the large gem pack and you get it as a bonus…

Are you sure you meet the requirements to find it? Skill level 90 class and character level 75+…

 
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Topic: Dream World / Kongregate adverts

How come about half the time I click crystal share links now it opens a sodding Kongregate advert (usually playing music loudly) instead of the DW share?

Is this something Kongregate has changed? :|

 
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Topic: Dream World / July Update

Originally posted by AlbertoV05:

I’m complaining about free stuff ruining a game that should be much more difficult. Your argument is like saying, “You can’t say your sick because you’ve never had cancer.” So…try again.

Originally posted by weezyfosheezy:

soooooo your complaining about stuff you know nothing about? How many times have you went all out in MW, FW, fallen because if the ansewer is 0 you know very little about this game to be outraged by DW.


His argument is that anything is easy if you don’t actually bother to do it…
Spend some time actually playing this game, try to achieve something worth mentioning and then perhaps you’ll notice that it’s as ‘easy’ as you choose to make it…

Also, for the love of god, stop whining about everything all the damn time please.

 
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Topic: Dream World / July Update

Originally posted by robosnah:

like always: the highlights are mentioned, and they will benefit the top 20-players, i hope there will be some benefits for the rest (as usual)

It makes sense for kingk to reward the top players, since they’re clearly his biggest supporters (in terms of either time or money or both)…
And there’s plenty for others already – vaultable drow is a nice touch though :)

 
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Topic: Dream World / AFS over 1 trillion invasion damage

Congrats AFS (and Authority), that’s an epic achievement…
Perfectly timed as well to extend the weekend event over the UK bank holiday on Monday :D

 
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Topic: Dream World / Extended Jubilee weekend event?

I realise that you can’t do extended events for every country’s holiday weekends – picking USA’s regular holidays makes sense…

But this ‘diamond jubilee’ thing isn’t a regular occurence – in fact I doubt it will ever occur again, and certainly not in the next 60 years (it being a celebration of 60 years on the throne)…

Just thinking there could be a special event for a once-in-a-lifetime occasion like this :p

 
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Topic: Dream World / Extended Jubilee weekend event?

Is there going to be an extended event this weekend, due to the UK celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee?

Monday and Tuesday are both bank holidays here, just wondering if there is any plan to extend the weekend bonuses a bit? :D

 
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Topic: Dream World / Dragonlord or Divine Sword

Originally posted by weezyfosheezy:

Just thought id do some calculations to see when it is advantageous to be a DL or DS to pass the time.

‘Divine Sword’ is actually ‘Divine Blade’, which is lucky because we already have Dragon Slayer, Devil Slayer, Divine Staff and Divine Sage which acronym to ‘DS’… :|
It’s very confusing :(

 
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Topic: Dream World / Update Content - preview

Spoke too soon – the ‘Attack 7 Mystic Wonders’ quest doesn’t seem to be working (in the way I expected)…
I just attacked a Mystic wonder, it’s still showing 0/7 complete… :(

 
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Topic: Dream World / Update Content - preview

Cheers :)

 
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Topic: Dream World / Update Content - preview

Where do we go to get the two new side quests?

 
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Topic: Dream World / Your DW best accomplishment of the day

Originally posted by Valkyriemaster:

got my billion badge on invasion in 2 day + get Cl badge in one of those day. + got my lvl 80 at the same time.

Billion invasion at level 79?
That must have taken a while :p

 
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Topic: Dream World / Your DW best accomplishment of the day

Soloed CL 5 times on Saturday (Level 80) :D