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dime last won the day on July 17 2019

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    It's really simple to test p.critical. Granted, you still have the control or was that what you augmented? I can tell you with a solid confidence that it works. Went through an augment run recently and scored a 10% p.critical damage and absolutely saw the difference. Ended up with 15% p.skill power and it's night and day. You adena gain might be getting bottle necked elsewhere.
  2. Leveling Clan

    Outside of having a few members win hero, grind. Recruit and grind. Hope your members even bother doing clan quests oh yah... and grind.
  3. Streamers

    These ^, pretty much. What would you want to watch? "My Auto killing things for 4 hours while I run errands" ? "Watch me capture Zariche every mon-thrus unopposed" ? While I'll admit pvp and sieges can be very exciting all it takes is one lineage 2 "vet" to show up and wipe the field. The gaps between competitive tiers is humongous. You can be equipped with 500 billion to 1 trillion ($10,000-$20,000) in gear and still get one shot regularly, mostly outside of invincibility cool downs. Where, those on the lower tiers have absolutely zero chance and while I do think sometimes raging content is entertaining, It gets old watching someone get mad, fast. There's also the problems of giving away too much information and stream sniping. But in the end, the demographic isn't large enough to put the effort into it. Not to mention the hate and trolling that would come along with putting yourself out there. The losses just outweigh the gain, by far. If NCWest made their prices reasonable to the average consumer, I would climb every hill in the world and cry far and wide, "Play Lineage 2, it's a great game!" While I still believe it's a great game NCWests' particular monetization policy caters to the literal 1% or, if you're insane you can try to play for free and take years to equip yourself enough to kill anything past 105 in pve just; forget about PVP. NOT TO MENTION the difference of demographics between Live servers considering now we have to compete across servers for Oly. Chronos has a much more vibrant and less expensive market over all, probably because Americans in general purchase more. While on Naia you have a market stifled by lack of interest in L2 store and an over abundance of adena, leading lower level players to go against EULA or chance losing their hard earned money on the L2 Store casino.
  4. Red Cat's Eye

    Some post-thread thoughts. This post also led me to think about how I cringe when people ask me what I'm playing these days. It's really hard to admit because the second I say, they get interested then I have to go on and tell them that to be even mildly competitive they'll have to invest around ten thousand USD. Now as I've said in past posts, I have no problems spending money on my hobbies and things I enjoy but the entry barrier for competition in this game is ludicrous. Worse, I could suggest they just go full PVE... then what's the point of L2? There's far better PVE mmos out there. So I just stay quiet or give a vague answer. I honestly wish I could recommend new players to this game. I wish I could tell the world, "Play Lineage 2. You won't regret it." And perhaps there's still some truth to that statement however, NCWests particular monetization practice just seems far too unethical for me or anyone to recommend. It's a love-hate relationship. I freaking love Lineage 2. Like, love. There's lots to love about it. More, I would argue, than there is to hate about it. It's just that the few things that are worthy of hate are just so heavy on the scale it's starting to weigh down the more and more I think on it.
  5. Red Cat's Eye

    So here we are, Brooch event again. Now, I'm not terribly experienced with brooch event. When I came back to the game Lineage 2 was in the middle of one. I do recall buying a pack but overall, selling everything for adena. This time, I decided to participate genuinely. So, ordered a few packs from the L2 Store, I did. Opened something like 600 boxes and received all of... 3 Red Cat's Eye. Okay great, maybe it's just my luck, huh? So lets take to the server market and explore! Nothing. What the heck??? Absolute abundance on everything but Red Cat's Eye... To the point you see like ten people spamming in "& for Red Cat's only to not ever receive a reply. So not only is the gem combine rate absolutely bonkers, event pricier than the average gamer spends the ENTIRE year for the master pack but melee players totally get boned out of the best gem for the class. Or, if lucky see a red cat's eye at 800% the markup of any Gem on the market. What a joke. I'm not asking for a greater cat's right out of the box for $100 but holy s... And we sit here and wonder why all gems over lv 5 are 100's of billions and only the richest of the rich can afford to even consider. And this, coming from someone who's relatively wealthy. The thing is NCSoft, there's such a thing as losers fatigue. Living with a high density of casinos in the area, I've seen plenty rise and fall. Nobody likes a casino that never pays out and your argument of "Well you win every time!" could be said the same for any casino. You go in and experience all these great sensations and get free drinks! You're a winner every time..! Anyway, not so sure I'll be participating in any more pay events. Competition be damned. I'm tired, tired of spending and getting a damn thing while you have literal gods walking around servers untouchable. Which is why I really can't blame those that buy adena from shady sites. Why pay NCSoft when you're not rewarded for supporting the game you love? Also just to mention, if NCWest is operating in parts of the EU, why are they able to get around the loot box chances regulations? Shouldn't I be able to see the .00005% chance I have to receive a Red Cat's out of each box? Anyway, my bitter rant is over. Your casino is played out, maybe it's time to move on and stop giving money to this obvious scam?? Lineage 2, where the rich stay rich and don't have to spend a dime because they control all in game assets, and everyone else is left to spend tens of thousands of dollars just to have the ability to NOT get one shot in pvp by said rich.
  6. God Accessory 

