Feedback November/December 2022: Events feedback

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  1. Melethainiel

    Melethainiel Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

    Dear Heroes of Dracania,

    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
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  2. NicuuChu

    NicuuChu Someday Author

    I just got two complaints:

    -rewards\work to get them
    I mean, personally, u can make the progress bar as long as u wish to but please, don't make me go through 50 useless rewards just to get to the final good one :\
    Give little nice things along the way, so that it doesnt feel like a big struggle and a rush to the finish line..

    -ranger playstyle
    With Dragan set u made a warrior out of a ranger. Yes you get a cute dps buff, but rangers, unlike the war class, do not have the tools to sustain melee combat, especially for boss fights, which are all dodge-or-die situations..
    So, why don't u give the rangers back the old net\explosive playstyle? Everyone loved it, I never heard someone complain about it, but u dumped it for some unknown reason and opted to transform Rangers into glass cannon Wars.. Idk guys x)

    And aside from that : Sargon\Desert both need little reworks and some love like you did with moon events
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  3. BarbaroSelvagem

    BarbaroSelvagem Forum Apprentice

    Here ur glass cannon: .
    Ranger is the second most tanky class
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  4. NicuuChu

    NicuuChu Someday Author

    Thx for ur stupid reply that just proves my point: a ranger forced to play like a warrior and having to dodge every relevant hit to sustain a fight.
    A 2h build maxed ranger (like myself) can have an average 2.9M hp (with 5 winter runes), even if u were able to go up as much as 3.9M it would still not be enough to tank boss hits since the class itself doesnt have the tools needed to do so.
  5. orbarber32

    orbarber32 Forum Greenhorn

    There is no way I can play 20 plus hours a day that is required now to complete events. You have made them too long. I will not reward that by paying my hard earned money. I used to be a premium customer, but no more. You have lost me.

    FAALHAAS Forum Commissioner

    What am I missing? What good one? As good as every final prize in events lately are crappy lootboxes that give out useless rewards.

    With that being said, the only feedback i got for DSO: Stop with the lootboxes please! Give out fixed rewards as you finish a progress bar.
  7. ☆Đдяkאєşş☆

    ☆Đдяkאєşş☆ Active Author

    if an event is as imperfect as designed then it is not thrown into the game. I don't think a week will change that because the problem is that you had to raise the advance drop, as you said. One week, still means waste of time and a lot of resources, the players are not stupid and have understood for years how things are going in this game. An example is The lowering of the value of the gems in ruthless, it is real we are not dreaming of , yet 3 times you announced the increase in quality. Here these things are the real problem, in addition to the bugs and the malfunctioning of the magician's skills. sometimes it is better to tell the truth to avoid these bad figures and user resentment
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  8. mestamer67

    mestamer67 Padavan

    I have been playing since May 2011 and I have lasted too long. I have always found an incentive to play but lately I see that you are really weighing it down despite having a strong enough hero.
    The gems that fall in slaughter are of little value, and you said they were better, untrue.
    The jewel of gems never arrived and I've been looking for it for a year now. Rewards are ridiculous in every event. No new weapons or items worth playing.
    No new events and I am very sure that the implementation will not bring big news, only new maps. Give me one hope so that I can continue playing here after 11 years, otherwise I will quit permanently, I'm sorry.
  9. gintarszb

    gintarszb Junior Expert

    First ..Ghost festival event must be not released in such bad shape.. , better CE delayed. Many players not playing event /mini at all.

    New "Onyx Tiger" mount from event reflects all event and whole games status - poor animal all blurry ,without eyes and sound , where is a quality control ?:eek:

    And where is a teaser for upcoming CE? No videos from developers and new CM ...:(
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  10. bilybob

    bilybob Junior Expert

    Regarding the current rotation of events:

    Ghost: Little to no interest in this event. Progress bars too long, rewards are meh and event uniques are trash. If not for the codes that gave progress I would not have moved off the first bar. in both the main and mini. Loot boxes are a steaming pile of excrement as a reward.
    Moon: I like most players appreciate the rework of the Moon events with the enhancement rewards at the end.
    Sargon: Needs updating and I really only play currently for wisdom rewards, but once I reach 300 I may not bother with it at all.
    Desert of Essence: This is a pass for me. Another event that once had unique items that all players wanted. Not entered in probably 6 months.

