In other games I have played, CS items were obtainable through raids/instances and such. I would accept this whole transition if it weren't for the crappy drop rate of MWA in the first place. Especially since there are usually 5 of us when 2 MWA drops. If this situation were to play out in the future, who would get it? Simply the RR would distribute it. In as such a small quantity, it wouldn't matter because people could buy it off the specialty vendor in the first place. Instances weren't made to drop MWA alone; instances are aimed at for the gold fodder, crystals, MW scrolls, etc.
Now we are seeing a transition where MWA may still be dropped in instances, but at the same slow drop rate and greed rolling. This needs to change. The P2W model that EME is shooting for here is about to overstep. I'm fine if people want to pay up for cash shop stuff instead of farming it; it's reasonable to instantly get something if you have the money to pay for it. But the flip side of the coin is for the F2P players, who will only have time as their resource for obtaining the same items. However, the time to obtain a CHANCE at about 1-2 MWA per instance run is going to be far outweighed by the convenience of simply paying for it on the CS.
I paid for a full year, expecting to have the same opportunity to level and gear up to the tippy-top tier as the next guy. Now I feel that is all about to change. I am very disappointed if this is how things will turn out.
The only suggestions I could give would be:
a) increase the physical drop rate of CS items (instead of one stack of 2MWA, have bams drop a few separate piles)
b) increase the amount dropped (2MWA? seriously?). it doesn't have to be too drastic, maybe 10-14MW per stack.
c) have them picked up like badges from ToT would be, where everyone got the same amount of badges. (a single stack of 5 practicum badges dropped. Once picked up, everyone in the pt will receive 5 badges).
I hope this company knows where it's going. I welcome the F2P, but not with open arms.
Edited by: Janga
4 months ago