Hello PWI mates, I will try to describe what I understood and what I studied about the astrolabe system which is coming soon in: PWI RIPTIDEMy information can be incorrect, or inaccurate. I can misunderstood a lot of things. My information stands thanks to google trad and youtube video comprehension; hence I can have missed some details. That’s why I count on you to point out my mistakes and I will try to keep my post updating.
1: Each star node corresponds to an attribute (2 nodes can have the same attribute but 3 nodes cannot have the same attribute). The value of each attribut increases with global level and the node level.
2: The total attributes you get with your gotten star nodes
3: 4 buttons. Each button can be used with specific materials. The description of the action triggered by these buttons will be described below
4: The global level of your astrolabe. The level max is 50.
It used to make overall stats stronger. Get it by devouring other charts or the XP mat with 'astral infusion'.
5: Astral Energy: This is NOT a property of the star chart but is associated with your CHARACTER. It is shared for all star charts. It really doesn't belong in this window. With more astral level it is easier to get more points turned on when you do horoscope. It goes up when you do more horoscope rerolls.
I/ Description of the action triggered by each button
a) The “devour” button: Astral Infusion
The devour button works like the war avatar, it enables the user to devour another astrolab or specific pills and put EXP in your global astrolabe level bar.
It seems you can have 3 new astrolabs per day in FSP (with content unblocked after the Prince Mushi). The astrolabe cannot be traded (and I am not sure but it cannot be bought in boutique either)
The pill which can increase your global level is Astrobana Pearls. Should be available in the boutique.b) The “randomize” button: Horoscope
The randomize button gives you a random number of activated star nodes. More you get activated star nodes, more you get attributes. You can have less or more nodes than you previously had.IMPORTANT: When you use this button, it can give also a little bit EXP to your astral energy bar, and it is the only way to fill this bar. The amount of energy filled in this bar for each randomization seems extremely low.
The Nebula Dust Orbs needed to randomize can be gotten by dailies. Cannot be traded or bought in boutique.c) The “shuffle” button: Stargazing
This button modifies the position of the activated nodes on your star but it DOES NOT MODIFY
the number of nodes activated OR the type of attribute. Meaning that if you have 4 nodes before shuffling, you will get 4 nodes after shuffling but on different positions. It is useful to put your best attributes on better position to make them stronger.
Position of points - The outer points have stronger aptitude than the inner ones so you can do the "stargazing" shuffle to activate more outer points (though total number of points wont change). Also you want to have good stats associated with your stronger stars. Stargazing wont change the kinds of stats you have.
The needed mats (Starseeker Powder) can be obtained by dailies or can be bought in the boutique!d) The “increase node level” button: Astral Infusion
I don’t really master this one. But what I think I understood:
We can have pills which increase your total aptitude (in the center of the star) and one random birthStar node level progression in the same time.
Your aptitude level is 5 at start and 20 maximum.
A birthStar node level is 1 at start and 5 maximum each. Increasing the level of a node increases the value of its own attribute.
N.B. A fateStar node is equal to the sum of the two Birthstars it is connected to.
A pill gives +0.02 to your aptitude level and give a little bit exp to a random node level.
The pills needed are called Astrobana Pearls.
Pill lvl1 can be obtained by dailies (I think 5 per day) and enables the user to increase the aptitude level from 5 to 10 maximum. When the aptitude level is 10, you cannot use pill lvl1 with the “increase node level” button anymore.
Pill lvl2 can be only obtained by boutique and is expensive in China (I hope they will be cheaper in PWI) and enables the user to increase the aptitude level from 10 to 15.
Pill lvl3 can be only obtained by boutique and enables the user to increase the aptitude level from 15 to 20.
In the first picture on the top, you can see the nodes are level 2 with a global aptitude level of 12.18.
II/CSers vs Non-CSer
A CSer can only buy shuffle mats and aptitude level pills lvl2 and pills lvl3. It means you can be a heavy CSer, you still need a lot of luck in the randomizing process.
It means a CSer can give a big advantage only when he/she already spent time to randomize enough to get a lot of nodes at first and then use coin to get a high global level faster and suffling more than non CSers to get better stats.
It is advised by china players to have a correct astrolabe first equipped and using another astrolabe (you can get 3 per day) to randomize every day until the other astrolabe is better than your one equipped.
In that case, randomizing is not risky at all, you do not loseyour potential good astrolabe in the process !!
N.B. 4-6 nodes is a good goal to get. 7-8 nodes you need to be very lucky and 9+ you need to be extremely lucky (except if your astral energy and global level are high enough which for the first one can take months or years)
V/Information on star chart's different levels
This is the Astral XP table:
This is the chart XP table:
VI/ PWCN boutique
In PWCN, 1 gold = 1 yuan, so we can expect the prices will be large lower on PWI (yuan to euro: http://www.xe.com/fr/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=1&From=CNY&To=EUR)
Mel’s video on youtube: https://www.youtube
Asterelle on pwi forum: http://perfectworld.vanillaforums.com/discussion/770520/pch-new-update-release-04-22-2015/p6
attackerv on pwi forum: http://perfectworld.vanillaforums.com/discussion/770520/pch-new-update-release-04-22-2015/p6
attackerv on pwi forum: http://perfectworld.vanillaforums.com/discussion/770520/pch-new-update-release-04-22-2015/p7
Asterelle on pwi forum (2): http://www.arcgames.com/en/forums#/discussion/1198876/pwi-riptide-patch-announced
Edit: Thank you Asterelle and Gimmick for your help. Update + added astral/nodes table
gimmick2509 on pwi forum: http://www.arcgames.com/en/forums#/discussion/1201596/
asterelle on pwi forum: http://www.arcgames.com/en/forums#/discussion/1201596/
Edit 2: added exp table and PWCN boutique info
asterelle on pwi forum: http://www.arcgames.com/en/forums#/discussion/1201596/p2
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