I think we can agree that the “Day of the Dungeon Master” is tons of fun! It’s cute, one of the rare really unique events in the game, and Module 15 will bring even more Acquisitions Incorporate to the Protector’s Enclave! We could all enjoy our life, but there’s always a catch, isn’t it? This time it’s the Apocalypse Dagger!
Do You Still Own Your Dagger?
I’m pretty sure it was mentioned either in an article or the comments already that there is a pretty significant logical flaw in the new Ravenloft Apocalypse Artifact set. To unlock the set bonus you need the Dagger from the event campaign, which you can claim only once. This is no issue for new players or characters today, but veterans might no longer actually own the item. The Dagger was pretty much insignificant until it got included in the Ravenloft Artifact sets. So players used it as so-called “feeder” in the old refining system. Refining Artifacts into other Artifacts was a highly popular, because most efficient, way of leveling them. That’s why many spend the useless item and now have no way of getting it back.
It’s pretty interesting anyway because a lot of other Artifacts that are bound can be reclaimed, but are not usable in the refining process (so that players cannot generate RPs out of thin air). This is obviously also what needs to be done with the Dagger. Otherwise players might have no shot at completing the set on specific characters. That can be annoying because the Apocalypse set is fairly strong. So far it didn’t matter because the set was bugged and the Day of the Dungeon Master not around. But now that both is no longer the case Cryptic should have tackled the Dagger issue as well.
A Logical Flaw That Should Be Addressed
I have to check, but one of my toons definitely can no longer complete Apocalypse. Luckily that one also doesn’t need it, but I definitely would be annoyed if that was the case. We’ll see how many other players are affected judged by the amount of angry posts on the Arcgames forum in the coming weeks. It is however a logical flaw that should be addressed rather sooner than later anyway. Plus Omin Dran might be angry if players show up for Module 15 without the Apocalypse Dagger, right?
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