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  1. MikeyMetro

    MikeyMetro Forum Overlooker

    I have not played a New Moon event in over two years. I wound up with some unexpected time on my hands this weekend so I thought I would give this new version a go. First off I should mention that my L50 Ranger is nowhere near strong (taking a year off from the game has put me in 'catch-up' mode, lol.) Also I had 2 stacks of fairy wood left over from the old days... the old stack limit of 999 ofc :D

    Anyway I started my first run fully expecting I might have to switch from green to blue ess against something on the first map... ROFL... never even needed the greens. My basic tactics were run-hunting arrow-run-hunting arrow... rinse and repeat :rolleyes: Yeah the mini-boss champions I saw (there seem to be very few of them for such a large map) warranted a precision shot or two. A big mob would get an EA simply so they would not interrupt my running around the map as much.

    I wasted a few of my precious amphorae keys just to see if they contained anything I would need to finish the progress bar... NOPE :p Very strange that one of them dropped a path to Varholm o_O (Now I have that taking up a storage slot until the next time I go there :mad:)

    So where was I, oh yeah, I chose the dark side quest line (not for the gear, that's just my default setting :eek:) When I got to the boss (sorry did not leave a big enough impression for me to remember it's name) I did notice that I was taking some damage and could no longer fight flat-footed. I am generally lazy and get a bit snippy when I have to suddenly start doing something after a long period of slumming it so I equipped some blues :cool: I just stood there while I open my inv and put some in the open ess slot. It was about that time I noticed I was standing in a singularity. Again... ROFL.. you call that a singu :rolleyes: But i did leap out of it and quickly got rid of the annoyance.

    At this point one might think I have a negative impression of this event. Actually the opposite is true. I feel the game needs an event exactly like this. (oh goody... I get to use bullet points now :))
    • While none of the gear that can be bought with the blossoms seems very useful to my planned build I do see it being very useful for a newer player.*
    • The degree of difficulty is also suited well to the newbies.
    • It is a fast Draken farm for better built, experienced, players.
    While adding painful/excruciating levels would make it less boring I have to admit it would be kinda pointless. Unless ofc the devs would be willing to add new drop tables for the higher levels.

    * Additional comment on the gear gear rewards: I have been playing around with the math on using a couple of these pieces in my current build. This is simply because I am having a devil of a time getting the plentiful gold stat lines I currently have to transfer. At my current pace with crafting if I play this event a couple more times I might be able to use these pieces as an interim boost.

    Luck be with ye,
    Mikey,
    Tegan

    p.s. Auto pick-up of event trophies +1 (for full moon also)
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2016
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  2. totaloverride

    totaloverride Forum Greenhorn

    Main problems are:

    Fairy Fire Drop rate:
    - about 50 per run is waaay to low
    - 80 runs for 4000 event goal
    - 36min/run if you don't sleep or don't eat while event is on - to do 80 runs
    - or 18min/run if you live normal life (sleep 8hrs/work 8hrs/rest 8hrs)
    - it's low but possible

    Fairy Wood drop rate:
    - just few (only up to 10) per run is absurd
    - should be at least 50 per run (to force me to play whole map)
    - 80 runs to finish event (hmmm...) only 10 kilings of queen
    - 10 kilings of queen need 500 fairy wood
    - at current drop rate i need at least 50 map runs (let's say 80 runs)
    - 80 runs need 800 realm fragments
    - or 80 runs need 32.000 andermants !!!!!

    sooooo
    even if you have Deluxe account (1 box or no box per run is just "no comment")
    you need serious preparations for this event...
    or you need to pay...
    and for what?!
    to get blue equipent from queen or green equipment from mobs?!?!?
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2016
  3. mjmuju

    mjmuju Junior Expert

    Personally, I don't mind with the unique drop rate. The problem is how hard it is to gain the access to the boss' map, little bit silly don't you think? And the boss' drop (other than unique) is absolutely rubbish. Even mini bosses in PW tops that. Seriously?
    My other concerns are pretty much same as the others posted here.

    Little bit trivia: the white/ordinary item can only be dropped by Karabossa/Margotina. Those poor bosses.
     
  4. EhtovK

    EhtovK Old Hand

    Drops in Nahuatlan (and pretty much everywhere) top New moon's drops, regarding everything.
     
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  5. -Skyfire-

    -Skyfire- Someday Author

    So many hours required for a few drakens and blossoms which mostly drop 5. After 26 runs, I got 153 blossoms and 3 uniques. Terrible event that is boring, has poor drop rates, and discourages grouping.
     
  6. Avarawks

    Avarawks Forum Apprentice

    It is a nice map, lots of detail. Quests flow very well. A jump point at the high point between the left lobe and the middle would go a long way towards having the map flow. It hard to feel like you are accomplishing anything when you are back running over parts of the map you've done.

    The wood drop is fine, the progress could get a modest boost from the few mini bosses that don't seem to have any purpose other than to be there.
     
  7. mjmuju

    mjmuju Junior Expert

    True dat. If only the boss still drops draken, I wouldn't mind. I just need draken so bad that I have to done this event, but after 2-3 events, the pain kicks in. With current progress' drop rate and amount, I think 3-3,5K progress is enough.
     
