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  1. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Forum Ambassador

    Greetings Heroes,

    Please post in this thread your comments regarding the Dark Dwarf Heist 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
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  2. _Baragain_

    _Baragain_ Living Forum Legend

    I can't wait for those 3 gems!

    Unfortunately, they will sit in my inventory for a while. To use them for anything other than crafting a Royal would be wasteful. That means I need to craft a minimum of 13 more flawless rubies before I'll be able to make my first royal ruby. This is accounting for the 5 I already have (5+10 would give me 5x sacred, and then the 3 more would make the sacred that would combine with one existing sacred + the universal gem)... so I guess I only need another 561,600 Andermant (after 25% discount)... I better start saving/farming. I might be able to make one before they release some ridiculous OP gems above Royal.
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  3. xEthnic

    xEthnic Living Forum Legend

    Event Progress is 2 much, Monsters should be more difficult, no Bugs yet, the Event is okay until now and will get better with the Challenges
  4. Trolalala

    Trolalala Forum Apprentice

    2 runs and I'm quitting the event.

    Omg how can it be so bloody boring.

    Where is the story? 0 storyline quests.

    Dragan used to be much more fun. Atleast there we grinded sargon, but here no monsters, no drops.

    I guess I can take a week off and return to m2 and pvp.
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  5. littlemichel

    littlemichel Active Author

    can some1 tell me ? how many "tear "do we get per run in next challenge ? this never endless grinding make me bored lol
  6. BigPapa

    BigPapa Forum Overlooker

    My thought was to use at least one of them with the jester armor gems. If you had to get a large armor gem one clover at a time it would take 90 clover.
  7. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    You can't use them with special gems.
  8. Noriyull

    Noriyull Forum Apprentice

    ... like always first start whit BAD!!

    ..... OMG so boring, ultra boring, drops of picks really guys, how u can call this drops??
    .... And again white items drops on event maps ....ccccc !!!
    .... No STORY line, nothing, no extra quests !!!
    .... Copy paste minis form Stalgard .... come on guys this is boring ...
    ... No extra Drakens from any EXTRA source ... and gold amphora drops in best case 2 drakens, event pot and 2 progress!!

    well now we will go on GOOD :D , sorry to say but i at this point of event dont see it ... maybe tomorrow when mini event come ...
    I get feeling this is just a scratch of future event "Dark Dwarf Heist" and i hope it will be a great thing ... to improve this event u need to do few things first .... AUTO LOT of impure viscanium (cozz its pain EDIT to collect this from mobas in Q maps). Add more quests . Create a story line for this event. Add one big bad Boss whit nice drops rewords and give more colorful minis. Add at least 2 more maps one for boss one for Story line cozz i have feeling its to big jump from mine to Stalgard map (mines,raillroud,Stalgard,Boss map)...fix drops of all things, kik out white items from this event and any next ones. Try to make events for grups playing not soloing ...ahhh i can do this for....

    ....any way i hope Mini event will not be so so boring ....

    txy u Nori
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  9. multitoonz

    multitoonz Forum Great Master

    No challenge at all in the event. Bosses are too easy, takes maybe 10 mins tops to clear map, pickaxe drops are horrible and grouping is more of a hindrance just because of the barrels. We all know the ones who rush ahead to open them and get the extra visc out of them.
    I don't know, it's another long farming event, wish they'd come up with an event that wasn't all mind numbing farming.
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  10. sebastian_fl

    sebastian_fl Count Count

    +1 to issue with the barrels.
    So far I'm 2000/5000 plus Roshan gloves. So it isn't that bad, but guess challenges will do the job.

    Besides the barrels, just two comments: Please please please auto-pickup of event items and option to disable drop of white items, forever, on every map. I would even buy that option :)
  11. Tigraine-Mantear

    Tigraine-Mantear Someday Author

    I am enjoying the event so far - thanks. The only think I am struggling with is seeing the drops of Viscanium, the satchels blend into the floor. I do use control to see loot - so I a getting my drops, just a note for next. Give them a glow or change the colour :)
  12. n1kon

    n1kon Forum Greenhorn

    Julov is hidding in barel, I made 8 runs and found him 4 times (50% spawn rate?)
    But true drop-rate is to low, half of runs been waste of time.

