2 - Shaiya.
There have been a few improvements, but I felt last month was such a depressing joke so i'm gonna hold off praising until i'm sure things are actually looking up.
I'm very pleased that the monthly Teir is once again 20000 AP. Your PM has hit it spot on with his comment, even though people weren't repeating it still had some very negative perceptions. BINGO! When people perceive you as greedy money grubbers, they get angry and angry players arn't what an MMO needs.
Now i'm posting this before Tier goes up, so I hope that there isn't another Bonus Mystery Tier. My views on that stunt can't be expressed with in forum rules.
I still have a problem with the rapid release of 70 AP gear, a gradual release would have been prefered.
What ground the main tier made up this month was lost with mini tiers and new uber tiers.
1. 2nd-3rd Mini Tier: Stat7, Life7, Shaiya Letter
2. 5th-6th Mini Tier: Helm Lapis Level 1, 2, & GM Max OJ
3. 7th Sonic Tier
4. 8th Mini Tier: Level 70 Cape w/ a Max OJ!
5. 9th-10th Consumables Tier
6. 11th-12th Dread Gear Tier
7. 13th-14th Dual 5 Tier
8. 15th-16th Uber Tier: Enchants
9. 17th-18th Uber Tier: Gear
10. 19th-20th Stat 7 Tier
11. 23rd-24th Level 70 Weapon Tier
12. 25th Flash Tier + ?
13. 27th Low Level Tier
14. 29th Uber Mini Tier?
14 is a lot. And they are no longer just the 7500 ones, they're now up t0 15000 Uber mini tier, that used to be our monthly tier. Again, it may just be perception but a lot of players feel if they can't affoard a few of these a month they can't play. AP should give an edge not a victory. Guess I should just be happy we don't have Shaiya.DE's 200000 Tier...
I was shocked at first when I saw this... then I relaised with all the mini Tiers that is what you ask a month. At least DE puts it up front.
Shaiya is being geared towards big spends often at the expense of low to medium AP buyers. People who spend $20-$200 a month are players who are still not able to be competetive may start looking at P2P options as they will ultimately cost them less for a more even playing feild.
I can see that the PM's are trying. I can see the GM's are trying. I understand they are limited in what they can and can not do. I still also feel that it's very much a pass the buck to Choi Rock when a lot of issues come from AGE policies. As a player i'm feeling there isn't much left for me in this game and I am honestly looking at other gaming options.
And Avyn posted while I was typing, he makes a lot of good points. Hope someone listens to them.
Forgot Random bonuses. Although I understand the idea behind it. People with limited time to play prefer to spend them when there are bonuses. Putting them randomly so people have to log on to find out was kinda missing the point. People log on for the bonuses because they know it's the best time. If they don't know then they arn't gonna bother logging on every day to find out.
Also confussion as to when they were actually on. People wait til linking bonuses to link. If they don't know there is one... then they won't try to link. If they don't try to link then they can't find out it's a linking bonus.
Please next month advanced notice on the bonus so people can make the most use of them.