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  1. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Forum Ambassador

    Greetings Heroes,

    Please post in this thread your comments regarding the Curse of the Black Knights: Rage of Dragan event.

    Positive or negative, constructive criticism and ideas for improvements are, as always, welcomed. Please keep discussions on topic.​

    Best regards,
    Your Drakensang Online Team
  2. sebastian_fl

    sebastian_fl Count Count

    Just finished the first day of dragan. Got 8 pieces of Helmet, 3 Pauldrons, 1 Cape. All in normal mode solo. Did first part of quests and 50% of the second part. Normal mode is easy but boring.

    I don't like the amounts of tokens both as drops and as quest rewards. I do like all other kind of drops, cubes, essences, items etc.

    I have had zero colorful essences from the eggs, only thrigh the 5 key chest. Also, I was not able to activate all the eggs, some where not clickable. Same with the chests in the dungeons.

    I don't have the sargon shadows quest, what should I do with the shadows?

    And finally I don't like there is no more permanent hard entrance.

    And the worst thing - fixed dates for the challenges. This is ridiculous. not every player can play on some fixed dates. But I understand this is a part of the monetization strategy. Smart, but is it fair?

    more to come. Previous dragan was my favorite event of all. This one does not look that promising, even though rewards are big step forward.

    P.S. On the first entrance to dragan refuge I've got 'all connection attempts have failed', and retry didn't work. Neither did restart for 20 minutes :)
  3. Sid

    Sid Forum Apprentice

    NPC spawn campers! WOW!
    This is a problem, that is happening in many maps. NPCs parked at those Travel stone/Respawn locations. Especially in this event. This is unbearable to die and respawn and get ganked by so many.
  4. Rev

    Rev Active Author

    No permanent hard entrance is negative. Everytime you finish hard dragan you get booted out to town. Even though the bosses in hard castle can all drop an entrance, in the event you get two you will have to get another hard castle entrance just to kill hard dragan again. There is no purpose in having heredur in hard map, besides to get challenge progress. What will end up happening is players getting lots of dragan's refuge hard entrances and only be able to kill dragan hard once and then find themselves with lots inside their inventory and having to farm more castle hard entrances to just do those spare ones every time one at a time.
    This event is much more grinding and obviously did not reflect the players previous feed back about having to grind for hours, instead bp is just trying to make more profit by having consumable hard map entrances.
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  5. nasowas

    nasowas Junior Expert

    Can understand they don't want anyone to finish event in 3 days, but the cursed pearl drops are incredibly low. Already see some twinks with event rewards, good job DSO on rewarding their hard work running behind their gappers lol.
  6. Trailboss1

    Trailboss1 Forum Mogul

    I'm forced to agree with Nasowas on the pearl drop. I had approx 300 from last year and went through 250 just completing the excavation map. Moved on to Sulfur desert where I have to find 10 eggs and only 2 appear on the map. 50 pearls per entrance and a minimum of 5 entrances 250 pearls. And the drop rate for those are depressing.

    I would ask y'all to adjust it, but we all know where that will get us
  7. multitoonz

    multitoonz Forum Great Master

    Confused as to where the red fragment drops are to get an entrance to hard mode. Cleared whole castle many times farming for the reclusive cursed pearls just to finish the first set of quests at agent 001, never saw a red frag drop o_O . Or are they only in the 3rd map?
  8. GroovieGimp

    GroovieGimp Forum Apprentice

    Sorry DSO.

    I really wanted to enjoy this event. I really did. Especially after all the hype.

    Unfortunately, the use of consumables drops for quest items absolutely destroys any pleasure in this pursuit. Why? Because it represents a trade-off where an actual, game wide usable item such as a buff, or gear was sacrificed to provide the exact same thing an in game counter could provide, namely, an admission ticket. The sheer volume that is required defies comprehension.

    I understand that this method enables DSO an opportunity to gain some compensation. But, speaking for myself, it isn't fun.

    Honestly, though, I sincerely wish you would design an event with out this worn out methodology.
  9. BitMaster

    BitMaster Someday Author

    My opinion is that the first Dragan event was the best! Than the second was a little bit harder cos of the grinding of normal pearls, but the hard mode was ok because you need to get only once the hard entrance pearl and the quests were ok too.

    This third one is the far more difficult because it combines all the downsides of the previous events. You have difficulty grinding normal pearls and now the hard mode pearls too and the quests a little bit boring (in my opinion, just for me don't know for the others). I guess that p2p players won't have that much difficulty but they will have to invest a lot of money for this event and i don't think it is that worth for them.
    And about those Red Cursed Pearl it is said that they are "Available from: drop from champions in Castle Ravencaw and related dungeons.". Hm... Yesterday I cleared Castle Ravencaw, Dragan’s Excavation Site and Sulfur Desert many times and not a single Red Cursed Pearl or the red piece, needed for the quest to get RCP, dropped. So now f2p players can't enter hard mode which is I think the worst thing about this event.

    One more thing, the Castle Ravencaw knights usually drop only 5 (rarely 10, 20) Cursed Pearl which is for the 30, 50 and 120 entrance very low :(

    All in all it is a good event but some decisions are questionable....

