Initium Novum

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    [1/18/19] Update Discussion Thread

    I still think Moderators should be compensated for at least a bit in terms of EC to actually incentivize the position because with all due respect the people who can fulfill the Moderator role best are the ones who will need some compensation for their work. Another rotation that doesn't really interest me; doesn't help that I barely have 600m in ED after that Winter Core event and still haven't sold my +11 (guess I'll try to hold onto it longer bleh). Best of luck to people pulling for it
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    [Marketing] Undercuts

    Basic psychology states that people prefer that 199,999,999 instead of 200m even because of the fact that the hundred million digit is lower. It gives the illusion that the item is much cheaper when it's actually not, which is why when you watch TV and stuff the prices are marked as "19.99" or "49.99" instead of 20 or 50. It's just how the human mind works. On the topic of the discussion, it really depends on what's being sold. If it's a high-demand item with a fast turn-around (IBs, consumables etc) I don't really mind 1 ED undercuts because chances are I'll still get my item sold anyways. It's the rarer items like Elite Head Hunter, Poru Gold Seals and the likes where 1 ED undercutting will get to me a little Then again I don't play this game anymore so kek
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    Craftable +10 amulets.

    Considering all my +10s are from blacksmithing, I can agree with this idea; it's just that it's not a good idea overall because then it'll kill pretty much all the market for any +9 or lower scrolls or even the blacksmithing profession entirely, which people depend on to make money
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    Petition to bring back Star rank

    You should quote me next time because damn you bring up some good points... though I have a lot of counterarguments I'm not sure where to begin First, it's "you're"* Second, I find 0 accomplishment in Elsword as a game. Sure it might have been something when I constantly solo cleared Henir back when we had Party Boards and Level 60 was the cap but even then it was because I was playing a Grand Archer (class specialized for bossing) with a +8 weapon (which was godly at the time). You'd be wrong in thinking as a PvE player I find accomplishment in title hunting or farming because even a monkey should be able to do the things I do on Elsword... and heck even now I'm just playing for the free +11 scroll or the Head Hunter, which one can't even argue is an accomplishment. What? Double title count? Can you eat that? Likewise, expect me to have the same opinion of people who have the rarest titles or have really high achievement/ERP. Third, you definitely have a point that if you're, say, playing a non-PvP friendly class like Daybreaker then yeah +11 can still fail you, but what if you're playing a Diangelion and the Bounding combo literally gives you a free catch with like 2 MP spent plus gives super armor and a lot of MP in return? Psychology says that people who are given a direct advantage in a game of monopoly think it was their skill that let them win and not said advantage. So imagine how that translates into Elsword; it's obvious there are people who think it's their skill that let them win and not because they're playing a more advantageous class. Heck to prove my point of #2 if we go the other way around I've consistently achieved SSS-rank with Grand Archer despite half the community saying she's the lowest tier for PvP. I don't find myself that good at playing the character so I've never felt that genuine "I got good" accomplishment and more "Oh nice I had the patience to actually do said PvP" I'll acknowledge that we're disagreeing in that field though--you find your "accomplishments" in Elsword winning against players in PvP. This is why I suggested the Sparring Arena, where it at least takes away the gear advantage from that equation and creates a more level playing field, even if said playing field is still heavily imbalanced. Videos to show that you're actually winning matches with skill is probably better evidence of your accomplishment than just an icon alone where people can doubt the legitimacy of it anyways. Fourth is how you're trying to bring real life into this discussion--you shouldn't do that. Elsword is a game released in 2007. Since then we've had a LOT of games released and many that specialize in player vs player. Sorry to burst your bubble but god if you get off from simply winning against players in a game like Elsword and find it an accomplishment to the point you're going to be distraught with anyone who disagrees... That just says a lot of things about your own real life situation. I'm already bursting your bubble anyways so I'll take a step further: Don't try to feel accomplishments from a game, especially one like Elsword. I've been there and all said "accomplishments" only made me more salty and toxic. It's not like you can tell your gamer friends about Star Ranking in a private server when they're over on the other side competitively playing League or Overwatch and have 0 idea what Elsword is anyways. Great debate we're having here though; you definitely struck a critical hit comparing PvE to PvP and honestly you would've won the argument completely if I even cared a bit about Elsword gameplay.
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    Petition to bring back Star rank

    I mean as a PvE "main" (considering I pretty much quit this game) I guess my answer can be a bit biased but I'm on the side of agreeing with Archangel on this one; you yourself admitted that said Star Rank was pretty much only for bragging rights or "something you can work towards". I add my -1 to that idea purely for the following reasons: 1) Said bragging rights or "something you can work towards" never creates a positive incentive, if you will. (Basically it doesn't create actual good competition, but rather more salt and toxicity). If at all you yourself have already admitted that Star Rank means next to nothing due to the heavy imbalance of the game and how gear equals everything 2) Elitism is very much a thing. You ask the remainder of the playerbase who are supposed to be judges of your idea, but it's quite hypocritical to ask us to completely ignore the blatant fact that some Star Rank players are just snobby asshats. (I mean props to you if you're not one of them though) If you really want to make your point across you should at least be agreeing with us on this--not just shoving this objective fact under the rug and suggesting it's an invalid stereotype 3) There are a lot of other ways to obtain said bragging rights in my opinion. If you frequent the sparring area where gear is not as... influential? and people find that you're actually a good player then you'll slowly gain a reputation for being a good player. It's the one area of PvP where you can also argue requires skill and not be gear-carried which can add to your feat of becoming well-known, and if that's not enough you can record videos of your matches and upload it for us to view--that usually gets some epeen going on The point being is that "Star Rank" by the community standards is basically that medal given out to people except you can never be sure of if said individual is deserving of that medal. What if it's just a hacker? What if it's just because he plays an OP class and spams a cheap combo? What if it's just because he has +11 gear? There's just too many "what ifs" which go into illegitimately earning that very medal you think is so important to the game. This is all besides the point if it's not possible for Star Rank to be implemented because of bugs or something I am sorry for the edit but this guy hit it home I think. His analogy is pretty much spot on which is why I might disagree with the current Star Rank, and damn if Void can actually "give out" said rank through monitored, official tourneys man I'd be willing to play some PvP myself!
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    What are you getting/did you get with the winter core?

