Beep Beep! ArchKnight AQ / ED
January 10th, 2020
2019 Gifting Aftermath
"Gifting Aftermath"? Sounds apocalyptic for a positive post, but such are the times we live in. The 2019 Gifting shrine is now complete, the winners immortalized on Titan's Peak! Gaze upon their glory!
It's easier to ready in-game!
New balance changes have been implemented to Crit RNG and some popular skill cores:
Due to prevalence of skills designed to lower or bypass defense, the 4th tier of returns for Defense and Resistance has been eliminated
Crit Chance base reduced to 2% instead of 4%
Wolf's Fury: Stun chance reduced to 15%
Malfunction (Tech Mage): Improves with every 5 Dex instead of 4
Heart Attack: 100% damage; reduces buffs 60%
Ice Shield: Can only target self
Armored Roots: 40% instead of 45%
New Achievement Tiers!
If you participated in gifting, even briefly, you probably have a mountain of Arcade Tokens weighing you down. If you're interested lightening your burder while boosting your rating points, all the Arcade Games have added 2 new tiers. If your score is above the new threshold, use a Token to spin once will update your achievement correctly. Remember the shortcut /spinfast to use Tokens faster:
Lvl 9: 3500 Rating Points for 65,000 Score
Lvl 10: 4500 Rating Points for 100,000 Score
With all that arcade loot piling up, you'll need more room to store it. If you expand your inventory, you'll note that the rating points for the higher tier Hoarder Achievents have been increased:
Grand Legendary Hoarder 5500
Ultra Legendary Hoarder 6500
Epic Legendary Hoarder 7500
Packages and Gifting Winners
So far I've heard back from all but one gifting winners. If you have not yet been contacted by me, I will try sending another email. If you think your emails aren't going through, you can also try resending on your end. If you've already contacted me, your gifts are in progress! Please be patient as they are concepted and developed. Some are definitely more challenging that others, but you've earned it!
Some Silver and Secret packages are still being distributed and they are not yet ready to open. What could be inside?
This Monday EpicDuel will have another update that removes the Varium bonus from the 10,000 AP packages so this weekend (and a chunk of Monday) will be your last chance to take advantage of the holiday bonus.
Also leaving Monday are the the out-of-season, seasonal rares will be removed from the shops, set to return at the appropriate date. This opportunity may not be so urgent for upcoming Heartbreaker or Spring items, but it will be the last time you see Harvest rares for awhile!