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Looking back at the last post that you made about a year ago (which you might or not care about by now), here are my 2 cents:
I knew some years ago to the point even Kabam seems like a good company in comparison.
I don’t know if Kabam are better than Deca in overall (in fact in some cases, I view them one is no better than each other). I will explain down below. Note I don’t h8 Deca themselves but some actions really triggered me off even as a P2W:
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.
As in 2021… this is still the case, regardless chest or 1.5x drop/exp event and especially recently when there were LoD and Tomb event. Guess what next couple days later? Another events, all have to do with souped up droprates.
You might not know this but during the CLib event that we had back in June 6… Deca shadow-nerfed the dungeon droprate from gods without letting us to know about it. It took many more gods (more than just Beholders) to drop the respective dungeon that we were looking for than before the event.
Now I do understand that Deca need those $$$ to keep their game afloat but that just exposed one of their dark side (could or could not be but who knows). I myself threw 1.5 grands of USD to this game not just for my personal gain but also to help out the (penniless) F2P’s to keep on going.
And I am going to be absolutely frank here, keys are not worth your dollars unless you are Exalting your character. Other than that, they are use 'n forget kind of thing.
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.
You haven’t see the worst part. Couple weeks ago, the Shop was selling FPs for 1k+ realm gold as a 77% discount if bought separately. But if we added the cost together from separate FPs, it was completely different than the advertising. Some dude in Reddit posted about the fraud advertising and Deca changed it (except it happened again not too long later on).
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.
Looking at what Seelpit replied back then, powercreeping is inevitable. It’s either not bringing new contents and players go bye-bye or powercreeping itself also make players go bye-bye.
- GGuard outstrips MBane in most cases (4 less DPS stats but giving 10 more Def and 7 Speed)
- Divinity that outstrips Indomptable and A.S.S
- Enforcer that outcompetes all other UT Katanas (it got nerfed but still remaining powerful).
- Ballistic Star that almost replaced Knight as you mentioned.
- Lumiaire’s DPS beats every single other wands.
- And many more that you did and did not mentioned.
Now I do understand that items drops from the hardest dungeon should be the best, outstripping and rendering some old UT’s obsolete is not a good choice either. I do have ideas to buff the old UT’s to get them back on track with today’s meta like giving DBow a charging shot ability.
And it’s not just powercreeping issue, Oryx’s Sanctuary became today’s meta because its extremely high risk-to-reward ratio. Once you can raid O3 consistently, there is no point of raiding other dungeons that are not for Exaltations.
(Getting a bit off topic here)…
BTW, because of the O3 meta, a good number of endgame Realmers doesn’t even farm their own rainbows anymore. Remember when Realmers were advertising “Selling 6-8 Speeds for a normal Life pot” back in late 2019 to early 2020 on USW2? Now it’s “Buying 3 Wis/Vit for 1 GLife.”
Think about this, endgame Realmers relies on their casual (non-endgame) counterparts to get them back on track (aka OPing for rainbows), but guess what? Now almost everyone does the same thing, rainbows became so expensive because very few player who are willing to farm for them.
Some dudes argue that it’s much easier to get an 8/8 character but when you want rainbows using your Lives and Manas to buy them, you won’t get much than it was back in late 2019. Whenever I need those 2 potions, I still sell rainbows by the 2019 pricing (when LH was the meta, bad but at least better than what we have today). Unpopular opinion but I’d rather to grind more rainbows than grinding less.
Lastly, I am myself who is Exalting Samu via Discord (26/40 at the moment), but when it comes to recovering from an unexpected death from Exaltation dungeons or whenever I am not Discord raiding, me farming up pots like a casual Realmer. Zero lies.