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  1. wolfie54

    wolfie54 Active Author

    "Golden Meanie" drop in the arena from a reward chest. 3rd time for me. Know what this is supposed to be?[​IMG]
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  2. Novadude

    Novadude Commander of the Forum

    I've gotten the same golden meanie drop that appears to disappear as well. Any idea of what it does or where it goes?
  3. WilliamMunny

    WilliamMunny Forum Apprentice

    You need to collect 950 Golden Meanie to complete progress bar.
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  4. edrogers58

    edrogers58 Regular

    Question Is anyone else getting 1 Progress for each Egg Opened instead of the whole amount Of COT's that are apparently dropping ?
    Is this a bug ??
    Why are these events not tested ?
  5. Sunlight

    Sunlight User

    Hey there @edrogers58 ,

    Golden Meanie is different from COT's. You need Golden Meanie to complete the progress bar (each egg gives you 1 and in the arena it depends on the difficulty). COT's can be exchanged in Phesto's shop.
    Please, read HERE (event loop topic).
  6. Fugnuts

    Fugnuts Forum Master

    I can see that the event drops were nerfed compared with the ones from last year.For instance with an apple you couldve gotten like 1.2k CoT on some you can barely get half that...Even the maps for anniversary arena were easier to find.The egg openers dont have auto loot..the cost for essence/ pinata truncheon/ horse/ costume and pretty much everything else are exactly the same as last year, despite the fact that the drops for arena chips and CoT were nerfed.The anniversary arena takes 2 long to be 25 minutes or so and u get barely 850 CoT...i wouldve liked if the mobs had a faster spawn rate based on the difficulty level of each map.If you entered on normal, then the mobs shouldve spawn faster than the mobs from infernal for instance.Wouldve made sense.

    If i were to give it a note from 1-10 id probably go for a 2 lol. Lame.
  7. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    While the event was still at TS I have never seen a "Golden Meanie" ... maybe because they are auto pickable ... but I doubt I was always paying attention to the text (what was collected what not) so I thought the CoTs are the ones who are giving the progress (no matter the amount you always get one progress). Even though the progress bar was always showing the Golden Meanie as progress bar item. That is one of the downsides of auto looting ... you don't know what you have collected especially if you don't have the item in the inventory.
    They could come up with a better name ... Golden Meanie is misleading since there is already a pet with a similar name. It could be Golden Ore or Golden Matter ... or golden Whatever.

    As for the pinata drops ... they are worse than the last time. (I was testing the drops excessively at TS)
    Zumpe's pinata has the best drop ...
    Out of 45 openings I have got these:

    But that pinata requires 250 truncheons ... good luck opening it XD
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2017
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  8. Grizzles1

    Grizzles1 Forum Apprentice

    No speed runes at all? I guess it wasn't in the change log, so shouldn't have been expected.

    What do you think of Gnob's piñata trakilaki? 80 - 85% chance for dye!
  9. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    I never got any.
    If you are after a dye ... Gnob is the right place for it ... if you know what I mean :)
  10. TwiliShadow

    TwiliShadow Count Count

    What is the fastest way to earn, not buy, the egg openers?

    I've been using the Great Desert, but I'm only getting egg openers at an average rate of about 60 per hour (I stopped picking up green items) in groups and 45 per hour solo. If the egg openers were 1 to 1, I can see completing the progress. But at 5 to 1, there is no way I can get there.

    4750 / 60 = 79+ hours ( have to make the egg runs as well ).
    I need a drop rate that is on par of 100+ per hour. :(
  11. gun

    gun Forum Great Master

    By playing arena.
    Start by 1 chip, do 1 arena run, yield 85 openers.
    Open 17 eggs. You may get 2 chips or more.
    Do 2 arena runs, yield 170 openers.
    Open 34 eggs. You may get 3 chips or more.
    Do 3 arena runs, yield 255 openers.
    Open 51 eggs. You may get 4 chips or more.
    Do 4 arena runs, yield 340 openers.
    Open 68 eggs. You may get more than 6 chips.
    Now you won't worry about openers anymore.. since your chips already too many.
  12. TwiliShadow

    TwiliShadow Count Count

    I take it you are assuming that I'm strong enough to make it through all "levels" of the arena (I'm assuming its like the Stellar event and not like Depths of Demise).

