So I guess we’re all well aware at this point that deeds have been overdue for an overhaul/update for quite some time. Cataclysm deeds aren’t yet a thing, people are tired of stacking up deeds and a lot of the modifiers either don’t work or are severely disliked. So here’s a suggestion around a possible means to remedy this and perhaps also shake up the crafting system:
- Deed Crafting
It’d go a long way towards helping inventory cleanup, increasing accessibility to deeds AND increase engagement with the crafting system if it were possible to craft deeds using the same material we’d use to craft weaponry. Unwanted deeds could be scrapped for dust that aligns with their colour and deeds could also be rerolled or upgraded with dust in order to get more modifiers or roll a different set of them. Red/veteran deeds could also possibly be made a thing/potential drop from chests to add some extra spice to the system.
- Deed Modifier rework
So deeds right now obviously first and foremost need bug fixes; a lot of the modifiers such as send in the next wave and seek and destroy don’t work consistently if at all at the moment; also cataclysm deeds need to become a thing (availability of them I imagine would be locked behind owning Winds of Magic). That aside, I think there’s a lot of room to expand the pool of available deed modifiers to include the various mutators from weekly events such as tzneetchian twins, darkness of heresy etc. It’d also be neat to include certain weave modifiers in the list such as the lightning effect from Azyr weaves that was added to twitch mode recently. There’s the option for Fatshark to lock those modifiers’ availability behind owning Winds of Magic too if need be. Rewards would obviously scale with deed rarity/number of modifiers with veteran and/or cataclysm deeds perhaps offering up to 3 emperor vaults since the loot grind in this game and the RNG factors of earning red/veteran items has been a sore spot for much of the playerbase for quite some time.
- Matchmaking for deeds
Obviously deeds not allowing people to join mid game is a mechanic that exists for a reason but I think it’d be very helpful for players looking for deed lobbies to be able to search for groups that have a deed open in the keep specifically so finding groups would be much easier/streamlined. It could be added as a setting in the lobby browser menu.
All in all I think this would be a multiple-birds-one-stone kind of solution for deeds, loot progression, difficulty progression, group finding and crafting system/resource usage.
Let me know what you think lads ‘n’ lasses, if you’ve any suggestions or additional ideas/thoughts, fire away in the thread