Recently, it became possible to turn in 10,000 Mysterious Remnants for a cosmetic gear hat titled “Crown of Fire”. It didn’t stay possible for very long, only a few days. And yet, somehow, someone accumulated the 10,000 remnants needed to buy the hat.
And … well, it may be best to just show you what happened:
You may note a lack of fire on the Crown of Fire. In fact, this hat is already in-game, or at least a differently-colored version of it, I am not clear. But I am clear that the hat purchaser was not pleased. Not pleased at all. So not pleased that he titled his forum thread “Crown of Fire Outrage“.
Personally, I found it a but outrageous that he already had 10,000 remnants! This was still back in January, they had only been in the game for two weeks. But somehow he did; it must have been a herculean effort; only to get a rather plain-looking hat. And my opinion doesn’t matter anyway, they were not my remnants.
I tried to imagine what a crown of fire should look like. My first thought was something like this, except on a hat:
If only I had the photoshop skills to make this look more crowny
But I don’t have the graphic chops to make that happen. So instead I made something a little more subtle.
More crowny, but less fire, and still awkwardly done
Would I pay 10,000 remnants for this? Maybe, if it looked like it belonged on her head, unlike the bad photoshopping I was able to do.
Nonetheless, all of our fears were for naught, Turbine jumped in themselves to clarify. According to Severlin, the hat was supposed to look like this:
So … not an outrage at all. Just another bug. Because we can’t get enough bugs in this game. A hat who’s only purpose is to look good gets released even though it has a bug that prevents it from looking good.
Hat, you only had one job!
Apparently, even though we have an all-new team of developers, we still have quality control issues that allow these kinds of things to happen. Still. After eight years of inadequate quality control.
Does that count as another form of outrage? I think it does.
🙂 😀 🙂
[Edit] As provided by our very own Jerry Snook, a.k.a. Cordovan, a newer version of the Crown of Fire:
No release schedule was included. One can only hope that this time, someone will test to ensure it actually contains fire before releasing it for use.
It looks strangely familiar! I wonder if all the monsters will want to kill the wearer to see if he or she drops a Mysterious Remnant?