Othinthal, We Are Misfits
The new limits on the EXP books makes them practically useless for anyone above level 10.
The books count base EXP, diluting their bonus by 33%, and since the EXP is the total of all 4 heroes, it is basically limit to the same gains as an EXP event.
For example, the 50k limit on the 3 day book means that a 9 room run of Lightfinger Estate is 1308 (327x4), and with the book it is 3924 (981x4). That’s just 13 runs of the challenge before the book is spent, something that would take ~2 hrs for anyone run the challenge at appropriate level.
Considering the book cost 800 gems, equivalent of 16,000 gold, and assuming 9 room runs on LFE, at 450 a run that the same as running the challenge 36 times at regular cost, meaning it’s actually more expensive to buy the book than the just run the challenge regularly, and you would gain 3 times as much gear in the process.
Even if you are doing 6 rooms, it would still only take about 3 hrs at most and would still be a net loss on gold exchange and gear, so the book is used up in such a short time frame it feels like a major nerf.
After you pass lvl 15, exp is hard to come by and gear takes a long time to level for exp at that point, so the book was a handy way to try and catch up with more advanced players. Last time the book came around I gained 500k cumulative exp and that made it well worth the effort.
It was the only way I could speed up my progress in any significant manner, where are lvl 16/17, it takes almost a month the gain a level, and that is the main parameter at that point by which you can move up the ranks.
This complaint is a consensus among all the players within my guild family (250 players) and I am sure it’s not popular with anyone else