Take care out there Jox, thank you for the time you spent helping AK, and glad I got to work with you for a bit a few months ago. Hope to still see you around on the discord, etc!
Oh no you too? Welcome to the club of freedom
Question: How good would a Guardian sub Lancer be? And why?
Anyway, that's it. Thank you!!
I'm assuming you'd be going lightning guard and hence going lightning Lance. It would be horrible. You could do dark Lance sub but in that case you might as well just go shuri sub since it's easier
I wish you all the best Sair, you already promised it! so I hope to see you from time to time :3
You are not allowed to leave us completely!
Don't worry, I'll still be around in my free time
If I see you near my posters, I will beat you up.
(& ty for all the help, good luck )
See you at work tho
You mean my posters?
Pls buy lots of things from my work, we need it
I'm wishing you all the best right now and in the future and hoping you pass everything that comes through your way! Don't forget to visit Karu and steal her posters for me too 😎 And I wish to continue seeing you again in AKUS from time to time and continue being fab enough to rekt those things we couldn't before 😉
I'll make sure to steal them and mail them to you. I'll egg her house while I'm at it
After 21 months, it’s time to say goodbye. While AK still provides some interest to me, there’s just no time for me to log in or really do anything after I deal with school and work. Along with my dissatisfaction with many changes made to the game (however I know that many are out of aeria's control so I don't blame you guys for that), now seems like the right time to head out.
AK has been both and mostly great, however at times also not so great over the years, with all of the team changes, both CM and GS, and bugs, patches, etc. Hopefully AK moves in the right direction further down the line, which I think it will with the current CM and GS team who are constantly working hard to improve the game. Somehow, I stuck around since day 1 of closed beta until now, but I guess it was worth it in the long-run.
Now, a boy is busy so I won’t go over everything and everyone, but I’ll do a little bit of a shout out since it seems like that’s what we do in these now.
To the CM team, both past and present, Scar included, thank you for all of your hard work. I know you guys get a lot of sh*t from players because of aeria’s decisions and history, but I’m glad that you guys continue to put in as much effort as possible to make the game enjoyable for everyone.
To Rio, thanks for all of the work you’ve put in to the team, you’ve made a good SGS and I’m sure you’ll continue to do well.
To Tsu and Honey, I wish you the best of luck as the new SGS of the team and I’m sure you’ll both do great.
To the rest of the GS team, thanks for volunteering your time for everything, regardless of how annoying it can be to deal with some situations on ak. While I don’t agree with some of the changes that are being made within the team as a whole, I think long-term you guys will be fine. Keep it up.
To Bardock. While I don’t agree with the majority of things you’ve done, and overall know nothing about you due to a lack of presence on the forums, discord, etc. I hope that you can move AK forward and help it grow. And consistent PM letters please.
To the players, yes all of you, you’re a real headache. However, without you AK wouldn’t be here, so thanks I guess. Some of you are cool though so A+ to you special few.
Special shout out to the players that tried to fight the rules, how’d that go for you? Did your lawyer uncles ever contact aeria? Didn’t think so.
Anyways, that’s all for this letter. You may see me around in AK after, you may not. If you’d like to contact me for whatever reason, I’ll always be on discord, but please no AK questions because I don’t do that anymore and I’ll just refer you to AKUS. I don’t have to be nice in #general anymore so get ready.
Help 'em by scamming 'em for a maximum of 2.5k instead of finding other methods to make it more counter-productive to the given situation (Eg: Making buffs permanent for the entire duration (for example: 15 minutes), dying won't rid the buffs) & also discredit the opinions of players that you personally deem have "nothing to do with" the current discussion topic.
Gotcha Sair, very professional
You're saying it's a trainwreck and then just saying "buy tonics" or to make the buff permanent. However, if they saw the need to make it permanent it would be. I get that you're coming from an external position, but it was made this way for a reason.
As well, they don't want to make the actual situation over all "easier" because it's supposed to be a challenge overall. The purchase-able buffs are only there as a possible solution if it's absolutely needed. It's not a scam because you don't need to buy it. If you buy it, that's entirely on you and you should be able to assess your gear and stats before and after purchase to make sure you'll be able to complete it. I've seen 80 gear with +20 make it through so the majority of people won't even need to touch these buffs. So I don't see the trainwreck that you're referring to here. Sometimes a temporary buff, or tonics + a temporary buff are easier for players than spending thousands of gold on a 90 gear set if they just want to progress to the next level segment/bracket. Might as well make it there and then work on gear if they have that option since a 2.5k buff is a lot cheaper than a full 90 set.
