it is a slap in the face for every older player already - does it need to be that much more for free?
PLEASE, stop using this idiotic, jealous excuse as a debating tool against certain changes/improvements that this game badly needs. If you want to debate your opinions on the changes/improvements, that's fine. But, PLEASE, just STOP using this excuse that's only brought on by jealousy when debating them.
While I don't agree that drops should have higher plusses, it's clearly obvious that upgrade success rates need to DRASTICALLY increase, in all aspects, and especially for +15 success. Having these pathetic percentages in place only to try and generate more AP sales from MS's is only another way that the greedy appearance of Aeria is perceived.
Now, back to the topic of LacaBall and the Moonstone Statue. As it's been stated, the change from LacaRette to LacaBall was not only completely unnecessary, but was yet another step in the WRONG direction from positive, beneficial change. On top of it all, the chance of success rate is WELL beyond pathetic.
Along the same lines, since absolutely nothing's been done to improve the Moonstone statue, yet another area of the game is left to be phased out, and completely worthless.
It's beyond time that these all too common processes change. Any item that can be purchased by us from NPC's in the game should NOT be included as "prizes" in both of these parts of LC. Now, that doesn't mean +15 gear, MS's, PGB's, etc need to be in every slot, if any at all. But, we should certainly have the incentive to utilize these aspects of the game, and not just be continually disappointed because someone, somewhere feels we're getting too many free things that are beneficial to us. And there's NO DEBATE whatsoever that plenty of items exist in the game that could be used for these types of prizes, as well as be beneficial prizes to so many of us.