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Re: Neverwinter
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2019, 02:55:13 PM »
After honing my build down to a fine point (and being somewhat underwhelmed)...….

I read some discouraging things about current Warlock deeps and good things about Warlock heals. So, I decided to give the Soulweaver option a try, and, suddenly I could join any queue I want and put in a very respectable showing (nearly always wayyyyy on top of the Heals Deeps final tally and often in the middle with DPS Deeps charts) which usually included many fewer deaths. I usually top the Damage Taken charts with this build, too.

My Hellbringer build is the build I've played since level 1. I know it by far the best. Day 1 as a Soulweaver seemingly yielded superior results.

In conclusion: Warlocks seem to currently be deeps challenged. However, thankfully, I enjoy being on heals sometimes, too, so all my efforts to gear and level and learn this toon haven't been a total waste.

It was kinda interesting to play an (very effective) Alt while on my Main. In EverQuest my main just happened to be a Warlock type toon with a specter pet and my main alt was a cleric. Deja vu.

My oblivious to Mod 16 carnage, fun, continues. Mod 16 seems to be one of Cryptic's infamous game gutting .. updates. I'm glad I missed it and I hope the don't do a Champions Online and stay on that road - leaving the game smaller than they found it.
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Re: Neverwinter
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2019, 10:25:48 PM »
Now here is something that is definitely different between the Cryptic 3.. The in-game Zen trade is apparently broken due to being flooded Astral Diamond traders. There's already millions of Zen being requested at the maximum allowed rate of trade - 1 Zen to 750 Astral Diamonds.

I wonder how long its been broken? Was the mod 16 thing *that* bad? Or are Astrals just that easy to get. They aren't that hard to get at all even for a newbie.

Anyway, I finally got around to checking out the market with my newb and that's what I found:

https://app.box.com/s/fazjtbroxj88jio5v2tftnb71d2rcz02 (screenie)

You can't sell Astrals there. The line is apparently too long.
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Re: Neverwinter
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2019, 10:36:53 PM »
PWE/Cryptic always seems to get a bad rap when it comes to customer service. I've not had to deal with customer service much but I have at least twice. Both times I can remember, they were fast, friendly, helpful, and generous.

I know I had some issue with CO once back when my account was newish but I can't remember it now I just remember it turning out good.

Anyway, a few years ago in STO, I had a 5000 or so Zen purchase that I was pretty unhappy with due to I didn't get what I thought I was getting due to how the thing I was buying was worded (they word differently now). Not only were they fast to respond to my in-game trouble ticket but when they understood what I told them, they promptly offered to give me a full refund while letting me keep part of the package in question (an entire ship..? I forget. I know I got a large, expensive XP booster at the lease). They were so surprisingly nice about the whole thing I just said screw it and went ahead and bought what I was complaining about even though they had already offered me a full refund.

Today I had a problem charging up the ol' Zen (which I can't do nearly as often as I would like..) and so I hit online Chat on a Sunday and in minutes they very friendly and helpfully sorted out my problem (that was probably caused by me never entering in Personal Info into my Account for whatever reason I don't do it..) and then, when I logged in not only was my Zen there but the very thing that I wanted to buy first - a shiny new Character Slot. How cool is that...?

I think it really helps to not treat them crappy and just be straightforward and explain your valid concerns when asking for help. I've heard of people having problems with PWI/Cryptic support and I wonder if this is why they had problems. I have gotten the impression that they respond really poorly to that. Other than that, I think you just need to have a valid issue and you'll get what you want in the end.

They would probably rather have more money from me than good press, but, that's about all I can give'em at the moment.

I used to frequent a place that let me hang out for free, all the time, when I was broke young man working in retail Software sales. They were just that cool. I would go to leave when my money ran out and they would very often ask me to stay and would make sure I didn't go thirsty. When I got my first and nearly last big IT job it wasn't uncommon that I'd drop a thousand bucks in there in a night. Sometimes I'd come back the next night and do it again. Hang in there PWE/Cryptic : ) And thanks for all the free drinks when my money runs out.
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Re: Neverwinter
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 12:35:11 AM »
I think it really helps to not treat them crappy and just be straightforward and explain your valid concerns when asking for help. I've heard of people having problems with PWI/Cryptic support and I wonder if this is why they had problems. I have gotten the impression that they respond really poorly to that. Other than that, I think you just need to have a valid issue and you'll get what you want in the end.

The approaches of "Fault-Based Support" vs. "Solution-Based Support."  The Fault-Based approach is centered around "what do I get because I've been wronged by you?"  The other one is centered around "what can you do for me to fix the problem?"  If the problem ultimately gets fixed and doesn't recur, does trinkets and freebies really matter?  Of course, there are situations where you shift between one or the other based on the issue considered.  (Recurring problems that haven't been fixed, issues where the business shows negligence and doesn't care, or when you pay money and don't get what was promised.  Then fault-based perspectives are easier to justify.) 

But treating every single exchange you have with businesses from a fault-based perspective is expecting too much at times.  A botched password reset or broken mission isn't the same severity as a character being wiped off the server by accident or a data breach exposing your billing info.  A lot of players forget that in talking to support staff.
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Re: Neverwinter
« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 10:41:58 PM »
Here's another distinction between the Cryptic 3. I would bet you that the most female players play Neverwinter. I bet you that a not super close second would be Champions Online and Star Trek Online is way last.

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Re: Neverwinter
« Reply #25 on: Today at 03:02:57 PM »
Rogue is my current favorite toon. "I'm a natural" was my battle cry yesterday. I picked a tall slim(ish..) Half-Orc after having a short squatty Dorf Paladin (that looks good riding a tiger, unlike the taller races, which, of course is cool, because, well, who doesn't want to look good riding a tiger). Critical Severity (one of their Racials) isn't a common stat on gear (I've not seen it once yet) is mostly why I picked him and a half orc swinging and throwing bladed weapons seems to work RPwise.

Wizard is the next toon I want to try. They get that shield and an extra Encounter slot which could be gold, and, they get a similar evasion ability as Warlocks that I've grown to like a lot. Well, and, they look similar to playing a Warlock except with better deeps.

Warlock is on the shelf unless I want to play him in the big(ger) kid queues as a healer. He's just good enough at it to make it fun and worthwhile but really, I made him for Deeps, soo, yeah...shelf, mostly.

Fighter Tanks look worthy, too, will be trying one of those, eventually.

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