Artillerist just got a massive revamp on the korean PTR.
It drastically changed the two class engravings, skills, tripods, combat stats. And with it, players have to invest tens of thousands of gold to repurchase all their accessories, ability stones, legendary book setups, skill tripods, new gems. Somethings they have right now can still be used, but a good majority of things need to be redone from the ground up.
All the while facing insane price gouging because the demand suddenly skyrockets and everything related will go up 2-10x in price.
Needless to say to the average player, this essentially means your character is deleted. It is most egregiously felt on your main character, because the higher you dig into progression systems the cost gets exponentially higher.
Of course you can reply in the comments with stuff like, well sucks for artillerists I guess lul. But the reality is you know whenever this happens to you, you are most likely going to want to quit the game because the amount of gold and pheon investment they just straight up delete from your account and asking you to do it again is insane.
This can be any character, any class. Anytime a balance patch comes out you can start praying you dont get the artillerist treatment. This is ridiculous and unacceptable.
this isn’t just a nerf. In the current setup most artillerists are running the wheelchair build with both class engravings and the new rework makes it so you would only use barrage enhancement for the wheelchair build. Not sure about other players but i bought both gold books for my artillerists as i have 3 of them and spent 150k gold on legendary engravings that are now useless to me. Also going to have to get new accessories which are going to be stupid expensive too. On top of everything i felt Arty was in a good spot. Don’t really see the point in the change to begin with.
Answered your own question. While I do agree it does suck for those that bought both books, but in the end having dual class engraving setups suck. I will be so glad to knock FPE down to 1 or not at all.
I just decided to stop honing my 1430 to 1445 unless they revert the changes or make the wheelchair mode not suck. The current tests suggest that wheelchair mode deals less damage than the braindead crit/swift build and thats not what I signed up for.
I don’t see how it’s a problem that more players play the spec build. Every class has a particular build that is overwhelmingly more popular, doesn’t mean it needs a rework. Also, wheelchair does more damage than swift build (as it should) and therefore has more players. Kinda bs to rework a class in such a major way without compensating players in some way.
Some korean arti mains tested it in PTR and its only dealing like 13M DPS on Trixion. The meta classes averages on 18M so yeah its like unplayable now. Its not really a buff because your normal skills (air raid and homing barrage) do little damage with wheelchair build. Also, charging your barrage meter takes longer time now.
It was changed not because it was popular but because regardless of crit/swift or wheelchair you where forced into FPE3. It appears they want to make them separate without forcing wheelchair into both. As for comp, I donno reworks are usually justified unlike just balance changes, but doubt they could do anything about books.
It’s just Mania. We don’t even know if we’re getting the balance patch and also the balance patch is subject to changes, so just lay low for a while for this to all go down. If you get anything that went up in price btw, just sell it. Will work better off for you in the long run.