Beholder Interaction Fixed; Patronage Price Reduction on Preview

In today’s news roundup we’d like to highlight two specific things. One is from the live shard and one from the preview server.

Beholder Interaction Bug Squashed!

First and foremost, the Beholder interaction bug in the Artificer’s Workshop is probably gone. Patch NW.85.20170808a.17 fixes the issue, so here’s hoping that the RNG is the only frustrating element in grinding for your legendary mount. The Artificer’s Workshop is scheduled to get unlocked on Thursday, as the second week in the Day of the Dungeon Master event starts.

The patch deals with some other issues as well, like dancing enemies caused by Aboleth Weapons. The full notes are here.

Patronage Price Reduction

The second change is Module 12b related and hasn’t hit the preview yet. The Patronage System’s costs have been reduced, as outlined by dev Robert Gutschera.

The old system was “a patron token costs about as much as 1 end-stage campaign task”, which was a bit rough (and the campaigns vary a lot, so it wasn’t always that consistent). The new system is more spreadsheet-y, and is based on computing the total amount you’ll save from the token. The idea is that you’ll gain roughly 5x as much campaign currency from the token as what it costs. The end result is that the token costs went down by about half on average (some more, some less — Evidence of Evil even went up slightly, but that was the only one that increased). I tried to account for tasks that the alt was less likely to do, or almost certain not to do (like store unlocks or dungeon unlocks), so if you are going hardcore completionist on your alt you’ll get much more than a 5x benefit on some campaigns, but 5x should be a (rough) “typical” benefit.rgutscheradev

He lists all new costs in the post, most are reductions and hence beneficial to players. The Patronage System was already great, now it gets even cheaper. What’s not to like?


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2 thoughts on “Beholder Interaction Fixed; Patronage Price Reduction on Preview

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    September 27, 2017 at 2:03 pm
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    Only getting cheaper so they can rape us on rank 14 enchantments “C wards”

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      September 28, 2017 at 2:11 am
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      Do you really think the word “rape” is appropriate here ?!
      I bet you are one of the folk who also took offense at the “peanut gallery” remark 😉

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