    And about good things: great rewards, decent item drop (accept event items), not that hard to kill monsters, long event duration and new small sub events which are a nice new thing :)
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  10. Piipero

    Piipero Junior Expert

    Great event, much improvements since the last one. Just one "minor" flaw. The Dark chests didn't drop me a single one of the guaranteed items. No flowery emote, no bunny, no horsie... Makes a little dwarf like me a sad sad panda ;)
    Also didn't get the third bunny costume part but I did get 2 of the torso parts. Sooo... yeah...
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  11. fourtwenty68

    fourtwenty68 Board Analyst

    Set of scrolls from the castle?
    what r they for?
    i combined 4 of the orders and got this.
  12. Trailboss1

    Trailboss1 Forum Mogul

    What are the colored essence for. I see nothing when I mouse over them.
  13. tassadar1977

    tassadar1977 Forum Expert

    coloured ess are to kill fake knob in the mini quests according to walkthrough


    is everyone else getting the daily bonus box? last event that had one was bugged and i am not receiving it this one so assuming that issues again?
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  14. 9ndrei

    9ndrei Forum Expert

    I have a few questions about the event, if someone is kind enough to enlighten me. I was hoping that mods will answer in the FAQ thread, but that doesn't seem to be the case. So the questions:

    1. I read in the Event guide that there are four GUARANTEED rewards from the Dark Chests (Sweetly blow a kiss, Spring Fever, Pet Goth Hare, Gray (Mount)). I have opened 6 out of 9 Dark Chests and got none of them. I'm missing the Dark Chests from map120. Should I expect these four rewards in those 3 chests?

    2. "Three out of the four parts can be found in the dark chests, the last part can only be found inside of Amphorae." - Okay, so I opened a few 5keys pots and got Part 2 of the costume from one of them, but I also got another part 2 from a Dark chest. From the guide I understood that you'll get three parts from the dark chests (eg. Part 1, 2 and 3) and one part from the Pots (eg. Part 4). Then how is it possible to get the same part from the Pot and Dark Chest?

    3. About Dragan's challenges. I'm seeing that those can only be completed from Castle Ravencaw (Hard mode). Is it safe to assume that I should save my Red Cursed Pearls for when the challenges start or do I get those Eggs without the challenge active.

    4. If I am a premium player (and I am), is there free respawn in map120 at the door? I want to know if I can solo the map with my mage or I have to look for a group.

    5. There are five types of Dragonspawns, yet I've only encountered Poisonous and Icy. Do the other 3 appear only in Ravencaw Hard or is it a luck based thing?
  15. coastalnomad

    coastalnomad Forum Greenhorn

    event is flawed, bad drops, nothing in chests, endless grinding to get pearls which don't drop...
    in and out of doors to do the quests, what with thin air? you need pearls to go in them...
    another failed attempt for an event sorry to say, looks like the dev team needs to be sacked get people in those can do a better job
  16. 9ndrei

    9ndrei Forum Expert

    Another question just came in: WHY CAN'T I SEE THE LASERS AT DRAGAN?! Year after year, the same PROBLEM you DO NOT FIX. Is that so hard?! I want my pearl back or my andermant which I totally wasted reviving myself!

    UPDATE: This is inhuman of you, honestly. Before the start of the event, a lot of us asked to please FIX THE LASERS. You didn't. Here! Second try at Dragan. I made a print:


    Can someone tell me where is the laser? Ok, it's where I am, because I'm taking damage.. but I can't see it. I contacted support too.
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  17. Rhysingstar

    Rhysingstar Forum Ambassador

    Adding the Easter eggs was interesting and bringing back the random chests were nice, but of course the drops from these make opening them a complete waste of time.

    Overall, just another epic fail...

    I'll have to give you guys some credit, you still manage to find ways to add more grinding to the game.

    The drops were as pitiful as expected. Loads of white items, some green, the occasional blue and if you grind for a few hours a purple will drop.

    Requiring additional repeated grinding to get into "hard" mode completely took the desire away for me to even bother with it. There is such a little chance of reward that it isn't worth the time and effort.

    It's just a shame that you won't spend 10% of the effort that you put in to adding grind to adding a few decent rewards.

    I know, that would make players happy and who would want that................
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  18. Piipero

    Piipero Junior Expert

    1. Afaik no one has gotten the guaranteed drops

    2. Same thing with me.. well i got the bunny torso from excavation and the Desert and 2 pieces of feet part from Amphorae and 1 piece of fluff or what ever from the ghastly grave. Finished all maps and quests and still missing the last part for bunny.

    3. I would save the red pearls to those said dates.

    4. No there isn't a free spawn at door for premium players.

    5. The fifth type is only in hard map. 2 other types you haven't seen are in the ghastly grave.
  19. 9ndrei

    9ndrei Forum Expert

    Thanks Piipero. I'll wait for the official reply on the first question. Until then, I got a reply from support about the missing lasers and I want to make it public.

    [content removed]

    - I replied asking her to help me fix this local problem. Can anyone tell me what 'local problem' means? How can this NOT be a game issue? How can that be random if I have 2/2 runs with no lasers? Why didn't I get support in fixing this problem. What should I do next, because the event just became unplayable for me. Should I seek help at BigPoint's customer support? Can a mod tell me something useful?

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  20. Trailboss1

    Trailboss1 Forum Mogul

    BP really should consider doing what EDIT (changed name, but you get the jist) where p2p and f3p are separated. Pvp and events would be more pleasant for everyone.

    In this case, p2p players can benefit from other p2p players and drops are better for those who use RL to play. I know the f2p players are gonna complain but hey, if I'm gonna use RL money to play a game I want certain benefits besides NOT being able to respawn on a map. I want better drops and advantages.
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