Yesterday Cryptic developer Asterdahl dropped two bombs in the feedback threads regarding Module 12b and beyond. The first one concerns alt viability and the new random queue system. The changes shift Rough Astral Diamond generation to a system in which players have to queue for a random dungeon with random players. One major hindrance was that participation requires having all dungeons of a specific queue unlocked. The “epic dungeon” one for example includes everything up to Spellplague Caverns. So to be able to start earning RADs from epic dungeons, you would need to unlock all group content up to Cloaked Ascendancy first.
So You Want Account Unlocks? Sure!
The random queue system is favorable in many ways. This specific aspect however would obviously have pushed RADs from epic dungeons further away from alts. That’s why user Micky1p00 (jokingly?) requested a dungeon account unlock from Asterdahl, and got just that! This had been a wish even before we knew random queues would become a thing, and thus a welcomed change.
The way the account unlock will work: once any character on your account has completed the task, the next time you log in on any character that’s level 70—a notification will appear in the middle of your screen that looks like an achievement that will read like “Fangbreaker Island: Account Unlock”—at that point, the task will be automatically completed in the campaign and you will be able to access the queue.asterdahl
DC Meta Gone “Soon”
In a second post Asterdahl then touched on the current meta. He definitely didn’t tiptoe around the topic and said “the days are numbered on 2 cleric groups”. The good news is: There will no immediate change in Mod 12b. It sounds like Clerics might want to prepare for massive changes in Mod 13 though. It’s certainly interesting how they are going to tackle it. Some already speculate that DCs will be limited to a healing role, others think they might just trim the buffing ability. In any case players are now obviously concerned what will happen with the class going forward.
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