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Topic: Wartune / Gem event

Originally posted by versi69:

be happy that we got event evry bit of time , you dont need to do all gems requested do as many as you can then hoard more and wait for next event , kinda like unlimited event , wonder how much it will boost r2 income lol

Overall it’s still pretty stingy, but it being unlimited is nice given the lack of notice about the event and the close proximity time-wise to the last gem event. I doubt many people had much in the way of gems saved.

 
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Topic: Wartune / kingly souls

Originally posted by squiglylon:

Looks like if you can complete al the events you can get 50ish for free.
The gem event is ridiculous for souls.you either have to cash hard or having been playing since 2012 faithfully as well as slightly obsessively in order to collect those souls in any quantity.

One of these days I will quit giving r2 my money and these high cost events will be the reason. At my current drop rate i need but another 150 boxes to get Apollo. and if the drop rate holds true it would take $300 to get Hades but i wouldn’t count on that. Seems rather a small amount of money. And the drop rate seems extremely on the high end most likely with even out to 20% at least if past events are any indication for the amount of money R2 expects people to pay

Honey badger don’t care, as long as ‘one of these days’ isn’t ‘today.’

I stopped about a month ago.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Soul Crystal Event warning

Originally posted by hockeystar0169:

Do this event…think about it…Whips consumption event is next. You trade SC for whips, 5 whips on the consumption event always gives 5 SC back + other stuff…then the SC consumption event comes and you cleaned up on both…

Think about it… the SC event was always for consumption before. What makes you think the next whip event, if there is one, is going to give the same rewards it gave in the past?

If there is a trend, it has been for 7Road/R2 to switch up the ‘traditional’ order of events and reduce rewards every time.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Strip Stun

HS is pretty much the worst feature in the game. Particularly post level 63, when you can upgrade HS multiple times per toon level every level. PVP is largely decided by who can stun whom. Is it part of the game, and thus fair? Yeah, sure it is. But it’s certainly not a lot of fun.

 
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Topic: Wartune / [Announcement] Bugged Evil Unicorn Issue compensation

Originally posted by KS23:

If compensation takes as long as the hall of fame event did, there will be a lot of angry players.

So in other words, pretty much the same as usual? They have to balance on a fine edge between making players angry by soaking them for money and being unresponsive to problems but not making them so angry that they actually carry out their threats to quit.

 
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Topic: Wartune / mage build-crit vs Will Destroyer

I think the ideal is to have a crit build you can swap in for world boss. I don’t know any mages rich enough to do that effectively. Heck, even if you did the grinding for the gold, SPENDING the gold on astrals is ANOTHER grind.

I’m no super player or anything, but on S13 I’m probably the only EWD mage who consistently hits top ten for mage rankings. Virtually everyone else has gone crit build.

This has let me do better than my BR would suggest in PVP against other mages, where my GA further nerfs the crit builds and my MR is typically a bit higher as well.

 
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Topic: Wartune / [Announcement] Bugged Evil Unicorn Issue compensation

Originally posted by squiglylon:

great they changed the compensation isn’t that just peachy

The compensation for everyone over level 20 is quite generous. Everyone who synthed the mount gets their mount spirits back, everyone else gets five weeks’ worth of mount spirits for nothing. And 50 whips isn’t anything to sneeze at either.

 
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Topic: Wartune / All attacks are element based now.

I have not really noticed a significant difference yet, but I agree it does not bode well and furthers the gap between whales and the rest. Sylphs are already essentially the dominant part of the game.

 
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Topic: Wartune / [Announcement] Lost Treasure wording issue

Ah. Yes, that was extremely confusing. I thought it was “Spend 1 Berdim’s Wine or 30 balens” to reroll the map. I didn’t know that you had to do this THREE times to have ANY chance of getting an orange. I thought it was roll once and you had a chance to get any of the three better maps.

Wow, every time you think 7Road/R2 has reached the end of ways to screw people…

 
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Topic: Wartune / [Announcement] Emergency Maintenance 4/11 at 7:30 AM EDT

PRO: The time chest I left counting down last night when I started stam regen and went to bed was still there after the emergency update. WHEW. That’s two crypt keys I DIDN’T lose.

CON: None of my events seem to have reset for today.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Main Quest: Battle and Protection I

So basically the shields are meaningless by themselves except that they provide three more slots for resistance crystals.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Main Quest: Battle and Protection I

Also wondering whether battle protection shields stack. I.E., when you unlock iron, do you still gain benefits from having the wood shield socketed?

 
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Topic: Wartune / Patch 2.46 Changes

Does the new fate aura stack with Brutal Edge, or can you only have one active at a time?

 
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Topic: Wartune / Bugs post 2.1

No daily sylph prize after update, S13. Thanks

EDIT: Also a minor bug, it appears that all chat text is full justified now, so words cut off and continue on the next line of chat instead of bumping to the next line when the whole word won’t fit.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Tower of Kings

Originally posted by KS23:

Due to my work schedule, I am usually awake during the right time frame to strip. When I know that I will not be up to strip, I nerf enough to drop out of ToK completely (because mages that don’t die fast are a massive pain). With maint going past reset, pretty sure nobody will be naked in ToK today =(

Yup, nothing worse than seeing a four-mage TOK day.

