MMO-Champion - The Gaze of the Black Prince Be Upon You - Legendary Quest Rep and Drop Rate Buff
The Gaze of the Black Prince Be Upon You
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The gaze of the Black Prince had been both blessing and curse to her once upon a time. Her journey long and arduous, the blood of the enemy stained her boots. Now she stood on the corpse of the vanquished Fire God – Ordos – her cloak whipping about her frame and victory beating within her heart. Her journey was at an end. But as with any end, there is always another beginning ‘round the bend.

To be legendary, one must obtain– a truly legendary cloak. What hero is hero without one? To help you on your danger fraught quest, the infamous Black Prince would grant you a boon to help make the journey toward adorning your own cloak a little easier. Will you follow in the footsteps of heroes that have come before and brave the challenge?

Beginning Tuesday, June 17 at 9:00 a.m. PDT, through Monday, June 30 at 9:00 a.m. PDT, we’ll be applying the Gaze of the Black Prince buff which will increase the reputation gained with the Black Prince by 100%. It will also increase the chance of obtaining items from his foes needed as a part of the Legendary Cloak quest line including: the Secrets of the Empire, Sigil of Wisdom, Sigil of Power, or Titan Runestone.
This article was originally published in forum thread: The Gaze of the Black Prince Be Upon You - Legendary Quest Rep and Drop Rate Buff started by chaud View original post
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  1. Rorcanna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kioshi View Post
    I know im going to get alot of hate from everyone who has the cloak already but......

    Blizzard should just give this buff and the increase valor buff for the rest of this expansion, I mean come on the only people that needs the cloak now are "alts" and that is one of the few reason people are still playing, to level alts and get them the cloak, most people are already sick and tire of the damn 1 year of no content. and have either quit till Warlords or am just sticking around for Guildies/Friends, might as well give these people something to do since the cloak will most likely be out dated 2 levels into Warlords.
    I've had the cloak since the day it became available, and I feel no hate for your suggestion. I wouldn't mind it becoming way faster and easier to obtain myself since I want all types of the cloak on my alts.
  1. huldu's Avatar
    Couple of weeks ago, I got 3 runestones from all the bosses. Today, I ran through the raids and... 1 runestone, *WITH* the buff active. It was Lei of course... They sure doubled the droprate alrite, from 0.01% to a whooping 0.02%. I'm latter is just me joking but anyways, what a stupid "buff" totally pointless and useless for your alts. They could have at least skipped that time limit who thought that was a good idea over at blizzard? This close to the expansion it's just plain ridiculous this "buff" was clearly a poor attempt to bring back a few players who most likely think this buff is "good" but oh boy will they be disappointed. Let's not forget the 3k valor requirement and the fact you can only get 1k a week. The 100% valor increase was just as dumb, or actually it was dumber than this gaze of the black prince. You're still STUCK at the 1k valor cap each week the only difference was the speed you reached it. Silly, since by "default" once you hit 1k valor on one character your other characters get a 50% increase, which is more than enough(if you have alts).
  1. Darsithis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by huldu View Post
    Couple of weeks ago, I got 3 runestones from all the bosses. Today, I ran through the raids and... 1 runestone, *WITH* the buff active. It was Lei of course... They sure doubled the droprate alrite, from 0.01% to a whooping 0.02%. I'm latter is just me joking but anyways, what a stupid "buff" totally pointless and useless for your alts. They could have at least skipped that time limit who thought that was a good idea over at blizzard? This close to the expansion it's just plain ridiculous this "buff" was clearly a poor attempt to bring back a few players who most likely think this buff is "good" but oh boy will they be disappointed. Let's not forget the 3k valor requirement and the fact you can only get 1k a week. The 100% valor increase was just as dumb, or actually it was dumber than this gaze of the black prince. You're still STUCK at the 1k valor cap each week the only difference was the speed you reached it. Silly, since by "default" once you hit 1k valor on one character your other characters get a 50% increase, which is more than enough(if you have alts).
    It sucks to experience that but remember a higher drop rate is not a guarantee of a drop.
  1. krihan's Avatar
    people are going to hate me , but i agree that both the valor buff and the black prince buff should last till wod. its so late into the expansion anyways, so it wont make that huge of a diffrence anyways.

