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Location: Montreal , Canada
|Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:05 am Post subject: NEW SoF tasks from dragonscale
|Fenden Helter is in the Ladies of the Light tower. Fenden is friendly with all of the major factions in the Secrets of Faydwer areas and has tasks that you can do for all of the various factions. He has 3 types of tasks that you can do. These tasks all have reuse timers on them so that you can only do the tasks every 18 hours. Some tasks are on shared timers, some tasks are on their own 18 hour timers. I'll explain in more detail below. NOTE: Your character must be at least level 65 to accept and attempt these tasks.
Combat Faction Tasks. There are 7 combat tasks, one for each faction. Each of them involve killing 10 NPCs for the faction you selected. These are "quests" and are given to a solo player but we expect players to group up or form small groups (2 to 3 players) to complete these tasks although it's possible some players can solo these. We are shooting for about 30 minutes of time per task accounting for time moving and getting set up (we expect you to kill the 10 NPCs in about 10 minutes, on average.) You can do all 7 of these tasks - they each have an 18 hour reuse timer all their own.
Non Combat Faction Tasks. There are also 7 non-combat tasks. By Non-Combat I mean the tasks themselves don't require you to kill anything but you may be sent to an area that you need to carefully move around NPCs, time your use of items carefully, or even be invisible at times. There is one task for each faction in SoF. The non-combat tasks share a timer and only one can be done every 18 hours. We expect each of these tasks to take around 15 minutes per task, on average.
Non Combat Non Faction Tasks. There are 2 final tasks that are not tied to any specific faction. The primary goal creating these two tasks was to make some gameplay that wasn't standard kill/deliver/loot, etc. I hope you have fun playing through these and any feedback on the "fun factor" are appreciated. Both of these tasks can be completed independently and each has a unique 18 hour reuse timer. We expect each of these tasks to take 20 to 25 minutes to complete on average.
There have to be rewards, right? Here they are...
Combat Faction Tasks. The reason I called them "Faction" tasks is that the reward you with faction! Completing each of these tasks will grant you a fairly large chunk of faction. But wait! That's not all! In addition to the faction there will be a small number of currency that you will earn that you can use to purchase items with Fenden (more on that below.)
Non Combat Faction Tasks. Just like the Combat tasks above you'll get faction, exp and currency for completing one of these tasks.
Non Combat Non Faction Tasks. Unlike the 2 sets of tasks above these tasks do not give faction. They give experience and a slightly larger number of points.
But what can you buy with these points? Essentially we've taken a number of Tier 2 SoF items and placed them on a point merchant for you to purchase. If you do all 7 combat tasks and 1 non combat faction task and both non combat fun tasks you will get enough points to purchase an item about once every 10 days. The combat tasks, in total, represent only 20% of the points you can earn in a set, however, so even if you can't do the kill tasks you'll still be able to get an item every 12 or so days of working on these tasks on a daily basis.
I think that pretty much sums up the tasks and how they work. I look forward to reading your comments once you get a chance to play with these things.
One final note: I know lots of people turn spell effects off but there are a couple of these tasks that have some impressive spell particles as flavor so to get the "full experience" turn on your spell particles and watch the show!
Jaws Brumeland Siocnarft Siocnar Tazzai