 
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Topic: Wartune / [Announcement] Wartune Weekly Maintenance 4/10 @ 2:30 AM EDT

Originally posted by Anisorops:

6 to 8 hours. what liars. more like 16 to 18 ???

Hey boss, I wanna play, too, but it’s been seven hours and one minute as of the time of your post.

 
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Topic: Wartune / [Announcement] Wartune Weekly Maintenance 4/10 @ 2:30 AM EDT

On the group arena rewards doubling, does that include PVP points, or is it just insignia as originally stated?

 
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Topic: Wartune / Why is it the Soul Crystal Event is no exchange for the Mount Event today??

R2 clearly does not think highly of our opinion on these things, since now the GEM event doesn’t give event tokens either, and that one is a limited event.

 
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Topic: Wartune / [Activity] Soul Engraving Bonus

Inventory space, as predicted, was the deciding factor here. I’m surprised it’s even more stingy than the last one, but whatever.

 
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Topic: Wartune / crypt key drops

It would be nice if the people getting these fantastic drop rates would post the specific dungeons they’re dropping on, please.

I think everyone knows Buradoth’s Grave in the desert, and Devil’s Trail also drops them (although the other drops seem poorer by comparison). I’m interested in which dungeon is best in Demon Void.

 
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Topic: Wartune / crypt key drops

My drop rate has gone way down. I have been doing Devil’s Trail or Buradoth’s Grave and have only gotten one in the last five days.

 
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Topic: Wartune / lame cheap mount training event

Originally posted by KS23:

Who needs to buy whips? Most players have figured out by now to hoard whips and soul crystals for events like this. I suppose you could say that buying whips (if some casher really wants to dump on something so easy to get for free) now is better than any other time since the whips can be used and gain you soul crystals, gold, and even more whips. That’s much more bang for your balen than you’d normally get.

I’m not going to hold my breath and throw a tantrum that their events aren’t as generous. We had 2 or 3 events that gave unlimited event tokens and it rocked. I took full advantage of those events while they lasted. While I hope they will be that generous again, it doesn’t mean any event that isn’t that awesome is garbage. Face it, both whips and soul crystals raise your toon’s BR. An event that lets you use them and get rewarded with more BR raising items FOR FREE is not that bad a deal. I wish I could get the tokens too; I’d make bank on free sepulcrum and mahra if the event dropped free tokens as well, but bottom line is this is an event that lets you make your toon stronger and get rewarded for it with more items that make your toon stronger.

I’m with Redoga.

I wish they’d keep the same event order, though. It was nice when it was predictable what unlimited events you’d get and what order they’d be in. IIRC if we went by the old rotation we should have gotten a SC event next, which would be kind of nice since everyone is sitting on a huge stockpile, which this whip event has now made larger.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Suggestions post 2.1

Originally posted by archerngan:
Originally posted by nighthawkchar:

I would like to Suggest that we can plant more then 1 kyanite seed, they added a lot more stuff, we have to use it on, like advance academy and card hunt, but still have no way to earn more

Well there is always plundering people, you get a decent amount of kyanite if you do all 5 plunders a day, and if you fully charge you tree, it should be enough to bless yourself to 200%, open vip box and do cards, overtime there will be plenty for advanced academy as well.

I usually do OK on kyanite myself, but I still don’t see the rationale behind limiting kyanite seeds to one at a time, especially when they provide less return on investment than any other seeds.

 
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Topic: Wartune / mahra

Originally posted by Jvillain:

Can someone answer this for me? How are we supposed to get mahra to upgrade sylphs without spending obscene amounts of money? The events for the last 3 months have barely gave enough event scraps to even trade mahra. I gave up on ever trying to trade for cloths, mounts, and sylphs since it appears it near impossible to even get 30 event scraps within a month and it looks like i have to give up on mahra now too. These events are almost over and I only have 9 eggshells, and I have been done every non-cash events. None of my sylphs have budged for over 2 months now because it is impossible to get mahra, and considering the game is owned by sylphs now, I might as well just give up.

The events aren’t almost over. They’ve just started. Look at the event list. The first set of events is almost over, but April is pretty full of them too. I usually get 40-80 event tokens per event completely free.

 
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Topic: Wartune / No more consume Whips/SC Events?

Originally posted by SSH132:

Mad, I hate to break this to you but when you compare to many other Mmo games R2/7Road Is bad business. The only factor that keeps me here are friends ive enjoyed the game with since december of 2012. That being said, I and many others can find 100 different ways to re balance the game within REASON from a players perspective. The game is not designed around this. It is designed on massive burst spending with minimal diminishing returns and extreme turn over rate. There is Nothing you can say to contradict this fact. That is why threads like this and many others you have responded to exist. Seriously. No one is forced to spend a penny as its free to play, but there is a difference between Pay-To-Win and lose out completely even with extended play time if you dont empty your wallet on the events they host which are garbage half the time.

This is coming from a 65 hardcore camping knight with 117k br. I know what the hell I am talking about. It is completely justifiable to demand more of a return, and it is bad business the way they structure most of their events, and nearly every poster will agree with that. The ones who dont, are very reserved about this subject, dont care to respond , or are purely ignorant.

I agree.