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Thunderthyze
10-11-2007, 07:08 PM
<p>So...a month to go before the level cap is extended to 80. Things to look forward to.</p><p>1. Is it true that those at level 70 will begin with zero vitality?</p><p>2. Raid guilds (sorry...I know I promised I wouldn't say those two words in conjunction again). Presumably they will be grinding big time in between raids. Can see a lot of burnout kicking in quick here, the pressure to level up to raid levels.</p><p>3. Queues at the collections npcs for all those wanting to hand in 200 collections at once.</p><p>4. Prices of collectables and status items going through the roof at the broker....at least in the short term.</p><p>5. SOE and Prima getting together to produce an updateable online game guide.</p><p>6. These forums being innundated with people moaning on about how the servers are always crashing during the first week.</p><p>7. Plat farmers paying overtime rates to service the demand from idiots prepared to "buy" their way to level 80.</p><p>8. The game becoming polarised between levels 1~20 in the newbie Sarnak zones and the t8 content. Anywhere else devoid of any players.</p><p>9. The new epic Laser Guided Chop Saw of Norm causing a bit of a stir in tradeskill circles.</p><p>10. Oh, and of course.....rangers complaining about getting nerfed again.</p>

interstellarmatter
10-11-2007, 07:14 PM
I'll take #1 for 200, please.

sorinev
10-11-2007, 07:28 PM
#1, true story. Vitality at 69 and 70 is someone's idea of an extremely sick joke at SOE. At 69 I noticed it never dropped below 99.9%, and then at 70 it just disappears completely. FT........W? Regarding #2. I used to be in a raid guild. I'd say that for me there was no burnout, just a bit of stress. We were all trying to grind out to new level cap asap so that we could hit the new raids and hopefully get some server firsts in takedowns and loot. These were my best grinding times since we had full guild group 100% of the time, meaning we were always with a group of people who knew what they were doing and how to play their class properly, and not stuck with n00b pickup groups everyday. We didn't grind <i>between</i> raids since we didn't do raids at all. 100% grind to cap. On #3, I don't know how those people do it. Props. Because completed, or nearly completed, collections burn a hole in my pocket and my brain, with this deep uncontrollable itch that can't be avoided.

UlteriorModem
10-11-2007, 07:29 PM
<cite>interstellarmatter wrote:</cite><blockquote>I'll take #1 for 200, please.</blockquote>Answer is ! "Beats the heck outa me Alex"

azekah
10-12-2007, 10:45 AM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>8. The game becoming polarised between levels 1~20 in the newbie Sarnak zones and the t8 content. Anywhere else devoid of any players.</p></blockquote><p>maybe for a few days/weeks... </p><p>You know how long it takes to get to level 20? not very long...then all those 20's become 30's...then 40's...and so on...</p>

UlteriorModem
10-12-2007, 03:22 PM
<cite>azekah wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>8. The game becoming polarised between levels 1~20 in the newbie Sarnak zones and the t8 content. Anywhere else devoid of any players.</p></blockquote><p>maybe for a few days/weeks... </p><p>You know how long it takes to get to level 20? not very long...then all those 20's become 30's...then 40's...and so on...</p></blockquote>Id be willing to bet if you worked really hard at it you could make 20 in one evening. Of course you wont have time to upgrade youre gear or attend to any other housekeeping chores. But Ill bet it could be done.

Norrsken
10-12-2007, 03:52 PM
<cite>UlteriorModem wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>azekah wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>8. The game becoming polarised between levels 1~20 in the newbie Sarnak zones and the t8 content. Anywhere else devoid of any players.</p></blockquote><p>maybe for a few days/weeks... </p><p>You know how long it takes to get to level 20? not very long...then all those 20's become 30's...then 40's...and so on...</p></blockquote>Id be willing to bet if you worked really hard at it you could make 20 in one evening. Of course you wont have time to upgrade youre gear or attend to any other housekeeping chores. But Ill bet it could be done.</blockquote>I've done it a fwe times.and if you have the plat for it, you can be 30 within minutes of creating your toon as well.

netglen
10-12-2007, 04:01 PM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>3. Queues at the collections npcs for all those wanting to hand in 200 collections at once.</blockquote>Is it wasteful to hand in high level collections for low level characters? Would a L.15 get the full amount of AA/Adv xp for handing in a L.60 collection or is there some cap in place and most of the XP is wasted?

azekah
10-12-2007, 04:07 PM
<cite>netglen wrote:</cite><blockquote>Is it wasteful to hand in high level collections for low level characters? Would a L.15 get the full amount of AA/Adv xp for handing in a L.60 collection or is there some cap in place and most of the XP is wasted?</blockquote>Waste is perspective...

Norrsken
10-12-2007, 04:07 PM
<cite>netglen wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>3. Queues at the collections npcs for all those wanting to hand in 200 collections at once.</blockquote>Is it wasteful to hand in high level collections for low level characters? Would a L.15 get the full amount of AA/Adv xp for handing in a L.60 collection or is there some cap in place and most of the XP is wasted?</blockquote>Yes, there is a cap.

