OK, i just thought it was the game but, how is parley difficulty determined? On my Rank38 quest my parley level was at 7 stars........ Really really tough to win. A LS mate comes to assist me with the mission and his parley shows as 3 stars for the same parley NPC's. I am curious how the hootie SE is determining parley difficulty. The LS mate that joined with me was a 43 CON to my 38 ARC. I have small amounts in MND/INT/PIE and have STR/VIT/DEX all high. Thats the only thing I can think of that could make a difference outside of SE's sadistic RNG formula.
Thoughts/opinions. I am just really curious.
I am also working with the Lord Errant
storyline quest. My weaving is r38. Upon reaching the point in the quest where the opportunity to Parley is available, I fail every time, and by a substantial margin, with the Lalafell NPC (they *always* get higher value tiles to choose, not skill based. I can beat the Elezen, the Hyur I loose to, but barely and consistently.
It's impossible for me to Parley successfully to advance the quest. I cannot solo (with help from my assistant), as my DoM is only 22. Both my assistant and I stand absolutely no chance with the grouped Beastkin that emerge after the Parley exercise or after eliminating the wandering, controlled NPC's to reduce the number of Beastkin in the following fight.
I'm assuming that Parley is intended to give DoH, DoL classes that are r38+ an opportunity to continue with the main storyline. If that's true, then the way Parley configures difficulty based upon rank could use some review. My only other option at this point is to find two high ranking DoM/DoW friends to bring in to party and let them complete the Beastkin themselves.