Drops of Superior Noctenium Membrane and Noctenium Tissue

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There are two things in the patch notes that are bothering me. Now I'm playing not in NA, but EU, so I don't even know if the patch is live already on NA (I assume not at the time of this post). But after the livestream of En Masse about the alliance patch I gathered some information to be able to craft alliance gear asap (for my alts): http://www.reddit.com/r/TeraOnline/comments/1k28wz/gathered_crafting_information_from_recent_en/

Now here's the first point. Do I have to understand here, that those invisible BAMs are really the only way to get the Superior Noctenium Membrane (dropped on the livestream)? Patch Notes:

"Invisible BAMs
- Each alliance territory has a roaming BAM that cannot be seen.
- Groups will need detection totems to find these BAMs. Or an amazing amount of luck.
- These BAMs can drop noctenium membranes.
- Each of these BAMs has a one-hour spawn cooldown."

That would mean, in the luckiest possible situation there will be 72 (3 territories with 24 BAMs a day) Superior Noctenium Membrane per day coming into the market (since it seems to be at least tradable and not BoP, from what I've seen in the livestream). I think you need 1 Superior Noctenium Membrane per crafted item (in the livestream Twin Swords needed one, Gloves needed one), that would make 18 full alliance gear sets per day. I still can't imagine how hard it would be to find the BAM, especially since it involves already some luck to find a world BAM during the day - now the BAM is invisible and you have no clue if it's still there or not, meaning you could run around for one hour while it's actually gone long ago. I still don't know what to think about it, maybe it's easier than it sounds. But thinking about that you get 1k Bellicarium credits per day and Fraywind and Agnitor is really easy to get, I don't see the point in doing NOT both dailies for about two weeks and get a full conjunct set instead of spending about 20k+~ (just guessing) for a Superior Noctenium Membrane for one piece of alliance gear (80k unenchanted?). I dunno how it is in KTERA. I really can't measure it :/



The second point is about the Noctenium Infusion. On the livestream I saw Noctenium Tissue (you need 3 Noctenium Tissue, 1 Affinity Catalyst and 1 Pure Noctenium Powder from quests) dropping from normal monsters roaming in the alliance territory. The patch notes say:

"Noctenium infusion can be created from:
- Pure noctenium powder (from alliance quest rewards)
- Noctenium tissue (from summoned BAMs)
- Affinity catalyst (sold by the alliance quartermaster NPC)"

I'm reading here that you get Noctenium Tissue "from summoned BAMs". I calculated that you can get 400 Noctenium Infusion per day if you do all available daily quests (written in the reddit link, depending on the situation that they took all quests in the livestream) and kill 24 monsters, then craft it. That's alright I think. Since you're gonna burn through Noctenium like crazy (at least me as Warrior). But "from summoned BAMs" sounds like it would slow down the process a lot. I don't know what's correct here now: Normal monsters (dropping 2x Noctenium Issue) or those summoned BAMs (maybe they simply drop more Noctenium Tissue?). Would be great if somebody could answer this, if the patch is live for NA already.

Cheers!
OtakuDan Profile Options #2

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Actually, Conjunct is stronger than Alliance gear and Conjunct can be used to make Ruthless Conjunct.
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OtakuDan on 08/13/2013, 02:36 AM - view
Actually, Conjunct is stronger than Alliance gear and Conjunct can be used to make Ruthless Conjunct.


That's what I said:

Saio on 08/13/2013, 02:30 AM
But thinking about that you get 1k Bellicarium credits per day and Fraywind and Agnitor is really easy to get, I don't see the point in doing NOT both dailies for about two weeks and get a full conjunct set instead of spending about 20k+~ (just guessing) for a Superior Noctenium Membrane for one piece of alliance gear (80k unenchanted?).

ShikiRoa Profile Options #4

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Haven't even seen the stats on the alliance gear... Maybe it's PvPvE stats like VM? When you're out killing BAM's in alliance fields and enemy jumps you, let's say you don't have VM yet, do you really want to switch from Mayhem to Conjunct? =<
BunnyRice Profile Options #5

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I'm pretty sure the Alliance gear will have it's perks besides a new fancy template to wear around.

I doubt it would be stronger than Mayhem or VM though. Maybe equal to Regent or possibly Mayhem is my guess?
Yosha Profile Options #6

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You can view the stats of the alliance gear here on KTERA's site. Just highlight the gear and it'll show a pop-up of the stats.

Alliance gear should also be easier to masterwork and automatically 3% bonus no matter what. It wasn't like that when Alliance first launched in KTERA, but they did made changes to that later on. I'm sure we'll get that extra benefit at launch though.
Edited by: Yosha over 1 year ago
Seba172 Profile Options #7

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i wonder what u will need to craft Ruthless Conjunct.... Hope it won't be a drag to get the mats lol
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Oh I see. It's purely PvP gear. Well, this should be interesting. I'm sure Alliance gear would probably be around the same as Conjunct due to the mats and time it takes investing in one, or possibly a little higher. Though when the new VM recipes release I'm sure getting Alliance gear would be just for fun (or cosmetics).

But we'll see once the servers are up. c:
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Thanks for the information guys :)..
I'm thinking of crafting both of them.. but it will take forever :)
don't care... I'll just enjoy :)
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Noctenium Tissue is not from BAMs, that's an error in the patch notes, it'll be fixed shortly. Thanks for noticing!