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Everything posted by Zaaka

  1. Healer weapon: Staff or 1H + Shield?

    You guys are as split as me Right now I have a Staff of Life + Full Plate Shield. So the question now is if I should switch to a Sage Staff with 111 m.atk or try to get something like a homunculus at 101 m.atk and keep the shield. A sage staff can be acquired through the Lux shop for around 6.3M Adena and I am pretty sure that a homunculus or equivalent 1H weapon would be more like 10 M adena because of their rarity. Decisions, decisions
  2. Hi, I am playing an Elven Elder and I always used to play that with 1H weapon plus a shield before sigils are introduced in the game. But now I have come in doubt if it is better to go with a staff instead for the extra m.atk. I am not sure how much of a defence advantage I get with a shield. Maybe in PVP against archers. But the increased m.atk does give a bit more heal. Any advice?
  3. Healer weapon: Staff or 1H + Shield?

    Thanks for your inputs
  4. @Juji It is not acceptable that you end the free teleport event before you have fixed your game. No one level 40+ can hunt with a possitive adena balance. All my friends make new characters and level them to 25-30 to make adena instead of playing the game on their mains. Many mobs in the level 20-30 range drop 2 times as much adena as level 40+ mobs. I am happy about many aspects of the games but this will soon lead to people quitting the game, which I do not want to see happen.
  5. Scammed, Giran

    That really sucks @nozza Care to share some details on the scam, so that others might learn from it and avoid it? A friend of mine got scammed once as well. People built up his trust by playing with him over some days and trusted him by letting him hold some lower weapons from them. Then when he gave them a valuable weapon to return the favour they ran off to town shouting "WTS..."
  6. Experiment - CT drops

    Thanks for the hard work @Devoid It doesn't matter that NCSoft said that the wiki cannot be used for our version of Classic. It still gives a good foundation for discussion. NCSoft West don't want an inflated economy which in essence is good. But maybe their caution is a bit overtuned though. Let's see what the next patch brings us to see how far towards the classic wiki we will come. I wouldn't expect it to go all the way.
  7. Today for Giran at 10:30 AM there are 650 people in the VIP queue. Did something happen over night? It didn't use to be that bad...
  8. And all of the sudden I am through the queue. Weird.
  9. Spellbooks and Amulets

    It is really important that this does not change. One of the great things about Lineage2 is that not everyone has everything. If you work hard for something a either farm those SB spots or pool enough adena to buy them then you get something special. If that changes and everyone has all skills and all the same gear then it's not L2 classic. There is a reason that there are Skill Points in the game as well. So you have to prioritize. I have to prioritize getting a new weapon, armor or new skill. That is how it should be! A necromancer is arguably the best PVP mage in the game. Their downside is that they need to get the spellbook curse deathlink and that they need to use cursed bones afterwards to nuke with it. People will ask for getting the SB really easy and no costs for using the spell as it is their only nuke. It's just a matter of time before it's be asked for. Give them that and the game isn't balanced anymore. This is indeed working as intended!
  10. Look at post number 3 here: https://forums.lineage2.com/topic/3084-are-mouse-drivers-allowed-in-game/
  11. SS prices

    The real lowest SS-D price is around 7.20 adena. To make 156 soulshots D grade you need: 3 x soulstone. Cheapest is to buy in Giran at 275 adena. 1 x D crystals. The price depends on supply and demand and seeing that the vendor prices for selling them is 292 adena then it could go as low as 300 adena. Even if there are sell shops for 500 adena doesn't mean they sell. (275x3+300)/156 = 7.21 adena (The market is not there yet but this is as low as it could go) Selling at 7 adena would give you a D crystal price of 267 adena (Which is lower than the vendor price at 292) Selling at 8 adena would give you a D crystal price of 423 adena. Selling at 9 adena would give you a D crystal price of 579 adena. You will see SSD drop to 8 adena consistently very soon with how the D crystal prices are reacting to the new drop rates. A lot of D grade armor is being crystalized because of the Moon armor everyone gets at level 25 so a lot of D crystals are getting into the market. The price will rise again to 9 and potentially above when the majority of people will consistently have enough money to spam soulshots when hunting.

