What you're confused about is the aoe-insta death loot reduction -- if you kill a mass of enemies in one shot (Do a bunch of AoE to all at once and kill them all at exactly the same time) the amount of drops you receive is massively reduced compared to normal. Simply killing them fast one after the other does not contribute to this.
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17-06-2009, 18:54 #631
18-06-2009, 03:02 #632
Nope i'm happy with Sapphire. 10 Sapphires to 1 Ruby to 0 Diamond... thats how completely screwed up my drops were.
And yes it does sound like your mistaking the old AoE style farming where your Ele would demolish the entire mob at the same time with the same spell to gradually after each other. When you get down to it, more than 3 melee'ers attacking you at once, they will usually scatter after a certain amount of damage, and with Ruby Djinns dealing far less damage in melee they tend to be the only ones left attacking you. They definatly don't die together and you can even assist with this by using EVAS/FH on them at different tiems.
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18-06-2009, 08:50 #633
18-06-2009, 09:26 #634
18-06-2009, 10:10 #635
I had trouble getting Sapphire Essences to drop for me after several runs. But this is just with me as cannon fodder warrior with Discord heroes. It was frustrating for me as I keep getting Essences for all the wrong type: Ruby and Diamond. After trying for about 1.5 days of repeated dives into Ahdashim, I gave up at 6 and bought the last 4 at 2k a pop. At that time, I was seeing buy/sell prices at 3k and up. So a bit of patience can go a long way.
But after getting my gifts, I went to my derv and crafted up a secondary armor for a 130 setup. In about 30 minutes time of trying and learning the build, I got 3 essences to spare, which I later gave to an alliance-mate. Compared to just me and my heroes, I would have earned those essences a lot faster and in an hour, instead of perhaps 5 or 6 hours. Loot scaling at work? Nah, I just have terrible luck...
18-06-2009, 11:02 #636
Took me 3 relaxed runs with my elementalist. Glad it wasn't diamond essences, because I only got 3 of those in total.
Got about 10 ruby essences though. So all in all, quite profitable as 2 of the diamond essences salvaged to diamonds and I got 3 rubies from the ruby essences.
Horrible drops though, but I guess the treasure chest made up for it. Been more than a year since I took my ele to dasha vestibule for it last.
18-06-2009, 11:03 #637
18-06-2009, 11:10 #638
...just a bunch of water magic hexes and full henchmen and heroes. With 2 of the heroes being water eles as well. Nothing special.
18-06-2009, 12:05 #639
Ah, i thought you solo'd it. sorry ;)
18-06-2009, 13:51 #640