And yeah, I'll discredit the opinions of players who don't appear to fully grasp why aeria does what they do at times. Professional or not.
Thanks for the info since I wrote that before I saw what was being discussed in the akus discord chat - but what's the point of even implementing those buffs in the first place when tonics cost way lesser than that? Even more so that it disappears when you die. It's just redundant.
+ one of the previous paragons featured full 90 armor recipe sets so it's honestly not that difficult to gear up now if you make a 80 trash imp set for out-of-combat mspd + bestial set 90s for clearing.
This whole thing is a trainwreck
People were having issues due to gear, forts, class choice, etc. Adding the buffs does nothing to affect others who don't need it and really just helps those who might be struggling a bit so I don't see the issue here. Regardless of whether gear is easier to obtain or not, maybe they can't fort it and being stuck behind a difficult quest and unable to progress in the game or story or dungeons or whatever tends to leave players unhappy. They don't want to make the quest easier, but now there's at least an option to make your stats a bit better for the quest, that's all. Seems useless to complain about it since it has nothing to do with you
You had your chance to escape, now you're stuck. Welcome to the team!
Tbh, it'll come when it's scheduled to come. Unless they see a really good reason to bring it early
It's more cost effective to craft it yourself. Decent ways to make gold are by crafting food items/alchemy and selling it to players, farming dungeons for recipe drops, and playing the paragon table with the weekly RC from the LP shop
Don't let Rio and Karu hurt you pls. Because they will try. Welcome to the team
Good luck out there ash! It's was nice having you on the team and working with you
This seems like something that should definitely come early, even if it's not for another 6 months. With the current state of the game any positive changes are needed and definitely welcomed.
It was really great having you on the team, even for just a short period. I hope you're able to really focus on RL for a bit and enjoy your time away from AK.
For a guide made by someone who doesn't play the class this guide pretty decent, but I would strongly suggest a change in envoy. I'd recommend skipping the possession tile as its more for a tank build and not needed for a dps build reaper. This is the envoy I prefer, but can be adjusted depending on your preference. I only take 3 combos, because one is for the movespeed boost, but this can be left out and switched for a crit tile. I use the combos for reaper/ shuri because they do decent dmg, and one is a dark skill which will be boosted with 45% dark dmg eido.
Forgot this guide existed tbh. But I agree the envoy needs updating to something a bit more dps oriented.
Well that is not entirely true:
Aeria has a cerain control. They can set the prices in the Loyality shop, and i'm pretty sure on TW the potions are not in their shop with 500 LP.
Also they can tell TW to change drops (like they are doing it in SR from time to time), so they should be able to change worldboss drops or dropsrates in general too.
And the "new" Worldbosses is a element exklusive for Aeria (in TW they don't have them), so I don't think TW would mind if they tell them "please reduce HP of theses bosses to 30% or remove de-buff blocker" - of course Xlegends isn't motivated to do changes which require a lot of work (like bugfixing them) but minor changes they regularly.
A request has to be put in every time they want to change the SR drops, and that already took negotiating to get. Worldboss drops have been requested, as I mentioned, but XL has yet to agree to it. For the new world bosses, you're talking about Abenthy and Mechium and all those? We've asked, and it's been submitted, and once again, XL has blocked it for now. Aeria only has so much power, and sadly in these cases, it's entirely up to XL
I think the real problem is the change in management, 1,5 years ago you could give feedback and they tried to make the game better. They adressed good ideas to Xlegend (they even visited them in TW) and tried to keep the cash part of the game balanced.
But these days they clearly show they don't care about their customers at all, they just try to make as much money as possible with as less effort as possible.
Like i said in the producer live stream thead : Patch notes are getting worse everytime, no producer letter anymore - just a crappy live stream, loyality shop gets zero updates, total useless ggp since 1 year, nobody thinks about how new game element will work on the server (for example the new secret rainbow crystal can be farmed, but they forgot to implement a vailid way to farm to potions), fixing existing problems like the world bosses....
There is a lot of things Aeria could improve without much assistance needed from Xlegends, if they would really care about the game. In my opinion they will probably lunch a new game soon and want to make Aura as bad as possble to move the players to a new game.
While there are things that aeria is doing that I don't agree with, there's a lot that they can't fix without the help of XLegend. Things that you've suggested such as "nobody thinks about how new game element will work on the server (for example the new secret rainbow crystal can be farmed, but they forgot to implement a vailid way to farm to potions), fixing existing problems like the world bosses..."
World boss fixes have been suggested to XL a few times already, but XL has done nothing about it. All of the content that we get is from XL, so if it's missing things, that's really on XL. The only things that aeria can personally make changes to are prices and promotions of cash items, they can't do anything content wise without XLegend to step in and either develop it or approve it.