    Back to event...
    In my opinion rewards should scale with player level. I can't see how I can make 500 Pure Viscanium progress each day.
    To be fair... nobody normal will spend half day to farm 500 progress. Dev's don't think about people who have family, children, work, etc.
    Jawel of Enhancement should be changed and have it own level. Example. Flawless Jawel of Enhancement, it should also drop from event monsters.
    Drop rate of Crystal Miner's Pickaxe is to low. I'm able to get maximum 5 each run if Julov is not spawning.
    Chop! Chop! quest need to many Crystal Miner's Pickaxe. Is not worth to trade 30!
    Gold Amphorea need to many Keys to open - 5 is just far to high.
    Last boss spawn to many spiders, free players are running or they will die.
  13. wizzo90

    wizzo90 Junior Expert

    The event is alright. Again no bugs, which is a great step forward.

    Also the mechanics work and the required time is doable, if someone has daily playtimes.

    I guess the more interesting parts are the temporary challenges. So for psychological reasons it might be smart to start the event with something fancy instead of a farming routine to keep the spirit up.

    In the gameguide is a random enviroment of the habor level mentioned. Random enviroments were the huge advantage of Diablo and contributed immensly to the long time motivation. So this is surely the right direction in terms of developement.

    All in all, solid event but starting with a slow and highly repetitive phase maybe got everyone a bit demotivated. At least this is what I read in the comments.
  14. xEthnic

    xEthnic Living Forum Legend

    You forgot to translate the name of the Challenge Map (Language: English US)
  15. Mindship

    Mindship Forum Inhabitant

    My 2 cents worth...
    Unlike the Moon events, I find the difficulty level of DDH much more palatable. OTOH, the numbers involved (5000 to complete event, when so few items are dropped at a time) is, as usual, intimidating to the point of "Why bother?" (I don't feel this way yet, but it's getting there), especially since the end-rewards don't seem proportional to the effort to get them. As someone pointed out, the amount of farming required per day virtually demands withdrawal from the real world. In effect, these events (while potentially fun) are essentially more intense versions of the overall game. Skinner boxes within Skinner Boxes.

    Overall assessment: this event was still a move (however small) in the right direction.
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  16. 9ndrei

    9ndrei Forum Expert

    This event, like everything else in this game in this Dev forsaken game is awful. Hire professionals, that's the only way out. No wonder DSO is tossed from Gamespot, IGN and the game outlets around. :) It's bad. It gets to be a habit for some of us, but it's bad.

    You should take your mind off getting this game acquired by some big entity out there.. it's not going to happen.

    It's a finger blistering event with poor rewards. No one at BP listens - that's a fact.
    Last edited: May 23, 2015
  17. multitoonz

    multitoonz Forum Great Master

    Turrets are activated in 2nd and 3rd mini quest only. Read the FAQ, it explains why and how they work.
  18. Jocom

    Jocom Forum Apprentice

    Hello there, I'd like to politely call shenanigans on one aspect that I have encountered with this Lost Wisdom event. That aspect has to do with having enough pickaxes available to farm the geodes AND turn in for the Chop, Chop! quest. Let's start with the quest, which requires 30 axes to complete. The drop rate for axes in the Viscanium Mine event map seems to be low. I say it 'seems' to be because I'm level 40 and I know 45's get all the fun. (I've watched the other members in my group pick up items that were not available for me.)

    In relation to the low drop rate of axes, let's discuss the balance of axes to geodes. I started with the Miner pack, which included 5 axes, but even running with a small group of 45's which boosted the drop rate by like...not much, I was out of axes by the second run and couldn't get all the geodes that didn't produce Ice Minions and I found myself waiting until I got an axe from a loot drop to mine a geode. On the third run, I could only get a few because I had to wait until an axe dropped in loot.

    Having a really low axe drop rate and expecting players to be able to collect 30 of those things and have enough to mine the geodes seems a bit unbalanced for the amount of time the event is active. I'm not a hardcore gamer who plays for hours at a time, so it seems a little unfair to make an important item for progress in a 10 day event only available in a place where not everyone has access and a place where not everyone can get to without fulfilling yet another quest by bouncing around other dungeons. Maybe it's just me, but the logic seems odd.
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  19. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    Yes there is a bug :p
    The Jewel of Enhancement can't be put into item's slot ... though the description says it can


    This event is years old ... what right direction when it was that way long time ago. :D
    What to explain? If you read the description it is more than enough.
    Challenge 2
    Challenge 3

    besides there is a guide and you can use DSO Wiki as well.
  20. multitoonz

    multitoonz Forum Great Master

    Toss the Chop Chop quest. The amphorae keys aren't worth getting like that. Best to save axes only for geodes.
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