Well, lets be honest.
This game dont have new players. Only addicted ppl remain.
GF overall don't care at this point. Look at shop, look at new rng boxes. Its ridiculous.
Whales are happy cuz they can spend heavy cash, get (maybe) things they need.
But even whales have their limits.
This game is in bad state. Aion 8.0 will be the end.
THIS. I wish my addiction to this game would go away
Far as I'm aware, they increased the rewards you can get with Battlefield coins. Also your Katalam/Dumaha level does not drop so you can easily get high level to buy stuff. A bot just got released that lets you afk farm with your char for insignias.
You call spending 30 insignia on one single item easily obtainable? How much time do you need to gather 30 insignia? What other items do you need from those vendors and you can't get because you have to spend so much on a single item? Just because something is there, for the illusion that you can get so much stuff, it doesn't mean that in reality you will get that stuff.
Same as with these apostle fragments, as it's just there for false hopes. If you don't have gear > stigmas > daevanion skills all +15, you're wasting your time buying those apostle fragments because it wouldn't improve your situation after 2 years and it will hinder your overall progress. Not even with +15 all of the above it's guaranteed to win an instance. You can't even buy those fragments if you are not geared, as you might get a maximum 1 coin from pvp instances most of the time and that goes toward either weekly enchantment stone, stigma enchantment stones or daevanion books. Those pvp instances take quite some time every single day, time that would be needed to progress elsewhere. This is some tedious work and most of the time you have to pick up one type of progression, as you can't progress in parallel when you don't have the time, and limited instances/resources.
And about promises, we got promised more sources of stuff and less rng when we had instances loot and instances fragments. The opposite has happened so far. Less fragments, no more loot from mobs in instances, less fragments, and more rng overall. Most of the stuff was moved to cash shop. So then, we can already see where the other sources might be. I don't know why this game is getting worse and worse, even for players already having some of the things and progressing towards others.
The whole point of the game is to frustrate the playerbase by slowing and restricting their progress in-game so that they are forced to spend money in the shop. The game needs to make profit after all.
They entice the playerbase too by providing multiple layers of RNG and those who get lucky with such (i.e. ulti transformation) give hope to the less fortunate ones that maybe, they too, can be lucky. It's like the lottery! A lot of us buy a ticket hoping we would be the next millionaire. After all, it's not completely impossible right? Someone won. Therefore, we can too (maybe).
This is how the game is now. Except, I'd rather gamble my real money for real money; not for some pixelated game that sooner or later gonna get shut down anyway
also use kaisinel/marchutan potion, go to a place with no people, jump 3 times and do /roll until you get below 10
This way you please all mighty RNG God. If you do all that and it still fails, it means somebody angered him and blood sacrifices have to be made. You must go to lakrum and slaughter innocent low geared enemies to earn back His favour:
xD I can't....this is too much xD
Nevermind. I looked it up on YouTube and the rewards are pretty darn sweet and highly useful for progression. No wonder GF won't bring it to us lol them 100% socketing/enchanting stones and transformation contracts are way too valuable, they'd lose out on shop sales xD
may i ask what's special with shattered abyssal splinter?
For many years since Deyla (now Stormwing) was formed, it has been the most populous server on EU. But just these last few weeks, the numbers have drastically lowered to a point that Odin is now the largest server. Additionally, Sillus has the biggest change and the biggest drop of numbers as it was much populated, with a player-count close of that to Stormwing.
I think we can all agree about the possible reasons why:
1. The biggest reason: Frustration over Katalam Sieges which a lot of players are unable to attend due to limited entry.
2. Frustration over morphing enchantment stones. It's much significantly slower to farm stones specially PvE stones now.
3. Frustration over the lack of rank A minions due to the removal of world drops which was welcomed greatly by the playerbase.
4. The mobs in Inggison/Gelkmaros that are killed to farm EXP for Insignia of Experience are much slower to kill, slowing the progress needed for people to gear up. You need a lot of Insignia of Experience to buy valuable items.
5. Lag. Not the biggest gamebreaker but the lags are just........
Are there any planned solutions to tackle this rapid decline? How long do you think can this game last? I know people have said the game is dead since 3.x but this time, it literally feels like it's on the brink of dying.
Just a small recap about last stigma event.
27-05 - Event came after maintenance wednesday.
27-05 - No stigma bundles in the cash shop
27-05 - Everybody went on discord to buy from other players that had massive amounts
28-05 - Everybody had full +15 the next day because players sold for 50cent each try
30-05 - Finally bundles on cash shop, but nobody needed them anymore
03-06 - You almost made no money and on top of that event only lasted one week
I mean it's obviously a marketing mistake. If you want to make money, stigma events need to be more often and longer so players can atleast impulse buy for alts or whatsoever. Also waiting so long means players will mass up stigma stones from gold ingots and sell cheaper then your shop and there is nothing you can do about it.
Anyway thank you for last event, I really hope there will be more and longer events in the near future Galeas
why give them ideas bro?
The dungeon coins that goes in our quest cube does not stack! They take 1 slot per each coin when there's a 102 limit on the quest cube.
I dislike the nerfed drops
I like....hmm I don't know yet
So I came back to the game for the patch, only to realise I have no ways to get S rank minion anymore and am behind everyone else who does by 10.000 HP + other stats
Why remove the world drops when you have no other source of lvl4 minions ? And now I'm supposed to what, wait 5 months till GF figures out a new way for us to obtain lvl4minions? Or wait a year till I get enough A minionites? :]
Good start ... Galeas you should just add the world drops back to Ingisson ASAP, along with the fix to reroll AoA accessories.
welcome back Noctis and sorry that's unfortunate that you miss it. The only way to farm for rank S minion would be to gather a lot of Rank A minions + Rank A Minionites and level them up. This would be a VERY slow process
I've enchanted Call Lightning and Life Binding to +12 with less than 30 stigma enchantment stones...It's really random RNG
I played with u in Makarna I didn't know you were a returnee. Also, my heart sank upon hearing you getting Kaisinel contract fusing 2 legendary transformations while I've been trying since they introduced the transformation system back in 6.2 which was 2018...20 FU**ING 18 xD
is the extreme gear tradable or non-tradeable?
You are asking the wrong question here Max.
To complete PWHM, firstly you will need a competent premade. If you just wanna kill first boss, or maybe even the 2nd then LFG would be doable, hard but doable.
Also practice group healing as cleric, that's more important than some reachable stats. It's pointless to have 10k HB if you're only using AOE heal
lower HB is perfectly fine, but defence is a must have. You will not survive jotuns skills with low defs (and you cannot avoid them, the boss picks his target at rando)
This is very helpful. I've completed the PWHM cubes apart from Prigga. I am gonna wait till 7.5 hits because pointless farming Starlight now when there will be new accessories incoming.