The attuned models should look the same. They are just enchantable
yes, other than color, they do
yes, other than color, they do
Edited by: Azlin217 over 1 year ago
Later crafting recipes, dropped or otherwise, have ridiculous requirements for Titan runes. I can understand the large requirements for the more easily obtained materials and that good equipment should have somewhat difficult-to-fulfill requirements, but to craft this level 45 Shadruned Glaive I just got the pattern for, for instance, I need 125 Archrunes of Titan. This is not at all feasible, not only considering the quality of the weapon, but also considering the time it would take to gather all those runes.
First, let's say that I did take the time to grind out all those BAMs. I would have to ensure that, for Archrunes, I was killing level 40-50 BAMs at around the same level due to the drop system giving severely reduced drops for those not within 5 or so levels of the monster. That means I have to get a party to kill them in a reasonable amount of time, since soloing would take an even longer time if it was even possible to do so, and a party significantly reduces the chance that I'll end up with any given Archrune drops. Even if people are willing to just give them to me, which is highly unlikely, it would take a several hours for even a party of 5 to farm 125 of them, and I doubt many people have so much patience to keep killing the same BAMs over and over again for so long. TERA is a great game because, unlike other MMOs, it doesn't require extensive, tedious grinding. As it is a true action combat MMO, the appeal of the game is to constantly face new challenges and enviornments, not stagnate on one level or area like this.
Even if they did choose to stay in one area and farm Archrunes, by the time that one person had 125 of them, the entire party would be severely over-leveled for whatever zone they were in, considering how much EXP BAMs give. What's more, if I somehow mustered the patience and time to solo so many BAMs, as a single person getting all the EXP meant for a party I would probably have to move on to higher level BAMs before I got all 125 runes due to the aforementioned drop system. I can't go back when I am a much higher level to expedite soloing either, since the BAMs just wouldn't drop the runes. Not that Iâ€™d want to anyway since by then Iâ€™d certainly have replaced the axe.
Now letâ€™s assume I decided to buy the runes from other players. As Iâ€™m writing this at 12:02am on May 4th, there are a total of 56 Archrunes of Titan on the Frost Reach serverâ€™s Trade Broker. Note that this is abnormal; during the day, thereâ€™s likely to be far fewer runes. These range from 3 to 7 gold each. Assuming I bought all 125 at 3 gold each, thatâ€™s 375 gold. Thatâ€™s a ridiculous amount of gold for a level 45 axe. On the Trade Broker right now is a level 44 Bonebreaker axe, which is significantly better than this Shadruned Glaive in every way, for 30 gold. That same amount buys me 10 Archrunes, which is a fraction of what I'd need to craft the glaive. So given the choice between spending 375 gold or numerous hours farming and getting a mediocre axe at 45, I could instead sell all my runes, or just not buy them in the first place, and buy this superior 30 gold axe a level earlier. Do you see the issue here? And the recipe for the level 50 Weighty Shadowaxe requires 219 Archrunes of Titan. Thatâ€™s 657 gold-worth of runes, and by the time I can use that, I have access to Keyrunes of Titan-based equipment anyway, which is much better.
As it stands, it is exponentially more expensive to craft equipment than to just buy similar items. There is literally no point to crafting right now, unless oneâ€™s point was to waste time and money on equipment that is easily replaceable within a few levels. These amounts need to be reviewed and lowered significantly. Please look into this and patch it as quickly as possible. I would like to at least craft something both useful and worthwhile before I hit max level, and Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™m not the only one.
This thread really does need as much attention as it can get as the points brought up are all extremely valid and should definitely be addressed.
At the very least make the requirements soloable. Like stated above, you shouldn't need a full guild farming just for one person to be able to craft.