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Posted by Eltharyon 3 months ago (Source)

Hello everyone,

Beginning today, we have updated how the Black Market buffers items before transferring them to the open world.

Here's how it works:
  • In order to prevent issues where high value chests would receive less than the intended value, we've improved the Black Market algorithm to buffer drops more effectively and thus always retain enough items to fill high-value chests effectively.
  • To prevent shock in the system as we start to buffer items, the buffers will fill slowly, so this entire change will happen slowly over the coming days and weeks.
  • During the adjustment phase, it is possible you may see slightly reduced drop chances for some items, as these are filling the buffer. However, fill rates have been chosen to keep this effect minimal.
  • No changes have been made to the overall drop rate of items, and Black Market demand will continue to be generated as normal.

Overall, the change players should eventually see is that large chests are now being filled more effectively, whilst the chances of randomly getting high value items from mobs or low value chests will slightly decrease. The overall drop rate remains the same, but the Black Market should now perform more reliably.

We're looking forward to your feedback about the new loot experience!

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