i think the issue is the 3 free upgrades for a "gun weapon" to a maximum of 12. I wouldn't mind having a gun +15, but its a maximum of 12, which i already have. I made 5 +12 weapons to play with his rebel, and its "obtainable" fairly easily, especially when the items are being vended by NPC, one of which is a lvl 2 weapon (minigun) so you don't even need enriched or whatever to upgrade it. You need pharcon/emveretecon. the weapon is being sold through NPC for like 30k. You can make a +12 with as little as 50k if you're lucky and not have it break. It took me 5 miniguns to make my +12. thats like 250k and about 50k in ores. So if the GMs really think that 300k is a good prize for winning this contest. Then they're full of lol.
In order to make this worth it, You at least have to get a weapon +9. being a (smart) player, You would choose the weapon with the most value (none because they're vended through an NPC) Tempest for PVM, Shotgun for PVP. Maybe dual pistols for aspd. who knows how you play. You still have to make them +9, which require you to. *gasp* spend money! on Kafra points! For safe upgrade. So you could get real lucky, and get a +9 in very few ores, (not to mention the safe certs)
Or you can do it the not-safe way and manually upgrade with regular ores until you get +9. Just so you can say you got the +12.
No one in their right mind is going to give the gms a +0 weapon, for a +3 gun.
so, I dont think that the prize is good enough.
I do, however think that the prize can be good, if they allowed past +12 upgrades.
Edited by Lapphy, 30 December 2015 - 01:08 PM.