Continuing the discussion from Server downtime to remove "Notice: Skill Trees" mails:
Not for a minute i thought “hey this is strange, feels like too many free things” cause the game needs a shitton of pheons for every character. 10 is nothing. I’d get 60. Some people would get 100. Great.
But no, it was too many. Players need to spend their real money to get that level of pheons right? Yeah.
And its not only that! People with enough free time to claim these mails (or who already did), still have enough time to buy some acessories before having their pheons deducted. You won’t give negaive pheons obviously. So on top of taking away some nice thing, you are also benefitting people who abuse early.
Even people with 10, or even 24 characters aren’t exactly getting massive benefits “for free” since every character past 6 required a real money character slot extension…so 240 pheons means 18 character slots bought. Spent more money, got more goodies.
You rubbed 60+ pheons in our faces and took them away. There will be some dogshit compensation within a week probably that won’t even come remotely close to what the reward accidentaly given today entails.
There will be some copy pasted apology like every time.
This is pathetic.
Edit: 5 hours later and the game is back. Apparently whoever spent / claimed their (unintended) free pheons kept them, while everyone else missed out. So to get this straight, you removed pheons from people who couldn’t log in, wasted 5 hours and kept them to whoever exploited early.
You Just couldn’t realistically remove them. We know. You don’t even give negative gold to RMT’ers here in the west, that only happens in RU. Negative pheons? Come on.
This saying has always been true for most games, and it also applies here:
“exploit early, exploit often”
This is truly the game of all time.
Edit: This just dropped.
The truth is that there is no way of pleasing everyone after the whole fiasco. Obviously people who got many pheons are upset, like the people who did not get pheons, were upset about them.
Negative values are a new thing since launch and i wasn’t expecting them to happen, but they did. It looks terrible but i understand the reason they were added this time.
Despite being dissatisfied with people being unable to keep their 10 pheons per character / the whole server maintenance bs, this final response was the best they could do given the whole shitshow. Its the most neutral they could get without giving away even more pheons, which despite being the ideal, will never happen if you know devs and the publishers.
All of that said, saying “you can keep them” and then slapping negative values is very, very bad. People got tricked into spending their pheons in ways they normally wouldn’t, and i don’t think this mistake is coverted by the compensations given. Do better.