Current spotlight is abysmal - Ragnarok 1 Community Chat - WarpPortal Community Forums

Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Current spotlight is abysmal


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 Moogle

Moogle

    Too Legit To Quit

  • Members
  • 1268 posts
  • Playing:Ragnarok Online
  • Server:Renewal

Posted 03 October 2019 - 09:52 AM

If you havent noticed, current spotlight is Glast heim.  You know why this current months spotlight sucks?  Because it only covers Glast heim.  I went there, and the spawn rate sucks.  If this continues like the last spotlight,  which lasted 2 months, this spotlight wont be used by many people.  You know what will make it better?  Having the new bounty board towns be in the spotlight.  Whats a better way to promote the new bounty boards then to add the town where the bounty board is to the spotlight.  It doesnt take a rocket scientist to know this.  If you want people to know about the new feature in game, you have to promote it.


  • 1

#2 Ashuckel

Ashuckel

    '-' intensifies

  • Members
  • 16710 posts
  • LocationJohto, Hoenn, Unova, Kalos, Alola
  • Playing:Ragnarok Online
  • Server:Chaos

Posted 03 October 2019 - 10:13 AM

yes Abysmal Knigths are included indeed /s


  • 1

#3 ZeroTigress

ZeroTigress

    My Offline Life is Nonexistent.

  • RO1 Member
  • 15011 posts
  • Playing:Ragnarok Online
  • Server:Sakray->Iris->Ymir->Chaos

Posted 03 October 2019 - 10:58 AM

Spotlight system should be retired anyhow. It hasn't been fulfilling its original purpose of promoting the world maps in years since it's been changed to appeal to EXP exploiters.
  • 3

#4 Bluffed

Bluffed

    I made it Off Topic

  • Members
  • 38 posts
  • Playing:Ragnarok Online
  • Server:yggdrasil

Posted 03 October 2019 - 12:03 PM

GH Spotlight is fine to me. As a returning player, it encouraged me to farm for fragments coagulated spell  and get necessary temporal boot enchants. To me your complaint screams entitlement, a valid reason for complaint would be them not including mobs that were supposed to be in the spotlight.


Edited by Bluffed, 03 October 2019 - 12:16 PM.

  • 0

#5 ninJedi

ninJedi

    Amateur Blogger

  • Members
  • 448 posts
  • LocationPH: I don't wanna disconnect, Mr.Smart
  • Playing:Ragnarok Online
  • Server:Thor

Posted 03 October 2019 - 12:26 PM

Not to mention Gramps TI has been filled with spotlighted monsters for weeks in a row already -- even in this week's new lowti.
  • 0

#6 Scuba

Scuba

    Too Legit To Quit

  • Members
  • 3105 posts
  • Playing:Ragnarok Online
  • Server:Chaos

Posted 03 October 2019 - 02:30 PM

GH Spotlight is fine to me. As a returning player, it encouraged me to farm for fragments coagulated spell  and get necessary temporal boot enchants. To me your complaint screams entitlement, a valid reason for complaint would be them not including mobs that were supposed to be in the spotlight.

 

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Lol.


  • 0

#7 Moogle

Moogle

    Too Legit To Quit

  • Members
  • 1268 posts
  • Playing:Ragnarok Online
  • Server:Renewal

Posted 03 October 2019 - 04:27 PM

GH Spotlight is fine to me. As a returning player, it encouraged me to farm for fragments coagulated spell  and get necessary temporal boot enchants. To me your complaint screams entitlement, a valid reason for complaint would be them not including mobs that were supposed to be in the spotlight.

 

You are not understanding the point.  For nearly half a year, every spotlight has consisted of 3 of more towns.  the last spotlight we had, it was in for 2 months that consisted of 4 towns. 


  • 0

#8 Ashuckel

Ashuckel

    '-' intensifies

  • Members
  • 16710 posts
  • LocationJohto, Hoenn, Unova, Kalos, Alola
  • Playing:Ragnarok Online
  • Server:Chaos

Posted 03 October 2019 - 04:51 PM

you mean the last spotlight had multiple towns, and the one prior to that was themed to have more stuff :U

I'd rather see complaints that the spotlights aren't being cycled in their supposed proper timing, rather than how much they cover.


