Now that we’ve talked about the new Exalted Weapon Sets earlier today, it’s worth sharing an interesting exchange from the official feedback threads on the Arcgames message board. The required resources to bring the new weapon sets to item level 520, the so-called “Ampoules” that drop from the new “Cradle of the Death God” trial, bind to characters and hence can’t be supplied to other toons. Many players requested changing the bind status to make farming for Exalted weapons easier.
Same Issue as in Svardborg?
It’s indeed a valid point as there are basically two issues with the system. First of all, running the Cradle more than once a week makes little sense. The Soulmonger Ampoule, just like Ostorian Tale Carvings in the Svardborg trial of Module 10, is a weekly reward. There is more loot to get, but players will probably mostly get their weekly completion in and then do other stuff. Plus the general shortage of support toons makes it harder for DPS characters to get their Ampoules once all those healers and tanks have their Exalted gear.
So there are certain concerns that the Cradle and Svardborg will share the same fate. Support toons as highly requested classes will be able to rush their way to Exalted and then all those poor DPS might have trouble finding a decent group. So the question is: Why not make the Ampoules bind to account, and let support supply their alternate characters? That way you would add an incentive to still run the trial and help your DPS friends.
While Asterdahl reasoned why they can’t change the bind status of Ampoules at launch, he promised some short-term solution for alts. Here are the relevant quotes:
What’s you opinion on the Soulmonger Ampoule, alternate characters and the support vs. DPS issue? Should the devs change the bind status or is there a better solution? Share your thoughts on our social channels, in the comments below, or visit the corresponding thread on our message board!
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