Hey guys, I apologize if I've made a bit to many threads recently, however I believe I really need to make people aware of [Dream Orbs] that are set to go live next Wednesday with 2.6. I strongly believe they should be changed or removed from the game.
I've made a video explaining and demonstrating these in more detail:
Direct link to youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svOxL...ho8zI7IFmmlX3Q
Dream Orbs can be applied to 4 different slots which are your head, cape, shoulders and neck.
Dream orbs are applied in a similar way to runes and grant random stats appropriate to your class. So for example I'm a cleric so when I apply a [Dream Orb] they can either grant:
- + Wisdom
- + Wisdom and SP
- + Wisdom and End
- + End
Now the value is completely random within a set range.
So for example in the video the first one I apply gives:
- 50 Wisdom and 27 Endurance
- Second one:62 Wisdom
- Third one: 65 Wisdom
- Fourth one: 59 Wisdom
- Fifth one: 50 Wisdom and 27 Endurance
- Sixth one: 57 Wisdom and 31 Endurance
- Seventh one: 55 Wisdom and 22 Spellpower
So you kind of get the idea that they are basically RNG runes.
Let's say that little Timmy is a DPS cleric, he's got a fairly shoddy Dream Orb enchant at the moment that gives +56 Wisdom, so he saves up loads of plat and can finally afford a relic Dream Orb and then he gets +80 Endurance, a stat that little Timmy does not desire and has wasted all of his money on. Maybe little timmy then decides to spend another few weeks saving for an orb and then finally gets one and bam +75 Endurance, so he's essentially been roundhoused kicked in the face with an iron twice.
The relic dream orbs will give the best stats of all dream orbs, these will not be cheap to make. You could essentially spend thousands of plat on these orbs and still not come out with the best statistics.
I'm addressing you directly Trion, if this goes live it will upset a lot of people, as although unlikely you could consume a 1,000 of these orbs and not get the best or desired stats for all four slots. As a loyal RIFT supporter and consumer I can deal with RNG for cosmetic items, but when these items directly affect my characters statistics and performance and I'm forced to 'gamble' with these RNG orbs to get the best stats, then that is raising some serious red flags.
When you craft a dream orb, it gives you the stats right there and then, then you can either sell it on the auction house or dispose of it. That means if you want the best [Dream Orb] stats you can buy them straight away and not spend thousands of plat potentially gambling for the best stats.
I hope my message got conveyed in the written aspect of this. If you have a counter argument as to why they should remain as they are, I'd really love to hear it. As for the rest of you who agree with me, let's kick up a fuss and get this rubbish changed!