The frequency of Master Writ invites from standard Writ boxes is based on the overall associated tradeskill mastery possessed by the character.
This includes research, Motif knowledge, and achievement completion.
I'm not entirely sure how this works, especially in respect to motif knowledge.
If I open a clothing writ box for example, will only my motif knowledge of armor pieces be considered, or also weapons and shields? If it's the latter, this is a real punch to players who have spread their professions over multiple characters.
Will all motifs be considered? If so, the drop chance will decrease with every update until you learned all new styles, which I'm not really looking forward to.
What about the consumable tradeskills that don't have motifs? What level of mastery do they require for a comparable drop chance? It would seem that for instance alchemy would be much easier to master than smithing in this system.
Will this work retroactively? Meaning, can I keep my writ boxes until Homestead hits the live servers and get master writs from them?
Well I saw some writs ask for Nirnhoned trait, or very rare styles or 8/9 traits sets... but they only reward 1 voucher and all items cost 1 voucher at the vendor (maybe it's on purpose on the PTS server)
I don't know if the provided writs are very HARD on purpose and if there will be more "common" ones in live but so far it's hard to know how rare it is because everthing rewards 1 and everything costs 1...
Considering that gold tempers go for about 11k (alloys), and you need 8 of them to upgrade an item, what exactly do I get from my 90k investment, eh?
If you're calling for legendary/gold quality items, you better make sure that we're getting something back of the same value or more.
You should probably remove legendary stuff from the mater writs and keep it at epic/purple at max.
Feedback so far:
- "Bandit" motif seems like a bug.
- You may want to reconsider requiring 8 gold tempers and a lot of Kutas and Hakeijo. Those components are insanely expensive, and I'm not really sure the writ rewards are worth that, compared to making purple items.
- Other than that - I love that the master writs require all sorts of sets, traits, motifs - even from DLCs and holiday events. This is exactly what I asked for about 6 months ago - so I'm extremely happy with this.