If you're forcing new players to make new chars once they get their gears, they won't stay. Y'all seem to misunderstand the point.
Give them nothing but a cranial and unfrozen they'll get curb stomped faster than those recalls VH allow on their guardian stone. I went there sure, but it's to make a point. How did that FEEL? What is it like to get outgeared, outnumbered, outskilled constantly and knowing that you're being offered a pathetic little token item that actually doesn't change a damn thing?
I actually know how it feels from old servers.
Also learning curve, it's a thing. Most new players don't have a clue what they need and need things available to experiment with.
p.s: I don't even own a nyd garb - they don't need the equips to be that high level.
The important thing is to make these for sure not to replace real gear (limit their availability via costing or time limits).
But there are functions that they need. They should look at their anti stun hat and consider that they will need to get a real one at some point. If they're wasting time with vit biochems (which will probably be getting one shot by bomb and doing a dps of about 200) - remember that
a/ it's going to suck and will demoralize them
b/ they are going to have to make a new trans char, meaning they will have to earn their pvm equip first. That is the exact opposite of what should be being aimed for.
and yeah the economy is dead nothing sells. Castles aren't worth anything anymore either remember. So it's going to be hard for them.
Are you afraid of fresh competition? Why won't you allow limited time gears for them that allow them to compete? What are you scared of?
Dont we have a quest for slotted mids to get stun resistance?
I think you're just supposed to refine gears (that drop from castles like candy or sell cheaply) to +7 and you can get an account bound geek glasses. They also drop slotting geek coupons in that Periwinkle Box and the Challenge Dungeon MvP. Correct me if I'm wrong though!
Correcting. Padded armor and sandles do not drop from castle treasure. The fail rate of the quest is quite high and the minimum level req is 70.
Some people won't even make level 70 chars for godlike items, so I doubt they'll do it for slotted mids, especially if new.
Edited by Xellie, 24 March 2015 - 12:19 AM.