This is a discussion on SteamKO Anvil rates within the General Chat forums, part of the Knight Online (ko4life.com) category; Originally Posted by Diver
KO has been programmed very poorly just like Comboing (what defines KO) was an unexpected bug ...
main thing is u cant know the rates of anvil. the only way to increase your chances is try with more items. for example if u wanna upgrade eagle eye +8, you should try with 3 eagle eye +7 instead of 1. it looks like this is the only way to increase your chances.
I've heard that the first upgrade after server maintenance is always successfull. Have anyone else tryed this method? or heard something about it?
Buy 10000 cheap items, burn them all and realise you still burn that unique to +8 time wasted.
when you combo, you cancel animation to cast another one again, the problem is, if you do it too quick, the skill wont work, so, if it firstly was intended or not, i dont know, but the way it is now, its preventing abuses...
burned my personal shield to +6 with a trina.....
No matter what, i still believe that upgrading is a matter of luck. :P
Is still upgrade rates for accessories (unique) from +0 to +3 100%? Or did they change that?
I've always heard that compounding accessories from +0 - +3 was 100% but I can't guarantee that. In my experience, I've never burned any accessories while compounding. As far as I know, the risk is when you go above +3 (this is back in USKO Cypher).
Yea, same here. I played on Ares but who knows what was changed while 4 years I wasnt in game .. :-)
Upgrade success rate is timebased. But why are normal players using burn method, I don't know, they can't use this method anyway because they are to slow.. Farmers and Highlords use packet response to burn items, if success on a +7->+8 item there is a small time window ~100ms to have any +7->+8 have success. MGame should really change this method, thats why you see so many +9 +10 flooding the market. Enjoy.