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The portal Shards debat and inflation

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Copperfield, Mar 27, 2019.

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Portal shards back on NPC vendor

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  3. other pls explain

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  1. propain

    propain Black Knight
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    I actually wouldn't mind this. I do feel every good item that people want should be able to farmed by different types of players, either through solo means or as a group.

    Take one of the dogshit 7K mobs that nobody gives a shit about like the Greater Celestial and give it a 4-6 Pshard drop. That thing has always been garbage. Undesirable enchanting material with Lifeforce, gives like 0 gold I think, and it is a bitch to hit because its a tiny hitbox and likes to run around and shit.
     
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  2. Fengor

    Fengor Obsidian Golem

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    Literally anything that gives a reason to pve with more than 1-2 people would be great.
     
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  3. Blaze

    Blaze Varangian Warthane

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    I personally love it, made me think more about when I use my rune book compared to riding. I think the old system was bad cause people were so used to the cheap prices and porting ever where. I love this market makes a high demand for the pshards. If u want em farm them or farm gold and buy from the people willing to farm them. I would like to see other mobs drop them but at the high rates but a reasonable rate, who knows there might be a mob worth farming but it’s so hard since loot tables are changed a lot in past few months and without knowing droprates I are unsure if u had bad luck at a spawn or not. I say no cause it’s a nice economy. Who says 3-4K per pshards is to high? He’ll make it higher :)
     
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  4. Grimtide

    Grimtide Evil Eye
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    I've yet to farm (or buy) portal shards other than one time (farmed hooded ones for like 30 mins solo and got 4?) and I have a buttload still from just doing VCPs...

    Did 9? billboard villages today got 21 portal shards, runed to 4 so -8 but also got 4 portal shards at two of them and 2 at one and 3 at the other.

    Total of 26 shards from just going to villages.

    Was in tier 6 for all caps but 2.

    If you're lazy like me, go to villages, get some pvp, and you don't even need to farm mobs. Get some shards, gold, some of the new mats, and occasionally some q5 mats.
     
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  5. Johhny Mad Dog

    Johhny Mad Dog Celestial

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    I remember…first it was... We can instant port everywhere around the map. Remove runebooks! Bring back portals!

    Now it's... Where did the portal shards go?? BRING THEM BACK!



    The Darkfall community. It's very interessting.
     
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  6. Copperfield

    Copperfield Black Knight
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    im looking at this problem as a casual perspective..

    people dont have 4/5 hours a day to play dfo..

    If you duo farm oethlieges for 1 hour you get 20 ps if lucky..

    basicly looking @ price of PS.. its 4k now.. tbh i think its over top amount of price.. and seeing the price of mats keep raizing every day there is inflation going.

    gold keeps flowing in... but there is no goldsinks
     
  7. Lincoln Hawk

    Lincoln Hawk Fire Elemental
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    If you balance everything around casuals, you end devaluing everything, we are already at stage where gear and holdings mean nothing.

    This is meant to be an mmo, not an fps game, theres a reason games like Classic WoW are coming back.
     
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  8. ludmitr87

    ludmitr87 Goblin Scout
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    holding does mean something since it take 1 portal shard to port around + holding with mines.

    create more hot spots at central by adding portal shards ..... u have 2 gordorocs at center - add portal shards to this 2 mobs in the center for example ( 4 portal shard in one gordoroc) its like risk vs reward. this way u make center more active and worth fight for this mobs...

    the othlieges in the center is a cancer cuz ppl just loging out in the spawn it self with alts then just log in and kill u, if they see they cant kill you, they just do not break the shield and loging out
     
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    Inkarnation Frostjarl
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    Hi im an actual casual here unlike you, i play a couple hours every few days and i can confirm that youre just lazy
     
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  10. Benevolence

    Benevolence Akathar
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    No to portal shards on the vendor. I like the idea above of adding a gold cost to runebooks (and maybe a smaller one to holding ports). Theres too much gold inflation and too much fast travel. address both at once
     
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  11. Raap

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    Traveling in RoA is stupidly easy even without teleport books, so I think they should never be made even easier to get.

    I'm even of the opinion that runebooks are detrimental to the game and should be removed, but given that the books are monetized,I know this will never happen. It was a poor decision to add them however, since it makes travel trivial to the point where everyone can attend all sieges without any effort, stamping out conflicts before they can fire up.

    I do not understand why the UW neutral portal chamber network was not used instead, at least this made more sense... Could not be monetized so easily though, which I assume is the reason why RoA decided to go with these runebooks instead.
     
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    thank you for summoning bpg to this thread
     
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  13. Fengor

    Fengor Obsidian Golem

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    Give runebooks a gold cost per use as well.

    You won’t.
     
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  14. Lincoln Hawk

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    I suggested this in discord earlier and bound complained saying that you are forcing people to farm two things, god forbid we get people out into the world more huh.

    Edit- He preferred ps on vendor for the gold sink which I get, but this solves both problems, all they have to do is buff ps drop rates on mobs to compensate for the gold too.
     
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  15. Stress Fracture

    Stress Fracture Goblin Shaman

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    Increase the cost of enchanting to scale with the quality of enchant.

    Make it like 10x higher.
     
  16. Blaze

    Blaze Varangian Warthane

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    no
     
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  17. Raap

    Raap Gravelord

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    Yes lets make it impossible for new players/clans to catch up to the banks of people who played since launch. Great idea.
     
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  18. Blaze

    Blaze Varangian Warthane

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    I would agree with you, but then I can't because most newer players who are trying to compete are already trying to get q4-q5 so it would hurt them haha
     
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    My main comment would be that as a new casual player, I never see anyone out in the open world- only once in 3 weeks. It's like the map does not exist, aside from cities and some VCP's.

    Makes it easy to harvest, at least.
     
  20. Grimtide

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    wheres those 8000 old timers guild?
     
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