Did they fix the drop rate on all maps?

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  1. Saikyo^_^

    Saikyo^_^ Forum Apprentice

    Did they fix the drop rate on all maps? Up till 2 weeks ago, even in normal map as a lvl 39 DK, the drop rate was pretty low and I couldn't farm any good items at all :/ even blue leaders would drop common items only.
     
  2. dkarl

    dkarl Exceptional Talent

    Devs have not "fixed" item drop rates or "quality" (which is subjective), and I don't believe they plan on doing so.

    They did increase the frequency of dropping gold and platinum enchantment lines as part of the CE rollout, but reduced the frequency and quantity of drops in general. So, you drop 75% fewer items (not a real stat, just rough guestimate), but 30% of those are likely to have enchantments and/or base stats at 90% to 100% of the maximum possible value.

    Your challenge is to survive and be patient enough to stumble across enough items to random craft to the point you pass through all the basic crafting achievements (4 improved [green] items -> 1 magic [blue] random blue item, repeat 10 times; 4 blue items --> 1 random extraordinary [purple] item, repeat 20 times; 4 purple items --> 1 legendary [gold] item, repeat 30 times). At that point, you'll be able to transfer gold and platinum enchantment lines to your gear with the best base statistics.

    Of course, you also need to sell items for gold in order to pay for changes to your wisdom and experience point allocations, to pay for gem and rune crafting, and to buy buffs (and/or crafting vessels to craft buffs) and other items from shops.

    And you simultaneously need to melt items for glyphs of power to pay for enchantment transfers.

    Expect all of this to take a couple of weeks (or longer) of playing multiple hours a day before you're ready to get to that final type of crafting.

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    You might be able to find other players with stronger toons to carry you into higher difficulties. The drop rates won't be better, but you're more likely to find something immediately useful among those infrequent drops.
     
  3. Saikyo^_^

    Saikyo^_^ Forum Apprentice

    That's a boomer to be honest. I've got other 2 toons that are lvl 51, luckily I've got good gear on them, but if you're starting unless you spend real money, it's gonna kill you of boredom, even more if you're a DK. I wasn't able to clean a single map in Atlantis and I had to use a lot of health potions that I bought before the CE, because they deal too much damage and I deal nothing since the drop rate is too low. In my personal opinion, they had to make platinum and gold lines to appear on legendary, in any legendary and increase the drop rate of other items, because it's really heavy for casual players like me, there's no fun. I hope they find a better solution for that problem rather than lowing the drop rate of any items.
     
  4. silverseas

    silverseas Forum Veteran

    Remember to check all your items closely. All platinum lines on green items are bugged and display as blue lines, while plat lines in other types of equipment (magic, exo, leg, unique, sets) seem to be a hit-and-miss on whether they display as actual plat coloured or blue coloured. I think you'll find that platinum lines are actually quite plentiful.
     
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  5. Saikyo^_^

    Saikyo^_^ Forum Apprentice

    Hi! Thats not the issue, but the general drop rate of items in the normal world. They are too low. Excessively low. As a lvl 39 dk, I wasn't able to clean the maps in Atlantis(I lost all of my gears after the ce) and I couldn't get better gears because the drop rate was so low I get 1 ítem after finishing one map (aka after dying). It'd be cool if they increase the drop rate of green items, keeping the same rate to leg + the platinum lines there. Another idea would be events that drop items with specific enchantments. I assume this is their way to keep us players playing for a longer time, but there's no fun in it only frustration. I wish they fix the drop rate of green items to have decent gear without having to spend weeks on a single map. PS your videos are good! I watched some of them ^-^


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    As a matter of facts, before going to Atlantis I went to hognis mine to get some items and be decent, then I went to Atlantis. I had common gear and green.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2021
  6. silverseas

    silverseas Forum Veteran

    Drops in normal mode are indeed low, and you being one of the victims of BP's smart idea of zapping all obsolete equipment does not help. -_\ ... It is too bad the xmas event is over, otherwise I would tell you to go farm a few rounds of a low level boss to get exo presents to equip yourself. If you were on Tegan, I wouldn't have a problem taking you through Painful thru Fatal for a few runs to get some equips. That may end up being the easiest way for you to get some transitory leveling gear.
     
  7. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    Yes they fixed them ...
    ... to 0
     
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