Obadiah
10-12-2007, 04:08 PM
<cite>netglen wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>3. Queues at the collections npcs for all those wanting to hand in 200 collections at once.</blockquote>Is it wasteful to hand in high level collections for low level characters? Would a L.15 get the full amount of AA/Adv xp for handing in a L.60 collection or is there some cap in place and most of the XP is wasted?</blockquote>I don't know the correct answer, but I *do* know that turning in some of the cheaper high level collections (Awakened Emblems, Beholder Eyes, etc.) has put on more than 100% of a level for a level 19 toon. So I don't think you're losing out in doing that. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />/smack Doh! I hadn't thought of #4. I've generally been discarding every single non-rare collection item I harvest, but there may be a market for them for a bit.

netglen
10-12-2007, 05:04 PM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>netglen wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>3. Queues at the collections npcs for all those wanting to hand in 200 collections at once.</blockquote>Is it wasteful to hand in high level collections for low level characters? Would a L.15 get the full amount of AA/Adv xp for handing in a L.60 collection or is there some cap in place and most of the XP is wasted?</blockquote>I don't know the correct answer, but I *do* know that turning in some of the cheaper high level collections (Awakened Emblems, Beholder Eyes, etc.) has put on more than 100% of a level for a level 19 toon. So I don't think you're losing out in doing that. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />/smack Doh! I hadn't thought of #4. I've generally been discarding every single non-rare collection item I harvest, but there may be a market for them for a bit. </blockquote>Do you recall how much AA experince you got for handing in those high level collections with your L.19 character?  (<_&lt<img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Kaycerzan
10-12-2007, 05:39 PM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>So...a month to go before the level cap is extended to 80. Things to look forward to.</p><p>1. Is it true that those at level 70 will begin with zero vitality?<i></i></p><p><i> I</i><i> thought vitality was refreshed when level caps were raised?</i></p><p>2. Raid guilds (sorry...I know I promised I wouldn't say those two words in conjunction again). Presumably they will be grinding big time in between raids. Can see a lot of burnout kicking in quick here, the pressure to level up to raid levels.</p><p><i>Not likely. The hardcores who will be first to hit the raid zones to see what scripting bugs are there are used to it, everyone else will probably take a touch more time to work their T7 raids and get levels before attempting the new stuff. </i></p><p>3. Queues at the collections npcs for all those wanting to hand in 200 collections at once.</p><p><i>The only lines will be for post-turn in, as people try to sort through the junk they've just filled 6 boxes with.</i></p><p>4. Prices of collectables and status items going through the roof at the broker....at least in the short term.</p><p><i>i doubt you'll see much change to the normal collection items, their supply far outweighs the demand. As or status items... everyone's either adapted to the new system or doesn't care.... doubt you'll see much price flux.</i></p><p>5. SOE and Prima getting together to produce an updateable online game guide.</p><p><i>Never understood how you can make a strategy guide for any kind of MMO game. Does it contain the secrets of the T8 raids? Or do people just like to pay money for maps that you can look at for free in a week? At least it's a step up from a FPS MMO guide. Nothing like paying all kinds of cash for a 2d view of the maps you play on all the time anyway.</i></p><p>6. These forums being innundated with people moaning on about how the servers are always crashing during the first week.</p><p><i>It's a given. People think they have some kind of  Übersystem that will undertake the stress of everyone wanting to be the first to log in and get the worldwide first of exploding some poor city chicken. It's a supercomputer network, people... not HAL. It still has limits.</i></p><p>7. Plat farmers paying overtime rates to service the demand from idiots prepared to "buy" their way to level 80.</p><p><i>HA haah... yeah. It's gonna happen. Hopefully they'll get banned for it too. Nothing like shellin' out cash for a toon you can't play (physically... the people who shell out cash for a toon they are just inept at playing shouldn't be banned, just beat with the stupid stick)</i></p><p>8. The game becoming polarised between levels 1~20 in the newbie Sarnak zones and the t8 content. Anywhere else devoid of any players.</p><p><i>Unless there's some EXP 'nerf' coming (plzplzplzplzplzplzplz) that actually makes leveling something that takes more effort than just grind time, The only sarnaks below level 20 after the 3rd day are either actually checking out the content, or were created that morning.</i></p><p>9. The new epic Laser Guided Chop Saw of Norm causing a bit of a stir in tradeskill circles.</p><p><i>If this is happening I'm petitioning in my demand for my orbital Ion-cannon quill.</i></p><p>10. Oh, and of course.....rangers complaining about getting nerfed again.</p><i>This doesn't take a new expansion, just waking up in the morning.</i></blockquote>

Norrsken
10-12-2007, 07:48 PM
<cite>netglen wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>netglen wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>3. Queues at the collections npcs for all those wanting to hand in 200 collections at once.</blockquote>Is it wasteful to hand in high level collections for low level characters? Would a L.15 get the full amount of AA/Adv xp for handing in a L.60 collection or is there some cap in place and most of the XP is wasted?</blockquote>I don't know the correct answer, but I *do* know that turning in some of the cheaper high level collections (Awakened Emblems, Beholder Eyes, etc.) has put on more than 100% of a level for a level 19 toon. So I don't think you're losing out in doing that. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />/smack Doh! I hadn't thought of #4. I've generally been discarding every single non-rare collection item I harvest, but there may be a market for them for a bit. </blockquote>Do you recall how much AA experince you got for handing in those high level collections with your L.19 character?  (<_<<img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY<img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />" /></blockquote>Not very much...