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  1. Novadude

    Novadude Commander of the Forum

    He might be including the sale of impure to pure at shady jon per run.
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  2. dkarl

    dkarl Forum Duke

    Oh, I am, too ... that's way more than half the progress ... there are only so many rocks, and Trolls dropping Pure versus Impure Viscanium have been much rarer for me this event than the last time it was around.
  3. alchimista

    alchimista Forum Pro

    1 normal run : from 346/5000 to 365/5000 progress ! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    OH C'mon

    Mod 3 in overwhelming for my toon.
    Mod 1 takes to long to clean a single map and it is risky. I'm close to be killed 2 3 times at least per run ( 80-120 ag ).
    Why did you not considered normal mode as a "standard" to let all players able to reach 5000 progress before the end ?

    HAIL To the "community edition" event
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2017
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  4. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    Why would you need impure viscanium after all?
    Also I am talking about solo runs.
    People should forget about the old way of farming ... and play in group only in higher difficulties or if they are too weak.
    However ... I am talking about runs using green essences ... if the player is weak s/he can use blue essences.
    My ranger is still the same as pre-R185 ... not a single new gem and not a single new item (except one level 55 T4 Sigrismarr's weapon adornment) and not a single crafted leg or unique item.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
  5. booger73

    booger73 Forum Apprentice

    I think this is the major problem..
    Let's forget whether or not solo or group.. or what character.. or what level I am/stats/equipment, crit hit, armor, resists whatever..

    Let's just say that I can fairly easily (in my mind) solo the mini event with green/blues and in less than 15-20 min - I have done this consistently about 7-8 times (on normal) prior to saying this am, "hey.. why not try a painful, see if I can pick up faster progress.. better equipment that I might progress with... I'll just man up and use higher essence (pink/reds), and see how it goes"..

    Well, it's "pain"fully obvious to me that doesn't work.. and it's because of the balance.. someone pointed out the jumps from normal->painful->excruciating, etc in another post are "off" and they're absolutely right.. {can't find the post}
    (As an edit, the gist was..
    Normal is 1x dmg, 1x hp = 1
    Painful is 2x dmg, 4x hp = 8
    Excruciating is 3x dmg, 8x hp = 24)
    But you're going.. 1->8 (ie 8 times harder than previous) -> 24 (only 3 times harder than previous level)

    Even with using pinks (i used (i.e. wasted) 3k of them, compared to when on normal I collect more green/blues) and 30 minutes of a poison potion going.. over 40 minutes of wasted time

    A grand total of about 120-130 progress (compared with about 105-120 on normal) because I couldn't even finish the darn map! Over 30+ deaths later and frustration mounting for poor rewards, and way overpowered 'jump' in difficulty from normal to painful in my mind, I quit the map.

    And i got (other than progress).. 2 pinks, a splintered and a few other gems to boot.. along with the wounded ego..

    That's not fun guys...
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2017
  6. Kiwigal1244

    Kiwigal1244 Active Author

    CONSTANT disconnection occurance whilst in event is ..
    1). Frustrating, annoying and a WASTE of players resources. Why?

    2). Players farm hard for their *Burners & Maps*.. only to find they are kicked back to town after dc. This needs to be rectified, where they are placed back in the same spot prior to dc.

    3). Many of our guild members have not been able to progress towards completing the Main event or the mini, because of these factors.

    Ever hopeful
  7. iNeXoRaBlE

    iNeXoRaBlE Forum Great Master

    Why the boss on the mini only drops 10 Viscanium drops? Wasn't it a bit higher? The drop is kinda unstable.. Alot times under 90. I wont even mention the main even again.
  8. MikeyMetro

    MikeyMetro Forum Overlooker

    I just got a few more runs to finish the 2nd mini so I guess I toss my feedback out there. I liked this event overall. If for no other reason than it's a second DDH soon after the usual. That's like a bonus 2x joker jewels and 3x CD runes. Also it is an improvement over the last one. Other positives:
    • Jullov pickaxe drops much better (or I was just really lucky :)) the lowest amount I got was 11 twice. Most of the time 13 or 14
    • Chop Chop quest (amphora keys) restored
    • loot in general much improved
    • random champions have event specific loot tables
    The only suggestion I have is those random champions, particularly the fire, need to be toned down a bit.

