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Old 10-05-2018, 01:48 AM   #1
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Welcome to Chaos Descending beta!

Please post all the bugs you encounter, and feedback you may have, pertaining to the "Eryslai, the Kingdom of Wind" quests, in this thread. Doing so will help to ensure they are given the appropriate attention and the best chance of being resolved.

Be sure to include:
  • Quest name
  • Quest giver name
  • Current quest journal entry
  • Any other details pertaining to the issue you are encountering
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:43 AM   #2
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Quest Name: The Air Apparent
Quest Giver: Rourre
Current Step: Gather air scintilla (2/12)

The air scintillas seem very few and far between.. I've scouted the first island multiple times and only found 2. There is only 1 other person in the zone and he/she has been out of sight the whole time.

Note: I am randomly slaughtering the mobs on the windglade island.. since I'm bored looking for the bits.

Further Note: After finally getting all the updates (at least 15 minutes being the ONLY person around), the quest journal indicated that I defeated enough air critters... none of the critters had quest feathers indicating they were quest mobs.. and significantly fewer then 1/2 had an air scintilla to harvest nearby after they were killed
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:43 PM   #3
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Same as Mermut, I've been roaming the entrance for a while, thinking greater mobs spawned them, but there isn't that much, they drop them only once. It's a bit counter intuitive and not very fun. Quest says "fight the servitors of air" which hints at a much higher chance at an update. And I got them from greater servitor of air, but also from regular servitors on air when I went on the upward platform. I'm a bit lost about what I'm searching for.
No quest mob feather doesn't help.
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:08 PM   #4
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Quest : All the flight moves
NPC : Nidinof
Step : Open aethersteel chests in search of the lamp

respawn of the chests is pretty instant (for the same char) so you can open the chests over and over again. I did mine with the chest at -426.70 435.48 -180.22 253.85 and the other at -449.20 436.04 -99.54 252.28 and never had to search for more until the next step.

Fast respawn is great, but it would be better if a single char couldn't harvest the same spot twice in a row.

After 2-shotting everything in the zone so far, I got my *** handed out to me by the hive queensguard. Are they not a bit overpowered compared to the rest of the zone? (or I might be missing something)
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:25 PM   #5
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It appears that many of the quests do not update if a pet (I haven't tested mercs) gets the killing blow in and not the character.
Confirmation for the quest All the Flight Moves and I'm guessing it may be part of the problem I had with The Air Apparent.
Since the mobs are so squishy, without turning the pet off completely, lots of updates are lost.

If it is just 'random chance of update', the 'you do not find a quest update' message should be added.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:20 PM   #6
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Same issue. I found that the Greater Servitor's had a much higher chance - since I started tracking it I didn't see any off of others (from 6/12 on). 3 of my 12 came from ground spawns. Also seemed odd "an air torrent" didn't have a chance to drop any
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:34 PM   #7
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Quest : All the flight moves
NPC : Nidinof
Step : Open aethersteel chests in search of the lamp

The Queen's guard are pretty much unkillable right now. I can one shot everything in zone but they will not die. I do have a defiler merc with me and am wearing T2 and T3 raid armor from last expac. They are overpowered and I cannot complete the quest.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:49 PM   #8
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aaah, could very well be, I'm a conjuror. And after getting afk for a while, I killed some mobs without my pet and every greater and regular air servitor dropped the air thingy.


I'm solo-guk geared (on a conjuror, so good survivability with wards on and I get killed very fast. If a raid-geared char cannot kill them, there's a problem.
I managed to land just outside of range and get the ding from a chest before getting killed. You need to land on the very outsidest ream of the guards area (yeah, it's not English) and there's a way to click the chest that way. Diverting the mob with a tank pet didn't help.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:09 AM   #9
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Same struggle, but I was able to get one on the outskirts. I also posted this in the zone discussion
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:15 AM   #10
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Quest : All the flight moves
NPC : Nidinof
Step : Turned in
None of the rewards appear to have mitigation/block options for tanks?
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:31 AM   #11
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  • Quest name: An Air Apparent : A fractious cloud
  • Quest giver name unsure but says repeatable
  • Current quest journal entry
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    • Quest states that fractions clouds are extracted from Prismatic Recluse - over 100 killed including for other quests and no updates, no fractious clouds or anything left behind after kills I have dropped my hawk pet so only I am killing due to possible issues mentioned from other quests.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:33 PM   #12
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Quest Name: The Air Apparent
Quest Giver: Rourre
Current Step: Gather air scintilla

