Ember Court is honestly so convoluted and just annoying compared to the other covenant bonus activity
Wouldn't it be more worth to save the Ember Court for the Darkmoon Faire buff this Sunday?
Every week I try to have fun doing it but it is such a $%^&fest with so little time to try to finish a single extra event...
You're not supposed to have enough time. There are mini quest items and consumables that extend the time limit either permanently or as a one time thing such as Ambassadors Reserve, you can get them in the Revendreth Tributes, rarely.
I've done it every week... it's getting a little better since they extended the time, the biggest thing is to make sure your guests have synergy with your entertainment options. This basically means you might have to stick to the first two guests continually until you unlock more options.But the rewards suck. I got my first purple item this week - an item which started a quest, a simple "turn-in" quest at the guest npc which rewarded 300g. fml
I'm a bit disappointed with the reward structure for Ember Court. There seems to be lots of cool rewards, but you have to go through the same loot a bunch of times to get to something else. E.g. Kleia and Pelagos give you a fist weapon transmog when finishing with 'elated' mood. Got the same transmog item 3 weeks in a row now because that's the only reward they have on lower reputation levels.Collecting the RSVPs over and over again is not a good design choice either. Every week you do the exact same quest which doesnt remotely make sense for most guest's story PoV. Additionally, some of then are very tedious (e.g the trade chain for the Ardenweald bear) which makes me wish i would only have to do it once to 'unlock' the guest and that's it.Then sometimes your things break after an event and you have to provide some mats..why..?The event itself is great though. Only being able to do it once per week for roughly 10 minutes is kind of a bummer. Most fun element of it all and it's the shortest.
The worst part are the invitations, they can be a real pain depending. Otherwise it isnt too bad, I wish it awarded something other than cosmetic garbage (I know there are mounts and pets but that takes a while to get to). Maybe some anima or gear or anything worthwhile to make the lower levels feel useful. Or... a choice of rewards..
Wait, people are actually doing Ember Court o_O
I don't dislike the event itself, but the RSVP system just needs to be a single-time unlock. As it stands, my Ember Court is on indefinite hiatus.
I love doing the Ember Court. I agree that the RSVP system needs an update; like once you do the quest to get the thing they want so you can invite them, all you have to do is go back to them to invite them. I would be happy with that. Getting berries for Droman Aliothe is annoying, which is why I get several at a time.
Ember Court is the most garbage thing in this expansion right now apart from the fact WoW is still wow WQ, RAID, Mythics, and Arena all still suck and are hardly what I would call balanced.
speaking of Winter Veil x Covenant seasonal items, possibly the Abomination Factory will lose the ability to build Holiday Hat?
Currently got main at nightfae and the management overhead with wildseeds is zero compared to the ember court, sure its a nice mechanic but those invitations become just too much.
Hey Theotar paid top anima to get this setup...
Copying my comment over from Ember Court guide.Since Blizzard's UI is garbage when it comes to this event, I've made a collection of WeakAura's that can help guide your way:Ember Court Notes