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I think simply removing them from drop tables might work for the motherlode maw (akin to other items being removed as soon as you've completed their respective content), it would imbalance the metamorphic geodes towards other loot and still block a slot on the travelling merchant.

An idea might be to allow them to award a single normal mode kill - granting one kill count and any loot the boss might drop - under the condition a player has both the venerated title (so they have to look for a secondary use for the crystals) and at least one challenge mode kill for the boss they want a free kill (so they've shown they're able to take those bosses on their own). Shouldn't be too OP and might give a nice surprise (boss pet maybe)
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30-Jan-2019 19:16:36 - Last edited on 30-Jan-2019 19:19:41 by Rikornak

Rikornak

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CuddleBucket said:
If you have all the rocks & go skilling, you don't get something else in their place.
If you have all the golden eggs & go fishing, you don't get something else in their place.
If you have all the Meilyr potion recipes & go dunging, you don't get something else in their place.
If you have all the Kal'gerion battle commendations & go Kal Demoning, you don't get something else in their place.

You have them all.
You have completed them.
You no longer benefit where you would have gained in the past, before you completed it.
When you would have hit those drops if you hadn't completed the content, you now get exactly nothing in its place.


So why is your situation any more special than your own examples?
It isn't, it's simply a situation that applies to you, making changing that over changing everything mentioned above & all other similar situations, just arbitrary.


Your examples just stop dropping from the maw, so you ARE getting something else in their place.

You still can get crystals from the maw even with reputation maxed out in GWD2 - that component could be fixed by simply disabling them.

Thing is - everything what the merchant features would at least have some theoretical use - anima crystals are entirely useless as soon as you've maxed out your reputation - so 1-2 merchant slots are blocked from time to time.

And for geodes it's either keeping an entirely useless drop on them, making this 'wow' moment the geode should be just an extreme disappointment - or well: permanentely upgrading them by disabling them. Might be a balancing problem as the odds were balanced in that way for a reason.

There are two solutions: Either disable them from geodes and the maw and entirely remove them from the merchant (which might make players unhappy who actually want them) - or give them some secondary use.
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10-Feb-2019 08:18:53 - Last edited on 10-Feb-2019 08:25:56 by Rikornak

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Deltaslug said:
Take a page from Crystal Blossoms.

Allow players who have maxed rep at GWD2 to be able to dismantle them.
Components would pull from the Divine Products list:
- crafted parts
- magic parts
- ethereal parts
add in simple parts to boot
Awards 5 components with 0% junk chance

(I'm sure some folks would want a 1/1000 or so chance at a GWD2 invention material, but I don't know/think that a dev would do that.)


I mean - I couldn't say it wouldn't be better than status quo... but it wouldn't change anything about the fact they just remain a utter disappointment for maw/geodes and a blocked slot on the merchant - you just can't compare them 1:1 with crystal blossoms since those come with a hefty junk of xp (so you're getting them in full intention) and are generated in way bigger numbers as well.

The disassembly idea itself isn't bad, your actual imagination of how to implement it is a waste of time though - Have it work like rare elite dungeon relics: Have them award one random rare component (from GWD2 to remain true to the theme).
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11-Feb-2019 05:49:27 - Last edited on 11-Feb-2019 05:49:50 by Rikornak

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