First of all as stated in the title I really enjoy my experience with Blade and Soul so far and spent quite a few happy hours with it. However I am afraid things are starting to go downhill and once it starts a game can go down the drain really fast. I saw this happen to Archeage which was one of the most anticipated MMORPG releases in the west at its time. It started with small things like little stuff in the cash shop that people didn't like and little gameplay changes but everyone that played the game knows it got downhill really fast during pretty much one single patch, namely the release of the new continent and some P2W aspects.
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So as a shoutout to the devolopers, publishers and any god responsible for gaming, please don't make this game a cashgrab like Archeage or Rift. You can make this game into a long living money printing machine if you handle it right or you can do the one time cashgrab and ruin the game for you and the community if you do it wrong.
As a shoutout to the community, if you like what they are doing I don't mind that's your opinion and I can't change it. BUT if you are afraid of the little signs be it RNG boxes or some gameplay decision (didn't notice any bad ones there but Archeage really made me paranoid) raise your voice in a way the devoloper is able and willing to hear. I won't ask you to vote with your wallets because that never worked but let the developer know what you think about new implementations and changes.
Also, I bought the masters pack and let me say the following: Even if they turn the game into a P2W cashgrab I regret nothing because I didn't buy the pack expecting to get the perfect game but I rather bought it to show the developer that I supported what they did at the time.
The Issue is as stated above that they might be testing the waters to eventually release an RNG box with a +20 WtfPwnt weapon in it if the community lets them. It's not certain that this is just a testrun but I for one am certain that they will release such a box if they think it will get them money on the long run (read: without people being pissed and quitting)
In other player opinion. The only reason it is going downhill in certain areas of the game, is because of people already playing before and bringing that knowledge over to where players who haven't, stand no chance. I am speaking of both PvE and PvP. See, there is an elitist attitude that i plaguing the game currently. You have people using that ever lovely two word phrase "Git Gud" when someone makes even the smallest complaint and they don't do more than that. If you want a good opponent or you want someone to play with that is equal and or better than you. Then train the people. Use a bit of that gathered knowledge and help people out.
In anycase, that's my words, take em how you like, but I don't think a RNG box is going to cause the downfall of a game that was anticipated so greatly. I honestly wasn't even going to play it and I am glad I gave it a shot.
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