“GAME IS OFFICIALLY DEAD” you can frequently read this on shouts after this tragic EP13 update.
People already selling their gears and quitting for good. Even in my (small) guild, we used to have 15 - 20 people online but now, not even reaching 10 online.
So lets start with the server issues. IMC’s love for RNG mechanics reach a whole new level! Even sending chat, logging in, switching characters, queueing Automatches are now controlled by RNG. JK, im just trying to laugh out my frustration. But yeah, chat is bugged most of the time. You can’t even stay online since youll gonna get kick to lounge or server screen by a chance. And logging in is also by chance. And this new feature “Automatch” for all type of contents seems tied with chat bug - when you receive the chat error, automatically your Automatch will be bugged also.
What makes my blood boil, is there are so many instability issues in server and the first patch note fix they released is to delete an NPC that is wrongly put in fedimian that no one even notice/bother.
But yeah, server issues are just temporary. It can be fix so we just need to wait.
Now for the new Feature: The Long waited 64bit uwu. Everyone is hype since it is bound to reduce lag and improve animation quality. But what I notice is, I haven’t notice anything at all.
Same quality. Same view. Same lag. Same animation. The only thing that changes is my fps counter rise from 30average to 80average. Cover that fps counter and you won’t even tell the difference in 32bit vs 64bit. Maybe the update is just to add numbers in the fps counter lol.
Now for the new contents:
Silver makes the game go round - yes everything is possible with silver. Yet, months ago IMC remove silver drops and made CM/DS the only stable source of silver. BUT NOW WTF! CM run only gives 900k - 1m while DS gives 1.8m. Isn’t it cute. And the rare item drops (vvr) seems to be lower chance than before (or just because the population declined)
Auto match contents - its too easy! thats why its bad. No thrill of someone will die. Healers arent even needed. You can just sit there and watch 2 pyro finish the CM/DS run by themselves. So much for that high level gear requirement. But yeah, this opinion, i guess only true gamers will understand.
Healer is dead - since automatch is too easy, no need for heals. I, personally have 2 healer and tried automatch. Didnt even press a single heal and finish the cm run. What did i get? zero silver because i dont have damage.
My healers are just full varna geared just like 95% of healers in this game, so i can only automatch at area 2 cm. You dont really need luxury gears to heal specially in CM/DS. Sure some one will say “just shout for PT ffs” while crossed-eyed, drooling, and sitting like stephen hawking. YES I tried that! but since Automatch is hot shiit and easier, few(to none) joins shout parties. And what I got in my PT shout are those free savi flagbots, varna geared dps and other people that are victim by this Gear Restriction policy. Ended up a very very long run just for 800k silver reward.
Leveling became more painful - My main char is stucked at level 454 and cant event continue the next quest since lvl456 is the requirement. I tried spamming Dungeon with all exp buff including burning weekend. Im gaining 1%-2% xp every 3 dungeon runs. Thats really cute. I also tried grinding high maps but only get around 8% per hour and an hour of brain-dead grinding is really boring and tiring and can cause physical strain on your eyes and muscles.
Ofc someone will say its just the same from ep12. NO! Hitting lvl430 that time is a breeze then beyond that, you can just spam CM POD. You wont even notice that you already hit 450 while having fun in CM.
New Classes - are meh.
Build a wall on Wizard builds - There are so many class to choose from in this game. So many possible combination you can play with. But IMC says “meh let them stick to one route build” The separation of elemental classes ruin the diversity of the wizard tree. Now we are stuck with Summoner, Dark Wiz, Elemental 1, and Elemental 2 builds.
Before, Pyro-Ele-Omnyo is a good build because of the synergies. Taoist is an all arounder that can be added to any build. Omnyo and Taoist can also be played with dark classes. Bokor is dead class but still a good summoner pick if you want to role play. And even a pyro summoner is a thing.
Now, you get stuck with:
Summoner: Necro, Sorc, FF
Dark Wiz: SM, FF, Bokor, (Warlock can be part of this but is a weak pick)
Elemental 1: Pyro, Cryo, Ele, Tao
Elemental 2: Kino, Omnyo, Terra, Rune (Sage can be part of this but is a weak pick)
Others are Trash(used for utility or special cases)
Fix party = dissolved - this is a bit personal and this is just sad. I have 2 fix parties. My closest friends in-game. We always run daily cms, DS every weekend, and raids if we are bored. Ahhh good ol days. Now half of them quit/hiatus after day one of ep13. The remaining are just logging in for event and popo and dailies. We now all on our own because of this automatch. And I’m the most negatively affected since Im their healer - its hard for me for the reasons listed on #2
Now we’re just:
aaa: hey sup
bbb: oh hey!
aaa: done with dailies?
bbb: yeah, imma afk now.
aaa: alright cya!
ccc: this game succs. imma quit for now. discord me when server stable.
aaa: lol discord you? you don’t even play with me since you dont need my healer now.
ccc has left.
[shout] ddd: I cant chat in group. but yeah, cya around mutherfcker
[System]ErrorCode  Cannot access to chat server.
As the title says, I am now in a verge of quitting and im just checking out if something interesting happens day by day.
There might things that I might missed or haven’t discovered yet. And all of this are just my opinion(and some of my friends opinion) so don’t blame me if I said something that is against your view. I just wanna share my thoughts here. Nothing more, nothing less.