I sincerely hope that they resume that AK50 at some point and maybe even higher at later on, just to entertainment.It would be amusing if artifact knowledge would go all the way to 100 which which would make concordance farm somewhat nice.With this change I will start to farm other artifacts after I get first concordance for my main spec, retribution. Then after those are done I might continue to spend AP on one artifact.Difference between AK40 and AK 50 is 13.8 times, so difference is remarkable but not that large.
Thank you Littletiny, I feel much better. :D
This. Is #$%^. Absolute and complete utter @#$%. That's all i have to say.
Concordance first level has been changed to 4000 up from 2000. Don't know if intentional or not. But hey, with all these unreported changes, who would know...
My 2 cents on the subject. I think we were cheated out of something Blizzard waved at us, I was hoping AP gain mite feel a bit easier and not so much of a necessitate how ever the cap of 40 removes a sense of ease to make a feat feel more difficult then it really is. I mean sure we will never hit 101 though still this is a big tease, if this was a mount or something you got any idea how big the out cry would be?Old Cap 55,200,100%New Cap 4,000,000% 100 base line AP + 55,200,100% = 55,200,200 AP100 base line AP + 4,000,000% = 4,000,100 DG daily bonus has a defult of 400AP400 Baseline AP + 55,200,100% = 220,800,400400 Baseline AP + 4,000,000% = 16,000,000to sum it up 13.8 of the same AP Item at AK 40 gives you the same amount of AP as one token given at AK 50. In a sense your cheated out of about 13.8 tokens every time you get 1 token at AK 40.Overall we are cheated out of a grand total of 757,762,660AP per every 100 default AP.
Seriously ? You cant really believe that lowering thew AK cap is going to make players stop focusing on it,,that is a very odd way of saying we are doing this to make it feel more futile and hopeless to grind out progression. I find this method simply means more frustration and dissatisfaction because no matter what, everyone wants to improve their main stat and this will only compound the grinding nature of artifact progression,,sure the small increases in stats from the concordance buff is minimal but you can bet that anyone doing instances and WQs are paying close attention to the numbers and choosing content that helps them reach these insanely high goals,,taking away 10 levels of AK only increases the time needed to reach them,, as if this wasnt already a long process,,and now god forbid it gets shortened,,so what happens once everyone hits this wall above 1 billion when there isnt enough ap in a day or week to make playing worthwhile,,these 10 levels couldve extended that a little,,I dont see the benefit of a lower ak cap myself, it just seems to make more quicksand imo,,too bad really,,just another tick in the bad column of wich already has enough grinding issues without making things even worse.
At max AK most players will only grind AP until diminishing returns make it impractical. Then they will either stop concentrating on AP grinding or level the weapon for a different spec. My Marksman weapon is at 58 1/2. I will level it to 60 then concentrate on my Beast Mastery weapon, which I leveled to 52 at the beginning of the expansion. Once that's 60, I'll work on my Survival weapon. Maybe by the time that's up to 60 Blizzard will increase the AK cap to 50 and I can start grinding again for my Marksman weapon.