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Gem and Veil (and Hood) Changes

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  • AntoniusAntonius Posts: 4,455Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Tiamat said:
    In the past from what I remember, all changes in artifact prices reflected with tradin value. For example the shield and diadem. What is the point of not doing it this time? 
    Trade-in on shield and diadem is based on the price paid, not the current price. This may have been the point at which this was changed, I don't know, but it's definitely been the standard policy for at least a few years now.

    Those particular changes were announced ahead of time, and in the case of Shield of Absorption the new price means that the trade-in value is greater than the old price. They weren't going to let people trade in an item for more than they ever paid for it.
  • ZulahZulah Posts: 758Member @ - Epic Achaean
    edited January 12
    Arkantos said:
    8000 for ship in a bottle 7000 for talisman
    It was you! Man I put 7000 on that bottle and thought to myself, that shouldn't be an issue now, no one crazy enough to bid more than that... minutes later I audibly gasped.

    Also love the changes personally. 10/10 would buy gem & veil again
    DochithaTysandrCobault
  • TiamatTiamat Posts: 78Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited January 12
    Might be true but at least a phased serpent with fullsense > any monk. 

    Still think they should at least cut the price of the gem or something, as it’s now a red headed stepchild of its former self. 
  • KlendathuKlendathu Eye of the StormPosts: 2,828Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    My only complaint is that scrying bowl is now useless if you have sphinx power. Repurpose with option to refund (even bound crowns) and I'll be 100% happy.

    Tharos, the Announcer of Delos shouts, "It's near the end of the egghunt and I still haven't figured out how to pronounce Clean-dat-hoo."
  • DunnDunn The great Buffalo tundraPosts: 5,775Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    They said they’re working on ideas for the bowl


    Rom
  • ShubShub Posts: 56Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    I'm stoked about 'The Veil wearer will get cross-planar and cross continent FARSEE.'

    can we make it do the same thing for ether seek?
  • DunnDunn The great Buffalo tundraPosts: 5,775Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    The fullsense is definitely a nice bonus, but I agree. The farsee buff is above and beyond anything I could have expected 


  • DochithaDochitha Posts: 1,283Member @ - Epic Achaean
    edited January 12
    Yeah the veil change is definitely a surprise and gift. I love it so much, can even farsee into Annwyn, crazy thing, though I really hope Annwyn is removed from farsee.
  • LeviticusLeviticus Posts: 311Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Can you reset Auction 4 since it is useless now...
  • FarrahFarrah Posts: 1,844Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    How is mindnet useless?
  • DunnDunn The great Buffalo tundraPosts: 5,775Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited January 12
    How is auction 4 useless? It’s mind net. Not fullsense. 

    @Dochitha you sure you can sense into annwyn? You can’t sense out of it afaik...


    Leviticus
  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 4,633Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Uhm unless there is another change Mindnet just got a massive buff. 

    So did Angel/Demon Trace!


    You hug Aurora compassionately.
  • LeviticusLeviticus Posts: 311Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Leviticus said:
    Can you reset Auction 4 since it is useless now...
    I was wrong, it is mindnet, my b.
  • LeviticusLeviticus Posts: 311Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I let the changes to veil and gem totally take over my brain.
    Tysandr
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaPosts: 2,377Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Yes, you can farsee into Annwyn/Nishnatoba, and you can farsee back to Sapience from those areas, too.
    (Mhaldor): Herenicus says, "Apologies, I am in-and-out of hold with Verizon wireless customer service."
  • DunnDunn The great Buffalo tundraPosts: 5,775Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Hm odd to me that you can sense into those places given that you can’t send tells to them. Oversight? @Makarios @Nicola


    ShirszaeDochithaAntidasDraqoom
  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 4,633Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Or we could just go full tilt, allow clans etc on Annwyn. I like that idea!


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  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 4,633Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Msg Jhui Come

    pls bb


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  • DunnDunn The great Buffalo tundraPosts: 5,775Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I told him about the veil changes and he was also
    happy for them. He’s here in spirit!


  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 4,633Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    His spirit can’t dbomb though, fake news.


    You hug Aurora compassionately.
    DunnCaelan
  • NazihkNazihk Posts: 932Member @ - Epic Achaean
    Dunn said:
    Yeah I have no idea who you are. Most big PKers that hunt bounties, in my experience, have veils (or friends with veils) anyways. So you would have actually been experiencing this sort of thing if what you're saying held any water.
    This right here.

    I've long considered the Veil worthless for hiding, because anybody worth hiding from already owned one. 

    At this point in the game, the only reason to get a Veil was to find other people who already owned one.

    DunnAntidasOzmatiah
  • TorinnTorinn Posts: 826Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    So people who don't like the changes seem to just be afraid of some generic boogeyman.  Don't let fear rule you.
    Deucalion says, "Torinn is quite nice."
  • ShubShub Posts: 56Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    So, say you want to explore in the treacherous planes, what precautions can one take?

    the gem still works down there, annake's hood still works, veil is changed but all the folks you would want to hide from had their own veils to cancel them out anyway, is the shroud worth getting? That sweet sweet exp is just too tempting.

    Also, regarding the gem, it has 10 minutes with an hour cooldown, what would happen if somebody bought 6 gems?

    Even with all those precautions though, veil owners could fullsense the area, seek and track you down pretty easily, and mindnet will still light up when you enter? I guess that hunting down there is not advised unless you have a strong PK'er with you, since there is usually a whale or two patrolling around there picking off the smaller fish. That's all I really want out of stealth artefacts, to hide from the big killers in the dangerous areas (within reason of course), to make them have to patrol the rooms and pull me out of hiding instead of waiting for their dinner bell to ring.
    ZbacoPrythe
  • DunnDunn The great Buffalo tundraPosts: 5,775Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Says the gem is on a person level for CD so that wouldn’t work. I don’t think much changes on treacherous planes from my perspective. Had a veil before so I would go down, sense people I knew to have gems and check around before leaving. 


  • ElisellaElisella Posts: 103Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Anyone willing to camp Annwyn to kill you would have been able to spot you no matter what you were doing.

    Now you can at least see them and beat feet. It's an improvement.
    Dochitha
  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 4,633Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited January 12
    Yea it’s effecitvely no difference in Annwyn/Treacherous at all. Anyone that trolls for PK there already could do the stuff you mention.

    BM days of Veil standing on Island waiting for mindnet trip, or running to Sidhe/Unsidhe to pop Fullsense to check who’s around. No one lost anything at all that wasn’t already lost.


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  • MinifieMinifie Posts: 1,709Member @ - Epic Achaean
    If you can sense someone in annwyn from out of annwyn with veil, then I'm definitely not going to keep the gem, no reason to pop off QW if anyone outside of annwyn can spot you and chase you anyway.
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