Yuffers Posted October 29, 2018 Share Posted October 29, 2018 Am I the only one, or does it seem like this is a completely custom version of lineage that is light-years away from what it is meant to be? I could put a comprehensive list of differences together, but off the top of my head, a few key things is more than enough to see why this is not classic lineage. - For starters, I want to point out that I started playing L2 11 years ago, and I most recently played Lineage 2 Revolution for the greater part of a year and the business model of the new classic version is strikingly similar to Revolution. I came here to quit L2R, not have more of the same dumbed down version of what Lineage used to be with a freemium aspect. - PVP and PK is completely broken. One of the best parts of Lineage was killing a chaotic player and practically having to change your underwear when you see that shiny weapon or piece of armor sitting on the ground and picking it up. I'm sure a lot of you would agree that this alone one one of the biggest factors when it came to pvp. And because you cannot severely punish people who Pk, along with the fact that PK removal scrolls are available for next to nothing completely ruins the excitement and weight of doing any form of PVP. You die here and "shrug, ohh well lol.. - I don't need to get into a lot of detail about the drop/spoil rates as I'm sure everyone at this point is well aware of how broken it is. I feel as if it's a COMPLETE custom drop rate geared towards getting people to purchase VIP status to get increased rates of which simple math and statistics is showing that rates are basically unaffected by your status as a VIP. Hmmmmm.... It's almost like you are paying for nothing... Why is it that illegal servers have better files from older versions of the game than the actual owners of the game do?? The answer is simple, "Give us your money and screw you, we do not value you as a customer". NCsoft could have a better team of developers if they hired a bunch of private dev's living in basements that work on illegal servers FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME! We were all fooled into believing that this would be a "classic" experience - RECIPES!! And this one really bothers me.. Recipes are useless now.. You used to require a recipe as part of crafting an item. Not just to learn how to craft it, you need one also as part of the materials for making the item. Now it's one-and-done, learn the recipe then sell all your duplicates to the grocery store (or post them wayyy overpriced in a player shop for them not to sell is the theme so far D=) Yes, because the rates for spoiling and getting recipes as drops is broken, but the ones you can manage to get are useless after the first drop and this does a lot of damage to the economy and weight of crafting. - Teleportation is free until lvl 40, need I say more - Buffs are broken. They must have done some funky custom stuff to all the buffs in the game because 55% is more like 5% and that is so uncool. I have spoken with a lot of players who say they don't even buff anymore because the time and mana used on them cuts into profit. In fact, why even have buffers right?? Why not just sell WW buff potions and be done with buffs, ohh and we can call it Goddess of Destruction... This is pathetic! - Why is it that when I look at my map every raid boss is alive? Lineage was a game where raids were ALWAYS top priority. What do you do end game - raid, what do you gear for- raids (and siege) What do you WANT to do - RAID!!! I want a full drop and I want to earn it, and I want that feeling of satisfaction you get from doing something difficult and being rewarded for succeeding. I will admit that I haven't participated in any raids on the classic servers yet but the fact the nobody is killing them says a lot. My gut feeling is that the drop rates for items from them is so low that it's not worth doing, and the difficulty of the bosses themselves has been raised making it nearly impossible to do in a reasonable manor. Nobody is going to use 2k shots in an alliance party of 18 to get a few armor enchants and MAYBE get one full drop to split among 17 other people. I believe this is why none of the RB's are getting farmed. Even on illegal servers I played on in the past you would have to watch spawn timers and fight a group of players for nearly every RB. I don't believe for one second that everyone is content with farming the same mobs with broken drop rates 24/7 and not doing raids. I could go on and get into details but this short list of things pretty much ruins every aspect of the game. This is not classic, and if NC doesn't get their crap together and start thinking about things like customer satisfaction then they are going to miss out on a freaking GOLDMINE! A little bit of care goes a long way. I was really excited when I heard about classic, and I made the mistake so many of us made and bought into it. I would compare this experience to being at a restaurant and ordering a steak, and when the food arrives it's a mc'donalds McChicken sandwich on a paper plate. It's like those scams online where you think you are ordering a CD, but you get a picture of a CD. It's like ordering a recliner, and receiving a doll house miniature. I might stick around until the 14th of November for what was mentioned in today's emergency maintenance about fixing adena drop rates, but there are so many things broken I really don't see it being fixable. Look at Oldschool Runescape NCSoft!!! They are making a huge profit going on like 5 years strong now by simply providing a safe environment for people to enjoy a polished product they know and love. You guys messed up bigtime, and I guess this is nothing new to the company but for the love of all things sacred DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE. It's not too late to stop be a malicious-backstabbing-heartless-cold-calculated machine. I have the worst case of blueballs from getting my hopes up for this game I might have to go somewhere like Skelth to itch this scratch. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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