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Imbuers beware

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Astrel, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Astrel

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    Getting hold of higher scrolls through using a scroll binder does not appear to be that easy.

    One would think that the arrangement of the imbuing quest NPCs would be the same on every shard, but my shard, Asuka, is different than previously reported.

    There are three NPCs, the one on the west side asks for residue and gives out both 5s and 10s irrespective of whether you have already eaten a 10, so there is no guarantee what you will get.

    The other two, south and north, ask for fragments, but I would rather buy one if what you get is going to be a lottery, as you could spend months before you get the required scroll.

    As for imbuing in general, it is obviously designed to use up everyone's money and resources (not to mention the experience of a mind numbing waste of time - lighten up devs, its a game). While it is an ingenious way of gaining skill, kudos to the devs, any use of algorithms is bound to be a joke in the end, because these percentage algorithms are not based upon 100 but probably 1000 or more, so even at 99% you can fail often.

    Generally, players do not complain about the difficulty of a skill or the fact that some of them take a long time to complete, but none of them thus far have quite matched the intricacy of imbuing and its demands on players.

    (edited correction) I could have sworn that both north and south quest NPCs aked for fragments, but only the southern one does, the other asks for nothing, so it looks like you keep giving him 50 fragments until you get a 120.
     
  2. Warpig Inc

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    I firmly believe that there is a pre generated string of %s and the random part is where you start on that string. Ever notice you miss or fail 5 times on something that is not that difficult. This string shows heavily when enhancing. The sweet spot is the 3rd try after the 5 fails.
     
  3. Nexus

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    The one on the North Corner of the Soulforge asks for Enchanted Essence. I turned in 500 of them and received a 115 scroll for every 50 of them and scroll bound them into a 120. Once your Imbuing gets over a certain point you'll get Enchanted Essence back from training, so it wasn't a big issue for me.
     
  4. Astrel

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    Dear Warpig, could be, I haven't noticed what you mentioned as I don't spend that much time on it, but I have noticed that sometimes 50% is much easier than 60%, so there appears to be little stability.
     
  5. Astrel

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    Dear Nexus, I just went back to check again. The northern NPC does not offer you a quest at all, even though he is marked as a quest giver.

    (Edit) I checked yet again on another char (non garg) and he does in fact offer the 50 essence quest, so I will use that char to get them, thanks. For some reason he doesn't like my new garg.
     
  6. Sarsmi

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    I think you have to have high enough imbuing to get the quest to turn in essences. Or maybe you have to abandon the other quests you have that give imbuing PS as a reward, not sure.
     
  7. Astrel

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    Thanks Sarsmi, just checked my garg char, he already had the quest in his queue, so that explains it.
     
  8. Astrel

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    So, I got ten 115s and made the 120, not so bad after all. That's what imbuing does to you.
     
  9. Sarsmi

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    :D

    I still have to do that one more time, I counted and I need 7 more 115's now (so 350 EE). Which isn't terrible, I can probably get that in a few days if I really try.
     
  10. NBG

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    Since the publish, I am getting residue instead of essence from the stuff I am imbuing. I think dev really lowered what you can get from unraveling imbued items.
     
  11. Deepwoods

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    You can get the 500 Enchanted Essence within 3 to 4 hours all you have to do is just keep clicking and Unravel
    Their seeems to be no dig change due to the Publish just small ones
     
  12. Astrel

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    On a lighter note, before SA was released I went around and bought lots (70+) of doom AF weapons, like the maces, usually from 3-5k, and I discovered tonight that they can actually be unravelled for 1 frag each. I also bought a bunch of minor AF too, and even tonight I picked some up at 498gp that gave frags.

    If you want a bunch of essence, go through your runic made armor and sort out the junk. I did, and practically every piece gave essence, the odd frag, but no residue.
     
  13. Lord Frodo

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    I found a vendor house that had all his weps/armor/jewels all for 100gp. LOL he is empty now. Got a 75/25 split residue/essance and 3 relics. All the residue were 2 per unravil with a few at 3. Some of the essance were double.
     
  14. Ender

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    um, what?



    I just got 500 essence, and turned it all in for 115s to the guy in the northeast corner. 10 115s = 1 120. Now I just have to GET TO 120 imbuing. :/