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Patch 7.1.5: Artifact Knowledge Catch-up

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Patch 7.1.5 brings yet another alt-friendly mechanic to catch up on Artifact Knowledge.

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In the upcoming Patch 7.1.5 (currently on the PTR for testing), you will be able to purchase ranks of Artifact Knowledge instantly for Order Resources up until a certain rank, at which point you'll have to continue with researching Artifact Knowledge as normal.

As things currently are, if you're only just starting out at 110 right now, the amount of time needed to research the lower ranks of Artifact Knowledge is already a lot shorter than the 5 days needed to research ranks at the opposite end of the spectrum.

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Previous alt-friendly changes were implemented with Patch 7.1.

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This is great!

I hope something more is added in future to gear up alts easily. As doing emissary quests on more than 2 to 4 alts is a hectic job. ;)

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Here is a scenario:

I've just dinged 110, and am starting to research Artifact Knowledge on cooldown, but do not use the AK notes.
When patch 7.1.5 hits, I have 7 notes in my inventory/bank. Will I be able to buy 15 Artifact Research Synopsis, use them all, and then use all the notes I've kept in reserve for a Artifact Knowledge level of 22?

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13 minutes ago, Archimage said:

Here is a scenario:

I've just dinged 110, and am starting to research Artifact Knowledge on cooldown, but do not use the AK notes.
When patch 7.1.5 hits, I have 7 notes in my inventory/bank. Will I be able to buy 15 Artifact Research Synopsis, use them all, and then use all the notes I've kept in reserve for a Artifact Knowledge level of 22?

I would assume they have some kind of protection in place (consumes all AK notes in inventory) or something like that. They#ll probably extend that so that people can't research AK, leave it uncollected, use the Synopsis and then collect 2 AK notes.

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But just in case it is possible I will try that on my alts.

I just began researching on two. Number 3 can begin probably next week.

 

If it doesn't work I won't lose much, because I want to ding 110 of some first so the research can start. So why not giving it a shot? In the worst case I can just go up to 15 instantly.

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4 hours ago, Mirage said:

In the worst case I can just go up to 15 instantly.

Pretty much, yeah. The amount of AP you lose at lower ranks isn't that much in the long term and (I hope) it'll be releasing in a few weeks, so yeah. 

Fingers crossed that it does work though!

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I welcome the changes with open arms. 

...a guy in my guild was complaining that it let him level his admittedly alt-heavy playstyle TOO FAST. 

"Makes my 'main' time just wasted."

You can literally never please everyone.

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14 minutes ago, PatrickHenry said:

You can literally never please everyone.

This is probably one of the most key parts of an evolving game. You will never have a fully happy community, ever. People are different, they like different things and when it comes to a choice of A or B during production, choosing A will always upset someone and B will upset someone else.

I'm with you though, I'm totally up for this. I've got 2 more classes or something to hit 110 and it's nice knowing you can just jump into AK without the (fairly pointless at this point) wait.

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Rough estimations:

Current Artifact knowledge max: 18 / 19
Patch 7.1.5 estimated to be out late December / early January. Lets say it is is released on new year, 30 days from now, that is 6 more researches, resulting in max artifact knowledge of 24/25.

People using the catch-up item Artifact Research Compendium: Volumes I-IVArtifact Research Compendium: Volumes I-IV will be able to get to level 20, making them 4-5 levels behind the leading groups. which is like 20/25 days.

AK Level 25 Artifact Power rate: 24,900%
AK Level 24 Artifact Power rate: 22,300%
AK Level 20 Artifact Power rate: 9,000%

People can basically buy the first 16 traits from doing their first emissary quest.

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15 hours ago, Archimage said:

People can basically buy the first 16 traits from doing their first emissary quest.

Fair conclusions. I'm OK with it tbh, it doesn't change anything for me and, in honesty, I don't care if people can now get AP faster. It just makes things more alt-friendly, it won't give any mains an advantage and those that put in the time will still hit 25 faster.

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