    If I'm right, there in lies my problem. I'm newly level 55, and all worthy creatures are level 55... Just like a level 45 toon working on a level 45 map with 45 level creatures.

    That is where those beyond end (deep into PW) or those below level 54 have a great adavantage. That level 45 toon can go fight worthy level 40 creatures (where it's much easier than level 45 creatures) and kill much faster, thus they get much faster progress.

    For me, there is no such worthy creatures between the levels of 50 and 54. They don't exist.

    However, I have 8 chips and I've been doing Great Desert almost all play time since yesterday after work, there is no way I'm going to complete the monster hunt, so I'm going to go try the arena and pray its more like DoD than Stellar.

    It's like the Stellar Event. I'm in, it's been almost 20 mintues, I just completed the 3rd "challange". I've never been able to beat that frikkin Ranger before. This was a first. (I'm still at 119/950, not sure where the progress comes.)
    Each level gets harder, so the next 3 levels, if I can survive, will take more than 30 minutes. The next 3, probably more than 40 mintes. If I can make it through all 10 levels, I'm looking at 1.5 to 2 hrs per Arena run.

    Gun, you've suggested 10 arena runs, and that is, if I can survive which at this point I highly doubt, is 20 hours play time (two hour uninteruptable legs). That is less than the 79.

    On to Arena level 4, which I've never seen before.
    Next update. I beat 4th level. The frikkin Ranger now has wide shot. There are no health balls dropping... at all. I only have 121 health potions. I don't think that is enough to get through 2 full runs, let alone 10 full runs of the 10 levels of Arena.

    I did get 1 progress from beating level 4. I'm at 120/950. Does that mean that I need to beat another 830 levels of arean to complete? OR some portion of that and many many eggs to go with it?
    I died in the 5th. I killed the first group that landed next to me and then another group and after that and then there was already too many and after running around the outside circle many times, not being able to attack much due to running so much, calling a couple guardians, this wizard showed up and 1-shot destructer rayed my sorry ass right after I had used a potion to fill my health.

    Maybe year after next I'll be far enough along in PW that I'll be able to do all 10 levels of the "arena". Obviously, Sparticus, I am not.

    Thanks, Gun, for the suggestion anyway. It was worth a try.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2017
  13. Utilize the public group list. There are plenty of people working together to complete Arena runs, and yes even level #-54's. And i'm saying this coming from the second lowest populated server. If you're on Werian or any server above that, you should have no issues finding a group whatsoever. You don't have to run everything solo. :)

    Now just incase you're the type of person who does prefer to play alone, you have another option. And that option is very well presented here - thanks to Trakilaki and all those who contribute to the very useful, free of use, informative and detailed Drakensang Online Wiki.(of which they get barely anything in return by the way.) And as a matter of fact, this is the fastest and most efficient way to complete the event.

    p.s. I also farm Great Desert for egg openers even though I can do arena runs.

    p.p.s Great Desert is one of the best maps to gain exp. (I got 13 bars of exp within 3 hours of farming, with bonuses) so that's a win win for your situation.

    edit: I just noticed we're on the same server, so you should have no problems finding groups for Arena runs. :)
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  14. Demon

    Demon Forum Mogul

    Nice and productive way for progress but that map has low drop for arena cips. 170 oppeners and just one cip.

    So true, the gnob has many things on sale but i only get 2 paint spheres and i have open many times.

    This Event and the new Daily Deal = nice sinergy.Well done BP but after 6 years maybe you should put your greedy aside just for few days.

    The worst thing is that you can optain just one tuncheon after you finish the arena in any dificulties so you cant farm them to open zupe, just if you buy them.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2017
  15. gun

    gun Forum Great Master

    Aah the same condition with my toon last year. Stage 7 was the highest for me. Don't worry about it, I believe you will own this event next year:).

