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1  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: September 01, 2013, 07:50:29 PM
Contest rewards seem glitchy. Sometime I get rewards as though I were doing multiple contests at once, but there doesn't seem to be any rhyme nor reason to when that occurs.

The actual daily gives petals, but to complete the daily, you have to collect enough flowers to exchange for one reward bag, therefore you do get one bag for doing the daily, as long as you bother with the extra step to claim it. Since you will often end up with a few more flowers than you need because you can get as many as four flowers per drop, you'll likely be able to get an extra bag every few days, even doing the minimum. That's what I meant.
2  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: August 31, 2013, 05:25:02 PM
So, your incentive for at least doing the daily in the area is this: people will happily buy the crafting materials, and whatever you can collect for flower-gathering reward bags (the only stage where they aren't bound). No grinding necessary, just a way to offload the stuff if you have absolutely no interest in doing anything with it ever.

I've worked out a very efficient festival system for the alt-army, but it's also suitable for anyone who just wants to get it over with.

As soon as you get to the area, talk to the head NPC for the two quests. See which of the two contests is running, and do the part of the daily celebration that coincides with it. Stop once you've fulfilled the daily requirement. You get the same for pretty much any level of participation unless you win. While the timer runs out for the contest, go do the rest of the daily celebration stuff and turn it in. Once the contest ends and you get your prize, you're free to go. If you're willing to put in 20 minutes instead of 10 for a bit more stuff, you can do a round of both contests and pick flowers the rest of the time, but if you're meh on the whole thing, you really can be in and out in no time but easily make a small profit while you're at it.

I had a look on the AH and can't find the crafting materials, which may be because there's no category for them to show up under. People were trading them for gold like crazy in the game chat. I'll have to verify in-game and see if I need to report it as a bug, since the event does run a few weeks. The flower bags are under equipment packs and look like they're comfortably selling for 1500 each on Mindflayer, and you get one for doing the daily and are likely to end up with a few extras over time because your drops won't be in even 12s to redeem.

So, you know, something for those who care not for getting their own foofy pants.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that make you want to puke. on: August 30, 2013, 04:25:47 PM
Seemingly not much.

Work a stint with Fish and Wildlife and you'll be elbows-deep in rotting carcasses often enough to determine your vomit-threshold for sure.

Mine is very high.
4  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: August 30, 2013, 04:15:38 PM
Yep, it's a floating flower. I saw it on the preview shard. It's actually one of the few skins I want, since my own CW is uber-girly. I like the look of the shield, but it suits my GF's character concept not-at-all. Silverjon's got two of the spiky axes from Orc Assault and they look absolutely ridiculous next to his lithe elven self.

This event is really about collecting shinies, not power. It's cute. It's accessible. And a free/grindable fashion outfit that looks way better than peasant clothes is a huge big deal for a not-insignificant portion of the player base. There are a lot of people who want both mounts as well. Though I do have to laugh at the couple of players who think they can get 300k for the pig companion just because nobody else is trying to auction them at the moment. Orc wolves, the low price is currently 50k, and there was no way to absolutely guarantee you could get one of those even if you were willing to put in the time while they were available without buying one.

I will say, the bottomless waterskin is fun to see in action, and I definitely need to get at least one of the permanent kind (petal store).

It's not even necessary to grind enough flower petals to buy the Sunite garb, as the craftable temporary one can be transmuted onto the peasant tunic to make a permanent shirt with that appearance, for what I recall as a cost of only a few hundred ADs. So the entire outfit is obtainable within a few hours of dedicated play for anybody if that's all they want, or doing the daily tasks should be sufficient to collect enough materials over time. Silverjon did convince a lot of people that the Sunite pants should be renamed "foofy pants" though.

I actually found out why there was a large market for the hideous masks from the Lliira event. Most fashion head items, including all the ones from giveaway codes, are BoP. Lliira masks are BoE, so they could be reskinned by someone who has something cool like the starred eyepatch (which can be reclaimed indefinitely) for use by other players.

Everyone who says there are no girls on the internet, or no girls playing MMOs, need only look to the dress-up-dolly aspects of the game to find them. Midsummer zone chat provides ample evidence of them. (Not that there aren't men who want their avatars to look stylish. Exceptions to every generalization. There are female players who only care about dominating in PvP as well.)
5  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: August 29, 2013, 10:38:42 PM
Yeah, these are alts I intend to keep, therefore they take their time about farming that first skirmish for ADs, which puts the brakes on levels 6-11 by a lot, since they only get played when I'm on during bonus hours. The levelling without actually playing them takes place after they outlevel the skirmish, but it does open up the option of just doing what you feel like on a character rather than feeling you have to redo the same content all the time.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Any opinions, intformation, etc. about nursing or respatory therapy? on: August 29, 2013, 09:42:27 PM
godhugh was in the process of making the change from IT to nursing. Does he have an account here?

