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  • Completely agree. Although I have so far only dabbled with the instance to fill in bits of free time, I have to say I'm impressed with what the devs have done here. Stopping people from charm-tanking ( great idea); removing other-class buffs ( undecided - makes it far easier with a cleric than a similarly geared veno for…
  • What darkdemen says - keep repeating levels you have done already to get 10 buff points each time. It can be a bit tedious but you can 'select' the levels you want to do. I would advise the attack level buff ( if you get 400 points for example you get an extra 4x30 attack levels). With tt90 gear you will have few attack…
  • Not sure what level your characters are. I have a lvl 31 character that has a quest Production Skill - Visit The Elder ( green quest ) received at lvl 30 I think (maybe 28). Another char of mine (level 26) doesn't have the quest yet.
  • Thank you. I'll be hoping my new settings help with the advanced mode of FSP later
  • sylenthunder wrote: » The drop in FPS is entirely on the capability of your system. Even in big battles I don't drop much below 25FPS which is perfectly playable. If your system cannot handle the load on the CPU, then turn on simple models. It helps a lot. How do you set "simple models" ? Is there a setting somewhere ?
  • we also get them on a server-by-server basis as compensation whenever there's a major fluff-up like frequent bad lag / unable to connect / server down for long period. There's the small matter of server merges on 5 Aug so expect 3 months of 2x drops from about the 8th onwards ;)
  • I've only done Fire + Metal so far ( with lunar lvl 95 weapon) +2 refines. I found fire slightly easier, unless head resets - its a long way to chase him back then mobs build up a bit. I'm not sure kiting would help in Earth as the mobs move so quickly they are on top of you as your first hit lands. Then again they'll be…
  • You sound a lot like me. I've been full Vana 3 for a year plus now. I haven't the time / interest to try for R9, but equally I can't think of anything I could do if I had better refines / shards than I do now. I recently upgraded my weapon from +7 to +10, but still can't one-shot mobs in Phoenix Valley for instance - so it…
  • A lot depends on what your current gear is AND what you are aiming for. Vana 3 gear is still within reach of people who play regularly without being connected all day. Rank 9 is a wholly different matter. I have never wanted for Rank 9 since the simple calculation of: Cost of Rank 9 / amount possible to farm per day =…
  • Is it possible you had used up all the free Prestige you get from it ? I can't remember how much you get but it will disappear once used up.
  • As a veno, I get even more frustrated with the fact that 90% of the BMs I squad with use HF before my amp casts at the start of a boss fight. It's like some kind of contest to show their skill lands first. I don't mind for subsequent amp / HFs during a longer fight as I will need to switch back to fox form at exactly the…
  • Are you a StormBringer / DuskBlade by any chance ? I am unable to enter Morai from certain places but can from others.
  • Shroud in both cases. I joined Shroud first and aimed to get maxed up on prestige to get both, though now I'll probably get neither. I think the flyer is a bit too pricey for a bound item, and the weapon way less impressive without recast. I also liked the sound of the Shroud skill first, and although I'm tempted by…
  • Yes the Shroud scythe Sylvae mentions, when recast, has really impressive stats. I would love the recast version of it, but I think getting the mats from maze runs will be way too time-consuming for me personallly. I have both the Quest reward Morai weapon ( level 95) but still think the maze level 85 one does slightly…
  • I've often suspected that most people at least occasionally cash/ credit shop in this game. Most do it without making any fuss and perhaps because of the slight stigma attached to it. Although I'm a totally free-to-play player (with pretty average gear to prove it b:chuckle), I agree fully with the previous poster. If this…
  • Post #13 in this thread http://pwi-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?t=1733581&page=2
  • A lot depends on whether you plan to go G16 ( vana 3 ) soon. There you'll get +40 att levels guaranteed but only a small chance of any channeling ( -3% I think, which is nothing if you already have 27%). If healing is your concern, go for the wand or sword ( smaller range - ie guaranteed better lower heal). If you have…
  • You get these from the level 95+ maze. The one I did dropped 16 ( I believe the number is variable with 16 being the max). Other people in the squad got Skypool Scriptures ( the material required to make the Morai recast weapons). 4 x Earthbless Tomes can make 1 x Skypool Scriptures so I'm not going to try for the 720 I…
  • Well that's even stranger than having no quests at 55, and a bigger problem by the sound of it. I have an SB rather than a DB but the quests on DawnGlory boosted me from 30+ to 40+ ish. At level 58 or 59 you should start to get the quests around Shrine Of Immortals. If you haven't done them yet see if any of the NPCs are…
  • This is the crucial difference in the latest patch update. I had a similar problem to OP. I did ALL the quests in the new starting area as they were new and generally quick and fun. I then DELIBERATELY left the tideborn chain till later ( so I wouldn't have to spam WC for help in some parts of the quest ) and hit the 'no…
  • Lol what you guys gonna do the day they decide to pull the plug for good ?
  • Every time I re-read through the skills I seem to come to a different conclusion. I think the decision is largely influenced by whether you want PvP (crit and cooldowns more important than say, sustainable damage) or PvE. Also gear matters. With top end gear/cards physical vulnerability won't be an issue as it will with…
  • @Sylvae - I found the info from the mats as you suggested and yes, there it is, +70 Slaying. I have the free Morai sword on an old 'main' I only use for buffing and emergency revive. I didn't realize you got the weapon from a quest as I'm only level 80+ and had seen the one you can buy with influence +cash from Shroud. The…
  • Thanks for the info. From what you say it does sound like a nice weapon, especially as I only do PvE. Where did you get the information from about the +70 Slaying level? I didn't see any mention of the 'extra' stats at the forges. I'd like to see what other bonus stats there might be. Remember too a G16 Nirvana comes with…
  • I don't know who this Nightshade Commander is, nor the quest. I'm guessing its a quest for the new classes. One thing I have noticed which may be the answer to several people's problems is that quests automatically disappear from the Available Quests list when you are a certain level above them. eg a quest that appears at…
  • I would DEFINITELY recommend that you play to a certain level first. The new starter area is real fun and depending on how many hours you play and whether you have played similar games before you will quickly get to around level 40. You will be free to use the stone anytime you like and if you got to level 40 ( for example…
  • I think, or at least hope, PWI intended this to boost existing players from around 70 or 80 to be ready for Warsong, Morai and the like. That would make it ok as most players would know their class, have spirit, money and skills by then. Level 80 - 95 used to be a bit hellish and I think a lot of ( admittedly not very…
  • http://www.pwdatabase.com/pwi/items/45247 Slightly lower base mag attack than TT70 one, but mine comes with +25 Slaying b:pleased Also get +85 HP which puts me above 2000 at my level.
  • Noticed the same on my new Stormbringer char, but unfortunately too late. I spent 30 mins trying to farm the mobs around West Arch for Soft Fur and Element Dust to expand her bank slots. As you say these mobs now drop 'higher' level mats. Oddly it doesn't apply across the board though. The wolves I used to farm for Rough…
  • I think the game is a lot to blame. Everything about levelling encourages you that the more damage you do the quicker the mob/boss goes down etc. Bloodpaint means seeker / BMs / sins will favour damage output over defence concerns. Arcanes are encouraged ( bullied even ) into going full MAG. Everyone gets the G16 weapon…