Reduce them. Shaiya is a F2P game where to be even moderately competitive in endgame you must fulfil at least one of the 3 following things:-
Spend 200$ a month MIN.
Play 70hours + a week
Be a very old veteran with the resources of previous episodes.
The AP dependency is ridiculous, I agree with Rekikyo’s thoughts on the Item mall needing more “cosmetic” items and less impactful items. AP buyers SHOULD have an advantage overall but it shouldn’t be such an advantage that unless you are satisfying the 2nd or 3rd thing above you can’t compete.
In that regard, stop all Mini
-tiereds, but add more raffles Ingame and AP.
Create some micro/tiny tiereds of the orders of say 2000 and 5000 AP for the final tier, but make sure they give something at least reasonably useful.
Stop all special tiereds
Make ALL tiered non-repeatable
Make the EoM back to how it was in 2008/09 early2010 giving ONE decent item not a complete bagful
The amount give is so huge now you are almost forced to buy the EoM if you want to have any hope in PvP (hence the Spend 200$ a month MIN Above)
From the Feb2012 tiered Keep say Tiers 1, 2, 3, and 6 and scrap the rest for Mar2012
Stop catering to the wants of people spending very high amounts, giving them what they want might make a short profit, but hurts the overall game, and overall profit (med/long term)