When you abandoned the quest were you able to re-take it?
Welcome to the team Mint! We were one month off from being on the team together way back, so I look forward to working with you!
Please provide lots of dog pics, thanks.
Welcome to the team Don't let Rio slap you too hard, but if she does try, just stand on a chair and she won't be able to reach you.
Remember when the supposed reasoning for this was because fortification scrolls would be more accessible? I'd say, my oh how the times have changed, but even back then they were made inaccessible too, so really it's always been like this even during the supposed early golden years (just, you know... the pay-walled period of time did eventually lessen and end after, what, four to six months, and didn't instead linger for what's going to soon be two and counting years only to be followed with signs they're removing other features to monetize it even more).
But is it even a surprise?
I have to say, the loss of ALL my things makes me not want to play anymore. The lack of action on the behalf of AK only adds to my nervousness..It shouldn't take over a week to reply to an issue like this.
The ticket queue may just be longer than usual at the moment, and with this kind of issue it may take longer
The think is : I played a lot of games over the years and yes there were some games where the adminds tolerated it if they saw whales using bots to make their life easier but i never heard in any game that whales are guying ingame currency. Normally as whale you have everyting ingame, your like a semi-god, there is simply no need to guy gold.
So Aura Kingdom must be so expensive, that even whales can't afford everything and must cheat (guy gold) to have it all. So it always comes back to bad business decisions.
It's not because the game is so expensive, it's because buying through 3rd parties tends to be cheaper on average. So the whales cash for the sake of getting exclusive things such as eidolons, and buy gold for their gear and other non-premium needs. I've seen this happen in quite a few games since people tend to view it as easier.
Best of luck out there Ladle. It was really great having you around on the team, even if it was just for a short time
Well we're going to see about that.
I think that this could be true because having no transfer scrolls in the game would be very stupid
I think your "source" is trolling you. This is probably the item that, whoever it is, is referring to Japanese version of the enhanced transfer volume
I highly doubt we'll be seeing this item. And generally when an item is "banned" it tends not to show up.
As I heard from trustful sources they're going to add another Ability Transfer Scroll 21-30. This item can will be like These Superior one except of one thing: Your stuff can lose up to 10 fortification. If this is going to happen, it'll be so annoying to fortify your weapon again.
What's your trustworthy source because I've never heard of that
Cailen reminded me of how pretty Frigga is
If we just look ahead to the future at gears:
At minimum, people need the 95 crit + crit dmg cap set, for normal people that's not so much of an issue because most people kept their accessories +20 cause the scroll 3 bug doesn't work. For +30s however, this either means that they have to 1. Give Aeria more money to re +30 a full set of accessories, or suffer the stat loss of non-+30 accessories for the cdmg cap proc.
If we go into more details, looking at armor; we know that at this rate a lot of people have a set of holy spirit, either full or w/e but most people +21'd it. This means that for awakening, when you need moonlight bottom, a casual player with +21 is going to have to re +20 a full bottom set or waste all the gold on transfer scrolls. Same idea for +30 people, they either have to fully refort a whole set to +30 or just suffer without +30 or waste the 45k-60k on transfer scrolls and then re-+30 from there.
In the extreme future, people won't be able to use new ele trophies because no one will want to drop that much money to +30 a full set, most people will still barely be able to afford 1 at this rate.
It's just a really shitty change because it doesn't just screw over f2p people, but it also makes whales suffer. This change helped literally no one, even if they fully revamp the LP mall to try and help the f2p's it's pointless unless they make unlimited scrolls for 1 lp a piece, because at that rate that's what it's gonna take to save people.
We'll just be getting more fort insanity promos to justify it in order to show that it's not that bad without transfers, or they'll tank the superior prices with more paras like during poc. Whichever comes first. Either way, 100% agree that it helps no one
I don't play anymore because (apart of real life) with the time I could spend in game, I wasn't able to afford anything past +20 without spending real money I don't have.
You know how much I love this game and fought for it and defended Aeria's ideas but I can't find the will to do so anymore.
Bardock, really? +30 came out 2 years ago. You had time to create something new to get profit, instead you put a wall between +20 and +30 with that stupid fort insanity offer that keeps saving your butt again and again. Ability Transfer Scrolls don't damage in game's economy, it damages yours. You remove them so people have to pay for fort scrolls again when they get their new equipment.
Long good bye to free players, not even the LP shop revamp that should have come like half a year ago will save them.
You should learn how to focus on normal players instead of whales, and make those normal players want to spend on your game instead of building bigger walls.
It's perfect timing with awakening not too far away