Basically this is just a matter of opinion of how people view the game. EnMasse is basically taking the stance:
Time Output = Result Outcome
As opposed to traditional MMO upgrading of:
Time Output x Risk Factor = Result Outcome
Personally I disagree with EnMasse's stand point because i think people should rewarded for taking risk, as it is shown in our real world, people who take risks usually benefit from the rewards. Whether people think it is fair or not is up to interpretation but whether you've spent more or less time than the average player to get where you're at is a risk you're willing to take and adds more emotion into the game. We've now dumbed down the equipment system for Tera and made it completely linear. There is no reason ever NOT to upgrade your gear because there is absolutely no down-side to it. You won't be able to really separate a certain type of player to another now since everyone end-game will be quite similar in terms of gear.
This for most people seem fine because I think the current trend for video games is to make things easier to learn and pick up for the general gamer. It's kind of a socialist point of view and reflects the culture of EnMasse in thinking we should all hold hands. This kind of makes it harder for certain individuals to stand out since when we see people with +12 gear now we don't think "Oh wow that guy took a lot of balls to get that equipment." Because there is no risk factor it's just "Oh that guy must have spent awhile in this game" and we just shake it off like it's not a real accomplishment.
TLDR; I don't think EnMasse did was wrong, but I just simply don't agree with it. People who take risks should be rewarded for doing so.
What I'm actually concerned about is the potential inflation of the economy. If the amount of gold and quest rewards does not go up, people may raise the base price for whites/greens/blues because people will be spamming them like crazy since there is no downside really to failing an enchant now. However if all the powders shoot up in price, people may be less willing to pay for this gear thus pulling the prices back down. It really makes me think about how much Chronoscrolls will be priced at in the auction.
Edited by: Atlasia
over 1 year ago