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  1. Feederino Senpai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by huldu View Post
    Couple of weeks ago, I got 3 runestones from all the bosses. Today, I ran through the raids and... 1 runestone, *WITH* the buff active. It was Lei of course... They sure doubled the droprate alrite, from 0.01% to a whooping 0.02%. I'm latter is just me joking but anyways, what a stupid "buff" totally pointless and useless for your alts. They could have at least skipped that time limit who thought that was a good idea over at blizzard? This close to the expansion it's just plain ridiculous this "buff" was clearly a poor attempt to bring back a few players who most likely think this buff is "good" but oh boy will they be disappointed. Let's not forget the 3k valor requirement and the fact you can only get 1k a week. The 100% valor increase was just as dumb, or actually it was dumber than this gaze of the black prince. You're still STUCK at the 1k valor cap each week the only difference was the speed you reached it. Silly, since by "default" once you hit 1k valor on one character your other characters get a 50% increase, which is more than enough(if you have alts).
    But darn it was wonderfull to cap valor by just doing a raid. Insted of having to do a couple of HC scens etc to cap, wich is rather boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krihan View Post
    people are going to hate me , but i agree that both the valor buff and the black prince buff should last till wod. its so late into the expansion anyways, so it wont make that huge of a diffrence anyways.

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    people are going to hate me, but i agree that the valor and black prince buff should last intill wod hits. its so late into the expansion anyways so it dosent really matter.
    I agree, they should just keep on adding buffs that makes this easier the close to the expansion we get, so people can all get the cloak. Lets face it - its not a legendary by the means all other weapons was a legendary.. So let everyone, even those far behind get it.
  1. fungshui's Avatar
    so.... since the time of dawn when the realms opened for the curious ppl and gave the chanse of seeing something that would re-define the way we see Mmorpg:s there have been ppl who've been searching for fame and glory by means of slaughter and command, But that came with a price!...
    to slaughter and command one must collect and define. By definition you shall be greate! by greatness you shal be glorious, victorious and known!
    This brings me to one question.... when did we have to sacrifice the look of a armor set to please the power of annoynment and effort to achieve 1 piece of a set that gave the cosmetic "compleation" to what we thaught was a perfect look.
    Can we go back to the days when the set was a part of the shoulders not the shoulders a definition of a set?
  1. freakyduck's Avatar
    So it's got buffs to both portions before and after the "Test of Valor" part, but the "Valor buff" was like a week ago...

    Seems to me they should have done them at the same time or split this one up around the "Valor buff" thing.

    Bravo Blizz.
  1. Etoo's Avatar
    The Valor buff didn't change how much you could get per week, though. All it did was double the amount you got per kill/quest to make the 1k cap faster.
  1. Louis CK's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Faos View Post
    Conveniently comes when Im stuck farming 3000 valor on my toons
    Yeah I leveled a hunter that I wasn't gonna PVE on because I didn't feel like getting a cloak. I saw the post and thought it was next month... So no I'm still not getting a cloak on her lol
  1. Feederino Senpai's Avatar
    Have the buff been released on EU realms? Cant see any buff on my char I'm on at the moment.
  1. Newsom's Avatar
    The buff is going active at 9:00 AM in the EU afaik. So don't kill anything yet.
  1. Feederino Senpai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Newsom View Post
    The buff is going active at 9:00 AM in the EU afaik. So don't kill anything yet.
    yeah ok
  1. Grindycore's Avatar
    If only i had this buff back in the days....ezpz mode D:
  1. Twotonsteak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Guuggel View Post
    What's with these limited time buffs?
    It's late in the expansion. MOST players have already achieved the legendary cloak on at least one toon. Buffs like this are designed to help newer players, and people who re-rolled...repeatedly (like me), get the cloak before the next expansion.

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