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    Default Second Chance Opie Opportunity!



    Did you miss out on Opie, the incredible artifact-hunting mount? We’ve got great news for you!

    We heard you, we heard you! Everyone wants another chance at Opie – and we can’t blame you. So we’ve made it possible: if you obtain Starfall Prophecy any time before launch day (Nov 16), you will be able to collect enough Starfall Prophecy tokens to earn your very own artifact-seeking squirrel mount!

    Opie is an adventurous squirrel – here are some notes directly from DeadSimon, Opie’s trainer:

    Opie is an adorable Artifact hunting squirrel mount. She loves artifacts so much that she has decorated herself with them! She matches the speed of your fastest mount but she will feel much faster than that because you are magically reduced in size to be able to ride this furry little treasure.



    Opie is very fond of Planar Pellets and will do various tricks to get them. These include sniffing out and showing you where various artifacts are hiding or tip-toeing very slowly, which incidentally is very much against a squirrels nature, but useful for getting to that tricky Artifact at the end of a long, thin tree branch. She also has a super jump that she will perform for you if you reward her with a nice handful of Pellets – again, invaluable for getting to those hard to reach places. Best of all, being an avid Artifact hunter herself, Opie understands that it is not always convenient to get off your mount to pick up an Artifact… being so close to the ground, she is quite all right with you harvesting Artifacts while remaining mounted.

    Opie is also capable of being taught to swim with you on her back and is looking forward to many happy hours of Artifact hunting with you. The Pellets Opie craves can be found from any Foraging or Mining node as a rare drop, and it is said that due to their Planar nature the pellets appear more frequently in the Celestial Lands. They might also be found on the Auction house or from any Artifact merchant in either Sanctum, Meridian or Tempest Bay.

    Opie is almost unbearably cute and a must-have for your mount collection!



    Details: Anyone who purchases the standard or deluxe Starfall Prophecy expansion before our November 16th launch can collect a Starfall Prophecy token each day for the first 60 days that the expansion is live. Collect 50 tokens to earn Opie! This offer applies to pre-orders only.

    Get in on Opie NOW!
    CM Morgana ~ Community Coordinator ~
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    Is Opie an account-wide unlock or just a single character unlock? And amphibious or not?
    Last edited by orldan; 11-12-2016 at 12:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orldan View Post
    Is Opie an account-wide unlock or just a single character unlock? And amphibious or not?
    No and no, but she can be trained to swim. You missed the opportunity to use her speed in the Autumn Harvest autumn eyes hunt but you will get a replay next year. 😉

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    That's a disappointment, really should be account-wide....

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    Quote Originally Posted by orldan View Post
    Is Opie an account-wide unlock or just a single character unlock? And amphibious or not?
    Opie is a single character only mount.
    Opie is NOT amphibious. Though a trip to the Rift Store can overcome that shortfall.

    However, if Trion continue with their "second chance" promotions, you will end up with enough account bound, daily reward coupons for several Opies.

    I have currently enough for two and with this announcement anticipate that will become three.
    Amphibious training (accound bound) can sometimes come from weekly patron gifts.
    Soulbound amphibious training is given FREE via the Ascended trove that unlocks new gifts every ten levels to 60 then again at 65. If this feature is carried over to Starfall Profit, you will have no worries.

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    Would have to agree with the post that Opie should be account wide. As presented this is a premium limited edition mount that:
    • You pay for via a cash only for an unreleased expansion "Starfall Prophecy"
    • You must log in daily to collect enough StarFall Prophecy tokens for (50)
    • Only matches speed of your fastest mount (come on!)
    • Lacks amphibious *pay $3500pp or 1350 credits for Underwater Mount Training.
    • Lacks useful descriptive detail - what is Opie - hover text is not very helpful!!!
    • Requires annoying SFP token management. Don't accidentally loot your daily coin while on another character or worse yet shard or you are ****ed! Trion and multicurrency is an ongoing nightmare. See character screen/currencies. Hint for Trion, you figured this out for Affinity tokens...
    • Was a unique reward (if you can ignore the challenges already noted) for making an early commit to the new SFP expansion. Not so anymore as they've revived it once now "For the players" which let's be honest is to incent more pre-purchases.
    • Shrinks you to match the mount size (50%?)
    • Requires Planar Pellets for the perks: Squirrel Jump, Tip Toe and track all current artifact types

    Of those who hunt artifacts, who does it with a single character versus whichever characters collection is being worked on? I happen to have nearly every char slot on every server full - something that happens after playing for 5+ years. Also in the eventuality that another reason comes along to build a new toon (class, type, faction, panda) they won't ever have a way to acquire this mount.

    Perhaps you can muster up enough of the daily logon coins to get 2, even 3? Peachy but still not ideal. Odds are you will end up with SFP tokens wasted in the long list of currencies on a few toons.

    Noticing a lack of effort on Trions part lately to be creative and provide solutions (without crying about 'must pay our developers') so let me help you out here.

    How about an upgradeable Opie mount? WHAT?! Sure, for 50 SFP tokens you get the standard one hit wonder Opie mount. Arbitrary numbers aside, for 25 tokens you can upgrade him to shard wide and for another 25 account wide?

    Here's another idea - you could do that for the Sack of Infinite Void too.

    Of course then you would not have enough tokens for the Tenebrean Mystery Boxes. Very likely completely worthless like all other mystery boxes though.

    I'm sure someone will bark back all the downsides and I'm sure there will be a valid point to be made so I would like to preempt the retort with my concession and simply posit that some creativity and a little thought+effort on Trions part would have landed this on a better starting point to begin with.

    You could have the upgrade options (Opie, shard opie, account opie) go the way of credits. There ya go, monies for your starving devs.

    Flipside: At some point, like oh so many "limited edition" items, Trion will make Opie available for credit purchase so they can have another spike in income. They'll have a few different versions (see budgies).

    Of course you could have made patron a more appealing option and enjoy the sustained MRR (monthly recurring revenue) but you've disenfranchised that crowd repeatedly now (spoken as a subscriber since PRIOR to go-live to current)

    Longer than expected post and honestly I just hope it helps in the end. Helps Trion be successful with Rift and helps the players enjoy the game.

    Shameless plug for ExtraLife
    Last edited by Huzbub; 11-12-2016 at 09:25 AM.

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