50% increase is not double correct?

Discussion in 'Gotham City (General Gameplay)' started by Shark Dental, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. Shark Dental Devoted Player

    The patch notes say a 50% increase.

    So if each drop was 100xp, we will not be getting 200xp but 150xp correct?

    Probably should've just asked for clarification in the announcement thread, oh well.
  2. Iconic Simulation Loyal Player

    If you get 100xp, an added 50% is 150xp. If you get 300 xp, 50% added onto that equals 450. Just take your current total, divide it in half and add that half to your previous total. Only when something says you get an additional 100% do you double it.
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  4. Fatal Star 10000 Post Club

    I think they just mean 50% more metal will drop. Just checked to clarify and the values are all still the same. There's just more if it.
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  5. EconoKnight XIII Legion

    Your question stands, but it’s an increase in the metal that drops and not xp. So where you used to get 2 pieces of metal drop off an add, now maybe you get 3 (one extra). There’s no guarantee on what xp amount that metal will be, though; and I do notice the gray 10 piece is now dropping again off adds, so that clutters up the drop table a little.
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  6. ThePhilosophy Loyal Player

    100 percent is double.
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  7. Shark Dental Devoted Player

    Hmm, curious. That would make the re-inclusion of the 10xp kind of a sleight-of-hand maneuver.


    *We also introduced lower value XP items so you can now likely get less than you used to...


    Minimum - 40 xp (2 of 20)


    Minimum - 30 xp (3 of 10)

    Depending on the drop rate distribution, I highly doubt this will significantly increase XP rates at all, unless the 10 xp is an error. In other words, this would a simple name change rather than an actual improvement.
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  8. Shark Dental Devoted Player

    Yeah, just wanted to make sure everyone was on the same page as me. Couldn't post it in the other thread because Mepps stated it was only for discussing the gift.
  9. Fatal Star 10000 Post Club

    I feel like we had this percentage debate somewhere though... can't quite remember where, but i think it had something to do with SP
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  10. Shark Dental Devoted Player

    Lol, yeah. With the guy who was trying to talk about stat increases as gross profit margins or something, lol.
  11. Mepps Sr. Community Manager

    We specifically called out that the amount of artifact experience has been increased by 50%. 50% is not 100% or double, it is 50%. The way we deliver artifact xp/nth metal is across the whole game and relatively complicated to explain in any way people will really understand. The artifact XP you are receiving as you play is 50% more.

    We specifically, on purpose, did not say we have increased the amount of Nth Metal by 50%. We said the amount of artifact xp. The smaller 10xp amount has returned infrequently because there are feats related to it that people should still be able to get.
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  12. Knarlydude Loyal Player

    Yuuup, 50% of 100 = 50 = 1exp now equals 1.5 exp.

    10 = 15
    20 = 30 etc...etc....
  13. dresserball Dedicated Player

    100% more is double
  14. RealTegan Dedicated Player

    Ah! That's why a feat popped on each of my characters that I hadn't played in awhile when I went into the vault the other day! I suppose y'all deserve a thank you for that.
  15. Shark Dental Devoted Player

    Thanks for the clarification Mepps, I didn't catch the difference between artifact XP and Nth Metal. I thought they were the same thing.

    I was just connecting the dots between recent mention of the rewards from the vault being returned to their former values of 500 xp instead of 1000, 10 xps coming back, etc. But I apologize if I jumped the gun.
  16. Mepps Sr. Community Manager

    The vault XP is bugged, in that it should have been increased higher but wasn't. We were hoping you wouldn't notice until we had it fixed tomorrow.
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  17. Shark Dental Devoted Player

    So is this still correct or not? I'm lost now. Are the XP values per piece increased or not?
  18. Shark Dental Devoted Player

    Cool! Thanks again for the reply Mepps! We all really appreciate the clarification.
  19. TybeeTahiri Devoted Player

    I’m confused on the difference between Nth Metal and Artifact XP. Can someone clarify for me please ?
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  20. Shark Dental Devoted Player

    We're in the same boat ATM, lol. I'm totally confused. But I also trust Mepps, so I know it must be correct.
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