With the new guildhalls coming, and our guild needing to level up a bit. I thought I would start grinding writs with Fahfrd, my Defiler. He’s a level 60 (well, 62 now) Provisioner. Yes, I meant to do that. No, he most certainly does not defile the Soaring Espresso in any way.
I discovered something while doing this, though. The amount of status earned from doing a writ seems to depend on your level, and it decreases if you ding while working on the writ.
Here’s the writ when I got it, while level 61
Here’s the writ when I turn it in after dinging 62
The thing I want to know is, why bother doing that? Is it that much of an exploit to get a writ, level a bunch, then hand it in? This really feels like micro-management. And it kind of breaks a contract. When I got the writ, it said it was worth 10270 status. But it wasn’t. I don’t mind when a level designer throws tricks at me, but this kind of silent dilution erodes trust. It’s kind of like nerfing a weapon or a spell, and not saying anything about it in the update notes. But that never happens, does it?