Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
So I wanted to take a minute to discuss something on everyone’s mind, the 1 major gripe y’all seem to be having with this event…
The darn crafting currency and it’s (lack of) drop rate!
So it’s super slow going collecting those schematics for Act 1 & naturally that leads to panic among many of you.. So let’s all take a step back, a deep breath & do a little investigating to see just what’s going on…
So first before I get into anything, I want to say…as infuriating as it may be…the schematics are dropping as intended. There’s no glitch. This is how they’re coded.
Also, remember today is day 4 of 42. Still a whole lot of event left to go….
For Act 1 they’re coded to drop from the Men in Tan Suits (or MIT as Pat likes to call them) 10% of the time. 2 from the ones that drop.
So for every 100 MIT you tap you’ll have Schematics drop from 10 of them. Or 20 . This is roughly the amount of MIT you’ll see/day with regular 4hr interval tapping. So really you’re looking at about 20 /day…for Act 1.
Infuriatingly slow, but that’s how it’s intended.
So why is it so slow for Act 1?
Reader Monkseal summed this up nicely in the comments yesterday:
“Looking at the crafting levels I’m working on the assumption there will be a big increase in droprate of blue doodads in each new act. The items in the first four levels require fairly low numbers of doodads to make, then the next four have medium amounts, then the next four high amounts. I can see having all of the “low ticket” items within two weeks, so it feels at the moment like we’re “supposed” to be working at a rate of about four levels per act.
(Of course now they’ll change the rates tomorrow and say it was a glitch…)”
While I’m not EA, and can’t really say for sure what they’re attempting to do…this is exactly my line of thinking.
It appears to me that EA is doing their best to get everyone to slow down with this event. They’re purposely making it difficult to achieve everything in Act 1 because they want you to continue tapping regularly through Acts 2 and 3.
Aside from the slow start to Act 1, there’s some coding in the files that indicates this as well. As of right now, while the MIT Schematic drop rate remains at 10% for Acts 2 and 3 the payout increases for each act.
-For Act 2 they’ll drop 6 , roughly 60/day.
-For Act 3 they’ll drop 12 , roughly 120/day.
In addition the payout via the prize track increases for each act.
-For Act 1 the 5th prize in the prize track is 200
-For Act 2 the 5th prize in the prize track is 600
-For Act 3 the 5th prize in the prize track is 1200
So what am I trying to say?
I know it sucks right now, but it’ll get better as the event moves along. So relax, there are still 38 days left in the event. You don’t need to finish the crafting track tomorrow. EA has laid it out so it will intentionally move slow. You’ve got to build up the crafting currency.
I strongly recommend just letting the schematics build up. Don’t craft anything yet. Just let them build up for a while and then craft towards the end of the event. The crafting items aren’t going anywhere, they’ll be hanging around for the whole event. So just let your schematic bank build up for awhile…and don’t stress! 🙂
What are your thoughts on the schematics? Make sense now that you know it’s designed to progress as the event moves along? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!