"A knight can solo a dungeon, in level 50 brave eq's. Those eq's, clean, only cost about 550valor "
> Yes, everyone in this game is a knight.
<> Yes anyone in this game can spend some time doing some valor quests to get a Brave set [40% reduction to pvm damage taken...] and refine them to 7's. Wala. You can now tank if you don't try to pull the entire room onto yourself.
^ even a bow scout can solo dungeons, sure you can argue with that, but if you still don't get it then forget it, you probably will never
"Yes, it quite easily can appear so to those who lack even an ounce of effort. I've proven this many many times by dropping billions of my wealth, or selling it. And withing weeks, will have earned a few billion, a few months even more, after 5 months, I can afford multiple rare items or +15 sets. It's just about playing smart and not frivolously."
> ROFL you just said it yourself "by dropping billions of my wealth" and "It's just about playing smart"
<> Yes, and I proved exactly that by recovering my wealth in a matter of months. The point proved two things
1: You don't need top gear, to get top gear or be good.
2: If you're persistent and play smart, you can gain money very quickly.
^ 1 = casual
2 = tryhard
What do you want?
"This is in part due to the past free-trade system. It made it so no one technically had to earn anything for many years, they would simply just exchange sets. This made "earning" gear seem soo effortless, that once the binds were placed in, people suddenly realized how much determination it takes just to farm a clean honor set, or the time investment it takes to collect a full Exalted set."
> Imagine the real world, there is no 2nd hand car, no installment payment, you cannot use your parent's car when you are young, you can only drive when you work on your own until you can afford the full payment of the car.
<> Oh, I'm sorry I forgot you can't walk, ride a bike, or take a bus, or carpool. Forgive me. oh and metaphorically that represents the "Stages" you go through to get the best end result [your own car].
^ Oh, item mall say hello to you
The trade restriction system is exactly like that. Why do you think book publisher release new edition every year or every two years, yes they want the customer to "earn" that book themselves and gain new knowledge with some grammatical error fix, reselling books on eBay, amazon is not good because this made students earning book seem so effortless right?
<> Uh, wtf? That's not a good metaphor, at all...
^ Used english, not sure if you can comprehend though. Preventing customers from recycling ready to serve item to increase the demand of new consumer goods is exactly what the trade restriction system partially about.
Then you sir give up too easily. +15's are now going to be for the elite, persistent and all around determined. Even with item mall, you never have a guarantee that it will work and the refine will be successful. It can still fail, and still degrade even with the IM runes.
> Remember those good old days when using venurune/plutorune/neptarune yields exactly the same % chance upon refining? No, because I don't.
1: Pluto rune, to this day and always, has never increase your success chance. So, there ya go, your point disproved already. but lets continue.
2: Venu's. The POINT of using a Venurune IS to increase the sucess. If they didn't do that, and did nothing else, WTF would be the point of using them ? Duh?
3: Nepturunes are the upgraded version of a Pluto. The very nature of that ugraded rune is that it does provide a very small [5% seriously] increase. Thats only 1/20 increased chance. To me tha very tiny "bip" of an increase to chances is so small that it's not worth it, I don't use them.
^1. I'm refering to the chance going from (0) to (15), if you know what I mean.
2. Thank god, you finally got it. I was worried that you don't.
3. Yes, 5% means you will really have 5% less chance to get an item to (15) right? Go study some probability & statistics even the junior high school level, you will understand it doesn't work like that.