Funcom, I’ve already mentioned this in the Testlive Update 2.3 thread, but I feel it’s important enough to start a seperate thread about this in the hope that it gets the attention it deserves.
I don’t think you should be adding more random drops to the Library of Esoteric Artifacts. Because of the random drops it’s already a pain in the neck to get all 28 of them. Increasing that number to 48 makes it almost impossible.
An average Unnamed City run takes about 1,5 hours and gives you an average of 10 relic fragments. I have a family, so 1,5 hours a day is a lot of time all to myself and it happens only a few times a week. Often, when I do the run, and turn in the fragments I get nothing. Not one single recipe I need. And the worst thing is: I did not only lose 1,5 hours of my precious free time, but I also lost 100 additional feat points that I would have gotten if I had consumed the fragments. On top of that, doing Unnamed City runs for weeks and months on end to get all the new recipes is immensely boring. Is this really how you want players to spend their time in your game? By doing tedious and repetetive chores?
An alternative would be to make these recipes boss drops. We’re killing these bosses in the Unnamed City anyway, so at least we won’t have to sacrifice 10 feat points for a chance to get a new recipe.
I sincerely hope you will reconsider.