Unblogged Wisdom Checks: Could We Have Overreacted to Legendary Rings After All?

Legendary rings in Neverwinter are indeed a legend to most players. We know they exist, but some of us probably do not own a single one. Introduced in Underdark back in the day, these shiny orange toys quickly became a point of contention. First of all because the RNG was horrendous, and second of all because some were simply trash. The frustration of finally getting a legendary ring and then realizing that you’ve pulled a Ring of Charging Bull +5 is something nobody should ever go through.

But hey, Module 8 is long gone and we’ve kinda moved on from legendary rings anyway. Today they still exist, but despite being technically “bis”, it’s not as much of a trophy any longer. Having a decked out orange character looks nice, but the gameplay advantage is no longer there. That’s actually the case since a few mods, but Mod 12/13 really helped here because now everyone can get double off/def slots, which used to be the main advantage of legendary rings.

The system was for sure flawed, but in hindsight gear progression quickly made them that much less valuable. It sure feels like they never were a decisive factor in PVE or PVP. Which leads to our weekly poll: Could we have overreacted to legendary rings after all? Were they ever mandatory, or worth grinding for? Or was it a clear case of not climbing the bis mountain for a mod or two and then get the same value for much less work a little later?

Could We Have Overreacted to Legendary Rings After All?

  • Maybe, but the grind still sucked! (42%, 142 Votes)
  • Yes, Cryptic never fooled me!! (21%, 71 Votes)
  • Absolutely not! What's the point in legendary salvage fodder? (20%, 70 Votes)
  • Not a fan, but not a hater either. (17%, 59 Votes)

Total Voters: 342

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Share your opinion by taking part in our poll! You can also detail your thoughts on our social channels, in the comments below, or the corresponding thread on our message board! Also, here are the results of last week’s poll, in which we wanted to know how whether or not the new random queue categories offer a better overall experience.

Do the New Random Queue Categories Offer a Better Overall Experience?

  • New Categories Are Slightly Better (36%, 112 Votes)
  • Nothing Has Changed (20%, 64 Votes)
  • Old Categories Were Way Better (18%, 57 Votes)
  • New Categories Are Way Better (16%, 49 Votes)
  • Old Categories Were Slightly Better (10%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 315

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16 thoughts on “Unblogged Wisdom Checks: Could We Have Overreacted to Legendary Rings After All?

  • August 6, 2018 at 2:40 pm
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    I have the +5 Brutal, TWO +5 Stealth ones (my GF just got another recently) and half a bank full of +4.

    Anything less than +4 I salvaged and when I have more than 2 or 3 +4 I salvage those as well.

    I don’t have +4 or +5 Sudden Defence/Lifesteal Etc as I don’t spam CN as much as I should. I do have the +4 Sudden Deflect that I was using on a GF recently.

    I have so many +4 as >95% of the time for about a year in ToTDG and PoM I pressed:

    2. DECLINE

    after seeing the utter shyte in the chest.

    But are these worth using now?

    A +4 Primal has a higher Item level and with a +5 Underdark ring the buff lasts 10 out of every 30 sec, but it is a +4000 buff.

    I’d like some more double DEF slots for my GF Tank builds, as they can do RIQs fine as dps, but need to use a good Tank loadout for FBI and Svadborg, with alot more DEF and Deft.

    MSP they can do OK as Conqueror once past that big bunch of mobs near the start..

    Ring of Sudden Defence +5 – does that have 2 OFF slots or two DEF slots? I have the +4 Rising Defence.

    Cheers!

    That Ring of Charging Bull +5 would be tragic to drop for a CW! Like, they REALLY need to generate Threat!

    But IF it had 2 DEF slots, I might try it on my GF Protector/Tactician Ultra-Tank loadouts.

    🙂

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    • August 6, 2018 at 9:35 pm
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      they’re account bound so its not bad to drop a charging bull on a CW as long as they have an alt to give it to.

      Ive found charging bull +5 to be a nice extra for my pally. The extra threat is good in situations to pull mobs off of another tank, or defender pet. Most often I don’t have to worry about threat at all, but the few times I do that ring makes it easy.

