the problem is, most MMOs make it where if you’re playing the game regularly then you’re good to go for new raid content. That’s literally how most other western games go. Having to hit ilvls before hand is kind of a new concept for most from other MMOs. Previous tiers gear will be fine to go into the next raid, but not maybe the highest difficulty.
Good point. In other games, you get the ilvl by doing the raid; in Lost Ark, you hope you’re half as lucky as the lucky people so that you can actually do the content.
Not to mention sheer luck differences. Person A may be running Valtan, while Person B needs another 1-2 weeks, even if both of them have worked just as hard. That kind of gear luck is in every game, but as you’ve said, you’re not completely locked out in other games due to it…unless you’re in a top raiding guild, but that’s always rough.
Well, I believe if you play Lost Ark regularly, you are 1415 by now However, playing regularly is a pretty broad term. For someone that is 1 hour a day, for someone else, it’s 5+ hours per day.
Unfortunately, players who play 1-3 hours a day will most likely not be ready for the newest content on day 1. There are better casual-friendly MMORPGs out there. Lost Ark is a niche game and there is nothing wrong with it.
I’ve sold every single tradeable Great leapstone I’ve gotten. I sat at 1385 for over a month. I didn’t even play for 3 weeks. And I still went to 1411 in less than 2 weeks. I’ve only got to get 2 lvl 10 pieces to 12 and I’m set at 1415. It really isn’t as hard to do f2p as people claim. If you try to do it for every character… yeah, you’re going to have a bad time. But there really is no excuse to not have 1 char there by then.