Some of you are pretty funny, with your sweeping generalizations about what kind of person I am because I disagree with you on a single item of online-game courtesy.
Hopefully you'll go out and feed a hungry child just to prove you're a better person than I am, then something useful will have happened.
Last edited by trinta; 02-29-2012 at 03:26 PM.
I'm not quite sure if this is all in response to me, so I apologize. I never called anybody immoral, and I definitely never whined and cried when it was done to me, so I can only assume that hypocrisy line is a general statement about the internet.
The guy I was responding to has not been here for previous events. As far as I can tell, the complaints behind this issue are mostly from *returning* players who simply aren't aware of how it's gone down previously, and why things were initially done the way they were done. And that's fine, I'm always glad to have returning players, I'm just saying, let's not talk like we're veterans on the subject when we're not.
I'll take that.
Trion listens to it's customers, and I totally give them props for it. I'll gladly come back in Phase 5 and point out all the examples of pinatas simply not being touched and sometimes staying spawned for hours (just like the previous two events, which included unnerfed rewards) because there's no longer any incentive, though.
Last edited by ShinChuck; 02-29-2012 at 03:40 PM.
So, it seems people think that just because after a week or two the level 50's stop farming the low level zones because they don't care anymore, that it's alright. I'll use another theme park analogy here. You and I both pay for entrance to the park one morning. Oh, but because you are older, you are allowed to choose whatever rides you want to ride first, and I have to wait until the afternoon before I get a chance to ride anything. If you think that's okay and fair, then nothing anyone can say is going to show you the light.
I really hope Trion removes all rewards from grey-con mobs. Achievement credit only, no notoriety gains, no exp, no coin or loot. That is the ONLY fair way to do it.
Last edited by Cikala; 02-29-2012 at 04:44 PM.
Maybe they (the 50s) are ruining your game experience. Maybe not. It doesn't matter but to say that's the ONLY fair way to do it is wrong.
Heck, there was even a video posted by a player here a few weeks back showing his exact artifact path from Meridian, as a level 50 character, doing it daily simply for coin, which he openly admitted. To me, that is greed and leaves a sour taste in new players mouths who are new to the game and looking to enjoy all forms of content.
As far as you going back on your main character and finishing sets, I am completely fine with that, hence why I said artifacts should only stop being attainable AFTER one has collected them for needed sets (if more than 1 set with the same artifact they should be allowed to collect more until ALL sets are complete that use that same artifact).
As for the rest of your pitiful attempts at sarcasm, I will just leave it alone as the reinforcement you are apparently seeking far exceeds any need of mine to make a point about the greeediness of high level players monopolizing low level items from level adequate players.
It's the point that peoples self entitlement over the internet when they are behind a PC far supersedes what they would justify in the real world where their actions would quickly be met with counteractions that would more than likely leave them with a black eye. But since they are behind a monitor, they can /lol and /rude while simply striding away on their mounts feeling superior in a video game. If this was a full blown PvP game with open loot, I highly doubt you would be seeing many of the players doing that exact thing because they would then actually be held accountable for their actions.
If you kill a Grey Pinata you get 1-5 Beads - That's it. (there was a bug allowing 7-15..but that was still it)
If you kill a Green + Pinata you get 7-15 Beads + 8-15 Beads, Plus a chance at all the old goodies.
We are well aware of the fact that players will take advantage of what they perceive to be easier ways to get free loot, but at the same time I wanted to allow people who may be out helping new friends out to get something. I honestly figured that 50s would view low level pinata smashing as a waste of time, and well, it is! Also bear in mind that we haven't had a World Event live for a few weeks and people get excited about them! After the first day or two the farm fest always slows down or moves to the proper locations.
Enjoy the Carnival!!
Game Designer - Live Content
Also, while it may be less profitable for a 50 to smash a level 10 mob (of any sort), it could still work out better (or at least little or no worse) in the long run than taking far longer to kill a 'green' mob, this is why there are still 50s in Freemarch even after you supposedly 'fixed' things.