  8. xxxVenom

    xxxVenom Forum Apprentice

    I feel like the monster density isn't really balanced and / or the running back and forth over part of the map you've completed already is a bit tideous. You also really could shorten the quest line, it takes too long til you come "to the point", by time I am done with all those quests and ran through Blakborg, back and forth, my gaming time is over and I didn't get to the point to do the bosses.. quite annoying :/ You perhaps could bring the one and other quest together, like the last 2 (defend the guardian, go back to KH, show the tokens, thengo back Blakborg & find the portal --> show the tokens, in Blakborg defend the guardian and find the portal)
    Opposite is in Varholm, once there, you can do the boss right away. For those ladidah drops of those witch-bosses you really don't need to build up so much excitement (it's dropping to zero anyway again after you've done the spider & you see what it has dropped).
    Somebody in a previous comment mentioned, that the goal to collect 4000 fairy fire is quite a lot, not to forget that you only get 8 scrolls off that progress bar - I don't feel that's enough. And for this rareness of scrolls the bosses drop really just ridiculous *beep* :( In old new moon karabossa dropped at least sometimes a scroll as well.
    Yeah, it's a repeatable event, but I need to start all over with those already boring quests. Why not let players continue an event, where they left off? And once finished, you can start all over again (= less grinding, just sayin')
    And I keep saying, that it would be really really nice to have auto-pickup for all event items..
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2016
  9. nvmind

    nvmind Forum Inhabitant

    Today was the second time playing this new event. First time I did 3500/4000 progress to get the drakens. Today I only did 1250/4000 and gave up so I won't die because of boredom. It was my favorite event before, playing it every month. Now is the event I don't want to hear about.
     
  10. BlackHat

    BlackHat Junior Expert

    Change event please...it is the most boring and useless event in this game.
    Put 3 difficut mode as all other events
     
  11. HurrDurr

    HurrDurr Forum Apprentice

    Used 500 ander to reshuffle daily quests just to end up with "kill magotina" quest. Fun part is, that i completed karabossa quest line, so i can't complete the daily. I rotated all daily quest list, there was no "kill karabossa" quest.
    *sigh* irritating
     
  12. Yamaac_chocobo

    Yamaac_chocobo Junior Expert

    1.why not do other quest like killing pw boss and mini boss?
    2. how long have you played this game? you should know there was not kill magotina quest after 3 reshuffle times
    as R170 patchnote say
    "The reshuffling option stays, but now it will cost half of its original price. For 40 Andermant you can reshuffle each quest category and it won’t create a purely random outcome - this means you will always get all possible challenges before some of them appear again in the list. "
     
  13. bigfoot_pi

    bigfoot_pi Someday Author

    negative- there is a timer on the 50wood in the cauldron. I was fighting and got it down about 30% and it became immune again.... i quit the event at that discovery. cant spend all day farming wood... seemingly will take 150wood to defeat solo with green ess. i didnt want to waste my blue or higher....
     
  14. sebastian_fl

    sebastian_fl Count Count

    The only thing we players can do to fix the event is to stop buying the amphora keys to get the boss portals. Otherwise, they will not stop monetizing thr hell out of this event. Or, we can stop playing event at all. Otherwise, they dont care about the feedback as soon as it isnt financial feedback.

    Sad truth.
     
  15. HurrDurr

    HurrDurr Forum Apprentice

    To be completely clear:
    Daily achievements, middle quest-line, gold (3rd) quest:
    defeat 20 mini => default balor => defeat magotina => defeat pw arachna => defeat pw bearach => defeat pw khaly => defeat pw grimmag => default pw herald => default pw heredur => default 20 min => defeat balor => default magotina
    What was i thinking? I wanted to do an event quest. I saw magotina, which i couldn't complete, so i went on, then i realized that there is no karabossa and went on back to magotina, thinking that it is perhaps a display error. It wasn't.
    Your questions:
    1. Event dailies give scroll as reward - they're kind of not easy to come by... (gee, i wonder why ?)
    2. I think that i demonstrated enough above, to show that i played enough to know what i am talking about. I may have not expressed myself clear enough, but that's something completely different.

    I don't care that much about lost ander. What grinds my gears is that i was given quest that can't be completed. It's obviously a coding error, and all i wanted to do is point it out, hoping that it may be addressed in future patch.
    I did 1st-4th white token quest and last 5th quest for black token. That may be what triggered the wrong daily quest. Just guessing ....
     
  16. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    There is ... in the golden challenge for the middle quest.
    But what this awesome dude said:
     
  17. TwiliShadow

    TwiliShadow Count Count

    Ok. Just skimmed though the 3 pages. I didn't find what I was looking for.

    Would someone PLEASE explain to me why the New Moon Event is going on during the FULL MOON?

    My wife just took (tonight 11/13/2016 @ 8:32pm MST) some wonderful pictures with her new super zoom camera via clear skies of a beautiful full moon.

    One would think that this event should have taken place back during the new moon two weeks ago.
     
  18. _Baragain_

    _Baragain_ Living Forum Legend

    But what was happening two weeks ago....? Oh, that's right, the Halloween event. Heaven forbid that they have two events running at the same time and have one potentially take away money that could be spent on the other because the big P2Ps are working on the other one. They want to give them plenty of chances to spend money after all.
     
  19. BlackHat

    BlackHat Junior Expert

    It may happen when you do some quest for white and other for black token. (eg 3 white and 2 black)
    Do all quest for one color and you got the right reward.
     
  20. bLaind

    bLaind Forum Baron

    Honestly... I see no point in doing quests for both white and black tokens since you can enter only to one boss per event and the quest rewards are the same. I did only the white tokens til now and got only Karabossa for DQ :p.
     
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