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

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  1. bLaind

    bLaind Forum Baron

    Yeah, it's because he doesn't do a pirouette before killing a monster, unlike his friends do. And wearing a tutu also helps.
    Jokes aside... Because I had 2900 pearls from the previous edition I managed to complete the first challenge, or else I could've never done that.
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  2. sebastian_fl

    sebastian_fl Count Count

    Well, im not claiming anything. But technically latency can cause this. Just as an example, in the latency compensation model, which DSO sure uses, server might decide to skip some of the UDP packets as low priority, if it experiences 'abnormal' latency, so it can focus on other ingame client-server communication like hits, movement etc.

    Again, no claims, but it is possible. I know I will not get any technical answer here, or anywhete. Just asking you guys, especially if there is another american playing on EU server, what is your avg pearls drop per full hard map run?
  3. Mal3ficent

    Mal3ficent Guest

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  4. xxxVenom

    xxxVenom Forum Apprentice

    I have a couple of questions as well:

    1. What are the "Insignias of Arzator, Aholt's Fire" for? I still have loads in my bag and you get them as a reward from a quest as well.


    2. And what do I need the Order's Notes for (drop (mainly) in the Castle Ravencaw (normal mode)?

  5. Gevilson

    Gevilson Active Author

    They're for a quest in the Iron forest. Given by Drake in Kingshill, to find the ring in the order. You need to collect 45 insignias and show them to him. Then he hands them back to you so you can proceed with the mission. After you're done with the mission you can destroy the remaining ones (they're not removed after you finish the quest)
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  6. EhtovK

    EhtovK Old Hand

    Those insignia are meant to open the sarcophagus at the western area of the Iron Forest at night, you need to "deliver" 45 insignia to Drake, the soldier of misfortune in Kingshill, and I said "deliver" because he'll just hand them back to you so you can open the aforementioned sarcophagus, after you do so, you'll get to fight Arzator, a Spellweaver, then, after defeating him, you can talk to Drake again and you'll be done with that particular quest.

    But there's a catch, because of poor layout/programming, those insignia will drop non-stop in the map even after you completed the needed 45 and even the quest, so you can either don't pick them up, throw them away after each run, or sell them for a couple of copper coins, except for the selling part, they're completely useless after you complete the quest.

    Same case as before, they'll drop occasionally even after you completed the quest they're bound to and they're useless as well, you can discard them safely after you've completed "A relic amongst ravens" quest if my memory serves me well.

    Hope it's helpful, regards.
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  7. xxxVenom

    xxxVenom Forum Apprentice

    Thanks for ur reply guys.. I then just sell what I can lol, I decided not to do the quests, just to save up the pearls for the over-priced entries for the mini challenges..
    Since farming for pearls became such a hard and time consuming grinding business nowadays, u need to decide what ya wanna do: mini challenges or normal event / quests :confused:
  8. .paschall.

    .paschall. Junior Expert

    you missed out on about 1200 draken by not doing quest
  9. Morinphen

    Morinphen Forum Overlooker

    Thanks for the answers, EhtovK & Dragonnns. I do know they're all on the Wiki; was just curious about the Cursed Pearl reward - though yes, not the wisest one to go for, but now I know they still have an underwhelming element, that being you could spend more to get less in the end. IMO, such things should be tweaked. I, for one, always choose the Cursed Pearls to the Damned (since they don't drop too much, this being, IMO, the most reliable source for them; plus, he can easily be solo-ed in a few seconds there by most)... the Empowered ones I find are better off picked up from the statues (Heredur, mostly... Sargon too in a nicer group - all 4 in a good group, but that last one's history now and not worth doing anymore), so if I selected those from the dailies as well, I'd be mostly left with leftovers (few groups go directly to the boss, most also do Heredur (at least), from my experience). But that's just me. My inventory is not yet so generous as to be comfortable to hoard any event stuff (maybe whenever that special pocket for mounts/pets/emotes/etc. comes).
    Well, as I said once before, answers can come from whoever has them... but whether someone higher-up is watching and could answer (like in the CM thread), I have no idea. About the cloak... why are you so bent on getting it now, then? You'll want to get another at 50 xD, no? Plus, I already answered you once :p and will stand by my claim: according to general feedback, drop-rates for uniques are lower now.
    As GodChronos said, I too don't think the latency has anything to do with drops; also, haven't kept count when farming Pearls, sorry :(. Then again, having such bad luck is also a bit too odd o_O.
    Thread. A threat is something else... but I figure you're not too good with English, so I won't be hard on that xD. I'm guessing you are asking about the note-items that can drop... well, one is related to the skeleton in Kingshill's quests (Drake) and can be obtained in the normal-difficulty castle for the said quest. The other, dropping in Ravencaw Painful (Order's Notes) will unlock you another of Drake's quests. You don't need to keep the Order's Notes after you get the quest.
    Though Gevilson and EhtovK already answered, I will add something (also, already wrote my answer before seeing theirs, so won't scrap it now xD). Both are for the same thing (Order's Notes drop in Painful - in Normal, you can only get one other kind of note, for the quest EhtovK mentioned, but that one goes away after being shown to Drake). Those notes unlock that quest you have selected (Frozen Relic). As I said above to someone else, you don't have to keep them once you have the quest. The insignia are there because you will have to collect that many to break the seal on the sarcophagus and beat the boss inside, claim a relic, and thereby complete a quest for Drake. First, you have to find it. Then, you have to collect 45 for this one (25 for Uimit, in the Excavation Site - similar quest). Then, you have to show them to Drake in Kingshill. The reason they appear in the rewards is that, when you do show them to the skeleton, he will temporarily take them, so when you end the conversation, the reward gives them back to you. After you have beaten Arzator and done the quest, the insignia will still drop (for some reason), so from there, they can only be sold or tossed... or if you have and want to sacrifice a slot, hoard them so you don't have to do the collecting next event(s). The same applies for Uimit and the quest about him.
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  10. Infinity2013

