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Mister Cape
Aug Gold Premier Club Member 2015

Mister Cape

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The topic is going to be on the rewards of group ed vs solo ed.

First: let me preface this by saying there is nothing wrong with the best rewards coming from soloing.

However, above being said, Runescape is an MMORPG, the first two words here clearly being massively multiplayer. This begs the question, why is it over 3x as much profit to solo elite dungeons as it is to duo/trio them? Solo is literally easier than duo as well as the bosses special attacks deal less damage. I came upon this realization after running some ed2 duo's directly after running solo's. Pulsar's suddenly hit for 1.5k instead of 450, two neutron stars spawned and my teammate, who didn't know what to do, hit us both for 5.5k by mis-clicking. Then at Verak Lith my dps was higher so I had to help him destroy his spires.

I get its faster but ED2 barely takes 30/35 minutes solo and duo its 25 minutes. For an extra 10 minutes of work over 500 runs I make (on average) 5 codex's + tons more energy and onyx dust. IE I'll be able to do 400+ runs solo vs 500 runs duo and in my 400 solo runs I should get 6 codex and at 500 duo I might get 1-3.

My conclusion is, if the rewards are over 3x WORSE for duo/trio then the bosses shouldn't get harder. If the bosses scale to how many players there are then why don't the rewards stay fairly similar? (For instance, solo 1/200, duo 1/250, trio 1/300 - energy 4 - 110 in solo, 3-100 duo, 2-90 trio ) Why bother fighting a harder boss for WORSE rewards?

01-Jul-2019 16:01:53

Rikornak
Oct Gold Premier Club Member 2013

Rikornak

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The bosses aren't actually harder (unless you take one or two ultra incompentent players with you) - yes their specials will deal a tad bit more of damage to you, you could easily compensate this by having the bosses killed quicker that is - unless your issue is getting overwhelmed by this additional damage or those players you have with you really just are empty weights making your life harder. Improvements: Tooltip / (F2P) QoL v2
Quick Fixes: Invention

02-Jul-2019 08:05:05 - Last edited on 02-Jul-2019 08:06:17 by Rikornak

Mister Cape
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Mister Cape

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" This begs the question, why is it over 3x as much profit to solo elite dungeons as it is to duo/trio them? "

this is what is have a problem with.


" I get its faster but ED2 barely takes 30/35 minutes solo and duo its 25 minutes. For an extra 10 minutes of work over 500 runs I make (on average) 5 codex's + tons more energy and onyx dust. IE I'll be able to do 400+ runs solo vs 500 runs duo and in my 400 solo runs I should get 6 codex and at 500 duo I might get 1-3. "

02-Aug-2019 20:13:53

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