Today's update brings a new player-bound currency, some new event items for Valentines day and some quality of life changes to our drop tables.
We are introducing a new currency type, Silvers, to the game. Silvers are bound to a player and cannot be traded. Silvers are a way for us to reduce the sole reliance of RNG for rewarding players with useful loot.
Silvers are rewarded based on two factors:
How are Silvers different than Coppers?
Silvers are meant to reward players with usable items or character-specific enhancements (such as experience or skill baubles). Coppers are for cosmetic and decorative items.
Are coppers dead now?
No. Coppers are the currency dedicated to cosmetic and decorative items.
Do I earn less/more Silvers depending on my group size?
No. All players in the encounter earn the same number of silvers given they are alive at the end of combat.
Can I trade items I buy with Silvers?
You can trade them but they won't be usable by characters on different accounts than the one that purchased said items. Everything purchased with silvers are bound to the account that bought them. This includes usable items like baubles.
How do I see how many Silvers I have?
Currently you can see this by visiting the Swap n' Shop or by typing
/state. In the future, we will add a way to see how many silvers you have directly in the UI.
Can I sell items to reclaim Silvers the same way I can with Coppers?
No. Once you spend your silvers there is no way to sell the item back.
Are Silvers bound to my account like Coppers are?
No. One of the key differences with Silvers is that they are earned per-character. However - any item purchased with those silvers can be used by any character on that account.
Is there a maximum number of silvers that I can have?
Yes, the maximum number of Silvers that a character may have at any point is 10,000. After that many, you will no longer earn silvers until you spend some of them at the Swap n' Shop.
Where do I spend my Silvers?
You can spend your Silvers at the Swap N' Shop in West Leinster.
Why can't I buy weapons with Silvers?
We picked an initial item set for silvers with the intent of not totally disrupting the game economy. So, we picked items that are in abundance - armor - to start with. If players want weapons or other items we'd love to hear your feedback so we can make that change!
I have feedback about this new Silvers currency
We'd love to hear it! Please post to our feedback forums and one of our staff members will respond.
The next iteration of the test server is live. Please post feedback in this thread and possible bugs / continuity issues that we find.