    Infinity2013 Forum Greenhorn

    Question 1)
    What is this "Order's Notes" meant for, I'm keeping them but it seem they are of no use...
    No mention in the quest or anything etc... Anybody know about this? If not I'm going to discard them...

    Question 2)
    I have Jullov's Lockpick but i can't find the Auspicious Chest anywhere...
    Where can i find them?
  11. Morinphen

    Morinphen Forum Overlooker

    1) They are part of a quest (once picked up, you get the "Frozen Relic" quest). You can discard them and not pick up any more drops of it (even if you haven't completed the quest, you can finish it even without those pergaments). Like the insignia for Uimit and Arzator, they (for some dung reason) don't stop showing up once their purpose has been met.

    2) You can discard that one too. If you encounter Jullov in one map, then a Locked Auspicious Chest is there too - that's what the key is for. But no worries, now it's just a source for an incredible 3 green items! Yay :rolleyes:.

    3) There's a thread about event feedback and one about event questions... this could have gone in one of them (guess a better fit is the questions' one), but that's not really an issue.
  12. Infinity2013

    Infinity2013 Forum Greenhorn

    Thanks Morinphen for replying.
    There are so many items just for single event and it is really confusing sometimes...
    And Juliv key for the 3 green items!!!... it is not auspicious enough.. ha.
    Maybe 3 x EO or Legendary will be awesome. LOL
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  13. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    They are the quest trigger ... without getting them you can't start the quest.
  14. .paschall.

    .paschall. Junior Expert

    i met jullov got the pick /key and got 2 excellent green items how auspicious is that!!!! joking of course two sheet green items

    to coment on thouvou000 makes you wonder if they have in the programing what you need and making it impossible to get seeing how your other characters got the pieces your other character needed kinda hinky!! i got one fire stone and the first piece which was a gimme good luck all!!!!
  15. Dragonnns

    Dragonnns Forum Veteran

    I opened a regular Auspicious Chest and got a Legendary (melted) instead of just the coin. I think their drop rates are messed up.
  16. bLaind

    bLaind Forum Baron

    Already finished the arena challenge, but just to be sure:
    Was it smart that I stopped killing those stationary DKs after my first run?
    Because I noticed that they didn't drop any progress candies, and they just looked like a waste of time to me, so I ignored them.
    Well, the summon from the T3 dragan ring (bonus code) did manage wake up 2 of them... :rolleyes: Changed it right away.
  17. _Baragain_

    _Baragain_ Living Forum Legend

    Yep. If you are able to deal with the mobs without triggering the bosses around the edge, that is the way to go. I wish that they were actually made worth killing, but that is probably hoping for too much.
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  18. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    I kill everything on sight ... their mistake being at wrong place at wrong time.
    God forgives ... I don't.
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  19. Tilwin90

    Tilwin90 Padavan

    Is there any point in me keeping the Shadows of Sargon and Sargon's Remains in my inventory anymore?
  20. _Baragain_

    _Baragain_ Living Forum Legend

    ROFL! Those haven't been used for over 2 years and they weren't that hard to farm back then... why on earth have you been wasting a slot on those all this time?
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