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Trippy
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on: January 18, 2009, 07:30:37 AM

2x Exp Weekend this coming, uh, weekend. Jan 23 - 25.
Glazius
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Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 10:08:07 PM

Having experienced it on test with a buddy trying out the Mac client, how double XP weekends work now is that they fill up your Patrol XP basically all the time. This has the side-effect of eliminating all debt immediately. You get your actual amount of Patrol XP after the weekend is over, plus any that piled up due to logged-off time.
Trippy
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Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009, 10:12:34 PM

That's not really 2x exp then, that's 1.5x experience.
Glazius
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Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 09:31:32 AM

That's not really 2x exp then, that's 1.5x experience.


You're gonna have to show your work there, because in my experience getting XP with patrol XP on = double XP.
Trippy
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Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009, 05:19:07 PM

Not sure why I have to show my work since it's you that's disputing the "conventional wisdom"

http://boards.cityofvillains.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=12673505&an=0&page=0
http://wiki.cohtitan.com/wiki/Patrol_Experience

unless you happen to be going by the Day Jobs page on the main site which is misleading but in any case:


Equal level Minion with Patrol Exp (36 XP)




Equal level LT with Patrol Exp (115 XP)




Equal level Minion with no Patrol Exp (24 XP)




Equal level LT with no Patrol Exp (77 XP)


Glazius
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Reply #5 on: January 20, 2009, 06:12:26 PM

Man, what the hell was I seeing then? I guess it had just been so long since I'd run around as a lowbie that I forgot how all-fired fast it went.
Lantyssa
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Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 10:02:58 AM

The lowbie levels have always been fast.

Hahahaha!  I'm really good at this!
Nevermore
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Reply #7 on: January 21, 2009, 10:25:04 AM

I can't test it right now, but it might be your leveling pact that's doing something weird to the patrol double experience.

Over and out.
Trippy
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Reply #8 on: January 21, 2009, 10:29:36 AM

I can't test it right now, but it might be your leveling pact that's doing something weird to the patrol double experience.
No, it's not. Patrol exp is a 50% bonus, not 100%.
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Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009, 11:14:05 AM

Ok, you're right.  Did some research and it's just a 50% bonus.  Personally I never really cared about the bonus anyway, to be honest.  But the reason so many people think it's double exp is because I13 Updage page on the CoX website lists Patrols as follows:

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In addition to all of the Day Jobs, every character is "On Patrol" after they log out of the game. When players log back into Paragon City or the Rogue Isles they will gain 1 bar of double experience (when defeating enemies) for every 24 hours they are logged out. A player can earn up to 10 bars of double experience this way. Double experience is shown as a blue portion of your experience bar.

So yeah, they should probably change that.

Over and out.
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Reply #10 on: January 21, 2009, 11:17:45 AM

Yes that's what I was referring to with my mention of the misleading Day Jobs page.
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Reply #11 on: January 28, 2009, 12:40:09 PM

What's a day job? What's patrol XP? I haven't been playing for a few months.
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Reply #12 on: January 28, 2009, 03:53:03 PM

Glazius
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Reply #13 on: January 30, 2009, 06:49:02 AM

What's a day job? What's patrol XP? I haven't been playing for a few months.

Patrol/Crime XP is rest XP that also proactively pays off debt.

Day jobs are extra little bonuses you can stack on top of that depending on where you log out - more runspeed by a black chopper, faster health regen in a hospital, more XP from mission completes in a police station, etc. The bonuses aren't huge, but they're nice to have, and when you've spend three weeks logged off in a particular place (non-consecutive) you earn a badge and rack them up faster.

With two badges combined you get an accolade that usually gives you some sort of temp power that you can earn charges for by logging out in either qualifying badge place. Midnight Club + cemetary = anti-ghost zapgun, hospital + university = rez pill, Pocket D + Icon/Facemaker = placate, et cetera.

It's a badge list!
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