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Everything posted by Mystikal

  1. By "hyperinflation", do you mean the price fixing by the wealthy and the lemmings who follow them? I mean that's the only real reason why prices are what they are on the servers. L2 isn't a normal economy, unless you consider cartels, monopolies, price gouging and other activities that would be criminal and punishable by law in the real world "normal."
  2. They don't care. Support may not need those greater gem boxes, but missing out on the opportunity to increase your wealth by winning one is what really hurts. Some players will get 4-5 of those boxes and earn a zillion bucks from selling them, but not support classes, who also need money, too. Ridiculous.
  3. As pointed out, another case of an OP class that got nerfed straight to hell. Now it's just archers and tyr. And they have been slowly but surely nerfing archers with each update.
  4. This is the biggest problem with the long queue and DC. The XP event was extended for only one week. Most people are not going to be able to recover the lost time from the earlier server problem in a week when it takes them an hour to log in. I also found a peculiar decision to give 5-hour XP Rune III 30% as part of the L2 Store free Compensation package. A better choice would have been to make it an XP Rune I or II, since those runes stack with XP Rune III.
  5. We asked the devs for a cross server auction house-type function several years ago. They ignored us on that, probably because it made RMT easier and also ran the risk of ruining markets on all servers. But despite those drawbacks I still think it's a good idea...if properly designed with safeguards.
  6. Strictly as a social experiment, I think this game just proves that if you put a shiny thing in front of people, most will engineer methods to not only increase the likelihood of getting it, but at the cost of others, even if it means breaking the very system designed to award said object. Fair play, gray area, outside of the rules -- whatever it takes. Technology evolves and advances. Mankind does not.
  7. I must have logged in right behind you. 456 in queue. When I logged in around midnight last night Pacific Standard time there was over 100 people in queue. That's never happened before. Usually on the West Coast that late you never get a queue at all. Not anymore.
  8. Don't feel bad, I haven't seen a greedy chest, either. Anyone who has killed multiples of the chests is cheating.
  9. Which is lame. It's the season of giving, not giving and taking.
  10. Oh, great. Get ready for the server to be flooded with Angel jewelry again.
  11. Why do these posts keep happening? It's clear, if you buy an OE item from anyone, automatically assume it was previously restored. No ifs ands or buts. Then before you go to exploit the system yourself, first check with the GMs to see if it is eligible for restoration. It's really that simple.
  12. And yet I've spent less money on this game over the past 18 months than I've spent back when we had to pay a monthly fee. Far, far less. Not every shiny object that NCSoft throws our way is a must purchase. Not every event worth it. And for damn sure buying XP boosts in L2store for only a .00000000000000000000000000000000000002 more increase in XP isn't worthy it. Talk about throwing good money after bad.
  13. Not significantly more relevant to the amount of money they'll spend. Server boosted settings would help that tremendously.
  14. Were you logged in and hunting all night during the daily soft reset (not the weekly downtime)? I logged into the game early before the weekly downtime, but after the soft reset. My Vitality was there full bar, but I went hunting and it evaporated like usual in under 10 minutes. They really should have sold 30 day Vitality suspension cheaply and in bulk until everyone on the server is at least 115.
  15. Well said. Whoever thinks up this stuff at NCSoft must like walking around with a stick of dynamite glued to his gonads. This is far beyond merely shooting himself in the foot. It's proven time and again, people spend more when prices are low and/or when the chance of winning something, or getting a good return on investment is high. Much, much more.
  16. I have a life. You clearly don't if you feel in anyway disappointed about anyone missing out on a pack that isn't very good to begin with. A shinier lump of crap that they're paying less for is still crap that their paying for.
  17. I always found it funny that a digital item is limited the same way an actual physical product is limited at a sales doorbuster at a store. It's hilarious to see people complain, when Santa NCSoft has always been the pre-reform Grinch and it's never going to change. "You missed out? Too bad, so sad. My heart weeps for your dead hopes. You'll keep playing anyway? Ok, great, nice talk, GF. Sucker." No point in complaining to your abuser. You allow it. You enable your own misery.
  18. Anyone know the probability rates for the Shiny Gem Energy when combining a Stage 5 jewel? We keep asking for those figures on various games of chance, but for some reason they keep ignoring us. It would be nice if this information was displayed in the enchant/combine box window -- more or less exact % numbers, not ambiguous terms like "low, medium, high."
  19. Why not have these coins drop from normal mobs, instead of asking people to only get them by whipping out their credit cards and swiping? At least give us options. Maybe sell bulk in L2Store for players who don't have time or patience to hunt, but allow everyone else to hunt for the coins as a normal item drop. Please consider it the next time you host this promotion/event.
  20. High tier archers have at least 30% p.skill crit rate/ p. skill crit damage from DW not counting any Dragon augment, plus they change their +20 AOE enchant skill path from Break or Power to Focus, which gives them 20% more crit rate on those nerfed skills. They probably also have high enchanted artifacts, agathions, jewels, +20 cloaks, and on and on that make a nerf like this barely noticeable.
  21. I have two, but it took me a long time to get both. I lost count of how many I killed. I would say keep collecting the points. I'm hoping we can still use those with the newer Homunculus.
  22. It's normal for server population to die down. It's part of the cycle. Lots of people play or come back to play at the beginning of every new update. It stays heavy during good "events" and XP boosted server settings. But after that things get quiet. In some ways it's the best time to play, because you don't have lots of people to contend with to find a hunting spot, just bots. The market also slows and prices for everything usually goes down, giving people who have adena a chance to buy equipment for lower prices. Last but not least, you also find out who the real diehard players are, if you'
  23. I don't think they're trying to kill the class, just bring it into balance. But they have to be careful not to start a domino effect. If they nerf too much, then another class like Feohs will then dominate and the Flavor of the Month carousel will start up again. Everyone who plays an archer will just wait until Red Libra or next year's anniversary and Stone of Destiny to change to Feoh. Or whatever class happens to be the "OMG-leet" class. It will be like going back to the early Chronicles all over again. Personally, I'd love it if they made Sigels much more dominant than they are. Giv
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