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Old 02-08-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default Zaken instance with slashed drop?

What happened to the Zaken drops? since Valiance it seems they have reduced it like a lot. I have read the patch notes and haven't found anything on the subject. Anyone knows anything?
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Default Re: Zaken instance with slashed drop?

Valiance cut the drop rate in half for ALL drops even raids.

not a bug.
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There was an official announcement? I checked all the patch notes and still haven't found any official statement about that.

It's kinda sad to find zaken at 0:20, killing him at 3:30 and end up only with 2bres and 9bsoe... last time i had that finding time and kill time, i got a blessed zaken, a cape and a hat.
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There was an official announcement? I checked all the patch notes and still haven't found any official statement about that.

It's kinda sad to find zaken at 0:20, killing him at 3:30 and end up only with 2bres and 9bsoe... last time i had that finding time and kill time, i got a blessed zaken, a cape and a hat.
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There was an official announcement? I checked all the patch notes and still haven't found any official statement about that.

It's kinda sad to find zaken at 0:20, killing him at 3:30 and end up only with 2bres and 9bsoe... last time i had that finding time and kill time, i got a blessed zaken, a cape and a hat.
Whoever told you that the time matters, has lied to you.
Its just the old way of NC to show that you are into an instance.
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Whoever told you that the time matters, has lied to you.
Its just the old way of NC to show that you are into an instance.
time matters only for getting additional vorpal jewels...
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time matters only for getting additional vorpal jewels...
Rly?
How so?I get jews even if i have to go afk for 10 min inside and kill it on the 15th min or so.
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Rly?
How so?I get jews even if i have to go afk for 10 min inside and kill it on the 15th min or so.
Im not going there so often so I could be wrong but when I was lower lvl, there were rummors about vorpal jewels which you can get right in inventory without need to pickup, for sure some rummor about additional jewels when you kill him under 5 min.

But when I think more about it now Im definitely not sure if its true... :-)
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Thats ******. Ive done that raid like 100x and items have never gone into my inv on their own without anybody picking up.
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Thats ******. Ive done that raid like 100x and items have never gone into my inv on their own without anybody picking up.
you are doing something wrong then... I receive additional vorpal earring like every 2nd zaken (2 chars in party)
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Default Re: Zaken instance with slashed drop?

You are able to obtain (straight to inventory) vorpal earring if you kill raid under 15min and vorpal ring if you manage to kill it under 10mins. (or 5, not sure?) Or opposite, but anyway, jewelry to inventory, no need to pick up. Something like 50% chance imo.
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Im not going there so often so I could be wrong but when I was lower lvl, there were rummors about vorpal jewels which you can get right in inventory without need to pickup, for sure some rummor about additional jewels when you kill him under 5 min.

But when I think more about it now Im definitely not sure if its true... :-)
Me neither anymore, but yes you get vorpal jewelry straight to inventory like every 2-3 runs ( on more than one toon. in the party). It's not a rumor, works like this for several years now.
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Default Re: Zaken instance with slashed drop?

My kid and I do this twice a week whenever possible. The quality/quantity of rewards given when Zaken is vanquished doesn't seem to care how quickly we kill him. However, the free Vorpal jewelry that is placed in random characters inventory does seem to be influenced by the 10 minute mark. On a side note the scrolls are worth the few minutes we dedicate twice a week and the full drops are 1000 times more frequent than the open field drops. Only once in the last few months has a soul crystal leveled, not sure why we carry them any longer but we still do. We have made hundreds of millions doing this little instance and it covers the cost of porting and grinding our various other characters. I highly recommend this for those that don't run bots to finance their lineage 2 experience. Best profitability is achieved if only two players run this instance.


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My kid and I do this twice a week whenever possible. The quality/quantity of rewards given when Zaken is vanquished doesn't seem to care how quickly we kill him. However, the free Vorpal jewelry that is placed in random characters inventory does seem to be influenced by the 10 minute mark. On a side note the scrolls are worth the few minutes we dedicate twice a week and the full drops are 1000 times more frequent than the open field drops. Only once in the last few months has a soul crystal leveled, not sure why we carry them any longer but we still do. We have made hundreds of millions doing this little instance and it covers the cost of porting and grinding our various other characters. I highly recommend this for those that don't run bots to finance their lineage 2 experience. Best profitability is achieved if only two players run this instance.


Only NCSoft knows the true mechanics of the Zaken instance.
This is true, zaken and freya are the best way to grow an income to buy gear. Now and way back, when the drops were sweeter.

Now, regarding the issue about the vorpal jewelry, it seems last hitting zaken usually gives them, straight to inventory. Try it if you're running the instance with some friends/clannies.
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Default Re: Zaken instance with slashed drop?

Last hitting Zaken has nothing to do with Vorpal jewelry. It's an additional prize for slaying Zaken before the 10 minutes mark.
Back when I farmed him on my healer, I hit for close to nothing, but I got so many jewels that I still don't know where to put them.
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I am sure you killing a Raid 83 with Characters like 88
Why would do that If you want drops?
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Zaken Drops haven't been changed in a long time. Having players that are higher than level 85 in your party will decrease your chances of getting good drops.
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Zaken Drops haven't been changed in a long time. Having players that are higher than level 85 in your party will decrease your chances of getting good drops.
That is true, we when we do it try not to have people over 89.
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Default Re: Zaken instance with slashed drop?

It's weird because we keep some toons "reserved" for zaken that are only in levels 85-86 to do it. I took a break when lindvior came up, and came back a few weeks after valiance was on and the drops have been very lackluster.
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What happened to the Zaken drops? since Valiance it seems they have reduced it like a lot. I have read the patch notes and haven't found anything on the subject. Anyone knows anything?
Because you make partys 85~89 to kill a 83 mob?

Every ******* noob in this game does this and are completely stuborn when you try to explain to NEVER let anyone whos 3 lvl's or more above the boss hit it.

ZAKEN = LVL 83
DD MAX LVL = 85. END OF DISCUSSION.
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