been a few days since this came up, but I’m awake and I’ve been procrastinating on this post for too long. on 26 December 2019 an 1.5x experience multiplier was put into effect for all Halloween and winter themed dungeons. it was supposed to last only 2 weeks (until 9 January 2020), but it is 16 January 2020 and the boost is still in effect. I don’t know the exact reasoning for why the boost continued, but regardless the community really seems to enjoy it. Mystic Coven is being run as a training dungeon. Before this event I have not seen people actively organizing runs to that place in the year I have been with pmu. if we were to just keep the boost, Mystic Coven would likely be run as one of the primary mid/late game training dungeons. that wouldn’t be bad exactly, but it’s not the full potential that an exp boost can give.
the reason I personally like the exp boost, is not that we have a new training dungeon for the moment. it’s that a dungeon that no one really talked about is getting some love. and it’s not a boring dungeon either. 50 floors, good recruits, bulky psychic and ghost types on the later floors. the only real downside to it is the end boxes are garbage.
but why limit this dungeon love to just Mystic Coven (yes there were more dungeons that got boosted, but Mystic Coven is the most popular as of now)? lets not keep the exp boost, but instead rotate it. let each dungeon get a chance to draw people to it. add some variance and spice to the game!
for a rotating exp boost, I don’t know if 1.5x is the right value, it made Mystic Coven a place you could train from level 60 to level 100 and I don’t know if I agree with that. but you will get outliers dungeons with whatever boost you use if you use a consistent rate. too small a boost and no one will care, too large a boost and people will bring level 50s to pebble cave to train. I think the sweet spot would be somewhere in the 1.3x-1.5x range. but I don’t have much data behind that, it’s just a shot in the dark.
I don’t think the boost should rotate any faster than weekly or any slower than 2 times a month. since with less than a week not everyone will have time to get on for it, and more than 2 weeks the training meta gets kinda samey again.
but imagine it, people going to dungeons they used to only go for recruits now going there to train.
(I pulled this idea off the top of my head while chatting in discord a few days ago, people seemed to like it, so here it is. sorry for the delay but here is that reminder you asked for Andy)