Bonus Refinement Points Event! - Details are wrong

reg1981
reg1981 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 1,410 Arc User
I'm a little confused.

https://arcgames.com/en/games/neverwinter/news/detail/10717374

Bonus Refinement Points starts Thursday, November 22 at 7:30am PT (or after maintenance)

Nov 22nd is a Wednesday.

Also, the launcher says maintenance is tomorrow Nov 21st = Tuesday.
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  • kiraskytower
    kiraskytower Member Posts: 455 Arc User
    The Tuesday maintenance makes sense given that Thursday is a US Holiday (Thanksgiving). But the question of when the event starts is still there ...

    The in game calendar shows all the events starting on WED the 22nd ... so I am guessing the announcement is wrong about things starting on Thursday.
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  • earlgreybeard
    earlgreybeard Member Posts: 394 Arc User
    the maintenance is happening Wednesday because of Thanksgiving Holiday
    I think that's maybe how the dates got mixed up

    so the event probably will start after it, I would wait for an announcement from the acting CM
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  • obsiddia
    obsiddia Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 1,022 Arc User
    For further clarity: Is the 40k cap on RP daily? or for the whole event?
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  • kiraskytower
    kiraskytower Member Posts: 455 Arc User
    obsiddia said:

    For further clarity: Is the 40k cap on RP daily? or for the whole event?

    It appears to be per character (level 70) for the event. I know that makes it much less of a big deal than the old Double RP events, but it is what we have now ...
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  • oldbaldyone
    oldbaldyone Member Posts: 1,840 Arc User
    > @kiraskytower said:
    > For further clarity: Is the 40k cap on RP daily? or for the whole event?
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    > It appears to be per character (level 70) for the event. I know that makes it much less of a big deal than the old Double RP events, but it is what we have now ...

    Correction...it makes it basically a non-event. I understand the need for a limit i guess but when people used to use double to to basically save millions...hundreds of thousands in today's rp....70k character bound isn't going to really get anyone pumped up.
  • anguskart
    anguskart Member Posts: 44 Arc User
    edited November 2017
    I assumed it was just a cap on the max you could accrue at one time, but if you use it up and get below the cap you could earn more. At least I hope thats how it works.
    A hard limit of 40k earned and thats it? yes, that makes it a total non-event.
    Especially if it stretches that 40k over the entire 5-6 days. We can easily earn that much with just normal gem drops.
    So where is the "event"?
  • anguskart
    anguskart Member Posts: 44 Arc User
    edited November 2017
    So its not really an "event" at all then. Just a way to make us fill up our inventories with gems we can't use until its over.
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  • agilesto
    agilesto Member Posts: 516 Arc User
    40k per character during the entiere event? Well so that's basically a useless "event", it doesn't even grant enough RP to get one enchant from R12 to R13.
    I make way more RP in only one day combining WF, DH and QM, so it won't change anything.

    40k for the entiere week-end is absolutly abysmal and reflect yet another bad design choice. Do they even know the amount of RP you need to get one artifact from green to mythic? Or one enchant from 10 to 14? And they're giving us 40k over the week-end, in an event that people were looking for since we won't have double RP anymore?

    Stunning really
  • jade1280
    jade1280 Member Posts: 174 Arc User
    What is this about getting refinment points from killing enemies?
  • rafaelda
    rafaelda Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 662 Arc User
    anguskart said:

    So its not really an "event" at all then. Just a way to make us fill up our inventories with gems we can't use until its over.

    The event wont give you gems, it will give you small amounts or RP on killing foes, it goes to your RP currency directly...


    Like oldbaldyone this isnt a real event this not even close what we used to seva oin 2x RP, btw this event should be replaced with another edition of x2 Enchantments and runes... much better than this one...
  • namelesshero347
    namelesshero347 Member Posts: 2,109 Arc User
    Boooo. Sneaky way to do away with double gems from leadership bags and lockboxes.
  • litaaers
    litaaers Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 871 Arc User
    The limit is just on earning from kills. You can refine normally all you want.
  • litaaers
    litaaers Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 871 Arc User

    Boooo. Sneaky way to do away with double gems from leadership bags and lockboxes.

    That would not have been affected by the old event, anyway. Mixing it up with x2 Enchants.

  • niadan
    niadan Member Posts: 1,635 Arc User
    edited November 2017
    Why complain? Free RP is Free RP. And it isn't really hard to get non free RP. UES is another story.
  • litaaers
    litaaers Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 871 Arc User
    jade1280 said:

    What is this about getting refinment points from killing enemies?

    To replace the old event, whereby people hoarded zillions of RP stones for the event, they changed the RP system, and this replacement event allows you to get additional RP points (NOT RP stones, gems or runes/enchants) directly into your RP pool by fighting enemies. There is a 40k cap on RP points earned this way, but normal RP refining *should* be unaffected by this cap.

