The economy changes of “Heart of Fire” have been one of the more hot-ish topics of the module. Most players perceived it as nerf to their earnings or at least playstyle. Additionally it made sense to assume a nerf here based on the past. The devs are usually pretty boring when it comes to fighting a broken economy. They always seem to take RAD away from players. Add that the devs even stated themselves that they don’t expect everyone to make the same amounts and you probably get why we reported it as nerf.
Fast forward three weeks into the module however, it feels like it’s somehow not that bad? Some sessions into the new module I personally even have an easier time getting to those RAD caps than before. On our Monday poll we mentioned that we really wanted some data on your RAD earn rates in comparison to Module 14 values, because it’s certainly interesting whether you experience the same results.
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Are the New Chests Better Than Expected?
The weird thing about my own daily routine is that I’m not even specifically farming RADs. I just run my randoms each session (leveling, normal, advanced), a couple extra dungeons that I pick up in my alliance or private channels, and weeklies on multiple alts. That way RADs seem to flow in constantly, and I’m getting the former Salvage pieces on top of it. Of course you can no longer exchange them for additional RADs, but can still either turn them into Gold, Guild Marks, or Salvage. Overall I’d even go as far as saying that I’m netting slightly more than before.
I would love to point out what I think is the difference for me, but in the end I guess the new chests, more specifically the amount of RAD they drop, are better than expected? All I can say that I’m trying to run a daily Demogorgon and Folly on alts or in case they don’t appear in my randoms on my main. And then of course the usual TONG and Cradle farm. I guess dungeons like Demo or Folly are indeed good examples of content that got a slight bump in terms of RAD. Those either didn’t have guaranteed Salvage (Folly) or blue gear with low values (Demo). Now you always get decent RADs, especially thanks to those re-rolls.
Results Biased Because of Re-Rolls?
Speaking of re-rolls. I definitely wouldn’t rule out that the current results are a bit biased because I pretty much use them until I either get a good item or a decent RAD amount. So I definitely think a full evaluation doesn’t make sense before we’ve all run out of re-rolls and have to live with whatever contents the chests hand out. It could also absolutely be that my personal style of play simply isn’t as much affected by the changes. Anyway, as of right now, the system is working nicely for me just doing daily stuff and a few extra dungeons. I’m actually mildly surprised and it’s definitely something I will monitor throughout the next weeks and months.
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