First, I was sceptic to the changes with Gypsum and expertise system but I must say it turned out ok.
The issueI have is the cooldown. I didn’t get a group for portals until like 02.00 first night so now I have to stay up a long time if I wanna do portals (yes yes I know I can skip portals a day and then do them a better time next day (If I find a group).
I think it would be better if all daily quests and chests were resetted like 03.00 in the night and all weekly cooldowns were resetted on a specific day.
That way you still can do them once a day but you can do them in the order you find groups…
You can also do two OPR for enough Ruby Gypsum to make one, you can also kill 3 elites for Onyx, you can level a gathering expertise for an Emerald, you can kill arena or expedition bosses for Citrine, you can loot the Event trees for Diamond, etc, etc. There are more ways to get gypsum than portals.
That is not the point of this complaint. It affects many things in the game not having a daily reset for everyone and messes up playing with friends quite often. There really isn’t an excuse for it to have been this way in the first place as most MMOs have a server wide daily reset.
I agree that a global reset would be better, but why have a cooldown on the gypsums themselves. If I want to do 100 portals in a day, why can’t I get dozens of gypsums for it? The cooldown on the orb will limit the amount of orbs I get in a day the same way it is now, but I’ll be able to choose what I want to do in a day and not be penalized for it. Right now, if we want all the gypsums, we need to do every activities every day. If we get rid of the cooldown on the gypsums, we could choose to the same activities but split the way we want during a week, not one of them each day.
So, I think this is a problem with a lot of people’s thinking. You are allowed to play how you want to. You can get your gear score up to 600 without doing 1 Gypsum, just like thousands of players already did before this new system went into place.
The gypsum system ADDED another way to increase your gear score. You do not need to do it and them adding it only helped you. You feel you are missing out on something because of the cooldowns, but that is your mentality not the game mechanics.
I had this same conversation last night, and I completely agree. Cooldowns need to have a set reset time instead of a timer. Having a timer forces player to schedule when they use their cooldowns instead of giving them the freedom to do them at their leisure.
The way a game is designed impact how people play the game, it’s just a fact. Players will always want to get the most out of a game. You’re not forced to do it, but you’re incentivized to do so. The incentives are the game mechanics.
I believe they have already said they will be implementing a “daily reset” system as in to reset the timer on a specific time of day (00:01 for example).
And I wholeheartedly agree. I’d even ask for a cumulative limit (3) so that people don’t feel bad if they somehow miss a day’s cooldown. However… Among many issues the game has right now, I don’t think this is a priority.
Bumping this as well for developers to see. Please, reset all the cooldowns e.g. 3 AM or whichever time so we don’t screw ourselves over by accidentally playing longer in the night. It’s very frustrating when I have a bit more time over the weekend to play, only to realize that the next day I have to wait till very late to do my refining cooldowns, etc.