May: Events Feedback

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  1. Anyki

    Anyki Board Administrator Team Drakensang Online

    Dear Heroes of Dracania,

    The May event schedule can be found here.

    You can use this thread to share your feedback regarding the current in game events. Positive or negative, constructive criticism and ideas for improvements are, as always, welcomed. Please keep discussions on topic.

    If you are unsure what sort of feedback is being asked for, please read this thread.
    Any off-topic posts/pointless rants will be deleted.

    Best regards,
    Your Drakensang Online Team
     
  2. cogix

    cogix Advanced

    my feedback is similar to the previous one:

    new and full moon event - skip, those events and the rewards are not attractive anymore (except draken)

    desert essence - almost sure I will skip, the almost full map can be done solo, the boss (which drops most of the progress) is almost impossible to be killed solo (especially from a DK) and all my friends are skipping it

    time of xxx - useful for low level toon so I can raise them a bit (for veteran bonus)

    Sargon event - probably I will do it since I can still find people willing to do it too

    Sewers event - I am curious about the new set, maybe I will wait some feedback from TS (or I will check a bit in TS)

    conclusion: more than half of proposed events are not attractive anymore, probably because useless set, or bad rewards or bosses OP.
    I cannot speak for other players, but my friend list is almost all the time offline and the few left are skipping those events too so I won't event consider to do them with my lower toons
     
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  3. gbit

    gbit Forum Ambassador

    If you are playing solo also Sargon event became a nightmare...
     
  4. Dragenstein

    Dragenstein Padavan

    I didn't have anything else to do, so I decided to try Terrifying Shadows. It took TWO HOURS farming in a group on excruciating to get 50 coffee beans. This is not fun. I was going to buy the beans, but I didn't see them in the shop. Do the game devs hate me? Then I got kicked out of the group I was in and I don't know why. I've always hated how this game lets one person just kick you without any warning. I have been collecting light essences for YEARS, but they don't count toward the 999 that Jon Sunlair is looking for in the Shadow Masters quest. Which light essences is he looking for? If I go into Sargon's fortress and use them up does that mean I will never be able to complete that quest?
     
  5. silverseas

    silverseas Count Count

    IIRC, Coffee Beans are pretty easy to obtain. The first 50 batch takes a while, but once you go into the actual event map itself (Stillwater Bay/Shadowfort) the drop was pretty generous.

    Jon Sunlair is looking for the "new" light essence. You can either buy a stack of 999 from the shop for a like 200 anders and insta complete the quest when the Sargon event is running (totally what I did on Test Server xD), or go the long way of grinding it out by clicking the white rocks in places like Telepolos, Twisted Woods, or Tetaconetl. (Once you finish some other quest, I think it's to kill 9999 of creatures, you also get a recipe to craft the light ess.)
     
  6. Nostalgiac

    Nostalgiac Advanced

    I don't think so... in the old version these bosses were OP, now they are among the weakest. They have low shield and low HP (under 100M on merciless, compared to usual 300-500M on other bosses), and attacks aren't much stronger. The only problematic one is the mage which will constantly freeze you for 10 sec, and you can't unstun.

    I actually hate the mobs more, takes forever to clear, monsters seem to have x2 HP from other maps.
     
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  7. Lambrusco

    Lambrusco Active Author

    Hi again. same like other months... moons without anything to do... dessert as dry as always...time of.. sorry gys you forgot time not to do anything, that's what i'm gonna do... Sargon, bla bla... same again and a sewer event that's gonna stink more and more cos esch time i see it i don't know how but i do less.

    Thanks for a month of may so profitable
     
  8. sargon234

    sargon234 Commander of the Forum

    The challenging part about desert is farming the water, that's really all.

    Now i want to see what they'll do to the sewers event, because the last one were really stinky and not because of the sewers.
     
  9. jelbeat

    jelbeat Active Author

    Full Moon event:
    I really like to see Kill Geitir the Summoner removed from the daily quests! Or at least not every day of this event.
    The daily quests are already hopeless as they are. Almost no ancient wisdom to earn.

    If BP tries to force me somehow to do this event they will fail, if they try to annoy me they already have!
     
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  10. kuwabaraz

    kuwabaraz Forum Commissioner

    The only events I do are, full moon and Sargon, for the same reasons as last month and with less interest, because the drop in users is really high and slowly I see the DSO switch off.

    Desert of Essences

    Before in a group or alone I finished it, actually it was always 50% in the group and 50% alone, now senseless changes give you a reason to skip it.

    New Moon

    it is a useless event due to rewards, lost time and cost in sphere fragments.

