This may seem pretty melodramatic, but I’m honestly beyond the point of caring if I’m seen as a whiny bitch. This company has gone far beyond what I expected to harm the game I knew some years ago to the point even Kabam seems like a good company in comparison. I’m absolutely fed up now if I wasn’t before.
The absurd amount of events was just the start of everything. They funneled more, and more, and more, and more, and more, and more, and more, and more, and more, and more, and more, and more, and more, to the point that it feels like doing events is the only way to get items anymore. Not just to myself, there’s plenty of people I’ve seen that feel the same way about that. It’s only gotten absurdly worse now, with there basically always being an event running, and it infuriates me that this game has become so fueled by them that they’re more of a cash grab on the surface than the likes of EA. Hell, even their chests are stupid; the old ST sets have boxes that just say “(Class) ST Box”, while the new ones are referred to by set name instead, which is manipulative advertising if I’ve ever seen it.
Then it became a lot of the new items, much like the proc effect ones and things like Hirejou Tenne. There wasn’t any sort of attempt to balance out most of these, and for every single case, they are either absolutely horrible or nearing the point of breaking the game. This was especially true for a lot of the Alien stuff, then the armor from the new Huntress Set and the Helm from the new Warrior Set. It got collectively harder to bear these terrible attempts at balance with how much I’ve dealt with balance in the past.
And now we have Oryx’s Sanctuary. This dungeon is absolutely jam-packed full of items that are meta defining all on their own with a single exception that I found, that being the ring for the Priest set. The tiered items? Who cares about any of them outside of the dagger? All of them are absolutely nuts, and quite a lot of them just straight up replace completely different classes, like the Tome which does so much damage I think someone added an extra 0 and forgot to take it off but just kept it in there anyways. In case you’re wondering, a maximum Wisdom build on a Sorcerer while using Scepter of Devastation is 600 Damage LESS than this Tome, AND IT STILL HEALS. The Wand does more damage than Sword of Majesty on Paladin when it’s used on a PRIEST. On Sorcerer, with good gear, it can beat a maximum DPS Warrior LITERALLY FOREVER. And that isn’t even mentioning all the other
meta game breaking items like everything in the Knight set, the Armor that makes Rogues able to permanently be cloaked, the Katana that outright replaces Celestial, a Star that’s just absurdly powerful to the point it could probably replace Knight almost entirely, another Armor that turns Tenne into a little wimp when you have Healing, a ring that out-DPSes Crown while being infinitely better for surviving, a Spell that does 10K DAMAGE, and so much more. It physically is hurting my brain trying to deal with how severely unbalanced all of these are, and the dungeon is coming out TODAY.
I cannot handle DECA’s antics beyond this point. Time after time, I’ve wanted to wait and maybe see if they’d try and handle things better, but they’ve gotten progressively worse and worse. This is the breaking point. I cannot stomach playing this much more, and I refuse to. I’m only going to be playing until my Mystic is either completed or dies trying, and then I’m done. I’m over all of this. It’s too much.
And no, I won’t be posting on the Ideas Section either, for multiple reasons. The main one being that people steal things from there, as I’ve pointed out in my public announcement, but also because I’d rather not even bother with the chance that DECA would use some of my ideas whether they ask or not.
If you move this to the Farewell Thread, mods, make sure to add the Topic name at the top at size 5 and with bold/italics. I’m not going to bother updating the post (except once, used a wrong word) or replying to anything.