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dime    15

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.

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dime    15

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.

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KissMyKnife    83
On 11/14/2019 at 9:53 PM, dime said:

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 literal 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.

sry bro for make this post, l2 isnt expensive, try search this word on google "most expensive mmorpg to play", l2 its cheap if you want to be top.

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Trixas    9

I remember when they introduced red and blue cats eye ,u would go buy a pack and were included as part of a reward! Same thing happened if i m not wrong for a couple of promotions ( at least one or two after ) and after that .....lets say if u would get one out of the box u won lottery !

Also are they are the only ones still to upgrade with combine ,unless they changed something at the npc but i doubt ! So yeah they are expensive as hell since they are rare and fail combine a lot :/

ps. red must be still way more expensive than blue though ( i havent gone around market yet with current event )

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mixa    350

Red cat eye was never in abundance and even it was as a bonus in some version of the promo (mentioned above).

If you weren't narrowing down your target so much, you wouldn't have missed.

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I agree with your publication "dime"
The same thing happened to me, I hate myself with the great sapphire and it frustrated me a lot in not getting it, but in the end I managed to make the sapphire lvl 5 and I hope in a few months to make another one and if I don't wait for another event and I don't invest much money in the events max 100 dollars I have family to support and real life is ahead of any game.
and by the way I like the good weather that is breathed both in the forum and in the game the change has come very well
all as in life is to adapt and prioritize

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