Mod16: Item Level and Scaling

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Mod16: Item Level and Scaling

Post by  Michael DarkAngel  »  Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:44 pm

Developer Blog: Item Level and Scaling

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Re: Mod16: Item Level and Scaling: Standardizing Item Levels

Post by  Michael DarkAngel  »  Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:59 pm

With the Undermountain expansion comes a standardization of item levels:

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1 item level = 20 rating points
A chest piece will give fewer ratings, while other equipment will give more. Does this mean we'll see a drop in our current item levels, or perhaps an increase to our overall stats? How do Hit Points factor into the item level of a piece of equipment? Will it be 500HP = 1 rating point, or some other obscure formula? They say it should be an overall gain. A gain of what? Item level or stats? Some outliers, companions, mount powers, and bonding runestones, mentioned specifically, may still need adjusting. Adjustments to what, specifically?

This could end up being another sore spot for the community.
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Re: Mod16: Item Level and Scaling: Scaling

Post by  Michael DarkAngel  »  Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:11 pm

Not much I can say about this until I see it in action. Sounds promising though, should at least make leveling queues more interesting.
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Re: Mod16: Item Level and Scaling

Post by  Michael DarkAngel  »  Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:29 pm

This post may or may not be updated regularly. For more up-to-date information on capping you can follow along on my Google Sheet.

Currently on LIVE version NW.110.20190411b.38

So how will scaling work? Not like scaling should work. To be more precise, it is capping. When going to certain areas or even moving within some areas you will be capped. This is done as an item level cap.

Things that are capped:
Gear Cap: All of your character's gear, your companion's gear, and even your Artifacts will be capped to this level.
Enchantment Cap: Single-stat, Double-stat, Triple-stat, Armor, and Weapon enchantments will be capped to this level.
Runestone Cap: Normal runestones will be capped to this level.
Bonding Runestone Cap: Bonding Runestones will be capped to this level.
Companion Player Bonus Cap: CPBs will be capped to this level.
Mount Bonus Cap: Mount Equip Power will be capped to this level. I do not have a legendary mount at this time, so anywhere I am unsure of the cap you will see "???"
Insignia Cap: Mount Insignia will be capped to this level.
Campaign Boon Cap: Campaign boons are handled individually and will be capped to this level.
Stronghold Boon Cap: Stronghold boons are actually percentage scaled.

The following areas are not capped
Barovia, Blackdagger Ruins, Blacklake District, Catacombs (Undermountain)*, The Chasm, Ebon Downs*, Helm's Hold, Icespire Peak*, Mount Hotenow, Neverdeath Graveyard*, Pirate's Skyhold, Protector's Enclave, Rothe Valley*, Spinward Rise, Terminus (Undermountain)*, Tower District, Twisted Caverns (Undermountain)*, Vellosk, Whispering Caverns*, Wyllowwood (Undermountain)*, Yawning Portal
*There are areas inside these areas where you will be capped. Those areas are listed below.

The following areas are capped
Castle Ravenloft, Cradle of the Death God
Character Level: 70

Assault on Svardborg (master), Tomb of the Nine Gods
Character Level: 70
Gear: 855
Enchantment: 29
Runestone: 14
Bonding: 300
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 100
Insignia: 32
Campaign Boons: 60 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 100% no bonus


Demogorgon (master), Lost City of Omu, Port Nyanzaru, Runic Corruption (Undermountain Heroics), Soshenstar River, Spellplague Caverns (master), Undercity (Lost City of Omu)
Character Level: 80
Gear: 805
Enchantment: 27
Runestone: 13
Bonding: 280
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 100
Insignia: 29
Campaign Boons: 60 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 100%


Assault on Svardborg, Attack on Caer-Konig, Biggrin's Tomb, Blackdagger Coast (Acquisitions Inc.), Castle Never, Chult Patrols, Cragmire Crypts (master), Demogorgon, Dread Ring, Dwarven Valley, Fane of the Night Serpent, Fangbreaker Island, Gray Wolf Den (master), House of the Crocodile, Icewind Pass, Kessel's Retreat, Lair of Lostmauth, Malabog's Castle, Manycoins Bank Heist, Portal to Tuern, River District, The Shores of Tuern, Temple of the Spider (master), Valindra's Tower, Well of Dragons
Character Level: 70
Gear: 728
Enchantment: 25
Runestone: 12
Bonding: 260
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 100
Insignia: 25
Campaign Boons: 60 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 100% no bonus


Bryn Shander, Cold Run, The Merchant Prince's Folly, Sea of Moving Ice
Character Level: 70
Gear: 644
Enchantment: 23
Runestone: 11
Bonding: 240
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 100
Insignia: 22
Campaign Boons: 60 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 100% no bonus


The Fiery Pit, Realm of Malabog (Sharandar)
Character Level: 68
Gear: 644
Enchantment: 23
Runestone: 11
Bonding: 240
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 96
Insignia: 22
Campaign Boons: 60 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 97.14% no bonus


Caer-Konig, Dwarven Valley - Demonic Heroics, Icewind Pass - Demonic Heroics, Illusionist's Gambit (master)
Character Level: 70
Gear: 574
Enchantment: 21
Runestone: 10
Bonding: 240
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 100
Insignia: 21
Campaign Boons: 58 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 100% no bonus


