Lately I have been talking with a lot of players about the server and things they would want changed or updated.. These are some that I have seen a lot.
I will probably get a lot of backlash or hate from this but this is my opinion based on what some other players, and myself have noticed.
Please feel free to give me feedback, If you disagree with something i wrote please say why... Make this a discussion.
- Not knowing what to farm
A lot of players are in a lull because they aren't sure what to farm to make gold. Seems the market is dying. There's are just a few things that sell pretty easily but a lot of the normal farming seems dead and the items that do sell, are still hard to sell considering their prices. (Im planning a farming tutorial type video to show easy places to farm to make decent money to try and help with this one).
- Not much want to level past 60-ish
Most people can make a great amount of money as level 35-60ish mainly thanks to green changer drops and rarity drops in v2 along with moonlights. I know moonlights drop well from any level that can farm them (mainly at lemures) but most players i know and talked to said they prefer to go on a level 60ish character because they feel they get more drops on it.
Zulrah and I did an experiment with his 35 and my 95 ; 3 different ways. He did nothing but farm map2 with his 35 all 3 times for 2 hours. I tried farming metins on new maps, tried hl2 at zins and killing bosses. Everytime the worth of everything he dropped was worth more than what i got. If you can have a level 35 with cheap gear and a nice sword and out-profit a 95 why level? Same with PVM King. I know some players who refuse to level because they would go into the next bracket of the event. The only time I made more than Zulrahs level 35 was when i farmed v2 with my level 61. Theres not much reward for leveling higher than the 60s until you're able to join dungeons.
- Which brings me to my next point; Dungeons!
This will probably be the most controversial topic. I have always been ok with the IP Block. For the most part I am still able to do the dungeons when i want, not as often as i want.. but i can still do them. But thats not the case for a lot of players. I see some players having a very hard time finding partners/groups to do the dungeons. Since the IP block the market prices of some things have gone up a lot, and i know some players who stopped doing the dungeons completely because they would spend hours looking for someone to do it. In my opinion with the server not as populated as it was a year and two years ago the IP block should be removed OR the cooldown timer for dungeons should be lowered.
- Item Mall
Seems since the way to buy TP has changed, it has put some players off of buying. (Some of my friends and guild mates have told me about this issue, I haven't purchased TP in a while myself.) You have to jump through hoops so to speak, to get to paypal purchases... Also have to register with another website. Also I have heard there has been trouble with moble pay but i dont know much about that part.
Also I have noticed a decline in game of Odin rings for sale which in turn raised the prices by almost double what they were this time last year in game. I think if a new item were introduced that would be highly valued (Similar to when the Spirit blessing was added) that more people would purchase TP. Maybe Have two spirit blessings in the item mall, one for TP at a higher price like 15-20k TP along with the 7k MP one. Or rarity add/changers.
Thank you for reading it, if you read it all. This is all in my opinion and the opinion of players I have talked to. Even with the negative things this is still my favorite server I have ever played and in no way am I trying to bash the server. I would love to see the server gain more players and stay open for a long time!!