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  1. Optimal spending for VIP 4?

    Its a ticky situation, because the only thing worth it its not avaible on the L2 Store, and that would be anything to help you to even your personal economy. Let me elaborate: Right now if you XP normally without any XP boots, you will level faster than you gain adena proportionally. That means you will out level your own economy. eg: Imagine yourself hunting mobs lvl 50 with a top D weapon. Or a C weapon but losing money because each kill cost you money, everytime you advance mobs get harder meaning they need more hits but they don't drop more adena so you keep losing money. This is true even if you double or triple box. Buying an XP/SP Boost would mean an acceleration on that formula, meaning you will out level your economy faster. The 50% item drop on the VIP 4, doesn't impact in any significant way since the drop rates are really low for it to be economy wise. (also because even if you get a regular drop there is not enough adena circulating the non vip 3-4 characters to buy the drops you are getting (even in crystals) so you don't really get any good profit) Also its not very clear what happens with drop rates if you party. Some ppl says it depends on the last hit (FU healers and buffers!), others that the rate its split on the amount if people in the party, i myself asked support and they told me in a very unclear way that "iRegarding your inquiry, VIP Level 4 and Spoil can only affect your character and not the whole party.". Anyway, bottom line, if you already built an economy and are only interested in leveling buy an XP rune. If you play A LOT every day buy a 30-day rune, if you play little every day buy several 1 hour runes. Best regards.
  2. Atuba or Ghost staff???

    They have the same Matk, so its irrelevant which one you chose, just buy the one avaible.
  3. Best duo with an EE?

    20 days of fishing (10 days with ur EE and 10 days with ur Nuker with the free rod) will give you around 12 hours of Empower 1. Also the XP its 400 for fish sort of. A fish could take about 2 to 5 minutes to be fished. Then after the 10 days of the free rod you would have to spend 20k on 1 day fish rods. I would be more profitable to make an SE and EE along with the SPS than to try to fish for EMP. You could leave ur SE only at 25 since you would be ok on MP with ur pet and the EE. and Emp1 its all you need to 3 shot mobs, 2 shot if you are an Spellhowler.
  4. Best duo with an EE?

    It's not sustainable through the whole lvl experience. Believe me, im main EE and use an SPS to lvl me. and SPH 2 shots all that I 3 shot, that means its economically better.
  5. Best duo with an EE?

    EE its a Healer/Recharger so play something that needs roons out of MP or HP while lvling and doesnt need much buff to keep up. I suggest Spellhowler, the extra INT would make up for the lack of empower
  6. Level 40+ Adena Issue - My experience

