So im a player who started late and put 12hrs a day into the game for 4 months straight. I loved both the horizontal and vertical progression with the mindset of if i keep going eventually ill catch up.
The thing is my main is at 1462.5 4x3, alts are all at 1385 4x3 (all are Paladins).
The problem im facing is gold, for 3 months now its been do weeklies hone till i run out on reset then grind dailies for the rest of the week.
The only reason i was able to set my alts up in 4x3 was when they banned people for rmting crystals dropped to 400 and i heavily invested all my weekly gold into pheons. And even then i picked fortitude blessed jewelry since it was only 50g a piece and got lucky on a few stones for 6/6 while spending months sniping them for 1 gold on AH
My issue is, I recently sold a neck for 90k and i cant even buy 8 blessed books or afford 2-3 peices of the 5 i would need for a 5x3 not even accounting for pheon cost assuming i got under 20 quality on the 2-3 slots (not one neck in price range under 50k)
With inflation getting so bad, im wondering if the games even worth continuing. I dont feel like ill ever catch up at this point because if i push gear score then i dont progress in any other aspect other than that and books and jewelry continue to go to the moon, pheons and blue crystals have always (other than the 1 week) been to expensive, they have a whole Mari shop then i have never had the option to use, its not like im earning any extra mats to sell im having to put any tradable ones in roster then divy them up for honing when i get the honor shards.
Tbh i love this game, I actually like the grindy aspect, the dailys, story, mechanics, raids, but im falling further and further behind every week, month and not catching up at all. Honestly probably unlucky on honing as ive artisans 26 time in a row on my main now. But hey thats what the pity system if for.
Even as a support i have been unable to find a static, as they are all set up or my 4x3 is not enough or any that i do find just was me as an alternative incase their support is away. (6 groups so far) And i got tired of this waiting to hear from them to see if i had a group so i just pug it every reset day.
Tldr: Im watching inflation rise to the point it will be impossible to progress as an account for a (not ftp but non mega whale player) and if it continues might have to drop the game altogether because i don’t want to waste my time since new players are getting shafted rn