No seriously. Thank you AGS for walking back some of the changes with expertise and current gear.
I’ve said in other posts that people are going to complain no matter what happens, but allowing us to keep the gear score we acquired before the patch is the best move for the entire player base as a whole.
I appreciate the fact that someone is listening and this goes a long way to retain/create some good will and trust with the players. There was no easy way to implement the expertise system because someone is going to be angered by it but this new course upsets the least amount of people, and is the right thing to do.
I honestly feel like this upcoming is a 9/10 update now. Even though I’m a crafter, I’ll still have to work on my new expertise for some of my pieces, so it’s not like I get to skip content… but the effort I put into the gear I do have isn’t devalued. Good stuff, looking forward to the future of this game.
TBF, I was feeling pretty bummed about the game since the expertise announcements, not at all now.
Also, the idea of taking the average between expertise, and gear score, is brilliant. A new level 60 that gets a 600GS item, instantly has an effective GS of 550! Yes, even though they are still not getting the entire benefit, that is still a huge reward for having high GS items.
No solution will be perfect, but what they came up with is pretty close to perfect, in my opinion.
The Dev team was on the path to getting coal in their Christmas stockings, but now they have earned themselves some candy, and maybe even a couple of nips.
It makes sure that current players aren’t being thrown under by changing a core feature, while insuring crafters a path towards end game. It also with the halved feature gives Myrk farmers the opportunity to still hold a bit over non-crafter players whom haven’t dedicated dozens of hours.
It’s as good a compromise I think we’re going to get.
Ummm … this is what a PTS is for. Previewing patches and giving input before they are finalized for the official servers. Why would they not adjust? Especially after what the primary sources of feedback has stated.
And please, do not ever think the forums are the majority voice … more people use the feedback button (via client menu) than enter the chaotic troll fest these forums have become. It’s like all the insanity that cause the chaos at the beginning of this year all over again (IRL US issues).
It is the reason why I rarely use these forums for any real input. You lot think you are the voice of the game, but in reality, your the same as the ones who claimed Alpha 1 is the way of the future … then trolled the remain of the alpha test after the transition away from alpha 1. No better than Steam or Reddit.
Agreed! Thank you AGS specifically for listening to feedback from those of us that craft our own gear. Having all that work reduced to my WM after the fact was too big a pill to swallow. Now I can still benefit from all my hard work, and have a better WM system too.
Thank you thank you thank you thank you. Thank you.
I mean, you’re literally bringing up grievances that nearly every MMO encounters. I’ve never seen or played an MMO that didn’t have illegal RMT. Your view is incredibly narrow. I’m sure some dupers got a way and I’m sure some RMT people got away too. I’m also sure, no system is going to ever be perfect, but no one is being punished from this update and that’s what matters. AGS aren’t the ones offering P2W mechanics so… not sure why you’re upset.