Curse of the Black Knights: Dragan Event Guide [October 2016 Edition] - Questions

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  1. EhtovK

    EhtovK Old Hand

    1.- Were the odds of getting a unique item from Dragan/Widow improved for this iteration of the event?

    2.- So, according to the guide, Headless and Demon are cheaper but have no guaranteed drop of Empowered cursed pearls, so, what do they drop instead when they don't?, Cursed Pearl to the Damned (normal)?, green items and copper coins?

    3.- Your guide says cursed pearls now drop ONLY from Castle Ravenclaw, so, I'm assuming you removed the cursed pearl drops from the Pastures, Desert, Excavation Site and Iron Forest, if so, what's the reasoning behind this decision? (If it's not the case, please ignore this question).

    4.- Was the poor scaling of the painful/excruciating difficulties re-balanced, so that the mini-bosses in challenges aren't almost as powerful DPS wise as fatal level PW bosses, revisited?

    5.- A few days ago, we had discussions across some boards about a nerf in the cursed pearl drop rate in Castle Ravenclaw, CM Haruki stated it was a mistake in the test server, but there are still rumors/statements that the drop rate is nerfed indeed based on the number of CP/run people was getting at TS, what's the official answer to this?, do we expect the same drop rate inside Castle Ravenclaw as in the last iteration or are we gonna see a "tweak" (a.k.a. nerf)?

    6.- If cursed pearl drops were indeed removed from the other event maps and there's an actual nerf in drop rates inside of Castle Ravenclaw, may I ask then, what's the official statement/reasoning behind making statues and entrances more expensive then?, if both of the first statements are not true, then disregard this question as well.

    That'll be it, for now, thanks in advance.
  2. RichMan

    RichMan Active Author

    The first weapon part is not a sure drop anymore ?
    Nevermind i must have overlooked the walk through when i read it.
  3. bLaind

    bLaind Forum Baron

    It says so in the guide... but they should've made the second one a guaranteed drop, then on the next event the 3rd one and so on. It's not like those weapons are any good, you can craft better exos.
  4. Zulily19

    Zulily19 Someday Author

    Where do you find Mystra at night? Sorry if this is a dumb question but, I really don't know or I'm not understanding. Please help and thank you.
  5. Jakeybear

    Jakeybear Forum Apprentice

    The left side of the map on Painful, you cannot reach it on normal mode
  6. Dragonnns

    Dragonnns Forum Veteran

    Key is "Painful".... :)
  7. Morinphen

    Morinphen Forum Overlooker

    I got a blue once!
  8. Incauto

    Incauto Forum Greenhorn

    Totally worth.
  9. Atair

    Atair Forum Apprentice

    from Administrator's chest, I got part2 of dragan weapon: dire ore, A buddy of mine also got the same..I wanted to know if it is random or..?
    Also about Challenge#2- "Contain the Attack", we we will able to respawn for 40 Andermants or 120 like the boss rooms?
    and BTW, who is supposed to answer them? :p
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2016
  10. Morinphen

    Morinphen Forum Overlooker

    RIP 60 Cursed Pearls ( ; - ; ).
    #1 I'm pretty sure they're random.
    #2 Whoever is able to, I guess :D.
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  11. Zulily19

    Zulily19 Someday Author

    Thank you to all that replied to my question. I think I'll pass on the painful parts of this event. I just like opening the chests. ✨
  12. .paschall.

    .paschall. Junior Expert

    is anyone one having drop rate problems in ghastly grave killed black widow painful 15-20 times *NO UNIQUE DROPS* is the drop rate supposed to be that low??? went to dragan normal 2 times both times- 2 unique and 2 legendaries in total -can you tell me what drop rate is for both bosses
  13. Morinphen

    Morinphen Forum Overlooker

    One question of my own: did anyone choose regular Cursed Pearls from the daily chests? If so, is it still like last time, 90 ? Because if it is, then here's another thing they failed to address. Most dailies require more than that much to complete, so in the off-chance someone does want that, they are left with less than they had at the start (though it's no surprise to see how bad they do event dailies... these ones are OK, but s*ck in the detail just explained and the ones in the Dunes event were disastrous).
    Yesterday, more guildies opened it and got different things, so I presume that confirms it is random.
    I'd say the same for the weapon-enhancing gem chest. May the odds be ever in our favor, as the saying goes, eh?
    Well, nobody's gonna tell us the exact drop-pool, that's for sure... but I, on the other hand, have been having bad drops and Dragan (no runs @ spider for me yet), so some have it good, others have it bad, at both bosses. For a few infuriating times, I got one legendary and 20 Draken... from Excruciating !!! At least, before, such low drops would've been counterbalanced by drops of minimum 40 Draken or more, but as it is... lousy. Very lousy. As for uniques, only two in my bunch of runs... and based on general feedback, I guess it is safe to say the unique drop-rate has been lowered... or if not, are as awful as one'd expect... don't event get me started on tier 2 drops.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2016
  14. EhtovK

    EhtovK Old Hand

    There's a way to work around this, you check the name of the quest, and then check what's it about on DSO Wiki (Traki uploaded them all last time I think), personally, I always pick Empowered cursed pearls as a reward, then, considering I can get one for 120 pearls at Sargon/Heredur, and that I have 0 interest and no will to fight the PRNG for the weapon parts nor the elemental stones, then I'd forego a DQ that requires more than 120 pearls to complete, not even the small amount of draken from the chest are worth it considering the nerfs in the pearl drops/returns.

    Big Point's logic: "90% of the players complained about low unique drop rates the last time, so, let's nerf it further!" *Everyone in the meeting room claps, cheers and acclaims the idea, and the one who proposed it gets a promotion and a coupon for a free beer*.

    And that's exactly why I'm still just stocking on entrances and not hunting Dragan at all, with the vain hope this gets adressed in a future iteration, let's see what happens first, either my patience runs out or they improve the nauseating drops.

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  15. Dragonnns

    Dragonnns Forum Veteran

    The daily quest chest for regular Cursed Pearls drops 100 Pearls and 5 Draken so far. And like EhtovK, I don't do them if they cost more than 120 pearls or if I am not already going to those particular maps.
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  16. .paschall.

    .paschall. Junior Expert

    is this post just questions or will anybody be giving any answers or just leave us to speculate???????? i was only wanting dragans new cloak tier 3 looks like i will be in nursing home b4 i finish it!! btw im only 47 haha
  17. sebastian_fl

    sebastian_fl Count Count

    I keep testing my pearl drop rate on the hard map, and something is apparently broken. Im not going to speculate, and I also dont believe any conspiracies, but perhaps there is something that is causing my issue. So the issue

    When I run the hard map with my friends, they all get double the pearls I do. They never get less than a ~100, often up to 150. I only get 50 to 60. In a typical run I would have zero pearls dropped after clearing the whole entrance and the left part of the map. Or just 1 drop, is it 6 or 9. They have around 40 by that time.

    The only obvious difference between us is that I have much higher ping - (125-135), since I play overseas.

    So here is the question? Is it possible that might be causing lack of pearls drop? What are your typical avg for pearls on a hard map? Or is it just Im uber unlucky?
  18. GodChronos

    GodChronos Forum Expert

    I dont think ping has anything to do with the pearls drop rate.
  19. Greekpro99

    Greekpro99 Forum Greenhorn

    guys before you close this threat(question) and i don't want to make a new one i got a note from the event dragan what do i do with that (i know its a different question but as i was told its better not to make too many threats(queastions))
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