While doing my collection, I just killed all the Servitor's I could see, still took some time to get the spawns. I bugged in game about non-solid ground for te general location - The side of the upper island away from the tree going upwards. Just fell through the earth at the far side of the island. Had a bunch of ? spawns there too which could not be collected. Killed the Servitor in the area by pulling to rocks which I could stand on. The earth in this area needs to be made solid.

Quest : All the flight moves
NPC : Nidinof
Step : Open aethersteel chests in search of the lamp

Agree on the difficulty on the guards. And the current solution to getting the chest with the lamp. Are these intended to be so powerful? Even stronger than the named that spawns in the center. I ended up dying 5 times before trying the rim to get the chest and lamp before breaking the lamp to get the update before dying once again.

Reduce the power of the guards to be even with one another.

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Old 10-11-2018, 05:57 PM   #13
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While on "All the Flight Moves" was the missed update on stealing the aethersteel keys from NPCs (efreeti windlords or stormriders), or was it smashing the lamp?

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Old 10-11-2018, 06:14 PM   #14
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The guards are not intended to be that powerful. Kander posted in the Eryslai zone thread that it should be fixed with this morning's Beta update.

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Old 10-11-2018, 06:51 PM   #15
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All of the 'missed updates' for the quests (not just in Eryslai it seems, are from kill quests. If your pet kills a mob that you haven't hit yet, you don't get any udpates. Since the mobs are super squishy, it's not hard for pets to kill them if the pets are on defend.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:12 PM   #16
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I did what was suggested about landing just at the edge of the platform where the chests are. I was able to open one. Then the guards attacked me and I died but I got the update! Wink
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:13 PM   #17
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Quest Name: The Air Apparent
Quest Giver: Rourre
Current Step: Gather air scintilla (12/12)
  • The air scintillas are still not very common (average 1 for 5 kills) . with 2 people killing for them. took me 23 min to get 12 scintilla. I could see this being a challenge and choke point with more people. I didn't get an opportunity to see if they updated a group as the other person preferred to solo kill
  • I am a glutton for punishment so did this quest 2 more time and average 1/5 remained the same and quickest I was able to complete was 18 min with me being the only person in zone killing
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:54 AM   #18
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The following changes have been made and should be in with tomorrow's Beta update:
  • The Air Apparent - Servitors of air and greater servitors of air have a higher chance at spawning air scintilla. Messages have been added when it does not drop.
  • The Air Apparent - Servitors of air and greater servitors of air now have a quest target icon.
More fixes to come!

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Old 10-12-2018, 12:57 AM   #19
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From kills!? That is all handled by code. This is not the first time mobs have been weak enough to be taken down in one-shot by a pet, yet all those quests update. What's different now, I wonder?

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Old 10-12-2018, 01:49 AM   #20
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Oh, hey! It turns out I had fixed this issue yesterday, and should be fixed on Beta as of this morning. Those are always nice bugs to find!

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Old 10-12-2018, 11:34 PM   #21
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The following changes have been submitted as part of tomorrow's Beta update:
  • The Air Apparent - Quest is now named "The Air Necessities" to remove confusion with other quests.
  • An Air Apparent: A Fractus Cloud - Defeating Prismatic Recluse spiders will now properly update the quest.
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Old 10-14-2018, 06:29 PM   #22
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Quest : The Air Necessities
NPC : Rourre
Step : Gather 12 air scintilla

