Fine with me, I made you co-leader last night when we were in the stronghold and I figured out how to do it so you have free reign to do as you please.
I'll probably start writing about the game for the MP (and sadly just about every bit of free time that I've had has gone into this game and both MP's have definitely suffered because of it), so I'll make sure to advertise the guild there as well.
Best thing you can do to help at this point is go to the Stronghold each day you get on and do your daily quests. Once you are down go to the coffer (mimic chest) and turn in whatever resources you can spare.
Alright I have posting permissions on the Arc Forum now. I'll make a recruitment thread either late tonight or tomorrow. I don't want to do it right this second only because I won't be getting back online until late tonight and I don't want people responding and me missing a chance to respond quickly.
I'm down anytime I'm on. If no one is around though you can just queue into it with random people. They are fairly easy and straight forward. Usually takes about 15-25 minutes depending on the Dungeon you are doing and the group. You'll be scaled down to whatever the level of the dungeon is but the loot drops seemingly based on the level of the person who killed the enemy. So you may see some drops at a higher level than you are. It is worth doing daily to earn the Astral Diamonds. Also remember to get your daily dungeon key. You can only hold one at a time though so if you skip a day you'll need to use that one before he'll give you another.
I plan on going into a queue for an Epic Dungeon this week to check it out. Hopefully we'll be up to 4 level 70s by the end of the week depending how much Icky and Cristos play.
So apparently Icewind Dale is largely an open-world PVP campaign and none of the Black Ice gear is even good (and the boons aren't really either). With that, this is one campaign that I'll be skipping.
Cloak Tower, Cloak Tower, Cloak Tower... tons of times. Two skirmishes. Obviously the invocation. But what we really need to do, besides just grind Cloak Tower since it takes 5 minutes or less, is farm the hell out of heroic demonic encounters in the Dread Ring.
There seems to be a fairly decent drop rate for the rings (I've gotten four in the last two and a half days, and it's not like I've done a ton of heroics in the area). Those salvage for 3,000 AD, so with this event that'll be 6,000AD. So just two rings would be 12,000 AD, so that's probably the most efficient thing to farm because it also will grant us our Demonic Icor and the other demonic stuff that we need to process for the Undertaker boons.
There's a few daily quests that award some rough AD, and those will also be doubled. It'd be super awesome if the 500 AD from exchanging Seals was also doubled, as that'd just be more reason to grind Cloak Tower.
My goal for this event is to have no less than 250,000 AD when the event is over. I want to be able to get a $35 mount by exchanging AD to Zen after this event is over. I may even try to sell some Zen during the event, since it'll more than likely cost a lot more AD to get Zen than the roughly 120 it does now, and not everyone is going to hoard their AD that they're easily getting until the event is over and the price goes back down a little.
Couldn't help myself, I used a 1,000 of the Zen I had to get another month of VIP, putting at rank 5. But it was the first month of VIP I've been able to buy using just Astral Diamonds.
The cool thing about rank 5 is that I can now invoke from anywhere (no camp or altar required) and I'll be getting 10% more Astral Diamonds from invoking everytime, plus additional invoking rewards. I'll eventually get to rank 8, and then probably stop there.
At least the Cat companion you need is readily available at a set price. The one I need is the Fire Archon, and right now there's only on the AH and it's 800,000 AD. And it's uncommon, so I'll have to have all the tokens and crap to upgrade it. The only other way to get it is by spending Trade Bars (until the Elemental Trove lockboxes are made available on PS4). It only cost a cool 800 trade bars, so I don't even want to know how much money the guy trying to sell one on the Auction House has spent on keys to even have 800 trade bars. I mean, even if you got 10 every day from one lockbox, at the end of the month you'd still only have 300. So to have already had over 800, when they can give out 3 or 4 bars, is insane. Dude must've had insane luck on getting the Tradebar jackpot (which is like 75-100).
Well I think I'll definitely hit my goal of no less than 250,000 AD.
I did no skirmishes, and only two two Cloak Tower runs. I'm sitting at 93,586 diamonds, hit the refining cap, and have 96,136 rough diamonds waiting to be refined.
So I ended the first day of the event already at 189,722 AD, or as of this posting the AD exchange is at 122 each... so if I could exchange them all right now, I could get $15.50 worth and still have some left over. Not bad at all for a game where I've seen people throw around "pay to win" and "can only progress if you open up your wallet."