    Why not bring back Dark Dwarf Heist, Defeat the Undefeatable, Invasion Events and a Stormball 2022?

    Hopefully, a rework of the Solstice event is worthy.

    I had many friends in a once very active English guild of 50 that now has a handful of members. Most of them left to play a new release last Fall. Some have since soured on that new title and had returned to see what was new in DSO. There was nothing that peaked their interest and they are now happy playing another title. These were players that had played DSO pretty much since day one.

    I know, I know, there is no money to be invested in a game that is 12 years old, on an old defunct platform and has a dwindling following. Just kick the plug from the wall already and let it flatline if this is the best you can do so that we can all move on.

    Unrelated to events, but the gem drops have been horrible both in maps and from cubes. I bought Premium last month after an almost 8 month hiatus, but it expired yesterday and I'm not renewing it. The gem drops have been comprised of mostly polished accompanied with the odd radiant, but rarely anything higher. I'd like to upgrade my gems before this decade is over.
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  11. DamarèRo

    DamarèRo Padavan

    I am agreed with what you say guys.

    Don't give us a huge progress bar with a gamble final rewards. I get only EDIT from those chest/boxes! Our work, a lot of time lost for a gamble, not funny anymore.(I didn't even bother to finish this nonsens event)

    I apreciate the last bonus code, I forgot they still exist for this game since the last one.
    Last edited by moderator: Nov 12, 2022
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  12. danielcarol3

    danielcarol3 Someday Author

    Who do these events for?
    R// for those pretty nice little people who, well, earn 16 hours a day and who have a lot of free time or a lot of money, whatever it is, only they can complete it

    One proposal is that they could put two optional bars, one where very advanced players who can complete these events do it and another where those who can't have alternative options so they can improve their character (it's ridiculous that they put endless bars for everyone xd)

    ps: they better fix that once and for all if they do the same with the winter event with endless bars and unsatisfactory rewards maybe people will end up completely ignoring it except for two things.
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  13. Dimash1964

    Dimash1964 Forum Apprentice

    making an event longer doesn't mean making it harder but just more boring (1100 rounds for gwenfara in ruthless mod / 800 + in blood) the prizes ?? it takes courage to call them AWARDS .... with the last prize of the cassettes that give wisdom (and who is at 300 what does it take?) or grow up for the pets (and who has pulled them all up what does it take?) fragments of anxiety ( you do them effortlessly in Brigavik) a few mounts (the character does not get stronger with a different mount except for the manticore that brings the riding speed to 23) a jewel that almost everyone now has (and that in any case if you have 1 on it becomes dust ) ... jewelry boxes (same as above) .... so what are the end-of-event prizes ??? Anything!!! so why finish it ?? just ignore it. same thing for sargon event etc. etc. IF ALL PLAYERS BEGIN TO IGNORE THESE SUBSPECIES OF EVENTS MAYBE THEY WILL BE FORCED TO CHANGE THEM.
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  14. cogix

    cogix Regular

    I share the same feeling as many of other players here.
    I wrote the support to know if there are going to be changes, but after a week no answer.
    My deluxe account will expire those days and for sure I won't activate it until there is something worth for it.
    As right now there are no interesting events, actually there are 2 events: Dragan and next Aniversary, which I hope to drop the weapon because this year I played with 3 toons and 0 weapon.
    All the rest of events are now full of craps, useless items, useless rewards, just lose of time
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  15. DocWhisky

    DocWhisky Forum Mogul

    The post for the new Big Game Hunt leaves more questions than answers. So my question is... Will the Devs be doing an event walk thru post like they used to do?? or will we be left trying to figure out whats going on for ourselves again???
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  16. RantNRave

    RantNRave Someday Author

    Maybe its a bit premature, but judging by the BGH event guide posted, its already looking like a repeat of ween event.

