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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.

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

Originally posted by squiglylon:
Originally posted by Madcap_Magician:

OK, if you are a free player, it’s kind of hard to say you have a right to demand anything.

It would certainly be nice to have SC and whip events again, but the fact that we had them once in one form doesn’t mean it’ll always be that way.

Of course, I fully understand the temptation to quit, and I can’t say I wouldn’t join you.

I understand you viewpoint here. But without the free players. there are no potentially new cashers. You need an influx of free players. And their requests should not be taken lightly. If you walk into a store and the salesman treats you like a second class citizen. Are you going to shop there or are you going to go else where with your money. Now i’m not saying they should get everything that cashers do. I know some people will never be happy with what they get for free. Thats the way of life.
The way I see and understand the pay to win model is that the cashers are paying for not having to play to get something. So paying to save them time. But i don’t think it should be impossible for a noncasher to get most everything in the game. Or at least a good taste of it. I mean really it also benefits the casher. Because over time of them playing they eventually will receive same benefits. And stack that with their cashing and they are still ahead in the game. I personally like the fishing game a lot because cashers and non cashers are on same lvl there for resources. The free-players can get it done, but yet the cashers can get it done faster. IMO thats how it should be.

Anyways on OP. they just had a pretty good Rune Event. I was able to get all the runes with very little cashing $10. the only rune i cashed toward was Healing. I too am waiting to see what the April update brings. Hopefully there will be some fairness with the new cool stuff

I don’t disagree with everything you’ve said, I just think it’s one thing to demand more stuff as a freebie and entirely another to say that it’s bad business or that you will refrain from spending because R2/7Road does something you don’t like.

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

Originally posted by gruntarswe:

We can always hope…the better stacking in a few weeks will help, but inv space is seriously a thing of the past…almost dont have room to strip anymore, lol

One can hope that stacking to 9999 will also make inventory space an issue of the past as well. :D

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

OK, if you are a free player, it’s kind of hard to say you have a right to demand anything.

It would certainly be nice to have SC and whip events again, but the fact that we had them once in one form doesn’t mean it’ll always be that way.

Of course, I fully understand the temptation to quit, and I can’t say I wouldn’t join you.

 
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Topic: Wartune / has any1 got a level 3 card/s

Originally posted by squiglylon:
Originally posted by Madcap_Magician:
Originally posted by Jvillain:

i just want to get a purple card. They made it near impossible for the higher level players to get purple cards, but the low level players are getting purple cards to drop like g-string in strip club.

Why is it impossible for higher level players to get a purple card?

It seems like purples drop for me about at the same rate red astrals do… maybe once a month. I got Fallen Pandemonium (The BG +100 all stats epic card) well after the event, and that’s the only one I’ve gotten so far.

just notice the card you got very nice Madcap

I’m unfortunately at a point where battlegrounds are still suicide, but when I’ve camped 64 and maxed holy seal I’m sure I’ll appreciate it. :D