It would be just as easy to release Random Boxes with Tempest/Penetration set items similar to Stanley's Shadow boxes.
Those even need refines (break chance) and are not as bad as the Magician's Glove - if only for the need to swap weapons.
So by going the P2W way WP should implement those over the Magician's Gloves and just give the most useful Shadow Weapons a drop chance similar to Mob Scarf from current OCP.
WP can't take back Cylinder or Mob Scarf without a serious negative impact from players, but if the playerbase is strongly against more extremely crazy op items can be prevented.
After all that is why we don't have the afforementioned Tempest and Penetration sets (yet?).
However if people keep asking for instant-gratification-no-skill-needed-$$$-items...
That still does not make it
it just makes it "from some WL player's point of view".
Tiny but very important difference.
And you are really the only one I see crying about that item all the time.
Well I agree the Tempest/Penetration Items are good alternatives, but Magician's Gloves are still better. And just like I said, WP cant take back Cylinder and Mob Scarf, while in foreseeable future I can envision more of such items making their way to OCP boxes. Are the playerbase strongly against it? I dunno, and even if many people are against it, it would be more from the point of view that the chance is slim in each OCP box and they lose big amount of money.
Okay, I can change it to some or most, to exclude the very few of you who are against it. But either way, I believe there are more players with main mage characters that want this item than those who dont, give that they understand what Magicians Gloves are. Yes I may be the only one who ask and request this item all the time, but to be fair this is the only item I request repeatedly. For anything else, my take will be 'nice to have but perfectly fine without'. This is the only item that I go around the forums to ask for it whenever I have a chance(when discussing Magicians Gloves, or when someone makes an OCP item request thread), because I understand its worth.
More importantly like I said, there would be other gears similar to Magician's Gloves coming to future OCP boxes. If we dont get Magician's Gloves, some physical classes will end up with OP gears like Cylinder anyway. If we cant stop this trend, why not embrace it and take it to our advantage. I am very satisfied with the introduction of Mob Scarf, and I will be happy if they give us other gears that benefit Mage Classes even if its not Magician's Gloves.
And if you dont mind, can you answer me this question? This quote you wrote on iRO Wiki, "Players will find that their roles in parties have drastically changed upon changing into this new class. No longer the primary DPS class most wanted for parties, but rather a fallback support class for controlling mobs and adding extra damage to finish off mobs", is this still true after the introduction of Mob Scarf? And will it be possible to remove this sentence, if Magician's Gloves comes to iRO?
Edited by LordYggdrasill, 26 June 2017 - 06:53 AM.