    Think of it as Coins of Waukeen, but you get RP instead of Bags. Just fight enemies within (7 ?) levels of your level and it will happen automatically.
  • ecrana#2080
    ecrana#2080 Member Posts: 1,654 Arc User
    As expected, the event sounds like a poor replacement for 2x refinement. But I'm sure the situation is being monitored and the event will be adjusted as needed over time...yup, pretty, pretty sure this is what will happen... :|
  • plasticbat
    plasticbat Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 10,461 Arc User

    Boooo. Sneaky way to do away with double gems from leadership bags and lockboxes.

    You got confused. 2xEnchant will still be available. In fact, you can see that in the calendar. I believe it will be in Christmas time. 2xEnchant is the time you open bags.

    This 'event' is to replace 2xRP.
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  • marv700#9957
    marv700#9957 Member Posts: 135 Arc User
    kreatyve said:

    Maintenance is tomorrow. The Bonus RP event starts on Wednesday. The 40k cap is per character, over the course of the entire event.

    40K is nothing. Do the devs even know how much refinement it takes to refine things? Should be more like 200K. Even then it's not a lot, but at least it would make a dent.
  • greywynd
    greywynd Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 6,458 Arc User
    It takes a bit over 8k per rank for a legendary artifact, so you're looking at 4+ ranks from the event.
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  • anguskart
    anguskart Member Posts: 44 Arc User
    edited November 2017
    rafaelda said:

    anguskart said:

    So its not really an "event" at all then. Just a way to make us fill up our inventories with gems we can't use until its over.

    The event wont give you gems, it will give you small amounts or RP on killing foes, it goes to your RP currency directly...
    I know it wont give gems, but the gems we do get will probably also add to the cap so we will have to save them to convert after the event.
  • oldbaldyone
    oldbaldyone Member Posts: 1,840 Arc User
    anguskart said:

    rafaelda said:

    anguskart said:

    So its not really an "event" at all then. Just a way to make us fill up our inventories with gems we can't use until its over.

    The event wont give you gems, it will give you small amounts or RP on killing foes, it goes to your RP currency directly...
    I know it wont give gems, but the gems we DO normally get will probably also add to the cap so we will have to save them to convert after the event.
    I doubt it. This is a brand new mechanic - giving Rp points directly - so I'm sure they just put a cap on that mechanic. If they put a cap on all RP gains for the event, that would be silly and be the first time in history they actually made it harder to gain the currency that the event is trying to double.
  • litaaers
    litaaers Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 871 Arc User

    As expected, the event sounds like a poor replacement for 2x refinement. But I'm sure the situation is being monitored and the event will be adjusted as needed over time...yup, pretty, pretty sure this is what will happen... :|

    With the new refinement system, and green gear EASILY refinable now, you should be getting MORE RP.



  • litaaers
    litaaers Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 871 Arc User

    kreatyve said:

    Maintenance is tomorrow. The Bonus RP event starts on Wednesday. The 40k cap is per character, over the course of the entire event.

    40K is nothing. Do the devs even know how much refinement it takes to refine things? Should be more like 200K. Even then it's not a lot, but at least it would make a dent.
    Since this is BONUS RP for just doing what people do anyways, methinks thou doth protest too much.
  • mysteriasdrassa
    mysteriasdrassa Member Posts: 299 Arc User
    Agree with litaaers... with the new refining system that alows faster leveling of items (at least up to orange level) a bonus 40k of refining points just for killing things you would normally kill anyway is a welcome bonus.. makes me think perhaps folks do complain just for the sake of complaining
  • neirgara
    neirgara Member Posts: 334 Arc User
    1. They lowered RP Requirements in a way, that you need only about 1/2 as before, making it 2xRP all the time.

    2. The double Enchantment Events are still happening, and they do not only affect Enchantments but ALL RP Stones.

    3. While you get RP during this event, you still will get RP Stones as before, so it's an additional bonus.

    As you see, you actually get more than in "the good ol' times". Exactly up to 40k RP per character during a set timespan for killing enemies (which you probably would also be doing without this event).

    Also, this IS an event. It actually says "If you do task X during the next Y days, you will get Z". That is exactly the same as Waukeen or Tymora. Just with a cap.

    So please stop being so entitled.
  • plasticbat
    plasticbat Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 10,461 Arc User
    40K RP may not be a lot. However, 40K as a cap may be a big cap because I don't know how many RP we can get per kill. If it is a ONE RP per kill, this cap is not easy to reach in 6 days.
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  • bawkru
    bawkru Member Posts: 60 Arc User
    woot pay to win event i like these now i just need 50 leadership alts that are lvl 70 and i can get something from this event