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So I have been dong some calculations and...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by swroberts, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. swroberts

    swroberts Journeyman
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    Received 1 drop over a 2 hour period...and can only really play seriously once a week....the conjurure's robe thingy is 100 points.....the minor artifact is 1 point....carry the one....soooo 1.92 years. I don't think this arc will run this long....I'm not sure the game will run this long

    I thought it was enjoyable. Slightly discouraged, because it is really just another event where you need a GD to compete. It's in town, so you cannot cast RC...mystics out...and nothing is bardable...so that template style is out...I was doing ok on my dexter I was the only sword fighter here, everyone else was a GD tamer type or a mage(not sure what damage they were getting).

    Anyway, I understand the need for rarity, but I think it is way out of reach for the casual player. I can play Saturday and Sunday mornings before the kids get up, but on Cats...those are some seriously dead times and even though I think some of the Captains are soloable(over time), the Bard is not worth the trouble.

    My recommendations would be:
    1. Make Captains discordable
    2. Get rid of the Bards...they don't make it better, they make it longer
    3. Make the RC summons controllable like a pet so it can be cast in town
     
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  2. Petra Fyde

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    I tried with my tamer and GD - I died a lot. I actually do better with my warrior, jousting rogues and assassins. Don't forget the orange petals though.
    Controllability on RCs won't help, can't cast earth, air, fire or water eles etc either, they're controllable.
     
  3. swroberts

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    That's what I pretty much ended up doing was jousting. Interesting note on the RC's. Those bards should go though....
     
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  4. GalenKnighthawke

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    They've said a couple of times now that the items will be available after the invasion is over. As in the items will be a permanent part of the game.

    Having said that I don't like the drop rate either.

    -Galen's player
     
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  5. DJAd

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    I think it's fantastic. I was on my stealth tamer and getting stuck right in. Just under 2 hours playing and I had 4x arties. I only had luck bonus from the statue but want to get a luck suit now.
     
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    When this was first announced, I worked out a list of items I wanted. Step 2 was to add up how many mArties I needed, Step 3 was playing the event last night, and Step 4 was to whittle my list down to 1-2 items. Right now, I am just aiming for 25 to get an epaulette for a sampire character. Anything after that will be a bonus.
     
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  7. TheGrimReefer

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    Do not forget the -60SSi -3 FC -5 FCR Force Walk buff they love to hand out often which also makes it quite long. We could also do without the whole Sucking us in crap. I tried my tamer with a 2800 luck suit and got a few arties, but I got way more on my Thrower using mass AIs. Only problem is you cannot leech of the captains. Also I have noticed that if you have more then 1 bard captain, the discords stack, basically giving you slim skill points.
     
  8. Shakkara

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    Just tried to kill a captain, was beating on it for at least 15 minutes, then when at 10% health, it ran away. And despawned. I ran all the way around town trying to find it, nothing. Just gone.

    Grrrr....
     
  9. SlayerofBunnys

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    I was using a katana on my palidin and laughing after I noticed my swingspeed was 10.25. It was at that point that another bard showed up and my swing speed went to 11.75. I guess the semi-good thing is that it seemed the other nearby Captains were also effected.
     
  10. hen

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    I tried my boat cannon. Heavy grapeshot was doing around 24 damage a shot. Not worth what it takes to get a fuse cord and powder charge.
     
  11. outcry

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    Luck really has no bearing , yesterday a guild mate and I did the event for about 4 hours I had 2250 luck suit on using GD and she had one luck robe with 140 on using GD she got 8 outta 12 drops having lower luck
     
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  12. Lorax_Pacific

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    I played 15 minutes before leaving for work this morning and got one minor artifact. I was on my archer and there were two greater dragon tamers around. I did die once.

    Seemed pretty fun and Im excited to play once the kiddo gets homework done and gets in bed.

    -Lorax
     
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  13. Shakkara

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    13 artifacts from an evening of play, not bad.

    Did invasions in 4 cities and got credit for 3 of the beacons. We were at it with ~10 people. 2 tamers with dragons to tank the captains, rest of us mostly mages and archers. I got most the artifacts of champions but also sometimes one from killing minor spawn.

    The RNG was really streaky, at one time I got 4 artifacts in half an hour, and then I played for over an hour and got none.

    Didn't have much luck on my character to speak of. Didn't use statue.
     
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  14. kongomongo

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    Captains have a spawn point which they are anchored to. If they vanish they got teleported there.

    It happens because the non tank chars run away from them and drag them away from the spawn point.
     
  15. Eaerendil

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    2 x nights with each 3 h. playing (08.00-11.p., when the wife and the baby slept): 20 Drops out of 4 invasions (3 x reptile, 1 x demon). Think I will get my robe by the mid of november. No hurry. Standard tamer with 2200 luck.

    You guys are right: Avoid the bards - they are annoying. Mages, Necros, Mystics give nice fights.

    Planning to get the hooded robe this time. The rest after the arc is over and the System is permanent.

    Ah, btw: 2-3 tamers for tanking and the rest throws spells and arrows. Very much old-shool tactics. Works nicely.

    And: I think the demon spawn is hard. These bone demons take tons of damage...
     
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    Ok, new calculation: One invasion of Vesper, undead spawn. Together with 6 People. Took 1 hour and 20 min. Got 7 drops with ordinary Tamer, 2200 luck. One account. Getting better from day to day. Luring away bards and killing necros, mages, swordsmen, fencer... REALLY EASY!
     
  17. G.v.P

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    Not sure if I should start a new thread or jump this one or what, but one thing I recommend above all else is to do a Staff of Pyros quality of life publish, in which the Top 3 damagers get Minax arties from bosses. One drop per boss is ridiculous for an event geared for group play.

    I'd get rid of the bards, as well, but I don't think the RC change would be easy to do, and even if it was, I think it would be way too powerful for PvP. It is a shame you have to start every fight with a GDragon tank, but eh.
     
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  18. Obsidian

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    I'm having no luck at all. I got 4 drops on day 1. 1 drop on day 2. And ZERO drops today. I am getting frustrated. I'm actively playing 2 hours each day in the evening and chasing spawn, attacking captains. When I get to the lighthouse it is always already damaged by other players. Can they please up the drop rate so more people get them? This is nuts.
     
  19. Eaerendil

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    As other people mentioned before, it depends on the number of players you are cooperating with. Best setup seems to be about 4-6 Players. When I am fighting with 15+ people, the number of drops I get is quite small...
     
  20. MalagAste

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    The number I get is 0 when there are more than 2 or 3 people on a captain.... the number I get when less than 2 or 3 is sometimes 1... But I more often than not get a drop from the tower IF and that is a BIG IF ...... I was at the tower every time it went vulnerable..... if not I don't even get that drop.
     
  21. Luvmylace

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    too tedious ,esp with the grief that going on