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Rings of Mara stacking

graylixgraylix calgary, ABPosts: 5Member

Hi all,

I heard recently that the XP bonus for the rings of Mara stack if you complete the ritual with more than one person.  The game imbalance for completing a great many rituals would be quite noticeable since people in large guilds could, for example, give a 300% XP bonus by completing the ritual with 100 people (I believe its 3% bonus per ritual).  This apparent stacking was mentioned on the most recent Shoddycast (Feb 19th).  Can anyone shed some light as to whether there is any truth to this.

Thanks,

Gray

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  • Asm0deusAsm0deus BaatorPosts: 1,116Member Uncommon
    I haven't tried this game yet but seems to me this is a bug/exploit that will most likely be fixed rather quickly.

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  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,206Member Uncommon

    It doesn't sound like an imbalance. a stronger ritual performed by a larger crowd would yield a stronger item.

     

    it sounds a lot like teamwork-inspiring design.

     

    -but what if i like to solo?

    -then your ritual will be weaker.

    -Waaaa!!

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  • MithoronetteMithoronette Atlanta, GAPosts: 105Member

    As the rings were not available during beta, I think it is all speculation at this point...  The rings won't be available until early access, so I'm sure we'll find out then.

    Based upon the Developer's comments, I know their INTENT is the boost is only to be shared amongst two individuals, so I have a feeling even if people do find a way to have more than one bonus, that will be squashed pretty early as a "bug fix" and such possibilities will be patched...

  • DAS1337DAS1337 Parma, OHPosts: 2,404Member
    I wouldn't be shocked either way, but I can't see this bonus being stackable.  I have not yet heard anyone dispute the idea of performing a ritual with more than one person though.  We'll just have to wait and see.
  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,618Member Uncommon

    Lol. Polygamy FTW! Good try, but no. 

     

    First, you don't get rings of Mara in the mail, what you get instead is a Pledge of Mara. You and your vict...err, significant other, can then go to the Mara shrine together (only one of you needs to have the pledge) and use it there, That ritual puts a ring of mara into both of your inventories.

     

    You can only do this once and the ring will be marked with the name of your partner.

     

    All of that can be found here by typing "ring of mara" into the search.

  • rygard49rygard49 Huntington Beach, CAPosts: 975Member Common

    Even if it stacked, it only works when you're grouped with the person that you performed the ritual with. So, conceivably, if 100 people got together to perform this ritual, they would have to pick one person to receive the benefit in order to "stack it" to 300%. But even then, the exp bonus would only apply whenever that one person was grouped up with those players.

    I don't think you can group with 100 people at a time.

  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,618Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rygard49

    Even if it stacked, it only works when you're grouped with the person that you performed the ritual with. So, conceivably, if 100 people got together to perform this ritual, they would have to pick one person to receive the benefit in order to "stack it" to 300%. But even then, the exp bonus would only apply whenever that one person was grouped up with those players.

    I don't think you can group with 100 people at a time.

    You'd also need 100 fingers.

  • LokbergLokberg OlsoPosts: 315Member
    Originally posted by Iselin

    Lol. Polygamy FTW! Good try, but no. 

     

    First, you don't get rings of Mara in the mail, what you get instead is a Pledge of Mara. You and your vict...err, significant other, can then go to the Mara shrine together (only one of you needs to have the pledge) and use it there, That ritual puts a ring of mara into both of your inventories.

     

    You can only do this once and the ring will be marked with the name of your partner.

     

    All of that can be found here by typing "ring of mara" into the search.

    what i wonder is can you merge the ring of mara with a normal ring or do you just lose a slot useing it.

     

    And if i have 2 rings of mara and my bud got 2 rings of mara can we both switch with eachother and gain dubble bonus.

  • graylixgraylix calgary, ABPosts: 5Member
    Thanks guys.  That clears it up.  8D
  • RhinoNZRhinoNZ AucklandPosts: 21Member

    I do know that if you teamed in Beta you were granted a 10%xp bonus  just for that, i am wondering myself if that plus the rings bonus will stack. Will have to see on launch :)

     

  • LokbergLokberg OlsoPosts: 315Member

    what i think to is you only get 1 vanity pet of each and i guess you only get one pair of rings but do you only get 1 horse.

    I mean if my main level up the imperial horse to be a pack pony since he want more inventory space do that mean all my alts will have a pack pony?

  • nytkinnytkin Bainbridge Island, WAPosts: 14Member

    I don't think it will be squashed as a bug fix, when the devs came out and said that the buff is stackable:

    "  While wearing the ring and adventuring with the corresponding partner, both characters will receive a bonus to their experience. This bonus stacks with others."

    Found this at Elder Scrolls Online.com under the Rings of Mara heading:

    http://elderscrollsonline.com/en/news/post/2014/02/18/ask-us-anything-variety-pack-13

     

    Devil bunny needs a ham, and he's pretty sure knocking you off a building will get him one.

  • MithoronetteMithoronette Atlanta, GAPosts: 105Member
    Originally posted by nytkin

    I don't think it will be squashed as a bug fix, when the devs came out and said that the buff is stackable:

    "  While wearing the ring and adventuring with the corresponding partner, both characters will receive a bonus to their experience. This bonus stacks with others."

    Found this at Elder Scrolls Online.com under the Rings of Mara heading:

    http://elderscrollsonline.com/en/news/post/2014/02/18/ask-us-anything-variety-pack-13

     

     

    I think they meant that XP bonus stacks with other XP bonuses, NOT with other rings of Mara.  Even if they did stack, you can only wear two rings...

  • nytkinnytkin Bainbridge Island, WAPosts: 14Member

    Yeah, the way I read it is, you can share your ring with one friend, and another friend can share his or her ring with you, thereby giving you the ring buff twice (stacked), assuming we can only wear two rings (which is how the game is right now.)

     

    Devil bunny needs a ham, and he's pretty sure knocking you off a building will get him one.

  • superconductingsuperconducting Rochester, NYPosts: 843Member Uncommon
    I don't see any way they're going to allow the bonuses to stack up if you are promiscuous and exchange rituals with multiple partners.

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  • jacktorsjacktors Port St Lucie, FLPosts: 158Member Uncommon
    i'm sure there will be a cap
  • Raxxo82Raxxo82 MalmöPosts: 144Member Uncommon
    What if you all stood in a circle, while performing the ritual and passing the rings around to eatchother!?

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  • nytkinnytkin Bainbridge Island, WAPosts: 14Member
    Originally posted by superconducting
    I don't see any way they're going to allow the bonuses to stack up if you are promiscuous and exchange rituals with multiple partners.

    LOL!

     

    Word.

    Devil bunny needs a ham, and he's pretty sure knocking you off a building will get him one.

  • ZaynderZaynder Montgomery, ALPosts: 2Member
    When you complete the ritual, you get a ring with the person's name on it.  To get the XP boost, you have to have THAT RING equipped while you are playing with the person to get the boost.  So, you could only stack as many rings as you can equip at the same time which I believe is just two.
  • Doriangray1Doriangray1 Los Angeles, CAPosts: 53Member
    damn! no open marriages? I come from a culture where having only one wife is very limiting. This is pure racism... lol.

    Rubber duck is incapable of hate.

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