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Crog Patch Cycle Additions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Billy Lee, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. Billy Lee

    Billy Lee Loremaster
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    Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well. While the devs continue to hammer out the initial Crog patch and the remaining Embers of War features, we wanted to highlight some smaller additions we are considering, feedback is welcome!

    The Gambler NPC will be added to Sanguine near the upcoming slot machine area, offering a variety of lottery tickets for sale. Some tickets will be purely gold-based, while others will have item-based rewards. We are currently planning for two gold-based tickets and one item based ticket, with prices ranging from 5k to 50k. Some of the slot machines will be for higher stakes as well.

    New house plots will be added throughout the world. These houses will not be part of villages. The exact amount and locations will be a secret. Get ready to hunt them down because some of the previous solo house locations have been prized since their inception! It is worth mentioning that houses should be more worthwhile because rune book teleportation may be limited at times by clans that control the upcoming capturable glyphs.

    Minor chests such as the toolbox, magician's box, food crate, etc will have their loot tables revamped to be more rewarding. In tandem with the loot increase will be a lengthy respawn timer, likely five hours or longer. This should make opening these chests in your travels more rewarding.

    Regional loot boosts will be experimented with by adding a special loot sack that only specific monsters drop, the designated monsters will change over time. For example, during one month the chosen monster might be vilegaunts, while the next month it could be minotaur brutes. The goal is to encourage farming around Agon, offer some lucrative opportunities, and pvp.

    Rare sacks of gold of various sizes will be added to all monsters. This will make farming larger numbers of monsters more profitable, which should help make the Boss & Minion spawns more fun, as well as provide good opportunities for new players and vets alike to pad their coffers.

    Treasure chests will be added to the Boss & Minion spawns to enhance the profitability and draw of them. While completing the daily tasks you'll have plenty of time to turn in as many keys as you dare.

    Lastly, new cooking recipes will be added, which require a larger amount of materials but have a much longer duration. Ideal for dueling sessions, wagers, sieges, and so on. Not to mention future faction and arena battles! The key ingredient for these recipes will be dropped exclusively by champions and in small quantities. These recipes will not be stronger than other rank 100 mastery foods in terms of regens, they are more of a luxury item. That's all for now, please let us know what you think and how we can make these ideas as fun as possible!
     
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  2. streaml1ne

    streaml1ne Wildtribe Mage
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    Nice. And of course I JUST put down a villa a couple weeks ago. Will we be able to uproot our house plot (for a gold cost?) and move to these new randomly placed houses or do I have to start that tedious house grind again? It took me about a year to grind out a villa deed while living at a Yssam hamlet next to granite golems and farming almost daily. It's too much, as evidenced by the huge amount of uninhabited plots out there.

    Also, please fix being able to craft wood away from a workbench it's been broken forever and makes harvesting a pain.
     
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    The ability to pack up a house and place it somewhere else is something we'd like to add in time but likely not soon. Perhaps you could trade your home for a deed if you manage to find one of the new locations.
     
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    streaml1ne Wildtribe Mage
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    Oh, one more thing, can we get a hot key to open the loot bag.
     
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    cool stuff. i liked all of this.

    as a feedback.. what is already recurrent im gonna let:

    - tone down the quantity of mobs to get killed for a daily quest (suggestion: 50 to 30 and 100 to 50)
    - remove minions
    - remove mob regens
    - revert impuse (or change it without destroy it completly)

    thanks
     
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    This would be nice.

    Love the regional loot boosts very interesting addition!
     
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    also, considering the quantity of empty houses in game. we should start to think in make it slowly easier to craft\get.
     
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    Nice. I was just thinking today it's been over a month since the last update.
    I like what you posted, but besides the new house plots all of this information is loot and gold based.
    We need gold sinks not new faucets, although the lottery system (Gambler NPC) could be, depending on how you implement it.


    Edit: any thought of doing a "Clean Up Agon" ladder event?

    Items are given a value depending on rarity. Some would have to be zero of course, like stone, low level mob drop items..etc. Could even make it only crafted items. You would sacrifice the item, permanently deleting it and be given a reward of points (the value assigned to the item). At the end of the event the top players are awarded various prizes. One of a kind titles (Agon's Janitor - half kidding). Sizable stacks of rare dyes. Weapon skins. Name Change tokens. Nothing that would further fuck the economy.
     
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    Cool idea, I generally like stuff like that. It all depends on what Neilk wants to do, there is a lot of features we need to get in! :)
     
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    Add blackjack, poker or roulette to the great sang casino. The people of agon need a place to decompress after a big seige / fight.
     
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    so on an honest note, you ran out of ideas for gold sinks so your going to put a 15% win ratio on large pots.
     
  12. Billy Lee

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    Poker is something we would like to add to the game in the future. Haven't discussed blackjack or roulette but you never know.
     
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    AFKTODAY Goblin Warrior

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    Please add Roulette!
     
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    I don’t think gold drops are the best random rewards from mobs. An example of something that worked well was the quality of weapon drops at RoA launch. It was exciting to open up a corpse and see a peerless Deepblade. This is a tried and true PVE method, think of WoW or Diablo: you farm the same mob over and over hoping to get the rare drop that is perfect for you. It’s addictive and gives you that huge dopamine rush when you finally get the item you’ve been looking for.
     
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    I agree that other things could be better but this is very easy and quick to add, just something to spice things up a little bit :)
     
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    We need russian roulette.
     
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    Sounds great guys, glad to see the pve additions
     
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    It was very wrong of me to laugh at this.
    I apologise.

    M ~
     
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    I would love to see an area dedicated to some sort of drop party ala runescape. Or party events in general.


    More on topic, I think a casino is a great idea. Especially if we can play against other players.
     
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    Hey man just work on adding stuff other then gold and it could be great!
     
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