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Weapon revisions...after having some time to immerse in it.
« on: February 16, 2016, 08:14:34 PM »
I'm not entirely sure I'm actually against the weapon nerfing.  However as an active gameslave I am noticing
the subtle psychological effects of the changes as they
are being implemented.  Here's two of the new realities
that I have personally found especially troubling:

1) Metagame creep

This one is where you actively embrace the changes and
go to 20-40 zones loring every weapon you can find to
hopefully find that changes are being made with a bias
to reward people willing to explore/adjust/relearn
content.  Is it there?  NO.  It's just nerfs, to where
even some decay on disarm (nuisance trash) that used
to pile up in places like tarsis treehouse is equivalent
to high level zone dragon load weapons.

2) Mind Nerfing

This one is where you're in the first few tranches of
post nerf weaponry while hanging out with your peers
who are currently not affected.  I'm gonna attempt a
weak analogy. 

It's like as if as a parent I suddenly (and for little understandable reason) take all my kid's nice shit and
send them to their school (be it private or public, first world or 3rd world) in whatever hand me down clothing I
find lost while walking down the street in the bad part
of town.

I'm not arguing against the need so much, and have read
the comments about the difficulties in implementing in
a mass patch, however when you de-incentivize a person
and set a very low bar as the maximum attainable, you're
essentially telling them they're not worth your time.

Now, when the groupsize was increased to justify the
nerfs and then the groupsize was decreased after the
justification it just smacks of bipolar elitism.

And that's the take home message I'm feeling by the
changes and lack of communication about why they are
entirely necessary and why nothing is being done to
compensate along the way.

I guess the big picture question is: is this just me?
Or perhaps rather, could this become a significant
sentiment held by others?  Dunno.  Time will tell.
In the meantime the quest for compensatory methods


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Re: Weapon revisions...after having some time to immerse in it.
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 08:48:19 PM »
I like the new range on the weapons. I wish the implementation on the low end weapons was faster so that there wouldn't be this problem of crap decay weapons being as strong as elite end tier weapons but I also recognize that the implementation is being done by people who are volunteer administrators of a free game who work and have families.


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Re: Weapon revisions...after having some time to immerse in it.
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2016, 01:55:19 PM »
I am all for the 8man groups. And for the scaling back of legends a bit as well. We'll see what weapons end up at after this is all said and done. I've pretty much quit though till it gets ironed out. Off on another mud! Nerfing 5-6 diff parts of the game at once; weapons/equipment/groups/legends/casters/stats is just to far for my liking.


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Re: Weapon revisions...after having some time to immerse in it.
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2016, 04:08:52 PM »
Is there a council of immortals all working together on the new stats changes or something similar? If you had a few people helping you without bias and in secret in terms of identity, then perhaps it would go a lot faster and solve a lot of the tear streaming...