could you please restore this ring as a set drop in its former location. the properties- white light, search +10 , and find trap +3, are very useful to low level characters. it seems this ring was dropped when the quest item "Ring of Awareness" was added. however the +16 spot on the quest ring is a poor substitute for +10 search. I know that items can be purchased with a search bonus, but the ring was very handy. thanks much for your consideration. C L
Post by wollstonecraft on May 21, 2014 19:30:56 GMT
I always thought that the Ring of Awareness was meant to provide a little help when looking for the lev ring. I can only think of 1 lever in a lowbie area that might require some search. How useful was this ring anyway?
although most people have zero interest and incentive (only reward is "discovery" due to the quite unflattering system of numbers for DCs/level caps, trashy loot that's supahbad [at least since post-PoA times and especially since randomization], and a lot of hassle, including some way-overpowered-for-level-traps), lowbie zones are pretty well stocked with secrets. it's true that from a value standpoint nearly all (if not all) are somewhere on the "useless" spectrum (of varying degrees); but then the item/cash reward isn't generally what stimulates those who pursue such tasks. 1 secret per map is common, and from those we've found, we estimate 8/10 or even 9/10 pre-LL maps have a secret(s). Some players find it enjoyable to discover these things, and due to the secret system (level caps, scaling DCs, etc) a very low-level toon is what it takes for some super-lowbie zone stuff. Spot helps find the incredibly useless lowbie levi ring spot--with incredibly poor calculus of investment:return given the running/fighting (for negligible xp at that) extra maps in permacurse territory vs. fact that it's unneeded till after immo and 35 weap swap is joke-ishly easy), but does nothing for anything else, such as Searching, which is a bit harder to get on a lowbie. Other than sense materia as hack mentioned, it's pretty barren except for lucky randoms [high +search on low level useable items], which are basically required for many/most lowbie secrets due quite high DC + quite low level; scaling DC with higher toon makes it ridiculous, and that's aside from level caps generally impeding higher level toon anyway).