A lot of the outrage is ignoring how the base AP value of some of the tokens was raised noticeably and Blizzard's intentions from day one to have Concordance be a relatively minor gain in power from the first point invested. To be honest, it's a far sounder design than the aberration that were the endless maw runs to get 54 traits as soon as possible, and that was especially pressing by the time NH came out - THAT was an absurd, unfun grind, not getting an extra point in Concordance after something like 4 or 5 days, as your entire performance was tied to a multiplicative bonus that wasn't optional in the slightest.
Aww, man. I was looking forward to getting 260 million AP per emissary, I wanted to see how far a fresh artifact could get punched with those kinds of numbers. Kinda disappointed.But folks saying it makes sense to nerf it because Blizzard said you should never "max out" the artifact... you couldn't max it out even when AK50 was a thing. At some point, a 260 million per emissary token is going to stop looking at all effective when you need trillions of AP for the next level. Having it less than a 10th of that amount doesn't really change much in the scheme of things.
It appears they reallllly dont want ppl to cap concordance. I imagine this has more to do with game balance than anything
Finally I can try the Chronomatic Anomaly achievement again without almost dismantling the guild...
So for everyone that is interested in some Math for the new AK40 cap, I have done a very vague assumption of following AP gains per week:
How much was the % at 40 before the hotfix ?
The 40 cap is a gift for me!I woke up this morning and was frustrated about how much of my gametime was focused around saving turn-ins of emissary-quests, follower-missions, Legionfall-supplies etc. for when it was more efficient - because they would be worth more points after next level of AK-knowledge.These minor minor gains were counterproductive and frustrated me to the point that it felt like the game was more about micromanagement and nitty-gritty than about fun and progress.Finally I can see an end to this horrible ordeal.Now I just wait for them to fix the horrible Troop-system... "Wait ½ hour before sending your followers out because your troop has exhausted" "Sorry you just sent out a sub-optimal group because you forgot or did not wait for troops that could be trained anytime".BUILD A BIGGER GYM, Blizzard! DUMBEST system ever!
Im just hitting 110 on alts at this point, getting them ilevel 850ish with dauntless gear, getting them their AK boost from the tome, and then parking them for next xpack. Otherwise i spend just a couple hours a day, at most, farming stuff so i can afford a goddamn toke at their insane price. I dont even play legion content aside from that stuff now, I just RP or goof around. Legion was amazing to begin with and they just ruined it with artifact BS and RNG so I don't bother with it. Havent finished any full artifact stories, or OH stuff, or legionfall (stopped at sentinax farm cuz I couldnt complete it), because of the forced grouping, forced normal or mythic modes, etc. When games start forcing me to do stuff I tend to stop. I don't mind a little farming cuz it can be calm and chill. But thats it. Dun goofed Blizz. So much potential. At least Demon Hunters are fun (till they destroy them inevitably, see monks and dk for reference - super fun before nerfs and prunes imo).
this deal is getting worse all the time; i just pray that they don't alter it any further.
Wow, thanks Blizzard for completely wasting my time working towards 52 - this is a JOKE and completely and utterly the biggest EPIC failure of Development Team and game development that we have ever witnessed coming out of Blizzard's WoW team. Out of nowhere, we just say guess what gone, its now 40 - We have a pathetic development team, instead of earning it, we'll just give it to you.You want to play WoW - Just wait for 7-9 months after an expansion and then start - they'll just give you everything. This is a JOKE of a game, and this just is a slap in the face to those of us that have been loyal to our characters progression since Aug 30, 2016's launch. You mean you couldn't have mentioned this change until now? Ion Hostikkas' and his development team is pathetic in its game development and design.corrected my error of referring to Artifact traits and not Artifact Knowledge.
not happy about this at all, some people really want to push the limits for personal progress reasonscapping it out at 40 is holding a lot of dedicated people back for the sake the less motivated
I would have loved AK 50 but at this point in the game Ill take 40 and have one less thing to care about I guess.
Perculia/Panser - just a suggestion - I'd change the name of Wowhead to IDKHead and start cutting ties with Blizzard and especially WoW - certainly not going to be buying anything wow off of your links to Amazon and may just be canceling my Blizzcon hotel and auctioning off my ticket. Really can't attend an event where I have lost respect for the people developing it. Chris - where are you, your vision is being obliterated in the obliterum forge right before your eyes!well, I wonder what is going on over at Steam