Short disclaimer → Some NPC at earlier stages of the game used to give gold as rapport rewards, after today’s patch most of them (all?) give silver instead at the rate ~ 100 gold = 10 000 silver.
According to the maxroll and one kind user of the forum, we are missing around 5300 gold.
To be honest, I don’t care that much about the amount of gold since 5300 gold doesn’t make that much difference to me (still pretty sure it would be better to get gold instead of the silver we are offered) but I would like to talk about 2 other topics that are directly connected to this situation:
1 - Why these changes weren’t included in the patchnotes? What is the point of even making patchnotes if you also include other changes you don’t bother to mention about them? This is a really dangerous precedence for the future where developers can do ninja changes (that are hurting players) in hope that the majority will not notice. I don’t know what are standards for game devs in Korea and from what I have heard about AGS they are working hard to overthrow EA as the most loved western game company but if you are not transparent with people about what you are doing with the game then a lot of people will be at least disappointed with that. I would love to hear what @Roxx has to say about that but I saw them being silent on the more controversial topic so I don’t expect to see any response. Silence is also sort of an answer.
2 - Issue with bots. I thought that a big majority of the people are aware that collective responsibility in most cases is a really bad idea. But here goes AGS with Smilegate… I think all of us can agree that this change was made because bots were able to farm these rapports pretty easily to gain gold and then sell it for real money. What I can’t understand is who decided that punishing all players with cutting their resources will be a good idea? We literally have bots running around in Tier2 or doing infinite chaos 24/7 in Tier3 and all you can do is a sneaky nerf that changes literally nothing in terms of botting? If that’s your solution to the bots problem then you will most likely never solve it.
Also when we are with bots I would like to mention how incompetent devs are. We are already one month in and you were not able to find any solution that would prevent boting. Gold sellers still spam all chat like crazy and multiple people provide evidence of lower lvl areas being swarmed by bots. In one month you did nothing that could prevent this situation that is devastating to the in-game economy + it cuts your profit. Also, what is the point of having this anti-cheat thingy? Apparently it’s completely useless and it only lowers game FPS.
So in summary we have game developers who have no idea how to deal with bots and instead of looking for any reasonable solutions they prefer to harm normal players with sneaky in-game changes. A wonderful start to the western release of LA. I’m truly amazed.