  • 0

#9 Scuba

Scuba

    Too Legit To Quit

  • Members
  • 3105 posts
  • Playing:Ragnarok Online
  • Server:Chaos

Posted 03 October 2019 - 05:17 PM

I think thats the root of the issue isn't it? As ZeroTigress said. I also don't like it when they introduce custom content and don't follow through with the necessary actions to keep it going. I think spotlighting towns is a good idea, and as Moogle said, would be better if they used it as a tool to highlight towns that have recently been changed or updated to expose more people to the content.

 

They have the same problem with the rafller. They voluntarily created this zeny sink, but are not taking the necessary steps to allow it to continue providing value. For example, creating pricing for the items that are enticing, rotating items so the market has a chance to react and adapt to new volume, and adjusting rates so the rewards seem reasonably within reach.

 

Its also why I was hesitant to suggest items for the 'daily / monthly login bonus' rewards that was alluded to in the previous patch notes. I don't trust them to maintain that system with enough care to continuously add value. The only instance of custom content that they actually stay on top of is rotating the TI mobs on a weekly basis.


  • 0

#10 ZeroTigress

ZeroTigress

    My Offline Life is Nonexistent.

  • RO1 Member
  • 15011 posts
  • Playing:Ragnarok Online
  • Server:Sakray->Iris->Ymir->Chaos

Posted 03 October 2019 - 07:08 PM

The EXP exploitation issue that went on with spotlights is the same issue going on with the Bounty Boards going into its final phase.

https://forums.warpp...ack-spotlights/

Spotlight was meant to promote areas of the world with low attention and it changed to promoting already popular leveling areas. Bounty Boards were designed for people that prefer old school grinding and Oda modified them to appeal to the lazily fast leveling crowd. I don't understand why they favor speed levelers and won't even throw the rest of us a bone.
  • 0

#11 Bluffed

Bluffed

    I made it Off Topic

  • Members
  • 38 posts
  • Playing:Ragnarok Online
  • Server:yggdrasil

Posted 03 October 2019 - 07:33 PM

You are not understanding the point.  For nearly half a year, every spotlight has consisted of 3 of more towns.  the last spotlight we had, it was in for 2 months that consisted of 4 towns. 

okay i did miss your point. from what i understand, you were talking about the spawn rates of the monsters which made the spotlight undesirable. 


  • 0

#12 YongkySH

YongkySH

    Too Legit To Quit

  • Members
  • 2846 posts

Posted 03 October 2019 - 08:10 PM

They put spotlight once on rockridge when it is first implemented on iRO

Guess it doesnt go very well..
  • 0

#13 ZeroTigress

ZeroTigress

    My Offline Life is Nonexistent.

  • RO1 Member
  • 15011 posts
  • Playing:Ragnarok Online
  • Server:Sakray->Iris->Ymir->Chaos

Posted 03 October 2019 - 09:52 PM

Players: "No one goes to <area> to level."

iRO: "Okay, we'll start up a spotlight campaign to make unpopular areas more appealing."

Players: "WTF, why do you spotlight those maps? You should spotlight <specific maps>."

iRO: "I guess we'll just spotlight maps that people already level in."

Status quo maintained. Players get bored. Cycle begins anew.
  • 0

#14 3505170703074552307

3505170703074552307

    Amateur Blogger

  • Members
  • 370 posts
  • Playing:Ragnarok Online
  • Server:Thor

Posted 03 October 2019 - 11:38 PM

You cant really please everyone  :p_smile:, if players can just casually dictate how everything goes, it will be big chaos.. 

 LTkRNqd.png

 

then again, i think the decision is made because of the upcoming Halloween? They could have include Niflheim or any other "spooky map".


  • 2

#15 YongkySH

YongkySH

    Too Legit To Quit

  • Members
  • 2846 posts

Posted 04 October 2019 - 12:12 AM

Oh yes

All undead mobs at low/mid/high TI on halloween

Time for ME to shine

:heh:
  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users