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    • August 6, 2018 at 9:36 pm
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      now your site is telling me Ive left a duplicate comment. I havent posted here in like a month.

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      • NWO_Unblogged
        August 6, 2018 at 11:16 pm
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        Sometimes the spam filter does that, sorry. Looked through the spam folder and couldn’t find anything. So looks like you were able to get your comment through after all. Cheers!

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        • August 7, 2018 at 4:25 am
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          I’ve been getting that “double post” message a lot recently. Not when I first comment, but any reply or second comment and I get that. On some forums, I can actually, accidentally post twice but that hasn’t happened here.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 4:20 pm
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    ask fucktard lancerino about legendary rings, he does collection of them. autistic moron!

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    • NWO_Unblogged
      August 6, 2018 at 11:25 pm
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      Rage much? 😀 Also: Liked his collection of Mythic Artifacts, gotta give credit!

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      • August 7, 2018 at 4:56 am
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        No, carefully thought and genuine opinion about cuntarino. I don’t envy his wheelchair at all. Trashtalking that piece of garbage is acceptable in comments but make wit and factual remarks in spotlight articles is not. There goes your lame excuse down the toilet of censorship over allegedly bashing someone. If you are to become like PWE/Cryptic in moderation at least step up your game and be coherent like they are and don’t do this shitty little cunt discriminatory behaviour instead.

        Cheers!

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        • August 7, 2018 at 5:20 am
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          Jesus Fucking Christ, Bert! What the fucking hell is wrong with you?

          >:8o
          😡

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          • August 7, 2018 at 5:39 am
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            Why you rage? Chill the fuck out, bro.

        • NWO_Unblogged
          August 7, 2018 at 9:46 am
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          All right, I’ll bite once more and then call it. As stated on the Discord it wasn’t something we were comfortable with, but unfortunately the amount of control our content creators have over their spotlights was not properly discussed in advance. The alternative would have been to remove the full post. This would have led to no spotlight and no comments so we’ve taken the lesser evil and went with just no comments instead.

          “Become like PWE/Cryptic”? Sigh. Aren’t you actually aligning with their flawed philosophy in singling out an isolated case and ignoring the bigger context? We’re really sorry for whatever happened between members of a particular guild, but it’s not something we as site can solve. Part of Uncensored always has been to not jump to conclusions based on a “he said, she said” basis, which is exactly why we’re not taking sides here as well. Admittedly this approach also normally includes allowing free talk on a topic so everyone can judge on their own. We failed in that regard in this single instance.

          Cheers!

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          • August 7, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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            There must have been a shit ton of harsh comments and senseless bashing to reach to the point where you deleted/removed ALL comments, which given the time elapsed between my last comment and the removal I highly doubt it – even without considering that fact, actually. You could have had moderated only the comments you judged too bashy.

            I have not seen anything too spicy that justifies by your house standards this measure (really nothing bad was said), therefore nothing will make me chance the opinion this was discriminatory action and a very lame excuse that you expect me to swallow. You actually made several posts and some articles about drama between guilds/players way worse than what was referred to in that spotlight article. But whatever, I’m calling it out too. You just can’t censorship posts like this and think you would not have any violent reactions with pitchforks and blood and heads rolling.

            Harassment and Black Lotus are two words that go well together.

        • August 7, 2018 at 11:24 pm
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          Seeing how your entire thread is unrelated to the content of this post I wish he would Censor your comments specifically. Whatever personal hate you have for any player in the game it isn’t necessary to pollute places like this with your pettiness and conspiracy theories. This place has a whole bunch of content that guess what, Doesnt revolve around you. No. One. Cares.

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  • August 7, 2018 at 12:10 am
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    Waste of time, never farmed for those legendarys. No need to max out anything. When a mod comes around, get what you can with RNG and complete the campaign then youre done, next!

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  • August 9, 2018 at 11:55 pm
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    really hated the farm. 300 ndemo and nothing. Lots of CN and nothing
    I hate dmogorgon/cn till today for it.

    Nowadays we have crafted rings thank god!
    But next time they plan this again
    they should use legendary currency instead like in various MMOs.

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