Bloodstryke Posted February 26, 2021 Share Posted February 26, 2021 I cane back to L2 after a very lengthy break. All my surviving toons were moved to Naia but I can’t really play them as they only have up to S gear and certainly not enough $$to buy even basic R so I created new toons and leveled with the free gear very fast to 99 BUT that’s where it slowed down almost to a stop. With that little bit of grinding I still don’t have the $$ to upgrade. The xp gain for my party of two was probably less than 1/100 of a percent. decided to try classic. What a mistake. Go to the areas you are supposed to quest in such as abandoned camp (or anywhere there is a concentration of mobs) and it is absolutely overrun with farmers. I’ve got a melee character and there is no way I can compete even if I put it on auto hunt. the elf caster classes whip out spells at a rate that beats my foot travel to the mob. I remember a time when NCSoft banned accts for automated play other than basic macros but now they include it in the game so farmers don’t even need a third party program. that leads us normal players to either accept the super extended grind because of reduced xp gains or visit that nice little L2 store. I understand that this is a business and they are in it to make money but FFS normal players can’t compete without forking over cash just to be able to grind. IMHO this WAS the best MMORPG out there, even when I paid monthly. It still is the best as far as graphics, mechanics, and general game play, but NCSofts greed ruined the average players ability to compete with the farmers and use the economy . where does that leave us? Using auto hunt to get some scraps from the farmers until we can level high enough to do parties in other areas maybe? I dunno, but I’m hoping there is something better in a few levels. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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