Post by void2258 on Jul 5, 2019 13:28:39 GMT -6
I am going to start off by saying this is NOT a difficulty complaint. Farming is and should be in the game. The issue is how it is in the game. The current implementation crosses the line from fun to annoying. The problem is randomness and repetition. I will give a specific example.
I needed 6 Fiend Hearts, which only drop from Demon Lords in the Glacial Tomb. Drop rate is listed as 2%. I arrived at the farming spot (the room with a Demon Lord, a cannon, and a G Axe Knight) as a Level 70 with 91 luck. An HOUR AND A HALF and several hundred kills later, the first heart dropped. A half hour later the second and 3rd on consecutive kills, then another hour of nothing, then 1 more, then another hour and the last two. To farm this one item took 4HOURS of nothing but killing this one enemy over and over again. by the time I finished JUST FROM THIS, I was level 78.
This is a ludicrous amount of farming. I am by no means saying it should just drop instantly. But if it has a 2% rate, that should mean I get 1 on average every 50 kills, not every 2-300. And that's with 91 luck, I shudder to think what the rate will look like in Nightmare mode, where max luck is far lower. Also keep in mind that in Nightmare you can't level, which means a) killing each one takes far longer and b) any enemy that drops nothing is worthless, since that XP won't build up and at least get you levels out of this.
There needs to be a maximum auto-drop. Maybe at 50, maybe later, but there should be some maximum where you will definitely get a drop. This kind of what I can only assume is horrible luck with the RNG shouldn't be able to happen. It takes farming and turns it into an extreme chore, and probably just makes farming undoable in nightmare (I have not played nightmare yet). Farming can be fun IN MODERATION, but this almost had me quitting the game. And this is not an isolated case in my experience; I ran into this kind of thing with several other items, either because the drop rate was very very low (orichalcum) or I had to farm extreme numbers due to overuse in the crafting/upgrade list (Bovine Feathers). If you have to farm the SAME EXACT ENEMY AND LOCATION for hours at a time, something is wrong.
Side note: my game is at 35+ hours and at least 15 of that is nothing but these farms. That's too much.