GM Zissu posts the details for the RSN Weighting/Padding/Sighting mechanics with examples of cost for plain, not so plain, and for your vorpal sword of doom. A few messages later, he confirms 1 ‘service’ is not a point of padding, and that it is cumulative.
We’re pretty excited to announce details on the Weighting/Padding/Sighting mechanics (RSN!), but I know there was some concern for planning bloodscrip earnings so I wanted to drop by and give some very rough guidelines on cost. These are JUST guidelines, and what I give here will probably raise more questions that I won’t be able to answer until later, so best to not make assumptions.
For padding a plain jane 6x armor: Using 20 ‘services’ will cost you 6125 bloodscrip Using all 25 ‘services’ will cost you 13825 bloodscrip
For padding 6x armor with some TD and some resistances: Using 20 ‘services’ will cost you 10500 bloodscrip Using all 25 ‘services’ will cost you 23681 bloodscrip
For weighting legit vorpal sword of doom (I’m talking borderline unobtainable stats): Using 20 ‘services’ will cost you 27765 bloodscrip Using all 25 ‘services’ will cost you 62700 bloodscrip
Given that people were rioting in the streets for 6x & 10 points for 15K BS, there’s no way they looked at that reaction and thought “they’re upset the price is too high.” 25 Services being less than that means it’s guaranteed to give less than what 10 points was.
I know they are dropping in Plat, although you cannot actually use the smithy yet. As I don’t think it’ll re-invite you until you use up your current invite I don’t know how often they drop but I got mine I feel fairly quick after it was an option. That said I 250 most runs.
Well can you confirm that 20 services are equal to what we consider +10 points (HCP) padding today? Is it more, less? Obviously, if you are changing the padding system, existing armors will be redefined as well, so you must know something you can tell us.
I really don’t understand why you can not give any details or comparisons to the new weighting and padding system vs the old? It really doesn’t make much sense that you can’t do this unless the goal is to make more money off of people going for bloodscrip because it’s a severe nerf and you make less money off of revealing details…
Tap the brakes and give them a chance to roll it out. The idea that this being rolled out this way as a scheme to make money is just silly- people would be and are doing non-stop runs anyways. I’m sure there’s a rational explanation for why details are currently limited.
If it was something awesome and exciting people would be sharing more details. I don’t understand why it’s a secret right up until it’s actually released. Why not give people the opportunity to understand the mechanic changes before they invest into the system?
<<<If it was something awesome and exciting people would be sharing more details. I don’t understand why it’s a secret right up until it’s actually released. Why not give people the opportunity to understand the mechanic changes before they invest into the system?>>>
The people that could best do this are frantically working on things to get them out. If something forces a change and details have been posted, the backlash would be ridiculous.
Seriously, the wait isn’t that big of a deal. I don’t understand people demanding details which (1) haven’t been finalized yet and (2) would demand time from the very people trying to get this out the door. Just breathe dude. Just breathe.
Personally the big problem is the fact the invites don’t stack. From what I can tell I was insanely lucky to get an invite considering there are people with well over 100 perfect runs who have not. With the event lasting so long this time I for one am just sitting on my rear now because of this, I know there are others doing the same.
Quote: “Jaynah says, “This is more fun than rolton tipping and blood eagle ridin combined.””
The main issue is that people are spending thousands of dollars on this because of something that was promised for this Duskruin which isn’t actually done and there isn’t actually any details as to what they are eventually buying. People are investing time and money into this and also holding off buying other things at DR.. I think they kind of deserve to know if it’s worth their efforts.
I wouldnt be. I already have enough BS to purchase what I want. I have no clue how much my padding/weighting will cost or if I even want to proceed with it. In the meantime aince that is an unknown variable I might as well keep grinding in case I need more. But no, I would rather not spend more time than necessary repetively grinding the arena. Just my two cents.
They can cater to your need to know something they don’t actually know all the details of yet (since aspects could be forced to change as it’s being finished)-and get blasted for anything that changes in the end-or they can use that time to finish. Me, I’d rather they spent that valuable time finishing. Yes, I’ve saved up BS for this too-that I might or might not end up using. But it’s not a world-ending situation (for me anyway).
I think the alternative might have been NOT trying to offer this update at this Duskruin or holding off on Duskruin for a few weeks. For reasons of their own they didn’t feel they could do Duskruin at the start of September, but it might have avoided the angst some people are feeling. But either way, I trust they are doing the very best they can. They always do.
