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Droplists are the mechanic by which rewards are given in-game, mostly through searching ruins and completing quests. While there are a few quests that give the same specific reward every time, most of the quests have rewards that are semi-randomized, picked from one of the following droplists. Each droplist provides a variety of potential rewards which vary depending on the technological era the empire receiving the reward is in.
Many of the droplist tables will include weights, which affect the chances of getting a given reward from a given droplist; the higher a reward's weight, the more likely you are to receive it.
- 1 Ruins Droplists
- 2 Quest Droplists
- 2.1 Mad Fairies
- 2.2 Naval Rewards
- 2.3 Global Quest Strategic Resources
- 2.4 Global Quest Luxury Resources
- 2.5 Global Quest Dust
- 2.6 Coop Quest Dust
- 2.7 Dust
- 2.8 Small Dust
- 2.9 Orb
- 2.10 Low Orb
- 2.11 Prestige
- 2.12 Low Prestige
- 2.13 Technology
- 2.14 Advanced Technology
- 2.15 Economy Technology
- 2.16 Resources
- 2.17 Strategic Resources
- 2.18 Luxury Resources
- 3 Village Pillage
These are the droplists that determine what reward is gained for searching ruins, and the reward varies depending on the type of ruin searched, as well as with some factions that get bonus rewards, such as the Allayi and the Kapaku.
This is the droplist used to determine the reward for searching temple ruins depending on the era. Be aware that temple ruins during a Dust Eclipse use a different droplist.
This is the droplist used to determine the reward for searching unspoiled ruins depending on the era.
This is the droplist used to determine the reward for searching sunken (ocean) ruins depending on the era.
This is the droplist that determines how many Pearls the Allayi (or any faction with the Pearl Sensitivity trait) are rewarded upon searching a ruin. Given that there is only one possible reward, and it doesn't change as time goes on, it's a pretty short droplist.
These are the droplists that determine the reward gained from the games many quests.
The Mad Fairies Droplist is one of the main droplists used in the game, especially for the major faction quests. The droplist is named after the Wild Walker's name in the game files, and was likely initially designed as a droplist specifically for their main quest, but was eventually used as a general-purpose droplist for the other factions as well.
|Exotic Alloys/Exotic Armor||1|
|Exotic Alloys/Exotic Armor||4|
|Exotic Alloys/Exotic Armor||6|
|Exceptional Alloys/Exceptional Armor||1|
|Exotic Alloys/Exotic Armor||2|
|Exceptional Alloys/Exceptional Armor||3|
|Puissant Alloys/Puissant Armor||3|
|Exotic Alloys/Exotic Armor||2|
|Exceptional Alloys/Exceptional Armor||2|
|Puissant Alloys/Puissant Armor||6|
|Arcane Alloys/Arcane Armor||2|
Global Quest Strategic Resources
Global Quest Luxury Resources
Global Quest Dust
Coop Quest Dust
Used to determine Dust reward for some quests.
Used to determine a smaller Dust reward for some quests.
This is the droplist for a reward of Pearls. Unlike other droplists that scale with the technological era, this droplist scales with the number of winters that have passed.
This is another droplist for Pearls, but grants them at a lower amount. Again, this droplist scales with the number of past winters.
This droplist determines a technology reward given for some quests. All rewards have equal weighting. In the event that all the technologies that can be received already have been, the reward will instead be an amount of Dust as determined by the Dust droplist.
As with the Technology droplist, if there are no technologies from that era left to give, it will instead grant an amount of Dust from the Dust droplist.
|I||Aquapulvistics/Empire Mint/Mill Foundry|
|III||Dust Alchemy/Dust Refinery|
|IV||Borer's Guild/Industrial Processing|
|V||Improved Dust Alchemies/Town Criers|
This is droplist used when a quest wants to award some strategic or luxury resources.
This droplist is primarily used to determine the reward for the Silic's Crystal Caverns sidequest.
A unique droplist that is only used when determining the reward gained for pillaging a pacified minor faction village.