Scheduled Maintenance [11/19] - Completed

CM Aethon

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Greetings Astellians,

On Tuesday, November 19th we’ll be bringing the servers down for a scheduled maintenance.

Maintenance Information
  • Servers will come down at 12:00am PST (Mightnight) | 09:00 CET.
  • Approximate downtime: 3 Hours
Patch Notes
  • Avalon as been added and will open at it’s scheduled time, find more details »Here«.
  • Avalon Treasure system has been added.
    • These treasures may be enhanced up to a maximum of 7 levels, using Stella Shards as a material component to do so.
      • Note: A failed enhancement may result in the destruction of the item.
    • Players may obtain ‘Golden Victory’ tokens from the daily and weekly quests within Avalon.
    • One of six types of Holy Treasures and Stella Shards may be purchased for Victory Tokens in the towns of Meiville and Rageferant.
  • A new round of costumes are being rotated in, currently available costumes will be rotated out and temporarily unavailable until a later date.
  • The Morimu Mount has been added to the cash shop.
  • Halloween Event NPC has been removed and Halloween Event items will no longer be available on the Cash Shop.
Update [11/19 - 1:20am PST | 10:20 CET]
Maintenance has concluded, servers are up!
 
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mystykz

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  • Avalon Treasure system has been added.
    • These treasures may be enhanced up to a maximum of 7 levels, using Stella Shards as a material component to do so.
      • Note: A failed enhancement may result in the destruction of the item.
Wow just wow this better be lost in translation,else if enhancing wasn't bad enough already with deleveling at high levels (which shouldn't be a thing either tbh) and now they even GET DESTROYED. Dayum. No Enhancements here we come as i ain't no risking losing hard earned things due to outdated mechanisms.
 
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ForestWolf

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Great, we are hyped for Avalon.
Please confirm though, that this is not a wrong translation:

"These treasures may be enhanced up to a maximum of 7 levels, using Stella Shards as a material component to do so.
  • Note: A failed enhancement may result in the destruction of the item."
So these treasure can really destroy on a failed enhancement, so for example I get the treasure, enhance it to +6 and on the seventh enhancement it fails and poof, my treasure is gone?
 

Mayu

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May 27, 2019
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  • These treasures may be enhanced up to a maximum of 7 levels, using Stella Shards as a material component to do so.
    • Note: A failed enhancement may result in the destruction of the item.

No no no no no no no no no no no no...... Game is already RNG-heavy as it is right now, no need to double down on it soooooooo, Yeah, No :)
 
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buismor

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Making the item enhancement de-grade on a failed enhancement wasn't enough? What's the point of making an item destructible on a failed enhancement?
 

Callie Swag

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they might drop a lot and if that's the cause just upgrade them both and when one breaks wait till you get a 2nd again and upgrade it back to the other item. then start again.
 

buismor

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  • Note: A failed enhancement may result in the destruction of the item.
Just to add to that, after checking how the upgrading works, it is done via crafting and critical success is the successful upgrade. Also unlike what is said here, it's not "may result in the destruction of the item" but "will result in the destruction of the item" at any point, not just at later stages, but even on the very first upgrade, failure means the item is gone. The only upside is if you fail, you get half the amount of Stella Shards used to try the upgrade back, and that's it. That means a failure at any given point mean you lose the item and all the progress you put in it, and only get half the shards back from the amount used for the latest attempted upgrade.

Also take note that people already tried upgrading and most of them failed on the very first upgrade, without Master Artisan deck effect though but given how low deck effect bonuses currently are, I don't see many people actually having higher tier treasures even with the deck bonus.

In short, the destruction on failed upgrade has to be removed, at least at the early stages of the upgrades.
 

ashiana

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This is normal in these games. In Black Desert Online you had to farm to get the accessories and combine them to upgrade, if it failed both accessories disappeared.

Western audiences do not like this RNG EVERYWHERE attitude. It's the reason I quit BDO, and I expect people will leave this game as well if BE&A doesn't listen and start reducing/removing some of the RNG factors. Of course in BDO it was p2w and I know of many people who would spend upwards of $700 to get one item to max level - they quit too after too many failed attempts and the blatant money grab apparent in the game.

Please increase either the Chemist affection of enhancing gear, or have no loss of items during attempts, or both. Better yet, get rid of so much lousy RNG, players don't want to 'casino' everything they do in this game. We work hard at getting the items in the first place, to have those efforts lost or reduced due to gambling is like a thorn in your foot - the pain never goes away until you remove the thorn. Read into that what you will...
 
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Lewtz

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Sep 20, 2019
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"Note: A failed enhancement may result in the destruction of the item. " If critical failure wasn't enough more gates