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  1. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Forum Ambassador

    Greetings Heroes,
    Please post in this thread your comments regarding the Dunes of Desolation 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. MikeyMetro

    MikeyMetro Forum Overlooker

    Way, way, over-complicated and confusing. Should have had a clue when the event guide is over 10000 words (actually I have no idea how long it is. I just noticed my scroll indicator was a third of the way down the page when I was going, "Huh?")

    Honestly, I lost interest in the guide before finishing it (I think I have lost interest in the event before starting it :rolleyes:)

    But lets see If I have this right.... you farm forever to get things to give to a trader to get things to give to another trader to get things to give to another trader to get things to give to another trader to get things to give to another trader, etc, etc, etc.

    And if this has not consumed all the time you have available to play the event you can get side quests from some of the traders (presumably to get more things to give to another trader o_O)

    Speaking of all these "things"... where the heck are we supposed to put them??? The way the devs have been going with events forget about a sticker page for mounts, costumes and emotes... I need one for event items. Even the "new" Full Moon event (which I really enjoy) has required several more slots in my locker.

    And just who's brainchild was it to set up the mini-challenges into a hundred micro blocks. I'm going to have to set up a bunch of reminders on my iPhone, which I do not know how to do :eek: (Oh well, if I decide to go thru with this I guess I call my granddaughter one more time to tell me how. She's the one that gave me this new fangled contraption anyway :D

    Luck be with ye,
  3. rjrichards

    rjrichards Forum Pro

    My sentiments as well. Seems to me they will soon be selling additional inventory tabs beyond the current maximum number.
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  4. Fugnuts

    Fugnuts Forum Master

    Why do you have to complicate the events so much?There are way 2 many different things that we have to collect and from what ive heard the drop rates are beyond lame.This will be a pure grinding event.As for rewards, the trinkets set doesnt seem all that great at first.The only good thing is that you can farm some drakens and maybe get 1 or 2 of those amelioration jewels, depending on how much free time and/or ander you are willing to spend for this event.

    And enough with these stupid tiers.Does everything in this game has to have a tier now? This makes the game boring and complicated especially since the drop rates are bad and you end up having to keep tier 1-2 uniques for years in your inventory because you cant get them in one event.Like the dragan's ring for instance or the parallel world uniques.By the time someone will get a tier 3 uniques by crafting 3x tier 2 ones and that gem, they will be useless.
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  5. SillySword

    SillySword Regular

    I just thought it's little fractal when Dragan event came first time. Fractal is structure with similar form in different scale, recursion and blah blah. I'm not good at math. :) There's no progress bar in Dragan event. Players farm pearls in main castle and choose sub maps to farm another thing in other to another another thing.

    Now DSO has more events with this property. It extends the time players spend and occupy inventory with middle items for trading. Event would be no fun with boring fighting and low rate of farming in maps. Just like a worm climbing on a Koch Curve endlessly.
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  6. Morinphen

    Morinphen Forum Overlooker

    Entrance in KH only... AGAIN !? Come on... you really enjoy seeing us squeeze in on one map... gets very laggy sometimes... OMG...
    Is a door in every town really too much to ask?

    "On top of the normal event, we have two challenges happening for shorter amount of time – albeit, more frequently!
    They will be active for 6 hours per day, divided in three time frames of 2 hours each!

    Are you BEEPing serious? Oh, why not divide the two hours in quarters? And those in 5-minute cycles? Yeah, why the heck not xD ?
    Whoever thought this up just strengthens the general vibe of the devs' incompetence, sorry to say... it's so damn silly.

    The the crafting system... 100 gold and 2k Draken for a tier 3... after all the effort needed to get 3x tier 2? Oh, come the BEEP on...

    So many currencies and trader-jumping adds to the excessive complications.

    All in all - lotta time, space and thought required... too complicated, bet on low drops and underwhelming end rewards.
    Great... another event, another fail. Keep up the "good" work...
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2016
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  7. _Baragain_

    _Baragain_ Living Forum Legend

    Agreed... I think that this mechanic will be one of the most hated parts of this event.

    And that is why I plan to get the Gem of Enhancement and the Carpet and not even waste time working on the event itself. It is that age old discussion of effort vs reward and the effort is too high for too little reward.
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  8. .Baraba.