Dark Fey Enclave (Sharandar), Reclamation Rock
Character Level: 66
Gear: 574
Enchantment: 21
Runestone: 10
Bonding: 240
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 92
Insignia: 21
Campaign Boons: 58 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 94.28% no bonus


Lost City of Omu (Acquisition Inc.)
Character Level: 65
Gear: 556
Enchantment: 20
Runestone: 10
Bonding: 230
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 90
Insignia: 21
Campaign Boons: 57 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 92.86% no bonus


Arcane Reservoir, Blighted Grove (Sharandar), Drowned Shore, Master of the Hunt, Sharandar
Character Level: 64
Gear: 546
Enchantment: 19
Runestone: 9
Bonding: 220
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 92
Insignia: 21
Campaign Boons: 56 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 91.42% no bonus


The Searing Reach (Whispering Caverns)
Character Level: 60
Gear: 490
Enchantment: 15
Runestone: 7
Bonding: 210
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 80
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 52 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 85.72% no bonus


Dread Ring - Demonic Heroics, Mantol-Derith, Prophecy of Madness, Throne of the Dwarven Gods
Character Level: 70
Gear: 462
Enchantment: 12
Runestone: 6
Bonding: 200
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 100
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 50 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 100% no bonus


Dread Legion
Character Level: 70
Gear: 380
Enchantment: 13
Runestone: 7
Bonding: 210
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 100
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 50 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 100% no bonus


Pirate's Skyhold (Acquisitions Inc.), Venfithar (Rothe Valley)
Character Level: 55
Gear: 329
Enchantment: 12
Runestone: 6
Bonding: 200
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 70
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 50 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 78.58% no bonus


Caverns of Karrundax
Character Level: 54
Gear: 323
Enchantment: 12
Runestone: 6
Bonding: 200
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 68
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 50 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 77.14% no bonus


Miner's Vale (Icespire Peak)
Character Level: 49
Gear: 294
Enchantment: 12
Runestone: 6
Bonding: 200
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 58
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 50 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 70% no bonus


Temple of the Spider
Character Level: 50
Gear: 290
Enchantment: 12
Runestone: 6
Bonding: 200
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 60
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 30 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 71.42% no bonus


Spellplague Caverns
Character Level: 47
Gear: 283
Enchantment: 12
Runestone: 6
Bonding: 200
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 54
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 50 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 67.14% no bonus


Mantol-Derith - Beholder Convention
Character Level: 45
Gear: 272
Enchantment: 12
Runestone: 6
Bonding: 200
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 50
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 46 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 64.29% no bonus


The Frozen Heart
Character Level: 44
Gear: 266
Enchantment: 12
Runestone: 6
Bonding: 200
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 48
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 44 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 62.86% no bonus


Pirate King's Retreat
Character Level: 40
Gear: 244
Enchantment: 12
Runestone: 6
Bonding: 200
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 40
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 36 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 57.14% no bonus


Valley of the Ancients (Ebon Downs)
Character Level: 38
Gear: 231
Enchantment: 12
Runestone: 6
Bonding: 200
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 36
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 32 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 54.28% no bonus


Gray Wolf Den
Character Level: 36
Gear: 220
Enchantment: 12
Runestone: 6
Bonding: 200
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 32
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 30 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 51.42% no bonus


Icespire Peak (Acquisitions Inc.)
Character Level: 35
Gear: 214
Enchantment: 12
Runestone: 6
Bonding: 190
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 30
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 30 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 50% no bonus


Merchant's Landing (Neverdeath Graveyard)
Character Level: 30
Gear: 185
Enchantment: 11
Runestone: 5
Bonding: 140
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 20
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 24 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 42.86% no bonus


Hotenow Caldera (Acquisitions Inc.)
Character Level: 25
Gear: 155
Enchantment: 9
Runestone: 5
Bonding: 90
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 10
Insignia: 20
Campaign Boons: 18 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 35.71% no bonus


Basement Investigation (Acquisitions Inc.)
Character Level: 20
Gear: 126
Enchantment: 7
Runestone: 3
Bonding: 40
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 10
Insignia: 12
Campaign Boons: 8 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 28.58% no bonus


Cragmire Crypts
Character Level: 19
Gear: 109
Enchantment: 5
Runestone: 3
Bonding: 18
Companion Player Bonus: 100
Mount Equip Bonus: 10
Insignia: 14
Campaign Boons: 1 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 27.14% no bonus


Orientation (Acquisitions Inc.)
Character Level: 15
Gear: 88
Enchantment: 2
Runestone: 1
Bonding: 10
Companion Player Bonus: 88
Mount Equip Bonus: 10
Insignia: 10
Campaign Boons: 1 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 21.43% no bonus


Cloak Tower
Character Level: 12
Gear: 70
Enchantment: 1
Runestone: 1
Bonding: 1
Companion Player Bonus: 70
Mount Equip Bonus: 10
Insignia: 10
Campaign Boons: 1 per boon
Stronghold Boons: 17.14% no bonus
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