Xmann and at least one other OOer whose name escapes me are also nurses.
7  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: August 29, 2013, 05:23:12 PM
When I make new alts, they farm the Black Lake skirmish a fair bit to build a nest egg of ADs. By the time you've outlevelled that, you have access to professions and invoking. At that point, you can gain several levels per week without worrying about questing at all and just do whatever you feel like, play only Foundry or PvP if you like it, and only do the zone quests you want, or save them for quickly levelling up new companions later.

Equipment isn't actually all the same, but most of the inventory icons are, so you have to preview items you've picked up using the "change appearance" window if you want to see what they look like without binding them... or just not worry about it because very little that you pick up is worth putting on the AH and vendors don't care if it's bound. Any named item probably has a unique appearance.

Midsummer Festival is now live, and I am all over that after work today. I had a lot of fun mucking about with it on the preview shard.
8  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Email shows on profile? on: August 28, 2013, 08:09:30 PM
Ah, italics.

Thanks, guys.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chelsea (Bradley) Manning - when does gender assignment change you on: August 28, 2013, 08:04:59 PM

Quote from: stessier on August 27, 2013, 04:53:26 PM

Are you sure silverjon identifies as "she"?  I could have sworn not, but maybe I just missed it.

While I was waiting to be able to reply, it slipped my mind that this had come up.

If you met me IRL, you would almost certainly be inclined to use she/her pronouns, and I wouldn't object because that doesn't make me uncomfortable. I don't object to use of he/him pronouns about me on the internet because that doesn't make me uncomfortable either. I am biologically female but very much indifferent to people's perceptions of my gender, such that I am not usually bothered to correct them or mention it unless directly relevant to the discussion. Which it's really not when I am blathering about playing computer games.
10  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Email shows on profile? on: August 28, 2013, 07:53:02 PM
If I view my own profile, I can see my email address, even though the box is checked to hide it. I signed up under a real one, so I don't especially want it out there for the harvesters. Does it display just for me since I presumably do know my own email address? I'd kind of like confirmation it's not public....
11  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: August 28, 2013, 07:11:54 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 25, 2013, 03:32:58 PM

I've started fiddling with my campaign again. Should get chapter 3 out soon.

This is something I look forward to.

While I am not a strictly free player, I don't dump gobs of money into the cash shop either, and bought Zen for the first time during the sale they had to coincide with the Feywild launch. Prior to that, my only real-money purchase was a Guardian pack. I have acquired a lot of stuff by being patient and planning ahead. Other players dump items for cheap when they're chasing some kind of golden ticket. Maybe that's opportunistic of me, but it's really their business if they want to sell at below cost.

Feywild is a bit of a currency sink (one-time unlocks for each new area), but not what I would call unaffordable provided you are a regular player and have at least taken advantage of the Leadership profession and some dailies. And been saving up, I suppose. But if not, the addition of the Lord Protector's daily would likely get even a fairly casual player into the first gate within a week of the launch, as it pays double and stacks with the same task from Rhix. In other words, do 4x qualifying Foundry and get paid twice. But Neverember only offers a single rotating task per day, so sometimes it'll be Gauntlygrym-related or whatnot.

All my characters reside on Mindflayer. Silverjon is my level 60 TR and I have been trying out all the classes and messing around with other rogue builds, so I have characters ranging down as new as level 5.

Silverjon's what they call a permastealth build, designed for soloing content that would otherwise be too difficult for a single player. I have taken on the dungeon challenge, and got through Mad Dragon alone a few night ago. Well... I had a cat companion as well. It was a lot of fun, even though I think SJ got thrown around too much by wing buffets due to a bug where dragon-boss hitboxes are much larger than indicated. A hectic fight, but no deaths.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What stupid things did you do as a teen? on: August 28, 2013, 06:35:05 PM
Stayed friends with manipulative self-absorbed individuals longer than was good for me.

I didn't do things that were destructive or mean-spirited.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chelsea (Bradley) Manning - when does gender assignment change you on: August 28, 2013, 06:32:14 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on August 27, 2013, 02:54:21 PM

Has silverjon made her way over to GT yet? This is a topic for her.

I was just waiting for approval, but everything I could say has essentially been covered.

I would only add that the topic title involves a bit of a misconception, as pronoun changes should take effect when requested, regardless of what the individual's physical body looks like.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 28, 2013, 06:22:54 PM

Quote from: Odin on August 23, 2013, 04:27:00 PM

I guess need to check and see if there's a thread on here where SilverJon and I can be the only ones to discuss Neverwinter Online, ha ha.

Phew, yeah, they just let me in.
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