I would like to point out one huge problem that the changes in the game cause and it has a huge effect on new players and the eventual impossibility of leveling up.
Back story: I created a character on a different server than I usually play so that I don’t have to buy the character slots expansion. I bought a pass to Vern and did a quest line up to Punica.
T1/T2: The early stages of the game are now quite a joke, thanks to the challenge Abyssal dungeons, honing can be mastered in a day.
T3/1335+: The thing that surprised me is 1335+, where 1 tap honing requires approx. 35-60 gold and the road to 1370 is still quite long. Those of us who are further into the game can’t imagine it, but for new players it’s almost impossible to get further, or it takes a long time or they have to pay with a credit card.
Combat against bots affects new players many times more than the bots themselves. In the game for a new player in T3 it is currently almost impossible to move up and to get to at least 1370 is a matter of maybe even a few months.
Ways to get gold:
Una’s Token - If you are a fresh T3, you will receive 475 Tokens, which is about 2000 gold (annoying to do, maybe even impossible to fulfill for one character)
Abyssal Dungeon - About 1000 gold - You can only go normal, I waited 30 minutes for a group today, with the fact that clear takes another hour, because it is low level.
Collectibles/books: The only thing that can be sold on the market are books and collectibles, initially without significant and basically 0 gold.
You can’t sell life skill materials, you can’t sell honing materials.
In addition to all this, you still have to invest in the currently expensive Simple Oreha Fusion Material, and that’s not even counting stronghold research, which also costs gold.
In the end, if you are not a bot that can play 24/7 or someone doesn’t send you golds, then the journey from 1100–>1370 can realistically be for 3+ months, unless you take your mom’s credit card or you don’t have friends with golds.
Gratz to Amazon that he was able to kill the game even more and we don’t have to count on new players in the future, or with a large minimum.
If I missed something, please correct me.