    I believe the problem lies in the Economics of Lineage 2 vs the Business model for Lineage 2 Classic Obviously NCsoft it's a Company that makes a game as a business model and expects it to profit so its normal to expect some form of mechanism that "suggest" to the player to spend some money on the game either to advance or to be on top. Now depending on the number of expected players the business model will differ and invite a more broad base of players to spend money on the game. The problem is that the economics of the lineage 2 is not been considered, or at least all the variables. As it is now, it looks that the Business model is expecting that players buy Soulshots out of L2 Store, and this looks very lucrative but it's not considering many things. As in all statistical evaluations, probability theory dictates that the evaluated variable will behave in a Normal DIstribution or Gauss Bell distribution, so only the top 5% will be able to spend the top amount of money available as an option to spend (been that spending about 5$ a day in Soulshots) if we have a total of around 5000 characters logged on a server, assuming that 80% are boxed accounts (because the game is also forcing you to make multiple characters to be even and progress up until lvl 40, beyond its broken) that would be a player base of around 2000 players per server, and only 100 of those players would be able to spend 5 USD every day in Soulshots. Is this profitable? I think not. Then you have to consider the Economics of Lineage 2, in order to have a healthy economy you need a critical mass moving through the server generating adena and spending it, that would need to expand as the game progresses. This critical mass needs to be proportional to the rates of the server for it to be Playable (playable is the keyword of this Post). Things like mats and key parts been dropped so people can craft, Adena been dropped so people can buy what it needs, and things to be sold from players to other players and so on. What I'm trying to say is: You cannot expect that the 5% of the server who is able to make profit (because they are the only ones to be able to buy Soulshots every day) sustains the entire economics of the server, and that's why the server its stuck in 20 - 40s even tho the majority of the people playing this game is a very hardcore OLD player base that has played the game for years. (you don't seriously think that someone young that has not played this game since 2005 is playing it with so many good options out there) Also, you obviously recognize that there is a problem when you fix adena rates for 20 to 40, and put an event that puts in the market a lot of TOP D weapons. We are a month in the server and it takes 4 days for the only 3 dwarves selling crystals C to recycle the amount of C crystals done from a single dual sor*sor. If that's not a stuck server, I don't know what it is. Then you have the VIP Broken model. Any good player knows that EXPing FAST its a recipe for disaster without the proper economy supporting it. Getting 10 20 30 50 60% more XP but the same amount of money means you will get faster to a level where you can't kill the 1 mob with the same gear without been killed by the said mob. (imagine a lvl 55 with a top D grade weapon). And don't tell me you expect the drop increase would alleviate this because 1 the drops rates are very hardcore, second there is no adena in the game circulating for the drops to be sold efficiently. Also with the fixes on the only group areas (a few), you are suggesting that people should party in order to advance, but again the same problem with XPing vs making money. When you party you get more XP and less adena that you would if you solo, again hitting the wall of i am a high lvl that cannot kill mobs that would drop money to me and even if I can the amount of money is so low that i lose money if i use soulshots and if i don't, i lose sanity. Then you neglect the solo players. Since you have the data have you considered the number of people that cannot do parties (because of an old player base with RL responsibilities and stuff), unable to play on a schedule with a group of people for a long period of time? Have you considered that this same group its the same more likely to spend money to catch up with their friends? but not if it means it will be broke and naked ingame. Whats the other option? Make an infinite amount of 1 to 40 characters to be able to afford your C gear, but then what? one you start leveling you start losing money again? I believe that if you add in your VIP models some adena amount increase, your business model would benefit, especially if you add it to VIP 1 also, since a broader player base would be able and willing to spend a rational amount of money monthly in getting a better QOL and gaming experience. Also if you fix the Adena drop escalating properly your complete player base would grow even more (the old friends saying friends its fun to play ?!?!) Lineage 2 has an extremely important piece that is the Spoiler class, that fixed a lot of issues but since VIP doesn't consider it, the drop rate of Spoil its worse than a normal drop of a VIP4 in some cases. The Spoiling system its CENTRAL to the healthy economy of lineage 2 and its not been considered in your business model. Right now killing with a Very slow weapon (akt long bow) using no shots its comparable to torture. Also consider that 90 % of the people here came here to PVP properly, that's what has kept alive lineage 2 for so many years and we all want to get there properly. I would like to elaborate more but i need to leave. Looking forward to have a fruitful discution about all this Thank you
  7. I also got locked out of my account for no reason at all... Obviously my entire clan (altho small one 15+ ppl) are considering keep playing for 2 reasons: 1 I was a lvl 40 prophet with a lot of hours put into it 2 They are afraid that they might get randomly banned for no reason a lose the inmense amount of hours expent on the game (also considering that its been made terribly hard) I replyed to the appeal mail but no answer. Best regards, hope this will be resolved
  8. I was also locked out of my buffer account for no reason at all. I feel exactly like you @Warsmith, even tho I might get back the account, how can I keep playing knowing they can lock me out of my account for no particular reason? I have a friend also that got banned (and his account was never returned) and all he did was report a bunch of bots. Seem like the bots banded together and reported him back or something and seems also they have more leverage than us average players. He also got his second account, a simple level 20 who he was using to fish only, banned too... You know, it is a terrible situation, spending this huge amount of hours playing this game and been exposed to this kind of treatment. And to the idiots saying we are somehow cheating and deserve this... You are simply toxic to the community, the purpose of the threads its expose an unfair treatment and warn everyone that this is happening a lot to innocent people. While there are a ton of real bots running around freely and spamming adena sales in the game. Do you think a boter would mind getting banned? he would just make another account... and keep boting, he didn't put any effort on the game as we have... Hope @Admin @Hime @Juji can help the community and help discern real cheaters, real HARASSMENT (like the guys making unfounded judgments in this thread without using their brains) from real players who play and enjoy the game with all its bugs and errors. Best regards
  9. VIP Drop Rate Bonus in Party

    So this also applies for Spoil? If i have a VIP 4 Spoiler in a full party, the increase would be +5%? What deleted forum? why it was deleted? it had any word from the GMs? So no last hit from spoiler is necesary?
  10. VIP Drop Rate Bonus in Party

    So what about if im a healer?