I’m definitely not questioning that they are doing their best to get this up and running. But Simu at the end of the day is making more and more money off an unknown variable that could actually be a nerf because of the mistake that was made from the last run by selling hcp 6x for 15k bloodscrip.
And if it’s not a nerf and it’s actually awesome now people have to go out and grind more smithy invites which gives Simu more money. So anyone running it now up until they use their invite will have to grind it out again.
So you pay to grind and pay to grind some more even though you already earned enough bloodscrip.
who wants to spend a ton of rl time and money just to have to pay who knows how much to someone else, not because they didn’t put in enough work to get their pay, but because the system is against them.
For my I have one perfect run in my career. I have finished less than ten times in 99 runs this time around I think. For someone like me sure buy it from someone else however, considering I got it on my second time clearing the arena, not one perfect run at that point. Most of the people I know of who have one got it within 60 perfect runs, at least less than 100. Given that data the fact that some people have well over 100 runs, did that one person say 200? It seems kind of a slap in the face.
Keep in mind they said perfect runs give a far better shot at an invite. A lot of people have their invite and all the scrip they need for now, why keep playing the lotto if the odds really are 0% at hitting the jackpot? Fyrentennimar
Quote: “Jaynah says, “This is more fun than rolton tipping and blood eagle ridin combined.””
>who wants to spend a ton of rl time and money just to have to pay who knows how much to someone else, not because they didn’t put in enough work to get their pay, but because the system is against them.
That’s how it’s always worked. Buying another player’s service slot is a time-honored GS tradition.
Has it been confirmed what is the threshold for the chance to get an invite?
I’ve yet to get one, though being sub-L50 I don’t have a hope of getting multiple perfect runs. I do, however, clear out all creatures a few times and most often I will at the very least survive but run out of time. I usually get between 218-235 BS. No invite yet, though it makes me a bit hesitant that people with a giant amount of perfect runs aren’t getting one.
I’ve got 2 perfect runs in my career and I am certain those were from last DR in April. I may end up getting one or two more this run, but I most often end up getting past the 4th champion and then running out of time before killing the 5th. And when I do kill the 5th, I often don’t have enough time leftover to get the perfect score.
>>For weighting legit vorpal sword of doom (I’m talking borderline unobtainable stats): >>Using 20 ‘services’ will cost you 27765 bloodscrip >>Using all 25 ‘services’ will cost you 62700 bloodscrip
>>Zissu – Combat and Magic Systems Dev Lackey
With this information in mind from the preview values of a borderline unobtainable stats vorpal sword of doom, I’m curious why my difficult to obtain, yet still achievable, stats mattock is registering at over double this to add the damage weighting to. Yet crit weighting would be a touch lower than that above estimate, I can’t even get an extra point of weighting from this event. This isn’t to mention that at 25 services per I would pay over 10x the amount of a +10 open weighting cert price from the prior Duskruins to hit the same amount, excluding the additional time needed. At 20 services per I’d be able to hit that +10 amount with only spending a bit over twice as much while extending the time needed by nearly a year (300 days minimum from 5 60-day service windows maxing at 20 per window).
| Item: a rolaren war mattock whose long haft is wrapped in wolf pelts matted by gory remains Modified Weighting Type: Damage Current Service Window Count: 0 Service Window Reset: 0d 0h 0m Estimated Costs: Next Service: 1465 bloodscrip Next 5 Services: 7325 bloodscrip Next 10 Services: 16,481 bloodscrip Next 15 Services: 38,456 bloodscrip Next 20 Services: 64,093 bloodscrip Next 25 Services: 144,668 bloodscrip |
| Item: a rolaren war mattock whose long haft is wrapped in wolf pelts matted by gory remains Modified Weighting Type: Critical Current Service Window Count: 0 Service Window Reset: 0d 0h 0m Estimated Costs: Next Service: 511 bloodscrip Next 5 Services: 2557 bloodscrip Next 10 Services: 5754 bloodscrip Next 15 Services: 13,426 bloodscrip Next 20 Services: 22,378 bloodscrip Next 25 Services: 50,510 bloodscrip |
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Very cool, Coase and Zissu! Thank you, everyone, for the hard work.
One head’s up on a potential side effect of the changes: When I asked Heartfire to assess my armor, he only saw the light damage padding I had just added. He should have been able to see the heavy crit padding it had previously as well. Can ASSESS eventually be updated?
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