October 09, 2013, 03:16:17 |
Quote (Olbon @ 08 October 2013 19:28)
I 100% agree with the OP. I've also pondered the same question sometimes wondering why this is so under populated and yet, holds so much potential. The only reason I can think of why Ankama isn't doing the things you suggested is because... they're French. What I mean by that is, this game was originally designed for French players, and then expanded onto the NA scene. So perhaps their French players love the "grind"? Perhaps,, they advertise a lot more on French websites and what not? I think they're more focused on the French players then what we American players want. That is the only reason why I can think of why Ankama would neglect the American player base.
By "American" you mean anyone who isn't French?
Concerning the rest of what you said, I highly doubt specifically French people love grinding in games, I don't think liking to do the same thing over and over again has any relation to that, and I don't see why
Ankama thinks this is what the player wants.
Yes content should last more than a few hours, but it shouldn't last as long as it takes for the player to get so frustrated over it they never want to go through it again.
- See: Relics - endless grind until you MAY OR MAY NOT get what you want (800 pp lock makes you almost 100% of the time have to deliberately aim towards getting one, so you can't just casually fight mobs and even have the chance to get one).
- Legendary Crafts: I'm not going to even START talking about how horrible these are. The weapons themselves are great, but the recipes? Absolutely ridiculous, way over the top. There's HARD, and there is BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS. Nobody who's EVER tried or got one of these crafted passed this ordeal will say it was OK. It's horrible and you'll come out of it saying "I never ever want to do this again" - why must it be this way??
Also the extremely low drop chance on about everything in the game makes wanting something a blind grinding with no light at the end of the tunnel, and the PP locks on most equipments are making solo play inferior and very unrewarding, I'm not saying solo play should be better or on-par than/with team play, but it NEEDS TO BE AN OPTION at the very least.
Sorry, got a bit carried away there, oh well.
This post has been edited by MoonBears101 - October 09, 2013, 03:31:48.