Putting this out now is our way of increasing transparency as well as discussing things that are actively in the works. This means that things discussed here may not happen all at once, in the timeframe given, or at all. We feel it's important though to have this communication so that you understand what we're currently working on and deem high priority to get into your hands.
We’ve heard you loud and clear. The XP gain in the game needs some changes. While we had plans to wait until a future season to introduce a few changes at once, we’re going to be splitting them up to get you leveling your Wayfinders and weapons faster.
While not a complete list, here are our current thoughts as well as some initial thoughts about how we’ll be changing them:
- XP GAINS FROM NON-QUEST SOURCES IS TOO LOW
We agree. We’re going to be tuning these gains across the board in a hotfix before end of week. Also included in this hot fix will be increasing XP in hunts, creature kills (inside Lost Zones and Highlands) as well as fixing some enemies who previously gave no XP.
- IN GENERAL REWARD TOWER LEVELING AND ALT LEVELING IS SLOW
We also agree. The big thing that we had planned for Founder’s Season 2 (FS2) is the job board. This allows you to quickly level up your Reward Tower by selecting missions you want to undertake for the day. We’re looking at releasing this along with XP scrolls sooner than FS2. In the meantime, we’ll be increasing the rate at which Reward Tower keys are gained before end of week. We’ll revisit this Reward Tower increase in the future when the job board has been released.
- ALTERNATE WAYS TO GET XP
We’re looking at new and exciting ways for players to get XP. One of the things we’ll be doing is rethinking the expedition bar. While this was always meant to fill up as you explored expeditions, it isn’t rewarding enough and doesn’t correlate to the level of activities you’re doing. If you come across 2-3 puzzles in a side room, you should get some good loot and XP for completing those and perhaps a larger chunk of the expedition bar vs. fighting off an ambush that’s on your critical path. We’ll have more on how we’ll address these at a later date. We’re also finalizing some tech for double XP weekends and hope to have those soon.