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  • No, that would make it impossible for those paying to get AD from their Zen. That would reduce Cryptics earnings, which is not acceptable. Also, most players DO need items from the Zen store, like preservation wards. Cutting off the Zen store as an indirect source of those would create problems. The ZAX in its current form…
  • I did two attempts at sisters yesterday, without succeeding. This used to be a routine kill. Playing a cleric for this. This was normal CR, not RC CR. There were three points that caused issues: * The hypo hits WAY too hard. When we grouped up to handle the hypo, the group got massacred. I was throwing everything I had at…
  • Assuming you have enough heal to keep the party mostly alive: The other major contribution a healer can give to the party is buff/debuff. On my cleric I am running a succubus companion for the debuffs as well as for some small damage. It probably is only in the highest endgame zones you might need so maxed healing that you…
  • Giving out RAD will matter less, since a lot of the players will hit the daily cap anyways. The increase in available AD will be considerably smaller if you give out RAD rather than refined AD. One thing is that I am not sure old exploits affects the current AD level that much. It has been a while since there were major AD…
  • This is not an easy question to answer. You probably need to run parses to get a good answer. Things OP did not consider in his argument: * The key to the indomitables is the 20% damage increase on companions. However: The companion damage has been severely nerfed the last 6 months - that new companions now are BiS also…
  • It worked perfectly for me today: 5 from RCA, 5 for AD and 3 for promissory notes. Actually I got in total 2 more than I was supposed to.. I bought 1 for AD and 1 for promissory note earlier before bug stopped me.
  • Handing out RAD does not matter much, the 100k/day conversion to refined AD limit controls that. What really is hurting is that they are handling out refined AD in a few places now. The ZAX is being very efficiently shot down by people reselling Zen items for way more than what they get in the ZAX. As was mentioned above,…
  • He might have overshot the target somewhat :)
  • Or adjust the difficulty so random PUGs got a chance. Only need to adjust the hitpoints of the shards and adds in phase 3 down a little.
  • People that were able to claim and open a large number of free Knox Boxes can't really claim they did not understand something was bugged. In cases like this it is very obvious something is off. This is a serious case of intended exploiting. Just permaban them.
  • The result you get from opening the Spoils depends on how much % droprate you have in your QM at the time you open the spoils. It has earlier been said you need 10,5% til get R7 drops, it could be higher for PWards. I opened around 1500 Spoils with 11,5% droprate equipped and got 24 PWards.
  • This is a part of the encounter mechanics and you are supposed to do tank swapping to avoid it. If anything is to be changed about the encounter it should be reducing mob hp all over to make the encounter available for less geared teams, or at least reduce the hp of the adds from the shards.
  • The fundamental question here is what bitrate do you have on your Internet access? However note that your Internet access is only the first hop to the first router on the ISP side. The bottleneck could very well be inside the ISP network. Also how is your network at home? WiFi or cabled? Cabled is always best, you could…
  • The problem with the rewards for the achievement tokens is that they are one year old when you get them. When the event was new, everyone were looking forward to getting a legendary mount, since legendary mounts were very rare and expensive at the time the event was launched. Not so any more. The new mythic companion…
  • There are always lots of conspiracy theories and superstitions floating around for the RNG. None have ever been proved. The RNG rolls as the RNG wants, all praise the RNG!
  • It is as it should be. Heal generates a lot of aggro on all mobs - I think 1 hate for 1 hp heal. If you use Healing Word you will heal many people and generate aggro correspondingly. There is a reason why healers get +10% extra hp ;) If a mob is not getting hit by anyone it will have little aggro on anyone else and you…
  • The problem likely is that cosmetics sales will not generate enough income to keep Cryptic afloat. They need to sell items that are substantial for progress in game to generate enough income. Cosmetic sales might be fine for games like GW2 and New World that generates a lot of income from selling the basic game and…
  • I think the basic starter equipment now is the gear you can buy for adventure seals from vendor. New characters however will get what they need from the levelling questchain. If someone at old level 2 should log on today(and be auto-promoted to 20) I think they get a nice chunk of Adventure seals to catch up.
  • Your level is set as a consequence of completing certain quests in the levelling quest chain now, so Leaps and Bounds will not have any effect on that. You still need to do the quest chain as usual.
  • Nitocris explained they added Battle Pass currency as a reward for Legacy quests.
  • First of all, I do not see why they did this? There should be no need for changes to these quests? Someone either did not think or just messed up. Secondly, I think it is highly unlikely they got information detailed enough to restore the quests to where they were. At most they have logs of each reset quest. Restoring to…
  • User error, replace user and try again? :)
  • Be careful what you ask for, you might get it ;)
  • And they can add ships(probably not in the near future?), swimming(by popular demand), underwater dungeons(goes with swimming?), mounts(popular demand, but some disagreement), pets(clues in game that we'll get tamed pets soon), 100(!) person raids, or smaller raids, etc etc. Their engine can handle some 100 people in a…
  • New World at the moment seems to be a skeleton waiting to be fleshed out by expansions. And I must add: A very nice skeleton. They just do not seem to have very much content at max level for PvE people. I am sure the first expansion will fix that when they can focus on content rather than getting the base system running.…
  • It is not just internal game quality issues driving this. New World had a fairly successful launch(they had to triple the initial number of servers) on Sept 28th, that very likely has drained players from Neverwinter. This probably does not show fully in the numbers yet, but 3 days of New World and open beta early…
  • We care because Cryptic's income from the game to some extent will be directly proportional to the number of active players. Less players means less income for Cryptic. Less income means less investments into new content and eventually the game could be shut down if it does not generate enough income to cover the operating…
  • I think it is proved beyond reasonable doubt that the Neverwinter playerbase is shrinking. Most indicators say so, and my personal experiences agree. Less people in game, less activity on forums and Reddit etc etc. Declining activity over time is the expected and natural development, it happens to all game products. Over…