    Infested Sewers of Kingshill

    I have few expectations of this event considering all the programming and the rest but generally there are events done well during the year or at least playable I hope it's one of those rare cases.
     
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  11. Dragenstein

    Dragenstein Padavan

    Can someone explain to me what the big deal is with premium day? I don't see anything useful there. Time of insight was a whole 25% increase in experience. Not a very big deal there either.
     
  12. silverseas

    silverseas Count Count

    Most of the events are the same, so I won't bother repeating my feedback.

    But with regards to premium day, I would really appreciate it if all items were offered for sale all at once for 24 hours rather than staggered sales. I forgot about the sale for half the day, so when I finally logged in, I only managed to snag some of the things I was looking for.

    That said, the decorative effect of alchemy circles was a little less impressive than I originally thought it would be. Disappearing every time I summon my mount, bah. At least make a special key slot for it then (and no, I'm not going to buy and set up a whole other hot key bar just for the sake of 1 decorative item.)
     
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  13. TwiliShadow

    TwiliShadow Count Count

    Well, a long time ago... Premium day was for Premium and Deluxe Members. The premium merchant, Amilia, who sells things for GOLD would sell a lot of other things for gold to those of use who paid for premium. It was a great day. Gold wasn't as abundant back then. But we would save up and have a special day.

    Now, it is a DSO Andermant Cash Grab. There is no big deal. The day is a complete waste. Everything is for sale for a ridiculous amount of Andermant with joke Premium "not real discounts" and actual discounts for Deluxe Premium players. But either way, the items cost ANDERMANT instead of GOLD, which was WRONG.

    I have _plenty_ of gold and almost no andermant (less than 2k on sale day). So the Premium day was a complete failure. I wouldn't even give premium day the high grade of F, for Failed. I give it a grade of T for Troll, cause that is what the DSO dev team have done to us.
    .

    The last premium day was before the CE and I didn't buy anything then either. It also was _andermant_ "sales" (joke) instead of GOLD sales. I was ready then and this time both to buy as much andermant for gold as I could, but was very very disappointed in both the "so-called" premium days.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2021
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  14. KulawyMao

    KulawyMao Forum Expert

    yeah!
    more useless events.
    great job bp!
     
  15. silverseas

    silverseas Count Count

    Actually, I quite appreciate the bonus XP weekends. Ever since they introduced the Veteran bonus thing, I've been drooling over the mount, but I have limited time (and motivation) on my hands to waste on grinding alts. At least with an XP event prodding me, I'll put in a few hours here and there to make some progress.
     
  16. Shine2

    Shine2 S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Please provide us with your constructive feedback. Writing "yeah! more useless events" doesn't help us to deliver proper feedback. In future, please elaborate more on why is it in your opinion, that the events are useless and what changes you would like to see to make them better. Cheers.

    regards;
    Shine2
     
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  17. Nostalgiac

    Nostalgiac Advanced

    Here is some constructive feedback then...

    Premium day: nothing useful. The dev team's inability to program shop offers to have level 145 items, even on a preimum "reward" day, makes it just a cosmetic event. Previously, people could get up to T10 (then highest grade) items, even for gold. Nothing for gold this time. Some of the prices are too high and clearly geared towards only the top few % who could either buy 100k+ ander or farm that amount from bloodchests.

    Full Moon: currently useless event. Might become worth it with the new Draken reward system.

    Desert of Essences: progress, second map, bosses probably fine as it is, although clearing the map takes too long with no reward. What I would focus on is the first map, right now everyone goes with ports. Drop rate of crystal dew is too low (seriously? 1 or 2 stacks per clearance?), and again no rewards for clearing the storm levels. Might as well remove this first map and make it port-only (players have a lot of realm frags saved up anyway).

    New Moon: same as full moon, except takes a long time to finish and draken rewards haven't been updated...

    Terrifying Shadows: here I would say the balance between time investment and progress/rewards gained is OK... can be finished easily. Here my complaint is that one needs to spend more time preparing for the event (farming ess, farming portal entries) than playing the event. That should definitely be the other way around - if the devs are concerned people will finish the event too quickly, then prolong the actual event experience, not the preparation stage.

    PEFORMANCE-WISE, the event is not optimized. Either a high player load, or the size of the map filled with lots of animation-heavy enemies including summoners, or probably both, cause the fortress map to lag heavily.

    Sewers: new reward system seems good in principle, but we will need to see the amounts of draken in progress bars, amounts of progress dropped, and limits on specific rewards (and balance in their costs).
     
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