Bonuses fo the New Year

Discussion in 'The Veterans' Lounge' started by Fanra, Dec 27, 2021.

  1. Fanra https://everquest.fanra.info

    Just logged in and I see the calendar has Dec. 27 00:00 PST to Jan. 3 23:00 PST - "Rare enemies" and a 20% marketplace bonus.

    So the rare enemies or named mobs, anyone have any idea how much the bonus is?
  2. Herf Augur

    This is the first time I've seen them phrase it this way, but on the website announcement it says "enjoy 50% faster rare respawn timers "
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  3. Velisaris_MS Augur

    That doesn't sound like an increased chance for a named to pop...it sounds like they sped up the respawn timer of mobs.

    Now, I'm sure that's NOT what they meant, but, I mean...wow.

    Again, it still boggles my mind that even after all these years, they still manage to make the simplest of announcements extremely complicated.
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  4. Fanra https://everquest.fanra.info

    I think the problem is the person means well but doesn't have the background we do of years of playing EQ.
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  6. Cailen Augur

    /facepalm
    "enjoy 50% faster rare respawn timers "
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  7. Velisaris_MS Augur

    "Enjoy an increased chance for rare creatures to spawn."

    There, pretty simple. The percentage increase is completely irrelevant because a craptastic chance to spawn, even doubled, is still a craptastic chance to spawn. Obsessing over the actual percentage is just a waste of time.
  8. Fanra https://everquest.fanra.info

    Well, if it was a 25% increase, I wouldn't even bother to camp named rather than do something else.

    50%, which is what we got, it is the minimum I consider worth working on camping them.

    Higher than 50% would have meant that we got a nice gift that might actually mean I could complete what I need for my Rallos Zek earring sometime soon.
  9. Herf Augur

    We've always wondered what they meant about "more rare spawns." Maybe this time they said it right; maybe they just up the spawn rate but keep the same percentage chance of getting the rare.
  10. Accipiter Old Timer


    Wouldn't they have to reduce the spawn rate of the PHs, too? Seems complicated.
  11. jeskola Why no Erudite Female avatar?

    That would be immediately noticable as the spawn time would not match surrounding trash.
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  12. CatsPaws Devil's Advocate

    The PH are just that. They hold the place for the named. So for example say you kill for 6 rotations of the PH's for that mob. In non bonus time you might get the named 1 time. But with bonus you might get it 2 times.

    So PH still spawn every 20 minutes or whatever but the chance of a named popping instead of the PH again is improved.

    After just spending the last 7 hours camping 3 named and only have 2 of them show up 1 time makes me believe it is like a lot of EQ info - stuff the devs make up to laugh at us:D

    And yet there is one zone where I can get a certain named every other pop if not every pop.
  13. Accipiter Old Timer


    I hear you, and that's how it has (I assume) always worked. Herf was talking about an alternative that I don't quite understand.
  14. Herf Augur

    Yeah on thinking about it, I'm wrong. Because it would change the spawn rates of the PHs and that would screw up how we all camp rares. So what they wrote is just wrong.
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