Super rare drop from killing and very rare spawns on the servitor or greater ones. I spent over an hour and was at 6/12. There weren't many people doing the quest that I saw.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:25 PM   #23
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  • Quest name: EoD: Gusts of Order
  • Quest giver name: Click on a corrupted conflagration of air at ( 251, -7, -19 )
  • Current quest journal entry: (Obtain 19 ephemeral gusts -- I didn't write down the exact wording)
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After completing the zone, I only had 14/19 gusts. I combed the zone using tracking, killing everything I could find, even spiders and budgies with no feathers just in case........ I found a few flagged npcs that I had missed and ended up with 15/19 gusts. I had to reset the zone and complete it again to get my 19 gusts so I could finish the quest. The drop rate of the items in the zones in general seemed a bit low but this one was particularly low. In beta I have a reset tool. On live server with a lockout, having to repeat the zone to get enough items would be even more frustrating.
Please up the drop rate on the items for these quests (especially the gusts).
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:44 PM   #24
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  • Quest name Elements Planes: Weapons Drawn (Weekly Solo)
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  • Current quest journal entry: Slay Sterek Swiftwind in Eryslai: the Midnight Aerie
  • Any other details pertaining to the issue you are encountering
    • Killed Beaknik, the Duo named birds and Xochentula
      • Cleared the zone of all mobs including the budgies which tell you someone is watching, keeping score and you'll get yours.
    • Nothing left to kill and cannot find anything to click. Scrolling back, cant seem to find any hints or narratives telling me what to do next to spawn/find other named
    • Reading forums there is talk of clicking generators in the western side clearing. I cant seem to locate said generators.
    • may need more clear hints . I do see sparkly green swarms of bugs but nothing clickable. same for the round "knots" I see on the ground near talons edge.
  • Currently cannot complete this weekly
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:09 PM   #25
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Quest: The Air Necessities
Step: Gather 12 air scintilla

I'm really concerned about the combination of the low number of servitors of air, combined with the rare body drop of the scintillas. When release hits, there will be scads of people trying to kill the same handful of mobs. I think that there need to be more servitors, and they should repop faster.

Also, I came across several scintillas on the ground, I guess from where others killed them. I never received a lockout warning, and I note that these have a brown tag when you mouse over them. Is it possible for someone to dart up and steal an air scintilla, or is it locked to whoever killed the servitor? Because if you can steal them, things will get ugly.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:18 AM   #26
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They drop 50% of the time, which I wouldn't think would feel super rare, but knowing some of the luck slumps that we can all get in - it can be. I'll be reducing the number of scintilla necessary for the quest, which should help.

Oh! And just to make sure you are aware, the servitors spawn on both levels of the island, and don't just leave the lesser servitors around. Hunting the lesser ones can spawn more powerful servitors.

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Old 10-16-2018, 03:19 AM   #27
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Yeah, I'll be taking a look at that. It sounds like I need to add the gusts to some other mobs in the zone.

Thank you!

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Old 10-16-2018, 08:32 AM   #28
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Elements of Destruction: Gusts of Order
Suggestion: add the little parrots to the acceptable list of creatures to kill for ephemeral gusts. As it stands atm, it takes two zone trips to get them all.

Also,
Zone:The Midnight Aerie
I've only found the three named. Was there more in this zone? I had the same issue with the Doomfire land before me. I only found 3 named, and no others, and no clear way to know if I was meant to exit or not, to signify the end of the zone. I left because I had enough briquettes to progress through the Sig Line, but when it comes to doing mission quests later down the road.....
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:33 AM   #29
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There are a few more changes heading to Beta for the quests in this zone:
  • The Air Necessities - The number of air scintilla needed to prove yourself has been reduced.
  • All the Flight Moves - Gathering aethersteel keys is now a group update.
  • Elements of Destruction: Gusts of Order - Some bosses now have a much greater chance to drop ephemeral gusts for players on this quest.
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:49 AM   #30
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Between a Flock and a Hard Place
Nidinof
Gather grain baskets (8/8)
Hunt prismatic recluse spiders for meat (10/10)

When the baskets and spider meat are gathered the quest is updated and change to "Becaaw gave me the Eye of the Flock in exchange for the grain and spider meat.", but we didn't return to Becaaw and nothing has been exchanged yet.

The journal looks like this after talking to Becaaw:
Becaaw, a zyphyren aviak, is in possession of a jewel known as the Eye of the Flock.
Becaaw gave me the Eye of the Flock in exchange for the grain and spider meat.
Becaaw gave me the Eye of the Flock jewel, to deliver to Nidinof. She claims it grants eyesight well beyond one's physical limitations.
l should return to Nidinof, near Misty Falls on the lower island of the Windglades, now that l have the Eye of the Flock.
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