Good Post Beil.....although theres a couple of things I dont really agree with.
Also, adventure drops, due to the fact that most of them become obsolete pretty quickly and the old players being forced to repeat their latest adventures ad nauseam while newer players will never be forced to do them as excessively as the older players did them, there might be benefits for the older players to be had there. After all, the quicker, newer players will most likely come running with a comparably weak loadout and get the thrashing of the century for that.
I dont see the potential benefit for the older players. But then again we have had a diff set of circumstances. Players like me have had to do what u said..."repeat their latest adventures ad nauseam" with ever world from muspell and beyond. Myself and others were not afforded the luxury of knowing what lay beyond the next corner, we are left to guess what adventure or boss drops might be used for crafting which often times results in amassing a whole lot of worthless crap. Those coming up through the ranks can simply focus on all the now known good adventure/boss drops and amass much more of the quality items.
Also the cash gained from adventures doesn't really amount to that much. I estimate, and this is my worst case scenario, that at most 500T coins more would have been gained, had those characters been around longer. I don't know about others, but I consider that compared to the money I have already made and invested peanuts.
Once again are circumstances are a bit different in that my income was always ahead of the curve and Im also a higher level. But even using your example of 500t.....thats a pretty significant amount....had u invested that coin along the way it would be far more than than your example of 500t by the time u got to where u are now. Imagine what it would have done for me.
The same holds true for the other faster regeneration times for stam and energy as well. the more stam and energy one has the more coin they will have earned and "now known quality drops" gained. Again....had that been done correctly....how much more would that be?
I also cant help but wonder how much extra stamina or energy I would have earned in the time it took me to get from level 1850 to nearly 12k . Thats extra energy or stamina that i never had at those levels......to have had as much as will be available to them now...i would have had to purchase it with FP/UN. Cant say Im thrilled that that others can now do the same but for cheaper.
The speed in which one can level at the lesser levels is also something to note. The speed in which the cost of the new characters can be recouped is much quicker and they can start start reaping the benefits sooner. I cant help but wonder if the price of these new characters vs some of the benefits of them will ever really be recouped at my level
I also dont agree that less cash lost when hoarded is "pointless". Ive hoarded crazy amounts of coin since I was level 1850. Heck....Ive deposited more than 10 quad on numerous occasions. The amount i would have saved is easily in the quadrillions. Once again thats coin I could have invested and would have....thats what I do. So how much more potential coin have i lost That others will not have to?
The more and more i think about it....the more I realize how screwy it is for players like myself.....its really rather sickening....lol
Last edited: Sep 27, 2013