Here’s the thing, this isn’t gonna change. I agree I don’t want T1 and 2 rushed, but something I really hate is when people use phrasing like NOBODY and EVERYONE. Please don’t speak for others, just speak for yourself.
You can upgrade at your own pace, and do the T1/T2 content at the ilvl it was meant to be done. You don’t have to rush through everything.
New players will likely still experience most of it at an okay pace, considering they don’t know about all of the catch up islands and such. So it makes it easy for people that want to rush, and doesn’t change too much for others (if anything, it removes RNG which feels decent)
Venturing over to Reddit… it looks like the T1/T2 progression is the same as what they have in Korea as seen in the picture below. It seems like Smilegate and AGS want the NA/EU version caught up and using the same progression metrics as the KR version.
we ended up getting to tier 3 or at least early tier 3 content on day 1. i was against it personally because i thought about alts and stuff to gear up etc from tier 1 to prepare to tier 2 then prepare to tier 3. and now since they made it easier for us to make alts as it should be. i welcome this! it’s not like tier 1 and tier 2 are super hard. i finished all in RU like a piece of cake. all it takes is just learning.
tier 3 is where your booty going to get smacked! so they just made it easier for us to get wiped on tier 3. that’s fine i love challenge personally and tier 1 + 2 weren’t that big of a challenge. tier 3 here we come!