    Two tries, almost a third before I talked myself out of it and put the adena to work elsewhere. No luck. Seems the servers are drying up on forbidden secret books as well so expect price to go up. Classic Lineage 2. It has always been a gamble, just -- the stakes matured with the demographic. It's a good way, now that blowing up weapons and armor is pretty much not a thing, to take wealth out of the economy. Which is a very important dynamic for any mmo economy.
  7. The Spoil Rate highly reduced

    lol is that what you took away from that post? Oh man... Exactly my point. You're not main-ing Fortune Seekers, you're boxing them for extra profit. Good on NCsoft for making this move. People complain the class is dead/dying.. Then complain you actually have to put effort into it to make a profit.. Which one do you want? Do you want the class to strive or are you guys just *itching because you can't make adena with your box OFS?
  8. Damaged spellbooks

    Damaged spellbook drops have been removed from the game, it was in the patch notes.
  9. The Spoil Rate highly reduced

    So, they reduced spoil loot table for anything under 105 and increased it for anything over 105, what's the problem? Oh you mad you can't compete now? Or that you're not making that easy adena with your paulinas equipped OFS anymore? Working as intended as far as I'm concerned. They inverted the demographics and as someone that actually plays OFS this is nothing but good news. I'm actually getting spoils now. This is like getting angry you can't kill lv 110 mobs at 99. Yeah, it's by design. Build a challenge wall and weed out those trying to take advantage of the system. Also, what DD will out DPS a similarly geared OFS in PvE?? lol.. You know we get 30% pve damage as a class passive, right?
  10. The Spoil Rate highly reduced

    Seems to be a change in the demographics able to spoil for profit. It was great between 85 through about 102 then there was a huge drop off. Maybe a few spoils every thousand mobs. From reports would seem they did this to prevent people from rolling a fortune seeker for easy profit instead of actually playing the class as a main. Spoils have went up ten fold in areas I hunt. A day of spoils yeilds about 1500 mats of various types now, all lv4. Where before, like mentioned, successful spoils were a rarity. Honestly this is a great move. Drives demand for genuine Fortune Seekers.
  11. This is a huge nerf

    Can confirm a bit less on adena, a bit less on general parts drops. But a pretty big gain in spoils Dorfies are back, baby!
  12. for a more fun game

    No. Not to be sexist here but you sound like you want everyone to have a participation trophy. That's not and will never be how Lineage 2 operates. At it's core it's a competitive pvp game. Grueling competition is what drives the market. The game you're requesting has been made, time and time again.. and honestly, if you think that buying adena is even an option.. You're already a write off. Twisting the world to fit your needs instead of settling in for the ride is something a Karen would do. Don't be a Karen. Don't like wars and being grieved? Fish or run instances. PVE is the means, not the end.
  13. New player :D

    Play what you want to play. At the end of the day it's not going to be a groups character, it's going to be yours. Everyone who's anyone has a box ISS, sure. I'm also sure that about 80% of those players would swap out a box ISS for an active player quickly. Not to mention the huge gap in demand at the end game, particularly PVP.
  14. Been a good few months so decided to go all out for this event. Dropped a significant chunk of change on tickets to take my gamble. I won't go into specifics but think mortgage payment type money. Pretty sure best reward I received was maybe a Talisman of Longing. Or maybe the low grade Taurus.. Now, I pretty much knew what I was getting into. Seems the odds haven't changed since they used to do this type of event on a website portal (GoD). Doesn't change the fact that these odds are something else, almost soul crushing. Now, just left with a bitter taste in your mouth thinking about how to hawk all of these garbage rewards. If you're smart you wont gamble. You'll sell your tickets and win every time. Let the idiots like me gamble. I could rant for days on a myriad of reasons NCwest seems to be taking advantage of mid-low tier players while coddling if not conspiring with top tier players to monopolize in game assets but I wont. I will say the rise in adena sellers seems to coincide with the rise in players and the want to compete. Question is NCWest, are you going to reduce prices and increase the volume of sales or maybe increase the odds with such high entry price (about $20 for one gold ticket roll.)? Or will you continue to shaft your paying population of players in an irrational ambition of wider margins? I love this game but the risk vs reward just isn't justified.
  15. https://www.lineage2.com/news/fortune-reading-game-2019 For those curious of the event mechanics.. Kind of ridiculous it's taking this long to post official event page. Just coincide these rules with Jujis' list posted here in thread. Just bump up the participation lv to 95 and they should be about the same. Again, with the updated reward list.