1 Quest Simplified
2 The Mini Game in Detail
3 Knowing your Character
4 Knowing your Map
a. Types of Maps
b. Obstructive Maps
c. Spawn Rate
5 Ember Placements
6 Tips and Tricks
Hello! I am LHT! This is my first time making a guide. There’s not much to know about me. Just trying something different in hopes to help those who had issues with this quest. Believe me! I had fun messing up a lot. If you would like to share some information or correct something, feel free to comment. However, any major changes must be tested in the game before adding it to the guide. Private Message for a test run! Overall, Enjoy!
11/20/18 – Posted Guide!
11/21/18- Corrected and Added information to guide section from peers. Using text formats on guide for easier reading. Changing image hosting.
1 Quest Simplified-
Here’s what you’re doing:
Before you get started, you need to pick up your Determination Ember.
There are 2 ways to do this:
1. Head to the outpost and talk to the NPC
2. Click on your alliance emblem and talk to the NPC from there (HIGHLY RECOMMECDED).
Once you get your determination ember, you need to place it on a map with monster that are
LV. 20> Current LV. > LV. 20. Example: Current Lv 60 = Monster Lv 40-80 range.
NOTE: The determination ember can never be placed on a map that is outside your range. There are some maps that will not allow the determination ember regardless if the monsters are in your level range. Avoid those maps. I only found one in a theme dungeon.
When the ember is placed, a mini game will start. The ember will give you 10 rounds to complete. Each round asks you a certain number of fragments.
You will be rewarded determination for every round you complete. The game will stop under 4 conditions:
1. Complete the mini game
2. The mini game timer runs out
3. You go to another map/portal. For example: inferno wolf, etc.
4. Reach Max Determination Limit
2 The Mini Game in Detail-
Now, that you know what to do, let’s talk about the mini-game!
The determination ember can be put down two different ways:
1. Double clicking the ember in your inventory
2. Using the hot key (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).
A box will pop up for you to verify your ember placement.
When the game starts you will see 2 timers:
1. The time limit of the mini-game: 10 minutes
2. The time of the fragment request: 2 minutes
The game will request a certain number of fragments for each round: Blue Fragments, Green Fragments, and Red Fragments (Max fragments of one color: 5). You do not have to complete them in order. When you see that all fragments are “Clear
”, you are DONE
! Keep in mind these fragments will not stack to the next request. So, Don’t OVER PICK UP
If you allow the timer to run out, it will randomly pick another quest for you. And it may be better or worse. Furthermore, all the fragments you gained will be lost. This also makes it harder to complete all 10 rounds.
So, in other words, Don’t Let the Timer Run Out!
You must return back to the determination ember to complete the request. It will do an attack on monsters close by and reward you with determination. It sometimes makes your next request easier.
3 Knowing your Character Class-
Knowing your characters strength and weaknesses will determine your success. Try different classes and see. I do not have any recommendations.
However, according to Yinyangx and Arkadian, "Determination Gauge is not shared between characters." So, as long as they hit level 61+, the character is qualified to gather determination. This is the best way to test your character's speed in completing the mini game.
4 Knowing your Map-
a. Types of Maps
I am only focusing on 2 types of maps:
Regular=You can spend an unlimited of time on! (Highly Recommended only by Lv 20/20 Rule)
Timed=A timer is set on the map. It will kick you off when the timer ends. (Not Recommended)
b. Obstructive Maps
These are maps with obstacles that block your view in some way
Low= I highly recommended these maps because you can see everything that falls!
Medium-High= Use these maps with Caution! They usually move out of the way when the character moves. However, things can be hidden behind stagnant obstacles that can delay a player’s progress.
c. Spawning Rate
I’ll leave this section up to you and your character. I have no recommendation because you can succeed and fail in fast or slow spawning conditions.
5 Ember Placements- (WIP)
6 Tips and Tricks-
-Using a Pet may
hurt you more than help you in this case. Remember! Fragments do not stack if you pick them up because they do not show up in your inventory. The fragments only exist while the mini game is in progress. Furthermore, any extra fragments picked up will not be used for the next requests.
-Some maps have secret portals. You can use these to your advantage in the mini-game.
- You can party with someone on an Ember. However, only the person who put the ember down will benefit from the determination. So, I strongly advise taking turns with placing embers on gathering determination.
- If you want to stop the mini game for any reason, you can walk out the map and go back in. You will receive a message indicating that the game has stopped. However, there is a 5 minute cool time to place the determination ember again.
-Elite mobs and some boss monsters will block or knock you away from the ember. When this comes up, try to get them away from the ember. Fighting back takes up too much time. Knock back skills may help.
-Do not leave a rune on the map for too long. It will effect the drop rate of fragments if left unattended.
-Do not use your determination ember if a hacker is nearby and/or on the map. You’ll regret it!
-Do Not QUIT! There is no excuse. I’ve failed many times, but you will still be rewarded for trying. You will gain nothing for giving up.
A section for people who shared their knowledge about this quest. Furthermore, it has been verified through tests before adding it to the guide. Thank you so much!
YinYangx (Grammar Correction and Information)
Akradin (Image Site and Information)
Frogdus (Party Tester on Ember)
Well, I hope this helped you out. There is still some unexplained stuff about this quest. However, I am still testing. I hope you have a wonderful Day!