    I legitimately can't decide between the +11 scroll or HH. Leaning towards HH since it's tradable and I don't have many 2+Enhance Elrianode gear to indicate a need for +11 but then again Ic an sell a +11 Elrianode easily. Anyone have inputs on my situation? (Shard count/ED cost is not an issue)
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    [12/21/18] Update Discussion Thread

    I have like 100 shards already from mindlessly farming Add Dungeon, and now I'm troubled whether to get the HH or the +11 Armor scroll. I do have multiple accounts but screw trying to farm on both accounts because it's already soul-destroying trying to get one of those
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    Do you think void is "dying"?

    Yeah, it's really the game that's gone to shit and at least Void has done decently enough to keep the game "afloat" for the players who enjoy it which is why you still see people cashing on this game regularly. If you want "anime MMOs" there's plenty of better options and quite frankly Elsword's gameplay is severely outdated at this point that even a half-assed 3D game would be better/more fun. With literally nothing better than other games Elsword's only main selling point is the characters which generally keeps old-players playing the fashion game every once in a while. Void as a server will probably never die purely because of the above; people still playing the game and cashing on it. Quite frankly even if the official servers terminate service and thus there is no more updates being performed for the game there will be ways to bring about players (like releasing IBs regularly) on Void and people will still cash for it. Heck players from official servers would probably migrate to Void too. The only point when Void would officially die is when players get sick of either Elsword's "fashion" aspects and end up not spending money, and the server as a whole goes into the Red and the higher-ups decide it's more profitable to close the server altogether
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    PvE power rankings ?

    Oh god I choked on my drink when I saw that tier list
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    Cheaper force extractor.

    Take my opinion with a grain of salt because I'm generally more pessimistic when it comes to suggestions, but all this just sounds like complaining from the people who can't play with no Head Hunter and that the one they did buy/drop should cover them for all the characters which sounds pretty entitled. The Force Skills themselves aren't meant to be readily transferred over to different characters and if at all I'm in agreement that it works as good ED sink. Disclaimer that I don't use ANY Head Hunter and still manage in 11-5, Pepsiman, and Henir.
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    [6/29/18] Update Discussion Thread

    You know what would be really funny? If Dusk/Dawn Sovereign and Chess Arena were released at once next Friday. Oh god I'd enjoy that too much
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    Naun Job Promo Crafting Update

    Okay. I know I can't tell you how to play your games. I also know it's wrong to prejudice you in any way So I'm going to just make a suggestion that if you can possibly obtain a +8 weapon in any way/shape/form and 4D/Heroic/SD gear, you can probably clear Add Dungeon in less than 5 minutes with your Catastrophe, whose Oriax makes the entire freaking thing easymode. With this event you MAY be able to get a Void weapon and even get a +9 which will decrease that run time even more. Exit each time and collect both your Apink card (which can be bankshared, so you only need to gear one character out of the many you have in your screenshot), as well as the Music Sheet which will get you loads of money if you use it properly.
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    Naun Job Promo Crafting Update

    Now my question to you is: Who in the actual heck would want a set up like that? If at all they might want the 1st class's hairstyle (like me) but the other pieces are easily obtainable from timed promo cubes that are already tradeable. If you want to MW them, why not actually grind the 150 dungeon runs like a diligent player would because it's definitely possible and even DESIRABLE due to the current event. Plus it actually means something when you complete that weird-ass set because it'll show everyone you've actually grinded dungeons to obtain that look. When you make suggestions, you really need to consider the fraction of the playerbase that will be positively affected by the change, and contrast it to the work the staff needs to put into developing it. As it stands right now, the idea will require lots of work by the staff (actually coding each individual piece into Naeun), doesn't really add or remove anything, and it'll help MAYBE one player out of thousands who even considered using 1st class promos, and even then at least half of them wouldn't mind the extra grinding Add Dungeon
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    (Discussion) How good/shitty is your RNG?

    Previously getting a +10 Amulet in about 100 ED Burners a long time ago Roughly 10-20 runs for Void Weapon Over 150 Fluorites trying to +10 said Void Weapon and failing (though to be fair this was me being an idiot and trying to go from +9 -> +10) Actually getting +10 on said Void Weapon in about 10 tries using blacksmithing Never getting a Void Weapon after that (~400 runs) Using 180 fluorites and counting trying to +11 said Void weapon and failing Do I need to explain this? Blow another 120 mithrils after I post the thread above and get only a single +9 Over 300 ED burners to date after CS rotation and the best thing I got was Further Improved Hero Ring Never get any good tears So yeah, it's pretty complicated, though my luck's been on the bad side recently and that kinda sucks
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    let's put more "latino"

    Okay I might burst some bubbles but here goes. My opinion is that suggestions like this imply that you do not have the capability or the intelligence to properly learn English like everyone else is doing, or keeping to their own language cliches (like many of the Korean players are doing). For those individuals, I do not believe accepting a suggestion to "add a language" is appropriate.