    Please_enter_a_name is right. More about it, a strong player let's say 40k HP, 10k damage, 50% crit rate, 250% crit damage, 60% armor, 40% resist. Able to carry group of 5 in which 4 members are fresh level 50-55.
    Yes, the fresh lvl 50-55 might die sometimes. It is best for them to be mobile in outer ring of the arena and spread out. The center part of the arena is where the Rambo trap most likely able to kill them. Let the carrier be mobile in center & kill the boss.

    Time wise, playing in group could be faster than solo, since all part of maps being well covered. Thus ending each stage faster.
  16. CreeperS4

    CreeperS4 Someday Author

    After playing though half of the progress (497/950), this is what I think of this event, don't think it will change when I finish it because I just have to do the exact same thing.

    - Gem drop on the arena
    - Ander drop is acceptable

    - Boring as hell. I put my shield on the 6 first rounds and do other things while all enemies spawn, otherwise I would just fall asleep
    - Difficulty wasn't quite tested tbh
    - Stunning Gorgones on rounds 5 and 6 are annoying af
    - Saw some legendaries, but I guess some more don't hurt anyone
    - Reward on higher difficulties are not worth. I tried playing on fatal and you get 3 progress per round. I died at round 5 and I didn't even try anymore.
    - Final rewards are cool, but that's it, nothing usefull.

    - Just noticed there is an achievement of opening 10 times the Zumpe pinhata (250 truncheons needed). Is there a chance that you can actually do this without selling your car or something?

    With some more bit of testing, rebalancing and better rewards, this could be a good event. But right now, it's very far from it.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2017
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  17. TwiliShadow

    TwiliShadow Count Count

    Please_enter_a_name , you are not reading the WHOLE thread. I clearly said in the post before the one you responded to:
    I spent part of Friday night (5:30-6,9-11:30), ALL of Saturday morning (7-12:30), ALL of Saturday late afternoon (4-7:30) playing in groups. I'm not against groups, and now that I'm 55, its MUCH easier to find groups.
    However, I was not in a group when Gun suggested the Arena he detailed. So I tried it alone. I've never been in the Arena in a group. I'm not against doing the Arena in a group. Maybe I'll get to tonight. I've just never formed or joined a group that wasn't already in progress on a map that isn't a town. Groups in town have no indication where they are going to go to, so I usually don't bother them.
    Hmm... there is a DEV suggestion: Put an indicator for groups, settable by the leader, of what area/map they intend to be in. Make that where the "Location" list is and then on the expanded party list, put there what map each party member is on. Then we will know the intentions of the parties we are looking at to know who to request to join.

    While I was having dinner, I realized that I had not put my Wisdom back from the "Tegan's Sanctuary" run (which by the way is what tralikali had suggested and I'd done twice) and so did the Arena with reduced damage, reduced Mana, reduced etc, increased speed.

    By the way, that 1-shot the 5th level arena mage did was in the range of 20K damage... in one shot. My health is 19654, and it was an instantaneous death. My health globe didn't run down, it _blinked_ down.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2017
  18. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    The drops from the eggs are not map/difficulty dependent ... they are all same anywhere.
    I managed to get 5-6 Arena Chips and one simple gem bag in Tegan's Sanctuary with one buff. The drop is random
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  19. Demon

    Demon Forum Mogul

    As i know, when you are invited you see the name of the player who invite you , the rank or title and the name of the group if they have renamed in something like Q2 fam.
    Also you can see the map where they when they enter in group.
    Maybe you need a guild and try to be a team player.
  20. Nostradamus88

    Nostradamus88 Active Author

    After some days of event i would like to give my feedback.
    • The event is good to farm gems and essences.
    • Arena map should be revisited. It is too much hard even in easier difficulties. There is no reason to play it more than painful, but however mobs in painful seem harder than inferno 2 in pw. In particular the last waves of last 4 rounds should be reworked. Too many mobs get the game lag in an impossible way to play it. It is not a matter of challenge or skills, it is only to make you die and spend andermants or soul stones.
    • Pinata are wisely spent only to get gems. Other sellers are just gambling (that means wasting). I would use them to other sellers only if there is something guaranteed.
    • 250 pinata for zumpe is too much for us free players, it is not balanced in the game prespective.
    • Very good the drop of egg openers but we do not have the opportunity to use all those fireworks XD, maybe more apple would be appreciated.
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