    .Baraba. Advanced

    :) :) :) :) That is exactly what I was saying in my comment after trying event on TS :).
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  9. Beldak

    Beldak Regular

    Same here, it's too much grinding (which i usually don't mind) for too little reward.
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  10. .Baraba.

    .Baraba. Advanced

    Thay must change few things. Boss on the map must have (at least) 50/50 chance to drop exo, droping blue is really bad. And, second, thay need to increase coins drop or make them drop also on m2 and m3.
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  11. Morinphen

    Morinphen Forum Overlooker

    Most likely gonna do the same.
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  12. Theusen

    Theusen Padavan

    I especially like the fact that this event ONLY boost the class of SMs! -The strongest class by far, and the class that was promised to get balanced so many months ago!
    -Not only did BP PHAIL miserably in balancing that particular class and then puts "the balancing on the backburner" as Haruki so delicated put it, but after so many phailed events in a row, the only class who can possibly come out of this event stronger is the SMs, who is the only class the strong DKs wanna run with any way!

    -By the time BP actually balance the SMs, they will be so strong from farming, that they couldnt care less about a lil' nerf...

    For us RAs, SWs and DKs there is nothing to be gained from this event but a few drakens and another ridiculous mount, that is going to cramp our inventory more than it allrdy is!

    Result: Moonevents aside (they actually still looks promising! Especially Full Moon and the upcomming Bloodmoon) Events is oficially no longer FUN!!! In the old days, we looked forward to events! We were excited about the break in the daily grind, getting new goodies and stuff and a FUN experience! -Now its just grinds, no usefull goodies and poorly executed overall paradigms!

    Even if I wanted to delve into this event, and it by some miracle turned out to be bugfree for once and actually benefitted my toon, I couldnt! My inventory (which is at max even with prembag) simply cant handle multiple new currencies, at least 6 new map-openers, not to mention all those slots U need for tierbuilding! (12 new items each w 3 tiers)

    When U released the new Draganevent, it was allmost impossible to complete simply due to the fact, that it contained 6 new items w 3 tiers, and my inventory was BURSTING! Now BP has DOUBLED that amount AND added all those mapopeners PLUS the new currencies!!!

    So even through U havent even started the event yet, theres simply NO WAY we can look forward to it, even if we tried REAL HARD!

  13. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    The event is not the same anymore ... the designers have changed it. They probably were reading all those complaints from the players about the grinding level and the bad drops and they changed the drops.
    So what they did? They nerfed the drops even more! XD XD
    Especially those frag drops for the challenge quests. I.e. the average frag drop for "Hunting Nightmares" quest was 15-17/12-14 frags per run. Now they are cut in half (8/7). And lets not forget you need to buy key for every map run.
    But ... they added cool "sparkling" effect on those sandhills and those challenge broken sandglass vials ... so you can't miss their location. Of course ... just because you need to buy shovels from the shop in order to open the sandhill ... and repair scrolls for broken sandglass vials. XD
    They added few more rewards for challenge quest completion ... still it doesn't worth the effort.

    Challenge's duration will be 6 hours per day ... divided in 3x2 hour time frames XD XD XD XD
    The best joke I have ever met in any game so far XD
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  14. Mikersen

    Mikersen Someday Author

    Varholm, blackborg and 5 year anniversary event gave me a really bad amount of exp. Since im lvl 47 and chose to level up by only doing events since running dungeons for exp only is boring as... it will probably take me a year to get to 50. I'd like to get more exp from events :rolleyes:. so the grind is worth it for lvl 40 till 50.
  15. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    Events are not giving a lot of XP because the twinks should be playing them as well.
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  16. _Baragain_

    _Baragain_ Living Forum Legend

    I still don't see it. With the exception of one item that is OK, the rest isn't that good.
  17. Morinphen

    Morinphen Forum Overlooker

    Unbelievable... my only guess now is that they're trying to see how far they can push our patience and when the situation breaks loose.
  18. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    Nothing will break loose ... you can play it or not.
    I will not.
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  19. manuson256

    manuson256 Forum Greenhorn

  20. Morinphen

    Morinphen Forum Overlooker

    True, but I mean it general - this is only another piece of the puzzle... it's like they wanna see where our breaking point is at.
    Eh... as one of my guildmates skillfully put it: Dunes of Disappointment 2016 xD (pun credits to Deaddragonx6).
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