Kitalea: Freezer Burn druid and wicked-good guild leveler
So there I was late Sunday, puttering about from character to character, playing the inventory game, updating auction items and so forth, when suddenly
Our guild leveled from 65 to 66.
Nice! My Gamer Girl, who was sitting right next to me, was involved in acquiring renown so this was not a huge surprise, but still, We were only about halfway to 66; this is a quite impressive amount of renown to be gained in such a short time.
Our guild leveled from 66 to 67
What? How? Sputtering in amazement, I turn to my seemingly magical Gamer Girl to see just what she is up to; clearly I have not been paying close enough attention.
As it turns out, she is in the final stages of executing a complex, multi-week plan. If only I was a better listener I would have known this.
- Run every saga in the game on Elite but don’t turn them in
- Wait for a Guild Renown Bonus Weekend
- Buy and imbibe a potion of Guild Renown from the DDO Store
- Run around and turn in all of the sagas at once, choosing Guild Renown each time
Wow. That was a ton of work, but what a payoff!
Such forward thinking! Such discipline! Such amazing!
But even with the clever planning, how did all that up to two+ guild levels? That is over a million renown! Examining the math, it appears that she was being rewarded with about 11 renown for every 1 renown she earned
It is the power of multiplicative modifiers. First the renown potion multiplied the base reward by … 300%? They say only 200% so am not sure about this. But then, the result was multiplied again by the Bonus Weekend, another 30%. And then all of that was more than doubled again as our small guild bonus kicked in.
Multiple multipliers, effecting the total product in sequence.
And that is how 1 renown becomes 11, and two characters’ worth of saved-up sagas becomes a million+ renown.
But it took my Gamer Girl to crack this case and figure out how to min/max the whole thing, on her own, without any help whatsoever. So impressive she is, and all mine!
Meanwhile, all she gets out of our deal is a guy who listens poorly and is constructed mainly out of annoying habits and bad manners.
I am such a lucky dude.
🙂 😀 🙂