Unblogged Wisdom Checks: How Many Rough Astral Diamonds Do You Refine per Day?

The change to the Rough Astral Diamond cap was a major and controversial one in the Ravenloft expansion. By moving from a character to an account cap, players are no longer able to utilize alts to generate wealth. On the other hand the devs noted that only a fraction of the accounts should be affected and that most should even be able to make slightly more.

The system certainly has some pros and cons and a couple weeks into the module we’d like to know how many Astral Diamonds you actually refine on a daily basis. Do you reach the 100,000 cap constantly or are you normally farming less?

How Many Rough Astral Diamonds Do You Refine per Day?

  • 100,000+ (31%, 317 Votes)
  • 25,000 - 50,000 (23%, 238 Votes)
  • 0 - 25,000 (17%, 178 Votes)
  • 75,001 - 100,000 (17%, 172 Votes)
  • 50,001 - 75,000 (11%, 116 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,021

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8 thoughts on “Unblogged Wisdom Checks: How Many Rough Astral Diamonds Do You Refine per Day?

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    July 23, 2018 at 3:06 pm
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    Before mod 14 I was able to max AD on all 10 toons. Now I don’t even bother. Too much of a pain in the arse.

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    July 23, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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    I can attain 100k daily, but it takes longer than from m13. About half I can get from RQs but RAQ takes awhile to start, and the rest I have to get through farming and salvaging. Having alts to get the rAD bonus helps allot. Various means of farming salvage and generating seals to make salvage helps greatly.
    I am glad the method is reducing the ZEX amount, but it still hurts trying to save for the multi million AD items. Perhaps if they reduce prices on marks and stones from bazaar it would reduce the inflation some.

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    July 23, 2018 at 3:56 pm
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    Well, I WOULD refine more than 100k if not for the cap.

    Last 2xRP I claimed my level up rewards and got 45k rough on 15 characters, and one got it twice.

    So that was 720k right there, 45k on 14 characters and 90k on one. And that was BEFORE I started farming Seals of the Brave and getting more AD for the first run than previously.

    So at 36k per day per character that would have all been refined by the next day on all but the one with 90k.

    As it was, it took over a week, as I kept getting AD from Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Randoms and wiped out my 100k Invoking bonus of +50% Rough AD on the 3 characters that were farming seals.

    And it’s plummeted on those who were doing the salvage.

    But what really rankles is that well over 90% of my AD goes on Marks at the Wondrous Bazaar AD sink anyway. At the moment I have about 36,000 Zen. A lot of that will go on Pres Wards in a sale, NONE of it will go to the ZAX.

    So Fuck you, Craptrick. Fuck you.

    You screwed me over again just because you’ve always been too incompetent to manage the economy, with your AH Negative Bid AD Creation, your Guild Vault Duping, your Twatterday Cataway, your Astral Resonator AD Fountain, your retarded random queues, your even more retarded letting level 70s ruin dungeons for new players, your imbecilic “streamlining” dungeons specifically to make them faster to freight train thorough, your destruction of favourite dungeons, your destruction of happy memories, your fuck-witted class breaking, your VIP scam, your fake sale scams, your…. (still talking two days later)

    😡

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    July 24, 2018 at 2:49 am
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    Refine 100k on weekends when i have time to play, and i pile up rAD when double gems/seals/seals discount. On weekdays i don’t take the time to dungeon, only bother with weeklies, usual collection grind, GM grind so I refine about 20k that comes from rlq/riq. Should average a 50-75k refining a day.

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    July 24, 2018 at 7:19 am
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    I don’t understand what people are doing to *not* hammer against the 100K limit, constantly. Maybe if you only have 1 character and no alts with the prayer bonus AD for salvage, *and* you aren’t doing Barovia at all, *and* you aren’t trading seals for salvage, *and* you aren’t making enough campaign keys that you can use one on every single chest you see? Maybe if all those things are true….. but then maybe you should so some of those things?

    I don’t even bother with random queues unless I’m filling the last spot in a party of friends. I don’t need them to hit my rough AD limit.

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      July 29, 2018 at 8:52 am
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      I am not hitting 100k constantly, maybe twice a week.

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    July 24, 2018 at 9:28 am
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    i have been hitting 100k a day consistently since the change. Which is more than before. the new cap gives me a goal to work toward. And its easy to hit. With 7 characters doing weeklies in 6 zones + random queues its simple and the salvage just provides some wiggle room.

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    July 29, 2018 at 7:00 am
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    I used to make 20-30k per day before the change. I have 53 characters but I play for fun, this isn’t a job.

    Now I’m consistently making 70-80k per day.

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