    72/81/90 + 2% capping out at 144/162/180 - merciless
    88/99/110 +2% capping out at 176/198/220 - bloodshed

    level 100 progress required to complete = 150,000.

    50 boss kill to maintain 100% bonus at 2% progression - 7,311 total progress
    142689 to grind there after, only 720 more bosses on bloodshed, assuming you hit mean average drops.

    I dont know who thinks up this crap honestly, while i applaud changes to events for the better, this event was fine slaying 100-200 bosses before on practically any difficulty. trying to contemplate this many boss kills straight (to maintain bonus) is a joke even with attire.
    Another event sucking out 7k + infernal frags and/or 7k keys of prowess, something I dont have due to crappy drops in game.
    (yes even getting daily inf frags from emila, materaii vendor, and pw chests doesn't help when these altered events require so much, keys of prowess is the biggest joke, farming desert sentinel til your eyes bleed and develope carpal tunnel)

    4X progress drops out of the *improved* bosses, but judging by the entrance is only dropped from progress bar and not bought from thabo, or the "craftable" 6 bosses in 1, I think its an interesting concept but only for a select few lol. (buffed mortis just sounds painful solo on mage).. while these might reduce overall total to complete the event, its limited by the way its obtained, said in the event guide.

    ill hold my breathe on the 6 in 1 boss challenge arena, for 15k andermant a pop for mythic cloak drop (bosses) and ring (chest clear), I hope the drop rate is better than 1% for those that attempt it.

    tl;dr 800 bosses worth it?
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2022
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  17. cigarbennett

    cigarbennett Old Hand

    I was not going to say anything about BGH until it was actually on the live server. But WTH why not. Did Bigpoint not learn anything from the Halloween event????? Yes you decreased the progress but at the same time decreased the amount of progress for the drops. It is Halloween event all over again.

    If the live event is what it is in this walk through. Just talking about doing merciless. Starting with zero stacks.

    You are looking at in the neighborhood of killing 20 end bosses an hour, 10 hours a day, for 10 days. Once you get 100 stacks even if you maintain 20 kills an hour you can cut your time in half. BUT that is still 5 hours a day! Even if you are willing to spend money for Event Attire, portals for this new arena, essence, Mighty spirit guards etc. You are not cutting the playtime by any drastic amount of time. Besides an old die hard Drakensang fan like me who is on here all day. Who has four to ten hours a day playtime.

    I am sure some guy is willing to spend $200.00 and play 10 hours strait a day to finish this thing. But the vast majority of players even the ones who spend money are not going to mess with this. I get it you are in business to make money. But at the same time you can not drive away your customers.

    Right now game chat is just full of everyone saying that this event is a bust before it is even released to the live servers.


    Edited by cigarbennett 11/22/2022 3:23pm MST

    One final thought. Please clarify you use decimal points in the walk through 155.000 total progress level 100 players.

    So is it 155.000 = one hundred fifty five progress?

    Or do you mean 155,000 = one hundred fifty five thousand progess?
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2022
  18. Gfy2FR

    Gfy2FR Forum Apprentice

    Not to mention you also need thousands of prowess keys to be able to do this event. The old mechanic with sentinel + boss dropping progress allowed you to farm them while doing event but it s apparently gone. I wonder how any new player can do this thing in its new state!
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    FAALHAAS Forum Commissioner

    Really starts to look like this:

    Step1: They are doing everything they can to drain players from their resources by making events like this
    Step2: Make it harder to gain these resources for free
    Step3: Put resources in shop/lootboxes
    Step4: Gameover :)
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  20. trakilaki

    trakilaki Living Forum Legend

    Quite contrary, BP knows what is doing. It is the players who never learn from the past.