    I took a leap of faith and logged out after playing to day. Didn't need to set a shop and the 10 day fishing rod had run out. Hopefully this will happen more now that the free fishing rod is over.
  13. Then you will have an even bigger problem. Let's say you have 2k shops right now. If everyone and their mother could make a 0 VIP account and log a store you will have 10k stores in no time. Even if they are "offline" it's still something for the servers to handle. The same for AFK fishers. Then you will say: "Make it so that only VIP3 and 4 can make stores and afk fishing". Then people will say: "P2W BS game". Every decision for this game has pros and cons. What you are seeing right now is the NCSoft West making their job of doing that and trying to attack their issues with the least amount of customer impact.
  14. It's a very bad fix. People getting disconnected during their hunting groups. Groups disbanding, people getting forced logged out in bad positions getting killed by mobs when they relog. That would just be a horrible experience in any MMO world.
  15. I will let you know when my 10 days fishing rod is out and I will vote for your suggestion.
  16. Things are simple

    And to add to number 2) What would happen if you at this point limit each PC to 1 or 2 clients instead of the announced 3. Then you will have just as many people complaining that they payed for 3 Chronicle packs because this was what they were promised.
  17. Mana Pot Correction

    Nukers are not supposed to be able to solo none stop. Their kill speed is too high for that so that was never intended. You group up with buffers and rechargers to get buffs and mana. This is how the game is balanced. I know you can get shots and buffs through the store nowadays but getting unlimited mana on top of that is just ridiculous. Also you don't have to pick up adena drops anymore so you can just run around like a Star Destroyer with lasers smacking down targets everywhere. I suppose your next post would be: "Give mages wings because I am not 100% there yet!". I play a nuker myself, but I can see the bigger picture here and how the game needs to maintain some kind of balance.
  18. Karma with one PK

    Lol. Don't PK people if you aren't hard enough to face the music. Back in Lineage 2 launch you didn't just work off karma easily either. You could try but you would probably end up getting killed by someone. And a death clears a good amount of karma. This system is designed to be an eye for an eye. If you get that wanted sign over your head then prepare to be hunted. You know how we used to work off karma back then? Group up with your friends and have them kill you till you are white again. They would pick up potential item drops and hand them over again.
  19. The support is in English. I don't want to see Greek or Russian in there either... Greek people can write their language only with normal English letters cuz they all agreed that W/w is omega H/n is eta etc. I am not greek but I see that it works. You miss one letter and cannot make it work? Make capital N or n~ or what ever. I am sure people will understand it anyway. I am Danish and speak German as well. I can make both languages work despite missing æ, ø, å, ä, ö, ü, ß
  20. The Nostalgia and NCsoft

    I would say have a little bit of faith. The issue right now is that the drops and adena drop rates aren't scaled to people levelling faster because of EXP runes, new quests with EXP, VIP etc. That means that everyone levelled way faster to 20-30 than originally. The dev team needs to adjust the drop rate to this world which is what I believe is happening now. Yes it has been a rough start, but if you are in it for the long run then in a month this will all be the past and everything will be fixed. The store is still 100 times better than what I see in other classic servers. And remember back in the days you had to group to get buffs and heals and people would go without soulshots. Now, because everyone was able to level to quickly to 20 they expect to be able to solo the rest of the content with gm buffs, soulshots and HP potions in abundance. Make some groups and be ok with the fact that not everyone in them can afford spamming soulshots. Help eachother out and be thrilled about every little progress you make: A new skill, a new item, a new level. It used to be like that but nowadays people want instant gratification for doing nothing. That's not L2 Classic.
  21. Bot's

    If you check this forum you will see its not that simple. For every time there is someone who complains about bots there is someone else writing about being wrongfully banned.
  22. That makes a lot of sense. I like your idea.
  23. You have some good perspectives here. I think the NPC prices of weapons, armors and material are already very high compared to the economy so I think you could increase the drop/spoil rate without hurting the economy. The factor to increase it with I am not 100% sure of though. On the adena drop rate I think it could also be taken up a little bit without hurting the economy. Or at least make it more consistent. If you are in a group in Ants Nest for instance you get almost no adena. But if you go to Abandoned Camp the adena drop rate is a bit better. If a mob of a certain level and health would more consistently drop a set amount of adena it would be better. I am not advocating putting adena drops from 40 to 170 per level 28 mob, but maybe make it 50 and then consistently drop on all similar mobs and at a 80-100% rate. Nice discussion though, with a very positive mindset! Thanks for that!
  24. make Lineage 2 great again!

    My money is on the NA servers here! I think all the choices with no drop for white, no auto macros, no super P2W shop are just spot on. I get the feeling that they really care. There are technical difficulties and stuff that could be adjusted that just takes a lot of time. I am 100% sure that they are all working as hard as they can to make this the best classic experience they can. I imagine them being SUPER LOADED with tasks right now and just trying their best to solve all issues and keep their customers happy. For them it's a job. Think about your own job when critical situations have occurred and you work as hard as you can to make things right but you only hear people complain that you should have anticipated it and work harder solving it. So far I have had a very good experience in the game although I also didn't have many of those frustrating issues that people had to deal with. (If I had them I would also personally be mad) Yes the drop rate is a bit low but I think with a slight tuning of it it will all good. Let's stop all the doomsday talk here on the forum and focus on how we can make this game and community a great experience for everyone. In some days/weeks everything will have settled and solutions should be in place for all the critical issues.
  25. EE Main

    EE main here also. Unfortunately there are so many EEs in the game now that it is really hard to get groups. Let's hope that some will reroll to something more in demand.