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Which "humanoid mages" are dropping 3x Black Pearls??

Discussion in 'Release 61 Feedback' started by Jaesun, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Jaesun

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    • Black Pearl: The drop rate of black pearls in loot from humanoid mages has been tripled.
    So I headed off to South Hinterlands just for the hell of it. Killed a ton of Human Wizards (these are Tier 3 humanoid mages). I now have a grand total of 3 Black Pearls.

    Is this working as intended?

    12/13/2018 22:03
    SotA.Win.64.882.Date.12.12.18
    Area: Novia_R6_Forest01_01
    Area Display Name: South Hinterlands
    Loc: (-40.2, 15.9, 112.7)
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    Maybe in R60 you'd have only gotten 1 black pearl?
    ;)
     
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    ROFL!!! :D
     
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    Interestingly, sand elementals now drop it. (Or maybe they always did, and I never paid attention until now.) Which makes sense in a way, I guess. Sort of.

    Either way, it now means the best places to farm it are deserts.
     
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    Ok thanks! I guess I will head off and try sand golems.
     
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    I like oracle colossus, because it's also a good place to farm ash. And now, while you're waiting for elementals to respawn, you can fish.
     
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    I have really fond memories of that place (except for those #%&$@#% stairs I kept falling down and had to repeatedly do the puzzle over and over), when I was doing the Oracle quests. One of the Fire Elementals dropped a COTO! :D
     
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    Fleet Flute + Sprint = jumping across the channel and avoiding the stairs
     
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    I get most of my black pearls at night time in Blood River and Solace Bridge.
     
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    From oyster beds? I believe he is asking where the enemy NPC's that are supposed to have a chance to drop 3x the usual amount of black pearl as loot are.
     
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    And I'm suggesting that's the wrong thing if the objective is more free black pearls.
     
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    Valid point, but I think it misses the mark. He's asking if the result he has achieved is WAI, of if it is something that is bugged... not if it is the best method for farming them.
     
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    Yeah, I was actually wondering if they even implemented this?

    Sadly, usually when they mention something should now be dropping, they usually never are, when the live release is released. It’s possible they can’t check that on live, or possibly, they didn’t have time to check that? It is just a small team. Completely get that.

    But I do know sand elementals drop them now??