The new 'xmas' cape

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  1. perrush

    perrush Active Author

    The end reward of the xmas event seems to be a cape which gives you x% increased droprate.

    First of all, 3% (like on test server) seems very low. Let me do some math.

    for 1 purple item in temple sector, we need to kill 300 mobs -> droprate = 0.00333%

    increase this droprate with 3% and we get a 0.00343% droprate, meaning that we need to kill 'only' 291 mobs for the same item.

    (easier calculation : 300 * 0.97 = 291)

    Yet another way to put it. For every 33 purple items, you'll find 1 extra. This is, imho, not enough as an end reward for the main event of the year.


    But I have a suggestion. Why not make a gemstone which increases the droprate and which could only be placed into that cloak. My suggestion, call it Pyrite aka fools gold.

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  2. Marce

    Marce Junior Expert

    Or Unique gear, not everyone can wear cloaks yet
  3. Talicni

    Talicni Forum Connoisseur

    When was the last time you got good cape from event, why would this one be an exception?
  4. Paavelsons

    Paavelsons Regular

    talicni. sargon event btw.

    well with this cloack dso just found how to fool players again. but well see what it brings.

    and i agree yes. that this bonus should be gem. what can be inlaid to head ware. or in ass xD
  5. Zokin

    Zokin Forum Expert

    Yes i agree with this gemstone thing... And anyway how can we know that this cloak actually increases droprate?
  6. multitoonz

    multitoonz Forum Great Master

    LOL, DSO and increased drop rates, that's too funny.
  7. Geobli

    Geobli Advanced

    1 in 100 is 1%, right? so 1 in 300 is 0.33% and not 0.00333%. :D

    And I don't get this part "For every 33 purple items, you'll find 1 extra"? What?o_O

    But yeah I agree with that, this item is total fail, even if you get it free without any "work", like the talent dwarf has. So low +% of something that is already very low, shows no difference, and it's not worth "losing" something(Cloak or talent) for it.

    P.S. Like the last time that they "increased" drop rate of Unique items from bosses with 1700%, did you see any difference? Because I didn't, can't drop even the mask from Khaly anymore. So... 3%? :D "Winter Festival Bag"? A more suitable name would be "Winter Trololo Bag".
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  8. perrush

    perrush Active Author

    This first one, you're right, the second one I'm.

    If you get 3% more of 33, that will be 34. So actually the 3% increased droprate should worh, in the long term, as a 3% increase of CoT, andermant, GoP and Gold looted.

    But that's the theory. Still looking for that 1700% increase on uniques myself
  9. Geobli

    Geobli Advanced

    I didn't say that you where wrong at the second one, I said I didn't get what you mean there. So you mean "For every 33 purple you where dropping with out that item, you gonna get +1 more with 'Winter Festival Bag' equipped.", I get it now, if was a "+" before the "1" probably I wouldn't get confused. :) And I thought with "extra" you mean extraordinary :) like we write "leg" for legendary. :D
  10. galadriale

    galadriale Junior Expert

    Given that we don't know the drop rate for items of different quality, it's quite hard to judge the value of the cape. But the above estimated calculation is quite close to reality. The 3% increase is almost nothing. And what about the case in legendary and unique items? I wouldn't say worth it for this cape, such small value increase is disappointing. I suggest something like "30% increase in drop quality" to make it tempting
  11. Brian1919

    Brian1919 Junior Expert

    Agreed, the cape is quite a big let down as a reward. If it kept the crappy drop rate boost while having some other stats then that would make it more desirable.
  12. Master0fpuppets

    Master0fpuppets Forum Baron

    Owh guys :D the Cloak from Winter Soltice event does not increase drop rate but rather decreases the chance of finding items. You can always melt it. :D:p
  13. Talicni

    Talicni Forum Connoisseur

    They changed it it increases drop rate now.
  14. Master0fpuppets

    Master0fpuppets Forum Baron

    Realy? :eek: I wonder does it work for Cloak quests in the Halls of the Dead. :rolleyes: hmm...
  15. Guitarman

    Guitarman Forum Master

    If this is true... We probably have to kill mobs until <10% hp then changed cloak :)
  16. NightWalker

    NightWalker Board Analyst

    To be honest, using a good cloak to kill faster will probably yield the same result as 3% better drop rate. Remember, only on normal monsters.
  17. Vendetta

    Vendetta Forum Apprentice

    I suggest they change the last reward from cloak and make it as a pet (like the ones who give +5% hp)
  18. Brian1919

    Brian1919 Junior Expert

    Think that would be equally disappointing.
  19. Muscle

    Muscle Forum Pro

    All i know the cloak does is disable the drops :p I know that's a bug, but still agree it sucks. Well atleast it's worth something, which is 15k glyphs :D
  20. Brian1919

    Brian1919 Junior Expert

    That's why you need to equip it before you go into a wilderness or dungeon.
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