    Luck be with ye,
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  9. dkarl

    dkarl Forum Duke

    Question for the devs: Did you program the drop tables to intentionally lower the Viscanium Drop rate in Steamship Harbor half-way through the mini-event? I was getting 110-115 consistently the first day (high of about 120), but am getting 80-90 consistently today. That's a huge decrease, and makes my initial calculations for runs-to-complete way off.

    Don't know that I'll have time now to finish (had I known the drop-rate would suck so much later in the event, I would have allocated more time to the game earlier on).

    And, no, I cannot shift from Normal to Painful maps to make up the difference. Tried one run on Painful with blues for mobs, red essence for champion monsters. Fared a bit better than the fellow a few posts prior, avoided the General Creeper, used a 30 minute and several 5 minute potions (i.e., took 3x Normal run to >almost< complete) but still died multiple times/

    Oh, and I actually ended up with only 83 progress anyway, adding insult to injury.

    Please narrow the randomness of the drop range (and, no, I'm not asking you to make it a flat 80 ... 100-115 seems like a tolerable range, meaning about 22 to 25 runs to complete the mini-event over 3 days).
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  10. Dragonnns

    Dragonnns Count Count

    Unfortunately, the one near where Julov should be isn't always minion-free. And the minion doesn't drop the normal 50 impure, but instead, drops 11 impure viscanium.

  11. anonynoob

    anonynoob Forum Apprentice

    Which event is the best to use the amphoraes keys and why? I just finished event and both challenges with 70 keys obtained.
  12. _Baragain_

    _Baragain_ Living Forum Legend

    Wrong one. He is talking about the one in the narrow area when you go from "outside" into the cave.
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  13. Laurie53

    Laurie53 Someday Author

    Looks like that's where I have gone wrong then. I played normal mode for 2-3 hours a day, it's the penultimate day and I have found 2 amphora keys and have collected 2580 viscanium to date. And am heartily bored. I realised after the halfway mark I would never get the 4th part for the wings. So apparently I should have played painful mode. Not sure I'd want to meet a fire gnome in painful, they take some killing in normal. And Jullov is on holiday with his relatives apparently..

    Update: Just tried painful (only lvl49 atm). Drops not significantly more, needed copious blue ess and died, and died, and died, AND THEN I found the fire gnomes - plural. Yeah, very amusing.... I'll stick to normal and whining.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2017
  14. Dragonnns

    Dragonnns Count Count

    Well, that would explain that then, now wouldn't it! Thanks!
  15. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    After following my own recommendation here is the result:


    I now have enough amphora keys to help me skip the suffering in the next New Boredom event.

    After finishing the progress ... i made a deviation and went into excruciating mode. The drop was good ... but I had to use blue essences.


    And no ... my ranger is not at end game level. It was long time ago ... but not anymore ... now he is just another noob. I have the same old gear and all old gems.
  16. iNeXoRaBlE

    iNeXoRaBlE Forum Great Master

    Well many of us don't even have the gear to go to painful though. I couldn't. Now about the event this is my progress
    Those days were busy at work and i couldn't find the time to play.. You know a event must have a certain amount of times that requires to go inside. When i say certain i mean less that 200 times. People does not have all the day to play the game, we are here to escape from our daily routine not to get to another one...
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2017
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  17. bLaind

    bLaind Forum Baron

    LoL :D The bears are watching each other's backs?
    They're not smart enough to know that if they face each other they could finally get some honey from the other's beehive. XD
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  18. Gevilson

    Gevilson Active Author

    Thanks for making me laugh. XD
  19. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    Don't know what you are referring to :D ... but those were both my drops.
    Laughing lasts few seconds ... New Boredom event lasts for few days :p
  20. Zed

    Zed Forum Pro

    Your pets ;)
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